STAGE Lab Group
Advisory Board

Christopher Ash
Professional Video, Lighting and Projection Designer
Los Angeles Ovation Award and Joseph Jefferson Nominee
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Ellen Askey
Filmmaker, Co-director of Curiosity: The Making of a Scientist pilot episode "Superposition" and short films Downstream and ...more

Dr. Hannes Bernien
Dr. Bernien is an assistant professor at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering where he researches quantum many-body physics ...more

Jas Brooks
Jas Brooks is an award-winning NSF Graduate Research Fellow in Computer Science at UChicago's Human Computer Integration Lab ...more

Dwier Brown
Dwier Brown has acted in The GuardianRed DragonTo Live and Die in L.A.GettysburgThe Cutting EdgeMom and Dad Save the World, and ...more

Dr. Russell Ceballos 
Dr. Ceballos is a quantum information theorist with a background in quantum systems theory and quantum biophysics ...more

Dr. Nicolas Chevrier
Dr. Chevrier is an assistant professor at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering where he researches immunology ...more

Nishant Chowdhary
Social entrepreneur, action researcher and co-founder of Kyari to address food security based in New Delhi, India ...more

Kevin Depinet
Professional Set Designer
Adjunct Professor of Set Design at DePaul University
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Miles Donnelly
Miles Donnelly is a musician, composer and music director who studied French Horn at Julliard's precollege program and Biology and Astrophysics at UChicago ...more

Peter Duda
Technical Director, Pritzker Nanofabrication Facility 
Lit Moon Theatre Company alum, Chicago Chorale tenor ...more

Dr. Giulia Galli
Dr. Galli is the Liew Family Professor of Electronic Structure and Simulations at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering ...more

Dr. Michael Gazzaniga
A native of California, Michael Gazzaniga completed his undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College. He earned a Ph.D. in psychobiology at the ...more

Angela Goethals
Angela Goethals most recently played Honey in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at the Rubicon Theatre, Ventura. Other theatre credits include ...more

Dr. Scott Grafton
Scott Grafton received BA's in Mathematics and Psychobiology from the University of California at Santa Cruz and his MD degree from the University of ...more

Dr. Geoffrey Grinstein
Geoff Grinstein, a physicist, born and raised in Montreal, has a B.Sc. from McGill University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard. The author or ...more

Dr. Supratik Guha
Dr. Guha is professor of molecular engineering at Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering and senior advisor to Argonne National Laboratory’s Physical Sciences...more

Theresa Ham
Professional Costume Designer
Joseph Jefferson Award Winner
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Dustin Heffron
Dustin Heffron  is an independent game developer
and software engineer 

Priyank Hirani
Priyank Hirani is an engineer by training dedicated to social impact and currently consulting for The Rockefeller Foundation ...more

Michelle Klosinski
Michelle Klosinski is an art director and UX designer with a passion for simplifying information and solving problems ...more

Dr. Kenneth Kosik
Dr. Kosik received his M.D. degree in 1976 from the Medical College of Pennsylvania and completed a neurology residency from Tufts New England ...more

Christopher Kriz
Professional Sound Designer and Composer
Three-time Joseph Jefferson Award Winner. Select Design Credits: ...more

Dr. Nicholas LaRacuente
Dr. LaRacuente is a mathematical quantum physicist and IBM Postdoc at the University of Chicago and Chicago Quantum Exchange ...more

Jovan Landry
Jovan is an interdisciplinary artist: 1/3 filmmaker, 1/3 photographer, 1/3 emcee and WeWork Creators Award Winner ...more

James Lashly
James Lashly is a former board member and past Co-Artistic Director of Theater 150 of Ojai, California. He’s a member of the band twice voted Ojai’s ...more

Rachel Levy
Professional Lighting Designer
Prime Time Emmy Award Winner and Nominee, So You Think You Can Dance. Select Design Credits: ...more

Mahima Malik
Mahima Malik is a Ph.D. candidate at Delhi University's Department of Sociology studying the consequences of riverfront development ...more

Dr. Nutan Maurya
Dr. Nutan Maurya is an environmental anthropologist and experienced field researcher in the area of water pollution and related socio-economic issues ...more

Holly Newlands
Holly Newlands (they/them) is an artist and developer who makes games and other playful experiences and who is based in Portland, Oregon...more

Deb Norton
Deb Norton is a playwright, actress, teacher, and the Artistic Director of Theater 150. After attending the Master's program at A.C.T. in San ...more

Dr. Sukanya Randhawa
Dr. Sukanya Randhawa is an independent research scientist focused technology solutions and interventions for agriculture, water, energy, along with climate change ...more

Surajit Sarkar
Surajit Sarkar is a filmmaker, artist and associate professor at the Centre for Community Knowledge at Ambedkar University Delhi ...more

Dr. Maurizio Seracini
Dr. Maurizio Seracini is a pioneer in the use of multispectral imaging and other diagnostic as well as analytical technologies as applied to works of ...more

Eshu Sharma
Eshu Sharma is an engineer-turned-marketer-turned-educator in addition to co-writing, -directing and acting in street and stage plays ...more

Himank Sharma
Himank Sharma is an engineer who works at the intersection of social impact and technology and as an actor in street and stage theatre ...more

Steven Vandeven
Steven Vandeven is a  photographer and seven-time Telly Award winning sound designer with 20 years of experience in films and commercials ...more

Dr. Tian Zhong
Dr. Zhong, Assistant Professor of Molecular engineering at PME, received the NSF CAREER Award for his research on creating a long-distance quantum network...more

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