People


Fotini Gounari Ph.D., D.SC.

Fotini Gounari Ph.D., D.SC.

 

 

 

Fotini graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece with a degree in Biology before embarking for her Odyssey. For her graduate studies she joined the lab of Robin Holliday in NIRM, London. Her postdoctoral research was at the European Molecular Laboratory in Heidelberg. Fotini’s eastwards path started by moving to Paris, France, were she obtained a D.Sc. degree. She moved as an instructor to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston and started her own lab at Tufts Medical School in 2003 investigating signaling during thymic development. In September 2007 she joined the Department of Medicine/Rheumatology and the Committee on Immunology, at the University of Chicago. In her new post she continues and expands her studies on lymphocyte development and transformation.


Kristine Germar B.S.

Kristine Germar B.S.

 

 

 

Kristine completed her Bachelor of Science in molecular biology at the University of California, San Diego and is now pursuing her PhD in the laboratory of Dr. Fotini Gounari. She began her graduate studies in the immunology program at Tufts University. Kristine moved with the Gounari Lab to the University of Chicago in the autumn of 2007 while still remaining officially a Tufts Graduate student. Her interest in the lab is on the role of Wnt signaling in hematopoiesis and early thymic development.


Marei Dose Ph.D.

Marei Dose Ph.D.

 

 

 

Marei graduated from the university of Hannover, Germany, with a Master's degree in Biochemistry. She then moved to Boston to experience the American Way of Life and to join the Gounari Lab and embark on a journey into the wonders of the preTCR. Her PhD project addressed c-Myc mediated proliferation during DN to DP thymocyte development. Marei graduated in May 2007 and is currently working as a postdoc to finish up some work looking into cell polarity during beta-selection as well as the molecular aspects governing the development of unconventional T-cells.