| Graduate Students | Laboratory Staff | Undergraduates | Alumni |

1459961951873Eric 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 2013.

IMG_1102Alexander L. Auld – Graduate Student
Originally from Scotland, Alexander earned his B.S. from Robert Gordon University and his M.S. from the University of Aberdeen. Alexander is currently investigating the mechanisms by which nuclei influence the assembly and stability of the myofibril network.




Lab HeadshotMary Ann Collins – Graduate Student
Originally from New Jersey, Mary Ann earned her B.S. and her M.S. from Stevens Institute of Technology. Mary Ann is currently investigating the mechanisms of nuclear movement during embryonic development with a focus on how genes that are mutated in patients with Centronuclear myopathy impact nuclear movement.




20160816_170829Torrey Mandigo – Graduate Student
Originally from Vermont, Torrey earned his B.A. from the University of Vermont.  Torrey is currently investigating the mechanisms that maintain nuclei in their positions relative to one another during robust muscle growth.




Liz WynnElizabeth Wynn – Laboratory Technician






Undergraduate Students

Class of 2019:

▸ Allie Coon (Biology Major)
▸ Divya Sridharan (Biology Major)
▸ Blake Turcich (Biology Major)
Class of 2020:

▸ Sara Sawicki (Biology Major)
▸ Riya Thomas (Biology Major)


Lab Alumni

Class of 2018:

▸ Juan P. Forero (Medical School · Einstein Medical School)
▸ Jenna Mark (Position at Ampersand Capital)
▸ Sacha Roberts (Taghian lab · MGH Cancer Center)
▸ Tiffany Shu (Beth Israel Hospital)
Class of 2017:

Alyssa Anderson, Jaclyn Camuglia, Chiara Heinz, and Ciaran Murphy
▸ Alyssa Anderson (Graduate School · Biology · MIT)
▸ Jaclyn Camuglia (Graduate School · Biology · MIT)
▸ Chiara Heinz (Medical School · Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School)
▸ Ciaran Murphy
Class of 2016:

Michael Hussey, Richard Moschella, and Gabriella Vazquez
▸ Michael Hussey (Graduate School · Environmental Health/Epidemiology · Emory University)
▸ Richard Moschella (Medical School · UMass Medical School)
▸ Gabriella Vazquez (Physician Assistant Program · Boston University, School of Medicine)
Class of 2015:

Christian Avila, Christine Hudson, and Derek Sheen
▸ Christian Avila (Business Analyst · Qcentive)
▸ Christine Hudson (Research Associate · Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard)
▸ Derek Sheen (Medical School · MCV/VCU School of Medicine)