Congratulations to Dr. Kandice Tessneer on the birth of her new baby boy!
Dr. Gaffney and everyone on the Gaffney team want to congratulate Jaanam Gopalakrishnan! She is the recipient of the 2017 OMRF Pre-doctoral Scholarship endowed by the Barrett Scholarship Fund. A job well done, Jaanam!
Dr. Gaffney and his research team would like to welcome OUHSC MD/PhD rotation student, John Woods, and OMRF Fleming Scholars, Kari Hall and Henry (Hank) Unterschuetz, to our research program.
John is a MD/PhD student at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. We are delighted that he selected Dr. Gaffney’s research team for his first laboratory rotation. John will be exploring the ins and outs of CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing under the mentorship of our Staff Scientist, Dr. Satish Pasula.
Kari and Hank are undergraduate students at the University of Oklahoma. They were selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants to participate in OMRF’s 2017 Fleming Scholar Program. Kari and Hank will be investigating the complexities of cellular stress pathways as they pertain to SLE while under the mentorship of our Assistant Staff Scientist, Dr. Mandi Wiley.
Jaanam Gopalakrishnan was awarded a highly competitive 2017 GREAT Symposium Graduate Student Travel Award for her oral presentation of her recent work on the “Identification of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus causal risk variant candidates spanning UBE2L3 haplotype”.
Yao Fu was awarded a competitive 2017 OMRF Retreat Travel Award for her poster presentation introducing “Protein-mediated 3D Genome Architecture by HiChIP”. Yao is spearheading the development of innovative HiChIP technologies for primary cell applications.
Way to go ladies! Keep up the hard work.
Congratulations and celebrations are in order! Dr. Ajay Nair welcomed his beautiful baby girl into the world this weekend!
Dr. Gaffney and his team would like to welcome our newest GPiBS rotation student, Jennifer Nichols!
The Gaffney lab would like to welcome two new members to our research team. Robert Kwapich is participating in a Visiting Research Graduate Traineeship Program from the University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland, and will be working on some of our newest research in investigating the diversity of the microbiome in health and disease. Dr. Yao Fu is our newest post-doctoral fellow. She is a familiar face at OMRF as she joins our group by way of Dr. Tim Griffin’s Lab. We are delighted that she has accepted the challenge of investigating 3D genome architecture and how they influence gene expression and disease phenotypes. The Gaffney Lab is thrilled to have you both Robert and Dr. Fu.
Caroline Say is an Oklahoma City native and an undergraduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Caroline has joined us for the summer to learn about functional genomics and the methodologies used to investigate them. She will be working with Dr. Nair and Dr. Wu to design a CRISPR/Cas9 system to disrupt the enhancer region of TNFAIP3, a SLE risk variant. Welcome Caroline!
The Gaffney Lab would like to welcome the newest member of our team! Jaanam Gopalakrishnan is a Ph.D. student in the GPiBS program at the University of Oklahoma Health Science. Her dissertation studies will be focused on investigating the molecular and functional role of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus risk haplotypes spanning the UBE2L3 gene. We are delighted to have her!
The Gaffney lab is celebrating the arrival of two of our tiniest members. Congratulations to Graham and Mandi Wiley the birth of their baby girl, and Stuart Glenn for the birth of his baby boy.