Leemor Joshua-Tor

Professor and HHMI Investigator
Ph.D., The Weizmann Institute of Science, 1991

Structural biology; nucleic acid regulation; RNAi; molecular recognition; X-ray crystallography

Research Investigator

Chris Faehnle

Chris Faehnle

Research Investigator

Ph.D., Biochemistry
University of Toledo

Post Docs

Elad Elkayam

Elad Elkayam

Post Doc

Ph.D., Biochemistry
Ben Gurion University

Jonathan Ipsaro

Jonathan Ipsaro

Post Doc

Ph.D., Biochemistry
Northwestern University

James Jung

James Jung

Post Doc

Ph.D., Biological Sciences
The University of Auckland

Kin Fan On

Kin Fan On

Post Doc

Ph.D., Biochemistry
University College London

Matt Jarmeko

Matt Jarmeko

Post Doc

Ph.D., Chemical & Structural Biology
University of California, San Diego

Graduate Students

Katarina Meze

Katarina Meze

Graduate Student

Watson School of Biological Sciences

Brianna Bibel

Brianna Bibel

Graduate Student

Watson School of Biological Sciences

Staff

Stephanie Goldsmith

Stephanie Goldsmith

Lab Manager
Amanda Epstein

Amanda Epstein

Lab Technician
John Gardiner

John Gardiner

Lab Technician
AnnMarie Ballew

AnnMarie Ballew

Scientific Administrator
Adriana Hincapie

Adriana Hincapie

Media Maker
Ming Wang

Ming Wang

X-Ray Lab Facility Manager

Volunteers

Charles Darwin Joshua-Tor

Charles Darwin Joshua-Tor

Lab Mascot

Former Lab Members

RESEARCH INVESTIGATORS

David Wah — Research Investigator, 2010-2013

 Current Position: Business Development Analyst, Mount Sinai Innovation Partners, New York, NY

VISITING SCIENTISTS

Tau Hu – Visiting Scientist

Current Position: Pall Corporation, Ann Arbor, MI

POST DOCS

Ante Tocilj — Postdoctoral Fellow, 2009-2017

Current Position: Senior Scientist, ENZO Life Sciences, Farmingdale, New York

Andrew (Seung-Jae) Lee — Postdoctoral Fellow, 2009-2015

 Current Position: General Manager Business Development, ALTEOGEN, Inc., South Korea

Claus Kuhn — Postdoctoral Fellow, 2008-2014

 Current Position: Principal Investigator, University of Bayreuth, Germany

Tali Lavy — Postdoctoral Fellow, 2009-2012

Current Position: Research Associate, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

Thomas Schalch, PhD — Postdoctoral Fellow, 2006-2010, Research Investigator, 2010-2012

 Current Position: Professor, Department of Molecular Biology, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Hongzhen He — Postdoctoral Fellow, 2003-2007

 Current Position: Quality Control Analyst, Sigma-Tau Pharmasource, Indianapolis, IN

Rajesh K. Prakash — Postdoctoral Fellow, 1999-2010

Current Position: Senior Scientist, Biogen, Cambridge, MA

Niraj Tolia — Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Fellow, 1999-2007

 Current Position: Associate Professor, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Eric Enemark — Postdoctoral Fellow, 1999-2002, Research Investigator, 2003-2008

Current Position: Associate Professor, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN

Dan Vaughn — Postdoctoral Fellow, 1997-2000

 Current Position: Consultant, Program Team Leader, Intercept Pharmaceuticals, San Diego, CA

Paul O’Farrell — Postdoctoral Fellow, 1998-2005

 Current Position: Senior Lecturer, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland-Medical University of Bahrain, Bahrain

Daan van Aalten — Postdoctoral Fellow, 1997-1999

 Current Position: Professor, Wellcome Trust Biocenter, University of Dundee, Scotland

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Jack Walleshauser — Graduate Student, 2010-2015

 Current Position: Research Scientist, Plexxicon, Inc., Berkeley, CA

Joe Calarco — Graduate Student, 2007-2013

 Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Canan Kuscu — Graduate Student, 2006-2013

 Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Daniel Chitwood — Graduate Student, 2004-2009

Current Position: Assistant Member, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis, MO

Christoph Grunwald — Visiting Graduate Student, 2003-2004

Andriy Tovkach — Graduate Student, 2002-2004

Current Position: Account Manager, VWR, Australia

Ji-Joon Song — Graduate Student, 2001-2005

Current Position: Associate Professor, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea

Niraj Tolia — Graduate Student & Postdoctoral Fellow, 1999-2007

Current Position: Associate Professor, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Anitra Auster — Graduate Student, 1999-2003

Current Position: Physician of Internal Medicine, Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Troy Messick – Graduate Student, 1996-2002

Current Position: Senior Staff Scientist, The Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

UNDERGRADUATE & HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Alexander Kirschner — URP 2017

Current Position: Undergraduate Student, SUNY-Environmental Science and Forestry

Jessica Mahoney — Volunteer 2017

Current Position: Undergraduate Student, University of Virginia

Cody Brady — Volunteer 2015-2016

Current Position: Undergraduate Student, Stony Brook University

Katrina Haught — URP 2015

Current Position: Undergraduate Student, Stony Brook University

Michael Jacobs — URP 2013

Current Position: Graduate Student, UC Berkeley

 Marjorie Morales – URP & HHMI EXROP Student, 2013

Ed Twomey — URP 2012

  Current Position: Ph.D. Candidate, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

Spencer Wells – Volunteer 2012

Andrew Lawson — URP 2011

Claudia Gelfond — Volunteer 2010

Angelina Regua — URP 2010

Current Position: Graduate Student, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY

Julia Rogers — HHMI EXROP Student & URP, 2009

Victoria Grace — Volunteer 2008 & 2009

Current Position: Bose

Jack Angiolillo – URP 2007

Current Position: Resident at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Alec Lindsay — Volunteer 2005-2007

Carol Cho — URP 2004

Rafal Klajn — URP 2003

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Organic Chemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Vishal Patel – URP 2002

Seth Bechis — URP 2001

Current Position: General Surgeon, Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Owen Martin– Partners for the Future, 2000-2001

  Current Position: Data Scientist, Altos Research, San Francisco, CA

Dougles Weinstein — URP 2000

Francois St. Pierre — URP 1999

  Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Curtis Chong — URP 1998

  Current Position: Medical Oncologist, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

 SCIENTIFIC STAFF

 Irene Gill — Scientific Administrator, 2007-2014

Current Position: Senior Scientific Administrator, Siepel Laboratory, CSHL

 Charlotte Logan — Laboratory Technician, 2012-2013

Emily Greene — Laboratory Technician, 2011-2012

 Current Position: Graduate Student, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA

David Sau — Laboratory Technician, 2010-2011

Current Position: DDS Student, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Deanna Bahel — Laboratory Technician, 2010-2011

Current Position: Investment Banking Associate, Piper Jaffray, New York, NY

Chandni Ashar — Laboratory Technician, 2009-2012

  Current Position: Associate Scientist III, Paragon Bioservices, Inc., Baltimore, MD

Stacey Lin — Laboratory Technician, 2008-2010

 Current Position: MD/Ph.D. Student, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY

Hui Zhou — Laboratory Technician, 1999-2003

Current Position: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

 Esteban Araya – Laboratory Aide, 1992-2004

 Current Position: Quality Control Scientist, Enzo Life Sciences, Farmingdale, NY

Erik Zarkowsky — Laboratory Technician, 2001-2002

  Current Position: Patent Attorney, Sorell, Lenna & Schmidt, Brookville, NY

Julie Rosenbaum — Research Technician, 1996-1999

  Current Position: Lab Technician III, Wigler Laboratory, CSHL