Meet the team!

David Tuveson

David Tuveson

Professor, Director of CSHL Cancer Center

M.D.-Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

Youngkyu Park

Youngkyu Park

Senior Research Investigator

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Pascal Belleau

Pascal Belleau

Computational Postdoctoral Fellow

Ph.D. in Molecular Medicine (Computational Biology specialization), Laval University.

Giuseppina Caligiuri

Giuseppina Caligiuri

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ph.D., University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

Paige Ferguson

Paige Ferguson

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ph.D., University of California San Diego

Amber Habowski

Amber Habowski

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
B.S., Seattle Pacific University

Jonathan Kastan

Jonathan Kastan

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ph.D., Duke University
B.A., University of Pennsylvania

Jeremy Nigri

Jeremy Nigri

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ph.D., Aix-Marseille University, France
B.S., Grenoble Alpes University, France

Wenjun Lan

Wenjun Lan

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ph.D., Aix-Marseille University, France
M.S., China Pharmaceutical University, China

Mojdeh Shakiba

Mojdeh Shakiba

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ph.D., Cornell University
M.S. and B.S., University of Toronto

Hsiu-Chi (Shawn) Ting

Hsiu-Chi (Shawn) Ting

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Claudia Tonelli

Claudia Tonelli

Postdoctoral Fellow

B.Sc., University of Bologna
Ph.D., University of Milan/European Institute of Oncology (IEO)

Emma Gazzara

Emma Gazzara

Clinical Researcher

Surgical Residency, Northwell Health
M.D., Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
B.S. in Biology, Adelphi University

Sandeep Nadella

Sandeep Nadella

Clinical Fellow

M.B.B.S., India
Internal medicine residency, Abington-Jefferson Health, Abington, PA
Postdoctoral Fellowship, TL1-Scholar, Georgetown University, Washington DC
Clinical Fellowship, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington DC

Oliver Standring

Oliver Standring

Clinical Researcher

Surgical Residency, Northwell Health
M.D., Boston University School of Medicine
B.S., University of California Santa Barbara

Kenneth Yu

Kenneth Yu

Clinical Fellow

M.Sc., University of Pennsylvania
M.D., Johns Hopkins University

Astrid Deschênes

Astrid Deschênes

Computational Science Analyst

M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, Université Laval

Gabriel Brill

Gabriel Brill

Ph.D. candidate, Stony Brook University

B.S. in Biology, Ursinus College

Sun Kim

Sun Kim

Ph.D. candidate, Stony Brook University

B.A. in Biological Sciences, The University of Chicago

Yihan (Leonie) Qin

Yihan (Leonie) Qin

Ph.D. candidate, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

B.S. in Biology and Chemistry, The College of William & Mary

Jennifer Thalappillil

Jennifer Thalappillil

Ph.D. candidate, Stony Brook University

B.S. in Biochemistry, Stony Brook University
M.S. in Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University School of Medicine

Victoria Gaeth

Victoria Gaeth

Research Technician I

B.S. in Biotechnology and Molecular Bioscience, Rochester Institute of Technology

Amanda Jensen

Amanda Jensen

Research Technician I

B.A. in Zoology, SUNY Oswego

Luce St. Surin

Luce St. Surin

Research Technician I

M.S. Candidate in Biotechnology, New York University
B.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

Caitlin Tsang

Caitlin Tsang

Research Technician I

B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Binghamton University

Kenneth Addison

Kenneth Addison

Lab Manager

B.S in Biomedical Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lindsey Baker

Lindsey Baker

Deputy Director of Administration, Cancer Center

Ph.D., The Rockefeller University
A.B., Harvard College

Hardik Patel

Hardik Patel

Organoid Facility Manager

M. Pharmacy in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Ganpat University

Jessica Peluso

Jessica Peluso

Coordinator, Cancer Center

B.A. in Psychology, Stony Brook University
M.A. in Human Services, Stony Brook University

Dawn Kightley-Sutter

Dawn Kightley-Sutter

Senior Scientific Administrator

B.A. in Business & Finance,
University of Northampton Nene, United Kingdom

Lab alumni

Former Post-Doctoral Fellows, Clinical Fellows, and Instructors:

1.      Sunil Hingorani MD, PhD.  (2002-2005). Professor, Fred Hutchinson, Seattle, Washington, USA
2.      Kenneth Olive PhD (2005-2009).  Associate Professor, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA
3.      David Allard PhD (2006-2011).  Lecturer/Group leader, University of Exeter Medical School, Exeter, UK
4.      Kris Frese PhD (2005-2012).  Team Leader, Manchester Institute, Manchester, UK
5.      Albrecht Neesse, MD, PhD (2010-2012).  Attending Physician and Group Leader, University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany
6.      Pedro Perez-Mancera, PhD (2004-2012).  Group Leader, Liverpool University, Liverpool, UK
7.      Christine Feig, PhD (2007-2012).  Staff Scientist, Cancer Research Institute, Cambridge, UK
8.      Daniele Perna, PhD (2010-2012).  Scientist, Glaxo-Smith Kline, Cambridge, UK.
9.      Mariano Ponz Sarvise, MD, PhD (2013-2015). Assistant Professor, Gastrointestinal Oncology Unit, Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
10.    Vincenzo Corbo, PhD (2013-2015). Assistant Professor, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
11.    Michael Ludwig, PhD (2013-2015 ). Professor of Biomedical Sciences at Keiser University, Florida, USA
12.    Christine Ardito, PhD (2013-2014). Regional Medical Liaison at Amgen, New York, USA
13.    Erik Daniel Ohlund, MD, PhD (2012-2016). Assistant Professor and Resident Physician in Oncology, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
14.    Michael Feigin, PhD (2013-2017). Assistant Professor, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo University, New York, USA
15.    Christine Chio, PhD (2012-2017). Assistant Professor, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA
16.    Chang-il Hwang, DVM, PhD (2012-2018). Assistant Professor, University of California Davis, California, USA
17.    Luana Guerriero, PhD (2016-2018). Clinical Research Associate, IQVIA, Rome, Italy
18.    Dannielle Engle, PhD (2011-2018). Assistant Professor, The Salk Institute, California, USA
19.    Hervé Tiriac, PhD (2011-2018). Associate Project Scientist, University of California San Diego, California, USA
20.    Carl Leonhardt, MD (2019). Postdoctoral Fellow, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA
21.    Giulia Biffi, PhD (2014-2019). Group Leader, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, Cambridge, UK
22.    Koji Miyabayashi, MD, PhD. (2016-2020). Clinical Gastroenterologist, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
23.    Fieke Froeling, MD, PhD, MRCP. (2017-2020). Consultant (Attending) Medical Oncologist, Edinburgh, Scotland
24.    Ela Elyada, PhD. (2013-2020). Associate Researcher, Karni Laboratory, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
25.    Benno Traub, MD. (2019-2020). Surgical Resident, University Hospital of Ulm, Ulm, Germany
26.    Florian Scheufele, MD. (2019-2020). Postdoctoral Fellow, Mayerle Laboratory, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Germany
27.    Rintaro Koike, MD. (2018-2021). TBA.
28.    Dennis Plenker, PhD. (2017-2021). Senior Scientist at Loxo Oncology at Lilly, New York, New York, USA
29.     Lyudmyla Demyan, MD. (2020-2022). Surgical Resident, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Former PhD Trainees:

1.      Gina DeNicola, PhD (2005-2010), Postdoctoral training with Lewis Cantley, Assistant Professor Moffitt Cancer Center, Florida, USA
2.      Florian Karreth, PhD (2004-2010),  Postdoctoral training with Pier Paolo Pandolfi. Assistant Professor Moffitt Cancer Center, Florida, USA
3.      Aarthi Gopinathan, PhD (2005-2010), Translational Scientist, Cambridge Pancreatic Cancer Center, Cambridge, UK
4.      Meredith Caldwell, PhD (2006-2011), Cambridge University Medical Consultant, Cambridge, UK
5.      Michael Jacobetz, PhD (2007-2011), Senior Scientific Business Analyst, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Tarrytown, New York, USA
6.      Natalie Cook, MD, PhD (2007-2011), Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant. The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
7.      Timothy Humpton, PhD (2010-2014), Cambridge University, Gates Fellowship. Postdoctoral Training with Karen Voudson, The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK
8.      Shivan Sivakumar, MD, PhD (2010-2014), Academic Clinical Lecturer in Medical Oncology at University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
9.      Abram Handly-Santana, PhD (2012-2017), Postdoctoral Fellow, Brugge Lab, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts, USA
10.    Brinda Alagesan, MD, PhD (2013-2018), Internal Medicine Resident, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, USA
11.    Georgi Yordanov, PhD (2013-2019), Equity Research Associate, Cowen and Company, New York, USA
12.    Derek Cheng, PhD (2014-2020), Medical Student, Stony Brook University, New York, USA
13.    Tobiloba Oni, PhD (2013-2021), Whitehead Fellow, MIT, Massachusetts, USA

Other Former Laboratory Members:

1.      Bethany Delcuze, PhD, Tufts University, currently an Associate Medical Writer at CMC Affinity, New Jersey, USA
2.      Brianna Creighton, MVB Veterinary Medicine, University College of Dublin, currently Associate Veterinarian, Aldie Veterinary Hospital, Virginia, USA
3.      Kevin Wright, High School Teacher, New York, USA
4.      Brandon Da Silva, MD, SUNY Downstate Medical School, currently Internal Medicine Resident, Stanford University, California, USA
5.      Kelli Aibel, Medical Student, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, New York, USA
6.      Odis Ponce, Inventory Partnerships Manager at Verizon Media, New York, USA
7.      Shanshan Xia (Emma), Robotics Automation Developer, SunTrust, Florida, USA
8.      Megan Young, PhD candidate, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
9.      Michelle Ma, Research Laboratory Technician at Obatala Sciences, Louisiana, USA
10.    Eunjung Lee, Assistant Specialist, University of California Davis, California, USA
11.    Christine Schoepfer, self-employed, New York, USA
12.    Lauren Afinowicz, Life Scientist, Leidos, New York, USA
13.    Benjamin Spielman, MD-PhD Student, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, New York, USA
14.    Michael (Moshiyakh) Tokov, DO Student, New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, New York, USA
15.    Priya Alagesan, MD Student, Duke University School of Medicine, North Carolina, USA
16.    Melissa Yao, PhD Student, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA
17.    Mirna Kheir Gouda, Technician, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
18.    Ashley Adler, Medical Technologist at New York Cancer & Blood Specialists, Port Jefferson Station, New York, USA
19.    Sandra Moran, Human Resources & Occupational Medicine Division, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York, USA
20.    Matthew Lucito, DO Student, Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Lillington, North Carolina, USA
21.    Zachary Galluzzo, Opentrons, Brooklyn, New York, USA
22.    Erin Brosnan, PhD Student, University of Central Florida, Florida, USA
23.    Michael Rubin, MD Student, St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada
24.    Abhishek Doshi, MD Student, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York, USA
25.    Jesse Filippazzo, MD Student, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
26.    Danil Ratnikov, R&D Associate, Regeneron, Tarrytown, New York