Chase Melick - Graduate Student

Chase earned his B.S. in Human Biology from the University of California, San Diego, where he focused on the role of Notch signaling in hematopoietic stem-cell specification. He worked briefly as a research technician, then went to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Bethesda, Maryland, where he studied vertebrate vascular development. Chase is a graduate student in the Genetics, Development and Disease Program.


Delong Meng - Postdoctoral Fellow

Delong earned his Ph.D. in genetics from Fudan University, China, where he worked with Dr. Daru Lu. His graduate work focused on the role of several key genes in the pathogenesis of human glioma.


Greg Urquhart - Lab Manager

Greg is a Lab manager for the Jewell Lab. Greg has an AAS degree in biotechnology from Collin College. He has been at UT Southwestern Medical Center since 2001.


Huanyu (Austin) Wang - Research Assistant

Huanyu earned his B.S. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Bradford in England. In 2017, he earned his M.S. in Pharmacology and Neuroscience from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, where he explored structure-activity relationships of ligands to receptors.


Qianmei Yang - Research Technician

Qianmei graduated from Anhui Agricultural University in China with a major in computer information management. In 2016, she started as a research technician in the Bezprozvanny lab, where she studied calcium signaling and neurodegenerative disorders.


Shihai Zhang - Visiting Scholar

Dr. Zhang comes from South China Agricultural University and is now working as a visiting associate professor in Dr. Jewell Lab. His research is about animal nutrition and mainly focused on the following aspects:(1) Role of amino acid signaling on gut health;(2) Metabolism and nutrition of amino acid signaling during gestation and lactation;(3) Role of amino acid signaling on development of mammary gland;and (4) Cellular sensing of amino acids.