Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Grice Lab

People


Elizabeth Grice, Ph.D.

Elizabeth Grice, Ph.D.


Principal Investigator, Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology
 egrice@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Elizabeth grew up in Iowa and Wisconsin and received her BA in Biology at Luther College in Decorah, IA. After moving to Baltimore, she received a PhD in Human Genetics from Johns Hopkins University, and did a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. Elizabeth joined the faculty of Penn Dermatology in 2012 and received tenure in 2018. She is currently also the Director of the Penn SBDRC, Vice Chair of Basic Research, and Vice Chair of the Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology Graduate Group. When she is not fixated on all things skin microbiome, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her daughter and husband and exploring all that the Philly area has to offer.


Simon Knight, Ph.D.

Simon Knight, Ph.D.


Lab Manager
 sknight@pennmedicine.upenn.edu
 215-573-1095

I grew up in the UK and received my B.Sc. in Applied Biology from Bristol Polytechnic.  Needing a change in scenery, I moved to Tucson where I obtained a Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Arizona.  After a “few years” of yeast genetics, I now manage the lab and help with projects.  In my spare time, I can be found on my bike or relaxing at the Cosmic Café.


Postdoctoral Fellows

Aayushi Uberoi, Ph.D.

Aayushi Uberoi, Ph.D.


Postdoctoral Fellow
 Aayushi.Uberoi@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Grice lab studying microbiome-host interactions and their impact on barrier homeostasis and repair. My  Ph.D. was completed in Dr. Paul Lambert's lab at University of Wisconsin-Madison where I studied the role of papillomaviruses in skin cancers.

 https://www.aayushiuberoi.com/


Amelia McCready, Ph.D.

Amelia McCready, Ph.D.


Postdoctoral Fellow
 Amelia.Mccready@pennmedicine.upenn.edu


Graduate Students

Amy Campbell

Amy Campbell


Graduate Student, Genomics and Computational Biology program
 acampbe@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

My main interest is in the phylogenomics of skin pathogens, particularly in the context of wounds. Currently I'm studying genomic basis of strain-specific effects of Staphylococcus aureus in diabetic foot ulcers. I'm supported by the Blavatnik Family Fellowship.


Victoria

Victoria "Tori" Lovins


Graduate Student, Cellular and Molecular Biology - Microbiology, Virology, & Parasitology


Ellen White

Ellen White


Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)
 ellen.white@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

I am studying host-microbiota interactions during wound healing, with a particular focus on bacteria-driven mechanisms of wound closure. I am supported by the Dermatology T32 Training Grant.


Monica Wei

Monica Wei


Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)
 monica.wei@pennmedicine.upenn.edu


Jordan Harris

Jordan Harris


Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)
 jordan.harris@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

My research investigates the intersection of cutaneous immunity, the skin microbiome, and sebaceous gland immunology. More specifically, I study how the skin microbiome interacts with T cells in the skin to stimulate homeostatic sebum secretion and what purpose this circuit serves physiologically. Currently, I am supported by the Dept of Dermatology T32 Training grant,