OUR ALUMNI

Vipul Nayi               

Undergraduate Student, Stony Brook University (3/24/08-2012)

 

Feliks Yartskiy         

Undergraduate Student, Stony Brook University (9/23/08-2012)

 

Matthew Titmus   

Graduate Student, Molecular and Cellular Biology Program, Stony Brook  University (3/31/08-present)

 

Timour Baslan    

MSTP student, Stony Brook University (1/1/09-3/31/09)

 

Allison Goldberg     

Undergraduate Student, Stony Brook University (2008-2010). 2009 recipient of the URECA Summer Research Program (6/1/09-8/7/09) and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Summer Research Fellows Program

 

Gerri Galotti                 

Undergraduate Student, Stony Brook University (6/10/9-6/30/10).

 

Katherine O’Connor

Medical Student, Stony Brook University (5/27/10-6/30/11)

 

Peyman Samghabadi   

Medical Student, Stony Brook University (6/10/10-6/30/11)

Luisa Escobar-Hoyos
Graduate student, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, Fulbright Colombia Scholar.  Stony Brook University (Thesis advisor) Molecular markers of cervical transformation and carcinoma. (5/01/11-11/04/15). Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Therapeutic Radiology, Yale School of Medicine

 

Bingyin Wang             

Graduate Student, Molecular and Cellular Biology Program, Stony Brook University (8/23/10-11/5/10) Analysis of HPV and p16 in cervical neoplasia.

 

Ruchi Shah      

High School Student, recipient of the 2011 Simons Summer Research Program. Stony Brook University undergraduate student.

Simons Fellow Summer 2011- June- August. Undergraduate research rotations (Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Fall 2015), Co-localization of K17 and p27. Awards: American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Thomas J. Bardos Science Education Award (2015), 2nd place AACR-Gary J. Miller Undergraduate Prizes for Cancer Research (2015)

 

Mukit Muntazim     

Undergraduate Student, Stony Brook University (6/01/10-7/31/12). Howard Hughes Summer Research Scholar, 2011.

 

Julie Cavallo

Graduate student, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, graduate student research rotation. Stony Brook University. Cervical cancer biomarker discovery and validation. (2012)

 

Derek Cheng   

MD, PhD student, research rotation, MSTP Program, Stony Brook University, 2012.

 

Bennet Hong   

Medical Student, Stony Brook University (6/8/13-present)

 

Ross Merkin    

Medical Student, Scholarly Concentrations Program/MD with Recognition program. Keratin 17 and stem cells in breast cancer. (6/1/2013-present)

 

Michelle Mo   

Medical Student, Scholarly Concentrations Program/MD with Recognition program Keratin 17 and HPV in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (6/1/2013-5/30/2017)

 

Lily L. Yung  

Medical Student, Scholarly Concentrations Program/MD with Recognition program,  Effect of Taxoid treatment on breast cancer stem-like cells. Co-mentor with Dr. Emily Chen, Columbia University (9/2013-5/2017)

 

Anna Banach   

Graduate student, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, research rotation, Spring semester, 2014

 

Erik Nielsen

Medical Student, Scholarly Concentrations Program/MD with Recognition program,  Keratin 17 as a biomarker of EMT and tumor aggression (6/2014-present)

 

Ramsey Al-Khalil     

MSTP student, Stony Brook Medicine, research lab rotation, 7/14/14-7/2016

 

Shula Scheckter       

Medical Student, Stony Brook Medicine, Keratin 17 as a biomarker of pancreatic ductal carcinoma. (6/2014-5/2016)

 

Juan Carlos Silva     

Graduate Student, Science in Genomics, Autonomous University of Ciudad Juárez (UACJ), Chihuahua, Mexico. Cervical Cancer screening based on immunocytochemical localization of keratin 17. (July 1- August 31, 2014)

 

Jinelle Wint        

Graduate student, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, graduate student research rotation. Stony Brook University. Cervical cancer biomarker discovery and validation. (03/23/2015-05/20/2015)

 

Kelvin Kwofie          

Medical student, Scholarly Concentrations Program. 2015-2017. Immunocytochemical analysis of keratin 17 in cytology specimens.

 

Sarah Gottesman    

Schreiber High School,  Port Washington, K17 as a negative prognostic biomarker for cancer progression (July-August, 2016)

 

Simran Gupta  

Senior Honors Thesis Sponsor: Regulation of IGF-1, COX-1 and COX-2 expression by Keratin 17 SANT domain. (Jan 2017-May 2018)

 

Kennelia Mellanson

Senior Honors Thesis Sponsor: Hypoxia and Keratin 17 in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (Feb 2017-May 2018)

Arlene Alvarez, Undergraduate student, INSPIRE Program, Stony Brook University. Mentored by Ryan Kawalerski Spring 2019.

Ryan Kawalerski, Undergraduate Student, Stony Brook University. Post-translational modifications mediate K17 nuclear translocation in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, Sept 2017-2019.  Recipient of the 2018 Barry Goldwater Scholar (the nation’s highest award to undergraduate students in science, mathematics and engineering) and the 2018 Chhabra-URECA Scholarship Award (SBU). Current position, MD/PhD student, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

 

Elizabeth Vanner, PhD                

Postdoctoral research fellow. Current position: Post-Doctoral Associate Statistician/Clinical Outcomes Researcher, Departments of Pathology and Bioinformatics, SBUMC, 2014- 2017.

Melissa Wu, Simons Summer Research Fellowship Program, Greenwich High School. June 2019-August 2019. First Place, SBU URECA Award. Current position, undergraduate student, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Spencer Mossack, Medical Student, MS-04. Keratin 17 is a sensitive and specific biomarker of urothelial carcinoma in situ and urothelial carcinoma of the upper urinary tract. 08/26/20-09/30/20. SBM Department of Pathology Small Grants Awardee. Current position, 4th year medical student, Stony Brook Medicine.

Cindy Leiton

Senior Project Manager within Development Program Management in the Immunology & Inflammation Therapeutic Area at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. (June 2016 - October 2020)

Ji Dong (Karen) Bai, Medical Student, Scholarly Concentrations Program/MD with Recognition program. Association of Keratin 17 with survival in renal cell carcinoma. (6/1/2016-5/30/20). Current position, resident, Department of Pathology, Stony Brook Medicine.

 

Taryn Boyle         

Medical Student, Scholarly Concentrations Program/MD with Recognition program,  Keratin 17 in primary versus metastatic pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, Identification of Phosphorylation Targets as a Potential Regulator of K17 Solubility in PDAC Cells, Validating K17 as a Negative Prognostic Biomarker and Defining Antibody Targets in the Immune Microenvironment of a Novel PDAC Patient Cohort. Awards: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society 

Martin Leibowitz Award (Internal Medicine): This scholarship is given to a graduating student or students who has done excellent academic work, who has demonstrated superb leadership skills in the medical school community and community at large, and whose goal is to practice internal medicine. Internal Medicine Resident at Vanderbilt University. Intended Field: Pulmonary And Critical Care 

(6/2017-3/2020)

Mariana Torrente Goncalves

Correlation of K17 expression by PDAC cells with changes in the inflammatory microenvironment, Solubilization of keratin 17 filaments promotes the metastatic dissemination of pancreatic cancer. Scientific Consultant at Stream Medical Affairs. Brazil. (July 2019-December 2020)