• Meet the Zorn Lab

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    Aaron Zorn Headshot.

    Aaron Zorn, PhD

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics,
    Children’s Hospital Research Foundation Division of Developmental Biology
    Associate Director, Digestive Health Center (UC/Cincinnati Children's) 

    Aaron Zorn

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    Scott Rankin, MSc

    (scott.rankin@cchmc.org)
    2000: BA, zoology, Miami University, OH
    2002: MS, zoology, Miami University, OH
    2002-present: Senior research assistant, lab manager

    Scott Rankin

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    Zheng Zhang

    MDB Graduate PhD student
    zheng.zhang@cchmc.org
    2004-2008: BSc, Fudan University, China
    2008-present: Molecular and Developmental Biology Graduate Program student

    Zheng Zhang

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    Sha Wang

    MDB Graduate PhD student

    Sha Wang

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    Maraina Louza, MS

    MDB Graduate PhD student
    mariana.louza@cchmc.org
    2005-2009: BS, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
    2009-2010: MS, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
    2010-present: Molecular and Developmental Biology Graduate Program student

    Maraina Louza

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    Lu Han BSc

    2006-2010, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing, China
    2010-present MDB Graduate PhD student

    Lu Han

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    Xenopu Laevis Headshot.

    Xenopus Laevis

    ~10 MYA–2002: Swamps of South Africa
    2002–present: Lab aid, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

    Xenopus Laevis

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    Sang-Wook Cha, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Division of Developmental Biology
    Sang-wook.Cha@cchmc.org

    Sang-Wook Cha

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    Alan Kenny, MD, PhD

    1992: BSc, Allegheny College, PA
    1994-2000: PhD, University of Rochester
    1992-2002: MD, University of Rochester
    2002-2005: Pediatric residency, Golisano Children's Hospital, University of Rochester
    2004-2008: Clinical fellow, Neonatology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
    2008-present: Procter Scholar, Research Instructor of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

    Alan Kenny

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    Christina James-Zorn, PhD

    Research Associate
    Christina.James_Zorn@cchmc.org
    1985-1988: BSc, Univ. of Queensland, Australia
    1989: BSc Honors1  Entomology, Univ. of Queensland, Australia
    1992-1998: PhD, Zoology, Univ. of Queensland, Australia
    1996-1999: Postdoctoral RA, University of Birmingham, UK
    2000-2001: Postdoctoral RA, NHM, London UK.
    2011-present: Research Associate, Division Developmental Biology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital

    Christina James-Zorn

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    Virgilio G Ponferrada PhD

    Research Associate
    Virgilio.Ponferrada@cchmc.org
    1990-1994: BSc, Denison University, OH
    1994- 1999: PhD, Wright State University, OH
    2000-2010: Research Fellow, Division Developmental Biology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
    2011- present: Research Associate, Xenbase

    Virgilio G Ponferrada

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    Kevin A Burns, PhD

    Research Associate
    Kevin.Burns@cchmc.org
    1997-2001 BSc Miami University, Oxford
    2002-2007- PhD UC Molecular and Developmental Biology
    2008-2011- Postdoctoral RA, Division Developmental Biology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
    2011-present: Research Associate, Xenbase

    Kevin A Burns

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    Joshua Fortriede, MSc

    Research Assistant
    joshua.fortriede@cchmc.org
    2006-2010 BSc Ball State University, Muncie IN
    2010-2012 MSc Ball State University, Muncie IN
    2012- present: Research Associate, Xenbase

    Joshua Fortriede

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    Zak Agricola

    Research Assistant
    zachary.agricola@cchmc.org
    2009-2013: BSc, University of Dayton, Ohio
    2013-present: Research Assistant  

    Zak Agricola

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    Marcin Wlizla PhD

    Postdoctoral Research Assistant
    marcin.wlizla@cchmc.org
    1997-2001: BS, Cell and Molecular Biology/Psychology, Beloit College, WI
    2005-2011: PhD, Developmental Biology, University of Chicago, IL
    2012-present: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation 

    Marcin Wlizla

  • Previous Members

    Andrew Allbee
    2006-2010: BA, Miami University, OH
    2010-2013 Research Assistant
    Current: MD program, University of Rochester, NY 

    Ricardo Costa, PhD
    1999: Biochemistry Degree, University of Coimbra, Portugal  
    1999 - 2000: Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia, Oeiras, Portugal
    2000 - 2006: University of Cambridge Gurdon Institute, Cambridge, UK
    2006 - 2010: Healing Foundation Centre at the University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Current: CNIC, Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares, Madrid, Spain

    Alyssa Gallas
    2007-2011: BSc , Xavier University
    2010-2011: Lab assistant
    2011-present: Molecular and Developmental Biology Graduate Program student

    Amrita Jagpal, BSc
    2008 - 2012: BSc, Ohio State University

    Jay Kormish, PhD
    1998: BSc, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada
    1999-2004: PhD, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    2005-2008: Postdoctoral associate, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia
    2008-2009: Research fellow, Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation
    Current: Research associate, University of Calgary, Canada

    Monica Lee, BSc
    2002: BSc, Denison University, OH
    2004: Nursing school

    Yan Li, PhD
    1995: BSc, biochemistry, Department of Biology, Shandong University
    1995-1998: MS, cell biology, Department of Biochemistry, Shandong University
    1998-2001: PhD, Institute of Developmental Biology, Shandong University, and German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany
    2003-2007: Postdoctoral fellow, Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation
    2007-present:  State Key Laboratory of Phytochemistry and Plant Resources, Kunming Institute of Botany, China

    Valérie McLin, MD
    1996: MD, University of Geneva Switzerland
    1998-2001: Resident, pediatrics, Geneva Children's Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    1996-1998: Resident, pediatric surgery and liver transplant, Geneva Children's Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    2001-2005: Clinical fellow, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
    2005-2009: Assistant professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Liver Center, Houston, TX
    Current: Assistant professor, University of Geneva, Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland

    Allison Prewitt, BS
    2006: AA, Chatfield College, OH
    2008: BS, Wilmington College, OH
    2008-2010: Research assistant

    Emily Shifley, PhD
    Postdoctoral Research Assistant
    1999-2003: BSc, Ohio University
    2003-2009: PhD, Ohio State University
    2009-2013: Postdoctoral research fellow, Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation

    Débora Sinner, PhD (debora.sinner@cchmc.org) 1999: MS, biological sciences, Universidad de Buenos Aires
    2003: PhD, biological sciences, Universidad de Buenos Aires
    2003-2009: Research fellow, Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation
    Current: Research instructor, Division of Pulmonary Biology, University of Cincinnati

    Chris Wolfe
    2006-2009: BSc, Xavier University
    2008-2009: Lab assistant

    Yuki Yamamoto
    2005-2006: Postdoctoral research fellow

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