Lab Members

Principal Investigator

Alex

Alexander Ploss, Ph.D.
[email protected]
Research Interests:  Liver biology, human infectious diseases, animal engineering, immunology
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Postdoctoral Fellows

yongzhen

Yongzhen Liu, Ph.D.
Previous Institution: Peking University                                                                       
Interests: Ping pong, badminton
[email protected]

 

Aaron

Aaron Lin, Ph.D. (with Britt Adamson)
Previous Institution: Harvard University
Interests:
[email protected]

 

 

jinchao

Jinchao Guo, Ph.D.
Previous Institution:
Interests:
[email protected]

Graduate Students

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Keith
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Keith Berggren
Princeton Francis Boyer Fellowship
Previous Institution: University of Connecticut (B.S. in Biological Sciences, minor in Molecular and Cell Biology)
Interests: Fishing, camping, sailing, jazz
[email protected]
Stephanie Maya
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Stephanie Maya
NJCCR Fellowship
Previous Institution: University of Florida (B.S./M.S. Microbiology and Cell Science, minor in Bioinformatics)
Interests: Swimming, dancing, soccer, colorguard
[email protected]
jiayu
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Jiayu Zhang
Previous Institution: Zhejiang University School of Medicine (M.Sc. in Cell Biology)
Interests: Soccer, squash
[email protected]

Michael
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Michael Schwoerer
Walker McKinney '50 Life Sciences Fellowship; HMEI-STEP fellowship
Previous Institution: University of Pennsylvania (B.A. Biology, minor in Biophysics)
Interests: Opera, theatre, reading, running
[email protected]
Amy
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Amy Nelson
Previous Institution: University of Connecticut (B.S. Molecular and Cell Biology, minor in Psychology and Bioinformatics)
Interests: Yoga, crochet, skiing, baking
[email protected]
 

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Marcus Curlee
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Marcus Curlee
Previous Institution: 
Interests: 
[email protected]

Undergraduate Students

 

 

                                                                                                                     
 

heidi
Heidi Temple '24
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sydney
Sydney Mullin '24
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Lab Manager

Brigitte

Brigitte Heller
Previous Institution: Rutgers University (Chemistry and Genetics/Molecular Biology)
InterestsReading, knitting, hiking
[email protected] 

 

Research Specialist

Sebastian Carver

Sebastian Carver                                                                                                           
Previous Institution: University of Colorodo Boulder
Interests:
[email protected]

MD/PhD Students

Jenny

Jenny Ijoma                                                                                                                  
Previous Institution: 

Interests:
[email protected]

Faculty Assistant

 

 

Antoinette Johnson
[email protected]
 

 

Alumni

Former Postdocs

Markus Von Schaewen, M.D. 2013-2015 (Now: Charite Hospital, Berlin, Germany)
Julie Sellau, Ph.D. 2016 (Now: Bernhard-Nocht Institute for Tropical Diseases, Hamburg, Germany)
Yael Sharon, M.D. 2016-2017 (Now: Rabin Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel)
Qiang Ding, Ph.D. 2014-2018 (Now: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China)
Florian Douam, Ph.D. 2014-2019 (Now: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor at Boston University, MA)
Elham Shirvani Dastgerdi, Ph.D. 2016-2019 (Now: Scientist at Johnson & Johnson, PA)
Tomokazu Tamura, Ph.D., DVM. 2019-2021 (Now: Assistant Professor)
Lei Wei, Ph.D. 2017-2022 (Now: Assistant Professor)
Saori Suzuki, Ph.D., DVM. 2020-2022 (Now Assistant Professor)

Glenn Hogan Ph.D. 2021-2023

Former Graduate Students

Benjamin Winer, Ph.D. 2013-2019 (Now: Postdoc at University of California, San Francisco)
Jenna Gaska, Ph.D. 2013-2019 (Now: Medical Writer at Nucleus Global, NJ)
Ila Nimgaonkar, M.D/Ph.D. 2016-2020 (Now: Rutgers Medical School, NJ)
Robert LeDesma Ph.D. 2017-2022 (Now: Associate Scientist at Regeneron, NY)

Emily Mesev Ph.D. 2018-2023

Former Technicians

Sherif Gerges, 2013-2014 (Now: Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University)
Gabriela Hrebikova, 2013-2018 (Now: Nova Rock Biotherapeutics)
Andrew Berneshawi 2018-2020 (Now: Stanford Medical School)

Former Visiting Students 
 
Mihai-Alexandru Pais, 2014-2015 (From: University of Freiburg, Germany)
Ann Cirincione, Summer 2015 (From: University of Maryland)
Cristiana Banila, Fall/Winter 2016-2017 (From: University of Oxford, UK)
Sam Hibbs, Fall/Winter 2017-2018 (From: University of Oxford, UK)
Jiayu Zhang, Fall/Winter 2018-2019 (From: Zhejiang University, China)
Oluwapelumi Kolawole, Summer 2019 (SURP) (From: Howard University)
Javier Caballero-Gómez, DVM, Fall 2019 (From: University of Cordoba, Spain)
 

Former Undergraduate Students

Alex Smith '15 (Now: Tufts Medical School)
Evelyn Siu '15 (Now: Simon-Kutcher & Partners)
Yentli Soto-Albrecht '16 (Now: University of Pennsylvania Medical School)
Michael Chang '16 (Now: Harvard Medical School)
Alexander Jafari '16 (Now: Tulane Medical School)
Tiffany Huang '17 (Now: University of Pennsylvania Medical School)
Hulai Jalloh '17 (Now: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine)
Metodi Balev '18 (Now: Mount Sinai Medical School)
David Kim '18 (Now: Working under Manna Christian Fellowship)
Evelyn Wu '19 (Now: Working at Reach Out and Read, New York City)
Gabriel Lipkowitz, '19 (Now: Imperial College, London on Fulbright Scholarship)
Nicholas Archer '19 (Now: Working at Rockefeller University)
Raymond Guo '19 (Now: Baylor College of Medicine)
Leslie Chan '20 (Now: PhD student at Stanford University)
Celeste Claudio '20 

Jacob Shteingart '20
Emma Guare '21 (Now: Penn State College of Medicine)
Vrinda Madan '21 (Now: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine)
Daniel Beard '22
Debbie Park '22
Mansi Totwani '22 (Now: Harvard Medical School)

Maricar Almeda '22

Emily Shoeman '23 (Now: Columbia University Medical School)

Olivia Sakaguchi '23