GSP00033 (V)
J. Kimble Frazer, M.D., Ph.D
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Section of Hematology/Oncology
Dr. Frazer was born & raised in Florida, and got his B.S. in Biology from Florida State University in 1991. He then joined the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, and completed 2 years of medical school & ~4 years of graduate school there. 
He joined the lab of J. Donald Capra, MD in summer 1993, where he focused on finding genes expressed by human germinal center B cells. Dr. Frazer finished his PhD studies in summer 1998 and then transferred to the OU College of Medicine, and completed medical school in 2000. He moved to the University of Utah in Salt Lake City where he completed Pediatrics Residency (2000-02) and Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship (2002-05) and then was an Instructor from 2005-07. In 2006, he joined the lab of Nikolaus Trede, MD, PhD at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI), where he did research involving the creation of T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) zebrafish models. In 2012, he came to OUHSC and started his own lab and is generously supported by the Dept. of Pediatrics, Jimmy Everest Section of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, and the Children’s Health Foundation, which named him the E.L. & Thelma Gaylord Chair in Pediatric Oncology. Since joining OUHSC, the lab has continued T-ALL studies in zebrafish, as well as B-ALL, which the Frazer lab discovered in another D. rerio T-ALL model. 
Dr. Frazer's favorite part  of leading a lab team is the fun, motivated, & smart people he works with. He learned mentoring from Don, Virginia, & Nick, and the joy of seeing young scientists blossom is largely why he enjoys being a scientist.
Dr. Frazer met & married his wife back in grad school, and they have 3 (nearly) grown children. Away from lab, he avidly follows Florida State football and Major League Baseball. He says he loves rock-n-roll, including lots of music he's "way too old to listen to". He also enjoys hiking in National Parks, skiing, and ​traveling in Europe, especially Italia.


Arpan Sinha, MBBS, M.D. 
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Section of Hematology/Oncology
​​Dr. Sinha is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and is a physician-scientist. She received her medical degree from Grant Medical College, Mumbai, India and then completed her residency and chief residency in pediatrics at the State University of New York – Downstate Medical Center, NY; followed by fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Childrens Hospital at Montefiore, NY. She was awarded a St.Baldricks Fellowship Grant from 2016-2019 for her work on novel epigenetic regulators in MDS/AML in zebrafish animal models. She is now working on zebrafish lymophoblastic leukemia models in the Frazer lab.  Outside of work - she loves spending time with her toddler and in her free time enjoys music, cooking and baking, painting, traveling and going swimming! 
Megan Malone-Perez
Lab Manager / Research Assistant
Megan Malone-Perez is a Research Assistant I in the Frazer lab. She is a native Oklahoman and attended Oklahoma State University, where she received her Bachelor’s in Science, Animal Science. She has been a member of the Frazer lab since May 2015. She began her time in the lab by caring for the fish on a daily basis and now spends most of her time doing research in the lab. Her current research project involves Allografting of hMYC B-Acute Lymphocytic Lymphocytes (ALL) and T-ALL. Studying the effects of enriching Leukemia Stem Cells (LSC). She enjoys spending her time in the summer at a lake in Eastern Oklahoma and wood working on the weekends.
Pilar Andrade
Research Assistant
Pilar was born in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas, and after graduating with her B.S. in Biology, she joined the Immunology and Infection graduate program at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio and earned her M.S. in Immunology and Infection in 2018. She joined the Frazer lab later that year as Dr. Sinha’s research assistant. She assists Dr. Sinha in several research projects that involve the study of gene mechanisms in T-ALL/B-ALL and AML. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her cat and dog, exploring the city and traveling.


Choice 1
Brashe' Wood
Research Technician
Brashe’ was born in The Bahamas and graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi in 2018 with a B.A. in Biology. In the Frazer Lab she assists with various research projects and the maintenance and care of the zebrafish. Brashe’ spends most of her time visiting friends, going to concerts and watching movies.

Ameera Hasan
Graduate Student
Ameera was born in Lahore, Pakistan. She got her medical degree from SIMS, Lahore.  Then she changed her professional path to pursue a doctorate degree in Microbiology & Immunology at the graduate college OUHSC. Her project focuses on the normal and MYC-mediated abnormal development of lymphocytes causing acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in zebrafish. Ameera enjoys spending time with her family and traveling around the world.

GSP00084 (V)
Gilseung Park
Graduate Student
Gilseung was born in South Korea and graduated with honors from Emporia State University (Kansas) in 2016. He started his Ph.D studies at the Frazer lab ​in 2016. The two main focuses of his Ph.D projects are to better understand glucocorticoid resistance mechanisms in T-ALL/B-ALL and how tumor oncogene induce two different tumors in one zebrafish animal. Gilseung enjoys playing basketball (which helps him move and confirm that he is still alive), and he likes to spend time at the lake with fish (besides zebrafish).