Lab team

Lab team

Left to right: Dr. Gina Wilson, Dr. Christine Crish, Dr. Sam Crish, Ellie Kleber, Dr. Matthew Smith, Josephine Lepp, Emily Plyler

Diversity and inclusion in the Crish Lab

The Crish Lab values diversity and inclusion. We respect the unique qualities that diversity brings to our environment via race, culture, ethnicity, socio-economic status, religion, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability status. All are welcome in our lab.

Current research team


Samuel D. Crish II, Ph.D.
Associate Professor. Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, NEOMED.
Collaborator and husband of Dr. C. Crish

 

 

Matthew A. Smith, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow. (Okay, technically he’s not Dr. C. Crish’s post-doc but don’t tell him that.) Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, NEOMED. Dr. Matthew Smith defended his thesis titled: Unveiling the Impact of the “-opathies”: Axonopathy, Dysferopathy, and Synaptopathy in Glaucomatous Neurodegeneration in August 2017 and graduated from the NEOMED Integrated Pharmaceutical Medicine graduate program. 

 


Josephine Lepp, M.S.
Senior Research Associate. Department of Pharmaceutical  Sciences, NEOMED.

 

 
Emily Plyler, B.S.
Graduate Student of Dr. Sam Crish and collaborator. Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program, Kent State University. 

 

 

Li Lin, M.S. 
Senior Research Associate. Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, NEOMED.

 
 
 

 

Gabrielle Frame, B.A. 
CCrish Lab graduate student. Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program, Kent State University.

 
 
Peter Gates, B.S.
Rotating graduate student. Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program, Kent State University.

 

Adam Schuller
Undergraduate Research Assistant. The University of Akron

 

Suzie Abdeljalil
Pharmacy Student Research Assistant, NEOMED College of Pharmacy


Past team members

Jon Meier

Professional Students
Jon Meier, Summer Research Fellowship recipient, College of Medicine. NEOMED.
Albert Manudhane, Summer Research Fellowship recipient, College of Medicine. NEOMED
Kelsey Siedel, College of Pharmacy. NEOMED
Allyn Walkama,  College of Pharmacy. NEOMED
Stephanie Wonnell,  College of Pharmacy. NEOMED
Katie Knudsen,  College of Pharmacy. NEOMED
Samantha Hanna,  College of Pharmacy. NEOMED
Eric Fela,  College of Pharmacy. NEOMED


Undergraduate/Volunteers 

Sriharsha Voleti, The University of Akron/NEOMED BS/MD program
Skylar Scala, Baldwin Wallace University
Jenna Stralka, the University of Akron
Meghan Onder, undergraduate research intern. Kent State University
Michelle Whittlesy, high school research volunteer
Susan Seeden, undergraduate research intern. Stark Stark University


Graduate Students

Gina Wilson, Ph.D. (Sam Crish Lab). Dr. Wilson defended her dissertation titled: Pre-degenerative changes in the retinofugal projection of DBA/2J glaucomatous mice in July 2017 and graduated from the Kent State Biomedical Sciences graduate program.


Post Doctoral Fellows
Dan Margevicious, Ph.D.