Laboratory

The NIH consists of 19 separate institutes. We are members of the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), one of the largest and most productive of the institutes. We are one of 17 research sections in the Program on Genomics of Differentiation (PGD). Our laboratory is housed on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. Collaborations, exchange of information and reagents, and technical support among our scientists are excellent. Everyone's research is fully funded by the NIH.

Current members of this laboratory are:

Alex Vassilev headshot.

Alex Vassilev

Staff Scientist
vassilev@mail.nih.gov
Xiaohong Zhang headshot.

Xiaohong Zhang

Research Assistant
zhanxiao@mail.nih.gov
Dina O'Connell headshot.

Dina O'Connell

Post-Baccalaureate
constandina.o'connell@nih.gov
Sushil Kumar Jaiswal headshot.

Sushil Kumar Jaiswal

Post-Doctoral Fellow
sushil.jaiswal@nih.gov
Arup Chakraborty headshot.

Arup Chakraborty

Research Fellow
arup.chakraborty@nih.gov
John Oh headshot.

John Oh

Post-Baccalaureate
john.oh@nih.gov
Ajit Roy headshot.

Ajit Roy

Post-Doctoral Fellow
ajit.roy@nih.gov
Mel DePamphilis headshot.

Mel DePamphilis

Lab Head
depamphm@nih.gov

Former Graduate Students at Harvard Medical School

Stephen Anderson, Ph.D.

Professor
Dept. of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
Rutgers University
Piscataway, NJ

Earl R. Shelton, Ph.D.

Group Leader
Roche Bioscience
Palo Alto, CA

Douglas P. Tapper, M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Surgery
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
Hayward, CA

Eric A. Hendrickson, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Biochemistry,
Molecular Biology, and Biophysics
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, MN

David Weaver, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Harvard Medical School and Investigator
CBR Institute for Biomedical Research
Boston, MA

Zong Sheng Guo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Dept of Surgery
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
Pittsburgh, PA

Former Post-Doctoral Fellows at Harvard Medical School

Crisanto Gutierrez, Ph.D.

Director
Instituto de Biologia Molecular "Eladio Viñuela", CSIC
Centro de Biologia Molecular "Severo Ochoa"
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC)
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (UAM)
Madrid, SPAIN

Encarnita Martinez-Salas, Ph.D.

Research Scientist
Centro de Biologia Molecular "Severo Ochoa"
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC)
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (UAM)
Madrid, SPAIN

David Gilbert, Ph.D.

J. Herbert Taylor Distinguished Professor of Molecular Biology
Department of Biological Science
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

William C. Burhans, Ph.D.

Associate Member
Department of Cell Stress Biology
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Buffalo, NY

Sadhan Majumder, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Cancer Genetics
Department of Neuro-Oncology
The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Maria T. Wiekowski, Ph.D.

Group Leader
Department of Immunology
Schering-Plough Research Institute
Kenilworth, NJ

Jose Miguel Ortega

Instructor
Department of Biochemistry and Immunology
Federal University of Minas Gerais
Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Thomas P. Dooley, Ph.D.

Group Leader
IntegriDerm Inc.
Huntsville, Alabama

Jean-Yves Nothias, Ph.D.

Managing Director
SG Asset Management
Paris, France

Lyubomir T. Vassilev, Ph.D.

Head, Molecular Oncology Lab
Hoffmann-LaRoche
Nutley, NJ

Former Post-Doctoral Fellows and Students at the National Institutes of Health

Wenge Zhu, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
George Washington University Medical Center
Washington, DC

Matthew Kohn, PhD

Scientific Officer, NYSTEM
Biggs Laboratory
Wadsworth Center
NYS Department of Health
Albany, NY

Darren Natale, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology
Protein Science Team Lead for the Protein Information Resource
Georgetown University Medical Center
Washington, DC

Cong-jun Li, M.D.

Research Molecular Biologist
Animal and Natural Resources Institute
USDA
Beltsville, MD

Takehiko Kobayashi, Ph.D.

Professor
Division of Cytogenetics
National Institute of Genetics
Mishima, Japan

Wei-hsin Sun, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Life Sciences
National Central University
Chung-Li City, Taiwan

Tapas Saha, Ph.D.

Research Associate Scientist
Departments of Surgical Sciences
Medicine, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Georgetown University
Washington, DC

Daochun Kong, Ph.D.

Professor
College of Life Sciences
Peking University
Beijing, Peoples Republic of China

Kohji Noguchi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacy
Keio University Faculty of Pharmacy
Tokyo, Japan

Ilian Radichev, Ph.D.

Staff Scientist
Children's Health Research Center, Sanford Research
Sioux Falls, SD

Soma Ghosh, Ph.D.

Staff Scientist
Department of Oncology
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

Theo Rein, Ph.D.

Group Leader & Deputy Director
Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry
Munich, Germany

Rieko Yagi, Ph.D.

Group Leader
Ajinomoto Institute of Life Science
1-1 Suzuki-cho Kawasaki-ku
Kawasaki, Japan

Zakir Ullah, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Biology 
Lahore University of Management & Science 
Lahore, Pakistan 

Christelle de Renty, Ph.D.

Assistant Scientific Investigator
Cancer Center  
University of Arizona
Tuscon, AZ

Kotaro Kaneko, Ph.D.

Reviewer
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
College Park, MD

Lori Griner, Ph.D.

Reviewer
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
College Park, MD

Courtney Kurtyka, Ph.D.

Education and Outreach Specialist
Intramural Training and Education
NIH, Bethesda, MD  

Yi-Yuan Huang, Ph.D.

Technical Accounts Manager
GenScript
Piscataway, NJ

Gaurav Sharma, Ph.D.

Senior Research Fellow, Dept. of Medicine
Univ. Pennsylvania Medical School
Philadelphia, PA