Current Members

Brendan Blackford, BS

Study coordinator/technician

James W. Foster, Ph.D.

Research Associate

Jihane Frikeche, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Nan Hu, MS

Bioinformatics Technologists

George Maiti, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Vishal Shinde, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher

Alumni

1998-2000  Ian C. Lawrance, MD., Ph.D – Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s disease studies. Present position: Professor, University of Western Australia, Freemantle, Australia.

2000-2005 Feng Wu, M.D., Ph.D -Research on Pathogenesis of Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s Disease. Present position: Research Faculty, Gastroenterology Division, University of Chicago School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

2002-2004 Neeraj Vij, Ph.D.  Lumican mediated cell signaling in the cornea. Present position: Associate Professor of Molecular & Cell Biology , College of Medicine, Central Michigan University.

2004-2009 Albert S. Jun, M.D., Ph.D.  KO8 award recipient: Role of Collagen type VIII in the mouse cornea. Present position: Professor, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins SOM, Baltimore MD

2006-2007 Mukesh Gandhari, Ph.D. Role of lumican in innate immune functions. Present position: Postdoctoral Fellow, NIH, Bethesda, MD

2007-2008 Jamie. L. Wolfe, M.D. Clinical Pediatric Gastroenterology fellow, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. Baltimore, MD. Present position: Gastroenterologist, Children’s National Specialists of Virginia, LLC, Fairfax, Virginia.  

2007-2009 Amit Ghosh, Ph. D. Peptidoglycan recognition proteins in the cornea. Present position: Postdoctoral fellow, Oregon Health Science Center,

2009-2010  Xiaojun Feng, Ph.D. Pathophysiology of keratoconus, Department of Medicine Johns Hopkins SOM, Baltimore, MD. Present position: Group Manager, Invitrogen, China.

2007-2010  Seakwoo Lee, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow. Regulation of inflammation by extracellular matrix lumican. Present position: Research Fellow, JHU Pediatrics-pulmonary.

2010-2012  Hanjuan Shao, Ph.D. Research Associate. ECM regulation of cellular functions. Present position: Research Associate, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pennsylvania.PA.

2010-2012 Sherri Gae Scott, Ph. D (Johns Hopkins CMM). Keratoconus research. Present position:Grants Administrator, FASEB.

2010-2012 Ranjita Harji- Gowda, Ph. D. Postdoctoral Fellow. Biochemical study of innate immune regulation by lumican.

2012 -2013 Zhaoxia Li, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow. Regulation of inflammatory infiltrates by lumican.