Caiti Smukowski Heil, PhD

Asst. Professor, NC State University

Prior to my gig as a new Assistant Professor at NC State, I was a PhD student at Duke University with Mohamed Noor and a postdoc at the University of Washington with Maitreya Dunham. Outside of the lab, you can find me hanging out with my family and my cats, Monkey & Business. I like listening to podcasts, sampling from local breweries, and exploring the great outdoors.


Nathan Brandt

Lab Manager


Margot Ruffieux

PhD Student, Functional Genomics

Margot is studying mito-nuclear incompatabilities in Saccharomyces 


Lauren Bailey

PhD Student, Functional Genomics

Lauren is studying speciation in Saccharomyces uvarum


Undergraduate Researchers

Anna Cormack

Hybridization using insect vectors

Osvaldo Rodriguez

Mito-nuclear interactions in hybrids

You? We are happily recruiting interested postdoctoral researchers! See here for more information.


Former Lab Members

Caiti Lahue, Technician in Dunn and Heil labs, 2019-21

Musa Malik, Undergraduate Researcher, 2019-20