Project Leaders

Espinosa,+Joaquin

Joaquin Espinosa, PhD

Principal Investigator
The COVIDome Project

Professor of Pharmacology and Executive Director of the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome

Flaig,+Thomas

Thomas Flaig, MD

Principal Investigator
The University of Colorado COVID-19 Biobank

Professor of Medicine-Medical Oncology and Vice Chancellor of Research


Co-Investigators

(in alphabetical order)

Bennett,+Tell

Tell Bennett, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Pediatrics-Informatics & Data Science and Director of the CCTSI Informatics Core

D'Alessandro,+Angelo

Angelo D’Alessandro, PhD

Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics and Director of the Metabolomics Core

Galbraith,+Matthew

Matthew Galbraith, PhD

Instructor of Pharmacology, Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome

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Kirk Hansen, PhD

Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics

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Elena Hsieh, MD

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics-Allergy and Immunology and Department of Immunology and Microbiology
Jordan,+Kim

Kim Jordan, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Immunology & Microbiology and Assistant Director of the Human Immune Monitoring Shared Resource

Monte,+Andrew

Andrew Monte, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine-Medical Toxicology & Pharmacology

Russell,+Seth

Seth Russell, MS

Research Instructor of Medicine-Internal Medicine and Senior Analyst at the Data Science to Patient Value Initiative

Sullivan,+Kelly

Kelly Sullivan, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics-Developmental Biology, Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome


COVID-19 Biobank Steering Committee

(in alphabetical order)

Finucane,+Marcia

Marcia Finucane, MS, CBSP

Biological Safety Manager and Officer, Office of Regulatory Compliance

Gottlieb,+Peter

Peter Gottlieb, MD

Professor of Pediatrics-Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes

Haugen,+Bryan

Bryan Haugen, MD

Professor and Division Head of Medicine-Endocrinology, Metabolism, & Diabetes

Lakin,+Alison

Alison Lakin, RN, PhD

Associate Vice Chancellor for Regulatory Compliance

Nozik,+Eva

Eva Nozik, MD

Professor of Pediatrics-Critical Care Medicine

Steinbeiss,+Matthew

Matthew Steinbeiss, MS

Special Project Manager, Office of Regulatory Compliance

Van+Bokhoven,+Adrie

Adrie van Bokhoven, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology and Co-Director of the Biorepository Core Facility

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Martin Voskuil, PhD

Associate Professor of Immunology & Microbiology


Biorepository and Sample Processing Team

(shared facility leaders, then in alphabetical order)

Van+Bokhoven,+Adrie

Adrie van Bokhoven, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology and Co-Director of the Biorepository Core Facility

Slansky,+Jill

Jill Slansky, PhD

Professor of Immunology & Microbiology and Director of the Human Immune Monitoring Shared Resource

Paula Araya, PhD

Paula Araya, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome

Granrath,+Ross

Ross Granrath, BS

Professional Research Assistant, Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome

Grasmick,+Zachary

Zachary Grasmick, BS

Professional Research Assistant, Pathology

Jordan,+Kim

Kim Jordan, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Immunology & Microbiology and Assistant Director of the Human Immune Monitoring Shared Resource

Livesay,+Jodi

Jodi Livesay, BS

Professional Research Assistant, Human Immune Monitoring Shared Resource

McWilliams,+Jennifer

Jennifer McWilliams, PhD

Research Associate, Human Immune Monitoring Shared Resource

Schumann,+Hannah

Hannah Schumann, BS

Professional Research Assistant, Pathology

Smith,+Keith

Keith Smith, BS

Senior Professional Research Assistant, Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome


Clinical Data Team

(in alphabetical order)

Bennett,+Tell

Tell Bennett, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Pediatrics-Informatics & Data Science and Director of the CCTSI Informatics Core

Monte,+Andrew

Andrew Monte, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine-Medical Toxicology & Pharmacology

Russell,+Seth

Seth Russell, MS

Research Instructor of Medicine-Internal Medicine and Senior Analyst at the Data Science to Patient Value Initiative

Health Data Compass

Health Data Compass

Advanced health data delivery services and analytics infrastructure


Multiomics Analysis Team

(key leaders, then in alphabetical order)

Galbraith,+Matthew

Matthew Galbraith, PhD

Instructor of Pharmacology, Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome

Sullivan,+Kelly

Kelly Sullivan, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics-Developmental Biology, Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome

Kinning,+Kohl

Kohl Kinning, MS

Biostatistician & Bioinformatician, Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome

Paula Araya, PhD

Paula Araya, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome

Baxter,+Ryan

Ryan Baxter, MS

Senior Professional Research Assistant, Immunology & Microbiology

Cendali,Francesca

Francesca Cendali, BS

Professional Research Assistant, Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics, Metabolomics Shared Resource

D'Alessandro,+Angelo

Angelo D’Alessandro, PhD

Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics and Director of the Metabolomics Shared Resource

Dzieciatkowska,+Monika

Monika Dzieciatkowska, PhD

Senior Research Associate, Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics

Gamboni,+Fabia

Fabia Gamboni, PhD

Research Instructor, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Metabolomics Shared Resource

Ghosh, Tushar

Tusharkanti Ghosh, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Biostatistics and Informatics

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Kirk Hansen, PhD

Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics

Haines,+Julie

Julie Haines, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics and Facility Manager of the Metabolomics Core

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Elena Hsieh, MD

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy and Immunology
Department of Immunology and Microbiology
Jordan,+Kim

Kim Jordan, PhD

Assistant Research Professor, Immunology & Microbiology and Assistant Director of the Human Immune Monitoring Shared Resource

Smith,+Keith

Keith Smith, BS

Senior Professional Research Assistant, Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome


COVIDome Explorer Team

(in alphabetical order)

Bartsch, Kyle

Kyle Bartsch, MS, MBA

Data Specialist & Analyst, School of Medicine

Levinsky, Nik

Nik Levinsky, BS

Information Technology Principal Professional, School of Medicine

Miller, Michael

Michael Miller

Director of Information Technology, School of Medicine


COVIDome External Collaborators

(in alphabetical order)

Steve Spitalnik, PhD

Steve Spitalnik, PhD

Professor and Executive Vice-Chair, Department of Pathology & Cell Biology, Columbia University



Dr. Tiffany Thomas

Tiffany Thomas, PhD

Assistant Professor and Co-Director, Laboratory of Transfusion Biology, Columbia University