Thomas E. Curry, Jr., Ph.D.

Professor and Vice Chair
East Carolina University, 1983

As with all experimental research endeavors, the contributions that we make to the understanding of basic scientific principles is accomplished by a team of unique individuals. Each individual brings their own set of skills and personalities to the laboratory. The attached pages attempt to show not the scientific aspects of the people in the laboratory, but rather the personalities and outside interests of these individuals. In these days of mission statements, long term objectives, and strategic plans; I believe that those associated with my laboratory work hard, play hard, and live life with inquiry, vigor, and wonderment each day. Myself, I enjoy the out of doors, putting a few miles on my bike, and torturing all around with my guitar playing.

Patrick Hannon, Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Scholar
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2015

I joined the Curry lab in July 2015 after completing my Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My Ph.D. work focused on the detrimental impact of environmental toxicants on normal ovarian function. I am deeply intrigued with all aspects of ovarian biology, so investigating ovulation in the Curry lab is very rewarding. My girlfriend Grace and I are avid hikers, travelers, and explorers of new places. We also enjoy music, television, movies, art, and playing with our cat, Chief. As we are both from the Chicagoland area, we are big fans of the Fighting Illini, Bears, Blackhawks, and White Sox. 

Madison Lane

Undergraduate Research Assistant
I am an undergraduate student working in the Curry Lab. I am a biology major, microbiology minor, and am on the pre-med track. I hope to become a surgeon, and I am very interested in Obstetrics and Gynecology. I am originally from Paducah, Kentucky and I love to cook and bake, go shopping, and I also play the guitar. I enjoy spending time with my family and definitely with my dogs. I hope to practice medicine in Kentucky one day and take care of the State that has made me, me!

Carole Bryant

Research Facility Manager
I am a research technician in the Curry lab. I originally started at the bench but have now moved to supervising and running the lab which performs all of the sex hormone assays for the Hospital along with running assays for the lab. I enjoy the outdoors and have been actively involved with the Kentucky Lab Rescue which tries to find homes for abandoned Labrador retrievers. Mattie (in the picture) came from the KY Lab Rescue as did Dr. Curry’s dog Maui.

Kathy Rosewell, B.A.

Scientist II
University of Maryland, 1983
I’ve worked for Dr. Curry since 2002. In the lab I work on a variety of projects; which have included work on aging ovaries and the use of new techniques such as DNA arrays & proteomics. I also manage the lab and assist in administrative aspects of grant management. I have 2 grown daughters; the oldest, Amanda, received a PhD in Human Genetics from Baylor College of Medicine and the youngest, Samantha, is a special education teacher at Freedom Elementary in Bullitt Co. I enjoy travel with my husband, reading and lounging by the pool. I also enjoy cheering for the Wildcats; GO BIG BLUE!!!

Linah Al-Alem, Ph.D.

Post-doctoral Fellow
University of Kentucky, 2010
I joined the Curry lab in August of 2007 as a Doctoral student in the Department of Molecular and Biomedical Pharmacology. I am originally from Jordan. I have a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Jordan and a Master’s degree in Clinical Reproduction from the University of Kentucky. My project is focused on the role of FDA approved medications on ovarian cancer. Ever since I came to Kentucky I have increasingly enjoyed outdoor activities. I also like traveling and in my spare time I draw, sing and play the piano.

Muraly Puttabyatappa, Ph.D.

Post-doctoral Fellow
University of Maryland, 2010
I studied Veterinary Medicine at the Veterinary College, Bangalore, India. After spending 2 1/2 Years at the India Institute of Sciences, Bangalore, I was introduced into research and therefore came to US for my PhD. Outside the lab, I love playing table tennis or hiking. I also enjoy watching cricket (the roller-coaster ride of the Indian cricket team). Since living in US I have started to like western classical, Johnny Cash, Baltimore ravens football and after moving to Kentucky college basketball of course.