Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Team

Our Team

Michelle Smeyne, MS

Michelle Smeyne, MS
Senior Research Associate

900 Walnut Street
444 JHN
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 955- 8643

Elena Kozina, PhD

Elena Kozina, PhD 
Postdoctoral Fellow

900 Walnut Street
444 JHN
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 955- 8643

Laura Oakley, BS

Laura Oakley, BS
Lab Manager

900 Walnut Street
444 JHN
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Vibol Heng, BS

Vibol Heng, BS
Graduate student

900 Walnut Street
444 JHN
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 955- 8643

Matthew Byrne, BS

Matthew Byrne, BS
Graduate student

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444 JHN
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Peyman Petramfar, MD
Research Fellow

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444 JHN
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Previous Lab Members & Current Affiliations

Anne Fagan, PhD, Bristol-Myers Squibb (Postdoctoral Fellow, 1992-1994) - Current position, Research Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Darlene Foschini, PhD, Bristol-Myers Squibb (Postdoctoral Fellow, 1993-1994) - Current position, Scientific Director, Medscape. New York. NY

Patricia Ehrhard, PhD, Hoffmann-La Roche (Postdoctoral Fellow, 1995-1996) - Current position, Research Leader, Department of Molecular Biology and New Technologies, Hoffmann-LaRoche, Basel, Switzerland

Ruby Tharp, MS, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Lab Manager, 1996-2000). Deceased.

Steven Lloyd, PhD, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Graduate Student, 1999-2005). Current position, Department Head of Psychological Science, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA

Justine Cunningham, PhD, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Postdoctoral Fellow, 1998-2002 - Current position, Adjunct Professor of Physiology at UCSD and Palomar College, San Diego, CA-

Ciaran Faherty, PhD, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Postdoctoral Fellow, 1998-2003) - Current position, Medical Science Liaison- Critical Care/Respiratory, Ikaria, Clinton, NJ 08809

Justin Boyd, PhD, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Graduate Student, 2001-2006). Current position- Sr. Manager, Biology at Beryllium Discovery, Bedford, MA

Kennie R. Shepherd, PhD, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Postdoctoral Fellow, 2003-2007), Current Position, Associate Professor, Meherry Medical School, Atlanta, GA

Kim Gerecke, PhD, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Postdoctoral Fellow, 2004-2006), Current Position, Associate Professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences, Randolph-Macon College.

Brooks Pond, PhD, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Postdoctoral Fellow, 2004-2006), Current Position, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy, Eastern Tennessee State School of Pharmacy.

Zachary Baquet, PhD, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Postdoctoral Fellow, 2005-2008), Knowledge Management Specialist, United States Agency for International Development. Bureau for Food Security, Office of Strategic Planning and Performance Management. Washington DC.

Paul Alele, PhD, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Postdoctoral Fellow, 2006-2007)- Asst Professor, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda

Yun Jiao, MD, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Lab Manager, 2000-2012)- Lab Manager, Department of Structural Biology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

Haeman, Jang, PhD, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Graduate Student, 2005-2010). Current position- Manager, Global Regulatory Affairs at Monsanto. St. Louis, MO

Ane Korff, PhD, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Postdoctoral Fellow, 2008-2012)- Associate Scientist, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

Shankar Sadivisan, PhD, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Postdoctoral Fellow, 2008-2013)-, Medical Science Liaison, Novartis

Deranda Lester, PhD, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Postdoctoral Fellow, 2011-2015)-Asst Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Memphis.