Shadaan Abid, Ph.D.
Senior Research Associate
Shad received her Ph.D. from NIRRH, Mumbai (India) for her work on understanding the role of genetic and hormonal factors in male infertility. After which, she joined Kent Hamra’s lab for her postdoctoral studies on spermatogonial stem cells and identified a novel marker for a single spermatogonia. Currently, she is a Senior Research Associate in Dr. Jain’s lab and doing exciting research on hormonal influences on airway diseases. She is well versed in a variety of in vivo and in vitro assays used to elucidate the role of estrogen and progesterone on airway diseases, particularly cystic fibrosis. When she is not in the lab, she loves to cook, read, paint, and shop.
Moumita Bose, Ph.D.
Dr. Moumita Bose joined Dr. Jain's lab on 2016 as a Postdoctoral Research Associate/Fellow. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Pennsylvania,where she was studied the role of Cytochrome P450 class I protein mediated oxidative stress in smoke-carcinogen-induced bone loss. Moumita is from Calcutta, India. She earned her Ph.D. in Dr. Subrata Adak's lab at the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology in 2013. During her doctoral research she characterized a novel protein, pseudoperoxidase, from the protozoan parasite Leishmania and studied its role in protecting the parasites against reactive nitrogen species. As part of Dr Jain's lab, Moumita will study the effect of hormones on response to Pseudomonas infection in cystic fibrosis.
Moumita is the proud mother of a baby girl, Alolika. When not in the lab, she enjoys spending time with family, trying new recipes and watching movies.
Ashley Keller, M.P.H.
Clinical Research Coordinator
Ashley Keller has been a CF clinical research coordinator at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX since 2011. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University in Nutritional Science in 2005 and her Masters of Public Health from San Diego State University in 2007. Ashley is from San Diego and started out her career very focused on HIV care and research until moving to Dallas, meeting Dr. Jain, and discovering cystic fibrosis. She is particularly interested in growing our research program so that each CF patient is aware of clinical trials and is able to participate in a trial if they wish to do so. Ashley has two kids (three, if you count her husband) and loves to cook when she has time.
Laura Nnadi, M.P.H.
Clinical Data Specialist
Laura is Virginia Beach, VA. She received her Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology from Eastern Virginia Medical School. Laura’s background includes reproductive health and sexually transmitted diseases. During her graduate studies she published an award winning study on A New Paradigm for Sexually Transmitted Infection Screening in the Hampton Roads Community of Southeastern Virginia, with the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. She has also done research on the effects of bone mineral density in young women who use depot medroxyprogesterone as it relates to cytochrome p450 activity. She joined our CF research team in Dallas in 2015. In her free time, Laura likes traveling, outdoor adventures, working out, baking, and do-it-yourself projects.
Christopher Tran, M.B.A.
Research Study Coordinator
Christopher started in clinical research at UT Southwestern in 2014 in the Department of Surgery in the Division of Burn, Trauma, and Critical Care. He earned his Bachelor of Science (biology) and Master of Business Administration degrees at UT Dallas. Christopher really enjoys research and the fact that one can see research's impact in the clinical trial phase, where success from an intervention is visible. He joined the CF research team in February 2016. He is the youngest of three siblings and is part of five sets of twins among all of his cousins. A vegetarian, he enjoys eating and being creative with his food options.