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  • 2021

    Jun Jie Chen

    Jun Jie Chen

    Jun Jie Chen received his Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences in 2021 from Cornell University. He spent his undergraduate in the Alani Lab at Cornell investigating novel gene interactions that affect meiotic crossing over.

     

    Melanie Cragan

    Melanie Cragan

    Melanie Cragan completed her BS in Biology at Rhode Island College in 2021. There, she wrote her undergraduate thesis on her research in the molecular pathways involved in pigment cell migration and differentiation in larval zebrafish. In her free time, she likes to bike, read, and go shopping. 
     

     

    Jowana Obeid

    Jowana Obeid

    Jowana received her B.S. degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences from the American University of Beirut in 2016. She later joined the Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology program at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. Her research in the Sekiguchi lab focused on examining the DNA damage responses induced by expression of activated KRAS and identifying the DNA repair pathways involved. She received her M.S. degree and a certificate in Precision Health in 2021 from the University of Michigan.

     

    Deanna Peperno

    Deanna Peperno

    Deanna received her B.S. in Microbiology with a Microbial Health concentration from North Carolina State University in 2021. She completed her undergraduate research in the Van Landeghem Lab with a project that focused on colon cancer chemotherapy resistance and its relationship to the Enteric Nervous System. She is extremely excited to continue her research in the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program at SBU with hopes to combine her undergraduate research experience and Microbial Heath degree to explore Immunotherapy.

     

    Esther Opoola

    Esther Opoola

    "Passionate about pushing the frontiers of scientific knowledge through research that goes beyond the limits of conventional ideas, I completed my Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry (2016) at Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria and proceeded to obtain a Master's degree in Biology (2021) from Midwestern State University. My research was focused on analyzing genetic mutations in albino maize and I am excited for the opportunity to be a part of the MCB program here at SBU. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling and reading novels."

     

  • 2020

    Brandon Buck

    Brandon Buck

    Brandon Buck is a first year Ph.D. student in the MCB program at Stony Brook University. He successfully defended his Cell and Molecular Biology M.S. Thesis in the chromatin lab of Dr. Jonathan Dennis at Florida State University in July 2020, which focused on human genome wide nucleosomal repositioning and sensitivity changes occurring in a host during Zika Virus infection and he developed a novel method for detecting chromatin architectural changes during various cell states on a temporal scale. He is interested in further investigating the role that chromatin architectural changes and regulations play in cancer, development, and disease states.

      

     

    Patrick Sutton

    Patrick Sutton

    Patrick received his Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences in 2016 from the University of Maryland and began working in commercial histology labs for 2 years. In 2020, Patrick completed his Masters in Biology at NYU working in the Ercan Lab on research related to X-chromosome dosage compensation and is looking forward to further pursuing his interests in research while at Stony Brook.

       

     

    Bingying Xia

    Bingying Xia

    My name is Bingying Xia. I am a Chinese Canadian living on long island. I like to draw in my spare time and enjoy going to museums  

     

    Douglas Marr

    Douglas Marr

    With a Biology degree 
    from Stony Brook University,
    Douglas pursues higher places:
    ready to help society.
     
    But as you can very well see,
    he hasn't lost his sense of whimsy.
    As he joins his own research space
    he won't forget his poetry.
     


         

     

    Seungtea Kim

    Seungtea Kim

    I was born in South Korea and moved to the U.S. when I was 16. I found my passion for research during my stay at UW-Madison and Harvard University. My interest in biology stems from questioning what makes life so diverse and how every individual is so unique!

      

     

    Eunice Kim

    Eunice Kim

    Eunice Kim is a first-year MCB Ph.D. student. After graduating from UC Berkeley in 2018 with a B.A. in Molecular and Cellular Biology, she worked as a laboratory technician at Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. In her free time, she enjoys baking, doodling, writing short stories, and spending time with friends and family.

     
      

     

    Natalie Mosqueda

    Natalie Mosqueda

    Natalie is from Northern California and received a B.S. in Biology with an emphasis in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology from the University of Oregon in 2018. She then completed a NIH Intramural Research Training Award Fellowship from 2018-2020 working in the  National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. Now  as a MCB graduate student, Natalie is excited to immerse herself in the Stony Brook scientific community.

     

    Karishma Mehta

    Karishma Mehta

    I am Karishma Mehta, a first year MCB graduate student at Stony Brook University. I completed my undergrad in Biotechnology Engineering from India. I am looking forward to this wonderful opportunity to learn as much as I can and give back to help others.
       

     

    Yinghuan Lyu

    Yinghuan Lyu

    I come from China and graduated with a B.S. in Life Sciences and Biotechnology from Wuhan University in 2019. Before starting PhD study at Stony Brook University, I took part in research project in Martin Burke Group in UIUC as a visiting scholar. My hobbies are travelling and exploring delicious cuisine in my spare time.   

     

    Mohammad Fauzan

    Mohammad Fauzan

    Mohammad earned his BS in Biology and minored in Chemistry at New Jersey City University. He has worked as a Medical Technician at BioReference's Cancer Genomics lab before transitioning to Stony Brook University. Mohammad enjoys hiking and playing sports.
     
       

     

    Grace Himmler

    Grace Himmler

    I am Grace Himmler and I graduated with a B.S. in Cellular and Molecular Biology from Binghamton University this past May (2020). I am excited to begin my PhD here at SBU as I will have the opportunity to learn, grow and develop new skills. My hobbies include hiking, sailing and spending time outdoors.   

     

    Faniya Doswell

    Faniya Doswell

    I am invested in incorporating a multitude of sciences to question and navigate life. This is shown through my diverse background in sciences such as chemistry, biology, neuroscience, and material science. I plan to ultimately combine these disciplines to investigate, find answers, and formulate solutions, which often begins at the molecular level.   

     

    Leonidas Pierrakeas

    Leonidas Pierrakeas

    Hello! My name is Leonidas Pierrakeas and I am a first year MCB student currently working in the Ed Luk lab. My studies focus on chromatin remodelers and deciphering the histone code to understand how cells utilize DNA compaction to regulate gene expression. I am looking forward to expanding my knowledge here at Stony Brook so that I can have a lab of my own some day.  

     

  • 2019

    Mukshud Ahamed

    Mukshud Ahamed

     

     

    Danielle Guercio

    Danielle Guercio

     

     

    Elijah Haar

    Elijah Haar

     

     

    Samantha Hayashi

    Samantha Hayashi

     

     

    Xinyuan Lei

    Xinyuan Lei

     

     

    Heng Liang

    Heng Liang

     

     

    Taylor Rahn

    Taylor Rahn

     

     

    Shayan Sarkar

    Shayan Sarkar

     

     

    Samantha Stettnisch

    Samantha Stettnisch

     

     

    Kaela Teele

    Kaela Teele

     

     

    Yutong Xiao

    Yutong Xiao

     

     

    Zhouyiyuan Xue

    Zhouyiyuan Xue

     

     

    Haotian Zhang

    Haotian Zhang

     

     

    Kai Zhang

    Kai Zhang

     

     

    Aziz Rangwala

    Aziz Rangwala

     

     

  • 2018

    Jong Won Yang

    Jong Won Yang

     

     

    Mohammad Mojtaba Sadeghi

    Mohammad Mojtaba Sadeghi

     

     

    Kennedy Wright

    Kennedy Wright

     

     

    Victoria Mingione

    Victoria Mingione

     

     

    Mohammed Hoque

    Mohammed Hoque

     

     

    Cynthia Converso

    Cynthia Converso

     

     

  • 2017
    Seamus Balinth

    Seamus Balinth

     

     

    Yuxin Cen

    Yuxin Cen

     

     

    Ga-Ram Hwang

    Ga-Ram Hwang

     

     

    Morgan King

    Morgan King

     

     

    Greisly Nunez

    Greisly Nunez

     

     

    Jason Shieh

    Jason Shieh

     

     

    Sydney Snaider

    Sydney Snaider

     

     

    Tyler Steele

    Tyler Steele

     

     

    Zheng Sun

    Zheng Sun

     

     

    Zhezhen Yu

    Zhezhen Yu

     

     

  • 2016

    Eric Adjei

    Eric Adjei

     

     

    Michael Beaupre

    Michael Beaupre

     

     

    Robert Morabito

    Robert Morabito

     

     

    Chun-Hao Pan

    Chun-Hao Pan

     

     

    Zhe Qian

    Zhe Qian

     

     

    Maheen Rashid

    Maheen Rashid

     

     

    Danilo Segovia

    Danilo Segovia

     

     

    Jeffrey Stith

    Jeffrey Stith

     

     

    Manojit Mosur Swamynathan

    Manojit Mosur Swamynathan

     

     

  • 2015

    Julie Bettke

    Julie Bettke

     

     

    Arnav Choksi

    Arnav Choksi

     

     

    Yixin Hu

    Yixin Hu

     

     

    Jessica Imperato

    Jessica Imperato

     

     

    Muyang Li

    Muyang Li

     

     

    Megan Mladinich

    Megan Mladinich

     

     

    Padmina Shrestha

    Padmina Shrestha

     

     

    Jialin Sun

    Jialin Sun

     

     

    Wenbo Xu

    Wenbo Xu

     

     

    Qian Zhang

    Qian Zhang

     

     

  • 2014

    Yagmur Kan

    Yagmur Kan

     

     

    Deborah Kim

    Deborah Kim

     

     

    Samia Mohammed

    Samia Mohammed

     

     

    Chitra Mohan

    Chitra Mohan

     

     

    Eric Paulissen

    Eric Paulissen

     

     

    Jinelle Wint

    Jinelle Wint

     

     

    Xiaoyu Zhao

    Xiaoyu Zhao

     

     

  • 2013

    Anna Banach

    Anna Banach

     

     

    Gregory Carbonetti

    Gregory Carbonetti

     

     

    Hsiang-Chen Chou

    Hsiang-Chen Chou

     

     

    Xianan Liu

    Xianan Liu

     

     

    Zhimin Liu

    Zhimin Liu

     

     

    Matthew Simons

    Matthew Simons

     

     

    Dongyan Song

    Dongyan Song

     

     

  • 2012

    Kung-Chi Chang

    Kung-Chi Chang

     

     

    Song Hwa Choi

    Song Hwa Choi

     

     

    Qiwen Dong

    Qiwen Dong

     

     

    Kenneth Lam

    Kenneth Lam

     

     

    Tobiloba Oni

    Tobiloba Oni

     

     

    Nithya Sivaram

    Nithya Sivaram

     

     

    Hana Goto

     

     

    Yali Yu

     

     

    Matthew Elmes

     

     

    Anthony Rampello

     

     

    Lu Sun

     

     

  • 2011

    Naishitha Anaparthy

     

     

    Andrew Fesler

     

     

    Yang Liu

     

     

    Xiwei Shan

     

     

    Chih-Li Lin

     

     

    Azeez Aranmolate

     

     

    Justin Snider

     

     

    Upasna Thapar

     

     

    Jennifer DeLeon

     

     

  • 2010

    Neha Puri

     

     

    Hyun-Yong Jeon

     

     

    William Hanes

     

     

    Mullick Chowdhury Sayan

     

     

    Debjani Pal

     

     

    Beth Harvey

     

     

    Shriya Sahu

     

     

    Jennifer Martinez

     

     

    Yifeng Xu

     

     

    Liang Jin

     

     

    Bingyin Wang

     

     

    Dametria Jetters

     

     

    Elizabeth Lavoie

     

     

    Saadat Aleem

     

     

  • 2009

    Shengnan Liu

     

     

    Sajjad Hossain

     

     

    Zishuo Hu

     

     

    Nadia Jaber

     

     

    Junwei Shi

     

     

    Xiaoying Wang

     

     

    Kieun Seok

     

     

    Brandon Cieniewicz

     

     

    Salvatore Parrino

     

     

  • 2008

    Ming-Hsuan Ou-Yang

     

     

    Angad Garg

     

     

    Namratha Sheshadri

     

     

    Mihriban Karaayvaz

     

     

    Nikki Evensen

     

     

    Taimour Baslan

     

     

    Dong Hyuk Ki

     

     

    Lingyin Ge

     

     

    Mahalakshmi Ramadass

     

     

    Xin Zhou

     

     

    Jia Zhu

     

     

    Krithika Venkataraman

     

     

  • 2007

    Angelina Vaseva

     

     

    Yi Shang

     

     

    Kira Schultheiss

     

     

    Mathangi Ramesh

     

     

    Deblina Chatterjee

     

     

    Boris San Luis

     

     

    Yi Hu

     

     

    Devin Camenares

     

     

    David Habiel

     

     

    Zhixun Dou

     

     

  • 2006

    Marcin Stawowczyk

     

     

    Assaf Vestin

     

     

    Chengda Zhang

     

     

    Deepika Vasudevan

     

     

    Wangzhi Li

     

     

    An-yun Chang

     

     

    Hyejin Cho

     

     

    Nihan Kara

     

     

    Joseph Goncalves

     

     

    Bin Xue

     

     

    Fauzia Chaudhary

     

     

    Hye-Won Oh