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    Our Research Group

    Meet our lab members!

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    2015 AACR Developmental Biology & Cancer Special Conference

    Laura presents her research on the role of Betaglycan in Wnt signaling.

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    Happy Hour Lab Celebration

    Good luck Archana and welcome Kathy!

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    2016 Table Rock Hiking Trip

    Priyanka and Juliet take a photo near a waterfall discovered during our annual lab retreat!

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    2014 Lake Marion Lab Cookout!

Mythreye Karthikeyan Group Site



Mythreye Karthikeyan, Ph.D., Principal Investigator

Postdoctoral: Duke University, Ph.D.: UNC Chapel Hill


Shrikant Pradhan PhD

Ph.D.: University of Delhi South Campus

M.S.: Tezpur University

B.S.: St. Anthony's College


Laura Jenkins, M.S., Graduate Student, NIGMS Predoctoral Fellow (F31)  

M.S.: Claflin University

B.S.: Clemson University


Kevin Tabury, Graduate Student

 M.S. Industrial engineering in Biochemical Sciences, KU Leuven, Belgium

B.S. Indistrial Chemistry at ISET, Belgium


Seok Choi, Graduate Student

B.S.: University of South Carolina


Zainab Motolani Shonibare, Graduate Student

 B.S.: Biochemistry, Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Nigeria


Teebro Rahman, Undergraduate Student  

Major: B.S. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology


Carly Lancaster, Undergraduate Student

Major: B.S. Biochemistry


Archana Varadaraj, Ph.D. (Post Doc)

Assistant Professor (Tenure track), Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ

Priyanka Singh, Ph.D (Post Doc)

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Anne Serrao, M.S.

Medical School, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (Class of 2021)

Tirthankar Bandyopadhy, M.S.

Graduate Student, USC

Anusha Chaparala, M.S.

Graduate Student, USC

Haley Flores, B.S.

Laboratory Technologist, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, SC

Mariah Humphrey, B.S. 

Medical School, USC (Class of 2021)

Victoria Alers, B.S.

PREP Student, MUSC

Ashley Wilson, B.S. 

Medical School, MUSC (Class of 2020)

Nicholas Lenze, B.S.

Medical School, UNC Chapel Hill (Class of 2020)

Caleb Snider, B.S.

Graduate Student, Vanderbilt University

Interested in Joining Our Lab?

Undergraduates from all science departments at USC will be considered. Sophomores and Juniors will be given preference. A typical undergraduate in the lab will volunteer/take research for credit in the first 1-2 years and is expected to complete an undergraduate research project in the senior year. 

Graduate students can enter the lab via the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences or the Integrated Biomedical Sciences Program at the School of Medicine. Prior laboratory research experience and entry as a summer Copenhaver rotation student  (Dept. of Chem. only) is strongly preferred.

Applicants with a strong background in animal models, imaging, biochemical techniques and quantitative analysis and who are independent are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be motivated to perform at the highest level. Recent PhDs who are legally authorized to work in the US are preferred. 

Interested candiates may contact Mythreye Karthikeyan, Ph.D. at

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