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.


Lauren Sapp

PhD Student, Functional Genomics

Lauren is studying speciation in Saccharomyces uvarum


Nathan Brandt

Lab Manager


Caiti Lahue

Lab Technician in Heil and Dunn Labs


Undergraduate Researchers

Anna Cormack

Hybridization using insect vectors

Osvaldo Rodriguez

Mito-nuclear interactions in hybrids

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


Former Lab Members

Musa Malik, Undergraduate Researcher, 2019-20.