MEET OUR TEAM

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PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Steven Claypool, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Department 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.  

Post-Doctoral Fellows

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Nanami Senoo

BS, Food and Nutritional Science (2014), 

University of Shizuoka- Shizuoka, Japan

MS, Food and Nutritional Science (2016), 

University of Shizuoka- Shizuoka, Japan   

PhD, Food and Nutritional Science (2019), 

University of Shizuoka- Shizuoka, Japan

1st year, Postdoctoral Fellow

Uehara Memorial Foundation

nsenoo1@jhmi.edu 

GRADUATE STUDENTS

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Michelle Acoba

BS, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (2011), 

University of the Philippines- Diliman, Philippines          

 5th year CMP Graduate Student 

AHA Predoctoral Fellow

macoba1@jhmi.edu  

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Pingdewinde Sam (PSam)

Pingdewinde Sam (PSam)

Pingdewinde Sam (PSam)

AS, Science & Mathematics (2012), 

City College of San Francisco

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

4th year CMP Graduate Student

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Fellows

psam1@jhmi.edu

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Erica Avery

Pingdewinde Sam (PSam)

Pingdewinde Sam (PSam)

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

Rowan University, Honors Program

3rd year CMP Graduate Student 

 eavery3@jhmi.edu 

ALUMNI

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Graduate Student

    Elizabeth Calzada

PhD, Biochemistry, Cellular, and Molecular Biology Graduate Program (2018)

Presently a post-doctoral fellow in Chris Ramsden's Lab at the National Institute of Aging

calzada.elizabeth@gmail.com 

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Graduate Student

Graduate Student

Graduate Student

  Oluwaseun Ogunbona

PhD, Cellular and Molecular Physiology Graduate Program (2018)

Thesis awarded the Alicia Showalter Reynolds Young Investigator Award 

Presently an Anatomic Pathology/Research (Clinical Residency Research track) resident, Emory University School of Medicine

seundaonline@yahoo.co.uk

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Graduate Student

Graduate Student

Graduate Student

Ya-Wen Lu 

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

Presently at Frontier Medicines yawenlu@gmail.com   

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Graduate Student

Graduate Student

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 

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Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow

  Adam Cornish 

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

Presently an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the State Department working the Agricultural Policy Office.  ehjeh15@gmail.com 

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Graduate Student

Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow

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     

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Graduate Student

Postdoctoral Fellow

Graduate Student

Theron Gilliland 

MA, Cellular and Molecular Physiology Program (2011)      

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Undergraduate Student

Undergraduate Student

Undergraduate Student

Teona Munteanu

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

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Research Associate

Undergraduate Student

Undergraduate Student

 Kevin Whited 

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

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Undergraduate Student

Undergraduate Student

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

James was our 2016

James Arrington

James Arrington

James Arrington

James was our first summer student from SARE (Summer Academic Research  Experience) Hopkins Program in 2016

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Kiyea Milledge

James Arrington

James Arrington

Kiyea was a 2017 SARE-Summer Academic Research Experience-intern in our lab. She graduated from Green Street Academy, and currently attend Morgan State University.

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Hawa Sidy

James Arrington

Hawa Sidy

Hawa was our Summer 2018 Hopkins SARE-Summer Academic Research  Experience Student. She is back to the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute.