The Tarrant Research Team

Current Team Members

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Matthew J. Billard, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher

PhD, Immunology, University of Texas-Houston, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 2008

Dr. Billard's research is broadly concerned with cellular trafficking during normal inflammation and invasive disease states, such as arthritis and breast cancer. Dr. Billard conducts interdisciplinary work that combines traditional cell biology techniques with mathematical modeling.




Roman Timoshchenko
Pre-Med, UNC-CH








Steven Serafin
BS, Wake Forest University
Master's Candidate in Molecular Diagnostics,
Division of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, UNC-CH




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Jaime Brozowski, MS
Research Assistant
Graduate Student in Microbiology and Immunology

BS, Human Biology, Lyman Briggs College/Michigan State Univesity, 2007
MS, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Oakland University, Rochester, MI
Jaime is from Silverwood, Michigan.




Daniel Mattox

Sophomore, Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Daniel is from Fayetteville, NC.


Kelsey Miller

Sophomore, Biomedical Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Kelsey is from Cary, NC.




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Elisabeth Sugg




Former Team Members


Marcus McGinnis

MS, Molecular and Cell Biology, Appalachian State University
Current position:  Organic Farmer



David Fitzhugh, MD
Postdoctoral Fellow

MD, 2004, Medical College of Virginia
Residency, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Fellowship, Allergy and Immunology, University of South Florida

Current Position: Allergy Partners of Chapel Hill



Lisa Rothlein, MD

BS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
MD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill




Ying-Ao Zhang
Mentored Student

2010 Graduate, North Carolina School of Math and Science
Student, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill




Jason Kim, MD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Current Position:  Scientist at Nanoentek, Inc. a developer of point-of-care diagnostics and life science research products based in Seoul, Korea.