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Elizabeth Fleming

Dr. Elizabeth Fleming has over 10 years of biomedical and clinical research experience, with expertise across fields of neuroscience, cell and molecular biology, and toxicology. Dr. Fleming received an NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Fellowship award and the Duke Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence for her doctoral research. Dr. Fleming has a strong track record […]

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Nalini Mehta, Ph.D.

Dr. Nalini Mehta is a broadly trained scientist in the fields of microbiology, cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, cancer biology and immunology. Her research experience includes conceiving, designing, and executing challenging projects with a focus on developing novel therapies against glioblastoma. Dr. Mehta has exhibited strong leadership and mentorship skills while working in leading research […]

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Ganga Bey, Ph.D.

Dr. Ganga Bey is an epidemiologist with interdisciplinary training in social sciences, epigenetics, and the pathophysiology of cardiovascular and Alzheimer’s diseases. Dr. Bey has received numerous research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research on the role of social stressors in contributing to differences in aging and chronic disease risk across ethnoracially […]

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Kelsey McLaughlin, Ph.D.

Dr. Kelsey McLaughlin is a well-trained biomedical researcher and experienced grant writer. Her expertise includes physiology, molecular biology, and cancer biology. Before joining EGC, Dr. McLaughlin conducted her graduate and postdoctoral research at East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine, where she studied metabolism in the context of multiple diseases, including cancer, diabetes, and neurological […]

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Barbara Amoah, Ph.D.

Dr. Barbara Amoah is a broadly trained scientist with over 15 years of experience in Entomology, Agriculture, Crop Protection, and Environmental Management. Her research background includes multiple interdisciplinary projects in applied insect ecology and management, developing pest control options that are safer, more sustainable, and environmentally friendly to ensure adequate food supply, and environmental and […]

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Tesia Stephenson, Ph.D.

Dr. Tesia Stephenson has over 15 years of experience in chemistry research and education. Her expertise includes organic synthetic chemistry, natural products, and cancer biology. Prior to joining EGC, Dr. Stephenson was Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Francis Marion University, where she taught undergraduate chemistry courses and trained students in laboratory techniques. Dr. Stephenson has […]

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Kiran Sonnad, Ph.D.

Dr. Kiran Sonnad has over 10 years experience at universities and government research laboratories, where he has been funded by the US Department of Energy (DoE) and National Science Foundation. Dr. Sonnad has expertise in mathematical analysis, high performance computation, and data analysis, and he has served as reviewer for a number of renowned peer-reviewed […]

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Roberto Melendez, Ph.D.

Dr. Roberto Melendez has over 10 years of experience as a medical school professor and research investigator in systems neuroscience, behavioral pharmacology, neurochemistry, and molecular neurobiology. He has extensive expertise in preparing and managing grant proposals from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and has secured funds totaling over $6 million to support multiple research […]

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Chelcie Heaney, Ph.D.

Dr. Chelcie Heaney has strong behavioral and molecular neuroscience expertise, including preclinical animal models and mechanisms affecting molecular translation. Her previous research included elucidating the role of inhibitory signaling in learning and memory processes, identifying the key molecular mechanisms associated with the efficacy of rapid antidepressants, utilizing bioinformatics to identify FDA-approved medicines predicted to treat […]

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Sameera Panchangam, Ph.D.

Dr. Sameera Panchangam is a molecular biologist with diverse expertise in plant biotechnology, controlled environment agriculture, bioinformatics, and scientific writing. She won the International Fund for Agriculture Research (IFAR by CGIAR) as a doctoral student at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Topics (ICRISAT) and supported NSF grants as a postdoctoral fellow. Dr. […]

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