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

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

Matthew Dapas
Matthew Dapas
Human Genetics

Studying the genetics of asthma endotypes in inner-city children.
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

Interrogating to what extent does regulatory variation and coding variation in the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) genes contribute to childhood- and adult-onset asthma risk.
Charles Washington
Charles Washington
Human Genetics

Identifying asthma risk variants through studies of gene-environment interactions and haplotype analyses

Undergraduate Students

Al Hu
Al Hu


Yu Lin (Apple) Lee
Yu Lin (Apple) Lee


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
Adriana Prichina
Adriana Prichina
Research Specialist

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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