Our Research Team

Together we are working to understand the fascinating biological processes that contribute to genome stability, integrity, and evolution.

Lydia R. Heasley, PhD

Assistant Professor

B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder

PhD., University of Colorado, Anschutz

Postdoctoral, Colorado State University

Research interests: All things genome stability and evolution; history and philosophy of science

Other interests: Soccer, skiing, adventures with dogs, cocktail hour

Ana Ibarra

Professional Research Assistant

B.S., Colorado State University

Research interests:  Mechanisms of drug resistance, microbial evolution and medicine, and getting a better idea of what it means to be a scientist.

Other interests: Baking, watercolor painting, poetry, social justice, and music 

Alyssa Monterroso

Professional Research Assistant

B.S., University of California, Santa Cruz

Research interests:  Chromatin structure and the phenotypic consequences that result when this structure is disrupted. Learning new ways to promote diversity and inclusivity in science.

Other interests: Traveling, baking dog treats, running, debating what to eat after running 

Ginny Fogg

MOLB Graduate Student

B.A., University of Texas, Dallas

Research interests: Evolution of yeast pathogenesis, genome stability regulation, portraits of yeast.

Other interests: Hiking, fishing, puzzles, and trivia

Mathieu Hénault, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

B.S., Université Laval

PhD., Université Laval

Research interests: Using bioinformatics to understand genome evolution, yeast, transposons, structural variations.

Other interests: Music, cooking, hiking, good beers

Support Staff


General Counsel

Other interests: Naps, swimming,  foraging for veggies in the garden


Life Coach

Other interests: Larry, frisbees, Wes Anderson movies


Lab(rador) Tech

Other interests: Homemade treats, trips to Lowe's, making friends, all things chewing


Lab Safety Officer

Other interests: Making new friends, collecting bones, all treats all the time.