Principal Investigator


  • (Jackie) Yun Ying, M.S.

    (Jackie) Yun Ying, M.S.

    Lab Manager
     Email (Jackie) Yun Ying, M.S.
  • Apoorva Babu, M.S.

    Apoorva Babu, M.S.

    Application Developer
  • Lillian Levin, B.S.

    Lillian Levin, B.S.

    Research Specialist
  • Shanru Li, Ph.D.

    Shanru Li, Ph.D.

    Senior Research Investigator
  • Mike Morley, M.S.

    Mike Morley, M.S.

    Senior Bioinformatics Specialist
  • Kate Stewart, Ph.D.

    Kate Stewart, Ph.D.

    Director of Research Operations Penn-CHOP Lung Biology Institute (LBI)
     Email Kate Stewart, Ph.D.
  • Su Zhou, B.S.

    Su Zhou, B.S.

    Research Specialist

Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Deepthi Alapati, M.D.

    Deepthi Alapati, M.D.

  • Maria Basil, M.D., Ph.D.

    Maria Basil, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Danielle Callaway, M.D., Ph.D.

    Danielle Callaway, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Leo Cardenas, Ph.D.

    Leo Cardenas, Ph.D.

  • Dakota Jones, Ph.D.

    Dakota Jones, Ph.D.

  • Terren Niethamer, Ph. D.

    Terren Niethamer, Ph. D.

  • Joseph Planer, M.D., Ph.D.

    Joseph Planer, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Kazushige Shiraishi, Ph.D.

    Kazushige Shiraishi, Ph.D.

Graduate Students

  • Derek Liberti

    Derek Liberti

  • Ian Penkala

    Ian Penkala




Former Postdocs
  • Nibedita Rath, Ph.D., Scientific Director, Open Source Pharma Foundation, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Indian Institute of Science Campus, India
  • Weiguo Shu, Ph.D., Senior Scientist Group Lead at ATCC 
  • Ann Chokas, Ph.D., Global Marketing Manager- Microbiology at Beckman Coulter 
  • Ethan David Cohen, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, University of Rochester
  • Yuzhen Zhang, Ph.D., Professor, Center for Translational Medicine Tongji School of Medicine, Shanghai, China
  • Frederick Anokye-Danso, Ph.D., Instructor of Medicine, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University
  • Patrice Bilesimo, Ph.D., Global Product Marketing Manager, IDBS
  • Ying Tian, Ph.D., Associate Professor Pharmacology, Temple University School of Medicine
  • Tien Peng, M.D., Assistant Professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine, UCSF Department of Medicine
  • Daniel Swarr, M.D., Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology & Pulmonary Biology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • David Frank, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Attending Physician, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania
  • Ying Liu, M.D., Ph.D., Scientist, MedImmune 
  • Will Zacharias, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary Biology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine 
  • Jarrod Zepp, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Former Graduate Students
  • Ashley Goss, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Mayumi Miller, Ph.D., Research Biologist, FDA
  • Rachel Kazdik, R., Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, David Kovar Lab, University of Chicago
  • Melinda Snitow, Ph.D., Post-doctoral fellow, Peter Klein  Lab, University of Pennsylvania
  • Yi Wang, Ph.D., Instructor, Jeff Gordon Lab, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis 
  • Michael Herriges, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Darrell Kotton Lab, Boston University
  • Rebecca Windmueller, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Modalis Therapeutics, Inc.