Our Blog is run by the Outreach & Communications Committee of the Columbia University Postdoc Society (CUPS). All members of the Committee run Outreach Events and also post on the blog with individual contributions.

 

Brandon, Outreach&Comms Member & Blog Individual Contributor

Brandon Ashinoff is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry. His research is focused on understanding how patients with schizophrenia process information differently and how that leads to the development and maintenance of delusions.

Brandon is a founding member of the Outreach & Communications Committee (created Jan 1, 2019), currently involved in outreach activities such as Science Movie Nights. Learn more about Brandon’s work in this Meet our Postdocs Q&A !

 

 

Chloé, Outreach&Comms Member & Individual Contributor

Chloé Pasin is a Postdoctoral Reseach Scientist in the Department of Pathology and Cell Biology at Columbia University. Her research focuses on identifying immunologic factors associated with the evolution of the clinical state of a patient after hematopoietic stem cell transplant.
Chloé is a member of the Outreach & Communications Committee and hopes to help improving women’s representation in STEM fields. Stay tuned to hear about Chloé’s work in this Meet our Postdocs Q&A!

 

 

Keeley, Outreach&Comms Member, Blog Management Team & Individual Contributor

Keeley Mui is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Pathology and Cell Biology in Columbia University. In her work, Keeley studies how cytoskeletal linkages to the nucleus via the LINC complex regulates mechanical tension in breast epithelial cells in order to maintain tissue homeostasis and prevent pathways leading breast cancer.

Keeley joined the Outreach & Communications Committee in Summer 2019 and now its Vice-Chair. She is excited to help plan events for Columbia postdocs to engage with the broader NYC community through science.

 

 

 

Sandra, Outreach&Comms Member, Blog Section Manager (Outreach & Community) & Individual Contributor

Sandra Franco Iborra is a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the Department of Pathology and Cell Biology at Columbia University. Her research focuses on understanding the role of mitochondria-endoplasmic reticulum interactions in the pathophysiology of muscular dystrophy.

Sandra is also the Co-Founder of the Outreach & Communications Committee (created Jan 1, 2019) and currently its Chair. Her top goal is to kick-start and lead the Outreach activities of the Committee.

 

Dhru, Section manager and contributor for Arts and Humanities

Dhru is a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the department of Biomedical Engineering. He is a cancer researcher by day, a visual artist by night and a New Yorker at heart! He is passionate about encouraging the Columbia University’s postdoc community to combine the knowledge and resources across seemingly disconnected disciplines and to make use of the unique opportunities provided by the New York City!

 

 

 

New and not so new members: (updates pending):

Gwennaëlle, Kristin, Jaesung

 

Alumni:

Micaela, Former Blog Management Team & Individual Contributor

Micaela Cunha conducted a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at the Center for Radiological Research at Columbia University. In her work, she analyzed complex datasets to understand the biological mechanisms involved in space-radiation-induced carcinogenesis in astronauts.

Micaela is a founding member of the Outreach & Communications Committee (created Jan 1, 2019), and former Co-President of CUPS (CUMC campus). Learn more about Micaela’s work in this Meet our Postdocs Q&A !

 

 

Alex, Former Blog Management Team & Individual Contributor

Alex Karambelas was a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. In her work, she used chemical transport computer models, designing various emissions scenarios to identify mitigation strategies to curb future air pollution and premature mortality. Learn more about her work in this Science Story.

Alex is a founding member of the Outreach & Communications Committee (created Jan 1, 2019) and former President of CUPS.

 

 

Ben, Website Manager & Former Blog Individual Contributor

Ben Rudshteyn is a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the Department of Chemistry at Columbia University. In his work, he applies specific stochastic methods for solving the Schrodinger Equation very accurately to determine the properties of biologically relevant molecules.

Ben is a founding member of the Outreach & Communications Committee (created Jan 1, 2019) and currently the Vice-President of CUPS (Morningside), as well as its Post-doc Senator, and website manager. Find out about Ben’s work in our Meet our Postdocs post!

 

 

Marie, Former Outreach&Comms Member, Blog Founder, Editorial Manager &  Individual Contributor

Marie Labouesse is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University. In her work, Marie uses in vivo methods and genetic tools to understand the neural circuits that regulate motor function in animal models. Learn more about her work in this Science Story.

Marie is also the Co-Founder of the Outreach & Communications Committee (created Jan 1, 2019) and was its Chair and then Vice-Chair throughout 2019. Her top goal was to develop & expand sections of the Blog: Meet our Postdocs, Science Stories and Event Highlights as well as to engage in Outreach activities across NYC.

 

 

Other Individual Contributors:

We send our warm thanks to our other CUPS members who provided individual contributions and without whom this blog would not be possible: