Past Members

  • Ying Wang, MB, PhD

    2016-2017
    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Research during mentorship: Macrophage biology in atherosclerosis
    Current position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow Vascular Surgery, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

  • Melanie Hachet, MSc

    2016-2017
    Data Analyst
    Research during mentorship: Bioinformatics

  • Kristy Ou

    2014-2016
    PhD student, Systems Pharmacology
    Research during mentorship: Functional genomic studies of ADAMTS7 in vascular disease
    Current position: PhD Program in Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics, University of Pennsylvania

  • Sara Nunez

    2014-2016
    Research Associate, Mount Holyoke College
    Research during mentorship: Statistical genetics of cardiometabolic disease
    Current position: PhD Program in Biostatistics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

  • Jennifer Caughey

    2014-2015
    Post-Bac Research Assistant
    Research during mentorship: Preclinical and clinical translational studies of metabolic traits
    Current position: Dental student, University of Pennsylvania

  • Eric Reed

    2014-2015
    MSc student in Biostatistics (U.Mass)
    Research during mentorship: Biostatistics of cardiometabolic disease
    Current position: PhD Program in Bioinformatics, Boston University

  • Ming Zhong

    2014-2015
    Medical Resident
    Research during mentorship: ABO impact on blood group
    Current position: Cardiology Fellow, Cornell University

  • Jennie Lin, MD

    2013-2016
    Post-doctoral Fellow
    Research during mentorship: Translational transcriptomic studies of macrophages and Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)
    Current position: Renal Instructor, University of Pennsylvania, Supported by Penn CTSA KL2 Enrolled in MsTR

  • John Reilly, MD

    2013-2016
    Fellow in Medicine
    Research during mentorship: POR in ABO and glycobiology in Acute Lung Injury (ALI)
    Current position: Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Supported by NIH K23

  • Jessica Golbus, MD

    2013-2015
    Medical Resident
    Research during mentorship: Translational and genomic studies of inflammation and chemokines in cardiometabolic disease
    Current position: Fellow in Cardiovascular Disease, University of Michigan

  • Rachel Ballantyne, BA

    2013-2014
    Research Assistant
    Research during mentorship: Bioinformatics of ncRNA in Cardiometabolic Disease
    Current position: MD PhD Student, Duke University

  • Danish Salaheen, MD, PhD

    2012-present
    Assistant Professor
    Research during mentorship: Genomic studies of coronary artery disease
    Current position: Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania (1st NIH R01 funded 2015)

  • Nuala Meyer , MD, MS

    2012-2016
    Instructor in Medicine
    Research during mentorship: Translational and genomic studies of ARDS and sepsis
    Current position: Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Supported by NIH K23

  • Anish Bhatt, MD

    2012-2014
    Medical Resident
    Research during mentorship: POR in cardio-metabolic disease
    Current position: Cardiovascular Fellow, UT Southwestern, Dallas

  • Stuart Prenner, MD

    2012-2014
    Medical Resident
    Research during mentorship: POR in cardio-metabolic disease
    Current position: Cardiovascular Fellow, Northwestern University, Chicago

  • Steve Master, MD, PhD

    2012-2014
    Assistant Professor
    Research during mentorship: Translational studies of biomarkers in kidney and cardiometabolic disease Current position: Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cornell Medical School

  • Robert Bauer, PhD

    2011-present
    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Research during mentorship: Translational and genomic studies of ADAMTS7 in atherosclerosis
    Current position: Associate Research Scientist, Columbia University Medical Center

  • Michael Shashaty, MS

    2011-2016
    Instructor in Medicine
    Research during mentorship: POR in adipose biology in critical illness
    Current position: Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Supported by K23

  • Oarth Patel, BA

    2011-2014
    Undergraduate
    Research during mentorship: POR studies of inflammation and cardiometabolic disease
    Current position: Medical Student, University of Pennsylvania

  • Claire Mulvey, MD

    2011-2013
    Medical Student, Doris Duke Fellow
    Research during mentorship: POR in translational trials in cardio-metabolic disease
    Current position: Instructor in Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

  • Wenliang Song, MD, MS

    2011-2013
    Research Associate
    Research during mentorship: Translational trials in cardio-metabolic disease
    Current position: Cardiovascular Fellow, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

  • Tim Churchill , MD

    2011-2012
    Medical Student, Scholarly Pursuit
    Research during mentorship: POR in coronary atherosclerosis
    Current position: Medical Resident, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston

  • Ciaran Mooney

    2011-2012
    Undergraduate, lab-placement
    Research during mentorship: Characterization of hIPSC derived endothelial cells
    Current position: PhD Graduate Student, University of Birmingham, UK

  • Rhia Shah, BA

    2010-2013
    Undergraduate, lab-placement
    Research during mentorship: Monocyte-macrophage transcriptomics and function
    Current position: Medical Student, Stony Brook University School of Medicine

  • Sean O'Neill, PhD, MBA

    2009-2014
    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Research during mentorship: Translational research in adipose biology and insulin resistance
    Current position: Research Associate DSM Biomedical

  • Jane Ferguson, PhD

    2009-2014
    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Research during mentorship: POR in translational genomics and transcriptomics
    Current position: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

  • Lalarukh Harris, PhD

    2009
    Undergraduate, lab-placement
    Research during mentorship: POR in risk factors coronary atherosclerosis
    Current position: Business Development at Palantir Technologies, NY, USA

  • Rachana Shah, MD, MS

    2008-2015
    Endocrinology Fellow, MS mentee
    Research during mentorship: Translational POR in lipoproteins and insulin resistance
    Current position: Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania (K23 funded, 2013)

  • Luis Eraso, MPH

    2008-2012
    Vascular Medicine Fellow
    Research during mentorship: POR in atherosclerosis and peripheral arterial disease
    Current position: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Jefferson University Hospital

  • Jeffrey Berger, MD, MPH

    2008-2009
    Vascular Medicine Fellow
    Research during mentorship: POR in thrombosis and peripheral arterial disease
    Current position: Assistant Professor of Medicine, New York University. Supported by K23, Doris Duke Investigator (1st R01 funded 2013)

  • Alisha Wade, MD, Dphil

    2007-2010
    Endocrinology Fellow
    Research during mentorship: POR in risk factors for coronary atherosclerosis
    Current position: Physician Scientist, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, SA

  • Seth Martin, MD

    2007-2008
    Medical Student, Scholarly Pursuit
    Research during mentorship: POR in coronary atherosclerosis
    Current position: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University

  • Arti Shah, MD

    2007-2008
    Medical Student, Scholarly Pursuit
    Research during mentorship: POR in insulin resistance
    Current position: Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California, San Francisco

  • Subha Airan-Javia, MD

    2007-2008
    Internal Medicine Resident
    Research during mentorship: POR in lipoproteins and atherosclerosis
    Current position: Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

  • Elise Chiquoine, MS

    2007-2008
    Postbac Research Assistant
    Research during mentorship: Translational POR lipoproteins and insulin resistance
    Current position: Family Medicine Resident, Christiana Care Health System, Delaware

  • Naeema Ginwala, MS

    2007-2008
    Medical Student, Doris Duke Fellow
    Research during mentorship: POR in atherosclerosis
    Current position: Cardiology Fellow, London Registrar Program, UK (Doris Duke Fellow 2007-2008)

  • Fiona McGillicuddy, PhD

    2006-2009
    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Research during mentorship: Translational POR in lipoproteins and insulin resistance 2006-2009 P
    Current position: Lecturer, School of Medicine and Medical Sciences, University College Dublin, Ireland (Welcome Trust Investigator)

  • Sean Heffron MD, MS

    2006-2007
    Medical Student, Doris Duke Fellow
    Research during mentorship: POR in inflammation and atherosclerosis
    Current position: Cardiology Fellow, NYU, New York (Doris Duke Fellow 2006-2007)

  • Roshanak Bagheri, MD

    2006-2007
    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Research during mentorship: POR in atherosclerosis
    Current position: Cardiology Attending, Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, New London, Connecticut

  • Thomas Metkus, MD

    2006-2007
    Medical Student, Scholarly Pursuit
    Research during mentorship: POR in genetics and coronary atherosclerosis
    Current position: Cardiology Fellow, Johns Hopkins University

  • Nehal Mehta MD, MS

    2005-2012
    Cardiology Fellow, MS Mentee
    Research during mentorship: POR in inflammatory-cardio-metabolic risk in atherosclerosis
    Current position: Chief, Section of Inflammation and Cardiometabolic Diseases NHLBI (NIH Lasker Clinical Scholar)

  • Samira Farouk, MD

    2005-2006
    Postbac Research Assistant
    Research during mentorship: POR in insulin resistance and atherosclerosis
    Current position: Medical Resident, Mt Sina, New York (Doris Duke Fellow 2010-2011)

  • Michael Lehrke, MD, PhD

    2004-2006
    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Research during mentorship: Translational POR in inflammation, atherosclerosis
    Current position: Instructor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Aachen, Germany

  • Paul Anderson, MD

    2004-2005
    Medical Student, Sarnoff Fellow
    Research during mentorship: POR in inflammation and atherosclerosis
    Current position: Attending Gastroenterologist, Dartmouth College Medical Center

  • Anand Rohatgi, MD

    2004-2005
    Internal Medicine Resident
    Research during mentorship: POR in atherosclerosis
    Assistant Professor, University of Texas, Southwestern (K23 funded 2014)

  • Atif Qasim MD, MS

    2003-2012
    Medicine Resident, Cardiology Fellow, MS Mentee
    Research during mentorship: POR in genetics and coronary atherosclerosis
    Current position: Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA

  • Karthic Reddy, MD

    2003-2004
    Internal Medicine Resident
    Research during mentorship: POR in atherosclerosis
    Current position: Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of North Dakota

  • Megan Wolfe, MS

    2002-2008
    Research Assistant, MS CO-Mentee
    Research during mentorship: POR in genetics and coronary atherosclerosis
    Current position: Project Manager, University of Pennsylvania

  • Yuhzen Zhang, MD, PhD

    2002-2006
    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Research during mentorship: Translational research in lipoproteins and atherosclerosis
    Current position: Professor of Medicine, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China

  • Yuanfeng Gao, MB, PhD

    Associate Research fellow

    MB, 2005 Suchow University, Jiangsu, China

    PhD, 2010, Peking University, Beijing, China

    Physician/PostDoc. 2016, Beijing Chao-Yang Hospital, Beijing, China

    PostDoc. 2017, Columbia University, New York, USA