Team

We are a small team of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. Check out our Pon Lab Family Photos here.


Liza Pon, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

Email me: lap14@cumc.columbia.edu

Istvan Boldogh, Ph.D.

Lab Manager

Email me: ib14@cumc.columbia.edu

Theresa Swayne, Ph.D.

Confocal Microscopy Manager

Confocal Facilites

Laura Munteanu, Ph.D.

Confocal Microscopy Assistant Manager

Confocal Facilities

Catherine Tsang, B.M.

Research Technician

Monclair State University

Email me: cat2166@cumc.comlumbia.edu

Cierra Sing, M.S.

Graduate Researher

Ph.D. Student Institute of Human Nutrition

Email me: cns2132@cumc.columbia.edu

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Pin-Chao Liao, Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Email me: pl2651@cumc.columbia.edu

Emily Jie-Ning Yang, Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Ph.D. Duke University, Postdoctoral Fellow

Email me: jy2907@cumc.columbia.edu

Check out Emily’s Website

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Sandra Franco Iborra, Ph.D.

Post Doctoral Fellow

VHIR – Vall d’Hebron Istitut de Recerca, Ph.D.

Email me: sf2907@cumc.columbia.edu

Connect with Sandra


Past Members

Hana Koob, B.A.

Research Technician

Barnard College

Gary Tan, B.S.

Research Technician

Cornell University

Enrique Garcia

Graduate Researcher

Md-Ph.D. Student, Integrated Program

Edith Serrano

Undergraduate Researcher

Barnard College

Wolfgang Pernice, Ph.D.

Ph.D. Columbia University 2016

Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. Michio Hirano Lab at Columbia University

Reshma Davidson, Ph.D.

Ohio State University

Current Position: Intel 

Jeneska de Jonge
M.S.

Research Technician

Current Position: Ph.D. University of Cambridge

Arielle Coughlin
B.S.

Technician

Current Position: Clinical Coordinator of Dr. Gharavi Lab at CUMC Russ Berrie

Ryo Higuchi-Sanabria
Ph.D. 

Ph.D. Columbia University 2015

Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. Andrew Dillin Lab at UC Berkeley

Jason Vevea
Ph.D.

Ph.D. Columbia University 2015

Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow in the Chapman Lab at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Palavi Srivastrava

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dana Wolken
Ph.D.

Ph.D. Columbia University 2014

Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Jose Ricardo McFaline

M.D.-Ph.D Student

Current Position: Resident at Harvard Medical School

Leonardo Peraza, Ph.D

Current Assistant Professor at School of Science of the National University, Mexico

Thomas Huckaba, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Cell Biology at Xavier University

Kammy Fehrenbacher, Ph.D.

Ph.D. Columbia University 2015

Director of Global Medical Communications in Neurology and Immunology at Merck KGaA

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