Team

  • Current member

SHan_CV_2018.pdf

Sung Min Han, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

  • Postdoc. Yale University, CT

  • Ph.D. University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL

  • M.S. Yonsei University, South Korea

Sung Min originally came from South Korea. During his master's course at Yonsei University in Korea, he was introduced to the small nematode C. elegans. His initial interest was to study genetic diseases using a genetic model system, with a particular focus on mitochondria. For his Ph.D., he joined Dr. Michael Miller's lab in the UAB to study the function of VAPB/VPR-1, where mutations are associated with two neurological disorders, including ALS and SMA. After graduation, he joined Marc Hammarlund's lab at Yale University to study the recovery of the nervous system already damaged by neurological diseases or injuries. Sung Min moved to Florida in 2018.

Sung Min is the father of two daughters. His hobbies outside his lab include cooking, going to Disney World or St. August's beach, watching EPL games, listening to KPOP music, and reading wuxia novels.

Laxmi Rathor, Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Associate

  • M.S. Bundelkhand University , India

  • Ph.D. AcSIR, CSIR-CIMAP , India

TAYLOR MCELROY, Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Associate

  • Ph.D. University of Arkansas

  • B.A. Hendrix College, AR

Proud mom to two cats, Benjen and Rincewind.

My favorite way to pass the time in lab is to listen to True Crime podcasts or audiobooks. I also welcome a variety of background music. I love the British sci-fi show Doctor Who making me a Whovian. I also am an MFM Murderino and Morbid Weirdo.

My fascination of horror and the macabre extend into literature with my all-time favorite the OG Edgar Allan Poe.

Shreya Verma

Lab technician

  • B.S. B.Tech. Electrical and Electronics Engineering

  • M.S. UF Biomedical Engineering

I have keen interest in neuroscience and understanding brain mechanisms using statistics and data science.


In my free time, I like to watch movies and cook. I love listening to science and tech podcasts and following the latest advancements particularly in the field of neurotech. My newly acquired hobby is to crochet.


Marian Mikhael
(2019~present)

  • Undergraduate student

Anuksha Gotmare

(2019~present)

  • Undergraduate student

Kihyun Kim

(2019~present)

  • UF Undergraduate student

Kim Han Gil

(2021 Spring~)

  • UF Undergraduate student

Brian M. Robles

(2021 Summer~)

  • UF Undergraduate student

I'm a biochemistry major with love for all things science! I really enjoy raising plants, so I have over 10 at home. I love mystery novels, particularly anything by Agatha Christie. I also enjoy crocheting, baking, and listening to tons of different genres of music.

Laura Mittelman

(2021 Spring~)

  • UF Undergraduate student

  • Alumni

Shayla Curry

Lab technician


  • UF Undergraduate Student

Joshi Heetanshi

(2021, Spring)

  • UF Undergraduate student