Meet our Collaborative & Diverse Team
Current Lab Members
Daniel Grits, MS1
Dan is a first year student in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine program who spent his research rotation studying the effects of chromatin structure on the geographical and spatial distribution of DNA damage in irradiated tumors.
Aysegul Balyimez, PhD
Aysegul is a senior post-doctoral scientist and laboratory director. Her current research focuses on the role of epigenetic reader proteins and co-repressor complexes in the initiation and progression of solid tumors.
Omar Mian, MD, PhD
Dr. Mian is a radiation oncologist and physician scientist at the Cleveland Clinic's Lerner Research Institute. His research interests center around the genetics and epigenetics of bladder and prostate cancer.
Sita Laximi, PhD
Post Doctoral Fellow
Sita, a post doctoral fellow, studies the determinants of therapeutic response in models of advanced bladder cancer and is creating model systems to study the biology of aggressive variants of this disease
Shinjini Ganguly, PhD
Post Doctoral Fellow
Shinjini, the newest post doctoral fellow in the lab, studies genetic and epigenetic mechanisms through which androgen receptor signaling influences DNA damage response and the resulting effects on therapeutic resistance in prostate cancer.
Adam Delong, MS3
Adam is a talented medical student at CWRU SOM interested in childhood malignancies spending his research time in the lab studying the function of histone mutations in aggressive pediatric brain tumors (e.g., DIPG).
Nikki is student at Ohio State University who is spending her summer research rotations studying the function of co-repressor complexes in radiation response.
Dr. Sarah Sittenfeld and Dr. Martin Tom
Radiation Oncology Residents
Radiation oncology resident physicians at the Cleveland Clinic currently involved in clinical and basic research projects in our lab
Previous Lab Members
Vadim Koshkin, MD
Medical Oncology Fellow
Dr. Koshkin is currently an Assistant Professor of Oncology at USCF
Brittany is currently a medical student
Andrew is a recent graduate of Ohio State University and, in addition to supporting various other projects, he is studying the role of circulating biomarkers in cell free DNA in patient risk stratification for a variety of cancers.
Divya is currently a medical student