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 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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Dr. Dziyana (Diana) Hnedzko Diana’s List of Publications

Ph.D. 2017 Binghamton University, SUNY

Member since March 2017

Favorite Pastimes: Tennis, camping, pump it up (game)

 

 

 

 


Graduate Students

 


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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Jesse Poganik (jrp343@cornell.edu)

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

American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellow (since 2017 July)

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 fall – 2017 spring)

NSF GRFP Fellow (2017 summer – 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 fall – 2018 spring)

NSF GRFP Fellow (2018 summer – 2021)

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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Sanjna Surya
Class of 2018, College of Arts and Sciences
Major: Biology
Member since Fall 2015
Mentor: Saba Parvez and Dr. Marcus J. C. Long
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. Dziyana (Diana) Hnedzko
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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Islam Elsaid
Class of 2020, College of Arts and Sciences
Major: Chemistry
Member since Summer 2017

Mentor: Dr. Marcus J. C. Long
Favorite Pastimes: Basketball, listening to music, comedy

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