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Primary Investigator

Jeannine Gerhardt
Jeannine Gerhardt
  • Assistant Professor
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Dr. Jeannine Gerhardt received a master degree in Biochemistry from Friedrich Schiller University (Jena, Germany) and a doctorate in Molecular Biology from Ludwig Maximilian University (Munich, Germany). She conducted her post-doctoral training at Vanderbilt University in Nashville and worked as Instructor at the Albert-Einstein College of Medicine before being appointed as Assistant Professor of Stem Cell Biology in the Center for Reproductive Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Jeannine's research program is focused on DNA replication and genomic stability in human cells, in particular in stem cells with a predisposition for cancer and other disorders.

Phone: 646-962-9065

Lab Members

madhura
Madhura Deshpande
  • Postdoctoral fellow
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Madhura received her Ph.D. from University of Pune, India and is currently working as a postdoc in the Gerhardt lab. Her research investigates the errors in DNA replication and how they can trigger alterations in genome leading to diseases such as cancer. She aims to assess accurate DNA replication in human pluripotent stem cells which can be used for regenerative medicine. 

Phone: 646.962.9961
Theodore Paniza
Theodore Paniza
  • Lab Manager
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Ted Paniza joined Dr. Gerhardt’s laboratory at the Center of Reproductive Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine in 2016. Before establishing a career in the science field, he graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts in Math and Science from Rockland Community College and continued his education and received a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Currently specializing in Single Molecule Analysis of Replicated DNA assay (SMARD), he also has experience in stem cell culture and previously worked in male fertility.

Phone: 646.962.9961
Ning Wang
Ning Wang
  • Ph. D. student
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Ning Wang received his BS in Northwest A&F University, China. He is a scholar visiting PhD student from Northwest A&F University. His current research interests include human stem cell differentiation and the exploration of DNA replication mechanisms underlying Prader–Willi syndrome.

Phone: 646.962.9961

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