Personnel

E. Jane Albert Hubbard

Professor, Department of Cell Biology; Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, Developmental Genetics.
 

Email: jane.hubbard@med.nyu.edu

Debasmita Roy

Postdoctoral Fellow

Email: Debasmita.Roy@med.nyu.edu

Debasmita graduated summa cum laude from SUNY-Brockport. She then earned her PhD in 2011 in the lab of Dirk Dittmer at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where she worked on the pathobiology of Kaposi’s sarcoma associated herpes virus with special emphasis on the role of the TOR signaling pathway. Debasmita is focusing on the novel discovery that S6K is a potent modulator of the undifferentiated vs. differentiated fate in C. elegans germline stem cells.

Olga Pekar

Postdoctoral Fellow

Email: Olga.Pekar@med.nyu.edu

Prior to joining the Hubbard Lab in 2012, Olga earned her Ph.D. in Cell Biology from the Department of Cell Research and Immunology, Tel-Aviv University, Israel, where she conducted research on the nuclear function of EHDs with the group of Dr. Mia Horowitz. There, she discovered that EHD2 nuclear shuttling is regulated by SUMOylation. Olga is now interested in how TGFß signaling regulates germline stem cells.

Amanda Fry

Postdoctoral Fellow

Email: Amanda.Fry@nyumc.org

Amanda joined the lab in 2015 after earning her PhD in Cell Biology in the lab of Ken Norman at the Albany Medical College. There, she studied the role of VAV-1, the C. elegans ortholog of the Vav proto-oncogene in neuronal contexts. She is interested in stem cell responses to nutrition by way of conserved signaling pathways. 

Ritika Das

Ritika Das

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ritika joined the lab in August of 2016 after earning her PhD at the University of Rochester where she worked on the role of C. elegans hpk-1 in aging and stress in Andy Samuelson’s lab.  She is interested in nutritional control of germline aging and in TGFß signaling.

 

Theodora Tolkin

Theadora Tolkin

Postdoctoral Fellow

Theadora’s PhD work in the lab of Lionel Christiaen in the NYU Department of Biology defined gene expression programs and cellular events leading to the specification of pharyngeal muscle in Ciona. Her work also expanded the Ciona lineage analysis toolkit. Theadora joined the Hubbard lab in February, 2017 where she is building tools understand various aspects of germ cell behavior and physiological control.

 

 

 

Eileen Cordero

Administrative Assistant

Email: eileen.cordero@med.nyu.edu

 

 

 

Jocelyn Yu - Undergraduate

Jenny Gao - Undergraduate

Sarah Marion - Summer Undergraduate Intern (SURP)

 

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