Lab Members

Davis Group Zoom Gathering

Welcome to the Davis Lab. We are an active medium-sized research group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us. We are happy to tell you more about who we are.

Dawn Belt Davis, MD, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Director of Research, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
Section Chief, Endocrinology
Staff Physician, William S Middleton VA Hospital, Madison, WI
dbd@medicine.wisc.edu

Arnaldo Henrique De Souza, PhD

Position title: Postdoctorate

Email: ahdesouza@medicine.wisc.edu

Matthew Flowers, PhD

Position title: Scientist

Email: mflowers@medicine.wisc.edu

Samuel Saghafi, BS

Position title: Lab Manager

Email: ssaghafi@medicine.wisc.edu

Graduate Students

Joseph Blumer, BS

Position title: Graduate Student

HyungTae Kim, BS

Position title: Graduate Student

Email: hkim59@wisc.edu

Angela Olvera, BSE

Position title: Graduate Student

Email: aolvera@wisc.edu

Rashaun Williams, BS

Position title: Graduate Student

Email: rawilliams4@wisc.edu

Grace Yang, BS

Position title: Graduate Student

Email: gyang66@wisc.edu

Undergraduate Students

Anya Beric

Anya is a junior majoring in both Biochemistry and Religious Studies at UW-Madison. After graduation she hopes to attend medical school. In her free time, she likes to bike and ski.

Jamie Colon

Jamie is currently a senior majoring in Human Development and Family Studies. She joined the lab in Fall of 2019 through the Undergraduate Research Scholars program. She plans to attend medical school in the future. Fun fact: if she could live anywhere in the world, she would live in NYC.

Sarah Nustad

Sarah joined the Davis lab in 2020. She is currently a sophomore majoring in both Biochemistry and Biology.

Keelin Ricciardi

Keelin joined the Davis lab in 2020. She is currently a senior at UW-Madison. She is majoring in Nutritional Sciences.

Lindsay Schneider

Lindsay joined the lab September 2019. She is originally from Cleveland, Ohio. Lindsay is majoring in biology with the hope to enter PA school in the future

Hanna Siddiqui

Hanna is a third year undergraduate student at UW-Madison. She joined the Davis lab in Fall of 2019.

Jiayin Tang

Jiayin is a fourth year undergraduate student at UW Madison. She is majoring in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Psychology. She hopes to pursue either the healthcare field of the biomedical research field after graduation. Fun Fact: “Fish, snail, ant and silkworm were the pets I had during my years of elementary school, because the science course required students to keep observational diaries for these animals.”

Amanjot Yadev

Amy is a third year undergraduate student interested in learning about diabetes and metabolism as it has affected members of her extended family. Currently, she is studying biology with hopes of entering the medical field one day. Outside of time in the lab, she loves to dance (she is part of a competitive dance team!), and travel!