Project Managers and Staff

Lab Managers

Dana "Kim" Reed, Ph.D.

Dana "Kim" Reed, Ph.D.

Lab Manager

Dana Kim Reed, Senior Research Scientist, received her Ph.D. at UT Southwestern and has worked in several different academic positions as well as technical sales. As lab manager for the Danuser and Schmid labs, Kim oversees the daily logistics of the labs, as well as projects of the Infrastructure Team. Her background is in biochemistry and cell biology with particular interest in electron microscopy. Kim is a native Texan and enjoys outdoor activities (especially if her dog can join), cooking and entertaining, non-science reading and writing, and singing in her church choir.

Kim is also somewhat of a poet, for your enjoyment:

Lab Haiku

Managing the lab:

Place the order, shelves are full.

We are out again. 

Publication Profile

Qiongjing "Jenny" Zou, Ph.D.

Qiongjing "Jenny" Zou, Ph.D.

Software Manager

Jenny was born and raised in Wuhan, China. She received her Ph.D. at University of Delaware and worked as a Research Fellow in Singapore. Jenny is focused on developing and maintaining scientific software packages to serve the lab’s software and analysis needs. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her family and friends, trying out new restaurants, and watching movies.  

Publication Profile

Lab Staff

Kushal Bhatt, Ph.D.

Kushal Bhatt, Ph.D.

Senior Research Associate

Kushal Bhatt, Senior Research Associate, received his BS in Genetics and MS in Biotechnology at S.P University, Gujarat India. He went on to earn his PhD in Molecular Biology at Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX. Kushal joined the Danuser lab in 2020. His work focuses on the study and application of CRIPSR and molecular techniques to various projects for the research team. In his free time, Kushal enjoys doing astrophotography.

 

Hafsa Amanat

Hafsa Amanat

Research Technician II

Hafsa Amanat was born and raised in The Hague, The Netherlands. She received her degree in Biotechnology from Hogeschool Leiden and joined the Danuser lab in 2019. As a member of the infrastructure team, Hafsa assists postdocs and graduate students in their research and helps with various projects around the lab. Hafsa enjoys cooking, going for walks and watching all kinds of TV shows

 

Joseph Chi

Joseph Chi

Research Technician II

Joseph Chi grew up in Dallas, TX. He received his B.A. in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin in 2012. As a member of the Infrastructure Team, Joseph assists the postdocs and graduate students with their research and various projects. In his off time, Joseph enjoys longboarding, playing board games, and trying out new places to eat.

 

Divya Rajendran

Divya Rajendran

Research Technician II

Divya Rajendran was born and raised in Bengaluru, India. She received her B.E in Biotechnology from P.E.S University and MS in Cell and Molecular Biology from University of Texas at Dallas, later joining the Danuser lab in 2019. As a member of the infrastructure team, Divya implements various molecular biology techniques to assist postdocs and grad students in different projects. In her free time, Divya enjoys reading fiction and binge watching shows.