Lisa Hall Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, 2002-Present
BA: The Colorado College, Biology, 1988
PhD: Univ. California-Davis, Genetics, 1996
Lisa Hall was born and raised in Hawaii. She got her BA in Biology from The Colorado College, where she became interested in human clinical genetics. She earned her PhD in Molecular Genetics from the University of California-Davis, with an emphasis on human and cancer genetics. Lisa became an Assistant Research Professor at UMMS in 2005, and has been the assistant director for the human medical genetics course since 2002. She works with Dr. Jeanne Lawrence on numerous research projects pertaining to nuclear structure and epigenetic regulation of the genome. Lisa’s initial interest in this area began with studying how long non-coding RNAs interact with chromatin (e.g. Xist RNA and the inactive X-chromosome), and the role these molecules play in gene regulation. This has now expanded to include changes in heterochromatin formation and nuclear structure in carcinogenesis, hESC differentiation and reprogramming (iPS cell formation).
Dawn Carone Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2009-Present
BS: University of Connecticut, Molecular and Cell Biology, 2004
PhD: University of Connecticut, Genetics and Genomics, 2008
Jun Jiang, M.D., Ph.D.
Research Associate and Instructor, 2009-Present
MD: China Medical University, Pediatrics, 1990
PhD: China Medical University, Molecular Genetics of Pediatrics, 2005
John T. Butler
Research Associate, 2003-Present
University of RI, Clinical Laboratory Science, current undergrad
Research Associate, 1993-Present
BA: Framingham State College, 1996
Graduate Student, 2009-Present
BS: University of Wisconsin, Biochemistry, 2008
Graduate Student, 2010-Present
BA: Connecticut College, 2002
Project Coordinator and Adminstrative Secretary to the Department Chair