Rendl Lab
Rendl Lab

Devika Srivastava, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

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
Postdoctoral Fellow

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.

Laura Grisanti, PhD
Senior Scientist

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.

Michael Rendl, MD
Principal Investigator

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.

Nicholas Heitman, MS
MD/PhD Student

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
PhD Student

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. Her research interest lies in characterizing the cell fate choices of adult Dermal Papilla cells during the hair cycle.

Tori Rodrick, BS
Associate Researcher

Tori graduated with a BS in Biology and MS in Biomolecular Sciences from the Trevecca Nazarene University and Lipscomb University, respectively, Nashville, TN. She joined the lab in July 2016. Tori in charge of lab organisation and the mouse colonies. She is working with Laura on generating advanced genetic tools to target the Dermal Papilla niche cells.
Last Updated: 04/04/2017

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