Rana Laboratory Members

Chun-Yi Chiang, MS
received his M.S. from the Illinois Institute of Technology, majoring in cell biology. He works with Dr. Rana screening for small molecule inhibitors of sFlt1.
Victoria deMartelly, MPH
is a Research Specialist II in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is involved with sample collection for myriad studies of Dr. Rana’s focused on preeclampsia
Amina Ghalyoun PharmD, BCACP
is a clinical pharmacy specialist who services Women’s Health, specializing in chronic disease state management in the ambulatory care setting. Amina works alongside Dr. Rana and the UCM collaborative with the goal of stamping out preeclampsia. Her role includes close follow up with postpartum patients through outpatient BP monitoring and by transitioning these patients for cardiology follow-up when indicated.

Colleen Lavoy, PA-C
assists Dr. Rana in data collection for clinical/ translational studies, specifically evaluating the role of blood pressure control among patients with chronic hypertension as it relates to pregnancy outcomes. 

Heba Naseem, MD
is working with Dr. Rana on clinical reseach projects investigating the role of angiogenic factors among African American women and patients being evaluated for preeclampsia
Jacqueline Nichols
is a 4th year medical student at the Pritzker School of Medicine applying to Obstetrics & Gynecology. Jackie works with Dr. Rana on quality improvement projects to improve follow-up for postpartum patients with preeclampsia
Emily Wanezek, PA-C
assists Dr. Rana in data collection for clinical/ translational studies, specifically evaluating the role of blood pressure control among patients with chronic hypertension as it relates to pregnancy outcomes.
   
Fellows and Residents
Richard Cockrum, MD
is a fourth year resident who is working on research project evaluating the role of cervical ripening and classical cesarean section.
Dana Elborno, MD
is a fourth year resident who is working on a research project on  labor induction, labor length and mode of delivery among obese African American women with preeclampsia.
Karla Guerrero , MD
is a third year resident. Her research project evaluates long term cardiac changes in women with preeclampsia.
Javier Rodriguez Kovacs. MD
is a second year MFM fellow. His thesis project evaluates long term cardiac changes in women with preeclampsia.
Ruby Minhas, MD
is a fellow in the OBGYN Transitional Research Fellowhip Program directed by Dr. Rana
   
Former Laboratory Members
Sireesha Chinthala, MD
received her medical degree M.B.B.S from Kakathiya University (India 1989) and MD degree, Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology from NTR University of Health Sciences (India 1997). She is currently working as a research specialist in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Chicago, Chicago. She is involved in a number of clinical studies with Dr. Rana, evaluating the role of angiogenic factors in preeclampsia.
Lana Krammerer
Lana Kammerer received her B.A. degree in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Biochemistry from Northwestern University in 2016. She joined the Rana Laboratory in July 2017 as a Research Specialist assisting in both clinical and basic research studies

Rachel Loth
joined the Rana Laboratory in September 2015 as a Research Specialist assisting in both clinical and basic research studies. She is currently enrolled in a midwifery program at UPenn.


Rabab Nasim, MD
worked with Dr. Rana on clinical research projects investigating angiogenic biomarkers and preeclampsia, postpartum hypertension and preterm labor.
She is currently a resident at Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL
Joana Lopes Perdigao, MD
was an OBGYN resident who worked with Dr. Rana on several projects pertaining to IUGR and cardiac dysfunction in pregnancy. She is currently in an MFM fellowship program at UPENN, PA. 
Hadi Ramadan, MD
worked with Dr. Rana on several projects that pertain to preeclampsia blood markers, IUGR, and VTE’s in pregnancy. He is now in the residency program in EVMS, Virginia
Edom Yared, MD
was a MFM fellow who worked with Dr. Rana on obesity and pregnancy. She is now in a faculty position.
Danielle Young, MPH
is a Research Specialist II in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She assists Dr. Rana with retrospective projects on perinatal obesity that use a large data set. She also works on an industry sponsored clinical trial investigating novel treatments for preeclampsia.