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Christy Caudill
Position: Lab technician
Degree: B.S. University of Cincinnati
Joined Lab: 2000-2004
Zhowen Zhu
Position: Research Scientist
Degree: M.D., Ph.D.
Joined Lab: 2001-2006
Job Description: Molecular genetic studies of Human Thyroid Cancer.
Screening the FNA Samples using the state-of-the-art molecular technique for the preoperative diagnosis of thyroid cancer.
Raffaele Ciampi
Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow
Degree: Doctoral Degree at University of Pisa, Italy
Joined Lab: 2002-2005
Job Description: Chromosomal alterations occurring in thyroid cancer after radiation exposure
Han Lee
Position: Graduate Student
Degree: Ph.D University of Cincinnati, Neuroscience Program
Joined Lab: 2004-2005
Job Description: 1. Screening for B-RAF translocations in non-thyroid solid tumors. 2. Screening for potential translocation of oncogenes in thyroid tumors.
Manoj Gandhi
Email: msg21@pitt.edu
Position: Research Associate
Degree: M.D., PhD.
Joined Lab: 2001
Job Description: FISH, Confocal Microscopy, Immunofluorescence
Interests: Sports, music, art.
Viktoria Evdokimova
Email: vne1@pitt.edu
Position: Post-doctoral Associate
Degree: PhD.
Joined Lab: 2007
Job Description: Mechanism of chromosomal rearrangement, DNA repair, cancer therapy
Interests: Traveling, sightseeing, classical music, cooking/baking, sewing, knitting, hiking.
Razvan Lapadat
Position: Post-doctoral Associate
Degree: M.D., PhD.
Joined Lab: 2008-2009
Job Description: Immunofluorescence, Western blot, Bioinformatics
Hui Zuo
Position: Post-doctoral Associate
Degree: PhD.
Joined Lab: 2007-2009
Job Description: RAP1GAP mutation in thyroid tumors
Dmitry Chistyakov
Position: Research Associate
Degree: PhD.
Joined Lab: 2004-2007
Job Description: Cloning of RET fusion protein in HTOri3 cells
Jayanagendra Rayapureddi
Position: Research Associate
Degree: Ph.D.
Joined Lab: 2004-2006
Job Description: Molecular genetic studies of Human Thyroid Cancer.
Berthony Deslouches
Email: bedst12@pitt.edu
Position: Research Associate
Degree: M.D., PhD.
Joined Lab: 2009
Job Description: SNP Array, protein purification
Interests: Computers, music, sports.
Angelique Hudec
Email: hudecam@upmc.edu
Position: Pathology Coordinator
Degree: BA/BS in Business
Joined Lab: 2006
Job Description: Administration
Interests: Reading, fitness, sports, bowling.
Eric Goldschein
Email: ejg26@pitt.edu
Position: Website designer
Degree: BA
Joined Lab: 2009
Job Description: Office support
Interests: New York sports, music, reading.
Brian Philips
Email: bjp24@pitt.edu
Position: Research Associate
Degree: PhD.
Joined Lab: 2008
Job Description: Cancer genetic analysis, gene cloning
Interests: Sports, music, chicken wings.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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