Welcome to the Grice Laboratory in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania! Our research integrates genomics, microbiology, dermatology, and immunology to examine host-microbe interactions of the skin in health and disease. We are an interdisciplinary and highly collaborative team of post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, and technical staff.
We invite you to explore our web site to learn more about our research program and its members.
In The News
Preeti Bhanap, a graduate student in the Genomics and Computational Biology program, joins the lab for a rotation.
See Aayushi Uberoi's interview about her research with Awesome Games Done Quick host Kungfufruitcup
We bid farewell to our long standing bioinformatician, Qi Zheng, and wish him every success in his new position with the University of Pennsylvania Gene Therapy Program
Welcome to the newest Club Grice member, baby Otto, and congratulations to his parents, postdoc Amelia McCready-Vangi and husband Tony
The hard work of a number of Club Grice members has paid dividends this fall/winter in the form of grants and awards. Congratulations to Jordan Harris, Torri Lovins, and Ellen White who are recipients of NIH F31 awards. Monica Wei for her NIH T32 Microbiology fellowship. Amy Campbell recipient of a Blavatnik Family Fellowship.
Ting-Chun "Jamie" Pan joins the lab for her first rotation as a graduate student in the Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology program.
Elizabeth Grice is appointed the Vice Chair of Basic Science Research, Department of Dermatology
Congratulation to Aayushi Uberoi and Casey Bartow-McKenney for the publication of their research in Cell Host & Microbe.
Welcome to Adriana Caldwell, who joins us as a "virtual" summer postbac student.
Aayushi Uberoi awarded an Awesome Games Done Quick Prevent Cancer Foundation postdoctoral fellowship.
Best wishes to Laurice Flowers as she starts her Medical and Public Health Fellowship at Indiana School of Medicine, Indianapolis.
Welcome to Ellen White who joins Club Grice as an MSTP student.
MSTP student Monica Wei joins the lab for a rotation project.
MSTP student Jordan Harris joins the lab for a rotation project.
Bon voyage to Julia Bugayev, longest running Club Grice member, as she heads west to UCLA to pursue a Masters in Public Health degree.
Victoria "Tori" Lovins joins the Club Grice. Tori is a graduate student in the Cellular & Molecular Biology program.
Erin Schroeder is awarded a prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship.
Congratulations to Casey Bartow-McKenney, Ph.D. who successfully defended his doctoral dissertation on June 4th 2019.
Welcome to Erin Schroeder (Gettysburg College) and Neal Chan (Tufts Univ.) who join the lab as summer research undergraduates.
Jasmine Walsh (Oakwood University) joins the lab for a year as an awardee in the UPENN PREP scholars Program
Jacob Leiby, graduate student in Genomics & Computational Biology Program, will be spending the summer with us as part of his graduate rotation.
Amy Campbell, graduate student in the Genomics & Computational Biology Program, joins Club Grice
A fond goodbye to Max Grogan who departs back to the UK for his final year at Kings College, London
Congratulations to Elizabeth who is promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.
Qi Zheng’s paper (with co-authors Casey Bartow-Mckenney, Jacquelyn Meisel, and Elizabeth Grice), HmmUFOtu: An HMM and phylogenetic placement based ultra-fast taxonomic assignment and OTU picking tool for microbiome amplicon sequencing studies is accepted for publication in Genome Biology. Click here for the HmmUFOtu tool.
Casey Bartow-Mckenney’s paper (with co-authors Geoffrey Hannigan, Joseph Horwinski, Patrick Hesketh, Annamarie Horan, Samir Mehta, and Elizabeth Grice), The microbiota of traumatic, open fracture wounds is associated with mechanism of injury is accepted for publication in Wound Repair and Regeneration.
Simon Knight joins Club Grice as the new lab manager.
Emilio Rodriguez leaves the lab to start graduate school at Emory University.
Aayushi Uberoi joins the lab as a postdoctoral fellow. Aayushi completed her Ph.D. in Cancer Biology under the guidance of Paul Lambert at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Lab manager Joseph Horwinski heads to Washington state to start his own farm.
Linsday Kalan goes to start her own lab at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Jacquelyn Meisel leaves the Grice Lab for a Post-Doctoral position in the lab of Mihai Pop at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Adam departs for his new job as a consultant at ClearView Healthcare Partners.
Laurice Flowers PhD Joins the Grice Lab as a Post-doctoral fellow. Laurice was previously a graduate student at Tufts University.
Jacquelyn Meisel successfully defends her thesis!
Adam SanMiguel successfully defends his thesis and the whole lab got matching Club Grice shirts to celebrate.
Lindsay Kalan won the 2017 Young Investigator Award at the Wound Healing Society.
Ciara Gimblet Ochieng successfully defends her thesis!
Michael Loesche successfully defends his thesis!
Adam SanMiguel wins a set of head phones for best short talk given at the Dermatology Research Day.
Lab fun day at Parvin State Park, NJ.
Grice lab wins the 2016 March Micro Madness held by the Department of Microbiology at the Perelman School of Medicine.
Geoffrey Hannigan PhD leaves the Grice lab for a Post-doctoral position in the lab of Patrick Schloss PhD at the University of Michigan.
Geoffrey Hannigan successfully defends his thesis!
Geoffrey Hannigan will defend his thesis on October 2, 2015 at 3 pm in the BRB Auditorium.
The Philadelphia Inquirer features Elizabeth in an article highlighting collaborations between academia and the pharmaceutical industry.
Lindsay Kalan PhD Joins the Grice Lab as a Post-doctoral fellow. Lindsay was previously the Head of Research and Development at Exiton Technologies, Inc. in Edmonton Canada.
Georgia Sfyroera PhD joins the Grice lab as a Research Associate. Previously Georgia was a Research Associate and L'Oreal UNESCO Laureate at National Center for Scientific Research Demokritos in Athens Greece.
Casey Bartow-McKenney joins the Grice lab! Casey is a PhD student in the Genomics and Computational Biology graduate group at Penn.
Meet our newest Grice lab member, Elena Anne!