Past Members

Postdoctoral Fellows and Associates


Sally Dewhurst
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2016-2020
Anderson Cancer Center Postdoctoral Fellow 2016-2018

Current Position:  
Life Sciences Associate
Oxford Science Innovation
Oxford, UK

Sally's Publications



Isabelle Schmutz
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2011-2019
Swiss National Science Foundation Fellowship 2011
Women & Science Irene Diamond Fellowship for Breast Cancer research 2013

Current Position:  
New York Genome Center
New York, NY

Isabelle's Publications


Courtney Lovejoy
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2009-2018
Anderson Cancer Center Postdoctoral Fellowship 2010-2011
Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Foundation 2011-2014

Current Position:  
Research Assistant Professor
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN

Courtney's Publications


Nazario Bosco
Postdoctoral Fellow, 20011- 2018
American-Italian Cancer Foundation fellowship, 2011-2012

Current Position:  
NYU Langone Health, New York, NY
Nazario's Publications


John Maciejowski
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2013- 2017
Jane Coffin Childs Fellowship, 2014- 2016
NIH K99 Pathway to Independence Award, 2016-2017

Current Position:  
Principal Investigator
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY
John's Publications


Francisca Lottersberger
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2008- 2013
Research Associate, 2013- 2018
Women in Science Fellowship, 2008-2009

Current Position:  
Senior Lecturer
Linköping University
Linköping, Sweden
Francisca's Publications


Yi Gong
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2006- 2011
Research Associate, 2011- 2017
Anderson Cancer Center Postdoctoral Fellowship 2007-2009

Current Position:  
National Institute on Aging,
Bethesda, MD
Yi's Publications


Katja Kratz
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2012- 2017
EMBO Long-Term Fellowship 2012-2013
Women & Science Fellowship 2013-2014

Current Position:  
GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research
Darmstadt, Germany
Katja's Publications


Tatsuya Kibe
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2007- 2017
Toyobo Biotechnology Foundation Fellowship 2008

Current Position:  
CanBas Co.
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan

Tatsuya's Publications


Dr. Ylli Doksani
Postdoctoral Fellow 2009- 2015
Merck Fellowship 2010-2011
Life Sciences Research Foundation Fellowship 2011-2014

Current Position:  
Group Leader
Milan, Italy

Ylli's Publications


Dr. David Frescas
Postdoctoral Fellow 2008- 2014
American Cancer Society Fellowship 2010-2012 

Current Position:
Principal Scientist and Immunology Group Leader
Everon Biosciences, Inc.
Buffalo, NY

David's Publications


Dr. Agnel Sfeir
Postdoctoral Fellow 2006- 2011
Susan G. Komen For the Cure Fellowship 2007-2010

Current Position:
Member, Molecular Biology Program
Sloan Kettering Institute, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

Agnel's Publications


Dr. Eros Lazzerini Denchi
Postdoctoral Fellow 2004-2009
Irma T. Hirschl Fellowship 2005

Current Position:
Senior Investigator, Laboratory of Genome Integrity
Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute
Bethesda, MD

Eros' Publications


Dr. Akimitsu Konishi
Postdoctoral Fellow 2005-2008
Human Frontier Science Program Fellowship 2005
Uehara Memorial Foundation Research Fellowship 2005

Current Position:
Assistant Professor
Medical Research Institute, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Tokyo, Japan



Dr. Sean Rooney
Postdoctoral Fellow 2005-2008
Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research Fellowship 2005

Current Position:
Assistant Medical Director
Health Science Communications
New York, NY



Dr. Sara Buonomo
Postdoctoral Fellow 2002-2007
Women and Science Fellowship 2002
Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Fellowship Award 2003-2006

Current Position:
Lecturer in Epigenetics
University of Edinburgh



Dr. Diego Loayza
Postdoctoral Fellow 1998-2005
American Cancer Society Ann L. Siegel Research Postdoctoral Fellowship 2000-2002

Current Position:
Associate Professor
Hunter College
New York, NY


Link to Dr. Loayza


Dr. Giulia Celli
Postdoctoral Fellow 1997-2005
Women & Science Postdoctoral Fellowship Award 1999-2000
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fellowship Award 2000-2003

Current Position:
Research Associate, Department of Pahtology
NYU Skirball Institute
New York, NY



Dr. Jeff Ye
Clinical Investigator 1998-2004

Current Position:
Oncology practice
Kaiser Permanente, Santa Rosa Medical Center
Santa Rosa, CA



Dr. Jacqueline Jacobs
Postdoctoral Fellow 2002-2004
Fellowship for Fundamental Cancer Research, Koningin Wilhelmina Fonds-Dutch Cancer Society 2002-2004

Current Position:
Group Leader
Dutch Cancer Institute
Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Link to Dr. Jacobs


Dr. Xu-Dong Zhu
Postdoctoral Fellow 1998-2003
Medical Research Council of Canada, Postdoctoral Fellowship Award 1998-2002

Current Position:
Associate Professor, Department of Biology
McMaster University
Ontario, Canada


Link to Dr. Zhu


Dr. Jan Karlseder
Postdoctoral Fellow 1996-2002

International Human Frontier Science Program 1997-1999
Charles H. Revson Fellowship in Biomedical Research 1999-2000

Current Position:
Donald and Darlene Shiley Chair Professor
Directory, Glenn Center for Aging Research
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA


Link to Dr. Karlseder


Dr. Bibo Li
Postdoctoral Fellow 1997-2002
Leukemia Society of America, Special Fellowship Award 1998-2001

Current Position:
Professor of Biological Sciences
Cleveland State University
Cleveland, Ohio


Link to Dr. Li


Dr. Holger Kissel
Postdoctoral Fellow 2000-2003
Postdoctoral Associate; Steller Lab, RU

Current Position:
Senior Manager, Scientific Project Management
TaconicArtemis GmbH
Köln, Germany


Dr. Susan Smith
Postdoctoral Fellow 1995-1999
Leukemia Society of America, Special Fellowship 1996-1999

Current Position:
Skirball Institute, NYU Medical Center
New York, NY


Link to Dr. Smith


Dr. Dominique Broccoli
Postdoctoral Fellow 1994-1998
Norman and Rosita Winston Foundation Fellowship 1995-1996
Merck Fellowship 1996-1998

Current Position:
Distinguished Cancer Scientist, State of Georgia
Professor, Departments of Surgery, Internal Medicine and Division of Basic Medical Science
Mercer University School of Medicine
Savannah, Georgia


Link to Dr. Broccoli


Dr. Bas van Steensel
Postdoctoral Fellow 1995-1997
International Human Frontier Science Program 1995-1997

Current Position:
Group Leader and Staff Scientist
Dutch Cancer Institute
Amsterdam, Netherlands


Link to Dr. van Steensel


Dr. Eva Ludérus
Postdoctoral Fellow 1993-1995
Charles H. Revson Fellowship in Biomedical Sciences 1993-1994

Current Position:
Translates biomedical documents for Dutch patent offices



Dr. John Hanish
Postdoctoral Fellow 1991-1995
Charles H. Revson Fellowship in Biomedical Research 1992-1993

Current Position:
Patent attorney



Dr. Maria Cardenas
Postdoctoral Fellow 1991-1992
Norman and Rosita Winston Foundation Fellowship 1991-1992

Current Position:
Associate Research Professor
Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Duke University Medical Center


Link to Dr. Cardenas


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Graduate Students

Leonid Timashev
Graduate Fellow, 2015- 2019

Current Position:
Associate at ABC Capital Markets

Leonid's Publications



Roos Anna Karssemeijer
Graduate Fellow, 2013- 2017

Current Position:
Associate Consultant
McKinsey & Company
Boston, MA

Roos' Publications



Shaheen Kabir
Graduate Fellow, 2008-2015 

Current Position:
Senior Scientist, Graphite Bio 
South San Francisco, CA



Michal Zimmerman
Visiting Student, 2010-2013 

Current Position:
Staff Scientist 
Repare, Montreal



Teresa Davoli
Graduate Fellow 2007-2012

Current Position:
Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
NYU Langone Health, New York, NY



Dr. Peng Wu
Biomedical Fellow 2006-2011

Current Position:
M.D. in Pediatrics
San Francisco, CA



Dr. Megan van Overbeek
Graduate Fellow 2002-2008
Post-doc 2008-2009

Current Position:
Senior Scientist
Caribou Biosciences
Berkeley, CA



Dr. Nadya Dimitrova
Graduate Fellow 2003-2008
Hal Weintraub Award 2009

Current Position:
Assistant Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Yale University



Jill Donigian
Graduate Fellow 2000-2008

Current Position:
Home maker



Dr. Dirk Hockemeyer
Graduate Fellow 2002-2007

Current Position:
Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, CA


Link to Dr. Hockemeyer


Kristina Hoke
Biomedical Fellow 2001-2007

Current Position:
Sacramento, CA



Dr. Richard Wang
Biomedical Fellow 1999-2004

Current Position:
Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX


Link to Dr. Wang


Dr. Joshua Silverman
Biomedical Fellow 1998-2003

Current Position:
Radiation Oncology, NYU Medical Center



Dr. Agata Smogorzewska
Biomedical Fellow 1997-2001
Hal Weintraub award 2001
Prize for Promise, second place award 2002

Current Position:
Associate Professor and Head of Laboratory
The Rockefeller University
New York, NY


Link to Dr. Smogorzewska


Dr. Alessandro Bianchi
Graduate Fellow 1993-1999

Current Position:
Senior Lecturer, MRC Senior Non-Clinical Fellow
MRC Genome Damage and Stability Centre
University of Sussex
Brighton, United Kingdom


Link to Dr. Bianchi


Dr. Henrik Tommerup
Graduate Fellow 1991-1994
University of Copenhagen

Current Position:
ICT Country Manager, Denmark


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Foreign Interns

Nazario Bosco
Visiting Student, 2010
PhD, La Sapienza, Roma
Current: Postdoctoral Fellow, The Rockefeller University (see Current Members page)


Wilhelm Palm
Foreign Intern 2006-2007, Diploma, University of Munich
Current: Group leader, German Cancer Center, Heidelberg


Jan-Peter Daniels
Foreign Intern
2005-2006 Diploma, Eberhard Karls Universitat Tubingen
2009 PhD Oxford Univeristy, Keith Gull lab
Current: Staff Scientist at Roche, Basel


Dirk Hockemeyer
Foreign Intern, 1999-2000. Undergraduate research, University of Tubingen
2000-2007 Graduate Student, The Rockefeller University

Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, CA



Mark van Breughel
Diploma 1999-2000
Graduate Fellow, Hyman lab, Max Planck Institute in Dresden
Current: Group Leader, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK


Stephanie C. Oestreich
Foreign Intern 1999
1999 Diploma, Free University of Berlin
Graduate Fellow, Harvard Medical School (Szostak lab)/Free University of Berlin
Current: Executive Vice President, Head BRIDGES Partnerships North America, Watertown, MA


Stefan Oelman
Foreign Intern 1997
Diploma, University of Hannover


Anja Schmitt
Foreign Intern 1996-1997, Diploma, Univ. Hamburg
PhD, lab of Angel Nebreda, EMB, Heidelberg
Postdoctoral Fellow, Univ. Hamburg
Current: Patent Examiner, European Patent Office, Munich


Matthias Schaefer
Foreign Intern 1996, Diploma, Free University of Berlin
Graduate fellow, University of Berlin
Postdoctoral Fellow, IMP, Vienna
Current: Staff Scientist, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg

Postdoctoral Fellows and Associates Sally DewhurstPostdoctoral Fellow, 2016-2020Anderson Cancer Center Postdoctoral Fellow 2016-2018Current Position:  Life Sciences AssociateOx