Meet the rogers lab

Principal Investigator

Alicia K. Rogers, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology

Alicia is a molecular biologist and bioinformatician interested in regulatory mechanisms that promote genome stability and homeostasis through small RNA pathways.

Alicia gained her first research experience as a work-study student and is a first generation PhD. She earned her B.S. in Informatics and a minor in Chemistry from Baylor University (2011). She was awarded a fellowship from the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) and completed her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (2018) at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), where, in the labs of Dr. Kata Fejes Tóth and Dr. Alexei Aravin, she studied the mechanisms of transcriptional silencing by the nuclear Argonaute, PIWI, in Drosophila melanogaster. Then, she was awarded an American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship and worked in the lab of Dr. Carolyn Phillips at the University of Southern California (USC) where she studied the molecular mechanisms by which small RNA pathways maintain fertility during stressful environmental conditions in Caenorhabditis elegans.

Graduate Students

Rhiannon Maddock

BS in Biology - University of Texas at Arlington

Ha Meem

BS in Botany - University of Dhaka


MS in Microbial Biotechnology - University of Dhaka

Trilotma Sen

BS in Microbiology & Food Technology - MCM DAV College for Women


MS in Microbial Biotechnology - Panjab University

Research Technicians

Cara McCormick

BS in Genetics - Purdue University


Undergraduate Researchers

Hadeel Zourkout



Rogers lab alumni

Undergraduate Researchers

Chris Casarez

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Summer Research Academy

2022

lab Mascots

Ethel

Leela