Lab Members:

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Principal Investigators

Carole Ober, PhD
Carole Ober, PhD
Blum-Riese Professor


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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 Associate Professor

Identifying genes contributing to airway hyperresponsiveness using integrated genetic, genomic, and physiologic approaches in airway smooth muscle cells.

Graduate Students

Maria Victoria Meneses
Maria Victoria Meneses
Human Genetics

Identifying genetic variants that contribute to common diseases, such as asthma, and studying gene-environment interactions to enhance our understanding of their genetic architecture
Charles Washington
Charles Washington
Human Genetics

Identifying asthma risk variants through studies of gene-environment interactions and haplotype analyses
Ethan Zhong
Ethan Zhong
Human Genetics

Using computational approaches to better understand genetic variations relevant to the onset and progression of human diseases, in particular those related to asthma

Undergraduate Students

Oliver Bozhko
Oliver Bozhko

Identifying genetic variants that contribute to the onset of diseases such as asthma through the analysis of blood samples and cells.
Ellise Kurczewski
Ellise Kurczewski

Identifying genes and genetic variants that contribute to risk of pediatric asthma development through analysis of blood mononuclear cells.

Research Staff

Rebecca Anderson, MS
Rebecca Anderson, MS
Genetic Counselor

Program Coordinator for the Asthma and Allergic Disease Clinical Research Center (AADCRC) at UChicago; coordination of Hutterite studies, including carrier screening and reporting of results
Christine Billstrand
Christine Billstrand
Senior Research Staff

Tissue culture and functional genomic studies as part of the Asthma and Allergic Disease Clinical Research Center, and preparation of samples for transcriptional and epigenomic studies
Gong 龚 Qing 清, MS
Gong 龚 Qing 清, MS
Biostatistician

Adriana Prichina
Adriana Prichina
Research Specialist

William Wentworth-Sheilds, MS
William Wentworth-Sheilds, MS
Senior Programmer


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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