E. Lab Members

 
 
 

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Spring 2019 Lab Members 


Current Lab MembersKristy Townsend Headshot

Kristy Townsend, Ph.D.

Lab head, Faculty PI
460 W. 12th Ave, Columbus OH 43210
Email: kristy.townsend@osumc.edu OR kristy.townsend@maine.edu
Office: 1014 Biomedical Research Tower
Lab: 614-366-9194

Madga Blaszkiewicz

Magda Blaszkiewicz, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, OSU
American Heart Association Post-Doctoral Fellow (2020)
NSF STTR PI (Neuright, Inc.) 2020-21
 
Formerly: Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering (GSBSE), UMaine
(Ph.D. Defense March 7, 2019)
1036 Biomedical Research Tower
Email: magdalena.blaszkiewicz@osumc.edu OR magdalena.blaszkiewicz@maine.edu
Office: 614-366-9194

Staff 

Jake Willows

 Jake Willows

Ph.D. Student, Neuroscience Graduate Program, OSU (Jan 2022–>)
Previous roles with Townsend Lab: Research Associate, OSU (Aug 2020-Dec 2021)
 4+1 Masters Graduate (Defended Fall 2019); School of Biology and Ecology, UMaine
(Formerly: Undergraduate Student Research Assistant, Capstone Student)

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Sabrina DiPietro

Lab Manager, OSU
Email: sabrina.dipietro@osumc.edu
Formerly: Masters Student
School of Biology & Ecology, UMaine
 

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Valerie Wright

Research Associate, OSU
 

Graduate Students 

Gabe Jensen

Gabriel Jensen

Ph.D. Candidate
Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering (GSBSE), UMaine
Research Volunteer, OSU (2020-Current)
 
 

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Gargi Mishra

Ph.D Student
Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB), OSU 
 
 

Gilian Gunsch

Gilian Gunsch

Ph.D Student
Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program (BSGP), OSU 
 

Undergraduate Students 

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Lydia Caron

Assistant SARF Manager, UMaine
Student Research Assistant
Capstone Student
 

 

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Dylan Taplin

Student Research Assistant, UMaine
 Honors Student, Top Scholar
 

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Kofi Mensah-Arhin

Student Research Assistant, OSU
 

Julia

Julia Tripodo 

Student Research Assistant, OSU
 

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Samantha Morrison 

Student Research Assistant, OSU
 

 
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Rheanna Velasquez 

Student Lab Manager
Student Research Assistant, OSU

 


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Zahra Alshahal

Student Research Assistant, OSU


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Naeemah Story

Student Research Assistant, OSU


Previous Lab Members   

Emma Paradie

Emma Paradie

Research Assistant, OSU
Formerly: 4+1 Masters Student,

 

Research Assistant and
Honors Student
School of Biology & Ecology, UMaine
 

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Bailey Woodard 

Student Lab Manager, UMaine
Student Research Assistant
Honors Student
 

Josh Passarelli

Josh Passarelli

Student Research Assistant, UMaine
 Honors Student 
 

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Harrison Cyr

Student Research Assistant, UMaine
 

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Noelle Leon Palmer

Masters Student
(Defended August 2019)
School of Biology and Ecology, UMaine
Formerly: Honors Student
 

 

Cory Johnson

Cory Johnson

Ph.D. Candidate
(When lab relocated to OSU, transitioned to lab of Josh Kelley at UMaine)
Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering, UMaine
(Formerly: Student Research Assistant)
 

Ashleigh Beaulieu

Ashleigh Beaulieu

Masters Student
(Defended July 2020)
Molecular and Biomedical Sciences, UMaine
(Formerly: Student Research Assistant, Capstone Student)
 

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Tolu Esther Adekeye

Masters Student
(When lab relocated to OSU, transitioned to GSBSE PhD in lab of Dorothy Klimis-Zacas, UMaine)
School of Biology & Ecology, UMaine
 

James Miller

James Miller

Lab Manager, UMaine
Research Associate
Formerly: Undergraduate research assistant, Capstone student
 

Sarah BerezSarah Berez

Student Supervisor (Mouse Facility), UMaine
 

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Seth Thomas

Student Research Assistant; UMaine
Capstone Student
 

Morganne RobinsonMorganne Robinson

Capstone Student, UMaine
Assistant SARF Manager
Student Research Assistant
 

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Matt Karp

Student Research Assistant, UMaine
 

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Trevor Morin

Student Research Assistant, Capstone Student, UMaine
 

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Thomas Szewczyk

Student Research Assistant, UMaine
 

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Katie Southworth

Student Research Assistant, UMaine
 Top Scholar
 

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Olivia Stevenson

Student Research Assistant, UMaine
 Honors Student
 

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Student Supervisor (Mouse Facility), UMaine
Student Research Assistant
 

Stephanie Anderson

Stephanie Anderson 

Mouse Facility Assistant, UMaine
Student Research Assistant
 

Zahra Alshahal

Student Research Assistant, OSU


Previous Lab Members   

Emma Paradie

Emma Paradie

Research Assistant, OSU
Formerly: 4+1 Masters Student,

 

Research Assistant and
Honors Student
School of Biology & Ecology, UMaine
 

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Bailey Woodard 

Student Lab Manager, UMaine
Student Research Assistant
Honors Student
 

Josh Passarelli

Josh Passarelli

Student Research Assistant, UMaine
 Honors Student 
 

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Harrison Cyr

Student Research Assistant, UMaine
 

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Noelle Leon Palmer

Masters Student
(Defended August 2019)
School of Biology and Ecology, UMaine
Formerly: Honors Student
 

 

Cory Johnson

Cory Johnson

Ph.D. Candidate
(When lab relocated to OSU, transitioned to lab of Josh Kelley at UMaine)
Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering, UMaine
(Formerly: Student Research Assistant)
 

Ashleigh Beaulieu

Ashleigh Beaulieu

Masters Student
(Defended July 2020)
Molecular and Biomedical Sciences, UMaine
(Formerly: Student Research Assistant, Capstone Student)
 

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Tolu Esther Adekeye

Masters Student
(When lab relocated to OSU, transitioned to GSBSE PhD in lab of Dorothy Klimis-Zacas, UMaine)
School of Biology & Ecology, UMaine
 

James Miller

James Miller

Lab Manager, UMaine
Research Associate
Formerly: Undergraduate research assistant, Capstone student
 

Sarah BerezSarah Berez

Student Supervisor (Mouse Facility), UMaine
 

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Seth Thomas

Student Research Assistant; UMaine
Capstone Student
 

Morganne RobinsonMorganne Robinson

Capstone Student, UMaine
Assistant SARF Manager
Student Research Assistant
 

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Matt Karp

Student Research Assistant, UMaine
 

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Trevor Morin

Student Research Assistant, Capstone Student, UMaine
 

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Thomas Szewczyk

Student Research Assistant, UMaine
 

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Katie Southworth

Student Research Assistant, UMaine
 Top Scholar
 

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Olivia Stevenson

Student Research Assistant, UMaine
 Honors Student
 

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Student Supervisor (Mouse Facility), UMaine
Student Research Assistant
 

Stephanie Anderson

Stephanie Anderson 

Mouse Facility Assistant, UMaine
Student Research Assistant
 
 

Erin Merchant

Erin Merchant

Student Research Assistant, UMaine


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Isabelle Stevens

Student Lab Manager, UMaine
Student Research Assistant
 


Bethany Dudley

Bethany Dudley

Animal Research Assistant, UMaine


Brenna Gerchman

Brenna Gerchman

Student Research Assistant, UMaine
Histology Research Assistant
 

Liz Wood

Liz Wood

Student Research Assistant, UMaine
Honors Student
 

Victoria Hernandez
 

Victoria Hernandez

Student Research Assistant, UMaine
 

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Keenan Knox

Student Research Assistant, UMaine
 

Cordell Beaton

Cordell Beaton

Genotyping Supervisor, UMaine
Student Research Assistant, Capstone Student
 

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Kristen DiBello

Student Research Assistant, UMaine
 Honors Student
 

Paul Dillon Kress

Paul Dillon Kress 

Student Research Assistant, UMaine
 

Ana Eliza Souza Cunha

Ana Eliza Souza Cunha

Student Research Assistant, UMaine
 

Amanda Dubois

Amanda L. Dubois

Student Research Assistant, UMaine


Callie Greco

Callie Greco

Student Research Assistant, UMaine
 Honors Student
 

Lila Lyons

Lila Lyons

Student Lab Manager, UMaine
Student Research Assistant
 

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 Carrie Curtis

4+1 Masters Student
(Defended Fall 2017)
School of Biology and Ecology, UMaine
 

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 Samuel Borer

Technical Biologist, UMaine
Research Associate
 

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Joshua Havelin, Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Fellow (Aug 2019-Apr 2020), UMaine
Former: Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering
(Ph.D. Defense July 18, 2019)
 

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Leah Jennings

Student Research Assistant, UMaine
 

Previous Group Photos 

Spring 2018 Lab Members

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Spring 2017 Lab Members

Townsend Lab Spring 2017 Lab Members

 

Spring 2017 Lab Outing at the Bangor Escape Rooms!

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Honors Students 

Josh Passarelli, Lab Research Thesis, 2021

Bailey Woodard, Lab Research Thesis, 2021

Dylan Taplin, Lab Research Thesis, 2021

Emma Paradie, Lab Research Thesis, 2019 – 2020

Emma Garner, Lab Research Thesis, 2018 – 2019

Callie Greco, Lab Research Thesis, 2017 (Dec)

Caroline Curtis, Lab Research Thesis, 2016 – 2017
 
Katie Asalone, Written Thesis, 2016 – 2017
 
Kristen DiBello, Lab Research Thesis, 2015 – 2017
 
Cecilia Thomas, Lab Research Thesis, 2015 – 2016
 
Elizabeth Wood, Lab Research Thesis, 2015 – 2016
 
Noelle Leon, Written Thesis, 2015 – 2016
 
Helen Call, Written Thesis, 2015
 

Capstone Students 

Lydia Caron, 2022

Seth Thomas, 2020

Olivia Stevenson, 2019 – 2020

Morganne Robinson, 2019 – 2020 

Trevor Morin, 2018 – 2019

Cameron Fudge, 2017 – 2018

Krystyna Rybka, SBE 2017 – 2018

Ashleigh Beaulieu, Psychology (co-advised by Dr. Fremouw) 2017 – 2018

Stephen Waible, SBE 2017 – 2018

Jake Willlows, SBE 2017 – 2018

Cory Johnson, SBE 2017 – 2018

Ryan Anderson, MBS 2017

Dillon Kress, SBE 2016 – 2017

Cordell Beaton, SBE 2016 – 2017

Amy Lamore, MBS 2016 – 2017

Christian Labonte, SBE 2016

Jillian Gori, SBE 2016 – 2017

Ashley Ronzo, SBE 2016 – 2017

Sigi Koizar, SBE 2016 – 2017

Cecilia Thomas, SBE 2015 – 2016

Erik Holmsen, SBE 2015 – 2016

James Miller, SBE 2015 – 2016

Erin Merchant

Erin Merchant

Student Research Assistant, UMaine


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Isabelle Stevens

Student Lab Manager, UMaine
Student Research Assistant
 


Bethany Dudley

Bethany Dudley

Animal Research Assistant, UMaine


Brenna Gerchman

Brenna Gerchman

Student Research Assistant, UMaine
Histology Research Assistant
 

Liz Wood

Liz Wood

Student Research Assistant, UMaine
Honors Student
 

Victoria Hernandez
 

Victoria Hernandez

Student Research Assistant, UMaine
 

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Keenan Knox

Student Research Assistant, UMaine
 

Cordell Beaton

Cordell Beaton

Genotyping Supervisor, UMaine
Student Research Assistant, Capstone Student
 

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Kristen DiBello

Student Research Assistant, UMaine
 Honors Student
 

Paul Dillon Kress

Paul Dillon Kress 

Student Research Assistant, UMaine
 

Ana Eliza Souza Cunha

Ana Eliza Souza Cunha

Student Research Assistant, UMaine
 

Amanda Dubois

Amanda L. Dubois

Student Research Assistant, UMaine


Callie Greco

Callie Greco

Student Research Assistant, UMaine
 Honors Student
 

Lila Lyons

Lila Lyons

Student Lab Manager, UMaine
Student Research Assistant
 

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 Carrie Curtis

4+1 Masters Student
(Defended Fall 2017)
School of Biology and Ecology, UMaine
 

Borer

 Samuel Borer

Technical Biologist, UMaine
Research Associate
 

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Joshua Havelin, Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Fellow (Aug 2019-Apr 2020), UMaine
Former: Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering
(Ph.D. Defense July 18, 2019)
 

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Leah Jennings

Student Research Assistant, UMaine
 

Previous Group Photos 

Spring 2018 Lab Members

spring18 lab outing


Spring 2017 Lab Members

Townsend Lab Spring 2017 Lab Members

 

Spring 2017 Lab Outing at the Bangor Escape Rooms!

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Honors Students 

Josh Passarelli, Lab Research Thesis, 2021

Bailey Woodard, Lab Research Thesis, 2021

Dylan Taplin, Lab Research Thesis, 2021

Emma Paradie, Lab Research Thesis, 2019 – 2020

Emma Garner, Lab Research Thesis, 2018 – 2019

Callie Greco, Lab Research Thesis, 2017 (Dec)

Caroline Curtis, Lab Research Thesis, 2016 – 2017
 
Katie Asalone, Written Thesis, 2016 – 2017
 
Kristen DiBello, Lab Research Thesis, 2015 – 2017
 
Cecilia Thomas, Lab Research Thesis, 2015 – 2016
 
Elizabeth Wood, Lab Research Thesis, 2015 – 2016
 
Noelle Leon, Written Thesis, 2015 – 2016
 
Helen Call, Written Thesis, 2015
 

Capstone Students 

Lydia Caron, 2022

Seth Thomas, 2020

Olivia Stevenson, 2019 – 2020

Morganne Robinson, 2019 – 2020 

Trevor Morin, 2018 – 2019

Cameron Fudge, 2017 – 2018

Krystyna Rybka, SBE 2017 – 2018

Ashleigh Beaulieu, Psychology (co-advised by Dr. Fremouw) 2017 – 2018

Stephen Waible, SBE 2017 – 2018

Jake Willlows, SBE 2017 – 2018

Cory Johnson, SBE 2017 – 2018

Ryan Anderson, MBS 2017

Dillon Kress, SBE 2016 – 2017

Cordell Beaton, SBE 2016 – 2017

Amy Lamore, MBS 2016 – 2017

Christian Labonte, SBE 2016

Jillian Gori, SBE 2016 – 2017

Ashley Ronzo, SBE 2016 – 2017

Sigi Koizar, SBE 2016 – 2017

Cecilia Thomas, SBE 2015 – 2016

Erik Holmsen, SBE 2015 – 2016

James Miller, SBE 2015 – 2016