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.

Alberto Ortega, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dina Simkin, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Konstantinos Tsioras, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Francesco Alessandrini, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Jacob Mann, 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

Kevin Smith

Lab Manager

Brandon Ki

Undergraduate Student

Katherine Lubinski

Undergraduate Student

Vasileios Papakis, BS

Research Technician


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

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

  • Marisa Samani, BS; Currently a Medical Student at Vanderbilt University

  • Liana Tellez, BS; Currently a research assistant at Pardis Sabeti Lab, Broad Institute

  • 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 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