Jian Chen, PhD
Dr. Jian Chen is a post-doctoral fellow. Dr. Chen holds an extensive experience in cancer biology with an excellent publication record. Dr. Chen has contributed to the understanding of MLK3 and TGFb signaling in breast and pancreatic cancers respectively. He is now interested in deciphering the role of Tristetraprolin family of RNA binding proteins in hepatic cancer.
Richa Lamichhane, DVM
Richa joined the Comparative Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program in Fall 2019. She holds a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. She is interested in understanding the pathogenesis of lung diseases including Acute and Chronic Lung Injury. She is using models of lung disease such as bleomycin-induced lung injury, ozone-induced lung injury, and mixed-allergen induced asthma. She possesses excellent surgical skills and wants to make a difference in the treatment of lung disease one day.
Rahul Kumar, DVM, MVSc.
Rahul joined the Comparative Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program in Spring 2021. Rahul holds a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from CSKHPKV College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Palampur, India and a Master’s in Veterinary Pathology from the Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, India. Rahul is interested in applying his knowledge of Veterinary Medicine and Pathology to understand the pathogenesis of lung and liver diseases, particularly those caused by environmental toxicants. Rahul is extremely meticulous in his work. Outside of the lab, Rahul also has interest in cooking.
Madison is a Biochemistry Major Pre-Medical Undergraduate Student at Louisiana State University. Madison takes very good care of our extensive mouse colony and is learning molecular biology techniques. She is interested in cancer research and would like to be an oncologist.
Ansu is a Biochemistry Major Pre-Medical Undergraduate Student at Louisiana State University. Ansu keeps the lab running by helping everyone. She is an excellent data manager. She is interested in immunology research and wants to be a doctor.