Dr. Sindy Escobar Alvarez is the new Program Director for Medical Research at The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. She is a graduate of our Pharmacology Department, through which she is trained at the Sloan Kettering Institute of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. To read more, click here.
Dr. Ann Gregus is now an assistant professor in the Neuroscience Program at Virginia Tech. She received her PhD from our Pharmacology Program in 2008, and her mentor was Dr. Chuck Inturrisi. She also was just awarded her first R01 grant from NIH.
Dr. Andrea Basso, currently an Associate Principal Scientist at Merck & former PhD student in Dr. Neal Rosen's lab, will be part of a WCGS Alumni Panel Discussion on 11/12 hosted by Dean Hempstead. The panel, "What's the Big Idea? From Biomarkers to Business Launch", will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2020 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 p.m. To register click here.
Dr. Lisa Placanica, a former student from Dr. Yueming Li's lab, has been appointed Senior Managing Director with the Center for Technology Licensing at Cornell University. Dr. Placanica will direct WCM’s Center for Technology Licensing office and the institution’s technology licensing efforts.
Dr. Alyssa Verano, a former PhD student with Dr. Derek Tan, will be starting at AstraZeneca as a Senior Scientist in oncology chemistry in September.
Tony Davis, Pharmacology PhD '14, a former PhD student in Dr. Derek Tan's lab, has taken a faculty position at SUNY-Binghamton. Congratulations, Tony!
Gianina Panaghie Meltzer, Pharmacology PhD '06, a former PhD student in Dr. Abbott's lab, is an Associate Director for global regulatory strategy at Bristol Meyers Squibb.
Iva Dincheva, Pharmacology PhD '14, a former PhD student in Dr. Francis Lee's lab,is a full-time technical specialist in the intellectual property department at WilmerHale. This fall, she will begin Fordham Law School to become an intellectual property lawyer.
Matthew Sung, Pharmacology PhD '14, a former PhD student in Dr. Giannankakou's lab,is a principal scientist in oncology R&D at Pfizer.
Dr. Dou Yeon Youn, a former PhD student with Dr. Sauve, has a lovely paper out in the Journal of Biological Chemistry about the Mediator complex and its dysregulation in obesity from her postdoc in Dr. Pessin’s lab at Albert Einstein. click here to read more
Jeanne Farrell, who received her Ph.D. in our Weill Cornell Pharmacology Program (advisors Drs. Buck and Levin), was just promoted to the position of Associate Vice President, Office of Technology Transfer, The Rockefeller University. Congratulations, Jeanne!!
Lorraine Gudas connected with Sara DiNapoli, Julia Silveira, & Emily Mercer at a holiday party! Emily (Ph.D. awarded last year in Pharmacology) is now working at the healthcare company IQVIA in NYC.
July 2017: Dr. Barry Kappel, a PhD graduate in our Pharmacology Program, started his own company, Sapience Therapeutics, in October, 2015 (Nature 245:58; 18, May 2017).
May 13, 2016: Dr. Jian Shen, who received his PhD in 1999, came back for a visit with his thesis adviser, Dr. Gudas, on May 11, 2016. He gave a talk in the Surgery Dept. at Weill Cornell as well.
March 14, 2016: Dr. Denise Minton, who received her PhD in the lab of Dr. Lorraine Gudas and is now a postdoctoral fellow at NYU, is featured by the Meyer Cancer Center.
September 27, 2015: News about Dr. Joel Schrock (2014).