Lab Members

Priyanka Narayan.
Stadtman Tenure-Track Investigator

Priyanka completed her Ph.D in biophysics at the University of Cambridge with David Klenerman and Christopher Dobson. She then trained as a postdoctoral fellow at the Whitehead Institute and MIT with Susan Lindquist and Li-Huei Tsai. In 2020, she started her own research program at the NIH to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying risk and resilience to neurodegenerative diseases.

Zachary March.
Zachary (Zach) March
Postdoctoral Fellow

Zachis a postdoctoral fellow in the lab studying ApoE structure and function. He received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Pennsylvania where he studied natural genetic variation of the protein-disaggregase Hsp104 with Jim Shorter. At Penn, he was awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), and the 2021 Saul Winegrad Award for outstanding dissertation in biochemistry. CV (PDF, 92.06 KB)

Roxan Stephenson.
Roxan Stephenson
Postdoctoral Fellow
Roxan works on understanding how changes in cellular lipid metabolism influences the risk and resilience to Alzheimer’s disease. She completed her Bachelor’s degree at Grambling State University and her doctoral studies at the University of Rochester (under the supervision of Dr. Michael Welte) before joining the Narayan Lab. Roxan is supported by an NINDS Diversity Training Fellowship.  
Linda Yang.
Linda Yang
Lab Scientific Manager

Linda is a life science researcher who is also engaged in the bioethics of CRISPR-edited cell systems and scientific public engagement. In the Narayan Lab, she is our scientific manager. She received her BSc in molecular biology and biochemistry from Simon Fraser University and her MSc in life sciences from Kyoto University. Her research has primarily focused on elucidating the role of DNA damage and epigenetic marks in chromatin biology.


Artur Gevorgyan.
Artur Gevorgyan
Post-baccalaureate Fellow (2022) | Current: Graduate Student, Brown University Neuroscience Graduate Partnership Program
Lily Cheng.
Linling (Lily) Cheng
Post-baccalaureate Fellow (2020-2022) | Current: Medical Student, Macau Institute of Science and Technology


Cassie Small.
Cassandra (Cassie) Small
Post-baccalaureate Fellow (2020-2022) | Current: Medical Student, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Alessia Stewart.
Alessia Stewart
Post-baccalaureate Fellow (2020-2021)
Last Reviewed August 2023