The Hughes Lab is a group of diabetes researchers who study primary cilia in the pancreatic islets. We welcome students and trainees to join us from all research backgrounds.


Lab Members

Jing W. Hughes, MD PhD

Principal Investigator

  • B.S., M.S. – Stanford University
  • M.D., Ph.D. – University of Pennsylvania
  • Residency, Fellowship – Yale University
  • Fellowship – Washington University

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Jeong Hun Jo, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Email: jeonghun.jo@wustl.edu


Samantha Adamson, MD PhD

Clinical Fellow
Email: sadamson@wustl.edu

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Bella Melena

Medical Student
Email: i.l.melena@wustl.edu

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Henry Roseman

Undergraduate Student
Emailhenry.roseman@wustl.edu Twitter: @HenryRoseman


Alex Li

Undergraduate Student
Emailalex.li@wustl.edu

Past members

Hannah Conway, Research Assistant (2019-2020)

Harshita Jain, NIDDK Summer Student (2019)

Taylor Gemperline, NIDDK Summer Student (2018)