Urban Lab

The Urban lab studies the role of protein trafficking and signaling in epithelial cell in a disease specific context.  

Current Lab Members

Agnieszka Swiatecka-Urban is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and studies the regulation of cell-surface stability and intracellular trafficking of membrane proteins in epithelial cells.

Nilay Mitash, Ph.D. is a postdoctoral fellow who graduated from the University of Lucknow, India. Nilay has been studying the role of microRNAs in regulating channels and transporters in polarized human airway epithelial cells.  

Daniel Soares Pereira da Cruz is a Ph.D. candidate from the University of Lisbon, Portugal enrolled in the BioSys-PhD Program in Biological Systems, Functional & Integrative Genomics. Daniel has been studying the role of lemur tyrosine kinase (LMTK2) in signaling of the cytokine Transforming Growth Factor beta in human epithelial cells. 

Past Lab Trainees

Steven Snodgrass, M.D. - Pediatric Pulmonologist in Greenville, SC. 
Simao Luz, Ph.D. - Faculty in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Lisbon, Portugal.
Huajun Jiang, M.D., Ph.D. - Nephrologist at Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science & Technology in China 
Corey Toocheck, M.D. - Resident in Medicine/Pediatrics at OSU/NCH in Columbus, OH
Andrew Zimnik - Graduate student at the Columbia University Doctoral Program in Neurobiology and Behavior in New York, NY.
Karyn Hansen, M.D. - Specialist in Obstetrics/Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology who practices in Hartford, CT. 
Robert McGarr, Ph.D. - Director of Program and Alliance Management at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in Cambridge, MA