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Our Team

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Erich Jarvis

PhD

Head of the Laboratory of Neurogenetics of Language and professor at The Rockefeller University...

Laboratory of Neurogenetics of Language     New York, NY

Kirubel is a graduate fellow. He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor's of Science and Arts...

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Matt Biegler

PhD

Matt is postdoctoral associate in the Jarvis Lab, working toward improving biotechnology applications in birds, both for ...

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Matthew Davenport 

BS

Matthew is a graduate fellow in the Jarvis and Vaziri laboratories at Rockefeller University primarily interested in the evolutionary...

Victor is a Research Assistant in the Neuroengineering and Behavior group at Jarvis Lab. 

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Victor Yang

Research Assistant

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Giulio Formenti

Research Assistant Professor

Giulio is Research Assistant Professor in the Jarvis Laboratory and Bioinformatics Lead in the Vertebrate Genome Laboratory,...

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Elena Waidmann

BA

Elena is a second-year Ph.D. student in the Jarvis lab. She received her B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, during which she...

Chul Lee is a Post-Doctoral Associate in the Jarvis lab at Rockefeller University. He was co-supervised by prof. Heebal Kim and...

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Hector R. Bermudez

Research Assistant

Hector is a Research Assistant for the Jarvis lab working on the Neuroengineering and Behavior team. He is interested ...

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Brigid Maloney

BS

Brigid is a graduate fellow in the Jarvis and Magnasco laboratories at the Rockefeller University. Her primary research...

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Marwa Mahmoud

PhD

Marwa is the Grant Proposal Writer for the Jarvis Laboratory; she leads grant proposal writing efforts for the lab. Dr. Mahmoud...

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Matthew Randesi

BS

Matthew is the Laboratory Manager for the Jarvis lab. He has worked as a Lab Manager in several different positions both.

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Sadye Paez

PhD

Sadye is the Program Director and a Senior Research Associate in the Jarvis laboratory. As a biomechanist, physical therapis...

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Peter Schade

BS

Peter is a second-year graduate fellow co-advised by Erich Jarvis and Winrich Freiwald. Peter explores how neural circuits...

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Lauren Shalmiyev

MPH

Lauren is the Administrative Coordinator for the Jarvis Laboratory.  She has experience in the conduct of clinical trials, laboratory...

Simona is a postdoctoral fellow at the Jarvis lab. Her experience spans from fieldwork to wet lab to bioinformatics. During her...

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Constantina Theofanopoulou

PhD

Constantina Theofanopoulou is the Herbert and Neil Singer Research Assistant Professor at Rockefeller University...

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César Vargas

Research Specialist

NJ is a Research Specialist in the Jarvis Lab. He graduated from Columbia University with degrees in Biomedical Engineering...

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Suziane Barcellos

PhD

Suziane is a postdoctoral associate in the Jarvis Lab, working on a bird conservation and de-extinction project.
In 2022...

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Camil Piperni

SSRP Student

Camil is an undergraduate student at Smith College in their second year of the Rock EDU summer science research program...

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Julian Hernandez

Research Assistant

Julian is a Research Assistant in the Jarvis lab and applies single-cell techniques across different teams. They graduated from Smith College...

Rockefeller University Field Research Center
Millbrook, NY

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Jean-Nicolas Audet

PhD

Jean-Nicolas is a Banting postdoctoral fellow at the Rockefeller Field Research Center in Millbrook. In his early career, Nik worked...

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Mélanie Couture

BS

Mélanie Is a research assistant at the Rockefeller University Field Research Center in Millbrook, NY. Prior to joining the Jarvis lab...

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Gillian Permuy Durham

BA

Gillian is the Head of Animal Husbandry for the Jarvis Lab at the Rockefeller University Field Research Center in Millbrook...

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Lotem Tchernichovski 

BFA 

Lotem is a Husbandry Attendant for the Jarvis Lab at the Rockefeller University Field Research Center in Millbrook, NY. She received...

Vertebrate Genome Lab
New York, NY

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Conor Whelan

Research Scientist

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Jennifer Balacco

Research scientist

Jen is a molecular biologist and expert in isolating ultra-High Molecular Weight DNA and in many long read technologies...

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Kirsty McCaffrey

Bioinformatics Assistant

Kirsty is a Bioinformatics Assistant II in the Vertebrate Genome Lab, working on the curation of high-quality reference genomes.

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Nivesh Jain

Research scientist

Nivesh is a molecular biologist training in ultra-High Molecular Weight DNA isolation, Bionano, and PacBio.

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Linelle Abueg

Bioinformatician

Linelle (left) is a bioinformatician specializing in genome assembly & evaluation.

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Patrick Traore

Research Assistant

Patrick is molecular biologist training in Ultra-High Molecular Weight DNA isolation, Bionano, and PacBio.

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Jack A. Medico

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Jack is a graduate fellow at the Vertebrate Genome Lab, at Rockefeller University. He got his B.Sc....

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Frankie Ackerman

Research Scientist 

Frankie is a molecular biologist specializing in techniques such as RNA isolation

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Bonhwang Koo

Data Support Assistant

Bonhwang is a data support assistant at the VGL, supporting the lab in wrangling genomic data and metadata.

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Sabrina Burmeister

Visiting professor

Sabrina is a visiting professor from UNC Chapel Hill.

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Mac Gooder

Visiting Student

Mac is interested in genome assembly and bioinformatics.

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Cassidy Jonhson

Graduate Student

Cassidy is a PhD student in the Jarvis lab. She graduated from Vanderbilt University with a B.A. in Molecular & ...

Emily is an administrative assistant at VGL, bringing a wealth of experience from her background in ...

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Emily Houton

Administrative Assistant

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