Clement Y. Chow, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
cchow <at> genetics <dot> utah <dot> edu
Twitter: @clementychow

Faculty profile: here and here

Clement received his BA from Cornell University in 2003. He completed his Ph.D. in 2008 in the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Michigan, where he worked with Miriam Meisler. Clement completed his postdoctoral training as a co-mentored postdoc with Andy Clark and Mariana Wolfner at Cornell University. While not in the lab, he is wrangling two unruly children.

Karen Peralta
Laboratory Technician

Karen graduated from Bucknell University in 2017 with a BA in Biology. As an undergraduate researcher, she worked with plants. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, learning about new things and places, and watching crime and politics TV series.

Josh Lowry, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
jlowry <at> genetics <dot> Utah <dot> edu
Twitter: @jbl_slc

Josh graduated from Eastern Washington University in 2006 with a BS in Chemistry and a BS in Biology. After taking some time off and teaching English in China, he attended the University of Oregon and received his Ph.D. from the Institute of Molecular Biology while working under Bruce Bowerman. In his free time Josh is an avid reader, music lover, and distance runner.

Rebecca Palu, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
rsomer <at> genetics <dot> utah <dot> edu
Twitter: @RebeccaPalu

Rebecca received her B.S. in Biochemistry in 2010 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She completed her Ph.D. from the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Utah in the lab of Carl Thummel. In her free time Becky enjoys hiking, backpacking, and watching Nebraska football or the Minnesota Twins, depending on the season.

Nikki Russell
Graduate Student

Nikki graduated from the University of Utah in 2016 with an honors B.S. in Biology. In her free time, she likes to water ski, watch football, read fantasy novels, and hang out with her dogs.

Shani Chung
Summer Undergraduate Researcher (UCLA)

Elaine Ong
UROP Undergraduate Researcher
Chevron Foundation UROP Scholar

Elaine is a junior at the University of Utah studying biology and business.  Outside of lab, she enjoys playing the piano, hanging out with her dog, and being a resident advisor.



Kaitlyn Stevens
Undergraduate researcher

Kaitlyn is just starting at the U on a long road towards getting accepted into the university's School of Medicine. She is exploring majors in a science related field. In her free time she volunteers at her local library and animal shelters and she loves to read, travel, and play the bass guitar.


Katie Owings – Technician (Fall 2015 – Summer 2017)
Nicole Moreno – Rotation student (Spring 2017)
Macaulie Casey – Rotation student (Fall 2016)
Kaitlyn Ellis – Rotation student (Fall 2016)
Damaris Perez – Undergraduate researcher (Fall 2016)
Mark Wadsworth – Rotation student (Fall 2016)
Mariam Alam - Undergraduate researcher (Spring 2016)