Research Team

Principal Investigator/Head of Laboratory

Avi Ma'ayan, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics
Experimental Therapeutics Institute (ETI)

Director of the Information Management Unit
Systems Biology Center New York (SBCNY)

Current Team

Postdoctoral Fellows

Neil Clark, PhD

Nicolas Fernandez, PhD

Andrew Rouillard, PhD

PhD Students

Qiaonan Duan

Yan Kou

Zichen Wang

Visiting Student

Axel Feldmann
High School Student


Postdoctoral Fellows

Amin Mazloom, PhD
Current Position: Bioinformatics Scientist, Sequenom Inc.

Gabriela Vaz Meirelles, PhD (Visiting)
Current Position: Postdoc, National Laboratory Biosciences (LNBio), Brazil

Ben MacArthur, PhD
Current Position: Lecturer, University of Southampton (UK)

PhD Students

Huilei Xu
Current Position: Bioinformatics Scientist, Qiagen

Marylens Hernandez (Rotation)

Amelia White (Rotation)

Software/Database Developers

Edward Chen
Current Position: Software Engineer, Spotify

Christopher Tan
Current Position: Medical Student

Simon Gordonov
Current Position: PhD Student, MIT

Ruth Dannenfelser
Current Position: MS Student, Princeton University

Caroline Baroukh
Current Position: PhD Student, INRIA (France)

Alexander Lachmann
Current Position: PhD Student, Columbia University

Medical Students

Ryan Logan Webb
Current Position: Residency, Cooperstown Regional Hospital

Alexander Barash
Current Position: Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellow, Mount Sinai

Undergraduate Students

John Zhuang
Current Position: MD/PhD Student, Cornell

Aditi Dandapani
Current Position: PhD Student, Columbia University

Mariola Szenk (Systems Biology Center New York Fellow)
Current Position: PhD Student, Stony Brook University

Fred Clark (Systems Biology Center New York Fellow)
Current Position: MS Student, Columbia University

Anastasia Sagalovitch (Systems Biology Center New York Fellow)
Current Position: MS Student, City College of New York

Michael Komosinski (Systems Biology Center New York Fellow)

Alexandra Peyser (Columbia University)

Victor Nnah (Mount Sinai SURP Fellow)

Yan Fei Luo (Systems Biology Center New York Fellow)

Pedro Pagan (Systems Biology Center New York Fellow)

High School/Intel Project Participants

Jayanath Krishnan
Current Position: Physician Scientist Program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Albany Medical College

Nabil Ahmed (Herricks High School)

Contact Us

Avi Ma'ayan, PhD
Tel: 212-659-1739
Fax: 212-831-0114
Send e-mail

Icahn Medical Institute
1425 Madison Avenue
Room 12-78 (Office), 12-76 (Lab)
One Gustave L. Levy Place
Box 1215
New York, NY 10029

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