Gerber Lab: Personnel 

Dr. Gerber welcomes email inquiries regarding opportunities for post-doctoral training in his laboratory.

Anthony Gerber, MD, PhD

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Anthony N. Gerber, MD, PhD

Principal Investigator

303.398.1689
gerbera@njhealth.org

Education:

University of California, San Francisco  Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship, 2001-2005
University of California, San Francisco Internal medicine resident 1998-2001
University of Washington, MD, PhD, 1998
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, BS, 1990

Background:

Dr. Anthony N. Gerber completed MD and PhD degrees at the University of Washington and post-graduate medical training in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. His clinical interests are cough and obstructive lung disease. Complementing this clinical interest, Dr. Gerber's research program is focused on uncovering the molecular mechanisms whereby glucocorticoids, a major therapy for treating obstructive lung disease, exert their clinical effects.

 

 

 
 
 

Sarah Sasse, PhD

 

Sarah Sasse, PhD

Staff Research Faculty Member

303.270.2781
sasses@njhealth.org

Education:

University of Colorado, Boulder, PhD, Psychology and Neuroscience, 2009;
University of Colorado, Boulder, MA, Psychology, 2006;
University of Colorado, Boulder, BA, Psychology 2002

Background:

Sarah Sasse graduated with a PhD in Psychology and Neuroscience in 2009 and began her postdoctoral fellowship in the new laboratory of Dr. Anthony Gerber several months thereafter.  While much of her graduate work involved exploring the neural circuitry and biochemical mechanisms underlying the initiation, adaptation, and modification of endogenous glucocorticoid-mediated stress responses, Sarah is now using the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) as a tool for identifying genes and elucidating their specific roles in mediating therapeutic effects in airway smooth muscle, a key target of structural and functional pathology in asthma.  Current projects include: 1) exploring the temporal dynamics of the GR-regulated transcriptome through quantifying GR-induced changes in nascent transcription rates, and 2) studying the role of the GR target gene, Klf15, in airway function and as a downstream mediator of the GR response in vivo using smooth muscle-specific knockout and transgenic mice.

Serena Cordova

 

Vaneela Kadiyala, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

303.270.2781
KadiyalaV@NJHealth.org

Education:

Nagarjuna University, India, Bachelor of Pharmacy, 2003
University of Arizona, Tucson, PhD, Chemistry, 2013

Background:

Vineela graduated with her PhD in Chemistry and her graduate work involved elucidating the role of class I lysine deacetylases in the transcriptional activation of the glucocorticoid receptor. When she joined the Gerber lab in 2014 as a postdoctoral research fellow, she continued her work with the GR. Her research is focused on understanding the mechanisms involved in the negative feedback control of inflammation in particular the context-dependent co-operation between GR and NFkB.

   

Alumni

Christina Mailloux, PhD

 

Christina Mailloux, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

303.270.2781
maillouxc@njhealth.org

Education:

Tufts University, BS, 2002
University of Colorado Denver, PhD, 2010

Background:

Christina graduated with her PhD in Human Medical Genetics and joined the Gerber lab in 2010 as a postdoctoral research fellow. Her primary research focus is investigating the role of Klf15 in asthma. Specifically, she is examining the impact of Klf15 over-and under-expression on airway smooth muscle cell remodeling and cell cycle control in both human and murine models. In her spare time, she is an avid crossfitter.

 

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