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MIMI SHIRASU-HIZA

Principal Investigator

Associate Professor, Genetics & Development

Mimi received her Ph.D. in biology from the University of California, San Francisco, completing her doctoral research in the lab of Timothy Mitchison. She was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University in David Schneider's lab.

 
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Vanessa Hill

Graduate Student

Vanessa is a graduate student with the Integrated Program in Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Studies. She graduated from Boston University in 2011 with a Bachelor's degree in biochemistry. Vanessa studies the impact of sleep loss on immunity.

 
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Melissa Lee

Graduate Student

Melissa is a graduate student with the Program in Neurobiology and Behavior. She received her B.A. in Integrated Neuroscience from the University of Tennessee in 2014. Melissa studies immune functions and the brain.

 
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Meghan Pantalia

Graduate Student

Meghan is a graduate student in the Genetics & Development Program. She received her B.S. in Neuroscience from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2015. In the Shirasu-Hiza Lab Meghan studies axonal morphology in relation to circadian rhythms.

 
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MATTHEW ULGHERAIT

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Matt received his Bachelor's degree in biology and medical engineering from Drexel University in 2007. In 2014, Matt completed his Ph.D. in biology in the lab of David Walker at the University of California, Los Angeles. In the Shirasu-Hiza Lab he researches the relationship between circadian regulation and aging.

 

 
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Rebecca delventhal

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Becky received her B.A. in biology from Macalester College in 2009. She completed her Ph.D. in molecular biology in the lab of John Carlson at Yale University in 2015. In the Shirasu-Hiza Lab, she researches neurological disease and immunity.

 
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Han KiM

Technician

Han joined the lab in 2016 after receiving his B.Sc from the University of Toronto with a degree in molecular genetics. In the Shirasu-Hiza Lab, Han uses molecular genetics to study circadian regulation.

 

 

Undergraduates

 
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SOPHIE MCALLISTER


Sophie is a senior majoring in biology at Columbia. Her project in the lab focuses on circadian regulation and aging.

 

 
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Stephen Leong


Stephen is a junior at Columbia majoring in biology. His current project researches sleep and immunity.

 

 
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Anna Chen


Anna is a junior at Columbia majoring in biology. In the Shirasu-Hiza Lab she studies circadian regulation and aging.

 
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Maylis Basturk


Maylis is a sophomore at Columbia. In the Shirasu-Hiza Lab she studies circadian regulation and immunity.

 

Lab Alumni

Ifeoma Irobunda, undergraduate, Columbia University, 2014-2016
Charlotte Wayne, technician, 2014-2016
Emily Marcinkevicius, postdoctoral research scientist, 2013-2016
Victoria Allen, doctoral student, 2010-2016
Gunter Sissoko, undergraduate, Columbia University, 2013-2016
Reed O'Connor, undergraduate, 2011-2013, technician, 2013-2015
Clarice Zhou, undergradute, Columbia University, 2013-2015
Miles Oliva, undergraduate, Columbia University, 2013-2015
Elizabeth Stone, M.D./Ph.D. student, 2010-2014
Gaby Coseteng, high school student, Choate Rosemary Hall, 2013
Ankita Gore, undergraduate, Columbia University, 2013
Paul Kim, technician, 2012-2013
Jessica Li, undergraduate, Columbia University, 2013
Drew Perlmutter, high school student, Chapin High School, 2013
James Cheong, undergraduate, Columbia University, 2010-2012
Ben Fulton, master’s student, 2010 - 2012
Albert Kim, post-baccalaureate student, 2010-2011, technician, 2011-2012
Sunny Li, undergraduate, Columbia University, 2011-2012         
Adam Ryan, technician, 2010-2011
Jonathan Gabor, undergraduate, Columbia University, 2010
Manar Swaby, high school student, Valley Stream South High School, 2010
Julia Zhang, undergraduate, Johns Hopkins University, 2010


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