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Nam Woo Cho, MD, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Immunology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Research Summary: 
The Cho Lab is focused on understanding principles of molecular and cellular interactions between cancer and immunity.

John Chorba, MD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Vascular & Cardiac Biology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Tissue / Organ Biology & Endocrinology
Research Summary: 
The Chemical Biology of Cardiometabolic Disease
Mentorship Development: 

The central theme of the Chorba Lab is to model clinically relevant phenomena in a controlled environment. The major goals are to develop new therapies, targets, and diagnostics that change paradigms in medicine. Inspired by clinical practice, we 1) develop biochemical tools and 2) tackle seemingly undruggable targets to 3) understand the mechanistic basis of cardiometabolic disease and beyond. We work at the interface of chemistry and biology, using the bidirectionality of bench-to-bedside research to expand our findings from any given disease model to the fundamental biology at play.

Jonathan Chou, MD, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Immunology
Research Summary: 
Mechanisms underlying transcriptional dysregulation, DNA damage responses, inflammation and resistance. Design theranostics targeting the cancer surface proteome and define synthetic lethal interactions.

Onur Cil, MD, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Tissue / Organ Biology & Endocrinology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Vascular & Cardiac Biology
Research Summary: 
Drug discovery/repurposing and disease pathogenesis mechanisms for renal, gastrointestinal, and cardiovascular diseases.

Kelsey Collins, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Tissue / Organ Biology & Endocrinology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Research Summary: 
We leverage interdisciplinary approaches in bioengineering, endocrinology, and physiology to determine molecular mechanisms of tissue crosstalk in osteoarthritis.

Eric Collisson, MD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Human Genetics
Research Summary: 
I am a medical oncologist with a specific interest in the genomics of cancer.

Alexis Combes, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Immunology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Research Summary: 
Discover and dissect recurring patterns of the immune system.

Carlo Condello, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Neurobiology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Immunology
Research Summary: 
We innovate new imaging methods and model systems to elucidate the cell and molecular biology of neurodegenerative diseases and the role of microglia.
Mentorship Development: 

2/2021 - Three Truths & Three Tries: Facing & Overcoming Critical Social Justice Challenges at the Micro, Mezzo & Macro Levels
5/2021 - Sharpening your Mentoring Skills (SyMS)

Bruce Conklin, MD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Neurobiology
Research Summary: 
Human Cardiovascular Genetics and Genome Engineering

Marco Conti, MD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
None
Research Summary: 
Mechanisms of Action of Peptide Hormones and Growth Factors

Abigail (Abby) Buchwalter Cool, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Human Genetics
Research Summary: 
We seek to understand how the organization of the nucleus is established, specialized across cell types, and maintained over time to influence cellular identity.
Mentorship Development: 

11/21/19    Equity and Inclusion in the Lab (2 hours)
11/10/20    Optimizing the Efficiency of Your Lab
5/2021  Sharpening your Mentoring Skills (SyMS)

Ryan Corces, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Neurobiology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Human Genetics
Research Summary: 
The Corces Lab studies the genetic and epigenetic underpinnings of neurodegenerative diseases using primary human tissue, multi-omic profiling, and large-scale functional genomics assays.
Mentorship Development: 

11/10/20    Optimizing the Efficiency of Your Lab
2/18/21    Three Truths and Three Tries: Facing and Overcoming Critical Social Justice Challenges at the Micro, Mezzo, and Macro Levels
5/2021 - Sharpening your Mentoring Skills (SyMS)

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