CURRENT LAB MEMBERS
Principal Investigator
bio

Subray Hegde, PhD
Instructor / Senior Scientist
Benjamin Lorton
PhD Student
Maxim Maron
MD/PhD Student
Joseph DeAngelo
MD/PhD Student
FORMER LAB MEMBERS
Carola Wilczek, PhD2010-2013
Scientist at Sartorius Stedim Biotech, Göttingen, Germany 
Wei-Lin Wang, PhD2010-2013
Scientist at CureVac AG, Tübingen, Germany 
Takashi Onikubo, PhD2010-2015
Postdoc in Roeder Lab (Rockefeller University)
Christopher Warren, PhD2013-2018
Postdoc in Pavletich Lab (MSKCC)
Hongshan Chen, PhD2015-2017
PI at Nanjing Medical University (China)
Emmanuel S. Burgos, PhD2014-2020

FORMER ROTATION AND SUMMER STUDENTS
ROTATION STUDENTS
Paromita Mukherjee (2010)
Sara Rouhanifard (2010)
Jason Ford (2010)
Penelope Ruiz (2012)
Yizhou Zhu (2012)
Micheal Lesser (2012)
Sean Healton (2013)
Chayim Goldberg (2013)
Karishma Smart (2015)
Prasoon Jaya (2018)
Harmony Ketchum (2019)
Victor Paulino (2019)
SUMMER STUDENTS
Rebecca Mazur (2010,2011)
Paul Bailey (2012)
Elizabeth Goldberger (SURP 2012)
Sophie Ruff (SURP 2013)
Jacob Shteingart (2013)
Alexandru Barbulescu (SURP 2015)
Ahava Muskat (SURP 2015)
Anniya Gu (SURP 2016)
Adam Haimowitz (SURP 2017)
Rachel Fortinksy (2017)
Neda Shokrian (2018)
Philip Nagler (2019)

BIOGRAPHIES
David Shechter, PhD   Principal Investigator
Originally from New York, David Shechter graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. (1995). He then worked with Dr. Michael O’Donnell at Cornell University Medical College and The Rockefeller University (New York City) studying DNA polymerases. He moved uptown to Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he earned a PhD with distinction (2004), working with Dr. Jean Gautier studying DNA replication, MCM helicases, and DNA damage checkpoints. David was a postdoctoral fellow at the Rockefeller University in Dr. David Allis’ laboratory, where he studied histone post-translational modifications. In 2009, David started his own laboratory in the Department of Biochemistry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He established a wide-ranging research program, using enzymology, structural biology, and biological studies to understand mechanisms of “writers” of epigenetic information. In addition to multiple NIH R01 awards and equipment supplements, he has received an Irma T. Hirschl Award, a Sinsheimer Award, The American Cancer Society-Robbie Sue Mudd Research Scholar Award, an SAS Foundation for Cancer Research Award, and an American Lung Foundation Discovery Award. He has multiple pending patents. David consults for companies interested in enzymes and chromatin regulatory factor drug development.