People

STAGE Lab
Researchers
Alumni
Collaborators

STAGE Lab

Nancy Kawalek
Founder/Director, STAGE @ IME, Professor; Distinguished Fellow in the Arts, Sciences and Technology, IME, University of Chicago, Director, The Art of Questionable Provenance

 

Kelcie Beene
Production Manager, STAGE @ IME

 

   

Sunanda Prabhu-Gaunkar
Postdoctoral Scholar, STAGE @ IME

 

 

Mary Pat McCullough
Executive Assistant, IME, University of Chicago

 

 

Maria Lubliner
IME, University of Chicago
 

 

Researchers

Shiv Agrawal
1st year undergraduate student, Applied Math & Physics

 

 

Defne Antika
2nd year undergraduate student, Anthropology & Political Science
 

 

Elizabeth Michiko Ashley
Graduate student, Nealey Group, IME

 

 

Ellen Askey
1st year undergraduate student, Cinema and Media Studies

 

 

Edouard Bordeau Brooks
Software Development Associate, Argonne National Laboratory
 

 

Hannah Chen
1st year undergraduate student, Comparative Human Development
 

 

Mark Di Tusa
Graduate student, Physics

 

 

Peter Duda
Technical Manager, Pritzker Nanofabrication Facility

 

 

Nate Earnest
Graduate student, Schuster Group, Physics

 

 

Pranav Gokhale
Graduate student, Computer Science

 

 

Arin Greenwood
Graduate student, Galli Group, IME

 

 

Neta Grossfeld
Graduate student, Public Policy

 

 

Jacob Johnson
2nd year undergraduate student, Physics/HIPS

 

 

Anja Krause
Postdoctoral Scholar, Astronomy/Astrophysics

 

 

Sherri Li
1st year undergraduate student, Mathematics

 

 

Michael Lueckheide
Graduate student, Tirrell Group, Chemistry/IME

 

 

Jacques Manjarrez
1st year undergraduate student, Physics & Film and Media Studies
 

 

Joshua Moller
Graduate student, de Pablo Group, IME

 

 

Rebecca Naimon
4th year undergraduate student, English (with minor in Statistics)
 

 

Viktor Rozsa
Graduate student, Galli Group, IME

 

 

Varada Shevade
Graduate student, Geography

 

 

Manish Singh
Graduate student, Guha Group, IME

 

 

Triz Soares
1st year undergraduate student

 

 

Rachel Weathered
Graduate student, Swartz Group, IME

 

 

Emily Williams
1st year undergraduate student, Social Sciences
 

 

Alumni

Samuel Audette
Metcalf/UCIJAM Grantee

 

 

Atticus Ballesteros
B.A 2017, Anthropology

 

 

Andrea Bechert
Production Manager for STAGE @ IME, University of Chicago
 

 

Dr. Melina Blees
Postdoctoral Scholar

 

 

Jacob Grayson
3rd year undergraduate student, Physics/MENG

 

 

Yu Kambe
Graduate student, Nealey Group, IME

 

 

Gabrielle Luu
3nd year undergraduate student, Art History

 

 

Fabian Offert
Graduate student, Media Arts and Technology at UCSB,
working with STAGE this year
 

 

Joanna Wroblewska
PhD in Biomedical Sciences (2016)
 

 

Collaborators

Christopher Ash
Professional Video, Lighting and Projection Designer
Los Angeles Ovation Award and Joseph Jefferson Nominee
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Dwier Brown
Dwier Brown has acted in The GuardianRed DragonTo Live and Die in L.A.GettysburgThe Cutting EdgeMom and Dad Save the World, and ...more

 

Kevin Depinet
Professional Set Designer
Adjunct Professor of Set Design at DePaul University
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Dr. Michael Gazzaniga
A native of California, Michael Gazzaniga completed his undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College. He earned a Ph.D. in psychobiology at the ...more

 

Angela Goethals
Angela Goethals most recently played Honey in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at the Rubicon Theatre, Ventura. Other theatre credits include ...more

 

Dr. Scott Grafton
Scott Grafton received BA's in Mathematics and Psychobiology from the University of California at Santa Cruz and his MD degree from the University of ...more

 

Geoffrey Grinstein
Geoff Grinstein, a physicist, born and raised in Montreal, has a B.Sc. from McGill University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard. The author or ...more

 

Theresa Ham
Professional Costume Designer
Joseph Jefferson Award Winner
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Dr. Kenneth Kosik
Dr. Kosik received his M.D. degree in 1976 from the Medical College of Pennsylvania and completed a neurology residency from Tufts New England ...more

 

Christopher Kriz
Professional Sound Designer and Composer
Three-time Joseph Jefferson Award Winner and Ten-time Nominee
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James Lashly
James Lashly is a former board member and past Co-Artistic Director of Theater 150 of Ojai, California. He’s a member of the band twice voted Ojai’s ...more

 

Rachel Levy
Professional Lighting Designer, Theatre and Television
Prime Time Emmy Award Winner and Nominee 2010-2013, Lighting Design, So You Think You Can Dance
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Deb Norton
Deb Norton is a playwright, actress, teacher, and the Artistic Director of Theater 150. After attending the Master's program at A.C.T. in San ...more

 

Dr. Maurizio Seracini
Dr. Maurizio Seracini is a pioneer in the use of multispectral imaging and other diagnostic as well as analytical technologies as applied to works of ...more