University of Wisconsin–Madison

Additional Lab Staff

  • Alumni
  • Summer Interns

    Livianna Myklebust
    Currently: Post-baccalaureate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ricke Lab
    Year in lab: 2019

    Francesca Van
    Currently: Quality Assurance Tester at Epic
    Year in lab: 2019

    Asha Jain
    Currently: Undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Year in lab: 2019

    Izak Walker
    Currently: Urgent Care Technician at Bozeman Health
    Year in lab: 2018

    Katelin Cunningham
    Currently: Grants Assistant at Columbia University
    Year in lab: 2018, 2017

    James Nelson
    Year in lab: 2018, 2017

    Adetola Coker
    Currently: Incoming 1st year medical student at Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
    Year in lab: 2017

    Sarah Johnson
    Year in lab: 2017

    Andew Achenriener
    Year in lab: 2016

    Leema John
    Currently: Senior Systems Engineer at Eli Lily and Company – Research and Development
    Year in lab: 2016

    Rochely Luna
    Year in lab: 2015

    Andy Vega
    Currently: General Chemistry Tutor at the University of Puerto Rico Arecibo
    Year in lab: 2015

    Isaac Beaubrun
    Year in lab: 2014

    Jenny Vo
    Currently: M.S. graduate student research at the University of California, Santa Cruz
    Year in lab: 2014

    Sophie Grutzner
    Currently: Research technician, Liqun Luo Lab at Stanford University
    Year in lab: 2011

    Erik Faber
    Currently: M.D./PhD student at the University of Minnesota
    Year in lab: 2010

  • Undergraduates

    Gary Bo Liu
    Years in lab: 2020 – present
    Gary is a Biology major at UW-Madison and a graduate of the Biocore Honors Program. Within the Ricke lab, he is working to create 3D reconstructions of embryonic 18 (E18) mouse urogenital tracts (UGTs).

    Kegan Skalitzky
    Years in lab: 2020 – present
    Kegan is working to update the Ricke lab’s numerous databases as well as keep up with general lab maintenance.

    Riley Medenwald
    Years in lab: 2019 – present
    Riley is working in the Ricke lab to help quantify Void Spot Assays (VSAs).

    Victor Dobak
    Years in lab: 2019 – present
    Victor is working in the Ricke lab to help with fixed UGT dissections and quantifying Void Spot Assays (VSAs). 

    Asha Jain
    Years in lab: 2019 – present
    Asha completed a SPUUR internship in the Ricke lab in 2019 while she studied disease-related changes in cell-type composition in the mouse prostatic urethra. She returned in the Spring of 2020 to work with Dr. Popovics on studying the role of osteopontin in prostatic inflammation. she was awarded a University of Wisconsin-Madison Sophomore Research Fellowship for her proposal entitled: “Investigating the Role of Inflammatory Molecule Ostepontin on Prostatic Fibrogenesis and Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction.”