Mo Chen, Ph.D
Mo graduated with a BS degree in Biology from University of Science and Technology of China in
2004 and received her PhD in Microbiology from Michigan State University in 2008. She joined the
lab in May 2009 and is interested in studying the signaling pathways of non-small sell lung cancers
and examining kinase inhibitors for cancer therapy.
Georgia Konstantinidou, Ph.D
Georgia joined the lab in November 2007 as an exchange visitor student. She received her PhD in
cancer biology from the University of Camerino, Italy in March 2009. She is interested in
examining the molecular mechanisms regulating K-Ras dependent tumor maintenance.
Andrea Rabellino, Ph.D
Andrea joined the lab in October 2008 and he is interested in examining the role and function
of the Promyelocytic Leukemia Gene (PML). He graduated with a degree in Molecular Biology at
the University of Genova and received his PhD in Experimental, Clinical and Molecular Biology
and Medicine from the University of Genova in 2007 working in the IFOM-IEO lab.
Katja Schuster, Ph.D
Katja joined the lab in April of 2008 and is interested in progenitor and tumor initiating
cells of the lung. She received her Ph.D. in biochemistry from the Martin-Luther University in
Halle-Wittenberg/Germany in 2006.
Brandon Carter, Research Technician
Brandon is a native of Dallas, TX. Graduated in Spring 2009 with BS in Chemistry from Dillard
University in New Orleans, LA. While at Dillard, Brandon founded, facilitated, and funded a
microbiological research team and worked as a technician in the department of physiology at
Tulane School of Medicine with the aid of his mentor Dr. Bernard Singleton. Enjoys reading,
watching comedy shows, and life threatening physical activities (water rafting, rock climbing,
parasailing, etc..). Main areas of personal research interest include drug design, targeting,
and development. Specifically want to examine relationship between medical and psychotic
conditions to individuals afflicted with psychotic, substance abuse, and alcohol related
diseases. Aspires to pursue MD/PhD studies after completion of research at UT Southwestern.
Richonda Hunte, Administrative Associate
Richonda was born and raised in Kansas City, MO. She received her BS in Biology from
Texas Southern University in Houston, TX. Richonda joined the Hem/Onc division in April
2007, transferring from UTMB-Galveston. She supports the Scaglioni lab with various
administrative duties, including preparation of research grants and lab recruitment.