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Team

Russell Jones Laboratory
Van Andel Institute Graduate School Student
Postdoctoral Fellow

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Dr. Michael Dahabieh earned his Ph.D. in experimental medicine from McGill University and his M.Sc. and B.Sc. in molecular biology and biochemistry from Simon Fraser University. His thesis research focused on the role of peroxisomes in tumor proliferation across multiple model systems. To aide in his research, he has laboratory skills that include immunoprecipitation, immunofluorescence, flow cytometry, electron microscopy, density centrifugation, among others. In 2020, Dr. Dahabieh continued his study of cancer and metabolism as a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Russell Jones’ lab.

Lisa DeCamp
Laboratory Manager

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Lisa joined VAI in 2005 and provides expertise in mouse studies and cancer research. She holds a Master’s degree in biomedical laboratory science from Michigan State University.

Susan Goosen
Research Associate
Postdoctoral Fellow
Elissa Levine
Laboratory Technologist
Postdoctoral Fellow
Postdoctoral Fellow

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Eric joined VAI in 2019 and provides expertise in cellular metabolism and energy utilization. He holds a Ph.D. in physiology from McGill University.

Katarzyna Müller Luda, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

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Kasia joined VAI in 2018 and investigates the effects of diet on the immune system. She holds a Ph.D. in biomedicine (field: immunology) from the Lund University in Sweden.

Van Andel Institute Graduate School Student
Jeanie Wedberg
Senior Administrative Assistant II

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Jeanie joined VAI in 2016 and provides administrative support for the Metabolic and Nutritional Programming group, as well as the Skeletal Disease and Cancer Therapeutics Program.

Kelsey Williams, Ph.D.
Research Associate

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Kelsey joined VAI in 2018 and provides expertise in grant editing, figure creation and project management. She holds a Ph.D. in fiber and polymer science from North Carolina State University.

Past Lab Members

Lauren Duimstra
Student Intern