Dagda Lab

Dagda Lab members

Lab members (current and past) from left to right: Raul Dagda, Marisela Dagda, Abrianna Robles, Maryann Swain, Ruben Dagda, Mitchell Pisane and Chris Gay

Current list of lab members as of Summer 2017

Tania Das Banerjee, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor

  • Awarded a 2-year Nevada Women's Health Initiative
  • Awarded a 2014 American Society for Investigative Pathology travel award
  • Awarded a 2013 Seahorse Biosciences Travel Award

Maryann Swain, Neuroscience

  • Glenn Whiddett Biomedical Scholarship recipient
  • Teaching Assistant - Biology

Mitchell Pisane, Undergraduate Biochemistry major (2nd year)

  • UROP/INBRE Awardee (2017)
  • Awardee of a 2017 Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science(SACNAS) undergraduate travel scholarship
  • 2017 Nevada Undergraduate Research Award

Hannah Ercolini, Neuroscience Undergraduate Student

  • Lab research assistant


Monica Rice, B.S., Cellular Molecular Physiology and Pharmacology Ph.D.

  • Mick Hitchcock Scholar (2015-2017)
  • Graduate Student Association travel awardee

Former Lab Members

Emmanuel Vazquez-Mayorga, B.S., International Research Scholar

  • 3 year CONACYT predoctoral scholarship awardee (Mexico)

Leah Burnett, Biochemistry Undergraduate Major

  • COBRE Core-A Metabolic Core Analyzer supporting research assistant

Claire Pace, MPH, Environmental Health Sciences Ph.D. candidate

  • Co-mentored Ph.D. student

Christopher Gay, B.S., MPH Graduate Student

  • Sanford Center for Aging Scholar

Abrianna Robles, B.A., BS-MD Post-baccalaureate Program

  • Women's Health Initiative-supported lab assistant

For further information on the research projects contact Dr. Ruben K. Dagda.