Staff

Kevin Janes, PhD
Principal Investigator
kjanes@virginia.edu
Lixin Wang, MD, PhD
Senior Scientist
lw8fb@virginia.edu

ErbB2 breast cancer

Cheryl Borgman, MS
Lab Manager
cab9e@virginia.edu

Postdoctoral Researchers

Cameron Griffiths, PhD
HFSP Fellow
cg3gh@virginia.edu

Host-pathogen interactions, virology, cell signaling, cell biology, and systems biology

Bishal Paudel, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
bp5sq@virginia.edu

Systems biology, tumor heterogeneity, drug resistance, metabolism, cell identity

Róża Przanowska, PhD
NCI F99/K00 Fellow
rkw4f@virginia.edu

Noncoding RNAs biology, LncRNA heterogeneity in ER+ breast cancer, LncRNA structure-function relationship

Graduate Students

Catalina Alvarez Yela
Graduate Student
aca9pw@virginia.edu
Wisam Fares
NSF Graduate Research Fellow
wf8ga@virginia.edu

Triple Negative Breast Cancer, Receptor-dynamics modeling

Najwa Labban
MSTP Student
nl3du@virginia.edu

Luminal breast cancer – organoid development and treatment optimization.

Taylor Marohl
NSF Graduate Research Fellow
tmm8er@virginia.edu

Triple Negative Breast Cancer, systems biology

Jasraj Raghuwanshi
Medical Student
jsr8ac@virginia.edu
Andrew Sweatt
Sture G. Olssom Fellow
ajs7gy@virginia.edu

Postbaccalaureate Researchers

Undergraduate Researchers

Name Role in the lab Where are they now?
Sameer Bajikar, PhD
bajikar@bcm.edu
PhD Student (2016–2016)
Postdoctoral fellow (2016–2017)
Postdoctoral fellow, Huda Zoghbi lab, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Michael Borten
mab7sp@virginia.edu
Undergraduate Student (2014–2016)
Lab Specialist (2016–2017)
Medical Student, University of Virginia
Joey Bose, MS
joey.bose@cytonics.com
Undergraduate Student (2008–2011)
Lab specialist (2011-2012)
President, Cytonics Corp, Jupiter, FL
Joseph Burns
jsb6cd@virginia.edu
Undergraduate Student (2016–2018) Health Sector Consultant, Guidehouse
Florian Büttner
florian.Büttner@helmholtz-muenchen.de
Visiting Scholar (2013) Helmholtz Center, Munich, Germany
Zachary Chapman
zdc5cj@virginia.edu
Undergraduate Student (2014–2016) Associate Biochemist, Merck
Matthew Childers
mcc7fb@uw.edu
Undergraduate Student (2010–2012) Research Scientist, University of Washington
Zeinab Chitforoushzadeh, PhD PhD Student (2011–2016) Associate Scientist, Celerion
Michele Derieux
mld3ya@virginia.edu
Undergraduate Student (2012–2013) Senior Consultant, Deloitte
Elise Gray-Gaillard
efg2bp@virginia.edu
Undergraduate Student (2015–2017) PhD student, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Jaime Hatch
jah5hz@virginia.edu
Undergraduate Student (2010–2012) Production Lead, Girl Meets Dirt, Eastsound, WA
Karin Holmberg Jensen, PhD
kjens@illinois.edu
PhD Student (2008–2013) Teaching Assistant Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Byong Kang
byong@mit.edu
Undergraduate Student (2010–2012) Scientist II, Aster BioScience
Daniel Kim
dk5ep@virginia.edu
Undergraduate Student (2017–2018) Medical scribe
Andreas Kowarsch
andreas.kowarsch@helmholtz-muenchen.de
Visiting Scholar (2011) Helmholtz Center, Munich, Germany
Benjamin Kuhn
bjk8ea@virginia.edu
Undergraduate Student (2012–2013) Biomedical Engineer, Cellphire, Inc.
Silvia LaRue
sil5t@virginia.edu
(2009–2011) Director, Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee, University of Virginia
Christina Lee
chyylee@umich.edu
Undergraduate Student (2017–2018) Ph.D. student, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan
Jun Lin
jl2zb@virginia.edu
Lab Specialist (2010–2018) Laboratory Specialist I, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Price Lab, University of Virginia
Aaron Lopacinski
abl4va@virginia.edu
Undergraduate Student (2015–2017) Medical Student, Eastern Virginia Medical School
Shipra Maheshwari
sm5nd@virginia.edu
Undergraduate Student (2011–2012) Internal Medicine Resident, UVA Medical Center
Anthony McKnight
ram3rm@virginia.edu
Postbaccalaureate Researcher (2017-2021)
Page Murray
pcm3xu@virginia.edu
Alumni (Undergraduate student (2019-2021)) Post-baccalaureate Researcher, NIAID
Elizabeth Pereira, PhD
ejp4gf@virginia.edu
Graduate Student (2015-2020) Computational Biologist/BlueRock Therapeutics
Mia Pergola
mp7cu@virginia.edu
Alumni (Undergraduate student (2019-2021)) Rotational Associate, Amgen
Steffen Sass
steffen.sass@helmholtz-muenchen.de
Visiting Scholar (2014) Helmholtz Center, Munich, Germany
Leen Jamal Schafer, PhD
lj2p@virginia.edu
Undergraduate Student (2009–2012) Senior Data Scientist at Viasat Inc., La Jolla, CA
Dylan Schaff
dls5ce@virginia.edu
Undergraduate Student (2016-2019) Ph.D. student, University of Pennsylvania
Millie Shah, PhD
ms2kf@virginia.edu
PhD Student (2013–2018) Scientific Developer, Emerald Cloud Lab, South San Francisco, CA
Madeline Shanahan
mks4sc@virginia.edu
Undergraduate Student (2013–2014) Systems Engineer, Medtronic
Sonya Sheng
jane_1992@163.com
Undergraduate Student (2013–2015) Strategist, Ogilvy, Jing’an District, Shanghai, China
Shambhavi Singh, PhD
ss4cf@virginia.edu
Graduate Student (Graduate student 2016-2020) MD/PhD student, University of Virginia
Christian Smolko, PhD
cms3nc@virginia.edu
Graduate Student (2014-2019) Research Scientist/Noveome Biotherapeutics
Matthew Sutcliffe
mds5cg@virginia.edu
Postbaccalaureate Researcher (2018-2020) MD/PhD student, University of North Carolina
Chun-Chao Wang, PhD
ccwang@life.nthu.edu.tw
Postdoctoral Fellow (2008–2011)
Research Associate (2011–2015)
Assistant Professor, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Zi Ye
zy2cb@virginia.edu
Undergraduate Student (2013–2015) Ph.D. student, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota
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