Principal Investigator

Eve Schneider, PhD

Eve is a 2020 Alfred P. Sloan Research fellow and Assistant Prof in the UK Biology Dept. Previously, she was an Arnold O. Beckman postdoctoral fellow at Yale University School of Medicine working with Slav Bagriantsev and Elena Gracheva. She obtained her PhD from Princeton University working with Sam Wang, and her bachelors from Rutgers University. Her interests include; sculpture, beekeeping, bird watching, and baby wrangling.

Graduate students

THomas hart

Thomas is a first year Masters student in the Biology Graduate program at the University of Kentucky. His plan is to pursue a career in biological research and teaching. He is also the president of UK’s German Club and a writer for the Kentucky Kernel. Some of his hobbies are hunting, fishing, winemaking, and cooking.

Meet Patel

Meet is a first year PhD student in Biology at the University of Kentucky since Fall 2020. He was born in a big city – Surat, India, but spent most of his life in a small village named Umbhel. After finishing his high school in India, he came to the U.S. to pursue his undergraduate studies at Troy University, Alabama. His hobbies include soccer (pre-covid-19 era), tennis (beginner), and cooking.


If you’re interested in applying to the UK Biology grad program and want to join the Schneider lab please email . Our program has many great features, including full funding, no GRE requirement, and the choice between direct admit or lab rotations. For some excellent (and humorous!) advice about how to begin this conversation click here.


Daniel Pearcy

Daniel is our the Lab Manager. He hopes to pursue a career in genetic counseling in the future. His interest include quidditch, track and field, D&D, and finding the best tasting pretzel in Lexington.


Hannah Cleary

Hannah is currently pursing a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology at the University of Kentucky. In the future, Hannah desires to attend the University of Kentucky College of Medicine as a member of the Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Program. She is also a member of the UK Running Club Track and Field Team.

Jason Flynn

Jason is an undergraduate studying biology at the University of Kentucky. His goal is to go to medical school to study radiology. His interests include music, college basketball, tennis, and spending time with his dog.