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Alumni - Current Positions

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

(updated 07/2020)

Name Year of Graduation Advisor's Name Thesis Project Current Position
Christina Bebernitz 2021 Renier Brentjens

IL-12 and IL-18 Combination Improves Activation of Adoptively Transferred T cells in Solid Tumors

Pengju Nie 2021 Dr. Yueming Li

Development of Chemical Probes for Cancer and Neurodegenerative Diseases: From Imaging to Mechanistic Insights 

Dylan Drakes 2020 Renier Brentjens

Optimization of T Cell Receptor Modified T Cells for Cancer Therapy.

Scientist, Elicio Therapeutics

Ming Jiang 2020 Minkui Luo

Profiling Protein Methylation Events and Characterizing Their Roles in Hematopoiesis and Cancer.

Research Investigator at Beigene- Beijing, China

Edwin Pratt 2020 Jan Grimm

Multiplexed Imaging Using Nanoparticles and Rational Isotope Pairs.

Postdoctoral Fellow - MSKCC

Beiyu Tang 2020 Carl Blobel

Structure-Functional Analysis and Identification of Inhibitors of ADAM17/iRhom2-dependent Proteolysis.


Shira Yomtoubian 2020 Vivek Mittal

Inhibition of EZH2 Catalytic Activity Selectively Targets a Metastatic Subpopulation in Triple Negative Breast Cancer.

Postdoctoral Fellow - Dr. Jeremy Rich's lab in UCSD
Darya Akimova 2019 Gross, Steven Metabolomics Analysis of Valproate-Induced Neural Tube Birth Defects. Postdoctoral Scholar, Oregon State University
Ryan Blawski 2019 Minkui Luo

An Investigation of KMT2 Family Methyltransferases: Novel Roles for Protein Lysine Methylation in Cancer.

Postdoctoral Fellow - Minkui Luo Lab MSKCC

Charles Ferranti 2019 Kolesnick, Richard

Radiation-Induced "Nanopores" Facilitate Calcium-Mediated Apoptosis via ASMase Activity.

Research Fellow-Richard Kolesnick’s Lab, MSKCC

Christopher Horoszko 2019 Daniel Heller

Under Stress From Oncogenic Ras: Secretory Phospholipase A2 Activity and Lipid Dysregulation.

Research Fellow-Daniel Heller Lab, MSKCC

Lauren T Marek 2019 Kentsis, Alex

Functional Proteomics and Pharmacologic Disassembly of Oncogenic Enhanceosomes in Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

Account Manager at AlphaGroup Medical Communications
Claire Yan-Cheer Oh 2019 Scheinberg, David

Regulating Antigen Presentation And Unmasking New Cancer Antigens Through ALK, RET, And MEK Inhibitors.

Medical Writer at precisioneffect - Costa Mesa, California

David Schachter 2019 Li, Yueming

Characterizing Notch1 Signaling and Amyloid Beta Cleavage.

Scientific Advisor at Pearl Cohen

Benjamin I. Schwartz 2019 Gross, Steven Applications of Mass Spectrometry-based Metabolomics to Address Biomedical Problems. Consultant and Clearview Partners - Newton, MA