Who We Are

Great Scientific Minds that Work Hard, Play Hard

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Heather Machado, PhD

Principal Investigator
Associate Professor
Wife, Mom, Artist, Runner, Saints die hard, Disney nut
hmachado@tulane.edu

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Caitlin Burke

Graduate Student
PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences
Dog lover, Yogi, Plant mama, Bike enthusiast, Always refills the Brita filter
cburke10@tulane.edu

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Michelle Rojo

Graduate Student
PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences
mrojo@tulane.edu

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Alexa Dow, MS

Research Associate
Storyteller, Educator, Health advocate, Plant enthusiast, Dog mom
adow1@tulane.edu

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Darby Graham

Visiting Graduate Student
MS Program in Medical Sciences
Boston University School of Medicine
Avid learner, Wannabe chef, Fitness enthusiast, Student mentor

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Colleen Drangines

Undergraduate Researcher
School of Science and Engineering
cdrangines@tulane.edu

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Jason Lynn-Framm

Undergraduate Researcher
School of Neuroscience
Artist, Traveler, Outdoorsy, Academic
jlynnframm@tulane.edu

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Emma Newton, MS

MD/MPH Student and DeBakey Scholar
Former DI Track/Cross country athlete, Avid runner/hiker, Singer/piano player, Ice cream enthusiast

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Scout Treadwell

MD Student
Baker, Traveler, Foodie, Peloton Enthusiast
streadwell@tulane.edu

 
 

Interested in joining the Machado Lab? Contact us to apply!

Dr. Heather Machado

hmachado@tulane.edu