Join us

We are looking for talented and enthusiastic scientists to join our team at the following levels:


Principal Investigator

Justin Brumbaugh

Justin Brumbaugh

Assistant Professor
Molecular • Cellular • and Developmental Biology
Our lab applies stem cell biology to explore fundamental aspects of biology, development, and regenerative medicine.

Staff

Ksenia Serdyukova

Ksenia Serdyukova

Professional Research Assistant/Lab manager
Molecular • Cellular • and Developmental Biology
My family and I moved to the US from Russia when I was two. I grew up in Boulder, CO and received my bachelor’s in MCD biology, biochemistry, and Japanese from CU Boulder. As an undergrad, I worked in Dr. Natalie Serkova’s NMR/Metabolomics lab at CU Anschutz, where I evaluated efficacy of novel targeted therapeutic compounds in treating glioblastoma (brain cancer). I joined the Brumbaugh Lab in the spring of...

Graduate Students

Mika Nevo

Mika Nevo

Graduate Student
Molecular • Cellular • and Developmental Biology
I grew up in Portland, OR and got my bachelor’s degree in biology at Whitman College in the tiny town of Walla Walla, Washington. As an undergraduate, I worked as an intern at the Weizmann Institute studying cardiomyocyte proliferation, and at the University of Missouri studying maize development. I also worked as a research assistant at Whitman College, mapping degradation domains of the plant hormone auxin. I joined the Brumbaugh...
Alison Swearingen

Alison Swearingen

Graduate Student
Molecular • Cellular • and Developmental Biology
I grew up just outside of St. Louis, Missouri and received my bachelor’s degree in biology from Washington University in St. Louis. I discovered my love of research as an undergraduate research assistant during my four years at WashU, where I studied obesity in Drosophila and cardiac metabolism in mice. I moved to Boulder and joined the MCDB Ph.D. program in the fall of 2018, and the Brumbaugh lab in...

Postdoctoral Researchers

Edu Casas

Eduard Casas

Postdoctoral Researcher
Molecular • Cellular • and Developmental Biology
Originally from Spain, I moved to Boulder as a postdoc in bioinformatics with a great interest in the role of epigenetics in the development origins of health and disease. I decided to join Brumbaugh's lab to study 1) the mechanisms of gene regulation that lead to different cell types from the zygote and 2) the subsequent maintenance of gene expression (and cell identity) later in life that is affected in...
Mariel Coradin

Mariel Coradin

Postdoctoral Researcher
Molecular • Cellular • and Developmental Biology
I was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. My academic path started at the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras where I earned by BS in cellular and molecular biology. I moved to the city of brotherly love where I completed my Ph.D. in biochemistry and biophysics at the University of Pennsylvania with Dr. Ben Garcia. During my Ph.D. I worked in the epigenetics field applying mass spectrometry-based proteomics to...
Steven_Guard

Steven Guard

Postdoctoral Researcher
Molecular • Cellular • and Developmental Biology
I started my academic life at the University of Cincinnati, where I earned a bachelor’s degree in neurobiology and bachelor’s in chemical engineering. Meanwhile, I spent a lot of my time leading the University drumline, playing jazz gigs, and developing my craft as a rock climber. After a few good years working on Neurofibromatosis in the Ratner lab and Melanoma in the Abdel-Malek lab, I made my way to Colorado,...

Undergraduates

Emir

Emir Bajric

Undergraduate Researcher
Integrative Physiology and Biochemistry
I was born in Boulder, Colorado and I grew up in Longmont where I graduated from Silver Creek High School. During my time at Creek I played Football, Basketball, and threw Track, while also receiving my EMT-IV and colorado license senior year. I'm a Pre-Med majoring in Integrative Physiology and Biochemistry. I joined Brumbaugh Lab in the fall of 2019 where I spend much of my time telling excellent jokes...
Gia Tran

Gia Tran

Undergraduate Researcher
Molecular • Cellular • and Developmental Biology
I am a Colorado native, born and raised in the greater-Boulder area. I was awarded the Boettcher Scholarship in 2018 and chose to pursue an undergraduate degree in MCDB at CU Boulder. I joined the Brumbaugh Lab as a Boettcher collaborator in the summer of 2021, where I hope to develop skills for a career in medicine. When I am not doing beautiful science, I enjoy being a seasoned foodie,...

Alumni

Emily Czarnik

Undergraduate Researcher
Molecular • Cellular • and Developmental Biology
Now employed as a medical assistant.

Meghan Skalicky

Undergraduate Researcher
Molecular • Cellular • and Developmental Biology
Now doing a medical internship.

Sarah Tronnes

Senior Professional Research Assistant/Lab Manager
Molecular • Cellular • and Developmental Biology
Now a lab manager at the University of California, Berkeley.