Emma Thompson, PhD
Research Associate (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.
Functional genomic studies of airway cells.
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, 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.
Investigating genetic and epigenetic contributions to parturition and preterm birth.
Identifying genes and understanding their patterns of association in asthma and other complex phenotypes, with a focus in rare variation
Elucidating the role of nuclear and mitochondrial variation on the genetic and epigenetic architecture of asthma and other complex phenotypes in ethnically diverse populations.
Committee on Genetics, Genomics and Systems Biology
Identifying and characterizing the contribution of parent of origin effects on complex traits and gene expression.
Exploring genetic and epigenetic responses of cultured nasal epithelial cells to viral and bacterial stimuli in chronic rhinosinutis (CRS) patients and controls
Studying gene expression, DNA methylation and cytokine and immune responses in Hutterite and Amish school children.
Investigating gene-environment interactions and epigenetics in childhood onset asthma.
Rebecca Anderson, MS
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
Senior Research Staff
Tissue culture and placenta processing for the Prematurity Research Center
Catherine Stanhope, MS
Janel Huffman, MS
Technology development; sample preparation; genomic assays.
Kathleen Murray, MPh
IRB and study coordination
Laboratory management, sample processing, nucleic acid isolation, quantitation, and genotyping.
Raluca Nicolae, DDS
Research Professional Associate (Senior Research Staff)
Sample processing and management of sample collections
Tiratat Patana-anake, MS
William Wentworth-Sheilds, MS
Klaus Bønnelykke, MD, PhD
Senior researcher, COPSAC and Clinical Associate Professor, Univ. of Copenhagen
Early origins and functional subtypes (endotypes) of asthma, allergy and eczema with a particular emphasis on genetics. I am collaborating with the Ober group to explore early gene-environment interactions in the COPSAC2010 birth cohort study.