B.S. University of Washington
PhD Weill Medical College, Cornell University
Post-doc with Elaine Fuchs, The Rockefeller University
STAFF RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
Jessica received her undergraduate degree at University of California, Santa Barbara in Molecular Biology and Fine Arts. After completing a UCLA/CSUN Stem Cell CIRM program and her Master’s in Biology, she continues to research mechanisms that are shown to alter developmental timing, cell fate conversion, and cancer. When not on in lab, she enjoys Do-It-Yourself projects, painting, hiking, running, and exploring new places.
Aimee grew up in Belize. She completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Southern California before joining the Lowry Lab in 2014. Aimee is currently investigating the role of metabolism in tissue homeostasis and tumor initiation by hair follicle stem cells. In her spare time, Aimee enjoys chilling with family and friends, hiking, and watching marathons on Netflix. She is also a member of the Rotaract Club of Los Angeles (Rotary LA5) where she volunteers.
Matilde Miranda joined the Lowry Lab in 2015. She is originally from Fremont, CA and completed her undergraduate at San Francisco State University in 2014. She joined the Cell and Developmental Biology Home Area of UCLA’s Molecular Biology Interdepartmental Program in 2014. She studies small cell carcinoma of the skin and hair follicle stem cell aging. In her free time, Matilde likes to cook, ride her bike to the beach, and play dodgeball.
Jim was a P.I. at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and then at Brigham and Women’s Hospital for 35 years. His research interests include the mechanisms regulating growth, replicative senescence, motility, and differentiation of normal human somatic epithelial cell types; how these change in different cell types during malignant progression; and the development of optimal culture conditions for propagating human somatic cells in culture. He is currently providing advice on several research projects in the Lowry lab.