Dean Tantin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Utah and a member of the Nuclear Control of Cell Growth and Differentiation Program at Huntsman Cancer Institute. Tantin studies gene expression and its relationship to immune and stem cell function, and malignancy. He focuses on a class of transcri... Read More
Research Interests: Development and Regulation of Immune Responses, Gene Regulation, Stem Cells, Transcriptional Control of Malignant State
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Zuolian Shen, PhD
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Zuolian graduated from China Agricultural University. She is working on the Oct1 regulation in embryonic stem cell development and differentiation and Oct4 roles in induced pluripotent stem cells.
Wenxiang Sun, PhD
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Wenxiang graduated from Peking University (Beijing, China) with the background of innate immunity. She did her first postdoc at NIAID/NIH to study innate immune signaling in autoimmune diseases. She joined Tantin Lab in 2019 to explore the function of mitochondria transporter and OCAB associated protein in T cells with CRISPR technology. She is really enjoying working at Tantin Lab and getting training in immunology.
Jelena Perovanovic, PhD
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Dr. Perovanovic research is focused on using the high-throughput genomic technologies to study genetic and epigenetic changes of normal development and disease progression. She got her doctorate from the George Washington University during which she defined how human disease mutations of nuclear envelope proteins lead to specific perturbations of chromatin remodeling and cell fate. For her postdoctoral work she moved to NIH where she worked on epigenetic regulation of mesodermal lineage specification. Using transcriptomics and chromatin accessibility assays, Dr. Perovanovic identified key molecular steps required for mesodermal fate specification. In 2019, she joined Dr. Tantin group at the HCI to continue her postdoctoral work. Her current research is focused on developmental transition from pluripotecy to lineage specific programs.
Heejoo Kim, MVSc, DVM
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Heejoo transferred from Purdue University during the second year of her PhD course. Before coming to graduate school, She worked as a researcher at the International Vaccine Institute. She graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine in Korea with M.V.Sc. and D.V.M. degrees in Veterinary Infectious Disease and Microbiology. She aims to study immunology and considers the University of Utah as an ideal place to pursue her goal.
Nieca Bronson, BS
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Nieca graduated from the University of Utah with a BS in biology. In 2012 she completed the Medical Laboratory Scientist program and is ASCP board certified. She is working on her Master of Science in Laboratory Medicine and Biomedical Science, and joined the Tantin lab in 2019 to study the effect of OCA-B on T cell anti-tumor immunity. She is very happy to be part a great team.
Erik Hughes, BS
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Erik Hughes graduated from Westminster College with a BS in Biological Sciences. After his undergraduate, he worked in the life science industry for several years developing iPSC based tools and technologies. Erik joined the Molecular Biology Ph.D. program in 2018. In 2019, Erik joined the Tantin Lab where he is researching the transcriptional cofactor OCA-B and its impact on autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis and type 1 diabetes. He is grateful for the opportunity to work with all the amazing researchers here at the University of Utah.
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