Current Members


Stewart Barnes
Laboratory Administrator

Postdoctoral Fellows and Associates



Logan Myler

Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin, 2018
Thesis: Single-molecule studies reveal mechanisms of human DNA double-strand break repair
Advisor: Tanya Paull and Ilya Finkelstein

Research Interests:
Mechanisms of telomeric end protection and genomic instability in cancer.

Logan's Publications




Nanda Sasi


Ph.D. Michigan State University, 2016
Thesis: Investigating the apoptotic pathway and DNA damage induced by blocking Dbf4-dependent kinase (DDK) in tumor cells
Advisor: Michael Weinreich

Research Interests:
DNA repair, replication, and recombination, cell cycle, genome instability.

Nanda's Publications




Hiro Takai
Research Assistant Professor

PhD: The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Science, 1995

Thesis: Studies on the regulatory mechanisms for the initiation of sperm motility in marine and freshwater teleosts.
Advisor: Dr. Masaaki Morisawa

Research interests:
Regulation of telomere end processing

Post Doctoral Fellowships/Awards:
Charles H. Revson Fellowship 2002-2003

Hiro's Publications




John Zinder

Ph.D. Weill Cornell Medicine
Thesis: Structure and Activities of the Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Nuclear RNA Exosome
Advisor: Christopher D. Lima

Research Interests:

Structural aspects of telomere maturation and protection.

Postdoctoral Fellowships:
Anderson Center for Cancer Research, 2018-2019
Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2019- 

John's Publications



Graduate Students



Sarah Cai
Graduate Fellow


B.S. in Chemistry, California Institute of Technology, Pasadenca, CA, 2018

Sarah's Publications




Zachary Mirman 
Graduate Fellow


B.A. in Biology and Spanish, Pomona College, Claremont, 2011

Zack's Publications




Charles Kinzig 
M.D./Ph.D. student


B.S. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University, 2016

Charles' Publications




Alexander Stuart
Graduate Fellow

B.S. in Biology, University of Michigan, 2017

Alex's Publications




Zhe Yang 
Graduate Fellow


B.Sc. in Life Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 2015

Zhe's Publications




Audrey Goldfarb 
Graduate Fellow


B.A. in Biology, University of Rochester, 2019

Audrey's Publications




George Zakusilo 
Graduate Fellow


B.A. in Biochemistry, CUNY Hunter College, 2016

George's Publications


Research Assistants


Adriana Garzon
Lab Manager


M.A., City College of New York, 2008
B.Sc., Universidad de los Andes, 2001



Rosaura Mejia
Lab Helper



Kaori Takai
Research Assistant


M.S., Hunter College of the City University of New York, 2006

Kaori's Publications



Keshav Sharma
Research Assistant


M.S., Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 2020
B.Sc., Biomedical Sciences with Immunity and Infection, Imperial College, London, 2018


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