Sarah earned her Ph.D. from the University of Oregon, where she studied regulation of asymmetric cell division in the lab of Chris Doe. She carried out her post-doctoral research in Iswar Hariharan's lab at UC Berkeley, investigating growth regulation of the CNS during development. Sarah's hobbies include confocal microscopy and playing cards.


Susie holds a B.A. in Biology and Classical Civilization from Wellesley College, and a Master’s degree in Molecular Neuroscience from UniversitéPierre-et-Marie-Curie (Paris 6). Her Ph.D. and postdoctoral work were done in the laboratory of Michael Menaker at the University of Virginia, where she studied circadian hormone and neurotransmitter rhythms in the mammalian retina and non-visual photoreception. Susie has a long-standing interest in biological timing, and in the Siegrist lab she is interested in exploring how extrinsic signals integrate with stem cell intrinsic factors to control developmental timing.


Conor earned his Ph.D. in Xiaowei Lu's lab at the University of Virginia, where he investigated the role of microtubule motors in regulating the planar polarity of auditory hair cells in the mouse. In the Siegrist lab, he is currently investigating how cell-intrinsic factors interface with nutrient signaling to regulate neuroblast proliferation during development. When not doing science, he enjoys reading (favorite novels: The Brothers Karamazov and Ender's Game), gaming, and amateur astronomy. He also prefers cats to dogs and, if given the chance to meet a historical personage, would love to chat with Julius Caesar.


Xin joined the lab as a graduate student in 2014. She is an excellent problem solver, a hard working member of the community, and an integral part of the lab. Xin directs the lab's social activities. She has an overwhelming interest in glia and also enjoys dressing up like her PI.


Chhavi graduated with her Bachelor’s degree from University of Pune, India followed by a Master’s degree from UMass, Lowell. Currently, she is working towards finding how cell extrinsic and cell intrinsic factors come together to regulate termination of neurogenesis during development. In her spare time, she is often seen playing games on her phone while listening to music.


Nahid recently passed his qualifying exam! Way to go Nahid!