Alex Cheng successfully defended his PhD thesis in a B exam!
May 2021. Alex Cheng successfully defended his PhD thesis in a B exam. Congrats Dr. Alex! Wishing you all the best for your new beginnings!!!

 

 

Yannis Ntekas joins!
Dec 2020. Graduate student Yannis Ntekas joins the lab. Welcome Yannis !

 

 

Liz-Audrey joins!
Dec 2020. Graduate student Liz-Audrey joins the lab. Welcome Liz!

 

 

Conor Loy joins!
May 2020. Graduate student Conor Loy joins the lab. Welcome Conor!

 

 

Omary awarded the Africa Fund Fellowship
April 2020. Omary was awarded a 2020-2021 Africa Fund Fellowship by Cornell University. Congrats, Omary!

 

 

Poster award for Madhav Mantri
March 2020. Madhav Mantri 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.

 

 

New NIH R01 grant awarded
March 2020. Together with Drs. Mason and Dadhania at Weill Cornell Medicine, we were awarded a R01 grant from NIAID. Thanks to NIH for the continued support.

 

 

Rainin Foundation Synergy grant renewed
February 2020. Our Rainin Foundation grant to support a collaboration with Randy Longman has been renewed. Thanks to the Rainin Foundation for the continued support.

 

 

Omary Mzava joins!
February 2020. Graduate student Omary Mzava joins the lab.

 

 

New NIH R01 grant awarded
January 2020. Together with Dr. Jerome Ritz at Dana-Farber, we were awarded a R01 grant from NIAID. Thanks to NIH for the continued support.

 

 

New Gates foundation grant awarded
October 2019. We have reveived a new grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Thanks to the foundation for the continued support!

 

 

New NIH grant awarded
September 2019. Together with Drs. Ilana Brito and Warren Zipfel, we were awarded a R33 grant from the National Cancer Institute. Thanks to NIH for the continued support.

 

 

Alex’s paper published in PNAS
August 2019 Alex’s paper is now online at PNAS.  Congrats to Alex and all co-authors!

 

 

Rawlings Cornell Presidential Research Scholarship to Jonathan
August 2019 Jonathan was selected as a Rawlings Cornell Presidential Research Scholar. Congrats, Jonathan!

 

 

Michael Wang receives NSERC fellowship
Michael Wang receives the NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship-Doctoral. Congrats Michael, and thank you NSERC!!!

 

 

Phil Burnham successfully defended his PhD thesis in a B exam.
May 2019. Phil Burnham successfully defended his PhD thesis in a B exam. Phil is the first PhD graduate from the lab. Congrats Dr. Phil!

 

 

Jonathan Han wins two grants in support of his undergraduate research!
Jonathan Han received an Einhorn Discovery Grant and and Undergraduate Research grant to support his undegraduate research into circulating cell-free DNA. Congrats Jonathan!

 

 

Sara selected as a Merrill Presidential Scholar!
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!

 

 

New NIH grant awarded
March 2019. We have received an R21 award from the NIH in support of studies in collaboration with Dr. John Parker. Thanks NIAID for the continued support!

 

 

We received a grant from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation
February 2019. We have received a synergy award from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation in support of studies in collaboration with Dr. Randy Longman. Thanks to the Rainin foundation for the support!

 

 

Adrienne Chang joins!
February 2019. Graduate student Adrienne Chang joins the lab.
Welcome Adrienne!

 

 

Ben Grodner joins!
February 2019. Graduate student Ben Grodner joins the lab.
Welcome Ben!

 

 

Madhav Mantri joins!
January 2019. Graduate student Madhav Mantri joins the lab.
Welcome Madhav!

 

 

DART-seq published
January 2019 Our paper introducing DART-seq is now published in Nature Methods

 

 

News and Views article published
November 2018. Our News and Views article “Biopsy-free screening for glioma” published at EMBO Molecular Medicine.

 

 

David McKellar joins!
October 2018. Graduate student David McKellar joins the lab.
Welcome David!

 

 

Deepan joins!
July 2018. Deepan Thiruppathy joins the group as a research technician.
Welcome, Deepan!

 

 

Urinary tract infection paper published
June 2018. New study published in Nature Communications.

 

 

Michael Wang joins!
May 2018. Graduate student Michael Wang joins the lab. Welcome Michael!

 

 

Engineering Learning Initiatives (ELI) research award for Michael
April 2018. Michael Heyang receives a second ELI undergraduate research award from the College of Engineering.
Congrats Michael!

 

 

Iwijn selected as finalist for the Agilent Early Career Professor Award
April 2018. Iwijn was selected as one of five finalists for the Agilent Early Career Professor Award.

 

 

Lester B. Knight scholarship for Fanny
April 2018. Fanny Chen is the recipient of the Lester B. Knight scholarship.
Congrats Fanny!

 

 

NSERC fellowship for Alex Cheng
April 2018. Alex Cheng won a graduate fellowship from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)!
Congrats Alex!

 

 

Mridu wins travel award
April 2018. Mridu Saikia wins a travel award to support her travel tot the RNA Society 2018 meeting in Berkeley, California
Congrats Mridu!

 

 

Travel award for Hao Shi
January 2017. Hao Shi received a student travel award from DBIO to support his travel to the 2018 APS March Meeting.
Congrats Hao!

 

 

Teaching award.
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!

 

 

New Innovator Award!
October 2017 Iwijn wins the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award!
Check out all the high-risk research awardees here.

 

 

New grant from the Gates foundation awarded
October 2017 We have reveived a new grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Thanks to the foundation for the continued support.

 

 

Roozbeh wins travel award
October 2017. Roozbeh receives a travel grant from the Cornell Trainee Scholarly Exchange Program.
Congrats Roozbeh!

 

 

Our review on applications of cell-free DNA online
September 2017 Our review on the myriad applications of cell-free DNA in transplant medicine is now available online.
Congrats Phil!

 

 

Joan Lenz joins the lab
September 2017 Welcome Joan!

 

 

Numerous uncharacterized and highly divergent microbes revealed by circulating cell-free DNA
August 2017. Paper now online at PNAS.

 

 

New paper out
August 2017 Our new study published at Plos Computational Biology.

 

 

New NIH grant awarded
June 2017. We have received an R21 award from the NIH in support of studies in collaboration with Dr. John Lee. Thanks NIAID for the continued support!

 

 

Roozbeh Abedini Nassab joins
June 2017. Postdoc Roozbeh Abedini Nassab joins.
Welcome Roozbeh!

 

 

Julie Shields joins!
January 2017. Welcome Julie!

 

 

Alex Cheng joins!
October 2016. Graduate student Alex Cheng joins the lab.
Welcome Alex!

 

 

Mridusmita Saikia joins
October 2016. Mridu Saikia joined as a postdoc with our lab and the labs of Charles Danko, Elia Wojno.
Welcome Mridu!

 

 

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation award
October 2016. We have received a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation!

 

 

Clinical and Translational Science Center Pilot grant
October 2016. We have received a pilot grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Center

 

 

First NIH grant awarded
August 2016. We have received our first grant from the NIH. Thank you NIAID!

 

 

We published our very first research article!
June 2016. Single-stranded DNA library preparation uncovers the origin and diversity of ultrashort cell-free DNA in plasma: http://www.nature.com/articles/srep27859

 

 

Engineering Learning Initiatives (ELI) research award for Michael
February 2016. Michael Heyang receives an ELI undergraduate research award from the College of Engineering.
Congrats Michael!

 

 

Phil Burnham passes A exam
February 2016. Phil Burnham successfully passed his PhD A-exam. Congrats Phil!

 

 

Engineering Learning Initiatives (ELI) research award for Fanny
January 2016. Fanny receives an ELI undergraduate research award from the College of Engineering.
Congrats Fanny!

 

 

Hao Shi passes PhD A exam
January 2016. Hao Shi successfully passed his PhD A-exam. Congrats master Shi!

 

 

Hao Shi in the news with outreach activity
December 2015. Hao Shi, Joe DiMaggio and cool science.
Grad students aim to make nanotechnology fun and accessible for kids

 

 

Fanny Chen accepted to the Global Health Summer Program in Moshi, tanzania
November 2015. Fanny Chen gets to spend a summer in Africa! Congrats, Fanny!

 

 

Measuring immunosuppression via antibody repertoire sequencing
October 2015. Paper now online at Plos Medicine.

 

 

Paper on infection and rejection monitoring published in PNAS
October 2015. Paper on noninvasive monitoring of infection and rejection of organ transplants now available online.

 

 

Min, Fanny and Rena join
August 2015. Undergraduates Min Kim, Fanny Chen and Rena Ryumae join the lab.

 

 

Robert N. Noyce Assistant Professorship
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!

 

 

EMBO workshop
July 2015. Phil presents his research at the EMBO course “Measuring intra-species diversity using high-throughput sequencing”.

 

 

MBL workshop.
June 2015. Hao participates in the MBL physiology workshop.

 

Website launched

February 2015. Well Huurrah!!
Logan Allen joins
February 2015. Welcome Logan!
Phil and Hao join
January 2015. Hao Shi and Phil Burnham join the lab!