People

Meet members of the lab.

 
 
  PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

JENNIE LIN, MD MTR

AB (Harvard University, 2005) :: MD (University of Texas Medical School at Houston, 2009) :: MTR (University of Pennsylvania, 2017)

Internship and Residency (University of Colorado, 2009-2012) :: Nephrology Fellowship (University of Pennsylvania, 2012-2014)

I am a nephrologist building a research program dedicated to the translation of human-based discoveries to new biological insights. Merging my clinical interest in kidney disease with my research training at Penn's Cardiovascular Institute, my research focuses on functional interrogation of how novel genes identified through human genetics studies impact phenotypes relevant to cardiometabolic and renal diseases. My group will employ an integrative approach including cellular models derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells with genome-editing technology, animal-based mechanistic studies, and transcriptomic and proteomic discovery. Outside of work, I love indulging in foodie adventures, spinning, skiing, reading thought-provoking prose, and spending time with my two hounds.

  BIOINFORMATICS ANALYST

BIOINFORMATICS ANALYST

BEHRAM RADMANESH, MSc

I received my Bachelors in Biology from the University of Minnesota and a Masters in Bioinformatics from Johns Hopkins.  After my masters I continued my training as a Bioinformatician at the NIH and then moved into industry by working at ACGT Inc.  I have since rejoined academia by joining Dr. Lin's lab as a Bioinformatics Analyst.  In my time here at NU I am really looking forward to learning some hardcore statistics in order to understand the inner workings of the analysis tools that I will be using.  I love anything that has to do with space and I can't wait to travel the solar system on one of Elon Musk's Big Falcon Rockets.  My dream is to help future space travelers fix the genetic mutations they will have accumulated during their travels by using precision medicine and CRISPR-like techniques.  ==>   www.marsonmymind.com

  RESEARCH TECHNOLOGIST

RESEARCH TECHNOLOGIST

AMAL DADI

I graduated from Grinnell College in 2017 and received a Bachelor’s in French and Biology. As an undergraduate, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to conduct and support academic research efforts at both Rutgers University and Weill Cornell Medical College. These previous research experiences focused mainly on molecular and developmental neurobiology, so conducting studies related to cardiometabolic and renal disease is novel for me. I’m thrilled to join Dr. Lin’s laboratory as a research tech and lab manager, and to continue developing my research and laboratory skills at Northwestern. In addition to conducting research, I also work part time tutoring high school students. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, traveling, hiking, and spending time with my pets. I lived in France for several months as an undergraduate, where I developed a affinity for fine wine. Finally, I am incredibly passionate about scientific outreach and education, and I volunteer part-time at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.