Current Lab Members

Monsheel Sodhi

Monsheel obtained her Bachelor of Pharmacy and her PhD at the University of London, and completed her postdoctoral training at the University of Oxford and Vanderbilt University.


Evelyn Nwabuisi-Heath

Evelyn is a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the Sodhi Lab. She completed her B.S. and Ph.D. at UIC. She is interested in studying the role of altered ADAR enzyme activity in glutamatergic synaptic dysregulation and neuropsychiatric disorders.

Chris Qin


Chris is a graduate student at the UIC Department of Bioengineering. Chris is interested in identifying gene expression signatures of psychiatric disorders in collaboration with the Sodhi lab.

Greg Bristow

Greg Bristow received his doctoral training at the University of Oxford Department of Psychiatry and is a postdoctoral scientist in the Sodhi Lab. Greg is interested in investigating the molecular basis of cognitive dysfunction in the human brain.

Banafshe Samani


Banafshe joined the Sodhi Lab in 2014. She completed her Master's degree in Chemistry at the University of Isfahan, Iran. She is interested in pursuing doctoral level training in Medicinal Chemistry and Biological Sciences.

Madiha Khan


Madiha joined the lab during the summer of 2014. She has earned her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience degree from UIC. She will attend UIC College of Pharmacy in the fall of 2015.

Brittany Jones


Brittany joined the lab in the fall of 2014. She is currently an undergraduate student at UIC pursuing her Neuroscience degree.

Sarah Tincher

Sarah Tincher is a graduate student in the Biotechnology program of the College of Pharmacy, with interests in molecular genetics and epigenetics of complex disease.

Not pictured:  Sarah Khan

Lab Alumni

Angel Gray

Angel completed both her BS in Psychology and Neuroscience and her PhD at Loyola University Chicago, IL. She is studying the molecular mechanisms that underlie psychological disorders such as schizophrenia, depression, and suicide.

Michelle Vierra

Michelle joined the Sodhi lab in January 2012 and earned her Bachelor's of Science degree in Biological Sciences from UIC. She studies the expression of ADAR enzymes in psychiatric disorders in the Sodhi lab. She is currently working in a research position at Stanford University.

Yoshimi Nomura

Yoshimi conducted undergraduate research focused on glutamate receptor gene expression in psychiatric illnesses. She is entering a PharmD course in 2016.

Braden Lenz


Braden joined the Sodhi lab in September 2012 and has completed his undergraduate studies in Mathematics and Computer Science at UIC. Braden is interested in software engineering, computational systems, and computational complexity.

Sean Munoz


Sean is a medical student at the UIC College of Medicine. He is interested in neuroscience research regarding the underlying molecular mechanisms of behavioral disorders such as schizophrenia and aspires to be a physician-scientist.

Jennifer Melbourne


Jenni joined the Sodhi Lab during 2013 and is interested in the mechanisms underlying schizophrenia and psychosis. She completed her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience at Cardiff University and her Master's degree in Mind, Language, and Embodied Cognition at the University of Edinburgh. She is currently pursuing a PhD in the Graduate Program in Neuroscience at UIC.

Julie Do

Julie performed undergraduate research in the Sodhi lab and graduated with a B.S. in Biochemistry in 2014. She is currently pursuing a Pharm D at the UIC College of Pharmacy.


Anna Bobrowska

Anna completed an MSc in Molecular Biology at the International Max Planck Research school in Goettingen, Germany and her PhD at King's College London, UK. She is currently in a postdoctoral role at Northwestern University in Evanston.

Julie Bucek

Julie is a PharmD student at the UIC College of Pharmacy. She is interested in pharmacogenetics and its relevance to the treatment of depression.

Jack Bostrom

Jack joined the lab in the summer of 2010 and graduated from Gettysburg College in May 2011 with a BS in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. He is attending medical school at the University of Massachusetts.

Kavita Nadendla

Kavita has conducted research on RNA editing in the Sodhi Lab. She completed degrees in both Biology and Neuroscience. She awarded the distinction of Outstanding Student for 2012 by the UAB Undergraduate Neuroscience Program due to her excellent grades and participation in undergraduate research. She is completing her medical degree at UASOM in 2016.

Jakub Tucholski

Jakub studied Economics at the University of Chicago and performed molecular genetic analyses of schizophrenia in the Sodhi Lab.

Daniel Mount

Daniel graduated from UAB with a BS in Psychology. He has conducted a variety of genetic and transcriptional experiments in postmortem human tissue and drug-treated animals in the Sodhi Lab.