Lab Members:

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Principal Investigators

Carole Ober
Carole Ober, PhD
Blum-Riese Professor

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Jayant Pinto
Jayant Pinto, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery

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Jayant Pinto
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
Nathan Schoettler
Nathan Schoettler
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.
Michelle Stein
Michelle Stein
Human Genetics

Studying gene expression, DNA methylation and cytokine and immune responses in Hutterite and Amish school children.

Graduate Students

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.
Sahar Mozaffari
Sahar Mozaffari
Committee on Genetics, Genomics and Systems Biology

Identifying and characterizing the contribution of parent of origin effects on complex traits and gene expression.
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


Alex Ho
Alex Ho


Olivia Malone
Olivia Malone


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
Catherine Stanhope, MS
Catherine Stanhope, MS
Biostatistician

Statistical Genetics
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
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 431F
Chicago, IL 60637

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


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