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Elisabeth Schön, BS
Master Student
e.schoen88@gmail.com

2016

Lisi graduated with a BS in molecular biotechnology from the University of Applied Sciences in Vienna, Austria. She joined the lab for her M.S. work in January 2016 for 1 year. Her research interest lied in characterizing the cell fate choices of adult Dermal Papilla cells during the hair cycle.
 
   
   
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Amelie Rezza, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
amelie.rezza@mssm.edu

2010-2016

Amelie did her BS, MS and PhD studies at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Lyon, France. She joined the lab in July 2010. Amelie was interested in the heterogeneity of Dermal Papilla niche cells. She went back to Lyon end of 2016 to join Genoway.
 
   
   
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Cristine Chisholm, PhD
Sr. Associate Researcher
christine.chisholm@mssm.edu

20015-2016

Cris received her B.S. in Biology from Virginia Tech, VA and a PhD in Molecular Biology from U of Maryland, Baltimore. She joined the lab in September 2015. Cris was in charge of lab organisation and the mouse colonies. She was also interested in generating advanced genetic tools to target the Dermal Papilla niche cells.
 
   
   
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Rachel Sennett, BS
MD/PhD Student
rachel.sennett@mssm.edu

2011-2015

Rachel graduated with a BS in chemistry from Haverford College, Haverford, PA. She had joined the lab for her Ph.D. work in July 2011 after finishing the first two years of Medical School at Mount Sinai. Her research interest was in deciphering the early molecular player during embryonic hair follicle formation.
 
   
   
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Cristina Sicchio, BA
Research Assistant
christina.sicchio@mssm.edu

2014-2015

Cristina received her B.A. in Biology from Hunter College, City University of New York. She had joined the lab in April 2014 and was in charge of lab organisation and the mouse colonies. She was working on generating advanced genetic tools to target the Dermal Papilla niche cells.
 
   
   
 

Carlos Clavel, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
carlos.clavel@mssm.edu

2008-2013

Carlos received his BS and MS in Biological Sciences from Saint Louis University and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the Universidad de Navarra in Pamplona, Spain. After a short postdoc at the University Leuven, Belgium, he had joined the lab in Fall 2008. Carlos's research focused on the transcriptional control of the hair inducing fate of Dermal Papilla niche cells. He launched his own laboratory Nov 2014 at the Institute of Medical Biology in Singapore.
 
         
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Manon Tanguy
Master Student
manon.tanguy1@etu.upmc.fr

2014

Manon was a Master's student from the Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC) in Paris. She joined the lab for a summer internship in 2014. She worked with Amelie on DP isolations and characterizations.
 
         
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Nataly Roitershtein
Undergraduate Student
natalyro@buffalo.edu

2014

Nataly was an undergraduate student from the Univerity of Buffalo, NY. She joined the lab for a summer internship in 2014. She worked with Rachel on the DP/DS relationship.
 
   
   
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Rina Kara, MS
PhD Rotation Student
rina.kara@mssm.edu

2014

Rina graduated with a BS in biology from Univerity of Alabama, Birmingham, and a MS in biotechnology from Columbia University. She joined the Ph.D Class of 2013 at Mount Sinai. During her laboratory rotation Rina worked with Rachel Sennett on the lineage relationship of Dermal Papilla cells and dermal sheath cells during hair formation.
 
         
 

Jia (Annie) Yu, MA
PhD Rotation Student
jia.yu@mssm.edu

2013

Annie received her B.A. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and a M.A. in Biotechnology from Boston University. She joined the Ph.D Class of 2013 at Mount Sinai. During her laboratory rotation Annie worked with Carlos Clavel on the role of Sox transcription factors in Dermal Papilla cells.
 
         
 

Laura Grisanti, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
laura.grisanti@mssm.edu

2009-2013


Laura graduated with B.S. and Ph.D. in Cell Sciences and Cellular Technology from La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. She joined the lab in January 2009. Laura worked to establish novel Cre tools to target Dermal Papilla niche cells during hair morphogenesis and tested the role of Enpp2. She joined as senior postdoc fellow Carlo Iomini's lab at Mount Sinai.
 
   
   
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Roland Zemla, BS
Research Assistant
rzemla@gmail.com

2010-2012

Roland received his B.A. in Biochemistry from Columbia College, Columbia University, New York. He joined the lab in April 2010. Roland was in charge of lab organisation and the mouse colonies. He was also interested in generating advanced genetic tools to target the Dermal Papilla niche cells. He now joined the MD/PhD program at NYU.
 
         
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Brittany Russo, BS
Master Student
britt.russo@gmail.com

2010-2012

Brittany received her B.S. in Brain and Cognitive Science from the MIT, Cambridge, MA. She joined the lab in September 2010 and was interested in the transcriptional control of the hair inducing fate of Dermal Papilla niche cells. She graduated with a MS degree and strives to become an MD.
 
         
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Mauro Javier Muraro Gurrachaga, BS
Master Student
muraro.mauro@gmail.com

2011-2012

Mauro graduated with a B.S. from the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands. He joined the lab in March 2011. Mauro worked on pluripotency reprogramming of Dermal Papilla Niche cells. He is now a PhD student at the Hubrecht Institute in Utrecht, Netherlands.
 
         
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Su-Yi Tsai, Ph.D.
PhD Student
sut2010@med.cornell.edu

2008-2012

Su-Yi has a B.S. from Shih Chien University and an M.S. degree from the National Taiwan University, Taipeh, Taiwan. Su-Yi was the first PhD student in the lab. Her focus was on pluripotency reprogramming of DP cells and on Wnt signalling in hair formation. She defended her thesis and graduated in April 2011. She is now a postdoc at Weill Cornell Medical College.
 
         
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Sara Najam
Undergraduate Student
naj.sara91@gmail.com

2010-2011

Sara was an undergraduate student in Science at Brooklyn College class of 2013. She was in lab from July 2010 until August 2011. Sara worked tirelessly during all her summer/winter breaks and throughout the school year with Su-Yi on the role of b-catenin function in Dermal Papilla niche cells.
 
         
 

Anita Lui, BS
Master Student
alui@nyit.edu

2010-2011

Anita received her B.S. degree in Biochemistry from New York University. She joined the lab in September 2010 with an interest in pluripotency reprogramming of Dermal Papilla Niche cells. She graduated with a Master of Science in August 2011 and then joined the 2011 Class at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM).
 
   
   
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Samantha Leong
Undergraduate Student
samantha.e.leong@gmail.com

2011

Samantha was an undergraduate student in Science and Engineering for Bioengineering at U Penn class of 2013. She was in the lab July/August 2011 as a Sinai PROP (Premed Research Opportunities Program) student. Samantha worked with Amelie on Dermal Papilla niche heterogeneity.
 
   
   
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Rita Barros, PhD
Visiting Scientist
rita.barros@gmail.com

2011

Rita received her B.S. in Biochemistry and her Ph.D. from the University of Porto and the Institute of Pathology and Molecular Immunology (IPATIMUP) in Porto, Portugal. She was in the lab from February 2011 until May 2011. Her research focused on transcriptional targets in Dermal Papilla niche cells.
 
         
 

Sayeed Manick, BS
Undergraduate Student
simanick@gmail.com

2010-2011

Sayeed was an undergraduate student in Biology at NYU class of 2011. He was in the lab during summer 2010 as a Sinai PROP student. He continued to come to lab during his senior year finishing with a thesis in April 2011. Sayeed worked with Carlos on the transcriptional control of Dermal Papilla niche cells. He is now a medical student at UNC Chapel Hill.
 
         
 

Chen Wei
High School Student
laoy_2000@yahoo.com

2010-2011

Chen was a sophomore high school student from Hunter College High class of 2012. He joined the lab in summer 2010, and continued to come to lab throughout the school year until Spring 2011. Chen worked with Laura Grisanti on establishing novel Cre tools to target Dermal Papilla niche cells. With his work he was a NYCSEF science fair finalist in NY state.
 
         
 

Joseph Shin
High School Student
shin.seung.won@gmail.com

2010

Joseph was a sophomore high school student from Herricks High School class of 2012. He joined the lab during summer 2010. Joseph worked with Carlos Clavel on the role of Sox2 in Dermal Papilla niche cells. He is now a undergraduate student at Cornell University.
 
         
 

Melanie Mumau, BS
PhD Rotation Student
melanie.mumau@mssm.edu

2010

Melanie received her B.S. in Biochemistry from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. After a Cancer Research Fellowship at NCI she joined the Ph.D Class of 2010 at Mount Sinai. During her laboratory rotation she worked with Laura Grisanti on establishing novel Cre tools to target Dermal Papilla niche cells
 
   
   
 

Jay (Chi-yeh) Chung, MS
PhD Rotation Student
chi-yeh.chung@mssm.edu

2010

Jay received his B.S. in Biological Sciences from Sun Yat-sen University in Taiwan and his M.S. in Biotechnology from UC Irvine. Jay joined the Ph.D Class of 2010 at Mount Sinai. During his laboratory rotation he worked with Carlos Clavel on the fate specification of Dermal Papilla niche cells.
 
         
 

Britta Bouwman, BS
Master Student
britta.bouwman@gmail.com

2010

Britta joined the lab for 9 months from January to September. She was a Master student from University of Utrecht, Netherlands, and worked with Su-Yi to move forward the DP to iPS reprogramming efforts. Britta finished her Masters and started her PhD studies in The Netherlands.
 
         
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Soo Kim, BS
Research Assistant
soo.kim@mssm.edu

2008-2010

Soo was Michael's first technician. Soo was a Stanford under-graduate who was instrumental in getting the lab up and running. She was in charge of the mouse colonies and lab organization, and the resident expert in immunostaining. Soo joined the Medical Class 2010 at Mount Sinai.
 
 
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