Alumni Staff

Graduate Student
Current Position: Manager, Scientific Relations, Castle Biosciences Inc. 

Graduate Student
After earning her MS in Cellular and Molecular Biology, Marilia enrolled in the Doctoral Program in Experimental Biology and Biomedicine (BEB), organized by the Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology (CNC), University of Coimbra, Portugal. She is currently studying ovarian dynamics using a mouse reporter line to help expand the understanding of the mechanisms controlling follicle activation, oocyte quality and ovarian development. Marilia joined the...

Financial Specialist

Barbara joined Woodruff Lab in 2006 as the U54 program coordinator. She is responsible for the administration of all facets of the Center for Reproductive Research. Prior to this, she worked at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare as a Research Coordinator and Practice Manager in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery.


Postdoctoral Fellow
Current Position: Research Associate, Fox Chase Cancer Center

Danijela joined the Woodruff lab in October of 2014. After earing her M.D. at the University of Belgrade-Serbia, she moved to the United States and began basic science research in the labs of Dr. Paul Schumacker and Dr. Jacqueline Jeruss, where she acquired significant knowledge in the fields of cancer, molecular, and cellular biology. She currently investigates the effects of secreted factors on primary follicle development.

Research Technician

PhD, Executive Director, Center for Reproductive Science

Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Francesca has spent her research career focusing on female reproductive health.  She graduated from Haverford College with a BS in Biology and Biochemistry and earned her doctorate in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Pennsylvania. She worked in Dr. Teresa Woodruff’s laboratory at Northwestern (2009-2014) where...

Research Technician
Katy is a research technician who joined Woodruff Lab in 2011. She graduated from Northwestern University with a BA in Biological Sciences, concentrating in Genetic and Molecular Biology. She has worked as a Research Assistant at New England BioLabs and as a Research Assistant for Dr. Peggy Saks at Northwestern University. In the lab, she works with transgenic animal based research employing a multitude of molecular and organ culture techniques on...

Director of Education Programs, Institute of Women's Health Research
Megan Faurot, MEd, was the Director of Education Programs for the Institute for Women’s Health Research.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology and Secondary Education from Kalamazoo...
Administrative Assistant
Ehren joined the Woodruff lab in November of 2008.  Graduating from Northwestern University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Theatre and a minor in the Business Institutions Program, he worked on Northwestern University's Evanston...