We are happy to announce that our first Cell and Molecular Biology/Cancer Biology graduate student, Louis Parham, has officially joined as the lab's first PhD student!
The Hamilton Laboratory welcomes postdoc Patrick Williams and rotation student Louis Parham in January 2018!
We are excited to welcome Patrick, who brings expertise in RNA binding protein biology and biochemistry to help us understand how the RNA binding protein, IMP1, is regulated in gastrointestinal regeneration and repair.
Rotation student, Louis, is a member of the Cell and Molecular Biology graduate group in Cancer Biology, under the umbrella of Penn Biomedical Graduate Studies. For his rotation project, Louis will focus on generating enteroid lines from transgenic mice and determine their sensitivity to cytokine-induced cell death.
Research assistant Rithika Behera and postdoctoral fellow Laura Bryant join the lab! Laura brings her expertise in retinal regenerative biology and a background in understanding genetic variants in disease to focus on epithelial defects contributing to the pathogenesis of IBD and VEO-IBD!
Laboratory manager, Lauren Simon, starts in the lab. Lauren obtained her BS in Biochemistry from Rutgers University and worked as a Research Specialist at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine before becoming the first member of the Hamilton lab. Lauren brings with her experience in in vivo models, meticulousness, and enthusiam for new challenges to the Hamilton lab. Welcome, Lauren!
The Hamilton laboratory opens its doors at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia! As a member of the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology, the Hamilton laboratory's broad goal is to understand new molecular mechanisms in gut health and disease. We are excited to build upon exisiting work and to build new collaborations across the Penn/CHOP campus and beyond.
Kate is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. She is the main author of this blog, where she shares updates from her research lab.