Chris comes to Penn after spending his undergraduate years at the University of Pittsburgh where he studied Microbiology. He has aspirations of going to graduate school to study Parasitology/Immunology and was looking for more lab experience in the field. He has previously looked at the microbiome of some of the Lingo receptor knockout mice as well as developed an allergy model for the lab.
Where are you from?
What is your favorite hangout place or favorite thing to do?
I enjoy training for and running road races. I am also an avid golfer. When I relax I enjoy reading or watching Sci-Fi/Fantasy.
What is your prior degree/training?
B.S. in Microbiology, University of Pittsburgh
What is your career aspiration?
I aim to pursue a PhD program in the field of Parasitology/Immunology. My experience in the Herbert lab will continue to expose me to some of the most recent and promising findings in the field.
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Updates on My Projects
In the past I have collaborated with Dan Beiting of Penn to develop a microbiome profile of some of our mice. He has a great blog that I was able to utilize to help a somewhat inexperienced coder along the process of using some of the software required to generate this data. The link to his blog can be found here: Cloud computing for metagenomics – Part I
I have re-established allergy models for papain and house dust mite (HDM) for the lab. The lab has a few outlets potentially into lung epithelium and currently we run a core that measures lung functionality.
I am also pursuing a project that looks at the EGFR ligand amphiregulin (AREG) produced from the myeloid compartment. This is in the context of hookworm infection and colitis models.