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Basile Tarchini, Ph. D.

Assistant Professor
  The Jackson Laboratory
  Department of Medicine, Tufts University
Graduate Faculty
  Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering, University of Maine


Phone: 207-288-6986

Basile did a Ph.D. in Switzerland, where he studied the role and regulation of Hox genes during axial patterning in the limb and spinal cord (University of Geneva; Prof. Denis Duboule). He started working on the inner ear during his Post-doc in Canada, addressing patterning of sensory cells at the subcellular level (Institut de Recherches Cliniques de Montréal; Dr. Michel Cayouette).



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Abby Tadenev, Ph. D.

Research Scientist


Phone: 207-288-1662

Abby obtained her PhD in Cellular and Molecular Medicine, studying Bardet-Biedl syndrome using the mouse olfactory system as a model (Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Dr. Randall Reed). Her postdoctoral studies sought to determine the molecular function of DSCAM and the effects of Dscam mutation on visual function (The Jackson Laboratory, Dr. Robert Burgess).


Nick Devanney

Nick Devanney

Research Assistant


Phone: 207-288-1447

Nick is a recent graduate of the University of New Hampshire where he earned a B.S. in the honors program for Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cellular Biology. Nick plans to pursue a Ph. D. in the near future.



Michaela Flonard

Summer Student 2016

Michaela currently attends the University of Tulsa. 

Larry Jacobs

Lawrence Jacobs

Summer Student 2015

Lawrence (“Larry”) Jacobs is a Georgia native and graduate of the Rockdale Magnet STEM school. He is currently a member of the Stanford Class of 2019.