Natalie Solonenko
, Laboratory Manager

Natalie joined the Sullivan lab in September 2010. She earned her Master’s Degree in Integrative Biology from the University of South Carolina in 2009 exploring olfactory development in insects. After working a year in the Virology Lab at the Texas Department of State Health Services, she decided to return to the world of research to assist Drs. Duhaime and Holmfeldt with their work.


Lauren ChittickResearch Technician

Lauren joined the Sullivan Lab in December 2012 as an undergraduate assistant on Ann Gregory’s quantitative host-range of cyanophages. She graduated from University of Arizona in 2014 with a BS in Biology with a biomedical emphasis. Her current focus is on developing viral tagging methods on P. aeruginosa with Dr. Jang and Dr. Danis-Wlodarczyk.


Kenji Gerhardt, Bioinformatician

Kenji is a fifth-year undergraduate in the Data Analytics major with a biomedical informatics specialization and a minor in both German and Statistics. He is working on the coding on a pipeline intended to make calculating a wide range of genetic biostatistics simple for biological scientists unfamiliar with programming or limited in their resources. He hopes to attend graduate school and continue working in bioinformatics.