Lab Members


Ph.D. Université Claude Bernard - Lyon I

Assistant Research Professor

Research Projects:
RNA editing in plant organelles

Bentolila's Publications:
Stephane Bentolila at NCBI Pubmed      Stephane Bentolila at Google Scholar


Myat Lin

Ph.D. University of Illinois

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Research Projects:
Engineering Rubisco for improved carbon fixation


Ludovic Giloteaux

Ph.D. Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, France

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Research Projects:
Microbiomes and immune cells in ME/CFS


Arnaud Germain

Ph.D, Cornell University

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Research Projects:
RNA editing in plant organelles, Mitochondrial genomes and metabolites in ME/CFS


Vishal Chaudhari

Postdoctoral Associate

Ph.D. Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, India

Research Projects:
Engineering carboxysomes into chloroplasts


Adam O'Neal

B.S. Molecular Biology, California State University, Sacramento

Ph.D. Candidate, Field of Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology

Research Projects:
Extracellular vesicles in ME/CFS


Jessica Maya

B.S. in Molecular Biology, University of Birmingham, Alabama

Ph.D. candidate in Genetics, Genomics and Development

Research Project:
Immune cell metabolism in ME/CFS


Carl Franconi

B.S. in Microbiology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

M.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Research Project:
Lab management for all projects


Vivian Huang

College of Arts and Sciences, Cornell

Computer Science Major

Undergraduate Research Project:
ME/CFS


Lauren Mei

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell

Biological Sciences Major

Undergraduate Lab Assistant:
Engineering carboxysomes into plants


Caitlin McCabe

College of Arts and Sciences, Cornell

Biological Sciences Major

Undergraduate Lab Assistant:
Plant and ME/CFS projects


Adam Khay

College of Human Ecology, Cornell

Human Biology, Health, and Society Major

Undergraduate Lab Assistant:
Plant and ME/CFS projects


Recent Lab Alumni


Andrew Gipson

Ph.D. Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology, Cornell University, 2021

B.A. Molecular Biology, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio

Current Position:
Researcher, USDA ARS, Robert Holley Center for Agriculture and Health, Ithaca, NY


Madeline McCanne

Former Undergraduate Lab Assistant
(Plant and ME/CFS projects)

B.S. Chemistry, Cornell University, May 2021

Current Position:
Research Technician at Massachusetts General Hospital


Ivan Falsztyn

Former Undergraduate Lab Assistant (ME/CFS)

B.S. Biological Sciences, Cornell University, May 2020

Current Position:
Graduate student, Duke University


Alan Jiang

Former Undergraduate Researcher (Engineering carboxysomes into plants)

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell

Plant Sciences Major


Vincent Zhang

Former Undergraduate Researcher (Engineering carboxysomes into chloroplasts)

College of Arts and Sciences, Cornell


Amy You

Former Undergraduate Lab Assistant

College of Engineering, Cornell

Biomedical Engineering Major


Vanessa Loiacono

Former Postdoctoral Associate

Ph.D. Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Golm, Germany

Co-Chair, GRS in Chloroplast Biotechnology, January 2019

Current Position:
Researcher, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Golm, Germany


Reed Lonsdale

Former Undergraduate Researcher

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell

Biological Sciences Major
Concentration in Genetics, Genomics, and Development


Heidi Salihovic

2019 Summer intern, Boyce Thompson Institute/Cornell REU program

See Salihovic's BTI profile for more information.


Kevin Hines

Ph.D., Field of Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology, 2019

B.S., Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2013

A.S., Biology, Holyoke Community College, 2010

Current Position:
Staff member, Northeastern University Testing Laboratory, Boston


Alexandra Mandarano

Ph.D., Cornell University, Genetics, Genomics and Development, August 2019

Current Position:
Postdoctoral Associate, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital Memphis, Tennessee


Alexander Kehl

2018 Summer intern, Boyce Thompson Institute/Cornell REU program

See Kehl's BTI profile for more information.

Current Position:
Ph.D. candidate, U. California, Davis


William Stone

Former Undergraduate Researcher

B.S. Biology, Cornell University, May 2018

Current position:
Applied Physics Lab, Johns Hopkins University

 


Lin Lin

Former Technician IV, Lab Manager

Prior Appointments:
Technician IV, Dept. of Biomedical Science, Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine

Clinic Specialist III, Molecular Pathology, University of Miami School of Medicine

Current Position:
Biobank Manager, Cornell School of Veterinary Medicine


Xiaowen Shi

Ph.D. Cornell University, Genetics, Genomics and Development, January 2017

B.S. Biological Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

Current Position:
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Missouri, Columbia


Jessica Wagoner

Ph.D. Cornell University, Genetics, Genomics and Development, January 2016

Current Position:
Assistant Laboratory Director at DNA Diagnostics Center, Dayton, Ohio


Amirali Sattarzadeh

Ph.D. University of Cologne, Germany

Former Postdoctoral Research Associate

Current Position:
Scientist, Cibus Inc.
San Diego, CA


Tao Sun

Ph.D. Cornell University, Plant Biology, August 2015

Current Position:
Scientist, Genentech



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