Nov 2022 – Celebrating Paula’s successful thesis defense – Congratulations Dr. Godoy!
Lab lunch celebrating Eric Upton’s rotation and 80 degrees outside in November, 2022!
March 2022 – Celebrating Eva’s successful Thesis Defense! Congratulations Dr. Kramer, PhD!

Family pumpkin carving fun, Fall 2021

First post-vaccination, outdoor, in person lunch group photo, July 2021! Our team: (ground level, left to right)) Eva Kramer (graduate student), Jon Spalding (graduate student), Brennan Lord-Howe (technician), Chuck Kaufman (PI, most fortunate boss-person in the world to be surrounded by this group!); Michael Hilzendeger (MSTP summer rotation student). (upper row, left to right) Catie Newsom-Stewart (graduate student), Sophia DeGeorgia (graduate student), Amy White (technician), Paula Godoy (graduate student).

Our group – May 2019 – Sophia DeGeorgia (graduate student), Chuck Kaufman (PI, who is grateful everyday to get to work with these amazing scientists and all around awesome humans!), Paula Godoy (graduate student), Jon Spalding (graduate student), Eva Kramer (graduate student), Rebecca Cunningham (PhD, 2019).

Spring 2019 – Avengers Endgame!  Newest superhero 🙂  – Noah DeGeorgia (joined lab January 2019!)

Fall 2018 – Lab lunch – Bierhall fare and a selection of lettuces

Celebrating the lab – May 2018 Dinner

Team Members (and a friendly fish, Gertrude)

Charles Kaufman is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Oncology in the Department of Medicine, where he specializes in melanoma. He also holds an appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Developmental Biology. Prior to joining the faculty at Washington University School of Medicine, Kaufman worked at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Hospital in Boston in the lab of Leonard Zon.

Jonathan Spalding – Graduate Student – Developmental, Regenerative, and Stem Cell Biology Program

Noah DeGeorgia – Graduate Student – Molecular Cell Biology Program

Catie Newsom-Stewart – Graduate Student – Developmental, Regenerative, and Stem Cell Biology Program

Megan Glaeser- Graduate Student – Developmental, Regenerative, and Stem Cell Biology Program

Michael Hilzendeger – MSTP Student – WUSM and Cancer Biology Program


Chris See – 2022-present

Lab Alumni

Amy White – Technician – 2021-23

Paula Godoy, PhD (2022) in Computational and Systems Biology Program. Currently postdoc in Hao Lab (UCSD).

Eva Kramer, PhD (2022) in Developmental, Regenerative, and Stem Cell Biology. Currently Consulting Associate at Charles River Associates, Boston, MA.

Rebecca Cunningham, PhD (2019) in Developmental, Regenerative, and Stem Cell Biology Program. SLU MD 2019-2023. PSTP (Internal Medicine) at WashU Med 2023 (!!!).

Alex Jaberi Vivar – 2018-2022 – WashU, research technician 2022-23. MSTP at Cornell Tri-instutional Program.

Brennan Lord-Howe – undergraduate/technician, 2019-2022.

Anna Zarov – 2016-2020 – Undergraduate research,  2020-21, Technician. Currently MS3 at UMich Med.

Megan Barbier – Research Technician – 2017-2020.

Shayana Seneviratne – 2017-2019 – Undergraduate Research. Currently post-bach at NIH.

Vadim Grigura – Research Technician – Fall 2016 – Spring 2019. Currently Technician, Wash U.

Rotation Students

Jihye Yoon – Rotation Student – Spring 2023

Eric Upton – Rotation Student – Fall 2022

Kevin Yin – Rotation Student – Summer 2020

Lily Spatz – Rotation Student – Fall 2018

Maple Adkins-Threats – Rotation Student – Fall/Winter 2017

Kitra Cates – Rotation Student – Fall/Winter 2017/18

Jamison Leid – Rotation Student – Summer 2017

Rachel Johnston – Rotation Student – Fall 2016