Karl Desch

Karl Desch, MD

Associate Professor
Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Accepting New Students?
Research Interests:
Human genetic variation, complex genetic traits, high throughput functional screens, thrombosis and hemostasis
Training and Identities:
Implicit Bias Training, Everyday Bias in Healthcare (through OHEI)

Our lab gives CMB students the opportunity to design projects focused on better understanding the role of genetic variation in human disorders of bleeding or abnormal blood clotting. Our current projects utilize proximity labelling proteomics, genome-wide CRISPR screens and deep mutagenesis scans to better understand the role of different genes in the coagulation and fibrinolytic systems. No coding or previous molecular biology experience is required.

The Desch lab provides a safe learning environment for all students regardless of ancestry, gender, and sexual orientation.