Devika Srivastava, PhD
Devika received her BS in Microbiology from St. Xavier’s College in Kolkata and her MS in Biotechnology and PhD in Cell Biology from Univeristy of Calcutta, India. She joined the lab in October 2016. Devika is interested in the differential roles of Dermal Papilla niche and Dermal Sheath Progenitor cells.
Ka Wai Mok, PhD
Ka Wai received his PhD from the University of Hongkong with exchange work at the Population Council at Rockefeller University. He joined the lab in September 2014. Ka Wai is intersted in defining the control of DP fate by Sox transcription factors.
Michael Rendl, MD
Michael received his MD from the University of Vienna, Austria. After his postdoctoral research in Elaine Fuchs’s lab at Rockefeller University he joined Mount Sinai in 2008. Michael focuses on keeping the money flowing, the lab growing and the papers coming.
Laura Grisanti, PhD
Laura graduated with B.S. and Ph.D. in Cell Sciences and Cellular Technology from La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. She was a postdoctoral fellow in the lab from 2009 until 2013. After another senior postdoctoral fellowship she returned to our lab as Senior Scientist in February 2017. She is in charge of the smooth running of the lab and oversees the CRISPR-mediated mouse genetic efforts.
Nicholas Heitman, MS
Nick graduated with a BS in microbiology from U Wisconsin, Madison, and an MS in Biomedical Sciences from Mount Sinai. He had joined the lab for his Ph.D. work in Fall 2014 after finishing his first year of Medical School at Mount Sinai. Nick is interested in the lineage decisions between Dermal Papilla cells and Dermal Sheath cells during hair formation.
Nivi Saxena, BS
Nivi graduated with a BA in molecular and cell biology from Berkeley. She joined the lab for her Ph.D. work in April 2017. Her research interest lies in understanding the molecular controls that regulate dermal condensate cell fate specification.