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


Edison Hong

Collin Van Son

Ellen Wiese


Moyosore Abiona
4th year undergraduate student, English Language & Literature (with minor in Spanish & Cinema and Media Studies); Metcalf Grantee, 2018

Ellen Askey
3rd year undergraduate student, Cinema and Media Studies; Metcalf Grantee, 2017; College Research Fellow, 2017-2018

Jas Brooks
Graduate student, HCI Lab, Computer Science

Christopher Chavez
4th year undergraduate student, Anthropology & Neuroscience
Metcalf Grantee, 2018

Patrick Doyle
4th year undergraduate student, Philosophy
Metcalf Grantee, 2018

Peter Duda
Technical Director, Pritzker Nanofabrication Facility

Nate Earnest
Graduate student, Schuster Group, Physics

Mehmood Elahi
1st year undergraduate student, Cinema and Media Studies (with minor in Digital Studies of Language, Culture, and History)

Teis Jayaswal
2nd year undergraduate student, Fundamentals: Issues and Texts

Ugushi Ogonor
4th year undergraduate student, Cinema and Media Studies & Visual Arts (with minor in Astrophysics)
Metcalf Grantee, 2018

Yueran Qi
2nd year undergraduate student, Creative Writing

Kaan Tarhan
1st year undergraduate student, Biochemistry (with minor in Visual Arts)


Defne Antika
3rd year undergraduate student, Anthropology & Political Science

Elizabeth Michiko Ashley
Graduate student, Nealey Group, IME


Samuel Audette
Metcalf/UCIJAM Grantee, 2017

Atticus Ballesteros
B.A 2017, Anthropology

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

Dr. Melina Blees
Postdoctoral Scholar

Hannah Chen
2nd year undergraduate student, Comparative Human Development

Mark Di Tusa
Graduate student, Physics

Pranav Gokhale
Graduate student, Computer Science

Jacob Grayson
4th year undergraduate student, Physics/MENG

Arin Greenwood
Graduate student, Galli Group, IME

Neta Grossfeld
Graduate student, Public Policy


Jacob Johnson
4th year undergraduate student, Physics/HIPS

Yu Kambe
Graduate student, Nealey Group, IME

Anja Krause
Postdoctoral Scholar, Astronomy/Astrophysics

Sherri Li
2nd year undergraduate student, Mathematics

Maria Lubliner
IME, University of Chicago

Michael Lueckheide
Graduate student, Tirrell Group, Chemistry/IME

Gabrielle Luu
4th year undergraduate student, Art History

Joshua Moller
Graduate student, de Pablo Group, IME

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

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

Viktor Rozsa
Graduate student, Galli Group, IME

Varada Shevade
Graduate student, Geography

Manish Singh
Graduate student, Guha Group, IME

Triz Soares
2nd year undergraduate student

Rachel Weathered
Graduate student, Swartz Group, IME

Emily Williams
2nd year undergraduate student, Social Sciences
College Research Fellow, 2017-2018

Joanna Wroblewska
PhD in Biomedical Sciences (2016)



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