Lab members

Justin A. Bosch, Ph.D. (he/him)

Email: jabosch [at]

Principal Investigator

Before attending graduate school, I studied plant evolution at UW-Madison and zebrafish developmental genetics at UCSF. For my PhD, I worked with Iswar Hariharan at the UC Berkeley, where I studied tissue growth in Drosophila. I was a post-doc in Norbert Perrimon's lab at Harvard Medical School, where I developed new techniques to study intercellular communication using Drosophila. In 2024 my lab started at the University of Utah where I am an Assistant Professor in the Human Genetics department. I enjoy spending time with my family, playing guitar, riding bike, and I am looking forward to exploring Utah's incredible natural beauty.

Carlie Widdison, B.S. (she/her)

Email: carliewiddison [at]

Research Technician

I graduated with my B.S. in Zoology from Weber State University. While there, I studied salinity stress responses in nemerteans. I plan to attend graduate school to obtain a PhD in the future. In my free time, I enjoy kayaking, card games, and playing with my green cheek conures and huskies.