Team

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

Head of Laboratory


Avi Ma’ayan PhD
Professor, Department of Pharmacological Sciences
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 Candidate, 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



Qi Zeng, MS
PhD Candidate, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
MS in Neuroscience, Columbia University
E-mail: qi.zeng@icahn.mssm.edu


Data Scientists, Bioinformaticians and Software Engineers


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



Shirley Xu, BA
Bioinformatician I
BA in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Northwestern University
E-mail: shirley.xu@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