Lab Members

Principal Investigator

Scott Horowitz

Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging

B.A. Wesleyan University

M.A. Wesleyan University

Ph.D. University of Michigan

When not in the lab, there's a good chance you'll find Dr. Horowitz in some sort of musical endeavor. He currently sings with the Denver choir Kantorei.

Post-Doctoral Fellow


Ahyun Son

B.S. Seoul Women's University

M.S. Yonsei University

Ph.D. Yonsei University

She joined the Horowitz lab in April 2018. 

Her current project focuses on studying the role of nucleic acids in protein folding and stability in cells using fluorescence proteins as biosensors. 

Ahyun spends her free time cooking, doing crochet, and playing the piano. She currently serves as the first keyboardist for worship services in Disciples Mission Church in Denver.

Graduate Students

Ted joined the lab in 2017, working on mechanisms by which different nucleic acid structures can induce or prevent protein aggregation. He also enjoys climbing, playing volleyball, and hanging with his cat 4-legged Ted. 

Andres joined the lab in 2019 and studies the effects of microRNA in Alzheimer's and Down's syndrome collaboratively with Drs. Granholm and Paredes. In his free time, he shoots arrows, learns new instruments, sings, and plays video games.

Alexa is a master’s student that joined the lab in 2020. Her research focuses on how nucleic acids and modifications can prevent specific proteins from aggregating. She loves reading in her free time and listening to podcasts from many genres, but her favorite is Crime Junkie!

Andres Sola

Alexa Gomez

Ted Litberg

Undergraduate Students

Thane Gehring

Veronica Huizar Cabral

Millennie Um


Trang "Linda" Nguyen

Adam Begeman

Teddy Wroblewski

Haley Hammond