Welcome to the Kahn Laboratory
The Kahn Lab is currently seeking postdoctoral fellows and graduate students interested in studying various aspects of vascular biology including: mechanisms of vascular malformations, heart disease, lymphatic and blood vessel development, and COVID-19-related vascular pathologies.
The Kahn Lab is interested in signaling pathways at the intersection of cardiovascular development and disease. Our focus includes:
- Cerebral Cavernous Malformations
- Placental Development
- Lymphatics in Development and Disease
- Heart Development and Disease
- Hematopoiesis and Thrombosis
We combine complex mouse genetics systems with state-of-the-art biochemical and molecular approaches to understand the function of these pathways during development and disease. We have collaborations across Penn, CHOP, and other academic institutions such as Duke, University of Chicago, and Cornell.
The Kahn Lab is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive environment for individuals of all backgrounds, particularly those who are underrepresented in science and medicine. Our lab is committed to social justice and anti-racism, and we welcome all aspiring scientists to join our lab.
We are currently accepting graduate students and applications for postdoctoral research fellows! Please email Dr. Kahn at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in joining the lab.
Xiaowen's paper is now out in Developmental Cell! Read it here.
Derek's paper is now out in Nature Cardiovascular Research! Read it here.
CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Derek Sung on successfully defending his thesis!
Siqi is awarded the American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship. Congratulations, Siqi!
CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Aileen Ren on successfully defending her thesis!
Steven is awarded the American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship. Congratulations, Steven!