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Transgenic and Genome Editing Facility

Elena Demireva, PhD

Dr. Demireva obtained her HBSs in Molecular Biology and Molecular Genetics from the University of Toronto.  She joined Columbia University’s Center for Neurobiology and Behavior for her graduate work in neuroscience, where she studied the molecular determinants of motor circuit assembly in the developing spinal cord. Conducting these studies Elena learned the intricacies of transgenic mouse construction, molecular biology, neuroanatomy, circuit analysis,…

Huirong Xie, PhD

Dr. Xie completed her undergraduate work in Biology and her PhD in Reproductive Endocrinology at China Agricultural University, and conducted her postdoctoral work at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, in Reproductive Sciences. Dr. Xie was a key member of the transgenic facility at CCHMC that has successfully generated over a 100 animal lines by CRISPR/Cas editing. Dr….

Xiaoxian Zhang, PhD

Portrait photo of Xiaoxian Zhang, PhD

Dr. Zhang completed her BS in Bioengineering and her MS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Harbin Institute of Technology. She has a PhD in Environmental Science and Engineering from the same institute. Xiaoxian has served as a research assistant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical Center in the Department of Pathology under the supervision of Drs. Li Chai and…

Nate Kauffman

Nate Kauffman is a research assistant at TGEF where he performs molecular cloning and tissue culture tasks.  He is a senior in Lyman Briggs College and the Honors College at Michigan State, triple majoring in Genomics & Molecular Genetics, Human Biology, and Psychology. For his senior graduate thesis, he is conducting a project for Dr. Jamie Bernard in which he is generating…