Instructors, Research Staff, and Affiliates

Michelle Atallah

Title: PhD Candidate, Cancer Biology
PI: Edgar Engleman and Parag Mallick
Research interest: Network analysis of the immune interactome


Serena Chang

Title: Research Scientist
PI: John Sunwoo
Research Interest: Discovering host biomarkers for cancer immunotherapeutics and current cancer treatments

* 2019-2020 Pilot Project recipient 


Chen Chen 

Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
PI: John Sunwoo
Research Interest: Single-Cell RNA Sequencing


David Kung-Chun Chiu

Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
PI: Edgar Engleman
Research Interest: Studying T cell-myeloid cell interaction in cancer immunotherapy

* 2019 Engleman-Butcher Administrative Supplement


Pablo Domizi

Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
PI: Kara Davis
Research Interest: Applying single cell technologies (CyTOF, AbSeq) to identify B-ALL cell subpopulations responsible for driving Antigen loss relapse after CAR-T cells therapies

* 2019 Gentles Administrative Supplement 


Almudena Espin Perez

Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

PI: Andrew Gentles

Research Interest: Developing algorithms and novel computational approaches for biological data mining such building advanced methods to analyze genomics data across multiple datasets in the context of cancer initiation and metastasis

* 2019-2020 Pilot Project recipient


Yury Goltsev

Title: Senior Research Scientist
PI: Garry Nolan
Research Interest: Deciphering cellular cross talk implicated in development and performance of immune system


Zinaida Good

Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
PI: Sylvia Plevritis
Research Interest: Data integration and systems immunology approaches to understand the tumor microenvironment of head and neck cancer

* 2020-2021 Pilot Project recipient


Astraea Jager

Title: Lab Manager, Life Science Research Professional III
PI: Kara Davis
Research Interest: Mass cytometry analysis of pediatric leukemias to better predict relapse and understand therapy resistance mechanisms, as well as mass cytometry method development


Loukia Karacosta

Title: Research Scientist
PI: Sylvia Plevritis
Research Interest: Identifying EMT-induced mechanisms of drug resistance through single cell analysis of breast and lung cancer heterogeneity

* 2019-2020 Pilot Project recipient


Irene Li

Title: Graduate Student
PI: Sylvia Plevritis
Research Interest: Investigating parallels between the microenvironments of lung cancers and fibrosis with single-cell transcriptomics and imaging methods


Bogdan Luca

Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
PI: Andrew Gentles
Research interest: Developing computational methods for studying the heterogeneity of tumor microenvironment

* 2019 Gentles Adminstrative Supplement 


Uriel Moreno-Nieves

Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
PI: John Sunwoo
Research Interest: Understanding intratumoral NK cells and ILCs and ways to enhance their efficacy for immunotherapy


Nathan Reticker-Flynn

Title: Basic Life Science Scientist 
PI: Edgar Engleman
Research Interest: Systems approaches, genomic tools, and mouse models to interrogate and perturb interactions between the immune system and metastases


Tyler Risom

Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
PI: Andrew Gentles
Research Interest: Employing and advancing Multiplexed Ion Beam Imaging (MIBI) to characterize the tumor immune microenvironment in solid tumors, discovering new biomarkers of disease progression, and new therapeutic targets to combat cancer

* 2019 Gentles Administrative Supplement


June Ho Shin

Title: Senior Research Associate
PI: John Sunwoo
Research Interest: Understanding how tumor cell heterogeneity affects immune response


Vishal Gautham Venkataraaman

Title: Software Developer
PI: Garry Nolan
Research Interest: Developing algorithms for single-cell analysis – CODEX and data management


Weiruo Zhang

Title: Research Scientist 
PI: Sylvia Plevritis
Research Interest:  Radiogenomics, biomedical data integration and development of novel computational methods for data analysis in biomedicine