Danh Phung (Laboratory Scientist)

Danh is a wet-lab enthusiast and has special interest in projects involving using single cell sequencing techniques. He joined the group in 2016, and manages the wet laboratory part of the group. Danh’s background composes of a Master of Technology degree in biochemistry and a Ph.D in protein biochemistry focusing on food poisoning mode-of-action by bacterial toxins.

Naveen Parmar (Postdoc)

I was employed as a postdoctoral fellow and a researcher at CEMIR, NTNU Trondheim for 3, 5 years. I investigated the role of the epigenetic enzyme during gut homeostasis and infection-induced colitis in mouse models, so I have expertise in establishing mouse enteroids and colonoids. Usually, I used immunofluorescence and confocal microscopy methods to dissect new aspects of intestinal biology. Therefore, I am very excited to start my new project at Rikshospitalet, UiO, on the human gut system.

Karoline Rapp Vander-Elst (PhD student)

Karoline has a Master of Science in chemistry and biotechnology from NMBU. She joined the lab in August 2022 as a PhD student and has a special interest in single cell analysis and spatial transcriptomics. In her PhD project she will work on constructing a whole-transcriptome map of inflamed gut at a single cell resolution, with the aim of identifying biomarkers for personalized treatment for patients with IBD.

Marianne Skeie (Laboratory Scientist)

Marianne joined the group in 2018, after working in another research group at the Dept. of Pathology since 2001. She has a MSc (Cand. scient.) in Biochemistry from the University of Oslo and has broad wet lab experience in molecular and cellular biology.

Linda Solfjell (Laboratory Scientist)

Linda is a Biomedical Laboratory Scientist and has been working at the Dept of Pathology since 1999. She is specialized in molecular biology, with main focus on cloning, RNA/DNA techniques, and PCR. She also helps out with some administrative work.

Sinan Umu (Researcher)

Sinan is a physicist and computational biologist. He has an MS degree in bioinformatics and received his PhD in bioinformatics from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand in 2016. He worked in cancer research and early prediction of cancer using cell-free RNA molecules. He joined the lab in 2022. His current interests are spatial transcriptomics, scRNA sequencing, and RNA biology.