Dr. David Barefield
Oak Park, IL
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL.
McNally Lab. 2014-2020
PhD, Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, IL.
Sadayappan Lab. 2009-2014
BA, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL. 2005-2009
Hobby: Cooking, baking, painting, gardening
Research interest: Cardiac contractile dysfunction, arrhythmia, atrial function, myosin binding proteins
Project: Whatever my lab members are working on
Quote: “We recruit for attitude and train for skill,” - Atul Gawande
BS in Neuroscience and Psychology; North Central College; Naperville, Illinois, 2020.
Hobby: Basketball + Reading
Research interest: Environmental impacts on disease; substance abuse
Project: Conserved mechanisms of motility and actomyosin activity of MYBP-HL
Quote: We make a living by what we get; We make a life by what we give. - Winston Churchill
Hannah Cizauskas and Jake
BS in Biology with a Concentration in Genetics, 2021
Hobby: Spending quality time with my dog and my family, reading, camping, hiking, and swimming
Research interest: Genetics
Project: The role of contraction in Atrial Fibrillation
Quote: "All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them" - Walt Disney
Postdoctoral Research Assitant
Mexico City, Mexico
Postdoctoral position. INR, Mexico City, 2021.
Ph.D. Biomedical Science. UNAM, Mexico City, 2020.
B.S. Biologist. UNAM, Mexico City, 2012.
Hobby: To sing, play guitar and piano and footbol soccer
Research interest: GPCR's and cardiac diseases
Project: Role of MyBPHL in sarcomere dynamics and function
Quote: “We are all mortal until the first kiss and the second glass of wine.”
- Eduardo Galeano
Research Assistant II/Lab Manager
B.S. Michigan State University 2016.
M.S. DePaul University, 2020.
Hobby: Playing with my corgi Olive, going to concerts, and hiking
Research interest: A little bit of everything in the Barefield Lab
Project: Queen lab
Quote: "In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks"
Los Angeles, CA
M.S. Biochemistry, California State University, Long Beach, 2022.
B.S. Biochemistry, Mount St. Mary's University, Los Angeles, 2017.
Hobby: Shopping and watching The Office
Research interest: Cardiovascular Physiology
Project: Altering the stoichiometry of MyBP-HL and cMyBP-C affects cardiac atrial contractility
Quote: “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” -Marie Curie