Current Members

One of the great challenges of our time is to understand how the most complex tissue in the universe, the human brain, can arise from a single cell, the fertilized... read more

My name is Darya Herscovici and I am a sophomore double major in Biology and Psych-Neuroscience on the Pre-Med track. Eager to get involved in research, I joined the... read more

Mary Packard is our fish facility coordinator and a fish facility hero!

Matt is working on his honors thesis, focused on understanding how Hedgehog signaling regulates neural precursor cell proliferation in the ventral forebrain.  He is... read more

My name is Erika Gildea, I am a junior Biology student with a Spanish minor at UMass Amherst. Although I have taken a variety of different classes and labs at this... read more

I joined the Karlstrom Lab in June of 2015 after completing the required graduate laboratory rotations. In 2010, I obtained my BS in Biology at Worcester State... read more

Mary McKitrick

Mary McKitrick is examining the the molecular and cellular basis of embryonic induction and patterning within the hypothalamic-pituitary (HP) axis,... read more