Our Team


Janet Iwasa, Ph.D.

Janet Iwasa is an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Utah.  After receiving her Ph.D. from UCSF for work completed in Dyche Mullins’ lab, she completed a postdoc with Jack Szostak (MGH/Harvard) and later worked on biological visualizations as a faculty member at Harvard Medical School.


Grace Hsu, ALM, MS, CMI 

Grace Hsu is a Scientific Animator in the Animation Lab. She earned her MS in Biomedical Visualization from the UIC in 2015. She was a recipient of the Vesalius Trust Research Grant, which recognizes meritorious projects in the field of biomedical visualization.
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Shraddha Nayak, Ph.D.

Shraddha Nayak is Postdoctoral Fellow in the Animation Lab. She earned her Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2015. Before joining the Animation Lab, she freelanced as a scientific illustrator.
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Flora (Fangfei) Ye

Flora Ye is an undergraduate intern spending 6 months with the Animation Lab. She is a Biology major at Fudan University in Shanghai, China


Ann Liu, Ph.D., MS

Ann Liu is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Animation Lab. She earned a M.S. in Biomedical Visualization from UIC in 2019 and a Ph.D. in Evolutionary Genetics from the University of Otago in 2016.


Margot Riggi, Ph.D.

Margot Riggi will be joining the Animation Lab as an EMBO Postdoctoral Fellow in 2020. She earned a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from the University of Geneva in 2019.


Graduate Student!

If you're a graduate student in the Molecular Biology or Biological Chemistry program at the U, click here to learn about opportunities to join our group!