Molecular Genetics Students

Students

Lisa Cole Burnett

Contact Information:

Email: lmc2200@cumc.columbia.edu

Educational Background:

  • Florida Institute of Technology, B.S., 2008
  • Florida Institute of Technology, M.S., 2010
  • Columbia University, M.Phil., 2013

Honors and Awards:

  • Marija Chouinard Award for Excellence in Research. Institute of Human Nutrition Annual Retreat, Columbia University
  • First Place Poster Presentation, PWSA Poster Session at Obesity Week 2014 Meeting.
  • PWSA Travel Award Recipient, Prader-Willi Syndrome Awareness USA, The Obesity Society, Obesity Week 2014 Meeting
  • Second Place Poster Presentation, Basic Science Section Poster Competition, The Obesity Society Basic Science Section, Obesity Week 2014 Meeting
  • 2014 Young Investigator Abstract Award. The Obesity Society Basic Science Section, Obesity Week 2014 Meeting
  • Co-Investigator, Hyperphagia Best Idea Grant, “The Role of SNORD116 in Prader-Willi Syndrome,” September 2013-September 2014
  • Co-Investigator, Foundation for Prader-Willi Syndrome Research Grant, “Use of stem cell-derived neurons to identify the molecular basis of the Prader-Willi syndrome.” August 2012-August 2013
  • Co-Investigator, Foundation for Prader-Willi Syndrome Research Grant, “The Role of SNORD116 in Prader-Willi Syndrome.” September 2014-September 2015
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Med Into Grad Fellow, 2011 – 2012

Interests/Specialties:

  • Using patient specific iPSC-derived neurons to model monogenic and syndromic obesities, with a special focus of Prader-Willi syndrome
  • The role of non-coding RNAs in the regulation of body weight
  • Neuro-molecular biology of body weight regulation

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Bryan J. Gonzalez

Contact Information:

Email: ls3178@cumc.columbia.edu

Educational Background:

  • University of Lausanne, B.S., 2011
  • University of Lausanne, M.Sc., 2013
  • Columbia University, M.A., 2014

Honors and Awards:

  • Marija Chouinard Award for Excellence in Research, 2015

Interests/Specialties:

  • Diabetes/obesity
  • Stem cell
  • Metabolism

Elizabeth Millings

Contact Information:

Phone: (212) 851-5315

Email: ejm2162@cumc.columbia.edu

Educational Background:

  • Stony Brook University, B.S., 2010
  • Columbia University, M.A., 2012
  • Columbia University, M.Phil., 2013

Honors and Awards:

  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • UNCF/Merck Graduate Dissertation Fellowship

Interests/Specialties:

  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • β cell function in diabetes
  • Hepatic insulin signaling

Alicja Skowronski

Contact Information:

Phone: (212) 851-5307

Email: aac2159@cumc.columbia.edu

Educational Background:

  • Penn State University, B.S., 2008
  • Columbia University, Ph.D. candidate, 2010 - present

Interests/Specialties:

  • Body weight regulation
  • Obesity

Click here to view Skowornski's publications.