Chris Vakoc

Principal Investigator

Associate Professor

Jae-Seok Roe

Postdoctoral Fellow

Project: Enhancer reprogramming during pancreas cancer progression

Yusuke Tarumoto

Postdoctoral Fellow

Project: Kinase signaling in acute myeloid leukemia

Bin Lu

Postdoctoral Fellow

Project: Mechanisms of MLL-fusion oncoproteins

Yuhan Huang

Postdoctoral Fellow

Project: Epigenetics of small-cell lung cancer

Tim Somerville

Postdoctoral Fellow

Project: Transcriptional regulation in pancreas cancer

Zhaolin Yang

Postdoctoral Fellow

Project: Ubiquitin Regulation of Fusion Oncoproteins

Yiliang Wei

Postdoctoral Fellow

Project: Signal transduction to chromatin in vivo

Olaf Klingbeil

Postdoctoral Fellow

Project: Epitranscriptomics and next-gen CRISPR screening

Yali Xu

PhD student

Project: Role of the TFIID complex in maintaining oncogenic transcriptional programs

Xiaoli Sky Wu

PhD student

Project: Histone methylation in small cell lung cancer

Sofya Polyanskaya

PhD student

Project: Post-translational modifications regulating fusion oncoproteins

Joseph Milazzo

Lab Manager

Betsy Panagot

Scientific Administrator

Alumni:

Eric Wang (research technician from 2008-2015) -> currently a PhD student at NYU

Jessica Minder (research technician from 2013-2015) -> currently a PhD student at NYU

Anand Bhagwat (PhD student from 2012-2016)- > currently finishing his MD at Stony Brook Medical School as part of MSTP program

Junwei Shi (PhD student from 2010-2016) -> currently Assistant Professor at University of Pennsylvania

Anja Hohmann (PhD student from 2012-2016) -> currently a Senior Scientist at KSQ Therapeutics

Chen Shen (PhD student from 2012-2016) -> currently a Senior Scientist at Pfizer

Shinpei Kawaoka (postdoc from 2012-2013) -> currently a Group Leader at JST ERATO, Kyoto Japan