• Iwijn and Hao at the 2021 Commencement Ceremony.
    Iwijn and Hao at the 2021 Commencement Ceremony.

 

June 2022 – Michael successfully defended his PhD thesis. Congrats, Dr. Wang!
June 2022 – Omary successfully passed his PhD Candidacy Exam. Congrats, Omary!
September 2021 – Conor successfully passed his PhD Candidacy Exam. Congrats, Conor!
May 2021 – Alex successfully defended his PhD thesis. Congrats, Dr. Cheng!
May 2021 – Ben successfully passed his PhD Candidacy Exam. Congrats, Ben!
February 2021 – David successfully passed his PhD Candidacy Exam. Congrats, David!
February 2021- Madhav successfully passed his PhD Candidacy Exam. Congrats, Madhav!
December 2020 – BME PhD student Yannis Ntekas joins the lab. Welcome, Yannis!
December 2020 – BME PhD student Liz-Audrey joins the lab. Welcome, Liz!
August 2020 – Hao successfully defended his PhD thesis. Congrats, Dr. Shi!
May 2020 – GGD PhD student Conor Loy joins the lab. Welcome, Conor!
May 2020 – Adrienne successfully passed her PhD Candidacy Exam. Congrats, Adrienne!
April 2020 – Omary was awarded the 2020-2021 Africa Fund Fellowship by Cornell University. Congrats, Omary!
March 2020 – Michael successfully passed his PhD Candidacy Exam. Congrats, Michael!
March 2020 – Madhav received the People’s Choice Poster Presentation Award at the Cornell Center on the Physics of Cancer Metabolism meeting, a testament to his excellent language and communication skills.
March 2020 – Iwijn, together with Drs. Chris Mason and Darshana Dadhania at Weill Cornell Medicine, was awarded a new NIH R01 grant from NIAID.
February 2020 – Our Rainin Foundation Synergy Grant to support a collaboration with Dr. Randy Longman has been renewed. Thanks to the Rainin Foundation for the continued support.
February 2020 – BME PhD student Omary Mzava joins the lab. Welcome, Omary!
January 2020 – Iwijn, together with Dr. Jerome Ritz at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, was awarded a new NIH R01 grant from NIAID.
October 2019 – Iwijn received a new grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
September 2019 – Iwijn, together with Drs. Ilana Brito and Warren Zipfel, was awarded an R33 grant from the National Cancer Institute.
August 2019 – Our paper, “A cell-free DNA metagenomic sequencing assay that integrates the host injury response to infection,” is published in PNAS.
August 2019 – Jonathan was selected as a Rawlings Cornell Presidential Research Scholar. Congrats, Jonathan!
May 2019 – Michael received the NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship-Doctoral. Congrats, Michael!
May 2019 – Phil successfully defended his PhD thesis. Phil is the first PhD graduate from the lab. Congrats, Dr. Burnham!
April 2019 – Jonathan received an Einhorn Discovery Grant and and Undergraduate Research grant to support his undergraduate research into circulating cell-free DNA. Congrats, Jonathan!
April 2019 – Sara was chosen as a Merrill Presidential scholar by the Dean on the basis of scholastic achievement, strong leadership ability and demonstrated potential for contributing to society! Congrats, Sara!
March 2019 – Iwijn, together with Dr. John Parker, received an NIH R21 award. Thanks NIAID for the continued support!
February 2019 – Iwijn, together with Dr. Randy Longman, received a Synergy Award from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation.
February 2019 – Biophysics PhD student Adrienne Chang joins the lab. Welcome, Adrienne!
February 2019 – BME PhD student Ben Grodner joins the lab. Welcome, Ben!
February 2019 – Computation Biology PhD student Madhav Mantri joins the lab. Welcome, Madhav!
January 2019 – Our paper introducing DART-seq is now online at Nature Methods!
November 2018 – Our News and Views article, “Biopsy-free screening for glioma,” is published in EMBO Molecular Medicine.
October 2018 – BME PhD student David McKellar joins the lab. Welcome, David!
July 2018 – Deepan Thiruppathy joins the groups as a research technician. Welcome, Deepan!
June 2018 – Our new study on the utility of cell-free DNA to monitor urinary tract infections was published in Nature Communications.
May 2018 – Computational Biology PhD student Michael Wang joins the lab. Welcome, Michael!
April 2018 – Michael Heyang receives a second Engineering Learning Intiatives (ELI) undergraduate research award from the College of Engineering. Congrats, Michael!
April 2018 – Iwijn was selected as one of five finalists for the Agilent Early Career Professor Award. Congrats, Iwijn!
April 2018 – Fanny received the Lester B. Knight scholarship. Congrats, Fanny!
April 2018 – Alex received a graduate fellowship from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. Congrats, Alex!
April 2018 – Mridu wins a travel award to support her travel to the RNA Society 2018 meeting in Berkeley, California. Congrats, Mridu!
January 2017 – Hao received a student travel award from DBIO to support his travel to the 2018 APS March Meeting. Congrats, Hao!
October 2017 – Iwijn received the Robert ’55 and Vanne ’57 Cowie Excellence in Teaching Award. Thanks to the College for the recognition and the Cowie family for the support!
October 2017 – Iwijn wins the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award! Check out all the awardees here.
October 2017 – Iwijn received a new grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
October 2017 – Roozbeh receives a travel grant from the Cornell Trainee Scholarly Exchange Program. Congrats, Roozbeh!
September 2017 – Our review on the myriad applications of cell-free DNA in transplant medicine is now available online.
September 2017  – Joan Lenz joins the lab. Welcome, Joan!
August 2017 – Our new paper on the numerous uncharacterized and highly divergent microbes revealed by circulating cell-free DNA is now online at PNAS.
August 2017 – Our new study published at Plos Computational Biology.
June 2017 – Iwijn, together with Dr. John Lee, received an NIH R21 award from the NIH.
June 2017 – Postdoc Roozbeh Abedini Nassab joins. Welcome, Roozbeh!
January 2017 – Julie Shields joins the lab. Welcome, Julie!
October 2016 – BME PhD student Alex Cheng joins the lab. Welcome, Alex!
October 2016 – Postdoc Mridusmita Saikia join the lab. Welcome, Mridu!
October 2016 – Iwijn received a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation!
October 2016 – Iwijn received a pilot grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Center.
August 2016 – We have received our first grant from the NIH. Thank you, NIAID!
June 2016 – Our first research article, “Single-stranded DNA library preparation uncovers the origin and diversity of ultrashort cell-free DNA in plasma” is published in Nature.
February 2016 – Michael Heyang receives an Engineering Learning Initiatives (ELI) undergraduate research award from the College of Engineering. Congrats, Michael!
February 2016 – Phil successfully passed his PhD Candidacy Exam. Congrats, Phil!
January 2016 – Fanny receives an Engineering Learning Initiatives (ELI) undergraduate research award from the College of Engineering. Congrats, Fanny!
January 2016 – Hao successfully passed his PhD Candidacy Exam. Congrats, Hao!
December 2015 – Hao Shi is in the news aiming to make nanotechnology fun and accessible for kids.
November 2015 – Fanny Chen was accepted to the Global Health Summer Program in Moshi, Tanzania. Congrats, Fanny!
October 2015 – Our paper, “Measuring immunosuppression via antibody repertoire sequencing,” is published in Plos Medicine.
October 2015 – Our paper on noninvasive monitoring of infection and rejection of organ transplants is now published in PNAS.
August 2015 – Undergraduates Min Kim, Fanny Chen, and Rena Ryumae join the lab.
August 2015 – Iwijn was named the Robert N. Noyce Assistant Professor in Life Science and Technology. Many thanks to the Noyce foundation for the generous support!
July 2015 – Phil presents his research at the EMBO course “Measuring intra-species diversity using high-throughput sequencing”.
June 2015 – Hao participates in the MBL physiology workshop.
February 2015 – Logan Allen joins the lab. Welcome, Logan!
January 2015 – Physics PhD students Hao Shi and Phil Burnham join the lab. Welcome, Hao and Phil!