Pincus Lab

Washington University School of Medicine

Department of Developmental Biology
and Department of Genetics

Zachary Pincus, PhD – Assistant Professor

I grew up in Montana before moving on to Stanford for my undergraduate degree in Biology and PhD in Biomedical Informatics. Before coming to Wash U, I trained in the labs of Mark Young, Robert Sapolsky, Julie Theriot, and Frank Slack.

Holly Kinser – PhD Student, Biomedical Engineering

Holly is developing methods to screen large fluorescent-reporter collections to identify novel predictors of future lifespan in C. elegans.

Laura Metz – Staff Scientist

Laura is the Pincus Lab manager. She joined us after playing a similar and indispensable role in Mike Crowder’s lab.

Will Pittman – PhD Student, Biomedical Engineering

Will is developing advanced C. elegans culture techniques and studying the dynamics of health over the course of aging.

Drew Sinha – MD/PhD Student, Biomedical Engineering

Drew is studying connections between developmental processes and adult lifespan and health in C. elegans.

Lab Alumni

Nick Jacobs – PhD Student, Computational and Systems Biology

Erik Hvatum – Staff Programmer

Travis Mazer – Technician

William Zhang – MD/PhD Student, Computational and Systems Biology