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CRINA NIMIGEAN
Associate Professor
Crina received her PhD in Physiology and Biophysics from Karl Magleby's lab at University of Miami. She did her postdoctoral work with Christopher Miller at Brandeis University. She established her research lab at University of California, Davis in 2005, before moving to Weill Cornell Medical School, New York, as part of the Anesthesiology, Physiology and Biophysics, and Biochemistry departments. [Pubmed Link]

DAVID POSSON
Postdoctoral Fellow
David completed his PhD in Paul Selvin's lab at UIUC on the Shaker Kv channel, and is now studying KcsA and MthK channels. Using structural methods and single channel recordings, he is investigating the gating properties of MthK that vary with pH, voltage, and calcium concentration. David's work also includes how pore blockers, such as TBA, help to dissect the gating behavior of these channels. [Pubmed Link]

JASON MCCOY
Postdoctoral Associate
Jason received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin Madison in the laboratory of George Phillips and conducted a postdoc at the Center for Eukaryotic Structural Genomics. He is currently pursuing crystallographic studies to help characterize gating mechanisms in several potassium channels.
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SOURABH BANERJEE
Postdoctoral Associate
Sourabh completed his Masters in Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, India, and his PhD in Tom Sakmar's lab at the Rockefeller University, New York, working on GPCRs. His current interest is in studying modulation of ligand gated channels in sensory signal transduction using a combination of electrophysiology, fluorescence spectroscopy and electron microscopy. [Pubmed Link]

DOROTHY KIM
Postdoctoral Associate

Dorothy completed her PhD in the laboratory of John F. Hunt at Columbia University in New York City.  She utilized structural biology, enzymology, and various biophysical techniques to probe the molecular mechanism and thermodynamic properties of the bacterial protein translocation ATPase SecA. She is now exploring the ins and outs of the KcsA channel. [Pubmed Link]


ANGELA RIVERA
Research Assitant

Angie completed her Bachelor's in Neuroscience at Smith College, Massachusetts, with an emphasis on molecular mechanisms of anesthetic action on the mammalian nervous system. She specializes in monoclonal antibody production and purification of recombinant proteins. She is currently assisting in crystallographic studies of potassium channels.


JULIETTA RUBIN
Research Assistant

Julietta completed her BA in Biology from New York University. She specializes in the expression cloning and purification of channels KcsA and MthK, as well as their crystallographic and electrophysiological examination.


KELSI WELTER
Administrative Assistant


Kelsi has a degree in Performing Arts from Mills College, and is responsible for smooth behind-the-scenes direction of daily lab function.
LAB ALUMNI


AMEER THOMPSON
Ph.D. Student

Currently: Postdoc at
Columbia University, New York


ANGELA SAQUIBAL
Research Assistant
Currently: Masters student at Johns Hopskins University, Baltimore

JOHN ZHANG
Research Assistant
Currently: Masters student at
Syracuse University


AMY CHEN
High school student
Currently: Ph.D. student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston



PIROOZ PARSA
Research Assistant

Currently: Ph.D. student at University of Colorado, Denver

MATT PAGEL
Research Assistant

Currently: Ph.D. student at
Penn State University


NILOOFAR ZABIHI
Research Assistant
Currently: Ph.D. student at Touro University, California


ANNA AMCHESLAVSKY
Undergraduate student

Currently: Ph.D. student at University of California, Irvine

Crina Nimigean, Ph.D.
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