Team Members

Filippo G. Giancotti, M.D., Ph.D.

Filippo G. Giancotti, M.D., Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

Seong-Yeon Bae, Ph. D.

Seong-Yeon Bae, Ph. D.

Associate Research Scientist

Josue Curto Navarro, Ph. D.

Josue Curto Navarro, Ph. D.

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Jiankang Zhang, Ph. D.

Jiankang Zhang, Ph. D.

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Yan Wang, Ph. D.

Yan Wang, Ph. D.

Associate Research Scientist

Xiaobo Wang, M.S.

Xiaobo Wang, M.S.

Graduate Research Assistant

Hsiang-Hsi Ling, M.S.

Hsiang-Hsi Ling, M.S.

Graduate Research Assistant

Dhiraj Kumar, Ph. D.

Dhiraj Kumar, Ph. D.

Associate Research Scientist

Sreeharsha Gurrapu, Ph. D.

Sreeharsha Gurrapu, Ph. D.

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Melda Arslantas Guzel, M.S.

Melda Arslantas Guzel, M.S.

Staff Associate I

Past Trainee & Current Position

 

1992 – 1996 (PostDoc)         Fabrizio Mainiero, MD

Professor

Department of Experimental Medicine & Pathology Chief, Immunology and Immunopathology

Hospital Umberto I University La Sapienza Rome, Italy

 

1995 – 1998 (PostDoc)        Chiara Murgia, PhD

Lecturer, Nutrigenetics & Nutrigenomics Department of Nutrition and Dietetics Monash university

Melbourne, Australia

1996 – 1998 (PostDoc)        Maja Oktay, MD, PhD

Professor

Department of Pathology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center

New York, NY

 

1996 – 2000 (PostDoc)        Kishore Wary, PhD

Associate Professor Department of Pharmacology University of Illinois of Chicago Chicago, IL

 

1997 – 2000 (PostDoc)         Laurent Gagnoux-Palacios, PhD

Chercheur INSERM

Université Nice Sophia Antipolis Bâtiment de Biochimie

Parc Valrose Nice, France

 

1997 – 2000 (PostDoc)        Amel Mettouchi, PhD

Member Institut Pasteur

Département de Microbiologie Unité des Toxines Bactériennes Université Paris Descartes Paris, France

 

1998 – 1999 (PostDoc)        Paul Kedeshian, MD

Associate Clinical Professor Division of Head & Neck Surgery

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Los Angeles, CA

 

1999 – 2005 (GRA)               Wenjun Guo, PhD

Associate Professor Department of Cell Biology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bronx, NY

 

2000 – 2004 (PostDoc)        Toshiaki Yoshioka, MD, PhD

Professor

Department of Pathology & Immunity Akita University

Akita, Japan

 

2001 (PostDoc)                     Jung-Weon Lee, PhD

Professor

Department of Pharmacology College of Pharmacy

Seoul National University Seoul, Korea

 

2001 – 2003 (PostDoc)        Santiago Parpal Tamburini, PhD

Project Leader Sprint Bioscience Stockholm, Sweden

 

2001 – 2005 (PostDoc)        Sotiris Nikolopoulos, PhD

President and CEO

Center for Molecular Analysis and Research SA Agrinio, Greece

 

2001 – 2008 (GRA)              Yuliya Pylayeva-Gupta, PhD

Associate Professor Department of Genetics

University of North Carolina at Chapell Hill Chapel Hill, NC

 

2002 – 2004* (PostDoc)       Cara Yajnik Gottardi, PhD

Associate Professor

Departments of Medicine, Biochemistry, and Molecular Genetics

Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center Feinberg School of Medicine

Northwestern University Chicago, IL

 

*co-mentored with Barry Gumbiner.

 

2004 – 2007 (PD)                  Michael Sturniolo, PhD

Executive Director

Worldwide Medical Affairs,

Multiple Myeloma at Bristol-Myers Squibb

New York, NY

 

2000 – 2011 (PostDoc)        Tomoyo Okada, MD, PhD

Senior Research Scientist Gastric and Mixed Tumor Service Department of Surgery

MSKCC

New York, NY

 

2004 – 2013 (PostDoc)        Hua Gao, PhD

Professor

Department of Life Science Tongji University

Shanghai Tenth People’s Hospital Shanghai, China

 

2006 (Vis. Master Stud.)      Markus Decker, PhD

Global Head, Search & Evaluation Simcere Pharmaceutical Group San Francisco, CA

 

2007 – 2015 (PostDoc)        Wei Li, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Department of Pediatrics

Penn State University Hershey, PA

 

2005 – 2016 (PostDoc)        Javier A. Otero, MD, PhD

Senior Clinical Program Leader Translational Clinical Oncology

Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research East Hanover, NJ

 

2008 – 2010 (PostDoc)        Gaia Shiavon, MD, PhD

Global Clinical Lead

Late Oncology R&D AstraZeneca Cambridge, England, UK

 

2008 – 2016 (GRA)              Jonathan Cooper, PhD

Senior Scientist

Tumor Microenvironment Thematic Research Center Bristol-Myers Squibb

Redwood City, CA

 

2008 – 2016 (PostDoc)        Goutam Chakraborty, PhD

Assistant Attending Assistant Professor

Department of Urology

Mount Sinai Medical School

New York, NY

 

2012-2016 (PostDoc)            Wenjing Su

Senior Research Associate Laboratory of Neil Rosen Molecular Pharmacology Program

Sloan Kettering Institute for Cancer Research

 

 

2013 – 2016 (PostDoc)        Jonathan Hernandez, MD

Investigator

Surgical Oncology Program Head, Metastasis Biology Section Chief, Surgical Oncology Section Center for Cancer Research National Cancer Institute Bethesda, MD

 

2017 – 2019 (Assi.Professor) Dimple Chakravarty, PhD

Assistant Professor Department of Urology

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai New York, NY

 

2016 – 2018 (PostDoc)        Yi Du, PhD

Res. Assistant Professor

The University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, TX

 

2017 – 2019 (Vis. Scholar)   Hao Zhou, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology College of Life Science

Nankai University Tianjin, China

 

 

2016-2020 (vis. GRA-PostDoc)   Hyun Ho Han, MD, PhD

Clinical Res. Assistant Professor Department of Urology

Yonsei University College of Medicine Seoul, Republic of Korea

 

2017 – 2019 (PostDoc)        Sara Laudato, PhD

Scientist - Cancer Biology TOLREMO Therapeutics AG Basel, Switzerland

 

2016 – 2019 (PostDoc)        Junfeng Zhang, PhD

Associate Professor Bioland Laboratory

Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health (GIBH)

Chinese Academy of Sciences Guangzhou, China