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Kyle Orwig, Principal Investigator of the Orwig Laboratory

Kyle Orwig, PhD

Laboratory Principal Investigator

Professor with Tenure

OB/GYN and Reproductive Sciences with Secondary appointments in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and Developmental Biology

Director 

Center for Reproduction and Transplantation Magee-Womens Hospital, UPMC

Director

Fertility Preservation Program of Pittsburgh
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Magee-Womens Research Institute

Director

Genome Editing, Transgenic and Virus Core Facility
Magee-Womens Research Institute Education
  • BS Whitworth College, Spokane, WA 1990
  • PhD Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 1994

Administrative Contact
Jennifer Orwig
Phone: 412-641-2415

Lab Members

jennifer Orwig, research manager of the Orwig Laboratory

Jen Orwig, BS

Research Manager

Amanda Zielen- Orwig Lab

Amanda Zielen, PhD

Research Manager

Meena Sukhwani, Orwig Lab

Meena Sukhwani, PhD

Research Manager

Yi Sheng, Orwig Lab

Yi Sheng

Research Assistant Professor

Andre Caldeira-Brandt, Orwig Lab

Andre Caldeira-Brant, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Mitch Hanancher, Orwig Lab

Mitch Harancher, BS

Graduate Student

Sarah Munyoki, Orwig Lab

Sarah Munyoki, BS

Graduate STudent

Kien Trand, Orwig Lab

Kien Tran

Graduate Student

Brooke McClendon, PhD

Program Coordinator

Nagham Younis, Orwig Lab

Nagham Younis, MSc

Visiting Scholar

Zach Orwig, Orwig Laboratory

Zachary Orwig

Undergraduate Student

Sabika Spektor, Student Intern in the Orwig Laboratory

Sabina Spektor

Undergraduate student

Lab Alumni

NamePrevious Job TitleYears in LabCurrent Position
Quinn Testa, MSResearch Assistant2020-2021unknown
Hanna Valli, PhDLab Manager2017-2021Senior Clinical Scientist
Path AI
Kate Sams, MSProgram Coordinator2020Medical Assistant
Magee-Womens Hospital
Sarah Steimer, MSProgram Coordinator2018-2020unknown
Emily Barnard, DOREI Fellow2018-2020Reproductive Endocrinologist
Shady Grove Fertiltiy
Chatchanan Doungkamchan, MD, PhDGraduate Student2015-2020Assistant Professor
Chulalongkorn University
Sherin David, PhDGraduate Student2015-2020Effictiveness Consultant
Highmark Health Enterprise
Xiang Yang, MDVisiting Scholar2017-2020PhD Student
Nilgun Yersal, PhDGraduate Student2018-2019PhD Student
Stephanie Rothenberg, MDREI Fellow2017-2019Reproductive Endocrinologist
Pacific Northwest Fertility
Karen Peters, RNProgram Coordinator2010-2017Staff Nurse Oncology Unit
UPMC Shadyside
Pinar Sahin, MSGraduate Student2015-2016PhD Student
Kathrin Gassei, PhDProgram Coordinator2014-2016Biologist
Immunetrics
Payal Mital, PhDPost Doctoral Fellow2014-2016Head of Science Dept.
Yeshiva Girls High School
Chih-Cheng Lin, MSResearch Associate2003-2015Stay at home with children
Qin Qin, PhDVisiting Scholar2014-2015Clinical Laboratory
Shanxi Provicial People’s Hospital
Xiaoxi GaoUPCI High School Internship ProgramSummer 2015High School Student
Allderdice High School
Nathan LampenfeldMWRI High School Summer Internship ProgramSummer 2015 High School Student
Central Catholic High School
Emily VeryCollege Summer Undergraduate Research ProgramSummer 2015Undergraduate Student
Pennsylvania State University
Matrika Johnson, MDREI Fellow2013-2015Reproductive Endocrinologist
Reproductive Endocrinology Associates of Charlotte NC
Jessica Berger, MDGyn/Onc Fellow2013-2015Faculty
University of Pittsburgh Division of Gyn/Onc
Hanna Valli , PhDGraduate Student2009-2014Research Assistant Professor
University of Pittsburgh
Becca GreensteinCollege Summer Undergraduate Research ProgramSummer 2014Undergraduate Student-Biochemistry
Marietta College
Noah FreedmanUPCI High School Internship ProgramSummer 2014High School Student
Pittsburgh PA
Morgan DillardMWRI College Summer Internship ProgramSummer 2014Undergraduate Student-Biochemistry
Southern Illinois University
Shruti Malik, MDREI Fellow2012-2014Reproductive Endocrinologist
Shady Grove Fertility
Julia Donohue, BSResearch Assistant 2009-2013Assoc Care Mgmt Coordinator
Gateway Health
Gosia Skaznik-Wikiel, MDGyn-Onc fellow2011-2013Assistant Professor
University of Colorado
Tiffany Beck, MDGyn-Onc resident2012-2013Gynecologic Oncologist-Hoag Hospital
Newport Beach CA
Zhenxing Zheng, MDPostdoctoral Fellow2012-2013Assistant Professor-Fudan University
China
Bart Phillips, PhDGraduate Student2006-2012Postdoctoral Fellow
NIEHS
Minjung Yoon, PhDPostdoctoral Fellow2011-2012Assistant Professor
Kyungpook National University
Korea
Melanie Ochalski, MDREI Fellow2010-2012Reproductive Endocrinologist
The Fertility Center
York PA
Serena Dovey, MDREI Fellow2009-2011Assistant Professor
University of Colorado
Brian Hermann, PhDPostdoctoral Fellow2005-2011Assistant Professor
University of Texas at San Antonio
Yi Sheng, MD, PhDPostdoctoral Fellow2005-2008Research Assistant Professor
University of Pittsburgh
Andrew Hertsenberg, PhDGraduate Student RotationSummer 2010Postdoctoral Fellow
Harvard University
Marc Hansel, PhDGraduate Student RotationSpring 2009Healthcare Analyst
Infectious Diseases Global Data
Boston
Caitlin KirkwoodUndergraduate Student2005-2008Medical Research Analyst
Hayes Inc.
Matthew MiklasevichHigh School Summer AcademySummer 2011Software Engineer Instagram
Mahesh RaundhalGraduate Student RotationFall 2009Graduate Student-Immunology
University of Pittsburgh
Jenn Salati, MDMD Student Scholarly Project2008-2009Assistant Profesor
Oregon Health Science University
Jihee SohnGraduate Student RotationSpring 2011Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Pittsburgh
Junming Yue, PhDResearch Assistant Professor2005-2007Assistant Professor
University of Tennessee
Lauren DorninUndergraduate StudentSummer 2009Nursing School Graduate
Villanova University
Jen Orwig, Research Manager of Orwig Laboratory

Jen Orwig

Research Manager

Research Coordinator

Fertility Preservation Program of Pittsburgh
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Magee-Womens Research Institute

Administrator

Genome Editing, Transgenic and Virus Core Facility
Magee-Womens Research Institute

Amanda Zielen, PhD

Research Manager

Amanda Zielen, Orwig Lab Research Manager
Menna Sukhwani at the Orwig Lab Bench

Meena Sukhwani

Research Manager

Yi Sheng, Research Assistant Professor

Yi Sheng, MD, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

Core Manager

Genome Editing, Transgenic and Virus Core Facility
Magee-Womens Research Institute

Andre Caldeira-Brant, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Andre Caldeira-Brant, Post Doctoral Fellow in the Orwig Laboratory
Mitch Harancher, Graduate Student in the Orwig Laboratory

Mitch Harancher, BS

Graduate Student

Sarah Munyoki, BS

Graduate Student

Sarah Munyoki analyzing research in the Orwig Laboratory
Kien Tran working under the hood in the Orwig Laboratory

Kien Tran, BS

Graduate Student

Brooke McClendon

Program Coordinator

Brooke McClendon, program coordinator of Orwig Laboratory
Nagham Younis, Orwig Laboratory- at the bench

Nagham Younis, MSc

Visiting Scholar

Zachary Orwig

Student Intern

Sabina Spektor

Student Intern

Sabika Spektor, Student Intern in the Orwig Laboratory