Cassandra Skenandore is originally from Springfield, Illinois. Cassie received a Masters degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with her research focusing on dairy nutrition and reproduction. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in the laboratory of Dr. Charles Long. Her research project focuses on the development of anti-inflammatory treatments in large animals.
Richard Cheng-An Chang is originally from Kaohsiung, Taiwan. He received his Master’s degree from National Yang-Ming University, where his work focused on the molecular pathways leading to obesity. Richard is now a Ph.D. student in the Golding lab, where his research focuses on sperm-inherited alterations in epigenetic programming.
Yudishtar Bedi is originally from New Deli, India. Yudi received his Masters from the University of Southern California, where his work focused on peroxisome biogenesis. He is currently working in the laboratory of Dr. Michael Golding, where his research focuses on chromatin looping in the placenta and the molecular basis of the fetal growth restriction observed in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs).
William M. Skiles, Ph.D. – Originally from Dallas, Texas, Will’s research focused on elucidating the effects of both ethanol and oxidative stress have on developmental programming. His research primarily focused on examining alterations in DNA methylation using high-throughput sequencing and bioinformatic methodologies.
Haiqing Wang, M.S. – Haiqing came to Texas A&M from Wuhan University in China. Her research focused on understanding the physiological basis to the growth restriction phenotypes and placental defects observed in mouse models of fetal alcohol syndrome.
Sarah S. Chronister, M.S. – Originally from Fort Smith, Arkansas, Sarah came to Texas A&M after graduating from Hendrix College. Her project focused on understanding the impact of paternal alcoholism on fetal growth and development.
Daria Muller, M.S. – Daria came to Texas A&M from Sacramento, California. Her research focused on understanding the impact environmental toxicants have on neural stem cell development and the transcriptional regulation of thyroid hormone-responsive genes.
Kylee J. Veazey, Ph.D. – Originally from Amarillo, Texas, and a graduate of Texas A&M University, Kylee’s research project focused on understanding the effects alcohol has on the transcriptional control of gene expression during embryonic development. Her research was among the first to identify alcohol-induced changes to chromatin structure.