Stachura Laboratory


David Stachura, Ph.D., Principal Investigator

David performed his graduate work in the laboratory of Mitchell Weiss, M.D. Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania, studying the role of the essential transcription factor Gata1 in mouse red blood cell and megakaryocyte differentiation.  Afterwards, he performed his postdoctoral work in the laboratory of David Traver, Ph.D. at the University of California San Diego, where he developed novel in vitro assays to characterize zebrafish blood cell progenitors.

David started his own laboratory in 2014, and is dedicated to integrating his research on blood cell development into undergraduate and graduate education.


The Team

Jesse Smith, Graduate Student Researcher


Instructor at Yuba College, now a medical student at University of Minnesota

Hannah Metzger, Graduate Student Researcher


Arturo Berrun, Graduate Student Researcher


Research Associate at EMD Millipore, now making CAR T cells at City of Hope in Los Angeles

Payton Laurie, Graduate Student Researcher


Also working at Xytogen Biotechnology

Undergraduate Student Researcher


Francis Wright, Undergraduate Honors Student Researcher


Medical Student at University of California San Francisco

Gabriel Marquez, Undergraduate Student Researcher


Master’s student at San Jose State

Brenda Avalos, Undergraduate Student Researcher


Currently a clinical laboratory technician

Julian Aggio, Undergraduate Honors Student Researcher