Meet the Tewari Lab Team
As Dr. Tewari settles in to his new space at the University of Michigan, Tewari Lab 2.0 will be growing and expanding. Here are the incredible individuals that currently work in our lab.
Post-Doctoral and Research Fellows
Maria D. Giraldez, Ph.D., M.D.
Maria D. Giraldez obtained her MD-PhD at the University of Barcelona (Spain) where she focused her research on improving the strategies for diagnosis and prevention of digestive malignancies, especially hereditary and familial forms of colorectal cancer, using genetic approaches. After defending her doctoral dissertation, she joined the Tewari lab in 2014 to get involved in the use of cutting-edge technologies to identify nucleic acid-based circulating biomarkers in human cancer. She is currently evaluating the potential utility of different types of cell-free nucleic acids as non-invasive biomarkers in a variety of clinical settings, with special focus on early cancer detection. Her final goal is translating laboratory-based discoveries into effective diagnostic/predictive tools suitable for clinical use.
Ryan Spengler, Ph.D.
Kuang He, Ph.D.
David Warner, M.D.
Chris Flora, Ph.D.
Erin Sandford, Ph.D
Alexander Johnson-Buck, Ph.D.
Mary is a sample processing technician who joined the lab in 2018. She transports and processes biofluid specimens collected for biomarker detection, along with updating databases and other lab tasks. Mary received her B.A. from Swarthmore College in Biology.