The 4th Annual NYC IBD Research Day is September 12, 2018 with an outstanding group of speakers. Registering for the event is free but space is limited. To attend, please visit the event link here. The latest study from the Jill Roberts Institute, "Sensing Microbial Viability through Bacterial RNA Augments T Follicular Helper Cell and Antibody Responses," was published on March 13 in Immunity. To read more, click here.  The latest reviews from the Jill Roberts Institute, "Neuronal–immune system cross-talk in homeostasis" was published on March 30 in Science and "Beyond Host Defense: Emerging Functions of the Immune System in Regulating Complex Tissue Physiology" was published on April 19 in Cell. Dr. Gregory Sonnenberg wins inaugural award from the Society for Mucosal Immunology. To read more, click here.  The Kenneth Rainin Foundation awarded Dr. Iliyan Iliev and colleagues from Mount Sinai a $250,000 Synergy Award to examine the composition of the fungal community in babies born to mothers with inflammatory bowel disease. To read more, click here. Dr. Randy Longman received the Irma T. Hirschl Career Scientist Award and the New York Crohn’s Foundation Award.    

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Trainees/Staff

Artis Lab

Jesper Moeller

Jesper Moeller

Visiting Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Immunology in Medicine
Odense, Denmark

Research Interests:

Mucosal immunology

Naomi Yudanin

Naomi Yudanin

Postdoctoral Associate
Livingston, New Jersey

Research Interests:

Systems immunology

Saya Moriyama

Saya Moriyama

Postdoctoral Associate
Yokohama, Japan

Research Interests:

Immunology

Tanel Mahlakoiv

Tanel Mahlakoiv

Postdoctoral Associate
Tallinn, Estonia

Research Interests:

Mucosal immunology

Mei-Yi Zheng

Mei-Yi Zheng

Lab Manager
New York, New York

Yen-Hua Chen

Yen-Hua Chen

Postdoctoral Associate
Taipei, Taiwan

Research Interests: Immunometabolism

Anne-Laure Flamar

Anne-Laure Flamar

Postdoctoral Associate
Lyon, France

Research Interests: Mucosal immunology and cancer

Christoph Klose

Christoph Klose

Freiburg, Germany

Research Interests: Mucosal immunology

Coco Chu (Keke Zhu)

Coco Chu (Keke Zhu)

Postdoctoral Associate
Beijing, China

Research Interests: Mucosal immunology and microbiota

Hiroki Kabata

Hiroki Kabata

Postdoctoral Associate
Tokyo, Japan

Research Interests: Mucosal immunology

Mai Hatazaki

Mai Hatazaki

Lab Technician
Sunnyside, New York

Blander Lab

Gaetan Barbet

Gaetan Barbet

Instructor
Paris, France

Research Interests:

Innate immunity and Vaccinology

Julien Moretti

Julien Moretti

Postdoctoral Associate
Paris, France

Research Interests: Innate immunity, cell biology, biochemistry

Meir Ruditzky

Meir Ruditzky

Research Technician
Brooklyn, New York

Rivka Schwarcz

Rivka Schwarcz

Lab Manager
Brooklyn, New York

Baosen Jia

Baosen Jia

Postdoctoral Associate
Tianjin, China

Research Interests: Immunology, Cancer Biology

Yue Xing

Yue Xing

Postdoctoral Associate
Langfang, China

Research interests: Mucosal immunology and gut homeostasis

Alejandra Gutierrez-Guerrero

Alejandra Gutierrez-Guerrero

Postdoctoral Associate (Blander / Iliev Labs)
Granada, Spain

Research interests: Immunology, IBD, stem cell biology and Gene editing (CRISPR/Cas9)

Audrey Lasry-Sandler

Audrey Lasry-Sandler

Postdoctoral Associate
Tel Aviv, Israel

Research interests: mucosal immunology, gut homeostasis, IBD.

Iliev Lab

Irina Leonardi

Irina Leonardi

Postdoctoral Associate
Lumino, Switzerland

Research Interests:

Fungal immunology, mucosal immunology, and IBD

Xin Li

Xin Li

Postdoctoral Associate
Suzhou, China

Research interests: fungal immunology, IBD, mucosal immunology, allergy

Itai Doron

Itai Doron

Graduate Student
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Research Interests: Fungal Immunology, Mucosal Immunology, and IBD

Alexa Semon

Alexa Semon

Lab Manager
Stewartsville, New Jersey

Iris Hanxing Gao

Iris Hanxing Gao

Graduate Student
Jiangsu, China

Research interests: Mucosal immunology, IBD, microbiota and mycobiota

William Fiers

William Fiers

Postdoctoral Associate
Waunakee, Wisconsin

Research interests: Molecular dialogue between host immunity, fungi and bacteria of the gut

Alejandra Gutierrez-Guerrero

Alejandra Gutierrez-Guerrero

Postdoctoral Associate (Blander / Iliev Labs)
Granada, Spain

Research interests: Immunology, IBD, stem cell biology and Gene editing (CRISPR/Cas9)

Lipkin Lab

Mavee Witherspoon

Mavee Witherspoon

Postdoctoral Associate
Brooklyn, New York

Research Interests:

Gastroenterology

Ozkan Gelincik

Ozkan Gelincik

Research Specialist
Antakya, Turkey

Longman Lab

Jimmy Castellanos

Jimmy Castellanos

MD-PhD Student
Chino Hills, California

Research Interests:

Mononuclear phagocytes in IBD

Monica Viladomiu Pujol

Monica Viladomiu Pujol

Postdoctoral Associate
Barcelona, Spain

Research Interests:

Mucosal immunolgy and the microbiome

Maeva Metz

Maeva Metz

Graduate Student
Brookfield, Connecticut

Research Interests:  Mucosal Immunology, Microbiome, Host-Microbe Interactions, Autoimmunity, Cancer

Svetlana Ferreira Lima

Svetlana Ferreira Lima

Postdoctoral Associate
Goias, Brazil

Research interests: Host-microbiota interaction, Host-microbiome interaction, Mucosal immunology

Lasha Gogokhia

Lasha Gogokhia

Postdoctoral Associate
Jvari, Georgia

Research interests: The role of immune reactive microbiota in IBD pathogenesis; Intestinal virome in IBD patients and translational IBD research

Lance Chou

Lance Chou

Lab Manager
Danville, California

Sonnenberg Lab

Jeremy Goc

Jeremy Goc

Postdoctoral Associate
Paris, France

Research Interests:  Mucosal and tumor immunology

Nick Bessman

Nick Bessman

Postdoctoral Associate
Ames, Iowa

Research Interests:  Interaction of commensal bacteria and the immune system

John Benji Grigg

John Benji Grigg

Graduate Student
Seattle, Washington

Research Interests: Mucosal Immunology, Immunological Tolerance, Vaccinology

Lei Zhou

Lei Zhou

Postdoctoral Associate
Shanghai, China

Research Interests: Mucosal Immunology

Fei Teng

Fei Teng

Postdoctoral Associate
Beijing, China

Research interests: mucosal immunology and gut-lung axis

Ann Joseph

Ann Joseph

Postdoctoral Associate
Baltimore, Maryland

Research interests: T cells and mucosal immunology

Samah Mozumder

Samah Mozumder

Lab Manager
New York, New York

JRI Scientific Staff

Jasmin Williams

Jasmin Williams

Clinical Research Coordinator
Norwalk, Connecticut

Greg Putzel, PhD

Greg Putzel, PhD

Bioinformatician
Jericho, Vermont

Tushar Khanna

Tushar Khanna

Clinical Research Coordinator
Chandigarh, India

Jorge Gandara

Jorge Gandara

Microbiome Research Service Manager
Floral Park, NY

JRI Administrative Staff

Vera Vangler

Vera Vangler

Grant Portfolio Manager

Jennifer Conrad

Jennifer Conrad

Administrative Assistant
Denver, Colorado

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