• Meet the Wells Lab

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    Jim Wells

    Professor, Division of Developmental Biology
    Director of the Pluripotent Stem Cell Facility
    Director for basic research, Division of Endocrinology 
    james.wells@cchmc.org

    Jim Wells

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    Chris Mayhew

    Assistant professor, Division of Developmental Biology
    Director of the Pluripotent stem cell facility
    christiopher.mayhew@cchmc.org

    Chris Mayhew

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    Anna Hake

    Graduate student, Molecular and Developmental Biology Program, Cincinnati Children’s Research Research Foundation and University of Cincinnati
    anna.hake@cchmc.org

    Anna Hake

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    Matt Kuhar

    Human ES cell biology and differentiation
    2009-Present, Research Assistant III
    matthew.kuhar@cchmc.org

    Matt Kuhar

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    Kyle McCracken

    Medical Scientist Training Program, University of Cincinnati
    Graduate student, Molecular and Developmental Biology Program, Cincinnati
    Studying: Human gastric development
    kyle.mccracken@cchmc.org

    Kyle McCracken

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    Kate Sinagoga

    Graduate student, Molecular and Developmental Biology Program, Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation and University of Cincinnati
    Human Intestinal Enteroendocrine Cell Development
    katie.sinagoga@cchmc.org

    Kate Sinagoga

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    Michael Workman

    Graduate student, Molecular and Developmental Biology Program, Cincinnati Children’s Research Research Foundation and University of Cincinnati
    Development of intestinal enteric nerves
    michael.workman@cchmc.org

    Michael Workman

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    Sean McGrath

    Graduate student, Molecular and Developmental Biology Program, Cincinnati Children’s Research Research Foundation and University of Cincinnati
    Human Pancreatic Endocrine Cell Development
    patrick.mcgrath@cchmc.org

    Sean McGrath

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    Jorge Munera, PhD

    Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Developmental Biology
    Signaling Pathways controlling human colonic development
    jorge.munera@cchmc.org

    Jorge Munera, PhD

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    Jacqui Schiesser, PhD

    Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Developmental Biology
    Endothelial-epithelial interactions during intestinal development
    jacqui.schiesser@cchmc.org

    Jacqui Schiesser, PhD

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    Amy Pitstick

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    Emily Cata

    Undergraduate research assistant, Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation
    Biology Department, Xavier University
    Studying: Pancreas development

    Emily Cata

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    Calyn Crawford

    Undergraduate research assistant, Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation
    Biology Department, Xavier University
    Studying: Pancreas development

    Calyn Crawford

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    Jamie Schweitzer

    2012-present Research Assistant III
    Studying: Human intestinal enteroendocrine cell biology
    Jamie.Ashworth@cchmc.org

    Jamie Schweitzer

  • Former Colleagues

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    Jonathan Howell, M.D. PhD
    Assistant Professor, Division of Endocrinology
    jonathan.howell@cchmc.org

    Suh-Chin Jackie Lin
    Postdoctoral fellow, Division of Developmental Biology
    Studied: Factors that regulate early embryonic stem cell lineages
    Current: Director of mouse knockout facility, Molkentin lab
    lin9fd@cchmc.org

    Susan Mittenzwei
    Undergraduate research assistant
    Studied: Pancreas development
    Current: Graduate student, Vanderbilt University
    mittenzweis@xavier.edu

    Gail Deutsch
    Assistant professor
    Current: Associate professor, Children’s Hospital, Seattle, WA
    gail.deutsch@cchmc.org

    Billie Moore-Scott
    Postdoctoral fellow
    Current: Postdoctoral fellow, Medical College of Georgia
    billie.moore-scott@cchmc.org

    Bob Opoka
    Research assistant IV
    Current: Research assistant IV, Division of Endocrinology
    robert.opoka@cchmc.org

    Jennifer Kordich
    Research assistant IV
    Current: Research scientist, Amgen, Seattle, WA
    jkordich@amgen.com

    Kathryn A. Tolle
    Human ES cell biology and differentiation
    Research assistant, Pluripotent Stem Cell Facility
    2008 Bachelor of Science in Zoology, Miami University of Ohio
    Current: Graduate Student Xavier University
    kathryn.tolle@cchmc.org

    Jason Spence:
    2006-2011, Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Developmental Biology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Research Foundation
    2011-present, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan

    Latasha Redmond 
    2008-2011 Posdoctoral fellow, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Research Foundation
    2011- present, Assistant Professor, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Department of Biology

    Diva Jonatan 
    2006-2012, Graduate Student, Molecular and Developmental Biology Program, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Research Foundation and University of Cincinnati
    Current: School of Nursing, John’s Hopkins University

    Erik Olsen  
    2011- 2012, Research Assistant, Pluripotent Stem Cell Facility
    Current: University of Cincinnati School of Medicine

    Ryan Lauf
    2009-2010, Undergraduate research assistant/aid, Children’s Hospital Research Foundation
    2010-2011, Research Assistant 2
    Current: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine

    Matthew Graczyk  
    2010-2013, Undergraduate research assistant/aid, Children’s Hospital Research Foundation 

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