Meet our Tumor CytoGenomics Team 

Vesna Najfeld, PhD, Director of Tumor CytoGenomics Laboratory since 1980, is an international leader in cancer cytogenetics, specifically for chronic myeloproliferative disorders. She has been recognized for delineating a multistep pathogenesis of CML, involvement of 9p in Polycythemia vera on the application of the FISH for clinical diagnostics and gene mapping. 

Angela Scalise, Laboratory Supervisor, NYSDOE and ASCP-certified. 

Valentina  Mizhiritskaya, QC Manager, NYSDOE and  ASCP-certified.

Issa Leonard, Lab Coordinator, NYSDOE and ASCP-certified. 

Medical Technologists (all certified by the NYSDOE) 

Sarina Sherpa

Amy Kong

Daiva Ahire

Ricky Kwan 

Mariya Bezugly

Kristen Wilson

Lauren Moskowitz 

Administrative Assistant: Ethel Sistrunk 

Research Staff 

Joseph Tripodi, Ms.S., certified by NYSDOE and ASCP