• Khurana Hershey Lab Trainees

    The Khurana Hershey Lab and the Division of Asthma Research is devoted to providing students of all levels with an excellent training opportunity in both clinical and in bench research.  Trainees include high school students, undergraduate and graduate students, pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellows, as well medical students and physician scientists. The goal of the Khurana Hershey Lab is to educate trainees in asthma research and the integration of asthma research into optimized clinical practice.  Several of the trainees of the Khurana Hershey Lab are now very successful and competitive in their current careers.

  • Name

    Lab Start Date

    Current Career

    Gerald Lee, MD

    2009

    Assistant Professor
    University of Louisville- School of Medicine

    Kelly Metz, MD

    2008

    Allergist
    Bernstein Allergy Group

    Tolly Epstein, MD

    2007

    Clinical Assistant Professor
    University of Cincinnati- College of Medicine

    Wi Liu, MD, PhD

    2006

    Resident
    University of Cincinnati Medical Center

    Andrew Smith, MD

    2005

    Physician
    University of Cincinnati- Internal Medicine / UC Health / UC Physicians

    Stavra Xanthakos, MD

    2005

    Associate Professor of Pediatric Medicine
    Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center

    Michelle Stevenson, MD, MS

    2000

    Associate Program Director / Associate Professor of Pediatrics / Research Director
    University of Louisville

    Douglas McDonald, MD, PhD

    2000

    Assistant Professor of Immunology
    Harvard Medical School

    Kimberly Risma, MD, PhD

    1999

    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

    Steven Sutton, MD

    1999

    Physician Partner
    Allergy & Asthma Inc.

    Name

    Lab Start Date

    Current Career

    Hanna M Elisabet Johansson, PhD2014Research Associate
    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

    Chang Xiao, MD, PhD2011Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

    Christopher McKnight, MD

    2011

    Clinical Fellow
    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

    Zhonghua Zhang, MD, PhD

    2010

    Research Associate
    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

    Patricia Fulkerson, MD, PhD

    2008

    Assistant Professor / Medical Writer
    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center / Allergy & Clinical Immunology

    Senthilkumar Sadhasivam, MD, MPA

    2008

    Associate Professor
    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

    Jocelyn Biagini-Myers, PhD2008Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
    Hyun-Bae Jie, PhD2008Post- Doctoral Research Fellow
    University of Pittsburg
    Eric Brandt, MD, PhD2008Research Associate
    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
    Yasuhiro Tabata, MD, PhD2005Medical Director / Head of Medical Affairs
    Genzyme Japan, Tokyo, Japan
    Alexander Masino, MD, PhD2003Physician
    University of Cincinnati- College of Medicine
    Saswata Basu, PhD2001
    Jesus Guajardo, MD, PhD2001Associate Program Director of Pediatric Residency / Pediatric Pulmonologist
    University of Texas Health Science Center
    Michael Daines, MD1999Associate Professor
    University of Arizona / University Physicians
    Erik White, MD1998Physician / Practice Partner
    Allergy & Asthma Treatment Center

    Name

    Labe Start Date

    Current Career

    Steven Proper2014Medical Scientist Training Program Student
    Michigan State University - College of Medicine
    Heepke Wenroth    2014Medical Student
    Cassandra Skinner2014Medical Student
    University of Cincinnati

    Paige Bolcas

    2014

    Student
    University of Cincinnati

    Seth Reighard, BS

    2013

    Medical Scientist Training Program Student University of Cincinnati-College of Medicine

    Katharine Amalfitano, BS

    2013

    Medical Student
    University of Cincinnati- College of Medicine

    Urvashi Marwah, BS

    2013

    Medical Student
    Medical University of Americas

    Emily Wayman

    2012

    Medical Scientist Training Program Student
    University of Cincinnati- College of Medicine

    Rachael Mintz- Cole, PhD2009Medical Scientist Training Program Student University of Cincinnati- College of Medicine
    Jessica Woo, PhD2007Research Associate Professor of Pediatrics
    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
    Greg Stroup, BA2005Scientist
    Meridian Bioscience
    Salma Musaad, MD, PhD2004Research Biostatistician
    Family Resiliency Center
    Kathy Schroer, PhD2004Student
    Jayanta Gupta, MD2003Assistant Professor
    Texas Tech University Health Science Center
    Mandeep Ghuman, MD2003Faculty
    Northridge Family Medicine Residency Program
    David Bargnesi, MD2001Staff Urologist
    Milford Memorial Hospital

    NameLab Start DateCurrent Career
    Michael Chen2014Student
    Mehak Kalra2014Student
    BriAnna Ostrander2013Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Charles Poff2013Student
    University of South Carolina
    Megha Gandhi2013Student
    Delia Shen2013K-12 Coordinator Intern
    Community Service Office & The Gephardt Institute
    Twymenia Liggins2013Student
    University of Arkansas
    Frank Forde, BS2012Medical Student
    University of Cincinnati- College of Medicine
    Nanki Hura2012Student
    Rosario Alarcon Cabrera2012Student
    The Ohio State University
    Allison Lonneman2011Private Tutor / Mentor
    Erik Bao2011Student
    Duke University
    Maria Gomez, BS2010PhD Candidate
    University of Cincinnati- College of Medicine
    Nicholas Hershey2010Student
    Robin Garrison2010Medical Student
    Morehouse School of Medicine
    Matt Stier2008Medical Scientist Training Program Student
    Vanderbilt University- School of Medicine
    Scott Seider2007Physician / Navy Reserve Officer
    Naval Medical Center
    Kevin Baldridge2007PhD Candidate
    The University of Texas at Austin
    Mark Lindsey, BS2006Application Specialist
    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
    Allyson Hamlin2006PhD Student
    University of Cincinnati- Pharmacology
    Bradley Walker2005Student
    Stacey Shadix, BA, PA-C2003Physician Assistant
    Pediatric Association of Northern Kentucky
    Mark Schroeder, BS2000Associate Professor of Medicine
    Washington University- School of Medicine
  • Stories of Success

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    Gerald B. Lee, M.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Division Chief, Allergy and Immunology
    Department of Pediatrics, Allergy and Immunology
    University of Louisville

    In 2009, Gerald B. Lee, M.D joined the Khurana Hershey lab as an eager and enthusiastic clinical fellow committed to improving the health of children with asthma and allergies.  During his time in the lab Dr. Lee investigated Diesel Oxidation and S-Glutathionylation in house dust mite induced murine asthma.  When Dr. Lee departed from the lab, his passion and leadership for improving the health of children continued through his success in the Allergy and Immunology Division at the University of Louisville.  In 2014, Dr. Lee was chosen as Chief of the Division of Allergy & Immunology as well featured on a segment of the Today Show.  Please click below to watch Dr. Lee’s segment featured on the Today Show.

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