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Team

Mustafa Mir
Principal Investigator

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Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Pennsylvania 

Center for Computational and Genomic Medicine, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Member, Penn Epigenetics Institute

Member, Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Graduate Group Affiliations: CAMB, BE, BMB

2015-2020: Postdoc, University of California, Berkeley (Tjian and Darzacq Lab)

2009-2013: PhD, Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Quantitative Light Imaging Lab, Gabriel Popescu)

Apratim Mukherjee
Postdoc

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Research Interests: Mechotransduction of transcription, light-sheet microscopy

2021-: Postdoc, Mir Lab

2016-2020: PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech, (STEP Lab)

2010-2014: B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Lafayette College

Puttachai "Net" Ratchasanmuang
Research Associate

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Research Interests: Transcription regulation, embryo patterning

2021-: Research Associate, Mir Lab

2016-2021: Research Specialist, Shawn Little's Lab, Univ. of Pennsylvania

2014-2016: Research Specialist, Thomas Gregor's Lab, Princeton University

2012-2014: Research Technician, Erica M. Selva's Lab, University of Delaware

2012: M.Sc., Molecular Biology & Genetics, University of Delaware

2008: B.Sc, Biology, Dickinson College

Kaeli Mathias
Graduate Student, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Genetics T32 Fellow

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Research Interests: Chromatin, cancer, nuclear organization, single molecule tracking

2020-Present: Graduate Student (co-mentored with Liling Wan's Lab in Cancer Biology), Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics

2018-2020-Research Technician in Dr. Charles Roberts Lab, St. Jude Children's Hospital

2014-2018 BA Chemistry, Amherst College

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Alan Boka
Graduate Student, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics

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Research Interests: Transcriptional dynamics during early embryogenesis; intrinsically disordered proteins and nuclear organization; single-particle microscopy and quantitative biophysical modelling.,

2020-Present: Graduate Student, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics

2016-2020: B.S. Biochemistry, University of Rochester

2017-2020: Laboratory Assistant, Lab of Dr. Wei Hsu, University of Rochester Medical Center

Samantha "S" Fallacaro
Graduate Student, Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology

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Research Interests: Mechanotransduction of gene regulation, tissue patterning, morphogenesis, transcriptional dynamics

2021-Present: Graduate Student, Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology

2017-2021: B.Sc. Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University

Ernesto Gamauf
Undergraduate Researcher

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January 2021-Present: Undergraduate Research Assistant

Undergraduate Student in Biology at the University of Pennsylvania since 2020

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Sapna Krishnakumar
Summer Student

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Sophomore, Biological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, Mohali 

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Join us-Multiple Positions are available

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Contact Mustafa at mirm@chop,.edu!

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Alumni

Graduate Rotation Students who didn't join the lab

Gabriela Hayward-Lara - DSRB Rotation Student 09/2021-12/2021 

Adam Jabak - BMB Rotation Student 04/2021-06/2021. Last known position:  BMB PhD student @Penn

Post-baccalaureate Researchers

Guzel Naik- 05/2021-06/2022. Last known position:  Biology Graduate Student at University of Virginia

Undergraduate Researchers

Sarah O'Konski - 10/2021-05/2022. Last known position:  Chemistry Undergraduate student @Penn

Cody Eskandarian - 06/2021-04/2022. Last known position:  Biochemistry and Biophysics Undergraduate student @Penn

Summer Interns

Patrick Samaha - 05/2021-08/2021. Last known position:  Undergraduate student at UToronto

Staff

Nicholas Gattone - Research Technician 01/2021-09/2021. Last known position:  Scientist at Spark Therapeutics