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Summer Undergraduate Research Program Resident Advisors

Resident advisors for NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP), also known as SURPies, provide guidance for students participating in the program. Get to know our 2019 SURPies.

Cooper Devlin
Cooper Devlin
joseph.devlin@nyulangone.org

Cooper is a graduate student co-mentored by Kelly V. Ruggles, PhD, and P’ng Loke, PhD. He graduated from the University of Florida in 2016 with a degree in microbiology and a minor in bioinformatics. Cooper completed SURP in summer 2016 in the Ruggles Lab, a computationally focused group, where he applied statistical methods and computer programming to investigate biological inquiries. During his time in the program, he studied the human microbiome and developed a metagenomic analysis tool for both data-driven and hypothesis-driven microbiome analysis. Following the summer program, Cooper fully transitioned to quantitative-based research projects and applied for graduate programs in computational biology. Ultimately, he decided to return to Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences in 2017 by enrolling in the Systems and Computational Biomedicine PhD Training Program to continue his interests in applying data science and quantitative analysis methods to biological data. More recently, in collaboration with Dr. Loke, Cooper has worked on harnessing multi-omic profiling data to understand complex immune activation in mice and humans. Cooper specializes in the analysis of high-density and highly dimensional datasets to better understand human immunology.

Yohana Ghebrechristos
Yohana Ghebrechristos
yohana.ghebrechristos@nyulangone.org

Yohana is a second-year PhD student in the laboratory of Iannis Aifantis, PhD, and is exploring the role of epigenetic factor mutations in the dysregulation three-dimensional chromosome architecture in leukemia. Before coming to Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences and joining the Genome Integrity PhD Training Program, Yohana completed her bachelor of arts at Cornell University in biology and society. She began biomedical research in a summer internship program and is excited to work with SURP as an alum. Outside of the lab, Yohana enjoys drawing, reading, and traveling.

Emily Radke
Emily Radke
emily.radke@nyulangone.org

Emily grew up in Eugene, Oregon, before heading down to Southern California where she was awarded a bachelor of arts in biochemistry, with a minor in Spanish, from the University of San Diego. While pursuing her undergraduate studies, she worked as a student researcher for Pfizer and Eli Lilly pharmaceutical companies. After graduation she moved across the country to New York City, where she is now a fourth-year PhD student in the laboratory of Gregg Silverman, MD. There she is investigating the Staphylococcus aureus human antibody response, using antigen-specific single B cell sorting and sequencing from people who have Staphylococcus aureus infection. In her free time, Emily likes to travel, snowboard, and check out all of the great food and activities that New York has to offer.

Stela Sota
Stela Sota
stela.sota@nyulangone.org

Stela is originally from Albania and received her bachelor of science in cell biology and biochemistry in 2017 from Jacobs University Bremen in Germany, where she worked on antigen presentation and cancer immunotherapy in the laboratory of Sebastian Springer, DPhil. She came to Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences for the first time as a SURP student in summer 2016, where she worked with the herpes simplex virus type 1, or HSV-1. After graduation, she was excited to return and join our Immunology and Inflammation PhD Training Program. She officially became a member of the laboratory of Ken C. Cadwell, PhD, in the summer of 2018, where she is working on recognition and response of the immune system to norovirus. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, exploring different parts of the city, trying new workout classes, and watching SpaceX launches.