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

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

Saima Akhter

BS in Botany - University of Dhaka

MS in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology - University of Dhaka 

Favour Nwose

BS in Biochemistry - Federal University Otuoke

Research Technicians

Rhiannon Maddock

BS in Biology - University of Texas at Arlington 

MS in Biology - University of Texas at Arlington

Undergraduate Researchers

Neeka Mardani-Kamali

UTA Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)

Shreya Tantry

Rogers lab alumni

Research Technicians

Cara McCormick

Pursuing her DVM at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


Undergraduate Researchers

Chris Casarez

Hadeel Zourkout

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

McNairs Scholar Program; UTA Honors College; Pursuing her MS in Health Administration at UT Tyler



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