• Meet the Denson Lab

  • Erin Bonkowski.
    Erin Bonkowski.

    Erin Bonkowski

    Erin Bonkowski received her BA in Biology from Capital University. She processes many patient samples in her work as lab manager. Her current project is looking at the expression patterns of IBD-related genes in GI patients.

    Erin Bonkowski

    Lee Denson.
    Lee Denson.

    Lee Denson, MD

    Dr. Denson received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, VA.  His primary focus is to determine the molecular basis for alterations in growth hormone signaling in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).

    Lee Denson

    Ingrid Jurickova.
    Ingrid Jurickova.

    Ingrid Jurickova, MD

    Dr. Jurickova received her medical degree from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.  Currently, she is studying regulatory T lymphocytes from healthy donors and IBD patients, focusing on cytoplasmic signal transducers and intracellular cytokines.

    Ingrid Jurickova

    Tara Willson.
    Tara Willson.

    Tara Willson

    Tara Willson is a graduate student at the University of Cincinnati in the Cell and Cancer Biology program. Her research centers on the role of STAT3 in regulating the immune system and intestinal epithelial homeostasis in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. She obtained her Bachelors from the University of Kentucky with dual degrees in Biology and Agricultural Biotechnology.

    Tara Willson

    Sandra Wright.
    Sandra Wright.

    Sandra Wright, MD

    Sandra Wright finished her residency in Pediatrics at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.  She is working in the lab until she starts her fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in 2011.  Her research project involves determining genetic mutations that could lead to earlier detection of more severe Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

    Sandra Wright

  • Denson Lab group shot.

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