Lab Members

Declan Smith


Declan Smith is currently an undergraduate pursuing a degree in Biochemistry. In the lab, they serve as
an undergraduate research assistant, studying CD8 T cell exhaustion within the context of aging and
assists other lab members. Outside of the lab, Declan enjoys reading, hiking, and foraging for


Katie Nguyen


Katie Nguyen is currently an undergraduate student pursuing a major in Biology and a minor in Health Psychology. In the lab, she is an undergraduate research assistant that studies how aged B-cells affect metabolism in adipose tissue and assists the other lab members. Outside of the lab, Katie enjoys watching K-dramas, hanging out with friends, and journaling.


Lulu Shih


Lulu Shih is a pharmacology MS student at the University of Minnesota. She joined the Camell lab in November of 2022 after getting her bachelor's degree in Biomedical Sciences from Chang Gung University in Taiwan. She is interested in the difference of lipolysis and the following secreting factors between young and aged mice. Outside of the lab, Lulu loves music, movies and hanging out with friends and family.


Inhwa (Ina) Jang


Ina Jang is a graduate student in the BMBB Ph.D. program and joined the Camell laboratory in February of 2022. She received her B.S. and M.S. from Korea University in Cell Biology. She is interested in molecular basis of how macrophages affect metabolism in adipose tissue. Outside of the lab, Ina loves surfing, hiking, traveling and playing tennis(Basically all outdoor activities)! 



Korbyn Dahlquist

Korbyn Dahlquist is a graduate student in the BMBB Ph.D. program and joined the Camell labratory in February of 2021. She received her bachelor's degree from Bethel University in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Anna Carey


Anna Carey is a pharmacology PhD student at the University of Minnesota. She joined the Camell lab in March of 2021 after getting her bachelor's degree in biochemistry from the University of Virginia. She is interested in how aged B cells affect metabolism and the process by which they accumulate in different tissues, especially adipose tissue. In addition to her lab work, Anna loves hiking, playing board games, and hanging out with her cat. 

Anna Carey

Stephanie Cholensky


Stephanie Cholensky joined the Camell laboratory as a researcher in January 2020. Previously, she worked at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy as a researcher in Protein Production at the Center for Integrated Chemical Biology and Drug Design (CICBDD). Stephanie earned her BS in biochemistry at the University of Minnesota.