Meet the Lab

Timothy Bolger

Associate Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Born and raised in Virginia, Dr. Bolger received his undergraduate degree in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard University, where he worked with Dr. Grace Gill on transcription. He then got his Ph.D. in Molecular Cancer Biology from Duke University, working with Dr. Tso-Pang Yao on the function and regulation of histone deacetylases. He was a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Susan Wente at Vanderbilt University, where he focused on the functional connections between the gene expression processes of translation and mRNA nuclear export. Dr. Bolger then moved to the Southwest, opening his own lab as a faculty member at the University of Arizona in Tucson. However, the green and rain of Athens called him back to the Southeast and the University of Georgia in 2023. His wife, Molly, is also a faculty member at UGA, and they have three children, one dog, one cat, and three mice.

Vanessa Hardman

Research Associate / Lab Manager

Undergraduate: Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture Technology (Kenya)

Master's: Alabama A&M University

Akanksha Swarup

Ph.D. candidate, BCMB program

Undergraduate: Savitribai Phule Pune University (India)

Master's: Maastricht University (Netherlands) & Savitribai Phule Pune University

Allison Michael

Ph.D. candidate, BCMB program

Undergraduate: Arizona State University

Bolger Lab, Tucson Branch:

Stephanie Gastelum

Ph.D. candidate, MCB program (University of Arizona)

Undergraduate: Northern Arizona University

Edsiah Nelson

Undergraduate Researcher

UGA Biochemistry major

Ryan Kuhs

Undergraduate Researcher

UGA Biology major

Kennedy Howard

Undergraduate Researcher

UGA Biochemistry major


The Bolger lab is looking for a few good researchers! 

Motivated grad students, post-docs, or undergraduates can contact Dr. Bolger if interested.