Lab Contact Info

LAB:  835 S Wolcott Ave

        E709 MSB

PH #:  (312) 413-5561
FAX:  (312) 996-1225

Minshall Lab

Current Lab Members

Zhenlong Chen, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

zlchen@uic.edu

Endothelical cell receptors & signaling in wound healing and lung diseases.

Maricela Castellon, PhD

Lab Manager

mcaste4@uic.edu

Misuk Bae, PhD

Postdoc Research Associate

mbae3@uic.edu

Focus on characterizing the cellular signaling mechanism in vascular regulation and developing translational medicine using in vivo model of cardiovascular/pulmonary disease.

Suellen D`Arc dos Santos Oliveira, PhD

Postdoc Research Associate

suelleno@uic.edu

Mechanisms of endothelial cell switch to a dysfunctional phenotype in vascular inflammatory diseases.

Cassandre Coles

Predoc Student

ccoles2@uic.edu

Jie Liu

Predoc Student

jliu234@uic.com

The critical role of caveolin-1 (Cav-1) in endothelial uptake of lipids, and the role of caveolae in oxLDL uptake and transport to the subendothelial layer.

The role of ICAM-1- mediated neutrophil recruitment during inflammation.

Research Interests

Vascular Biology

Cell Receptors & Signaling

Past Trainees

Ayesha N. Shajahan, PhD

Predoctoral Student

9/01-7/04

Current Position: Asst. Professor, Georgetown University, Lombardi Cancer Center, Breast Cancer Research Center (Robert Clark, PI)   

  

Maria Sverdlov, PhD     

Predoctoral Student

9/03-9/09

Awards: UIC Center for Cardiovascular Research, Research Day Poster Award

Current Position: Staff Scientist, Department of Pathology, Diagnostic Molecular Biology Laboratory, UIC


Aaron Place, PhD    

Predoctoral Student

5/05-10/11

Current Position: Medical Science Liaison, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals


Farnaz Bakhshi, PhD

Predoctoral Student

5/09-2013

Current

Position: Licensing Associate, Office of Technology Management, Harvard Medical School


Luiza Rusu, MD/PhD

Predoctoral Student

5/09-9/13

Current Position: Postdoc, Ohio State University


Jiang Ying, BS

Visiting Research Scholar

4/1/14-12/31/15

Current Position: PhD Candidate in Biomedical Eng., School of Life Science and Technology, China


Simone Potje, BS

Visiting Research Scholar

5/1/15-4/30/16

Current Status: PhD Candidate in Physiology, State University of São Paulo, Brazil


Thomas Gerber, MD


Theresa John, PhD

Kings College, London

Postdoctoral Research Associate

9/01-9/03

Current Position: Professor, Univ. of Lagos, Dept of Pharmacology


Scott Allen, PhD

Chemistry, Oregon State University

Postdoctoral Research Associate

9/02-9/04

Current Position: Associate Professor, Univ. of Tampa, Dept. of Chemistry


Nikolaos Maniatis, MD/PhD

University of Berlin

Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellow

7/02-7/06

Current Position: Assoc. Professor, Dept. Pulmonary & Crit. Care Med., University of Pittsburgh


Yawer Husain, PhD

India Institute of Technology, Dehli

Postdoctoral Research Associate

4/04-12/07

Current Position: Research Scientist, Stem Cell Research Lab, Rajasthan Medical University, India


Guochang Hu, MD/PhD

Critical Care Medicine, Anesthesia, China

Research Assistant Professor

4/05-9/30/10

Current Position: Associate Professor, UIC Anesthesiology, 10/1/10-present


Guoquan Liu, PhD

Pharmacology, Medical College of Ohio

Postdoctoral Research Associate (6/03-9/07); Research Assistant Professor (9/07-10/12)

Current Position: Professor, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, Hubei, China


Tim Grob, MD

Medical Student, Vrie University Hospital and Cardiovascular Center, Amsterdam

Visiting Research Scholar

12/10-9/11

Current Position: Medical Resident, Vrie University Hospital and Cardiovascular Center, Amsterdam


Vasily Shinin, MD/PhD

Cell and Developmental Biology, Univ. of Moscow, Russia

Postdoctoral Research Associate

09/06-9/11

Current Position: Research Scientist, Univ. of Moscow


Tobias Piegeler, MD

University Zurich Hospital, Dept. of Anesthesiology, Switzerland

Postdoctoral Research Associate

01/11-1/14

Current Position: Resident Physician, Institute of Anesthesiology, University of Zurich Hospital


Martin Schläpfer, MD

University Zurich Hospital, Dept. of Anesthesiology, Switzerland

Fellow

01/13-2014

Current Position: Attending Physician, Institute of Anesthesiology, University of Zurich Hospital


Olga Chernaya, PhD

Physiology and Biophysics, University of Illinois at Chicago

Postdoctoral Research Associate

03/09-05/13

Current Position: Instructor, Georgia Tech. University


Adriana Zimnicka, PhD

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Illinois at Chicago

Postdoctoral Research Associate

03/14-2/16

Current Position: Instructor, Dept. of Physiology, University of Illinois at Chicago


Luiza Rusu, MD, PhD

University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest; UIC Pharmacology

Postdoctoral Research Associate

01/14-12/16

Current Position: Postdoctoral Assistant, Dept. of Pulm. Med., Ohio State University