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Hans Tómas Björnsson MD PhD,

Principal Investigator

Professor of Translational Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Iceland

Associate Professor of Genetics, Johns Hopkins University

hbjorns1(at)jhmi.edu / htb(at)hi.is

Medical training (University of Iceland)

PhD Johns Hopkins University (Mentor: Andrew Feinberg MD)

Postdoctoral training at JHH (Mentor: Hal Dietz MD)

   

Current members

Li Zhang PhD, Lab manager (Baltimore)

Prior experiences: Research associate NIH, Postdoc JHU

Interests: Epigenetic abnormalities in immune cells

       

Kimberley Anderson PhD, Lab manager (Iceland)      

Prior experiences: PhD from University of Iceland      

Interests: Pilarowski-Bjornsson syndrome

 

Leandros Boukas MD PhD, postdoctoral fellow (w. Kasper Hansen)

Prior experiences: MD from University of Patras, Greece

PhD from Johns Hopkins University

Interests: Answering questions about epigenetics using computation approaches, @LeandrosBoukas      

 

Hadia Hijazi PhD, postdoctoral fellow      

Prior experiences: PhD from Baylor College

Interests: Novel causes of Kabuki syndrome, window of opportunity in Kabuki syndrome, @GenHijazi 

 

Salvör Rafnsdóttir MD, graduate student

Prior experiences: MD from University of Iceland

Interests: Factors participating in cellular cooling response

 

Sara Þöll Halldórsdóttir Msc, graduate student

Prior experiences: Masters degree from University of Iceland

Interests: Mechanistic basis of growth retardation in Kabuki syndrome

 

Guðný Árnadóttir Msc, graduate student (w. Unnur Þorsteinssdóttir)      

Prior experiences: Masters degree from Reykjavik University

Interests: Novel causes of genetic diseases

 

Hilmar Gunnlaugsson Nielsen Msc, graduate student

Prior experiences: Masters degree at  University of Iceland

Interests: Mechanisms of neuronal disruption in Kabuki syndrome

 

Arnar Þór Björgvinsson Msc, graduate student

Prior experiences: Masters degree at University of Iceland

Interests: Mammalian temperature regulation

 

Allison Koulinousky, graduate student (w. Jacqui Harris)

Interests: Detailed phenotyping in Kabuki syndrome

 

Erla Halldórsdóttir, masters student

Interests: Gene expression analysis of KMT2D and  KDM6A deficient cells

 

Tinna Reynisdóttir, masters student

Interests: Wiedemann-Steiner syndrome

 

Laufey Atladottir, medical student

Interests: Histone machinery        

     

Alumni

       Martin Ingi Sigurðsson MD PhD, Professor,

       Landspitali University Hospitali/UI

       Joel Benjamin PhD, Scientist, 23andMe

       Jill Fahrner MD PhD, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University

       Jacqui Harris MD Msc, Assistant Professor, Kennedy Krieger Institute

       Genay Pilarowski PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford

       Giovanni Carrosso PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, UCSF

       Teresa Luperchio PhD, Research scientist, JHMI

       Ellen Dagmar Bjornsdottir MD, Clinical Genetics Resident, Denmark

 

 

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