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Alicia Meléndez, Ph.D.
Professor, PI

Research interests: autophagy, development and aging

 

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Antonio Cádiz, Ph. D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Research interests: Autophagy, FGF, Heparan Sulfate proteoglycans and development of the germline 

Ph.D. Students:
Currently interested in new students joining the lab.

Technical Support:
Gehan Ranepura

Undergraduate Students:
Muhammad Hamza (2017- present)
Amandeep Rataul (2017- present)
Daniella Abramov (2017- present)
Daniel Aviel (2017-present)
Movses Pogosyan (2018- present)


Previous Ph.D. students
Nicholas J. Palmisano
Ph.D. Student – graduated 2017
Currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stony Brook University, in the laboratory of David Matus.

Melissa Silvestrini
Ph.D. Student (graduated 2016)
Currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at Brown University, in the laboratory of Louis Lapierre.

Kristina Ames, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Student (graduated 2015). Currently a postdoctoral fellow at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in the laboratory of Kira Gritsman.

Dayse Da Cunha
Ph.D. Student (co-mentored with Dr. Hannes Bülow at Albert Einstein College of Medicine)- (graduated 2016) Currently a lecturer at Matto Grosso State University, Brazil.

Undergraduate Students previously in the lab:
Natalie Rosario (2015- 2017)
Feng Lin (2012-2017)
Aryeh Gold (2015-2016)
Christos Mouzakitis (2013- 2015)
Hannah Hong (Colwin Award, Linakis Award, 2012- 2013, attending Michigan University Graduate School)
Brenda Gonzalez (MARC student, Linakis Award, 2011- 2013, attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine)
Sara Wong (Paul Klapper Award, Commencement Speaker, Linakis Award, 2010-2013, attending Michigan University Graduate School)
Aruna Phekoo (2012)
Heng Qi (Lancefield Award, 2012)
Jennifer Ogunsuyi (2012)
Gurinder Singh (2012)
John Attonito (SPUR Fellow, 2008-2011)
Verona Young (2009- 2010, attended Stony Brook Medical School)
Gabriel Ornes (2009)
Tatiana Garces (2010)
Farhana Ahmed (2008-2010)
Lizbeth Nuñez (MARC student, Fiegelson Award, 2007- 2009, attended Wisconsin Medical School)
Ameer Mourad, (Lancefield Award, 2007-2008)
Zahava Rubel (SPUR Fellow, Lancefield Award, Salk Scholar, 2006- 2008, attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine)

High school students Mentored:
Loren Moon (2013- 2014)
Shaminy Manoranjithan (2011-2013)
Karen Lin (2009- 2011)
Dempsey Simonis (2008)
Lana Tolen (2006-2007, attended Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education)

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