Hojoong Kwak, M.D., Ph.D.
M.D.(2002): Seoul National University (Seoul, Korea)
Ph.D.:(2013): Cornell University (John Lis lab)

Current project: running the lab at the Biotech Building in Ray Wu‘s old lab space.

Email: hk572@cornell.edu

YumiYumi Woo, Ph.D. (Postdoctoral Associate)
Ph.D (2013): Sookmyung Women’s University (Seoul, Korea)

Current project: transcriptome-wide profiling of RNA polyadenylation in cell stress models, identification of RNA modifications in subcellular compartments

Email: yw768@cornell.edu

katlaphotoKatla Kristjánsdóttir, Ph.D. (Postdoctoral Associate)
B.S (2010): University of Iceland (Reykjavik, Iceland)
Ph.D (2016): Cornell University (Andrew Grimson lab)

Current project: analysis of the variants of transcriptional regulatory elements in human population and disease tissues

Email: kk649@cornell.edu

img_2877Jessica Schembri, M.S. (Research assistant)
B.S (2013): University of Iceland (Toronto, Canada)
M.S (2015): Cornell University (Toronto, Canada)

Current project: comprehensive transcriptome-wide profilings of transcription RNA modifications in zebrafish embryo development

Email: js2567@cornell.edu

jawaherphotoJawaher Al Zahrani (Graduate student, GGD)
B.S (2013): King Saud University (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)

Current project: functional dissection of the role of enhancer transcription in heat-shock enhancers

Email: jaa373@cornell.edu

16998075_1241598645916765_3295021659688988563_nYeonui Kwak (Graduate student, GGD)
B.S (2013): Korea University (Seoul, Korea)
M.S.(2015): Korea University (Seoul, Korea)

Current project: post-transcriptional regulation in immune cell activation, post-transcriptional heterogeneity using single cell analysis

Email: yk724@cornell.edu

screen-shot-2016-12-13-at-4-34-46-pmSeungha Lee (Undergraduate research student)
Class of 2018

Current project: comprehensive annotation of endogenous retroviruses in human transcriptome

Email: sl2665@cornell.edu

lakshmiLakshmi Mahajan (Undergraduate research student)
Class of 2020

Current project: generating enhancer activity assays using episomal reporter systems and CRISPR/cas9 mediated genome editing

Email: lsm99@cornell.edu

samanthaSamantha Kim (Undergraduate research student)
Class of 2019

Current project: improving the throughput in large scale RNA-seq library generation procedures


Email: ssk237@cornell.edu

20171014_132612-1Michael Zelko (Undergraduate research student)
Class of 2019

Current project: physical isolation of phase separated nuclear transcription bodies


Email: mz399@cornell.edu

Previous Members

20160118_124733Anna Chun, B.S. (Research Assistant)
B.S. (2012): Cornell University

Current position: Santa Clara Valley Water District

Email: annachun0826@gmail.com

IMG_2201Destini Gibbs (Undergraduate research student)
B.S. (2017): Cornell University

Current position: Research assistant at Weill Cornell Medical School

Email: dg552@cornell.edu