The Stedman Lab Team

The team from the 2018 trip to Lassen Volcanic National Park

The team from the 2018 trip to Lassen Volcanic National Park

Ken Stedman Ph.D.   Principal Investigator B.S. Chemical Engineering, Stanford, 1987 Ph.D. Molecular & Cell Biology, UC Berkeley, 1996  Virus hunter, science communicator, and money grubber. Being a Dad, biker, and trying not to grow up.   Curriculum Vitae

Ken Stedman Ph.D.
Principal Investigator
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Stanford, 1987
Ph.D. Molecular & Cell Biology, UC Berkeley, 1996

Virus hunter, science communicator, and money grubber.
Being a Dad, biker, and trying not to grow up.

Curriculum Vitae

 

Post-Doctoral Researchers

Ignacio "Nacho" de la Higuera      B.S. Biology, University of Granada, Spain, 2008 Ph.D Molecular Biology, Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain, 2014 Post-doctoral Fellow  Cruciviruses - including host elucidation, capsid characterization, and cruci hunting. Playing drums.

Ignacio "Nacho" de la Higuera
B.S. Biology, University of Granada, Spain, 2008
Ph.D Molecular Biology, Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain, 2014
Post-doctoral Fellow

Cruciviruses - including host elucidation, capsid characterization, and cruci hunting.
Playing drums.

Graduate Researchers

 
 
George Kasun   B.S. Biology, 20??, UC Davis Ph.D. Candidate  BSL-RDV Rep protein. Fishing a lot.

George Kasun
B.S. Biology, 20??, UC Davis
Ph.D. Candidate

BSL-RDV Rep protein.
Fishing a lot.

 

International Researchers

 

Undergraduate Researchers

Diana Demchenko   B.S. Biology, Portland State, 2019 2017 Built Exito Scholar , 2018 Lester Newman Scholar  Long-term storage of virus particles, antiviral properties of nanoparticles,  Saccharolobus  bioinformatics.  Chicken hugging enthusiast.

Diana Demchenko
B.S. Biology, Portland State, 2019
2017 Built Exito Scholar , 2018 Lester Newman Scholar

Long-term storage of virus particles, antiviral properties of nanoparticles, Saccharolobus bioinformatics.
Chicken hugging enthusiast.

Max Larson   B.S. Biology, Portland State, 2016  BSL-RDHV Rep protein expression. Hiking and hanging out with my cat

Max Larson
B.S. Biology, Portland State, 2016

BSL-RDHV Rep protein expression.
Hiking and hanging out with my cat

Amber Maluenda   B.S. Biology, Portland State, 2020 BUILD EXITO Scholar  Crucivirus capsid protein expression Hanging out with my daughter and crocheting.

Amber Maluenda
B.S. Biology, Portland State, 2020
BUILD EXITO Scholar

Crucivirus capsid protein expression
Hanging out with my daughter and crocheting.

Courtney Micheletti   B.S. Biology, Portland State, 2018  Parasite egg preservation ("poopy worms"). Plants, hiking, fishing and generally being a wilderness woman.

Courtney Micheletti
B.S. Biology, Portland State, 2018

Parasite egg preservation ("poopy worms").
Plants, hiking, fishing and generally being a wilderness woman.

James Musser      B.S. Biology, Portland State, 2019   Sulfurisphaera  stuff Hiking with my dog and that's it.

James Musser
B.S. Biology, Portland State, 2019

Sulfurisphaera stuff
Hiking with my dog and that's it.

Lena Nguyen   B.S. Biology, Portland State, 2017  SSV mutant infectivity. Pokémon hunting and hiking.

Lena Nguyen
B.S. Biology, Portland State, 2017

SSV mutant infectivity.
Pokémon hunting and hiking.

Nichole Procter   B.S. Biology, Portland State, 2020  SSV mutants. Gardening and being a mom to three chihuahuas.

Nichole Procter
B.S. Biology, Portland State, 2020

SSV mutants.
Gardening and being a mom to three chihuahuas.

Coranna Akdemirby    ASE High School Student

Coranna Akdemirby

ASE High School Student

Zephyr Kelly    BS. Biology, Portland State, 2019

Zephyr Kelly

BS. Biology, Portland State, 2019

Audrey Houlis    REU Student, Summer 2019

Audrey Houlis

REU Student, Summer 2019

Suzie Wallace    B.S. Biology, Portland State University

Suzie Wallace

B.S. Biology, Portland State University

 
 
 

Friends of the Lab

Brenda Watt   Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania Senior Scientist, Stonestable Inc.  Working to develop a marketable vaccine preservation method using silica for Dr. Stedman's startup company Stonestable.

Brenda Watt
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
Senior Scientist, Stonestable Inc.

Working to develop a marketable vaccine preservation method using silica for Dr. Stedman's startup company Stonestable.

John Howieson  M.D. U. Kansas  Dr. Howieson, a retired physician, has never stopped learning, and continues to attend classes at Portland State. He is also a good friend of the lab and extremely generous patron of our research and the Biology department.

John Howieson
M.D. U. Kansas

Dr. Howieson, a retired physician, has never stopped learning, and continues to attend classes at Portland State. He is also a good friend of the lab and extremely generous patron of our research and the Biology department.

Previous students and lab members

David Schwartz    The Chief Cryptographer at Ripple, a popular cryptocurrency, Dave is a friend and supporter of the Stedman Lab.

David Schwartz

The Chief Cryptographer at Ripple, a popular cryptocurrency, Dave is a friend and supporter of the Stedman Lab.

 
David Goodman   B.S. Biology, Portland State, 2014 M.S. Biology, Portland State, 2018  Genomic characterization and most things pertaining to SSV1 & SSV10. Don't talk to me I'm singing. Now Laboratory Preparator, Portland State University.

David Goodman
B.S. Biology, Portland State, 2014
M.S. Biology, Portland State, 2018

Genomic characterization and most things pertaining to SSV1 & SSV10.
Don't talk to me I'm singing. Now Laboratory Preparator, Portland State University.

Ellis Torrance   B.S. Biology, Portland State, 2018 2018 McNair Scholar  In the Stedman lab worked on Crucivirus host elucidation. Now a Cruci-consultant and starting Ph.D. program at UNC Greensboro.

Ellis Torrance
B.S. Biology, Portland State, 2018
2018 McNair Scholar

In the Stedman lab worked on Crucivirus host elucidation.
Now a Cruci-consultant and starting Ph.D. program at UNC Greensboro.

Sara Protzek  B.S. Biology, Portland State, 2017  In the Stedman Lab, Sara worked with Cruciviruses. She now works as a lab technician at Oregon Health and Science University.

Sara Protzek
B.S. Biology, Portland State, 2017

In the Stedman Lab, Sara worked with Cruciviruses. She now works as a lab technician at Oregon Health and Science University.

Lorenzo Carré  Former International Masters Student from France who worked on SSV infectivity quantification.

Lorenzo Carré
Former International Masters Student from France who worked on SSV infectivity quantification.

  • Will Thayer, Reed College

  • Alyssa Pratt, High School Student, Apprenticeship in Science and Engineering Program, starting soon at Oregon State U.

  • Anna Lipari, High School Student, now at Grinnell College.

  • Thymara van Kuringen, International Undergraduate Student, B.S. Applied Science, 2018. Fontys University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands

  • David Goodman, MS, PSU Biology, 2018. Biology Laboratory Preparator, Robertson-Collaborative Life Science Building, Portland State University.

  • Ellis Torrance, Undergraduate Student, Cruci-consultant, currently Ph.D. Student, UNC Greensboro.

  • Rita Clare, Undergraduate Student, currently at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO

  • Camden Hoover, REU Student, Newman University

  • Anh Le-Cook, Undergraduate Student, VA Medical Center, Portland.

  • Lorenzo Carré, International Masters Student, France

  • Lea Garzotto, High School Student, St. Mary's Academy

  • Amelia Alonzo, High School Student, St. Mary's Academy

  • Sara Protzek, Undergraduate Student, OHSU

  • Swati Pandruvada, REU Student, College of Medicine and Life Sciences, University of Toledo, MD program.

  • Angela Van Ecken, Undergraduate Build EXITO Student

  • Geoff Diemer, Graduate Student (Ph.D.), Vir Biotechnolgies

  • Eric Iverson, Graduate Student (Ph.D.)

  • Jim Laidler, Graduate Student (M.D., Ph.D.)

  • Megan Baglein, Undergraduate Student

  • Claire Couch, Undergraduate Student, Ph.D. program Oregon State U.

  • Nkolika Egbukichi, Undergraduate Student, MD/Ph.D. U.Colorado

  • Jeremy Filip, Undergraduate Student

  • Nick Kosmicki, Undergraduate Student

  • Madeline Laws, Undergraduate Student

  • Damon McNiel, Undergraduate Student

  • Kaltuma Mohamed Nader, Undergraduate Student, Yale

  • Brownie Tuiasosopo, Undergraduate Student, MD

  • Jennifer Kyle, NASA Astrobiology Institute Postdoctoral Fellow, at Pacific Northwest National Lab.

  • Adam Clore,Graduate Student (Ph.D.), Postdoc at OHSU, Staff Scientist, IDT.

    • Dissertation: The Family Fuselloviridae: Diversity and Replication of a Hyperthermic Virus Infecting the Archaeon Genus Sulfolobus.

  • Melissa DeYoung, Graduate Student (M.Sc.)

  • Johanna Rigas, Graduate Student (M.Sc.), D.Vm. OSU, 2008. Utah State University.

  • Shannon Adams, Undergraduate Student

  • Holly Bradford, Undergraduate Student, Providence Health System

  • Rebecca (Becc) Bridges, Undergraduate Student, Ph.D. SUNY Stony Brook, 2018.

  • Stan Brouns, Ph.D. Wageningen University, The Netherlands, TU Delft.

    • Overexpression of homologous proteins in Sulfolobus.

  • Ric Butler, Undergraduate Student

  • Aric Capel, Undergraduate Student, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

  • Ricky Chen, Undergraduate Researcher, M.D.

  • Diana Chung, Undergraduate Student

  • Aaron Daugherty, ASE High School Student, B.S. University of Richmond, Ph.D. Stanford, 2017.

  • Random Diessner, Undergraduate Student, Heritage University

  • Brook Drew, Undergraduate Student

  • Coyne Drummond, Undergraduate Student (Honors), Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh

  • Derick Falk, Undergraduate Student, The Medical College of Ohio

  • Daniel Flannery, Undergraduate Student.

  • Katrina Gates, Undergraduate Student

  • Jessica Grebenschikov, Undergraduate Student.

  • Maria Haruntunian, REU Student

  • Maria Herrera, Undergraduate Student, OHSU Medical School.

  • Kimia Ighani, REU Undergraduate Student

  • Alex Jiminez, Undergraduate Student, OHSU

  • Molly Juhlin, Undergraduate Student and REU student, D.Pharm, OSU.

  • Hee-Cheol Kim, Undergraduate Student

  • Jennifer Kuo , Undergraduate Student, MD program at U. Fl.

  • Matt Lambert, Undergraduate Student, Ph.D. program at WSU.

  • Sun Jin Lee, Undergraduate Student, Yale

  • Linda Lin, High School Student, Harvard

  • Caleb Marceau, Undergraduate Student (Honors), NIH UGSP Fellow, Ph.D. Stanford, 2018.

  • Blandine Monel, International Student Intern, Harvard Medical School.

  • David Montelongo, REU Student

  • Stephen Morris, Undergraduate Student, J.D.

  • Andrew Myhra, Undergraduate Student

  • Liliana Nankova, High School Student, Reed College

  • Jennifer Newsted, Undergraduate Student, U.Nevada, Las Vegas

  • Sarah Parish, Undergraduate Student

  • Nicole Paterson, Undergraduate Student, OHSU

  • Katrina Peterson, High School Student. Yale.

  • Andrew Platt, High School Student Brown University

  • Adam Sandes, Undergraduate Student, OHSU

  • Anja Schweier, M.S. Julius Maximilians-Universität, Würzburg, Germany

    • Thesis: Über konjugative Plasmide in Sulfolobus spp.

    • Currently at Roche Diagnostics

  • Beth Scott, Undergraduate Student, U. Arizona

  • Michelle Thayer, Undergraduate Researcher. Ph.D. Program at UCLA

    • Recipient of Undergraduate Research and Creativity Grant, Portland State University, 2006-2007

  • Ashley Vassilaros, Undergraduate Student.

  • Karen Wallace, Undergrauate Student.

  • Daniel Wark, Undergraduate Student

  • Laura White, Undergraduate Student (Honors), Ph.D. Program at OSHU

  • Carrie Widman (Brandon), Undergraduate Researcher, D.Pharm. Pacific University

  • Kameron Witham, Undergraduate Student

  • Joel Womack, Undergraduate Student, MD.

  • Caroline Zaoui, Undergraduate Student, U. Braunschweig, Germany

  • Yujie Zeng, High School Student, Columbia University

  • Luisa Zoeller, Undergraduate Student

Thymara van Kuringen  B.S. Applied Science, 2018 Fontys University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands International Undergraduate Student  SSV1 mutant quantification using qPCR. Biking and swimming (essential for a Dutch person)

Thymara van Kuringen
B.S. Applied Science, 2018
Fontys University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
International Undergraduate Student

SSV1 mutant quantification using qPCR.
Biking and swimming (essential for a Dutch person)

Rita Clare   B.S. Biology, Portland State, 2018 B.S. Industrial Design, University of Oregon, 2014  SSV capsid expression, virus purification, Cas4 cloning and expression. Now working at the National Renewable Energy Research Laboratory in Golden, Colorado.

Rita Clare
B.S. Biology, Portland State, 2018
B.S. Industrial Design, University of Oregon, 2014

SSV capsid expression, virus purification, Cas4 cloning and expression. Now working at the National Renewable Energy Research Laboratory in Golden, Colorado.

Camden Hoover B.S. Newman University, 2019 2018 REU Student  Worked on parasitic worm egg preservation and imaging. Soon to start graduate school.

Camden Hoover
B.S. Newman University, 2019
2018 REU Student

Worked on parasitic worm egg preservation and imaging. Soon to start graduate school.

Swati Pandruvada   A former REU student from Case Western, Swati likes to spend her summers with us studying parasitic worm egg preservation. Swati started medical school in the Fall of 2019.

Swati Pandruvada

A former REU student from Case Western, Swati likes to spend her summers with us studying parasitic worm egg preservation. Swati started medical school in the Fall of 2019.

Ahn Le-Cook   B.S. Biology, Portland State, 2016  Studying a new  Sulfurisphaera  species Watching sci-fi and cooking. Now working at the VA Medical Center in Portland as a lab technician.

Ahn Le-Cook
B.S. Biology, Portland State, 2016

Studying a new Sulfurisphaera species
Watching sci-fi and cooking. Now working at the VA Medical Center in Portland as a lab technician.