Our Team

Current Lab Staff

Peter Larsen

Peter Larsen, PhD

Genomics Assistant Director


My research interests are to apply to tools of computational modeling approaches and artificial intelligence approaches to understanding the molecular mechanisms of microbial community dynamics.  Microbial communities are characterized by their tremendous diversity and their functional redundancy.  These communities of microorganisms and how they interface with their environment are defined less by the presence or abundance of single species, but rather by the emergent properties of their metabolic and regulatory interactions.  Using high-throughput transcriptomic, proteomic, and metabolomic data, it becomes possible to identify the underlying patterns of interactions between organisms and between organisms and their environment.

Dr. Alan Wolfe

Dr. Alan Wolfe

Director, Loyola Genomics Facility
Email: awolfe@luc.edu

Roberto S. Limeira, M.S.

Roberto S. Limeira, M.S.

Genomics Specialist, Loyola Genomics Facility
Email: rlimeira@luc.edu  

Roberto Limeira

Roberto is focused on delivering existing LGF services with the utmost quality and rapid turnaround time, while simultaneously streamlining processes to build a foundation for growth. His approach has been on three fronts: procedural organization, data organization, and automation of processes. In his spare time, Roberto enjoys solving logical, visual, and spatial puzzles that involve an advance level of dexterity and imagination. 



Lana Tinawi

Lana Tinawi, B.S.

Research Assistant, Loyola Genomics Facility


Lana recently graduated in May 2020 from Loyola with a B.S. in Biophysics and a minor in Math. During her time at Loyola, she was a Resident Assistant, a Physics Teaching Assistant, and a Research Assistant in a Drosophila lab and aApplied Physics lab, along with getting some bioinformatics experience in gene annotation. She is intrigued by the intersectionality of the sciences and loves a good challenge. 


Asra Habibullah, B.S.

Research Assistant, Loyola Genomics Facility


Asra received a B.S. degree in Biochemistry from Elmhurst University in June 2019. During college she did research on water quality using Analytical Chemistry. She is currently pursuing a Master’s of Science degree in Cellular and Molecular Oncology at Loyola with a focus in Cancer Epigenetics. She hopes to continue doing research in industry/academia.