Molecular Genetics Trainee

Trainees

Haiqing Hua, PhD

Contact Information:

Email: hh2417@columbia.edu

Educational Background:

  • Tsinghua University, Bejing, China BS 2003
  • University of Zurich, Switzerland PhD 2008

Postgraduate Training:

  • University of Zurich, Switzerland 2009
  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, New York Stem Cell Foundation, 2009-present

Interests/Specialties:

  • Stem cell research

Michael Morabito, PhD

Contact Information:

Email: mvm2124@columbia.edu

 

Educational Background:

  • BA in Biology, University of Virginia, 2000
  • PhD in Neuroscience from Vanderbilt University, 2008

Kylie Foo, PhD

Contact Information:

Email: ksf2113@columbia.edu

Educational Background:

  • University of Toronto (Toronto, Canada) - Honours Bachelor of Science, 2001-2005
  • Karolinska Institutet (Stockholm, Sweden) - PhD (Dept of Neuroscience), 2006-2010

Interests/Specialties:

  • Diabetes
  • Stem cell research

Kazuhisa Watanabe, PhD

Contact Information:

Email: kw2375@columbia.edu

Educational Background:

  • Nihon University, BS 2003
  • University of Tsukuba MS 2005
  • University of Tsukuba PhD 2009

Interests/Specialties:

  • Genetic susceptibility to the development of type 2 diabetes

Lijiang Ma, PhD

Contact Information:

Email: lm2689@columbia.edu

Educational Background:

  • Medical Sciences, China 1999
  • Texas A&M University PhD 2005

Postgraduate Training:

  • Texas A&M University 2005-2006
  • MD Anderson 2006-2008

Interests/Specialties:

  • Novel genes for congenital diaphragmatic hernia

Students

Angie Chong

Ms. Chong is a graduate student in the Institute of Human Nutrition. She is currently working on a project which studies the interactions of the insulin and leptin signaling pathways in the hypothalamus.

Liheng Wang

Ms. Wang is a graduate student in the Institute of Human Nutrition.

Richard Gill

Mr. Gill received his MPH from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health in 2010. He is a predoctoral graduate student in the Department of Epidemiology and the Genetics of Complex Disorders Training Program and is studying the genetic basis of extreme obesity in humans.

Moneek Madra

Jayne Martin