Lab Members

Kyle J Roux Associate Scientist Sanford Research

Kyle J. Roux - Senior Director of Biomedical Sciences, Sanford Research

Kyle received his B.S. in Biological Anthropology/Human Biology at Emory University in 1998, and his Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the University of Florida College of Medicine in 2004. Subsequently, Kyle performed postgraduate work at the University of Florida College of Medicine in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, first as a Postdoctoral Associate and then as a Research Assistant Professor. Currently he is a faculty member in the Sanford Enabling Technologies Group and principle investigator in the Roux Lab.

 


Kyle Noble - Staff Scientist

Kyle received his B.S. in biophysics from St. Mary's University (2005), San Antonio, TX. He then entered a Ph.D. program at Florida State University from where he received his Ph.D. in molecular biophysics in 2011. He then completed a postdoctoral position at Florida State University in the department of Biological Science in 2016. He is currently a staff scientist in the Roux lab at the Sanford Enabling Technologies Group.
 

Charles Halfmann, PhD – Postdoctoral Fellow

Charles received his MS in Microbiology from South Dakota State University in 2013, where he studied metabolically engineering cyanobacteria to produce orange oil as a potential biofuel and commodity chemical. He received his PhD in Biological Sciences from South Dakota State University in 2017 for his studies on strategies to improve biofuel production in nitrogen fixing cyanobacterium. Currently he is a postdoctoral fellow in the Sanford Enabling Technologies Group.

Birendra KC - Graduate Student Sanford Research 

 Birendra KC - Postdoctoral Fellow

Birendra received a B.S in Basic Biomedical Science at Saint Cloud State University (MN) in 2010 and his Ph.D. in Basic Biomedical Sciences at the Sanford School of Medicine, University of South Dakota. His Ph.D. training was performed in the Roux laboratory at the Sanford Enabling Technologies Group and focused on development and application of the BioID method and characterization of a novel nuclear envelope protein. He is currently continuing some of the studies initiated during his Ph.D.

Danielle May

Danielle May, M.S. – Senior Laboratory Technician

Danielle received her B.S. in Physiology and Neuroscience in 2013 from University of California, San Diego, and continued her work there to earn an M.S. in Biology in 2014. Currently, she is a Research Associate in the Roux laboratory and the Protein Biochemistry Core at the Sanford Enabling Technologies Group.

 
 Rhiannon Sears - Graduate Student
 

Rhiannon received her B.A. in Biology and Chemistry at Southwest Minnesota State University in 2017. Currently, she is enrolled in the Basic Biomedical Sciences program at the University of South Dakota, where she is a Ph.D. student working on her dissertation. She is completing her Ph.D. training in the Roux laboratory at the Sanford Enabling Technologies Group.