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Niki Athanasiadou
Niki is a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Genomics and Systems Biology at NYU. Her research focuses on the study of temporal patterns of gene expression. For that, she applies a combinatorial approach, considering at the same time epigenetic, transcriptional and post-transcriptional mechanisms. Her goal is to understand how these distinct pathways are coordinated to allow the cell to maintain homeostasis while changing its expression profile. She enjoys developing custom high-throughput sequencing-based methods that precisely address the questions she is asking. Niki graduated from the School of Biology in Aristotele’s University of Thessaloniki (Greece), has a Master of Research, awarded with distinction by the University of York (UK) and received her PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Edinburgh (UK). Her work has been published in multiple scientific journals, and she has been awarded the Promega UK Young Scientist Award for Biochemistry, by the British Biochemical Society, alongside other fellowships and awards. 

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Ulises Rosas
I obtained my PhD from the John Innes Centre in the UK, and I came to NYU as an HFSP postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, Department of Biology. I am broadly fascinated by evolutionary development, particularly in plants. During my career, I used genetic and genomic approaches to elucidate the genetic and molecular architecture of diversity in quantitative traits. I am currently interested in the diversity of resource uptake and allocation, and how these strategies originate fitness trade-offs in plants. In a few months I will be moving back to Mexico where I will start my independent research program. I like salsa dancing, kickboxing, soccer, and other team sports.

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Anna-Lena Kranz
Anna is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Biology department of NYU and is generally interested in how gene expression is regulated. To study effects of chromatin structure and function on transcription, she currently analyzes the mechanism of dosage compensation in Caenorhabditis elegans by integrating multiple levels of genomic data sets. Anna got her PhD in Bioinformatics from the University of Heidelberg in Germany where she focused on how interactions between cis-acting DNA elements such as promoters and enhancers affect gene regulation in development and differentiation.   

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Christof Drechsel-Grau 
Christof is a theoretical chemist. He is interested in charge transfer in condensed phases and in the boundary between the classical and the quantum world. Having completed his initial training in Europe, he is currently working at NYU's chemistry department to learn new simulation methods and to contribute to the microscopic understanding of proton transfer close to fatty-acid bilayers.
http://www.researcherid.com/rid/A-2053-2012

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Sharareh Noorbaloochi
Sharareh received her PhD in Electrical Engineering and Psychology at Stanford University in 2013 and subsequently joined NYU's Social Psychology program as a Postdoctoral Associate. She currently works on the behavioral and neural bases of moral-political attitudes and on interventions targeted at promoting global justice.

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Jinpu Yang
Jinpu is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Biology Department of New York University. Her current research is mainly focused on Epigenetic regulations on the centromere structure in fission yeast ( S. Pombe). Jinpu grew up in China and received her Bachelor degree in Life Sciences from University of Science and Technology of China. Her Ph.D degree was completed at the Physiology Department of New York Medical College. Her favorite show is "Friends", and she is happy to be a scientist in the New York City.
https://www.linkedin.com/pub/jinpu-j-p-yang/1b/27a/556

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Rachel Meyer 
Rachel obtained her PhD from the CUNY Graduate Center and New York Botanical Garden in 2012. For nearly three years, she has been a National Science Foundation Plant Genome Postdoctoral Fellow working in the Purugganan Laboratory at NYU studying various aspects of crop evolution under domestication. She plans to begin a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship in Energy, Environment, and Agriculture this Fall 2015. She also shares a botanical science outreach business called Shoots and Roots with two partners.

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Marien Solesio
I am a Spanish Post Doctoral researcher working at NYU-Department of Basic Sciences, i
n a lab located at the College of Dentistry. My background is in Neuropharmacology, but here I am moving to Biophysics. However, my entire research is focused on the study of mitochondrial physiology and disfunction

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Idan Efroni
I am interested in differentiation and growth in plants. I received my Ph.D. from the Weizmann Institute of Science studying the regulation of leaf growth and size determination, and am now a post-doc at NYU investigating the dynamics of root regeneration using single-cell transcriptomics.

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Anne Plessis
Anne is a Post-Doctoral Associate in the Biology Department at NYU. She completed her
PhD at INRA in Versailles, France. She is interested in identifying the genes plants need to respond to their environment. She is currently working on the effect of climatic conditions on gene expression in rice growing in different types of fields. She is the person you should contact if you want to play soccer with the most athletic members of the biology department on Wednesday (early) mornings.

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Yelena Bernadskaya
Yelena is an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow at the Biology Department of New York University. 
Her research focuses on the molecular mechanisms of heart cell migration and polarity during the embryonic development of the Sea Squirt (Ciona intestinalis). Yelena received her Ph.D. in Genetics and Developmental Biology from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/Rutgers University. In her free time she serves as a board member of New York City Skeptics, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting science education and critical thinking. 
https://www.linkedin.com/pub/yelena-bernadskaya-ph-d/8/681/4

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Ran Drori
Ran is a Post-Doctoral Associate at the Chemistry Department of New York University. During his Ph.D at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Ran was studying the ice growth inhibition dynamics of antifreeze proteins. At NYU, Ran's main goal is to develop new ways to control ice growth and ice recrystallization using biomimetic peptoids. 
This study involves the design and synthesis of novel peptoids, and the examination of their interaction with ice crystals using a custom-made cold stage and microfluidics.

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Pinar Onal
I am interested in the evolution of developmental mechanisms that regulate body patterning and I investigate the innovations in these mechanisms using Drosophila melanogaster as a model. During my PhD in the Systems Biology of Gene Regulatory Elements laboratory in Max-Delbrueck Center, Berlin, I studied conservation of pluripotency regulation in animals.

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William Wu
William is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Radiology at New York University School of Medicine (NYUSoM). He received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Imaging from the Sackler Institute at NYUSoM, carrying out research on quantitative MRI and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy in aging and dementia. He is an author on fourteen peer-reviewed articles including two appearing in the journals Annals of Neurology and Brain. Prior to joining NYUSoM, William studied neuroscience and psychology at Columbia University.

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Abigail Anderson
Abby is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at NYU School of Medicine. Her current research centers on the role of the JAK/STAT signaling pathway and its targets in hematopoiesis and pattern formation. She received her Ph.D. in Genetics from Indiana University, where she studied retinal development using the model organism Drosophila.

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Beatriz Aranda Orgilles
Beatriz is a researcher in the Aifantis lab at the NYU Medical Center. Originally from Spain, she finished her undergraduate studies in Chemistry at the University of Cambridge in UK and moved to Berlin, Germany to pursue her PhD in Natural Sciences at Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics. She is currently working on understanding how a regulator of transcription, the mediator complex, contributes to maintain the homeostasis of the hematopoietic system. She is doing that by a combination of mouse models and "OMICs" techniques including transcriptomics, genomics and proteomics. Beatriz also collaborates with F1000 in the post publication peer evaluation of scientific articles. 
She believes that science and what happens in the labs should reach everyone and, for that, she recently pursued a master in journalism and scientific communication and became a specialist.

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Colette O'Shaughnessy
Colette is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Pathology at NYU School of Medicine. Originally from the UK, Colette completed her PhD studying the role of antibody in immunity to Salmonella in HIV-infected Africans at The University of Birmingham, UK. Her passion for infectious diseases and desire to improve global health has led her to work in vaccine development at Novartis Vaccines Institute for Global Health in Italy and to carry out field studies in Malawi. Her current research focuses on trying to better understand and improve the adaptive immune response to tuberculosis.