Lab Members:

  • Project Leaders
  • Postdocs
  • Graduate Students
  • Undergraduate Students
  • Research Staff
  • Visting Faculty
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    Principal Investigators

    Carole Ober
    Carole Ober, PhD
    Blum-Riese Professor

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    Project Leaders

    Nathan Schoettler, MD, PhD
    Nathan Schoettler, MD, PhD
    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Instructor, Department of Medicine

    Genetic and epigenetic responses of human lung resident immune cells to asthma promoting stimuli, and the contributions of these responses to lung-associated phenotypes.
    Emma Thompson, PhD
    Emma Thompson, PhD
    Research Assistant Professor

    I am interested in the identification of genes contributing to airway hyperresponsiveness using integrated genetic, genomic, and physiologic approaches in airway smooth muscle cells.

    Postdocs

    Britney Helling
    Britney Helling
    Human Genetics

    Functional genomic studies of airway cells.
    Andréanne Morin
    Andréanne Morin
    Human Genetics

    The impact of pre- and post-natal exposures on microbiota, metabolome and epigenetic changes in early childhood, and the subsequent development of asthma and allergy

    Graduate Students

    Selene Clay
    Selene Clay
    Human Genetics

    Kevin Magnaye
    Kevin Magnaye
    Human Genetics

    Elucidating the role of nuclear and mitochondrial variation on the genetic and epigenetic architecture of asthma and other complex phenotypes in ethnically diverse populations.
    Marcus Soliai
    Marcus Soliai
    Human Genetics

    Exploring genetic and epigenetic responses of cultured nasal epithelial cells to viral and bacterial stimuli in chronic rhinosinutis (CRS) patients and controls
    Charles Washington
    Charles Washington
    Human Genetics

    Investigating gene-environment interactions and epigenetics in childhood onset asthma.

    Undergraduate Students

    Anjali Das
    Anjali Das


    Adriana Prichina
    Adriana Prichina


    Research Staff

    Rebecca Anderson, MS
    Rebecca Anderson, MS
    Genetic Counselor

    Project Manager for the Prematurity Research Center; coordination of patient recruitment for asthma genetic studies; coordination of Hutterite field trips and phenotype databases; and carrier screening in the Hutterites
    Christine Billstrand
    Christine Billstrand
    Senior Research Staff

    Tissue culture and placenta processing for the Prematurity Research Center
    Kathleen Murray, MPh
    Kathleen Murray, MPh
    Research Coordinator

    IRB and study coordination
    Katherine Naughton
    Katherine Naughton
    Research Technologist

    Laboratory management, sample processing, nucleic acid isolation, quantitation, and genotyping.
    Raluca Nicolae, DDS
    Raluca Nicolae, DDS
    Research Professional Associate (Senior Research Staff)

    Sample processing and management of sample collections
    Catherine Stanhope, MS
    Catherine Stanhope, MS
    Biostatistician

    Statistical Genetics
    William Wentworth-Sheilds, MS
    William Wentworth-Sheilds, MS
    Database Administrator


    Ober Lab Address

    University of Chicago
    Department of Human Genetics
    920 E. 58th St. CLSC 501
    Chicago, IL 60637

    Tel: (773) 702-5898
    Fax: (773) 834-0505


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