Bao Lab         

Epigenomic Regulation of Stem Cell Maintenance and Differentiation 

Patric Ho , Graduate Student -- IBiS Program Class 2017

        Previous Training and Education:

            B.S. Biochemistry, University of California - Los Angeles

        Honors:

             2014 UCLA Science Poster Day Dean's Prize Finalist

             2012 UCLA Peter Rotter Essay Prize Nominee

             Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout

Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout

        Hobbies: Traveling, Photography, Weightlifting, and Playing musical instruments

            

                      

       

Interest: Biochemistry

Xin Chen, Ph.D.  Postdoctoral Fellow

        Previous Training and Education:

            *  Ph.D. in Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison. 

                   Mentor: Dr. David Brow

            *  M.S. in Plant Biology, Nanjing University, China

            *  B.S. in Biological Sciences, Nanjing University, China


        Hobbies:

          Reading detective novels, gardening, tennis, ping pong

                      

       

Amy Reeder, Graduate Student, IBiS Program Class 2016

        Previous Training and Education:

            *  B.A. in Anthropology, Northwestern University ​

            *  Post-Baccalaureate, Loyola University 


        Hobbies:

            Birdwatching, baking, cultural analysis

                      

       

Interests: Quantitive Data Analysis, Cell & Development Biology

Sarah Lloyd , Graduate Student -- IBiS Program Class 2017

        Previous Training and Education:

            B.S. Biology, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

        Honors:

            Dean's list (University of Wisconsin - La Crosse) 

            Dean's Distinguished Fellowship, Summer 2015

            Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship 

            Outstanding Freshman Chemistry Award 

            University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Goblet of Fire Chemistry Challenge Finalist 

            Weber Scholarship in Biology 

            Lighthizer Pre-Medicine Scholarship 

            Military Order of the Purple Heart State and National Scholarships

        Hobbies: Running, Lifting, Cooking, and Baking

            

                      

       

Giovanni Gamalong, Undergraduate Student

        Previous Training and Education:

            Wichita High School East (2012-2016)

            Ranked Top 3% of Senior Class

      

        Honors:

            NU Bioscientist Award (2017)

            QuestBridge Scholar at Northwestern University (2016)       

            Ryan Scholar (2016)  

            Kansas Honors Scholar (2016)    

   

        Hobbies:

            Singing (Pop), Badminton, Baking, Tennis

                      

       

Xiaomin Bao, Ph.D.  Principle Investigator

    Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University 

        Previous Training and Education:

            *  Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University School of Medicine 2008-2015

                   Mentor: Dr. Paul A Khavari, MD, PhD,  Expertise: Skin Sciences, Stem Cells, Epigenomics, Proteomics

            *  Graduate Student, Interdepartmental Genetics, Iowa State University 2002-2008

                   Mentor: Dr. Kristen M Johansen, PhD, Expertise: Epigenetics, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics

​        Recent Awards and Fundings:
            *  Searle Leadership Fund, Northwestern University, 2015
            *  NIH/NIAMS K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award, 2014
            *  Albert M. Kligman Travel Fellowship Award,  2014
            *  NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Fellowship. 2011
            *  Dean's Fellowship, Stanford University, 2008

        Hobbies:

            Traveling, gardening, pets, pottery, snorkeling

                      

       

Email: xbchromatin@gmail.com

Interests: Molecular Biology, Genetics, Transcription Regulation

Adam March Forest, Undergraduate Student

        Previous Training and Education:

            Columbian High School (2012-2016)

            Ranked Top 10 in Class

      

        Honors:

            National Merit Scholar Finalist   

   

        Hobbies:

            Running, Playing the Piano, Reading 

                      

       

Yujia Ding, Graduate Student -- IBiS Program Class 2016

        Previous Training and Education:

            B.A. Biological Sciences with a concentration in Genetics and Molecular Biology, 

            Northwestern University

        Honors:

            Irving M. Klutz Prize in Basic Research       

            Northwestern University Undergraduate Research Grant   

            UCLA Dean's Honors List

        Hobbies:

            Baseball, rock climbing, snowboarding, running, walking the dog, cooking, reading