Introducing the Hayne Lab

The Hayne Lab is a growing new lab, we’re looking for talented and enthusiastic scientists to join us. Please check out the “Join Us” link for more information on opportunities.

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Cassandra Hayne (she/her)

Principal Investigator

Cassandra is excited to be back in the midwest, where she calls home. Cassandra received a B.A. in Biochemistry and B.S. in Biology from the University of Northern Iowa. She then moved to North Carolina where she received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry under the training of Dr. Saskia Neher at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at NIEHS with Dr. Robin Stanley. During her postdoc, Cassandra received an NIGMS MOSAIC K99/R00.

Apart from her fascination with biochemistry, Cassandra enjoys spending time outside with her husband and dog and enjoys time indoors crafting and baking. Cassandra is an experienced lab mentor committed to improving access to science and promoting an inclusive environment.

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Shreya Nagar (she/her)

Postdoctoral Researcher

Shreya was born and raised in India. She moved to New York, USA in 2014. She joins the lab after receiving her Ph.D. in molecular biology from St. John’s University, NY under the guidance of Dr. Ales Vancura. Besides being enthusiastic about experiments and science, she enjoys cooking Indian food, reading, and travelling.

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Ry Papadopoulos

Undergraduate Researcher

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The Lab’s Lab

Lincoln is the lab mascot. He enjoys car rides, long walks by the lake, and playing in the snow. His favorite foods are carrots, cheese, and peanut butter.