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Lab Members

Current Lab Members and Research Interests

Sharon DentPrincipal Investigator

Sharon Y. R. Dent, Ph.D. (formerly Sharon Y. Roth)

Professor
sroth@mdanderson.org
Originally from Garland, Texas
B.Sc. University of North Texas
Ph.D. Rice University
Research Interests: Functions and regulation of histone
modifying enzymes; epigenetics


Boyko AtanassovBoyko S. Atanassov, Ph.D.
Instructor
batanass@mdanderson.org
Originally from Sofia, Bulgaria
M.S. Sofia University Biology School
Ph.D. Bulgarian Academy of Sciences/NIH
Research Interests: Chromosomal instability, chromatin
modifiers, DNA repair

 

 

Aimee FarriaAimee Farria
Graduate Research Assistant
atfarria@mdanderson.org
Originally from New Orleans, LA
B.S. in Molecular Toxicology, University of California, Berkeley
Research Interests: Epigenetics; the role of histone-modifying enzymes in cancer



Qihuang Jin, Ph.D.
Instructor
qjin1@mdanderson.org
Originally from China
B.S. Wuhan University, Wuhan China
Ph.D. Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China
Research Interests: Redundant functions of GCN5 and PCAF

 

Lia KoutelouEvangelia Koutelou, Ph.D.
Instructor
ekoutelou@mdanderson.org
Originally from Athens, Greece
B.S. University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
Ph.D. University of Crete, Heraklion – Stowers Institute
for Medical Research, Kansas City, MO
Research Interests: Chromatin remodeling complexes in
mouse development

Xianghong Kuang
Research Investigator
xkuang@mdanderson.org
Originally from China
M.D. West China University of Medical Sciences
M.S. in Pharmacology, West China University of Medical Sciences
Research Interests: The role of histone modifying enzymes in cancer




Xianjiang Lan
Graduate Research Assistant
xlan@mdanderson.org
Originally from China
M.S. in Genetics, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China
Research Interests: PolyQ expansion disorders, function and regulation of chromatin remodeling complex in mouse

 

 

Wenqian (Vera) Li
Graduate Research Assistant
wli3@mdanderson.org
Originally from China
M.D. in Basic Biomedical Sciences, Peking University, China
Research Interests: Epigenetic profiling of breast cancer subtypes

 

 

Tim Macatee, B.S.Tim Macatee, B.S.
Research Investigator
tlmacatee@mdanderson.org
Originally from Drexel Hill, PA 
B.S. In Marine Biology, Fairleigh Dickinson University
Research Interests: Epigenetic control during development

 

 

 

Amanda Martin
Research Technician III
ammartin@mdanderson.org
Originally from Bastrop, TX
Research Interests: Mouse husbandry, genotyping

 

 

 

Andrew Salinger
Laboratory Manager
apsalinger@mdanderson.org
Originally from Brownsville, TX
B.S. Texas A&M University, College Station
M.S. Texas A&M University, College Station


Andria SchiblerAndria Schibler
Graduate Research Assistant
andria.schibler@uth.tmc.edu
Originally from Springfield, OH
B.S. Suffolk University - Biology, Boston, MA
Research Interests: Yeast



Li Wang
Graduate Research Assistant
wli2@mdanaderson.org
Originally from China
B.S. in Pharmacology, Peking University, Beijing, China
Research Interests: Epigenetics, function and regulation of histone modifying enzymes in embryonic stem cells and development.

 

Former Lab Members

Postdoctoral Fellows

  • James R. Bone, Ph.D.
  • Ping Bu, Ph.D.
  • Jill S. Butler, Ph.D.
  • Renée Chosed, Ph.D.
  • Judy Davie, Ph.D.
  • Diane Edmondson, Ph.D.
  • Calley Hirsch, Ph.D.
  • Yanjie Li, Ph.D.
  • Alejandra Loyola, Ph.D.
  • Yukio Makai, Ph.D.
  • Tania Malave, Ph.D.
  • Urszula (Ula) Polak, Ph.D.
  • Rod Weilbacher, Ph.D.
  • Marenda Wilson-Pham, Ph.D.
  • Shannon Wyszomierski, Ph.D.
  • Zhijing (Jay) Zhang, Ph.D.
  • Jenny Zhao, Ph.D.

Research Scientists/Assistant Professors

  • Marek Napierala, Ph.D.
  • Louis S. Ramagli, Ph.D.

Lab Managers

  • Madelene M. Coombes
  • Billy Hampton

Research Assistants

  • Suzanne Barzee
  • Cherie Coco
  • Rebecca Lewis
  • Elizabeth McIvor
  • Denise Woods

Graduate Students

  • Yi-Chun (EJ) Chen, Ph.D.
  • Yvonne A. Evrard, Ph.D.
  • Ling Huang, Ph.D.
  • Eun Ah Kim, Ph.D.
  • John Latham, Ph.D.
  • Wenchu Lin, Ph.D.
  • Huy Phan, Ph.D.
  • Brian A. Rowley, B.A., B.S.
  • Geri Srajer, Ph.D.
  • Tamara Tripic, Ph.D.
  • Anjanette Watson, Ph.D.
  • Wanting Xu, Ph.D.
  • Ke Zhang, Ph.D.
  • Wenzhen Zhang, Ph.D.

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