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 Saleheen, MD, PhD

    Associate Professor at Columbia University

    Associate Professor at Columbia University
    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

  • Hanrui Zhang, PhD

    https://hanruizhang.github.io/zhanglab/

    Education and Training
    MB, 2003, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China
    MSc, 2006, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China
    PhD, 2011, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

  • Daniel (Yuhuang) Li

    Education and Training:
    M.D. 2007, Zhongshan School of Medicine, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China
    Ph.D. 2012, Zhongshan School of Medicine, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

    (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/browse/collection/47535805/?sort=dat...).

  • Xuan Zhang, PhD

    Education and Training
    BS, 2005, Nanjing University, Nanjing China
    PhD, 2011, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

  • Dina Yang

  • Sarah Trignano, EdM

    Clinical Research Coordinator

    Education and Training:

            EdM 2015, Applied Physiology, Teachers College Columbia University, New York NY

            BA Anthropology and BFA Dance, 2002, University of Arizona, Tucson Arizona

    Prior to joining the Reilly Lab, I conducted Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPETs) for CUIMC's Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health. This role followed a research internship focusing on sedentary behavior interventions. I previously served as program coordinator of Mount Sinai Heart’s Women’s Heart NY program for female cardiology patients. I am a MedCA Certified Phlebotomy Technician, ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist, am ACLS-CPR certified, and a Fulbright Scholar (2008, Netherlands).

  • Jianting Shi, MS

    Education and Training
    BE, 2010, Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou, China
    MS, 2014, UMDNJ (now Rowan University), Stratford, NJ

    My work focuses on exploring the functionality of myeloid lineage cells and their role in progression towards cardiometabolic diseases. More specifically, my current project is to study and understand the mechanism in efferocytosis of macrophages in order to promote their phagocytic function to clear the apoptotic cells and prevent the trigger of inflammation, which might serve as the defective factor to atherosclerosis.

  • Germ├ín Martinez

    Germán completed his Bachelor of Science in Biomolecular Science in 2019 at Clarkson University. After undergrad, Germán received his Master of Science in Biomedical Research Technologies in 2020 at Boston University.

    "My work focuses on identifying various monocyte subpopulations using single cell RNAseq and how these subpopulations differ in healthy people and people with different cardiovascular diseases. In addition, investigating the role of smooth muscle cells plays in atherosclerosis."