Katie Baldwin, PhD
Dr. Baldwin is an assistant professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology and a member of the Neuroscience Center. A native Michigander, Dr. Baldwin completed her undergraduate and graduate training at the University of Michigan, followed by her postdoctoral training in Dr. Cagla Eroglu’s laboratory at Duke University. Outside of the lab, she enjoys mountain biking, running, and being a mom.
Hayli is a graduate student in the Baldwin Lab. She graduated from American University in the spring of 2020 with a BS in Neuroscience and certificate in Leadership and Ethical Development. After graduation, she spent two years as an NIH Postbaccalaureate Research Fellow in the lab of Dr. Andres Buonanno studying the underlying neural mechanisms of neurodevelopmental disorders. Outside of lab, Hayli loves to sing along to musicals, experiment in the kitchen, and spend time with her mischievous kitties, Fin and Mae.
Amy is a Research Technician in the Baldwin Lab. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke with a BS in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. After graduation she spent her time in industry working with a team developing bacteriophage for treatments in immunology and infectious disease. She is currently working on her Masters in Business Administration. Outside of the lab, Amy loves to be outdoors with her dogs, go hiking and ride horses.
Robert is an undergraduate researcher for the Baldwin lab. He grew up in Chapel Hill and plans to graduate from UNC with a BS in Biology. Robert previously did research at the nearby EPA facility in RTP for 2 summers. Robert enjoys watching movies, exercising, and spending time with friends.
Valerie is an Undergraduate Research Assistant in the Baldwin Lab. She was born and raised in Tampa, FL and is currently pursuing her BS in Neuroscience and BA in Exercise and Sport Science at UNC Chapel Hill. In the future, she hopes to research neurodegenerative disorders and become a physical therapist for professional athletes. Outside of school, Valerie enjoys doing pilates, going to the beach, and spending time with family and friends.
Madelyn is an undergraduate majoring in Neuroscience and Hispanic Linguistics. She hopes to attend pharmacy school and eventually participate in pharmacological research, especially for veterans with PTSD, a cause that is near and dear to her heart as a military kid. As a part of the Accelerated Research Program and Honors College, Madelyn hopes to use these resources to conduct her own independent research in the lab within the next year. In her free time, Madelyn spends a lot of time nannying, exercising, volunteering in the animal shelter, practicing mindfulness, and hanging out with her cat.
Beesan is an undergraduate researcher for the Baldwin lab majoring in Biomedical Engineering. Her previous experience with conducting labs in the free health clinic she volunteered at inspired her to pursue a career in scientific research. Beesan is originally from Charlotte and in her free time, she loves to go to the gym, spend time with friends and family, and travel.
Alex Eaker, Research Technician – Currently: PhD Student at Columbia University
Karen Farizatto, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher – Currently: Scientist at IQVIA