Agnes S. Pascual, M.S. – Senior Research Specialist
Agnes is a skilled biologist, an experienced educator, and researcher before joining Midwestern University in 2008. She taught several major science courses in the Biology Department (St. Paul University, Philippines) while managing the university science laboratories for over 17 years. Agnes received additional microbiological training while working at Food Safety Net Services (Arizona) and handled significant roles for more than three years. She received her degree (B.S. Biology) at St. Paul University and completed coursework (M.S Biology) at De La Salle University (Philippines). She also earned her Master of Science in Biology at Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Arizona, (2019) double degree in education.
Gyllian Yahn, B.A. - Master of Biomedical Sciences Student
Gyllian Yahn is a Masters in Biomedical Sciences (MBS) student. She is originally from Madison, Wisconsin and attended undergrad in Illinois. Gyllian graduated from Augustana college in 2019 with a double major in biology and neuroscience. She plans to attend dental school after receiving my masters at Midwestern University. Her hobbies consist of going to the gym and playing volleyball when she can.
Publication: Yahn GB, Abato JE, Jadavji NM (2021) Role of vitamin B12 deficiency in ischemic stroke risk and outcome. Neural Regen Res 16(3):470-474.
Calli Bennett, B.Sc. - Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Student
Calli graduated with an Honors Bachelor of Science degree in Anthropology from the University of Utah. Her past research has largely been in the public health sector, and she is excited to broaden her research in the Jadavji lab! When she is not studying, she enjoys rock climbing, baking, and relaxing with a good book.
Publication: Burgess K, Bennett C, Mosnier H, Kwatra N, Bethel B, Jadavji NM (2020) The antioxidant role of one-carbon metabolism on stroke. Antioxidants. 9(11):1141 (IF=5.014) (invited)
Kwarta N, Jadavji NM. (2020) How changes in our genes impact outcome after stroke. Atlas of Science. https://atlasofscience.org/how-changes-in-our-genes-impact-outcome-after-stroke/
Burgess K, Bennett C, Mosnier H, Kwatra N, Bethel B, Jadavji NM (2020) The antioxidant role of one-carbon metabolism on stroke. Antioxidants. 9(11):1141 (IF=5.014) (invited)
Jeannine Leoncio, B.S. - Research Assistant
My name is Jeannine Leoncio and I am originally from northern Virginia. I graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University and earned a BS in Biology and minor in chemistry. As a CPG 2023 candidate, I am excited to broaden my scope and participate in research for the first time. I enjoy watching history documentaries, hiking, traveling and exploring new food destinations.
Sean North, B.Sc. - Research Assistant
Sean is originally from Salt Lake City, Utah. He attended Brigham Young University where he gained research experience studying the biochemical pathogenesis of HIV. In 2017, Sean graduated with a BSc in Microbiology. After graduation, Sean worked as clinic manager of Utah Urology, LLC. Sean enjoys playing with his 3-year-old daughter April and attempting to cook novel recipes.