Cathryn Nagler Lab

Cathryn Nagler, Ph.D.

Bunning Food Allergy Professor

Ph.D., New York University, Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Science, New York
B.A., Barnard College, Columbia University 

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Contact: cnagler@bsd.uchicago.edu

Jack Arnold

Graduate Student, National Science Foundation Fellow, Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering
Research:

Working jointly with Dr. Mark Mimee and Dr. Cathryn Nagler, Jack’s research is focused on the “microbiome engineering” of A. caccae and isolation of additional Lachnospiraceae species.

Biography:

Jack received his B.S. in Chemical and Biological Engineering from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois in 2019.

Contact: arnoldj@uchicago.edu

Edward Ionescu

Graduate Student, Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering
Research:

Edward is researching the effects of gut microbiota-derived secondary bile acids on the mucosal immune system, in the context of understanding oral tolerance and treating food allergies.

Biography:

Edward received his B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 2020.

Contact: eionescu@uchicago.edu

Peter Zwarycz

Laboratory Manager
Research:

Peter leads the lab's efforts in intestinal microbial analysis and characterization.

Biography:

Peter received his B.S. in Biology from the University of Illinois Chicago in 2017.

Contact: pzwarycz@uchicago.edu

Leidan “Tracy” Chen

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Research:

Tracy is working with Ande to study the regulatory role of butyrate on mucosal mast cell in food allergy.

Biography:

Tracy is a third-year student in the college majoring in Molecular Engineering with minors in Computer Science and Immunoengineering.

Contact: leidan@uchicago.edu

Jackie Lopez

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Research:

Jackie is working with Ande to study host-microbe interactions that induce gut barrier protective effects.

Biography:

Jackie is a second-year student in the college majoring in Biological Sciences with a specialization in Immunology and minoring in Education and Society.

Contact: jcplopez@uchicago.edu

Akshay Kirthi

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Research:

Akshay is working with Edward to study the role of secondary bile acids in mucosal immune response.

Biography:

Akshay is a first-year student in the college majoring in Biological Sciences with a specialization in Immunology.

Contact: akshaykirthi@uchicago.edu