• Meet the Lab Members

    Learn more about each of the lab members in the Le Cras Laboratory:

  • Tim D. Le Cras, PhD.
    Tim D. Le Cras, PhD.

    Tim D. Le Cras, PhD

    Dr. Le Cras was recruited to Cincinnati Children’s in 2001 and set up his own laboratory in the Division of Pulmonary Biology.  His laboratory currently works on the pathogenesis on chronic lung diseases, including pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary fibrosis, asthma and BPD.

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    Tim D. Le Cras

    Patricia Pastura, BS.
    Patricia Pastura, BS.

    Patricia Pastura, BS

    Tricia is a Senior Research Assistant and plays a major role managing the transgenic and knockout mice lines that the group utilizes. In addition, Tricia has extensive expertise in immunohistochemistry and molecular analysis techniques. Tricia is a graduate of the College of Mount St. Joseph, Cincinnati.

    Patricia Pastura

    Elizabeth Mushaben, BS.
    Elizabeth Mushaben, BS.

    Elizabeth Mushaben, BS

    Elizabeth is a graduate student in the Molecular & Developmental Biology PhD program. Her research focuses on the role of the BMPRII receptor and the mTOR pathway in the pathogenesis of allergic asthma. She is a graduate of the College of Mount St. Joseph, Cincinnati.

    Elizabeth Mushaben

    Thomas Acciani, BS.
    Thomas Acciani, BS.

    Thomas Acciani, BS

    Tommy is a graduate student in the Molecular & Developmental Biology PhD program. His research focuses on the role of the EGF receptor and the air pollutant diesel exhaust particles in the pathogenesis of allergic asthma. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne.

    Thomas Acciani

    Elizabeth Kramer, MD, PhD.
    Elizabeth Kramer, MD, PhD.

    Elizabeth Kramer, MD, PhD

    Beth worked in our lab and graduated with her PhD from the Molecular & Developmental Biology PhD program in 2009. Her research focused on the role of the EGF receptor in lung remodeling and disease and she published two first author papers from her thesis work.

    Elizabeth Kramer

    Chelsea Tolentino, BS.
    Chelsea Tolentino, BS.

    Chelsea Tolentino, BS

    Chelsea is a graduate student in the Molecular & Developmental Biology PhD program and works jointly between the Le Cras (Pulmonary Biology) and Nichols laboratories (Human Genetics) as her research focuses on the genetics of pulmonary hypertension. She is a graduate of Grambling Sate University, LA and originally comes from Hawaii.

    Chelsea Tolentino

  • Contact Information

    Tim D. Le Cras, PhD
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics

    Division of Pulmonary Biology
    Cincinnati Children's Hospital
    3333 Burnet Ave.
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45229-3039

    Phone: 513-636-8151
    Fax: 513-636-7868
    Email: tim.lecras@cchmc.org