Meet The PI

Meet the Team

Grant Barber
Grant Barber

Grant Barber

Grant Barber is originally from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He graduated from Duquesne University with a degree in Biology. He moved to Dallas Texas and joined the lab in May 2019, but has aspirations to go to medical school. In his free time, Grant loves watching movies and writing reviews. He also enjoys hiking and photography.

Henry Chen

Henry is a medical student here at UT Southwestern currently taking a year to pursue translational and clinical research with Drs. Chong and Jacobe. He completed his undergraduate studies at The University of Texas at Austin, studying computational biochemistry.

Henry Chen
Henry Chen

Henry is highly interested in leveraging his computer science background to answer questions in dermatology related to bioinformatics and big data. Specifically, he is focused on whole transcriptome profiling using RNA sequencing and microarrays. He hopes to pursue a career in academic dermatology focusing on rheumatologic skin diseases. He is quite invested in college football, so you will occasionally find him sad during the fall months due to underwhelming performances from UT football. In his spare time, he enjoys running and is currently training for his 6th half marathon. He also enjoys baking macarons and other goodies with his fiancée.

Amanda Walker
Amanda Walker

Amanda Walker

Amanda Walker is a medical student from the University of Utah and one of Dr. Jacobe and Dr. Chong's current clinical research fellows. She majored in Zoology at Weber State University in Ogden, UT. Some of her favorite activities include reading Chuck Palahniuk or Emily Dickinson, hiking/camping, high intensity interval training(HIIT) and strength training, eating sushi, and celebrating Halloween. She is particularly interested in autoimmune dermatology, hidradenitis suppurativa, and vulvar dermatoses.