Kron Lab

Steve Kron

Steve Kron

Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology

Steve’s education and training at Penn, Stanford, and MIT were in biochemistry, bioengineering, biophysics, and genetics. Steve has published over a hundred papers and reviews, and is an inventor on multiple patents.

Email: skron@uchicago.edu

Office phone: 773-834-0250

Office mailing address: 929 E. 57th St., GCIS W522A, Chicago, IL 60637

Committee on Cancer Biology

Amy Flor

Amy Flor

Senior Research Scientist, Lab Manager

Amy’s research focuses on investigating oxidative stress, DNA damage, and therapy-induced senescence in tumor cells induced by chemotherapy drugs and/or ionizing radiation, as well as characterizing the immune response induced by these cancer treatments. She also works with biotech collaborators to develop novel approaches to quantitative immunoassays, several of which have been granted US Patents and are currently in commercial development. As lab manager, Amy is responsible for daily operations of Kron Lab and is the primary contact for lab inquiries.

Amy’s CV

Email: flora@uchicago.edu

Lab phone: 773-834-0256

Lab mailing address: 929 E. 57th St, GCIS W519H, Chicago, IL 60637

Don Wolfgeher

Don Wolfgeher

Technical Director, UC Proteomics Core Facility

Don Wolfgeher has worked in Kron Lab and served as the Technical Director of the UC Proteomics Core Facility for over fifteen years.  During this time, he has achieved a high level of expertise in a variety of mass spectrometry and proteomics techniques, including instrument operations and maintenance, proteomics user consultation and experiment planning, sample preparation, informatics, and data interpretation.  He specializes in isotopic labeling quantitation techniques and post-translational modification (PTM) data interpretation.

Don’s CV           Don’s NIH Biosketch

Email: donw@uchicago.edu

Proteomics Core lab phone: 773-834-0256

Ding Wu

Ding Wu

Senior Research Scientist

Ding’s current projects focus on applying system biology approaches to cancer research in two areas: 1) Studying gene patterns and transcriptomic profiles in senescent cells and the underlying mechanism of the senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP); and 2) Exploring and understanding tumor micro-environment by single-cell RNA-seq and flow cytometry, aiming to enhance anti-tumor immune response by exploiting DNA damage responses.

Tamica Collins

Tamica Collins

Post-Doctoral Scholar

Tamica Collins is a South Side of Chicago native and earned her PhD in Medical and Molecular Genetics from Indiana University School of Medicine. She has also obtained a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science from Jackson State University. Her current research aims to investigate the role of cancer metabolism in double stranded DNA break repair as well as targeting cancer metabolism in triple negative breast cancer. In addition, she is investigating the activation of the hexosamine biosynthetic pathway as a route to modulating senescence and preventing lung injury after exposure to radiation and other genotoxic stressors. She is a member of the University of Chicago Postdoctoral Association and serves as Vice President and Co-Chair of the outreach committee. Tamica enjoys teaching, mentoring, and creating science education and outreach opportunities for underrepresented minorities and women.

Yue Liu

Yue Liu

Graduate Student

Julian Lutze

Julian Lutze

Graduate Student

Joanna Pagacz

Joanna Pagacz

Research Technician

Elena Efimova

Elena Efimova

Research Professional

Lab Alumni

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