Kelz Lab

Our Team

Max B. Kelz, MD, PhD

Max B. Kelz, MD, PhD
David E. Longnecker Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
 Max.Kelz@uphs.upenn.edu
 215 573-8208

3620 Hamilton Walk
334 John Morgan Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104
 
Chair of Admissions, Department of Neuroscience MD PhD program
Advisor, MSTP Program
Director for Research Education, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Member, Committee on Appointments and Promotions, Department of Anesthesiology


Current Lab Members

Adeeti Aggarwal

Adeeti Aggarwal
MD/PhD Student, Neuroscience Graduate Group
 Adeeti.Aggarwal@uphs.upenn.edu


C. William Carspecken, MD, MS, MBA

C. William Carspecken, MD, MS, MBA
Instructor and T32 postdoctoral fellow in Anesthesiology and Critical Care
 Charles.Carspecken@uphs.upenn.edu


Michael Kitchens, MD

Michael Kitchens, MD
4th year PENN medical student


Kaitlyn Maier

Kaitlyn Maier
PhD Candidate, Pharmacology Graduate group
 Kaitlyn.Maier@uphs.upenn.edu


David Piel

David Piel
Research Specialist
 David.Piel@uphs.upenn.edu

Specializes in single cell electrophysiology


Sarah Reitz

Sarah Reitz
PhD Candidate, Neuroscience Graduate Group
 Sarah.Reitz@uphs.upenn.edu


Marlon Schwarz, MD

Marlon Schwarz, MD
Resident in Anesthesiology and Critical Care
 Marlon.Schwarz@uphs.upenn.edu


Derrick Yee

Derrick Yee
Penn undergraduate student



Previous Lab Members

Michael Chalifoux, MD

Michael Chalifoux, MD
Research Specialist

Michael spent a year with us after medical school prior to his anesthesiology residency at the University of Wisconsin. Michael Chalifoux's publications


Jingqiu Chen

Jingqiu Chen
Research Specialist

Jingqiu was Max's first, and very productive, research specialist. 


Yihan Chen

Yihan Chen
Penn undergraduate student

Yihan worked in the Kelz lab while an undergraduate at Penn.


Eliot Friedman, MD

Eliot Friedman, MD
Instructor, Dept of Medicine, UPENN

Eliot was working with the Klez lab while an instructor in the Department of Medicine. He is currently an intensivist at Lankenau Medical Center. 


Bo Han, MD

Bo Han, MD
Research Specialist

Bo was an integral part of the Kelz lab and is currently working in industry. 


Francis Hu

Francis Hu
Penn undergraduate student

Francis worked in the Kelz lab while an undergraduate student at Penn. 


Hilary McCarren

Hilary McCarren
Pharmacology graduate student

Hilary did her PhD thesis in the lab and accepted a postdoctoral fellowship with the DOD in Annapolis, MD. Publications from her PhD work.


Andrew McKinstry-Wu, MD

Andrew McKinstry-Wu, MD
Dripps Resident Scholar and T32 postdoctoral fellow

Andrew was a Dripps Resident Scholar at PENN Anesthesiology and Critical Care and a T32 postdoctoral fellow in the Kelz Lab, where he helped pioneer OptoAnesthesia. He is currently an assistant professor in the Department, a K08 recipient, and a member of the Penn Neuroscience of Unconsciousness and Reanimation Research Association (Neurra).


Jason Moore, PhD

Jason Moore, PhD
Neuroscience Graduate Student

Jason did his PhD thesis work in our lab, and is currently the founder and president of Gaiden Labs, a company that custom designs software to help with scientific problems.  Jason's PhD work publications


Brenna Shortal

Brenna Shortal
Research Specialist
 Brenna.Shortal@uphs.upenn.edu

Brenna was a research specialist working with Maz Kelz, as well as with Alex Proekt and Andrew McKinstry-Wu. She is currently in a PhD program in Penn's Neuroscience Graduate Group.


Albert Tsai, MD

Albert Tsai, MD
Penn medical student and resident in Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Albert worked in the Kelz lab while both a medical student and a resident at Penn. He is currently a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Stanford University.


 

 


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