Team

Ma’ayan Lab Members, Summer 2018 (missing from photo: Kathleen Jagodnik)

Head of Laboratory


Avi Ma’ayan PhD
Mount Sinai Professor in Bioinformatics
Director, Mount Sinai Center for Bioinformatics
Principal Investigator, BD2K-LINCS Data Coordination and Integration Center
Principal Investigator, Mount Sinai’s Knowledge Management Center for Illuminating the Druggable Genome
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
E-mail: avi.maayan@mssm.edu


Program Manager

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Sherry Jenkins, MS
Program Manager II
MS in Computer Science
Fairleigh Dickinson University
E-mail: sherry.jenkins@mssm.edu


Research Faculty


Alexander Lachmann, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
PhD in Biomedical Informatics
Columbia University
E-mail: alexander.lachmann@mssm.edu


Postdoctoral Fellows


Alon Bartal, PhD
PhD in Information Systems
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
E-mail: alon.bartal@mssm.edu


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Kathleen Jagodnik, PhD
PhD in Biomedical Engineering
Case Western Reserve University
E-mail: kathleen.jagodnik@mssm.edu


Graduate Students


Alexandra Keenan, MS 
MD/PhD Student, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
MS in Computer Science, University of Texas-Pan American
BSE in Biomedical Engineering, University of Iowa
BS in Biochemistry, University of Iowa
E-mail: alexandra.keenan@icahn.mssm.edu



Megan Wojciechowicz, MS
PhD Student, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
MS in Bioinformatics, Northeastern University
BS in Nursing, Binghamton University, State University of New York
BS in Cell and Molecular Biology, Binghamton University, State University of New York
E-mail: megan.wojciechowicz@icahn.mssm.edu


Medical Student


Samuel Chiacchia, AB
Medical Student, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
AB in Molecular Biology, Princeton University
E-mail: samuel.chiacchia@icahn.mssm.edu


Data Scientists, Bioinformaticians and Software Engineers


Allison Bailey, MPH
Senior Associate Researcher
MPH in Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, Columbia University
BS in Zoology, Colorado State University
E-mail: allison.bailey@mssm.edu



Daniel Clarke, MS
Data Science Analyst II
BS, MS in Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering
Fairleigh Dickinson University
E-mail: daniel.clarke@mssm.edu



John Erol Evangelista, MS
Bioinformatician I
BS, MS in Computer Science
University of the Philippines Diliman
E-mail: johnerol.evangelista@mssm.edu


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Maxim Kuleshov, MS
Bioinformatician I
BS, MS in Informatics and Control Systems
Bauman Moscow State Technical University
E-mail: maxim.kuleshov@mssm.edu


Master’s Students


Eryk Kropiwnicki, BS
Master’s Candidate, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
BS in Biological Sciences, Fordham University
E-mail: eryk.kropiwnicki@icahn.mssm.edu



Adil Sabir, BS
Master’s Candidate, Northeastern University
BS in Biology, The Pennsylvania State University
E-mail: adil.sabir@mssm.edu


2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Research Trainees


Zaire Bryant
Chemistry, Fairleigh Dickinson University
Project: Global Analysis of Gene Sets and Signatures Associated with Senescence



Elizabeth Jung
Biological Engineering, Cornell University
Project: FAIRification of NIH Common Fund Programs’ Datasets



Alessandra LaRocco
Biomedical Engineering, Yale University
Project: Predicting Novel Targets and Drugs to Induce Autophagy



Damon Pham
Statistics, Indiana University Bloomington
Project: Gencodr – Gene Set Enrichment Analysis with Deep Learning



Samuel Maltz
Electrical Engineering, The Cooper Union
Project: Gene Expression Imputations with the Latent Space of RNA-seq Data from ARCHS4



Kaeli Rizzo
Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Project: Predicting the Function and Disease Associations of Under-Studied GPCRs, Ion Channels, and Protein Kinases



Allison Seiden
Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Johns Hopkins University
Project: Analysis of Gene Sets Extracted from a GWAS of the UK Biobank



Ingrid Shu
Computer Science, Amherst College
Project: KEA3: Kinase Enrichment Analysis Version 3



David Szanto
Chemistry, Harvard University
Project: PALM2A – Mobile and Web App for Predicting Physiological Age from Lab Tests and Vital Signs



Andrew Warburton
Medical Student, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Project: D2S2 – Collections of Disease and Drug Centric Gene Sets



Justin Williams
Biological Sciences, Cornell University
Project 1: Drug Repurposing Strategies for Alzheimer’s Disease
Project 2: PeerShake – A System to Transform the Scientific Review Process


High School Students


Inko Bovenzi
Hunter College High School
Project: Crossing Gene Sets Across Libraries to Discover Novel Pathways



Emma Yang
Brearley School
Project: Connecting Researchers Based on the Genes and Diseases They Study



Abigail Zhou
Hunter College High School
Project: Quantifying the Overlap among Disease Associated Gene Sets Created from Multiple Sources

Alumni