Chas Easley, Ph.D.

Dr. Easley received his MS in Biology and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry both from Virginia Commonwealth University under the guidance of Dr. Robert Tombes. He completed his postdoctoral training in reproductive biology, developmental biology, and stem cell biology from the University of Pittsburgh under the guidance of Dr. Gerald Schatten. When not in the lab, Chas spends his time out on the tennis courts where he plays both ALTA and USTA league tennis matches.

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Kristen Fowler, Lab Manager

Kristen received her BS in Biology from Xavier University of Louisiana and her MS in Pharmacology from Tulane University. Kristen is also an alum of the Frontiers in Aging and Regeneration Research training course, which is an NIH-sponsored stem cell training course. Kristen has a background C. elegans work and has coined the lab catch-phrase “worms to sperm.”


Alyse Steves, Graduate Student

Alyse received her BS in Biotechnology from Kennesaw State University and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Human Genetics Program at Emory University School of Medicine. Like Kristen, Alyse has a background in C. elegans research and now works on the impacts of flame retardant exposure on human spermatogenesis. Alyse also is an accomplished sci-fi author.



Brittany Gill, Undergraduate Student

Brittany is currently a third-year biology student at the University of Georgia with intentions of attending medical school. She plans to pursue a career in obstetrics and gynecology, with hopes of one day specializing in fertility. She is an active member of Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity and Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Medical Honor Society.




Adam Turry, Undergraduate Student

Adam is a third year undergraduate student at the University of Georgia pursuing a BS in Biology with a minor in Spanish Language. He is involved in the community, working with The Cancer Foundation of Northeast Georgia and Partners in Health Engage. In his spare time, Adam enjoys traveling, exercising and scuba diving.