members of the lab


Aaron Mickle

I have a diverse research background that includes: behavioral neuroscience, molecular and cellular neuroscience, neuropharmacology, neurophysiology, urology, and biomedical engineering. My current research focuses on incorporating molecular, cellular, and whole-animal approaches to answer questions in relation to bladder physiology and pain relief mechanisms. I have an extensive interest in continuing to advance the field of bladder physiology research, visceral pain mechanisms, education, and training.

In my free time, I chase around my three kids and enjoy camping, backpacking, and 3D printing/design.


Firoj Alom

I have obtained DVM and MS in Pharmacology degrees from Bangladesh. I was awarded PhD in veterinary sciences from Japan in 2019 where I studied signal transduction pathways leading to contraction/relaxation of smooth muscles in the intestine and urinary bladder targeting to find out a molecular target for the specific treatment of overactive bladder condition. I have an academic background and teaching experience in the field of physiology and pharmacology.

I pass my leisure time by playing with my three kids, fishing, watching cricket on TV and going outside with my family for sightseeing.


Gabbie Robilotto

I am a physiology graduate student studying visceral pain and bladder dysfunction mechanisms. I am especially interested in the potential role of angiotensin receptor types 1 and 2 in the bladder.

In my spare time, I enjoy horseback riding, playing with my 2 dogs, and being outside.


Hannah Anderson

I am pursuing a PhD in Biomedical Engineering with a specialization in neural engineering. My research is focused on the role of angiotensin type II receptor as it relates to bladder function and pain. I graduated from the University of Memphis in the spring of 2023 with bachelors in biomedical engineering and mathematical sciences. I have research background in tissue engineering and cognitive neuroscience.

In my free time, I enjoy being active, watching movies, and spending time with friends and family.


Bhavana Talluri