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Dr. Deininger Lab Team

Interested in joining the Deininger lab?

We are seeking highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students and postdocs. If you are interested in joining the team, you can mail your CV, a brief statement of research interests and contact information with 3 references to the address below.

Deininger Lab
Attention: Nataly Cruz
Versiti Blood Research Institute
8727 W. Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI. 53226

Principal Investigator

Nataly Cruz-Rodriguez, PhD

Senior Research Scientist - Instructor
Instructor of Deininger Lab

Nataly graduated from Pontifical Javeriana University in 2017. Nataly is working on identifying the biology of SIRT5 in normal hematopoietic stem cells and the mechanisms underlying SIRT5 dependence in leukemic stem cells.

Hobbies: reading, travelling, dancing, food lover.

Benjamin Bateman, BS

Research Technologist I

Ben is currently developing the SIRT5 inhibitors as a novel therapeutic strategy for AML.

Hobbies: Skiing and playing tennis, racquetball, and ice hockey.

Briana Bates, MS

Senior Research Technologist

Briana graduated from Miami University in 2022. Briana is studying the mechanism of how SIRT5 balances the metabolism in AML cells.

Hobbies: Read and enjoy doing a variety of crafts.

Logan Pankratz, MS

Research Technologist II

Logan graduated from Purdue University in 2016. Logan is working on developing SIRT5 inhibitors, and targeting BCR::ABL1 compound mutants.

Hobbies: Travel, video games, board games, finding new music, writing.

Mario Pinzas, BA

Senior Research Technologist

Mario graduated from Rutgers University in 2016. Mario is working on targeting MS4A3 in CMML.

Hobbies: cooking, gaming, and reading.

Yang Hu, BBA

Senior Administrative Assistant

Read a select list of Dr. Deiningers publications.
The Deininger lab’s expertise focuses on translational research of leukemia.
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