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Trainees/Staff

Artis Lab

Mohammad Arifuzzaman

Mohammad Arifuzzaman

Postdoctoral Associate
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Research interest: Neuro-immune interactions

Coco Chu (Keke Zhu)

Coco Chu (Keke Zhu)

Postdoctoral Associate
Beijing, China

Research Interests: Mucosal immunology and microbiota

Sanchita Kashyap

Sanchita Kashyap

Research Technician
Pune, Maharashtra, India

Chris Parkhurst

Chris Parkhurst

Postdoctoral Fellow
New York, NY

Research interest: Neuro-immune interactions

Qianru Wei

Qianru Wei

Postdoctoral Associate
Tianjin, China

Research interests: Immunology and Neuro-immunology

Hiroshi Yano

Hiroshi Yano

Postdoctoral Associate
Ehime, Japan / Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Research interests: neuronal regulation of the adaptive immune system in the pathologic contexts, such as infection, at mucosal barrier surfaces

Wen Zhang

Wen Zhang

Postdoctoral Associate
Sichuan, China

Research interest: Neuro-immune interactions

Connie Zhong

Connie Zhong

Lab Technician
Brooklyn, New York

Blander Lab

Anne-Perrine Foray

Anne-Perrine Foray

Postdoctoral Associate
Paris, France

Research interests: Antigen presentation in health and disease

Baosen Jia

Baosen Jia

Postdoctoral Associate
Tianjin, China

Research Interests: Immunology, Cancer Biology

Kristel Yee Mon

Kristel Yee Mon

Postdoctoral Associate
Trinidad and Tobago

Research interests: The intersection between the adaptive and innate arms of the immune system and how they are regulated from a translational/clinical perspective

Chongbo Yang

Chongbo Yang

Postdoctoral Associate
Guangzhou, China

Research interests: significance of intestinal epithelial cell death in tissue homeostasis

Hilary Yip

Hilary Yip

Research Technician
New York, NY

Gloria Kim

Gloria Kim

Research Technician
Melville, NY

Guo Lab

Wenbing Jin

Wenbing Jin

Postdoctoral Associate
Chongqing, China

Research interests: interactions between host and gut microbiota, new genetic tools, small molecule metabolism and IBD

Tingting Li

Tingting Li

Postdoctoral Associate
Sichuan, China

Research interests: gut microbiota, host metabolism, and engineering gut microbiota to sense and treat diseases

Huiqing Shi

Huiqing Shi

Research Technician
Beijing, China

Iliev Lab

Meghan Bialt DeCelie

Meghan Bialt DeCelie

Lab Manager
Hewlett, New York

Itai Doron

Itai Doron

Graduate Student
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Research Interests: Fungal Immunology, Mucosal Immunology, and IBD

Guilhermina Carriche

Guilhermina Carriche

Postdoctoral Associate
Braga, Portugal

Research interests: Mucosal Immunology, Mycobioma and microbiome

William Fiers

William Fiers

Postdoctoral Associate
Waunakee, Wisconsin

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

Iris Hanxing Gao

Iris Hanxing Gao

Graduate Student
Jiangsu, China

Research interests: Mucosal immunology, IBD, microbiota and mycobiota

Takato Kusakabe

Takato Kusakabe

Postdoctoral Associate
Tokyo, Japan

Research interests: Mycobiota, mucosal immunology and vaccinology

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

Woan-Yu Lin

Woan-Yu Lin

Graduate Student
Hualien, Taiwan

Mucosal immunology, IBD, Gut-brain axis

Marissa Mesko

Marissa Mesko

Research Associate in Translational Studies
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

Lipkin Lab

Ozkan Gelincik

Ozkan Gelincik

Lab Supervisor
Antakya, Turkey

Mark Grossman

Mark Grossman

Postdoctoral Associate
San Diego, California

Research interests: T-cell based therapies and vaccines for cancer

Rutu Hemani

Rutu Hemani

Research Technician
Mumbai, India

Mavee Witherspoon

Mavee Witherspoon

Postdoctoral Associate
Brooklyn, New York

Research Interests:

Gastroenterology

Longman Lab

Lance Chou

Lance Chou

Lab Manager
Danville, California

Svetlana Ferreira Lima

Svetlana Ferreira Lima

Postdoctoral Associate
Goias, Brazil

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

Gabriela Funez-dePagnier

Gabriela Funez-dePagnier

Lab Clinical Coordinator
Trenton, NJ

Alexa Lavergne

Alexa Lavergne

Lab Clinical Coordinator
Wake Forest, North Carolina

Grace Maldarelli

Grace Maldarelli

Infectious Disease Fellow
Gaithersburg, Maryland

Research interests: intestinal microbiota and host-pathogen-microbiome interactions

Maeva Metz

Maeva Metz

Graduate Student
Brookfield, Connecticut

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

Silvia Pires

Silvia Pires

Postdoctoral Associate
GuimarĂ£es, Portugal

Research interests: Mucosal immunology, microbiome and immunometabolism

Monica Viladomiu Pujol

Monica Viladomiu Pujol

Postdoctoral Associate
Barcelona, Spain

Research Interests:

Mucosal immunolgy and the microbiome

Wei Yang

Wei Yang

Postdoctoral Associate
Liaoning, China

Research Interests: Mucosal Immunology

Monticelli Lab

Yen-Hua Chen

Yen-Hua Chen

Postdoctoral Associate
Taipei, Taiwan

Research interests: Immunometabolism

Sarah Sadik

Sarah Sadik

Research Technician
Queens, NY

Srijani Basu

Srijani Basu

Postdoctoral Associate
New Delhi, India

Research interests: Mucosal Immunology

Sonnenberg Lab

Anees Ahmed

Anees Ahmed

Postdoctoral Associate
Darbhanga, Bihar, India

Research Interests: Mucosal immunology, gut-brain axis and vaccinology

Brooke Fiedler

Brooke Fiedler

Graduate Student
Hartsdale, NY

Research Interests: Mucosal immunology and the gut microbiota

Joseph Gladstone

Joseph Gladstone

Graduate Student
Boston, Massachusetts

Research Interests: host-microbe interactions, mucosal immunology, and tumor immunology

Jeremy Goc

Jeremy Goc

Research Associate
Paris, France

Research Interests:  Mucosal and tumor immunology

John Benji Grigg

John Benji Grigg

Graduate Student
Seattle, Washington

Research Interests: Mucosal Immunology, Immunological Tolerance, Vaccinology

Ann Joseph

Ann Joseph

Postdoctoral Associate
Baltimore, Maryland

Research interests: T cells and mucosal immunology

Sam Jensen

Sam Jensen

Postdoctoral Associate
Long Island, NY

Research interests: Host microbe interaction at mucosal surface

Lan Kang

Lan Kang

Postdoctoral Associate
Hebei, China

Research Interests: Mucosal Immunology

Mengze Lyu

Mengze Lyu

Postdoctoral Associate
Ningbo, China

Research Interests: Mucosal and Tumor Immunology

Samah Mozumder

Samah Mozumder

Lab Manager
New York, New York

Jordan Zhou

Jordan Zhou

Postdoctoral Associate
Detroit, Michigan

Research Interests: molecular immunology, immune tolerance, and the interactions between the immune system and other aspects of health such as metabolism, the nervous system, and the microbiome

Lei Zhou

Lei Zhou

Postdoctoral Associate
Shanghai, China

Research Interests: Mucosal Immunology

Wenqing Zhou

Wenqing Zhou

Postdoctoral Associate
Hunan, China

Research Interests: Mucosal Immunology

JRI Scientific Staff

Peik Sean Chong

Peik Sean Chong

Clinical Research Specialist
Kedah, Malaysia

Jorge Gandara

Jorge Gandara

Microbiome Research Service Manager
Floral Park, NY

Shaira Khan

Shaira Khan

Clinical Research Coordinator
Queens, NY

Thomas Miller

Thomas Miller

Flow Cytometry Coordinator
Louisville, Kentucky

Greg Putzel, PhD

Greg Putzel, PhD

Bioinformatician
Jericho, Vermont

JRI Administrative Staff

Jennifer Conrad

Jennifer Conrad

Administrative Assistant
Denver, Colorado

Vera Vangler

Vera Vangler

Grant Portfolio Manager

Maria Violenus

Maria Violenus

Senior Administrative Specialist to Professor J. Magarian Blander
Brooklyn, NY

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