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Lindsay LaFave, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor of Cell Biology
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Lindsay is a cancer biologist with a long standing interest in studying chromatin biology. She completed her BS in Biochemistry at the University of Michigan and her PhD in Cancer Biology at Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School in the lab of Dr. Ross Levine. She completed her postdoctoral training at MIT and Harvard University in the labs of Tyler Jacks and Jason Buenrostro. Lindsay has received a number of awards including a Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Fellowship and selection as 2020 Leading Edge Fellow. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, trying out new restaurants, and watching Michigan sports (Go Blue!).


Fia Stratton, BS


Research Technician
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Fia is a recent molecular and cellular biology BSc graduate of Erasmus University College in the Netherlands. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Fia attended high school at NIST International School in Thailand. She is interested in many of the disciplines in molecular and cellular biology including genetics, embryology, and studying gene regulatory mechanisms. Additionally, Fia sees the importance of taking an interdisciplinary approach in her work by learning about climate and social justice issues. For fun, she enjoys walking her dog Milo, cooking, reading, and spending time with family and friends. 

Jingli Wang, PhD


Postdoctoral Fellow
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Jingli was born and grew up in China. She completed her BS in Bioengineering at the Anyang Institute of Technology, her MS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, and her PhD in Developmental Biology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. During her postdoc at Einstein, she hopes to make a difference in the effort to cure lung cancer. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and taking walks.

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Anthony Griffen


Graduate Student
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Anthony was born and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. He received his BS in Molecular and Cell Biology and his BS in Computer Science from San Diego State University. During his Ph.D., he plans to combine his skills in the lab with his computational skills to investigate lung stem cell state transitions and their role in lung cancer progression. In his free time, Anthony likes to read, go running, try new restaurants in The Bronx, and travel.

Marvin Gutierrez (HS Student)

Sebastian Wissa (HS Student)

Tazkiah Salam (HS Student)

Past Members

Maja Haerle (MSTP Rotation Student)

Tyler Allcroft (SURP Student)

Mark Soto (Rotation Student)

Join Us!

We are currently looking for lab members at all levels! If you're a passionate scientist who's interested in learning more about our lab, please email Lindsay.

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