Dynlacht Lab Alumni


Former Postdoctoral Fellows

John Ross PhD (1996-2000)
Senior Research Investigator, Permeon Biologics (2011-present)
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Yasuhiko Takahashi, Ph.D. (2000-2002)

Zhihong Chen PhD (1999-2002)
Senior Research Investigator , Esai Research Institute (2002-present)
Andover, Massachusetts

Leyu Wang PhD (2000-2002)
Senior Research Scientist, Abbott Laboratories (2010- present)
Boston, Massachusetts

Alexandre Blais, Ph.D. (2003-2007)
Associate Professor with tenure, University of Ottawa (2013 present)
Ottawa, Canada

Nathan Lents, Ph.D. (2004-2006)
Associate Professor at CUNY with tenure (2011- present)
New York, New York

Mary Tsikitis PhD (2005-2010)
Senior Research Associate Biomedical Research Foundation (2011-present)
Athens, Greece

Patrick Asp PhD (2005-2010)
Instructor, Dept of Surgery, Albert Einstein Medical School (2011-present)
Bronx, New York University

William Tsang, PhD. (2004-2009)
Assistant Professor, Institut de recherches cliniques de Montreal (2010- present)
Montreal, Canada

Tetsuo Kobayashi PhD (2008-2012)
Assistant Professor, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (2012- present)
Takayamacho, Ikoma, Nara Prefecture 630-0192, Japan

Former Graduate Students

Hugh Cam PhD (1997-2002) Harvard University
Postdoctoral fellow, Lab of Shiv Grewal, NIH (2003-2008)
Assistant Professor, Boston College (2008-present)

Joseph Rayman, Ph.D. (1998-2002) Harvard University
HHMI Predoctoral Fellowship (1998-2002)
Associate Research Scientist, Dept of Neuroscience, Columbia University (2002- present)

Alexander Spektor, Ph.D. (2003-2007) MD, NYU School of Medicine (2009)
Dept of Defense Prostate Cancer Training Award (2004-2007)
Resident in the Harvard Radiation Oncology Program in Boston, Massachusetts (2009-2012)
Research Fellow in David Pellman’s Lab (Dana Farber Cancer Institute) (2012-present)

Diego Acosta Alvear MS, PhD (2004-2008) NYU School of Medicine
Cancer Institute Research Postdoctoral Fellow (2009-2012)
Postdoctoral fellow, Lab of Peter Walter, UCSF (2009- present)

Ji Li PhD (2009-2013)
Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Training Award (2009-2011)
Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Student Abroad (2013)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Lab of William Hahn, Harvard Medical School (2013- present)
Susan G Komen PostDoctoral Fellowship  (2014- 2017)

Jemmie Cheng, PhD (2009-2014) NYU School of Medicine
Postdoctoral Fellow (2014 - present)
Lab of Li Huei Tsai, MIT

Former Undergraduates and Research Assistants

Brian Canter (2011-2013) Research Assistant
Tufts University BS 2011
2nd year graduate student at Rutgers University, Dept of Biomedical Engineering (Fall, 2014)

Mark Jelcic (2009-2013) Research Assistant
New York University BS 2009
2nd year student at Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (Fall, 2014)

Brooke Weeckselblatt (Summer 2009) Undergraduate Research
Bryn Mawr College, BS 2010
5th year graduate student in Genetics at Emory University (Fall 2014)

Bigyan Bista (2007-2009) Research Assistant
St. Peter’s College, BS 2009
6th year Graduate student in Biology at MIT (Fall, 2014)
Recipient of Praecis Presidential Graduate Fellowship (MIT)

Christen Lennon (2007-2008) NYU undergraduate thesis
New York University, BS 2008
Columbia University Medical School, MD 2013

Steven Lewellis (Summer 2006) Undergraduate Research
Haverford College BS 2007
NYU School of Medicine, PhD 2013
MD/PhD program, NYU School of Medicine (2007- present)

Daniel Luciano (2004-2006) Research Assistant
Lehigh University BS 2004
NYU School of Medicine PhD 2014

Yelena Kleyner (1998-2000) Research Assistant
Brandeis University BS 1998
Tufts University MS (2007)
Partner Health Care (2007-present)

Michele Sue Ann Woo (1996-1998) Research Assistant
MIT BS 1996
PhD in Biological and Biomedical Sciences (2004) Harvard Medical School