Molly Hammell, Ph.D.

Assistant 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:
yhao at cshl dot edu

Yuan Hao, Ph.D.

Scientific Informatics 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:
yjho at cshl dot edu

Ray (Yu-Jui) Ho, B.Sc.

Graduate Student

Ray is a graduate student in the Watson School of Biological Sciences at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. He is currently working on identifying molecular subtypes and drug resistance markers in melanoma, while developing software tools for analyzing single-cell RNA-seq and high-resolution in-situ RNA-sequencing (FISSEQ) data.

Email:
yjin at cshl dot edu

Ying Jin, Ph.D.

Scientific Informatics Analyst

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:
dmolik at cshl dot edu

David Molik, B.Sc.

Scientific Informatics Developer

David received his degree in B.Sc. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in 2012, and participated in the NSF REU at SUNY Buffalo, where he focused on knowledge discovery in social and information networks, and natural language processing. He is currently administrating and developing for BSR data analysis software including Galaxy, and researching bioinformatics database management and optimization.

Email:
apatel at cshl dot edu

Ami Patel, M.Sc.

Laboratory Technician

Ami received her Masters in Pharmacology & Toxicology from Long Island University in 2012. She currently works on a project to understand the role of small RNAs in controlling the MAPK signaling pathway in metastatic melanoma samples.

Email:
rozhkov at cshl dot edu

Nikolay Rozhkov, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Nikolay received his PhD 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.

Volunteers

Katty Polyak, B.Sc.

Postgraduate Volunteer

Katty received her B.Sc. in Bioengineering from the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering at Binghamton University, focusing on emergent behaviors in complex systems. Her current research is developing approaches that would enable automated sample classification of output from T-SNE clustering algorithms.

Lab photos

September 2015

From left: Ray Ho, David Molik, Wen-Wei Liao (shared postdoc with Josh Dubnau’s lab), Oliver Tam, Song (Ray’s wife), Molly Hammell (Principal Investigator), Elena Rozhkova (Nik’s wife) and Nikolay Rozhkov.

Absent: Yuan Hao, Ying Jin, Ami Patel and Katty Polyak

Previous Lab Members

Eric Paniagua

Eric Paniagua

Scientific Informatics 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

Oliver Tam

Oliver Tam

Post Doctoral Fellow

Now a Sequencing Analyst at ARUP Laboratory