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Alicia Melendez, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, PI
Research interests: autophagy, development and aging

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Nicholas J. Palmisano
Ph.D. Student
Research interests: Autophagy, RAB-10, Endocytosis

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Melissa Silvestrini
Ph.D. Student
Research interests: Autophagy, lipid homeostasis, aging

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Dayse Cunha
Ph.D. Student (co-mentored with Dr. Hannes Bülow at Albert Einstein College of Medicine)
Research Interests: Role of heparan sulfate in germline proliferation

Kristina Ames, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Student (graduated 7/2015)
Research interests: Autophagy genes in germline proliferation

Undergraduate Students:
Aryeh Gold (2015- present)

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Natalie Rosario (2015- present)

Feng Lin (2012-present)

Undergraduate Students previously in the lab:
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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