MacKenzie lab members

Dr. Jim MacKenzie (Principle Investigator)

My research revolves around the cellular, molecular, and physiological understanding of health and disease.  Currently, this involves understanding the role of environmental toxicants on cardiovascular health in children and studying the effects of PCBs on fauna both environmentally and in a lab setting.  For more information on these projects, see here

Current Undergraduate Research Students


Brittney Colon
Christian DiBiase
Lauren Hardy
Kimberly Long
Kate Randazzo

Former student research assistants

  • Christopher Andriano (biology); Spring 2010 
  • Kimberlyn Bailey (philosophy); Fall 2013 - Spring 2015
  • Robert Birdsall (chemistry); Fall 2006 - Spring 2009
  • Amy Boleto (biology); Spring 2007
  • Maggie Brower (biology); Fall 2013
  • Jenna Burgess (zoology); Summer 2008 - Fall 2008
  • Jennifer Bushey (zoology); Spring 2005
  • Lisa Cassidy (biology); Spring 2011
  • Brooke Chamberland (biology); Fall 2012-Spring 2013
  • Kaitlyn Clapp (biology); Summer 2016 - Fall 2017
  • Dan Crosset (biology); Summer 2007 - Fall 2007
  • Jennifer Cruz (biochemistry); Summer 2014 - Fall 2014
  • Dan Dempsey (chemistry); Spring 2005 - Spring 2007
  • Abigail Ellert (biology); Fall 2014 - Spring 2016
  • Caitlin Fields (biology); Spring 2010
  • Elena Gabrikova (biology); Fall 2010 - Fall 2011
  • Kathy Gebbie (zoology); Fall 2005 - Spring 2006
  • Holly Granat (psychology); Fall 2013 - Spring 2014
  • Thea Hassan (biology); Summer 2007 - Spring 2008
  • Tia Hendershott (biology); Summer 2006 - Spring 2007
  • Amanda Hewlett (biology); Spring 2009 - Spring 2010
  • Jessica Lallier (biology); Spring 2010 - Summer 2010
  • Johana Lambert (biology); Spring 2012 - Spring 2014
  • Paul MacMahon (biochemistry); Summer 2007 - Spring 2009
  • Tabitha Maier (chemistry); Summer 2008
  • Michael Mastraumoro (zoology); Spring 2006 - Spring 2007
  • Marisa McDonough (biology); Spring 2015 - Fall 2016
  • Greg Miller (biochemistry); Spring 2006 - Spring 2008
  • Dana Mitchell (Biology); Summer 2015 - Spring 2016
  • Yoshi Miura (zoology and Biochemistry); Fall 2010 - Summer 2011
  • Zach Neyhard (adolescent ed, biology); Spring 2007 - Fall 2007
  • Kristen Roosa (biology); Summer 2007 - Spring 2009
  • Lauren Saroli (biology); Fall 2014 - Spring 2017
  • Patricia Sattelberg (biochemistry); Fall 2005 - Spring 2007
  • Randy Smith (zoology); Spring 2009
  • Marta Tomaszewski (biology); Summer 2015 - Spring 2016
  • Nicole Wicksell (biology); Fall 2005
  • Eric Yeager (zoology); Summer 2008 - Fall 2008