Current Members

| Graduate Students | Laboratory Staff | Undergraduates | Alumni |

Eric S. Folker, Ph.D. – Principal Investigator
Originally from Chicago, Eric earned his B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Notre Dame. Eric became interested in the phenomenon of moving nuclei late during his Ph.D. and moved to a postdoc with Gregg G. Gundersen at Columbia University to study the mechanisms of nuclear movement during cell migration. From there, Eric moved to Sloan-Kettering to focus on the movement of the nucleus during muscle development in the lab of Mary K. Baylies. Eric started as an Assistant Professor at Boston College in the Biology Department in 2013.
▸ Contact: eric.folker (at)

Graduate Student

Alexandra Burgess – Graduate Student
Originally from Massachusetts, Alex earned her B.S. in Neuroscience from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2016. Alex is currently studying mechanisms of nuclear movement and microtubule organization with a focus on Dystrophin, a gene associated with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) and Becker Muscular Dystrophy (BMD).
▸ Contact: alexandra.burgess (at)


Undergraduate Students

Class of 2022:

Sharon Wu
(Biology Major)

Class of 2025:

Daniel Akinremi
(Biology Major)
Yunshu (Peter) Qiu
(Biology Major)