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

Head of Laboratory

Avi Ma’ayan PhD
Mount Sinai Endowed 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

Project Manager

Sherry Jenkins, MS
Project Manager III
MS in Computer Science
Fairleigh Dickinson University

Research Faculty

Alexander Lachmann, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
PhD in Biomedical Informatics
Columbia University

Postdoctoral Fellows

Alon Bartal, PhD
PhD in Information Systems
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Kathleen Jagodnik, PhD
PhD in Biomedical Engineering
Case Western Reserve University

Minji Jeon, PhD
PhD in Computer Science and Engineering
Korea University

PhD and MD/PhD 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

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

Medical Student

Samuel Chiacchia, AB
Medical Student, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
AB in Molecular Biology, Princeton University

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

Daniel Clarke, MS
Data Science Analyst II
BS, MS in Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering
Fairleigh Dickinson University

John Erol Evangelista, MS
Bioinformatician I
BS, MS in Computer Science
University of the Philippines Diliman

Maxim Kuleshov, MS
Bioinformatician I
BS, MS in Informatics and Control Systems
Bauman Moscow State Technical University

Master’s Student

Eryk Kropiwnicki, BS
Master’s Candidate, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
BS in Biological Sciences, Fordham University

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