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)
Full Professor in Molecular Biology at CUNY with tenure
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

Christopher Bowman, PhD (2009-2014), MD, NYU School of Medicine (2016)
Resident Dept of Pathology, University of California San Franscico (2016 - present)

Former Undergraduates and Research Assistants

Ryan Malonis (2013-2015) Research Assistant
Boston College BS 2013
2nd year MD/PhD student, Albert Einstein College of Medicine (July 2016)

Brian Canter (2011-2013) Research Assistant
Tufts University BS 2011
4th year PhD student Rutgers University, Dept of Bio Engineering (Fall, 2016)

Mark Jelcic (2009-2013) Research Assistant
New York University BS 2009
4th year PhD student, Sloan Kettering Biomedical Sciences (Fall, 2016)

Brooke Weckselblatt (Summer 2009) Undergraduate Research in Dynlacht lab
Bryn Mawr College, BS 2010
PhD in Genetics and Molecular Biology at Emory University (Fall 2015)

Bigyan Bista (2007-2009) Research Assistant
St. Peter’s College, BS 2009
Recipient of Praecis Presidential Graduate Fellowship 2009 (MIT)
PhD in Biology, MIT, (2016)

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

Stephen Lewellis (Summer 2006) Undergraduate Research in Dynlacht Lab
Haverford College BS 2007
NYU School of Medicine, PhD (2009-2013) MD 2015
Residency Program in Dermatology, Stanford University (July, 2016)

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