Alumni - Current Positions

If you are an alumnus and your information is not up to date, please contact Aileen Rosales at  (212) 746-6250 to provide us with your current information.   

(updated 06/2024)

Name Year of Graduation Advisor's Name Thesis Project Current Position
Yang Bai 2024 Vivek Mittal

Epigenetic Regulation of Chromosomal Instability in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer


Postdoc at Weill Cornell Medicine

Winson Cai 2024 Brentjens/Scheinberg

Augmenting CAR T Cell Functions with LIGHT


Jessica Falci 2024 Yueming Li

Development and Mechanism of Autophagy Modulators for Treatment of Neurodegenerative Disorders

Postdoctoral Fellow

Jacob Ferreira 2024 Buck/Levin

Regulation of the Full-Length Soluble Adenylyl Cyclase Isoform

Postdoctoral Fellow - Buck/Levin Lab

Pamela Hatfield 2024 Marcel van den Brink

Microbiota-Derived Indoxyl Sulfate Enhances CAR T Cell Cytotoxicity in a Lymphoma Tumor Model

Postdoctoral Fellow - Marcel van den Brink Lab

Chieh Hsiao 2024 Dan Bachovchin

The Regulation of the NLRP1 and CARD8 Inflammasomes


Elizabeth Isaac 2024 Jan Grimm

Harnessing the Therapeutic Potential of Iron and Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) in the Treatment of Solid Tumors


Keifer Kurtz 2024 David Scheinberg

Orthogonal approaches for enhancing immunotherapies

Scientist I at Immunai

Brandon Ng 2024 Van Den Brink

Engineered Il-18 Secretion and Multi-Antigen Targeting Enable CAR T cells to Eliminate Multiple Myeloma with Low Antigen Expression in an Immunocompetent Mouse Model


Mildred Unti 2024 Samie Jaffrey

A Method for Expressing Circular mRNA in Mammalian Cells and its Use as A Therapeutic and Research Tool

Scientist at Stealth Startup
Svena Verma 2024 Merghoub/Wolchok

Targeting Tumor Glycolysis Redirects Intratumoral Glucose Uptake and Improves Anti-Tumor Immunity

Postdoctoral Fellow, Merghoub/Wolchok Lab

Melissa Boby 2023 Derek Tan

Development of Adenylation Enzyme Inhibitors as Novel Antibiotics

Drug Discovery Fellow - D. E. Shaw Research
Broderick Corless 2023 Derek Tan

EpoxySEAKER: CAR T-Cell Model for Targeted Local Biosynthesis of Therapeutic Warheads

Senior Scientist - Pfizer
Krysta Dikun 2023 Lorraine Gudas

Investigating the Roles of Retinoic Acid Receptor (RAR) Alpha and Beta in Kidney Cell Types


Lauren Dong 2023 Taha Merghoub

Intermittent MEK inhibition with GITR co-stimulation rescues T cell function for increased efficacy with CTLA-4 blockade in solid tumor models

Scientific Lead at Loxo@Lilly