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 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

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

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