Molly Hammell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Molly received her Ph.D. in Physics & Astronomy from Dartmouth College in 2003. She was a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Victor Ambros, where she studied gene regulation by small RNAs. She now runs a mixed computational and experimental lab here at CSHL to expand her studies of RNA mediated gene regulation with a particular focus on neurodegenerative disease. For this work, she was named a 2014 Rita Allen Foundation Scholar.

Email:
yjin at cshl dot edu

Ying Jin, Ph.D.

Computational Science Manager

Ying received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Virginia Tech in 2009, where she developed algorithms for predicting the genotype-phenotype relationship in single gene knockout studies. She currently works on many projects including the TEtoolkit, a software package for the analysis of transposon sequences in genomic and transcriptomic datasets.

Email:
yhao at cshl dot edu

Yuan Hao, Ph.D.

Computational Science Analyst

Yuan received her Ph.D. in Bioinformatics & Systems Biology from University College, Dublin, in 2012, where she identified factors that contribute to endocrine therapy resistance in breast cancer. She currently works on developing and applying novel computational tools for the analysis of genomic and transcriptomic data from large sequencing studies.

Email:
koneill at cshl dot edu

Kathryn O’Neill

Graduate Student

Kat received her B.Sc. in Genetics and Genomics from the University of California, Davis in 2016 with a minor in neuroscience. She is currently an NSF fellow In the Watson School of Biological Sciences studying small RNA biology in neurodegenerative diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Email:
rozhkov at cshl dot edu

Nikolay Rozhkov, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Nikolay received his Ph.D. in molecular biology from Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology (Russian Academy of Science) in 2011, where he studied small RNA mediated regulation of mobile genetic elements in Drosophila germ cells under the supervision of Prof. Michael Evgenev. He currently studies transposition events in mammalian neuronal cell types and their possible role in neurodegeneration.

Email:
rshaw at cshl dot edu

Regina Shaw

Research Technician

Regina joined Molly Hammell’s lab in early 2016 as a wet bench scientist. Her current focus is studying the role of retrotransposons in cell-based models of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

Email:
tam at cshl dot edu

Oliver Tam, Ph.D.

Computational Science Analyst

Oliver received his Ph.D. in molecular biology from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories in 2010. After his postdoctoral research in mammalian embryo-derived stem cells and maize small RNA biology, Oliver worked as a Clinical Variant Scientist at ARUP Laboratories, analyzing and characterizing DNA alterations identified during clinical genetic testing. He currently works on the potential impact of tranposable element transcription and regulation on neurodegenerative disorders such as Motor Neurone Disease (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis).

Email:
myip at cshl dot edu

Miu Ki Yip

Computational Science Developer

Miu Ki recieved her B.Sc. in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics and Statistics from Stony Brook University in 2016. She is currently administrating and developing for BSR data analysis software including Galaxy.

Visitors and Volunteers

Email:
barteri at cshl dot edu

Fabio Barteri

Visiting Graduate Student

Fabio has graduated from the Sapienza University of Rome, majoring in Cell Biology and bioinformatics. He is now pursuing a PhD at the Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics in Barcelona, Spain, where he is interested in the impact of transposition in the generation of genetic variability in crop plants. Fabio is currently visiting Dr. Molly Hammell’s lab to learn more about the computational algorithms used in the study of transposable elements.

Lab photos

From left: Song (Ray’s wife), Ray Ho, Wen-Wei Liao, David MolikYuan Hao, Ying Jin, Molly Hammell (Principal Investigator), and Ami Patel

From left: Ray Ho, Song, Ami Patel, Molly Hammell, David Molik, Ying Jin, Yuan Hao, and Wen-Wei Liao

From left: Ray Ho, David Molik, Wen-Wei Liao, Oliver Tam, Song, Molly Hammell, Elena Rozhkova (Nik’s wife) and Nikolay Rozhkov.

Previous Lab Members

Eric Paniagua

Eric Paniagua

Computational Science Developer

Now a software engineer at Bloomberg LP.

Julian Regalado Perez

Julian Regalado Perez

Visiting Undergraduate Research Fellow

Now a graduate student at Max-Planck Tubingen.

Morgan Lange

Morgan Lange

Partners for the Future Student

Now attending the US Naval Academy at Annapolis.

Ryan Buccellato

Ryan Buccellato

High School Intern
Xiaofei Wang

Xiaofei Wang

Visiting Postgraduate Volunteer

Now a bioinformatics specialist at the University of Kansas.

Alex (Hao) Luo

Alex (Hao) Luo

Summer Undergraduate Volunteer
Melissa Cipolla

Melissa Cipolla

Partners for the Future Student

Now attending Columbia University

Ami Patel

Ami Patel

Research Technician
David Mollik

David Mollik

Computational Science Developer

Now a PhD student at Notre Dame University.

Katty Polyak

Katty Polyak

Post-graduate Volunteer
Christos Noutsos

Christos Noutsos

Postdoctoral Fellow
Wen-Wei Liao

Wen-Wei Liao

Computational Science Developer
Ray (Yu-Jui) Ho

Ray (Yu-Jui) Ho

Graduate Student

Now a postdoctoral fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Institute under the supervision of Dr. Scott Lowe.