Meet the team

Theodora Koromila, PhD

Principal Investigator

Dr. Koromila received her Ph.D. in Human Genetics at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, in Greece. For her Postdoctoral training, Theodora joined Caltech, CA, USA and studied Gene Regulation Dynamics during Embryonic Development. 

RESEARCH INTERESTS: The Koromila lab combines classic genetics with genomics and quantitative live imaging to study how changes in gene expression can drive cell identity over time.

Postdoctoral Researcher

Kelli Fenelon, PhD

Kelli received his PhD in Molecular Genetics at the University of Toronto where he developed transgenic tension biosensors in mice to study nuclear forces in development.  He is building a career studying chromatin architecture and nuclear mechanics in the context of developmental biology.

PhD Students

Anupama Chandrasekhar,

Rotation Student

Anupama received her M. Tech degree in Biotechnology in 2020. She has been awarded with a silver medal and tuition scholarship for academic excellence by the Biotechnology department, Amity University, India. Also, she is an artist and loves to spend her free time sketching and painting.

Devmika Wickramasinghe Arachchi, Rotation Student

Devmika did her undergraduate studies in Veterinary Science in Sri Lanka. She is pursuing her Ph.D. in Quantitative Biology at UTA 

Lab Technician

Brijesh Yadav

Brijesh received his B.Sc. in Microbiology from Tribhuwan University of Nepal and continued his M.Sc. in Biomedical Sciences at HNB Garhwal University, India. He has several years of lab experience and he is interested in pursuing a PhD in the future.

Master's Students

Hinduja Naidu Sathishkumar,

MSNT Student

Hinduja is a Master of Science student at UTA. She did her undergraduate studies in B.TECH Biotechnology in India.

Priyanshi Borad,

MSNT Student

Priyansi had pursued her B.Sc. and M.Sc. Degree in Biotechnology from VNSGU, India. She is pursuing her second Master’s in Biology at UTA. Also, she a coauthor of 5 non-scientific books.

Post-Bacc and Undergraduate Students

Saubia Zareen,

Post-Bacc Student

Saubia is a medical school graduate, from Shadan Institute of Medical Sciences, India, pursuing a post-baccalaureate in Biology on the pre-med track. 

Jordyn Waters,

Undergraduate Student

Jordyn is a third year undergrad currently pursuing a BS in Microbiology at UTA. When not in the lab, Jordyn loves spending time with her cat, Nala.

Ranett Ghaly ,

Undergraduate Student

Ranett is a second year undergraduate who graduated early form high school and currently pursuing a double major in Microbiology and Biology at UTA on the pre-med track. She loves spending time with family and friends and enjoys playing volleyball in her free time.

Koromila Lab Alumni

Amanda Mendonsa, BS in Biology (UT Arlington), 2022

Nikos Xydas, High school student (American College of Athens), Cell Biology Summer Camp Intern (UT Arlington), 2022

Tina Makrinou, Masters of bioinformatics (NKUA), Visiting scholar (UT Arlington), 2022