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Lab Members

RoogeSheetalnath Rooge, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
M. Sc in Biotechnology, RTM Nagpur University, India
Ph. D., Delhi University, India

I have been a member of the Weinman lab since Summer 2021 as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Gastroenterology and Hepatology division, Department of Internal Medicine. My main current project in the lab focuses on the hepatoprotective properties of Kupffer cells in the alcoholic liver disease. We are interested in understanding the mechanism of Kupffer cells subsets that restore the hepatocyte differentiation in a western diet alcohol fed mice model.

IsabelIsabel Aranzazu Pulido Ruiz
Research Associate
B.A. Human Biology, The University of Kansas
M.S. Microbiota, Probiotics and Prebiotics, Universidad Europea de Madrid

Originally from Queretaro Mexico, I joined the Weinman lab after graduating from the University of Kansas in Spring 2021. I work and assist in various projects in the lab. Currently, my main project focuses on expressing Cre recombinase in-vivo using nano-particles technology. With this, we will be able to modify and selectively target specific macrophage subsets in the liver. In addition, I manage the animal colony and perform animal procedures needed for the different experiments.

MehtaHeer Mehta
Medical Student
BA/ MD, University of Missouri Kansas-City

I am a medical student at UMKC who joined the Weinman lab in the Fall of 2o22. My project focuses on the pattern and time-course of changes in CD163+ Kupffer cells in alcohol-associated liver disease.

Kyle YupuimpoKyle Yuquimpo, D.O.
Postdoctoral Fellow
D.O., Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
B.S., UC San Diego

I am a gastroenterology fellow in the physician scientist training pathway at KU Medical Center where I also completed my internal medicine training. My project in the lab focuses on investigating   transcriptomic landscape changes in Kupffer Cells during high fat diet and alcohol exposure. My previous investigations include leukocyte trafficking in murine models of Inflammatory Bowel Disease at UC San Diego.

Former Lab Members

Kyo Sasaki
Postdoctoral Fellow (2020-2022)
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Kawasaki Medical School, Okayama, Japan

Zhuan Li
Postdoctoral Fellow (2012-2017)
Current Position:  XiaoXiang Distinguished Professor, Department of Pharmacy, Hunan Normal University School of Medicine, Changsha, China



Contact Us

Steven WeinmanSteven Weinman, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Director, Liver Center

Lab 4056 Hemenway

Internal Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Motility Division
Mailstop 1023
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-6019
Fax: 913-588-3975