Our lab is currently comprised of 12 exceptionally talented, hard-working, and passionate individuals.
These include, 5 postdoc fellows, 5 graduate students, a bioinformatics analyst, and a lab manager.
Click each photo to meet our team members.

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

Thao Nguyen, BS

Graduate Student

Kevin Smith

Lab Manager

Matthew Wright, MSc

Bioinformatics Analyst

Evan Kaspi, BS

MSTP Student


  • Alberto Ortega, PhD; Currently a Ramón y Cajal Investigator at University of Barcelona

  • Elizabeth Daley, PhD; Currently a Postdoc fellow at the Antonina Roll-Mecak and Michael Ward labs at the NIH

  • Haley Smith, BS; Currently a Graduate Student at UCSF

  • Ryan Mayers, BS; Currently a Graduate Student at University of Maryland School of Medicine

  • Liana Tellez, BS; Currently a Graduate Student at Harvard University

  • 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.

  • Vasileios Papakis; Currently a Graduate Student at UCSF

  • Mennat Gharib; Currently a Graduate Student at UIC
  • 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