Principal Investigator

Patricio I. Meneses, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

P: 718-817-3656
Education and Training
  • BS, SUNY Stony Brook, 1990
  • PhD, Weill-Cornell Medical College, 1999
  • Postdoc, Harvard Medical School
  • Senior Research Investigator, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dept. of Neurology, Microbiology, & Immunology
  • Assistant Professor, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology, 2006-2011

Graduate Students

Pınar Aksoy

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  • Undergraduate: Chemical Engineering, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • M.Sc.: Molecular Biology and Genetics, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Research interests: Roles of integrin proteins in papillomavirus infection
  • Past research: Genetically accurate models of SOD1-based ALS in D. melanogaster.
  • Hobbies: Traveling, baking, and cooking

Xinwei An

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  • Undergraduate: Hubei University of Technology
  • M.Sc.: Wuhan University
  • Research interests: Human diseases, virology, transcription and mRNA regulation, cell signaling
  • Hobbies: Photography, Movies, Architecture, some Arts and Designs, some Books, the sound of Cello, playing piano (sometimes)

Elinor Gottschalk

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  • Undergraduate: Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts and Parsons School of Design, The New School University, New York
  • Research interests: Intracellular trafficking of HPV16
  • Hobbies: sewing, baking, drawing, traveling

Xavier Simon

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  • M.Sc.: Fordham University
  • Undergraduate: Loyola College in Maryland
  • Research interests: Cancer Biology, HPV trafficking
  • Hobbies: Flag football, playing the guitar, cooking

Alexandria Bradian

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  • M.Sc.: Fordham University (2018)
  • Undergraduate: Biology-Pre Health, Fordham University
  • Research interests: Cancer biology and human diseases
  • Hobbies: Exercising, Yoga, Sports, Music, Watching Movies

Undergraduate Students

Joseph Akdemir

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  • Undergraduate: Fordham University
  • Major: Biology
  • Research interests: Human diseases and cancer biology
  • Hobbies: Soccer

Kathleen Brodowski

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  • Undergraduate: Fordham University (Class of 2018)
  • Major: Biological Sciences (B.S.) and Humanitarian Studies (B.A.)
  • Research interests: HPV16 intracellular trafficking and infection

Francesco Cimino

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  • Undergraduate: Fordham University (Class of 2018)
  • Major: Biology
  • Research interests: Human diseases, cancer biology, targeting EGFRvIII expression in cancer cells
  • Hobbies: Cooking, movies, playing the guitar and drums

Emma DeGrace

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  • Undergraduate: Fordham University
  • Major: Biology, Visual Arts minor
  • Research interests: infectious diseases, viral internal trafficking
  • Hobbies: painting, hiking, reading

Lawrence Drejaj

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  • Undergraduate: Fordham University Class of 2018
  • Major: Biology-Pre Health
  • Research interests: Cancer Biology, targeting EGFRvIII expression in cancer cells
  • Hobbies: Soccer, Basketball, Baseball

Daniel Levy

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  • Undergraduate: Fordham University (Class of 2018)
  • Major: Biology/Pre-health

Andrea Lifrieri

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  • Undergraduate: Fordham University (Class of 2018)
  • Major: Biological Sciences (B.S.) and Spanish Language and Literature (B.A.)
  • Research interests: HPV Trafficking, Oncology, and Clinical Research in Cardiothoracic Surgery (Columbia University Medical Center)
  • Hobbies: Writing Poetry, Skiing, and Hiking

Abdul Rahim

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  • Undergraduate: Fordham University Class of 2019
  • Major: Biology-Pre Health
  • Research interests: Cancer Biology
  • Hobbies: Basketball, swimming, and cooking

Gianna Rosamilia

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  • Undergraduate: Fordham University 2017
  • Major: Biological Sciences and English
  • Research interests: infectious diseases, cancer, clinical medicine
  • Hobbies: reading books, exercising, watching movies, attending concerts

Jennifer Rutishauser

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  • Undergraduate: Fordham University
  • Major: Biology and History
  • Research interests: Cancer biology, targeted therapies
  • Hobbies: Reading, playing violin

Jenna Zuromski

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  • Undergraduate: Fordham University Class of 2018
  • Major: Biology and Sociology
  • Research interests: HPV16 viral DNA trafficking, infectious diseases
  • Hobbies: Art, reading, traveling, volleyball

Alumni

Former Post-docs
  • Ana G. Pedrosa, PhD
Former Graduate Students
  • Valerie Laniosz, MD PhD
  • Cynthia Y Abban, MD PhD
  • Sarah Dabydeen, PhD
  • Kha C. Nguyen, MD PhD
  • Katie O'Brien, MD
  • Yael Helin, MSc
Former Fellows
  • Dionne Argyle
  • Victor Borrero
Former Undergraduates and High School Students
  • Julia Burd
  • Philip Giarrusso
  • Christopher Hernandez
  • Elizabeth Kiyashka
  • Anna Kumar
  • Fenizia Maffucci
  • Amanda Walker
  • Jose M. Perez
  • Marcello Scotti
  • Michaela Murphy
  • Kevin Carroll
  • Lauren Matthew
  • Jesse Downes
  • Jesus Zeno
  • Taylor Jacob
  • Christopher Bayers
  • Larion Santiago
  • Kieren Rudge
  • Yi Fan
  • Aniqa Shah
  • Joaquin Alexander
  • Brooke Mastrogiacomo
  • Nhan Nguyen
  • Steve Mennona
  • Melisa Churak
  • Harrison Pidgeon
  • Alexandra Ambrico
  • Jillian Fasulo
  • Nisha Sondhi
  • Christopher Awad
  • Katherine Valles
  • Sydney Schneider