Clinical Research Coordinator
Center for Data Driven Discovery in Biomedicine
Kella Tran-Du is a clinical research coordinator responsible for supporting clinical research protocols across multiple disciplines and diseases. She works closely with physicians, investigators, and other study team members to ensure proper protocol regulations, as well as working with the Institutional Review Board (IRB) to maintain regulatory documentation. In addition, as the coordinator for the “Gift from a Child” program, she communicates to a wide-range of medical personnel nationally and provides training to other clinical research associates to enable autopsy donations around the country.
Prior to joining CHOP in August of 2016, Kella worked as a research assistant at the University of Pennsylvania in the laboratory of Dr. Benjamin Garcia. Her research focused on investigating the crosstalk between kinase inhibitors and histone post-translational modifications. She joined the CHOP as a research technician with work focused on managing biospecimens and associated data from consortium sites. In 2018, she transitioned to the role of clinical research coordinator.
Kella earned a BS in Human Biology from Michigan State University. She is committed to being a part of a larger community filled with people who all have a passion and central goal of propelling research in order to provide groundbreaking treatment in the world of pediatric cancers.