The Claypool Laboratory
The Claypool Laboratory
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    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

    Steven Claypool, Ph.D.

    Associate ProfessorDepartment of Physiology
    The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

    sclaypo1@jhmi.edu


    Complete List of Publications


    • 1991-1995 BA, Biological Sciences, UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) 
    • 1995-1996 MA, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, UCSB
    • 1996-2003 Ph.D., Immunology, Harvard Medical School
    • 2003-2008 Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Los Angeles (UCLA)
    • 2008-2014 Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    • 2014  Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    • 2014-  Director of the Cellular and Molecular Physiology graduate program  


    Steven Claypool is a product of California’s public education system having received both his BA and MA from UCSB. Steven’s PhD thesis focused on the trafficking of the neonatal Fc Receptor in polarized epithelial cells, work that was performed under the tutelage of Dr. Richard S. Blumberg at Harvard Medical School. For his postdoctoral studies, Steven switched gears and joined the laboratory of Dr. Carla Koehler at UCLA.  There, he began his investigation of mitochondrial phospholipid metabolism, work that is the foundation for the numerous studies ongoing in the CLAYPOOL Lab at Hopkins. 

    GRADUATE STUDENTS

    Elizabeth Calzada

     BS, Cellular and Molecular Biochemistry (2012),
    The University of Texas El Paso
    6th Year BCMB Graduate Student ecalzad1@jhmi.edu 

    Oluwaseun Ogunbona

    BS, Physiology (2009), College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria

    MBBS (2013), College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria
    5th year CMP Graduate Student
    AHA Predoctoral Fellow

    Thesis awarded the Alicia Showalter Reynolds Young Investigator Award 

    oluwaseunogunbona@jhmi.edu 

    Michelle Acoba

    BS, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (2011), University of the Philippines- Diliman, Philippines          

     4th year CMP Graduate Student 

    AHA Predoctoral Fellow

    macoba1@jhmi.edu  

    Pingdewinde Sam (PSam)

    AS, Science & Mathematics (2012), City College of San Francisco

    BS, Biology, Human Physiology (2015), San Francisco State  

    3rd year CMP Graduate Student

    NSF Graduate Research Fellow

    psam1@jhmi.edu

    Erica Avery

     B.S., Biochemistry (2016), Minor in Journalism - 

    Rowan University, Honors Program

    2nd year CMP Graduate Student 

     eavery3@jhmi.edu 

    Intern

    Hawa Sidy

    Hawa Sidy is our 2018 Hopkins SARE-Summer Academic Research Experience Student

    ALUMNI

    Postdoctoral Fellow

    Adam Cornish 

    PhD, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2012), Michigan State University 

    Presently an Operations Coordinator, Office of the Scientific Director, National Institute of Aging.

    Graduate Student

    Ya-Wen Lu 

    PhD, Biochemistry, Cellular, and Molecular Biology Graduate Program (2015)

    Presently a post-doctoral fellow, Cardiometabolic Disorders, Amgen Inc. yawenlu@gmail.com   

    Graduate Student

    Ouma Onguka

    PhD, Biochemistry, Cellular, and Molecular Biology Graduate Program (2016)

     Presently a post-doctoral fellow in Matthew Bogyo’s Lab, Stanford University            oonguka1@stanford.edu 

    Graduate Student

    Matt Baile 

    PhD, Biochemistry, Cellular, and Molecular Biology Graduate Program (2014)  

    Thesis awarded the Mette Strand Young Investigator Award 

    Presently a post-doctoral fellow in Scott Emr’s Lab, Cornell University mgb238@cornell.edu     

    Graduate Student

    Theron Gilliland 

    MA, Cellular and Molecular Physiology Program (2011)      

    Undergraduate Student

    Teona Munteanu

    Presently in the Master’s in Neurobiology Program, Northwestern University  teonamunteanu2015@u.northwestern.edu

    Research Associate

     Kevin Whited 

    Presently an agricultural laboratory scientist III working with the Maryland Dept. of Agriculture, Salisbury, MD kevinjwhited@gmail.com 

    Undergraduate Student

    Alex Rodriguez

    Presently a Junior at Johns Hopkins University, Homewood Campus. He left our lab to join an Undergraduate Summer Training Program at Harvard University.

     arodri48@jhu.edu

    Kiyea Milledge

    Kiyea was a SARE-Summer Academic Research Experience-intern in our lab. She is currently a Senior High School student from Green Street Academy.