Yimon Aye PhD CV

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2012 July – present:     Principal Investigator and Howard Milstein Fellow & Assistant Professor, Cornell University (Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology) and Weill Cornell Medicine (Department of Biochemistry)

Associated graduate fields at Cornell University: Chemistry & Chemical Biology (CCB, primary); Biochemistry, Molecular & Cell Biology (BMCB); and Biophysics

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Undergraduate Education (2000 – 2004): Honors School of Chemistry, University of Oxford, UK
Graduate Education (2004 – 2009): Organic Chemistry, Harvard University, USA
Postdoctoral Training (2009 – 2012): Biological Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Background: Yimon Aye was born and raised in Burma. She moved to the UK to study for sixth form (high school) and then read chemistry at Oxford University, UK. She moved to Harvard University, USA, achieving a Ph.D. in organic chemistry under the supervision of Prof. Dave Evans. She then moved to Massachusetts Institute of Technology to research the cellular and biochemical regulatory mechanisms of the enzyme ribonucleotide reductase with Prof. JoAnne Stubbe. In her independent career at Cornell University that began in mid-2012, she set out to understand the detailed mechanisms of redox signaling. This impetus culminated in the development of T-REX. In a parallel research program distinct from redox regulation, she studies proteins/pathways involved in mammalian genome maintenance and nucleotide signaling, including the mechanisms of anticancer agents in clinical use.

Favorite Pastimes: Outreach, Legos


 

Postdoctoral Members

Dr Yuan Fu Yuan_publication_list

Ph.D. 2012 University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, U.S.A.
B.S. 2008 Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Member since July 2012
Favorite Pastimes: Science

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Dr Marcus J C Long Marcus_publication list
Ph.D. 2014 Brandeis University, MA, U.S.A.
B.Chem., M.Chem. 2003 Honors School of Chemistry, University of Oxford, U.K.
Collaborator since 2009 and member since November 2014
Favorite Pastimes: Rugby

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Dr. Yi Zhao Yi_publication list
Ph.D. 2014 National University of Singapore, Singapore
B.S. 2009 Sichuan University, China
Member since November 2014
Favorite Pastimes: Badminton, hiking

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Dr. Xuyu Liu Xuyu publication list

Ph.D. 2016 University of Sydney, Australia
M.S. 2011 Victoria University of Welington, New Zealand

B.S. 2008 Victoria University of Welington, New Zealand

Member since January 2017

Favorite Pastimes: Magic tricks, badminton

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Graduate Students

 

Joe (Joseph) Haegele (jh2324@cornell.edu)

NIH-CBI T32 Training Program Fellow (2013 – 2015)

M.S. 2012 Biomedical forensic science, Boston University School of Medicine
B.S. 2010 Chemistry, Rensselaer Polytech Institute, N.Y., U.S.A.
Member since Spring 2013
Favorite Pastimes: Drawing, hiking, and trail running

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Saba Parvez (sp954@cornell.edu)

HHMI Predoctoral Fellow (2015 – present)

B.S. 2012 Chemistry, Bates College
Member since Spring 2013
Favorite Pastimes: Playing Tabla and learning new languages

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Sine (Somsinee) Wisitpitthaya (sw739@cornell.edu)

Anandamahidol Foundation Scholar (2015 – present)

B.S. 2011 Chemistry, Chulalongkurn University, Thailand
Member since Spring 2013
Favorite Pastimes: Reading novels

 

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Jesse Poganik (jrp343@cornell.edu)

NIH-CBI T32 Training Program Fellow (2015 – 2017)

B.S. 2013 Chemistry, SUNY at Stony Brook, NY, U.S.A
Member since Spring 2015
Favorite Pastimes: Reading, hiking

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Daniel Urul (dau24@cornell.edu)

Cornell Graduate Fellowship Awardee (2016 – 2017)

NSF GRFP Fellow (2017 – 2020)

B.S. 2014 Chemistry, University of Florida, FL, U.S.A
Member since Spring 2016
Favorite Pastimes: Tabletop games, coding

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Alexandra Van Hall-Beauvais (akv44@cornell.edu)

Cornell Graduate Fellowship Awardee (2017 – 2018)

B.S. 2016 Chemistry, University at Buffalo, NY, U.S.A
Member since Fall 2016
Favorite Pastimes: Playing the flute, traveling, baking

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Undergraduate Researchers

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Vanha Pham
Class of 2017, College of Arts and Sciences
Major: Chemistry
Member since Spring 2014
Mentor: Joe Haegele
Favorite Pastimes: Swimming, playing piano

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Michael Disare
Class of 2017, College of Arts and Sciences
Major: Chemistry, Biology
Member since Spring 2014
Mentor: Jesse Poganik
Favorite Pastimes: Tae kwon do, Pokemon

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Shivansh Chawla
Class of 2017, College of Arts and Sciences
Major: Chemistry, Biology
Member since Summer 2015
Mentor: Dr. Marcus J. C. Long
Favorite Pastimes: Running, playing guitar, reading

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Sanjna Surya
Class of 2018, College of Arts and Sciences
Major: Biology
Member since Fall 2015
Mentor: Saba Parvez
Favorite Pastimes: Taking walks, reading, solving number puzzles

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Lining Zheng
Class of 2018, College of Arts and Sciences
Major: Chemistry
Member since Spring 2016
Mentor: Dr. Yuan Fu and Sine Wisitpitthaya
Favorite Pastimes: Reading, cooking, sudoku

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Paul Huang
Class of 2018, College of Arts and Sciences
Majors: Chemistry, Biology
Member since Summer 2016
Mentor: Dr. Yi Zhao
Favorite Pastimes: Playing violin, listening to music, exploring new places

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