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Alexander Danechi

Alexander joined the lab in 2020 as an undergraduate student in chemical engineering. After graduating, he joined the lab full time as a research assistant, where for the next year he studied the signaling pathways of uterine development using human pluripotent stem cells. In 2022, he secured a job at Palantir.


Daniella Fodera

Daniella was an NSF graduate fellow and a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering co-advised with Kristin Myers. She joined the lab to learn developmental biology and develop in vitro systems to model uterine development. She continues her project in uterine biomechanics in the Myers lab.


Isabella Leite

Isabella joined the lab in 2020 as an undergraduate student in biomedical engineering and applied math. She studied the epigenetics of cell fate commitment in early human embryo development. After securing an NSF graduate fellowship in 2022, she started her PhD in Computational Biology at Princeton.


Miranda Wang

Miranda was an undergraduate student in biomedical engineering and a lab member from 2021 to 2022. She built organoid co-culture systems to understand embryo implantation and its consequences on fertility. She secured the NSF graduate fellowship and, after graduating, joined the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology Ph.D. program.


Flatra Morina

Flatra worked with the lab as a Business Service Administrator for Columbia Engineering from 2020 to 2022 where she helped run lab's daily operations. In 2022 she accepted the position of a Business Manager in Columbia's Department of Mechanical Engineering.


Serin Seckin, M.D.

Serin was an Ob/Gyn postdoctoral clinical fellow and a lab member in 2022/23. She was interested in the mechanisms behind embryo implantation success and failure within the endometrium. Serin established an experimental platform for experimenting with endometrial organoids and she characterized the molecular basis for platelet-rich plasma effects on endometrial in vitro biology.


Sophia Liu

Sophia joined the lab as a Chemical engineering undergraduate in the Fall 2020 then worked as a research assistant after graduating, until Spring 2023. She worked on developing new approaches using CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing of pluripotent stem cells to modeling human organogenesis. In 2023 she enrolled at the University of Wisconsin Medical School.

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