Lab Members

Principal Investigator

Wendy Scott Beane

wendy.beane (at)

Click Here for Dr. Beane's CV

Graduate Mentor: 
David R. McClay, Duke University

Post-Doctoral Mentor:
Michael Levin, Tufts University

ABOUT: Dr. Beane is a Presidential Innovation Professor and Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at Western Michigan University. She is also Collaborating Faculty with the research group of Dr. Yong Li, Division Chief of Medical Engineering at WMU's Homer Stryker School of Medicine. Dr. Beane got her PhD at Duke University in Cellular, Molecular, and Developmental Biology, and her BS at Averett University in Biomedical Sciences. She also holds a BA in English Literature.

Graduate Students
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Samantha Hack  



Luke Kinsey



Allison Witucki  (Doctoral)

Mallinson Institute for Science Education

Undergraduate Students

Zachary McClenny

Kay Bansemer

Pooja Acharya

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Isabela Giorgetti de Carvalho

Caitlin Nolff

Saad Qureshi 

(University of Michigan)

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Spencer B., 2015 


Spencer B., 2019

Dr. Beane at Work in the Lab