Lab Contact Info

LAB:  835 S Wolcott Ave

        E412/E414/E416 MSB

PH #:  (312) 355-0241

FAX:  (312) 996-1225

1819 W Polk Street

404 CMW

PH #:  (312) 996-4318

Mehta Lab

Current Lab Members

Md-Ruhul Amin, PhD

Research Assistant Professor


TRP6 ankyrin domain regulating TRPC6 surface regulation and channel activity. 

Md-Zahid Akhter, PhD

Postdoc Research Associate

Spatio-lemporal dynamics of SIPRI activity and epigentics regulation of SIPRI expression during acute lung injury.

Mumtaz Anwar, PhD

Postdoc Research Associate

Role of SOX2 in endothelial barrier functions and lung injury. The role of SIPRI, a GPCR and its interaction with the binding partner and role in lung injry. 

Vijay Avin, PhD

Postdoc Research Associate

Role of EC-PTEN in vascular commitment. 

Jagdish C Joshi, PhD

Postdoc Research Associate

Rayees Sheikh, PhD

Postdoc Research Associate


Mechanism of CLG in partial premonectomy mouse. 

Role of EC-CREB in resolving lung vascular injury.

Nitya Nand Srivastava, PhD

Postdoc Research Associate

Role of FAK in bone marrow. EC migration and lymphangiogenesis signaling. 

Ian Rochford

Predoctoral Student

Macrophages polarization during inflammatory signaling. 

Research Interests

Vascular Biology

Lung Biology & Pathophysiology

Inflammation Signaling Mechanisms

Cell Receptors & Signaling

Past Trainees

Pascal Yazbeck

Predoctoral Student


Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Harvard Medical School, Tanya Mayadas Lab

Mohammed Faraz Uddin, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

11/12 - 05/15

Current Position:  Postdoctoral Fellow, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, MA

Honit Piplani, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

07/14 - 03/15

Current Position:  Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University, CA

Sukriti Sukriti, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

04/11 - 04/14

Kristina Gianstos Adams, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

09/12 - 09/13

Current Position:  Regulatory Scientist, FDA, Washington

Lili Yue, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

04/12 - 05/13

Current Position:  System Analyst, Blue Cross Blue Shield

Bhushan Desai, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

02/12 - 02/13

Current Position:  Senior Scientist, L Path Industries, Chicago, IL

Tracy Thennes, PhD

Predoctoral Student

08/07 - 01/13

Current Position:  Director of Regulatory Research, Medline Industries, IL

Monica Smith, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate

09/09 - 10/11

Koteshwara Rao Chava, MD

Postdoctoral Research Associate

11/08 - 10/11

Current Position:  Internist, Department of Anesthesiology, University of London

Wei Zhang, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

01/09 - 10/10

Current Position: Research Associate, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiwa University, New York

Nebosja Knezevic, MD, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

01/05 - 10/09

Current Position:  Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology & Director of Clinical Research, Advocate

                               Illinios Masonic Medical Center

Melissa Brannen, MD


(01/05 - 10/07)

Current Position:  Pediatrician, Penn State, Hersey Medical Center, PA

Itendar Singh, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

11/03 - 10/06

Current Position:  Research Assistant Professor, University of Rochester, NY

Arun Roy, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate

10/03 - 10/04

Current Position:  Associate Professor, Calcutta University, India

Michael Holinstat, PhD

Predoctoral Student

08/99 - 09/04

Current Position:  Associate Professor, Ann Arbor University, MI

Mohammad Tauseef, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

Current Position:  Assistant Professor, Chicago State University, Chicago, IL

Charu Rajput, PhD


Current Position:  Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, Univeristy of Michigan, MI

Alejandra Chavez, PhD

Predoctoral Student

2007 - 2014