Our Group

 

We are affiliated with the following graduate and fellowship programs: Biology, Developmental Biology, Genetics, Molecular & Cellular Physiology, Neurosciences, Bioengineering, and Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine. If you are interested in rotating with us, please email or stop by the lab/office any time!

8

backpacking trips to the Utah desert

20

years since we began in Boston in 2000

19

countries represented in the last 16 years in the lab

100%

of group members came back from lab desert hiking trips

Heller Lab, June 2019

 
 

Current Lab Members

Stefan Heller, PhD

PI

Amanda Janesick, PhD

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Giovanni Diaz

Graduate Student

John (Johnny) Butchko

Undergraduate Student, AG Bell STEMM-HEAR Summer Researcher

Maggie Matern, PhD

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Marie Kubota, PhD

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Mirko Scheibinger, PhD

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Nesrine Benkafadar, PhD

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Sabine Mann

Laboratory Manager

 

Fun Facts

261

sunny days annually, on average in Palo Alto

79%

success rate of our group for student and fellowship grant applications
(26 of 33, since we started counting)

3

research presentations done per lab member on average every year

100+

important open questions in inner ear biology