Thao Nguyen, BS Graduate Student, BME Student

Phone: 312-503-6126 | E-mail: thaonguyen2024[at]

Thao grew up in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam and moved to the US when she was 18. She received her joint Bachelor's degree in Bioengineering and Materials Science & Engineering at University of California, Berkeley in 2019. During her undergrad, she was working in Dr.Yang Dan's lab, where she studied pyramidal neuron projections in the prefrontal cortex and their effects on impulsive behavior. Her experience and curiosity have drawn Thao into using iPSCs as a model to combat neurodegenerative diseases. In December of 2020, Thao joined the Kiskinis Lab with keen interest in studying different proteins and their ability to mature or rejuvenate motor neurons that are derived from iPSCs. In her free time, Thao enjoys running, hiking, and playing jigsaw puzzles.

Dina Simkin, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Konstantinos Tsioras, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Francesco Alessandrini, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Jacob Mann, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Wanhao Chi, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Eric J. Martin, BS; DGP Student

Graduate Student

Kelly Marshall, BS; NUIN Student

Graduate Student

Andrew Fleming, BS; NUIN Student

Graduate Student

Kevin Smith

Lab Manager

Matthew Wright, MSc

Bioinformatics Analyst

Evan Kaspi, BS

MSTP Student

Contact Us

The lab is superbly located in the downtown Chicago area, a few minutes away from Lake Michigan,
the shopping and restaurants of Magnificent Mile, within the historical Montgomery Ward Memorial Building.

For general lab inquires please contact our lab manager Kevin at: Phone: 312-503-6126 | E-mail:


Evangelos Kiskinis Lab | Northwestern University
Feinberg school of Medicine | Department of Neurology
Ward 12-013 | 303 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611, USA