Team

Ma’ayan Lab Members, Summer 2018 (including Kathleen Jagodnik not photographed here)

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


Zichen Wang, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
PhD in Biomedical Sciences
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
E-mail: zichen.wang@mssm.edu



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 Student


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


Bioinformaticians and Software Engineers


Daniel Clarke, MS
Bioinformatician 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 Student


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


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: Assessing and Improving the FAIRness of Common Fund Programs’ Digital Resources



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



Damon Pham
Statistics, Indiana University Bloomington
Project: 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 2019 Update



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



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



Justin Williams
Biological Sciences, Cornell University
Project 1: Drug Repurposing Strategies for Alzheimer’s Disease
Project 2: 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