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Florence Flick Jaecker, PhD

Staff Scientist

Florence joined the Rentschler lab in August 2022. They earned their PhD in Physics for Life Science from the University of Strasbourg in France. They went on to a post-doctoral position in the Pathak lab at Washington University. Florence is currently working on the Additional Ventures' Cures Collaborative, a group of people dedicated to finding a cure for Single Ventricle Disease. In their free time they enjoy photography, travelling, dreaming of becoming an astronaut, and spending time with their rescue dog, Fisher.

Stephanie Hicks

Stephanie Hicks

Lab Manager

Stephanie Hicks is the Lab Manager for the Rentschler Lab. She Joined the Rentschler lab in December of 2012. She received her BS in Agriculture with a concentration in Animal Health Technology from Murray State University. She is a former veterinary technician who loves her pack of animals at home.  In her spare time she has a passion for photography, riding motorcycles, hunting, and water skiing.     

 

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James Tabor, MS

Research Technician II

James joined the Rentschler Lab in May 2022 after recently completing his M.S. in Physiology from Tulane University. He previously completed his B.S. in Psychology from Rockhurst University. He is currently assisting with multiple projects in the lab. Outside of the lab, he enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family. He is a lifelong fan of St. Louis sports and some of his favorite activities include alpine skiing, water skiing and working out.

Yuqian Xie

Yuqian Xie

Research Technican I

Yuqian (Freya) joined the Rentschler Lab in March 2024. She is currently assisting with multiple projects in the lab. In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her family and dog Oreo, going to live sports games like soccer, football, baseball, and ice hockey, partying with friends, and enjoying drawing and hand making things.