Lab Contact Info

LAB:  909 S Wolcott Ave

4060 COMRB

PH #:  (312) 996-1332

FAX:  (312) 996-1225

Komarova Lab

Current Lab Members

Xiaoyan Yang

Instructor

xyk2016@uic.edu

The role of end binding protein3 in angiogenesisLung Biology and Pathophysiology.

Chongxu Zhang

Instructor

chongxu@uic.edu

Lung Biology and Pathophysiology

Gurdeep Atwal

Clinical Fellow

gatwal1@uic.edu

Lung Biology and Pathophysiology

Ying (Sophie) Sun

Research Specialist

sophies@uic.edu

Lung Biology and Pathophysiology

Kevin Kruse

Predoctoral Student

kkruse2@uic.edu

Mitchell Sun

Undergraduate Student

msun49@uic.edu

My research project is focused on investigating the molecular signaling mechanisms downstream of N-cadherin in endothelial cells. Using N-cadherin biomimetic surfaces along with an endothelial cell specific, tamoxifen inducible knockout mouse, I am looking at how N-cadherin contributes to endothelial barrier function both in vitro and in vivo.

Lung Biology and Pathophysiology

Research Interests

Vascular Biology

Lung Biology & Pathophysiology

Inflammation Signaling Mechanisms

Cell Receptors & Signaling

Past Trainees

Qi Bing, PhD

Predoctoral Student

2015 – 2016

Current Position: Associate Professor, Taishan Medical University, Shandong, China


Edian Banuelos

Undergraduate Student

2014 – 2016

Current Position: Pharm.D. candidate, 2016-2020; UIC College of Pharmacy at Rockford, IL


Thambiayya Kalidasan, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate

2010 – 2014

Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL


Luiza Idalino

Predoctoral Student

2011 – 2012

Current Position: Business Associate


Melissa Geyer, PhD

Predoctoral Student

2011 – 2015

Current Position: Medical Science Liaison Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, Chicago, IL


U. Saqib, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate

2010 – 2013

Current Position: Assistant Professor (Bioinformatics), Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT), Bhopal (MP), India


N. Sieracki, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate

2010 – 2014

Current Position: R&D Scientist, Neos Therapeutics, Inc., Grand Prairie, TX


Fei Huang, MD, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate

2010 – 2016

Current Position: Scientist, Rush University, Chicago, IL


Nazila Daneshjo, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate

2009 – 2014

Current Position: UC San Diego, CA


Emily Vandenbroucke-St. Amant, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate

2007 – 2015

Current Position: Assistant Medical Director at GE Healthcare, Chicago, IL