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Helmann Laboratory Alumni

Post-Doctoral Fellows (reverse chronological order)

  • Pete Chandrangsu (2012-2017) Assistant Professor, Claremont McKenna, Pitzer and Scripps College, Claremont, CA.
  •  Jung-Ho Shin (2014-2017) post-doctoral fellow, Tobias Dorr lab, Cornell University
  • Juno Huang  (2013-2017) Scientist, Thermo-Fisher Scientific
  • Yong Heon Lee (2009-2013) Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Laboratory Science, Dongseo University, Busan, South Korea
  • Zhen Ma (2010-2013), Scientist, DuPont Chemical Co. Wilmington, DE.
  • Rebecca Crowley (2010-2012), Ithaca, NY
  • Melinda Faulkner (2009-2011), Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Bradley University, Peoria, IL., mfaulkner@fsmail.bradley.edu
  • Shawn MacLellan (2005-2009), Associate Professor, University of New Brunswick, Biology Department, Fredericton, N.B., Canada E3B 5A3, srm@unb.ca
  • Warawan (Phon) Eiamphungporn (2006-2008), Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medical Technology, Mahidol Univ., Bangkok, Thailand, warawan.eia@mahidol.ac.th
  • Sukhjit Kaur Khakh (2006-2007)
  • Bronwyn Butcher (2004-2008), Lab Manager, Fuller Evolutionary Biology Program, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, bgb3@cornell.edu
  • Jin-Won Lee (2003-2007) Associate Professor, Chair of Department of Life Science, Hanyang Univ., Seoul, S. Korea. jwl@hanyang.ac.kr
  • Christophe Bordi (2004 - 2005), Département de Biologie, Faculté des Sciences de Luminy, Université de la Méditerranée (alias Aix-Marseille II). bordi@imm.cnrs.fr
  • Claudio Aguilar (2004 - 2005), Department Microbiology, Institute for Plant Biology, University Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Charles Moore (2002 – 2005), Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland
  • Thorsten Mascher (2002 – 2003) Professor, Technische Universität Dresden, thorsten.mascher@​tu-dresden.de
  • Andrew Ryder (2002), Lecturer, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY, Andrew.Ryder@Marist.edu
  • Emmanuel Guedon (2001 – 2002), 3349, Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine, France, emmanuel.guedon@ensaia.inpl-nancy.fr
  • Noel Baichoo (1999 – 2002), Senior Research Scientist at RAPID Laboratories, Baltimore, MD.
  • Mark S. Turner (1999 – 2000), Senior Lecturer, School of Agriculture and Food Sciences University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, m.turner2@uq.edu.au.
  • Ahmed Gaballa (1997 – 1998; 2002; 2005-2016) Senior Research Associate, Department of Food Science Cornell University.

Graduate Students

  • Vaidehi Patel (PhD, 2018); Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Montreal
  • Hualiang Pi (PhD, 2018); Post-doctoral Fellow, Vanderbilt Univ., Tennessee
  • Daniel Rojas Tapias (PhD, 2018); Post-doctoral Fellow, Broad Institute, MIT
  • Heng Zhao (PhD, 2018); Post-doctoral Fellow, Yale Medical School, Department of Microbial Pathogenesis, heng.zhao@yale.edu
  • Tony Kingston (BMCB; PhD, 2013); Post-doctoral Fellow, New England Biolabs
  • Veronica Guariglia (PhD, 2013); Research Associate, Cornell Univ.
  • Yun Luo (PhD, 2012); Scientist, DuPont Chemical Co., Palo Alto, CA.
  • Greg Smaldone (BMCB; PhD, 2011); Scientist III, Zymergen, Inc., Oakland, California
  • Anna-Barbara Hachmann (PhD, 2010); Staff Scientist, Life Technologies, Grand Island, NY.
  • Scott Gabriel (BMCB; PhD, 2009) Asociate Professor of Chemistry, Viterbo Univ., segabriel@viterbo.edu
  • Letal Salzberg (PhD, 2008); Post-doctoral Fellow, Trinity College, Dublin, salzberl@tcd.ie
  • Soomarin Soonsanga (PhD, 2008); Research scientist, Thailand, sumarin.soo@biotec.or.th
  • Mayuree Fuangthong (PhD, 2003); Post-doctoral fellow (2003), Senior Scientist 1, Laboratory of Biotechnology, Chulabhorn Research Institute, mayuree@cri.or.th
  • Min Cao (PhD, 2002); Post-doctoral fellow (2002 – 2003); Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences at Clemson University, South Carolina
  • Qiang Que (PhD, 2001); Head of Target Validation. The Translational Genomics Research Institute.13028 E Shea Blvd, #110. Phoenix, Arizona 85259 (deceased 2008)
  • Andrew Herbig (PhD, 2001); Associate Professor of Biology, Washburn University andrew.herbig@washburn.edu
  • Nada Bsat (PhD, 1999).
  • Xuejun Huang (Parsons) (PhD, 1998); Director, San Diego Regenerative Medicine Institute, San Diego, CA 92109, USA, parsons@SDRMI.org
  • Francisco López de Saro (PhD, 1998); Medical Writer & Health Technologies Consultant, Madrid, Spain.
  • Kurt Fredrick (PhD, 1997); Professor, Department of Microbiology, The Ohio State University, fredrick.5@osu.edu
  • Lei Chen (PhD, 1995); Pfizer, Lei.Chen1@pfizer.com
  • Yue-Li Juang (PhD, 1995); Professor of Microbiology, Department of Microbiology, Tzu-Chi College of Medicine 701, Chung Yan Road, Section 3, Hua-Lien, Taiwan 970.
  • Jasmine Ya-Fen Chen (PhD, 1996); Managing Partner and Patent Attorney. JAS Law, LLP, Jasmine.Chen@jaslawllp.com

MS Students

  • ​Regina Johnson (MS, 2009); Agave Biosciences, Ithaca, NY.
  • Kyung-Bok Song (MS, 2007), currently CEO at Storm S Co., Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, Korea
  • Faith Miyagi (1998–2007) – A.B.D.
  • Jian Qiu (MS, 2000); PhD in Computer Science, Cornell (2005).
  • Qian Chen (MS, 1996); Myriad Genetics, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Jenny Rong (MS, 1994); New York University, DDS, currently a Dentist in private practice, Bridge Pointe Orthodontics, Metuchen , NJ

Visiting Scientists

  • Dr. Wen-Wen Zhou
  • Dr. Qun Wu
  • Dr. Yanfei Cai
  • Dr. Guohua Guan Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, College of Biological Sciences, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China (2013-2014)
  • Dr. Wang Yuan-hong Dept. of Horticulture, Tianjin Agricultural University, P. R. China (2012)
  • Dr. Alexandra Roberts University of East Anglia, Norwich, England (2012)
  • Dr. Haike Antelmann Greifswald, Germany (2009)
  • Dr. Susanna Gebhard Univ. of Otaga, New Zealand - currently a Junior Group Leader, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Martinsried, Germany (2008)
  • Dr. Sang-Soo Lee Korea (sabbatical; 2005-2006)
  • Dr. Nada Bsat (2003)
  • Dr. Ming Sun Huazhong Agricultural University,Wuhan, China (2002)
  • Dr. Zixin Deng Shanghai Jiaotong University, China (Cornell Univ. Tang Scholar, 2001-2002)
  • Dr. Ahmed Gaballa (2001-2002)

Visiting Students

  • Franziska Dürr (2013-2014) Graduate Student, Ludwig-Maximilians, Munich, Germany
  • Adisak Romsang (2012), PhD Mahidol University, Thailand in 2013.
  • Elif Sevim Turkey (2009-2010), PhD Karadeniz Teknik Üniversitesi in 2010.
  • Tina Wecke Germany (2006-2007), PhD LMU Munich.
  • Juliane Ollinger Greifswald University, Germany (2002-2004), PhD Cornell Univ. 2008, currently a Scientific Consultant at YourEncore, Alberta, CA.
  • Rania Abou Kandil Alexandria University (2001 - 2002), currently a Teaching Associate, Department of Microbiology, Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY.
  • Colin Murtagh Trinity College, Dublin (2000)
  • Michela Bertrero Univ. of Pavia, Italy (1999), currently Head of International and Scientific Affairs at the Center for Genomic Regulation, CRG, Barcelona, Spain
  • Seon Mi Yoo Rural Living Science Institute, Korea (1996)

Undergraduate Research Assistants

  • Diana Herrera (2019)
  • Srinand Paruthiyil (2019)
  • Farida Tanko (2013-2014)
  • Xiaojie (Jane) Liao (2011-2013)
  • Jihong Song (2010-2011)
  • James Maier (2010-2011), currently an HIV Researcher at City of Hope, Pasadena, CA.
  • Albert Chen (2009-2011), currently a PhD student (Gourse lab) at the Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison.
  • Frances Lu (2009-2011), currently in a Masters of Public Health program, Boston Univ.
  • Mira Patel (2008-2009), MD candidate at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Kevin Hwang (2005-2007), Harvard Business School, MBA, Investment Professional and Associate at Crescent Capital Group, New York, NY.
  • Adina Abberbock Heinberg (2006-2007), PhD student at Weill Medical College of Cornell University.
  • Lu Yang (2006-2007)
  • Jantorn Jiambutr (2006), London Business School, MBA intern, Google, London, UK.
  • David Samuels (2005-2006) currently a PhD student at the University of Georgia, Athens.
  • Gabriel Todd (2005-2006) Hughes Summer Program, University of Michigan, PhD, currently a post-doctoral fellow at University of Michigan.
  • Rich Seelig (2004-2006)
  • Sheila Habib (2005-2006)
  • Terry-Ann Smith (2003 - 2004) Hughes Summer Program, New York University, PhD, currently at NYU Langone Medical Center.
  • Nakia Gray (2003)
  • Neil Margulis (2003–2004); Dartmouth Medical School, PhD.
  • Monica Hui (2003–2004), Tufts University School of Medicine, PhD, currently a Postdoctoral Fellow, Belasco Lab, NYU.
  • Reshma Singh (1999 -2001)
  • Lucia Darino (1998 - 2000)
  • Sara Kaprove Penn (1997) Hughes Summer Program, currently a Rheumatologist, Internal Medicine, Burlington , MA
  • Michael J. Wolyniak (1997) Pew Undergraduate Research Opportunities Summer Program (from Colgate Univ.), Cornell University, PhD.; currently Assistant Professor of Biology, Hampden-Sydney College, VA.
  • Connie Tsao (1996) summer intern
  • Emi Hojo Caywood (1995 - 1996), UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson (MD, 2002), currently a pediatric oncologist, Nemours Foundation, Wilmington, DE.
  • Noriko Yoshikawa (1995 - 1997) Hughes Summer Program for Sophomores: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, MD, resident in otolaryngology at Univ. Colorado Health Sciences Center (2004), currently a physician in Oakland, CA.
  • Geoffrey Krummel (1995 - 1996) Hughes Summer Program for Sophomores, currently Southeast Regional Sales Manager at Illumina, Raleigh-Durham, NC.
  • Courtney Beach (1994) Pew Undergraduate Research Opportunities Summer Program (from Hamilton College, NY)
  • Laura Keramati Fouts (1994-1995), Fouts Dairy Farm in Cortland, NY.
  • Chris Prada (1994) summer intern; SUNY Health Sciences, MD, currently on the clinical faculty of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Saint Louis University Hospital.
  • Justin Lee (1994) summer intern
  • Mridula Ramesh (1993)
  • Joyce Jones (1993-1995) Hughes Summer Program (94)
  • Candy Fung Mei Wong (1993) Pew Undergraduate Research Opportunities Summer Program; University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, MD, currently a general internal medicine physician, San Jose, CA.
  • Priya Wagle (1993) Pew Undergraduate Research Opportunities Summer Program; Stony Brook University School of Medicine, MD. currently an otolaryngologist with South Jersey Ear Nose and Throat Surgical Associates, Linwood, NJ.
  • Winnie W. Lee (1993-1994) Hughes Summer Program, West Virginia University School of Medicine, MD, currently a cardiac surgeon in Mineola, NY.
  • Lisa Ness (1992-1993) MD program.
  • Dennis J. Brenner (1992-1993) SUNY Brooklyn, MD. currently Chief, Division of Pediatric EndocrinologySaint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ.
  • Annemieke van Zante (1992-1993) Pew Undergraduate Research Opportunities Summer Program (92); UCSF, MD-PhD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology, University of California, San Francisco.
  • Lee James (1991-1993) Hughes Summer Program (92). MD, PhD, Univ. Wash., Seattle. Senior Director, Oncology Clinical Development at Pfizer.
  • Michael Crowley (1991-1992) Undergraduate Honors Program; Stanford, PhD (Immunology), Univ. Chicago, MBA; currently Director of Business Development, Genentech.
  • Sheryl Reinecke Silva (1990-1991) Johns Hopkins University, MD; currently a pediatrician in Beverly, MA.