Our lab is currently comprised of 13 exceptionally talented, hard-working and passionate individuals.
These include 1 lab manager, 4 postdoc fellows, 4 graduate students, 3 undergraduate and 1 master’s student.
Click each photo to meet our team members.

Haley Spencer Smith, BS

Lab Manager

Alberto Ortega, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dina Simkin, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Konstantinos Tsioras, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Francesco Alessandrini, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Elizabeth Daley, BS; NUIN Student

Graduate Student

Eric J. Martin, BS; DGP Student

Graduate Student

Kelly Marshall, BS; NUIN Student

Graduate Student

Andrew Fleming, BS; NUIN Student

Graduate Student

Ryan Mayers, BS; Biotechnology Student

Masters Student

Kevin Smith

Undergraduate Student

Liana Tellez

Undergraduate Student

Marisa Samani

Undergraduate Student


  • Colin Franz, MD, PhD; Currently Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Shirley Ryan Ability Lab

  • Gabriella Lou Puig Robertson, BS; Currently a Graduate Student at Vanderbilt University

  • David Santos, BS; Currently a Project Manager at Brickell Biotech, Inc.

  • 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 Haley, our lab manager at: Phone: 312-503-6126 | E-mail: haley.smith1[at]


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