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Meet our Collaborative
and Diverse Team


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Lab Members

Meet our Collaborative & Diverse Team

Current Lab Members


Omar Mian, MD, PhD

Principle Investigator

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.


Shinjini Ganguly, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Shinjini, the senior postdoctoral 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.

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Andrew Muskara

Research Technician

Andrew obtained his B.S. in biology at Ohio State University. His work includes developing orthotopic models of neuroendocrine cancers, investigating treatment resistance in pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma, and developing models to investigate therapeutic outcomes of castration-resistant prostate cancer. 


Jarrell Imamura

Research Technician

Jarrell is a recent graduate of CWRU and aspiring medical student. He is studying the drivers of lineage plasticity in high-grade bladder cancer through the development of a novel reporter system for transdifferentiation.

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Zaeem Lone, MS3

Medical Student 

Zaeem is a 3rd year CCLCM student working on transcriptomic biomarkers in prostate cancer.


Monica Nair, MS3

Medical Student 

Monica is a 2nd year CCLCM student studying bladder cancer organ preservation approaches biomarkers and response to immunotherapy using informatics and genomics approaches.


Claudia Walker, MS2

Medical Student

Claudia is a 1st year CCLCM student studying neuroendocrine transdifferentiation.

Previous Lab Members


Anya Kondratova, PhD

Staff Scientist 

Anya oversaw projects, mentored rotating students, and worked closely with our postdoctoral fellows.

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Anthony Ghanem, MD

Internal Medicine Resident

Anthony is an Internal Medicine Resident at UPenn's Pennsylvania Hospital.   

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Prarthana Parthasarathy, MD

Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist

Pari is an Pediatric Hematologist - Oncologist at Indiana University's Riley Children's Health.


Aysegul Balyimez, PhD


Dr. Balyimez is a scientist at Exact Sciences. Dr. Balyimez's research focused on the role of epigenetic reader proteins and co-repressor complexes in the initiation and progression of solid tumors.

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Dr. Sarah Sittenfeld and Dr. Martin Tom 

Radiation Oncologists

Dr. Sittenfeld is a Radiation Oncologist at The University of Cincinnati. Dr. Tom is a Radiation Oncologist at the Miami Cancer Institute. Both Dr. Sittenfeld and Dr. Tom were Radiation Oncology Resident Physicians at the Cleveland Clinic. They were involved in clinical and basic research projects in our lab.

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Adam Delong, MD

Pediatric Resident 

Adam is a Pediatric Resident at Columbia University. While attending CWRU SOM he spent time in our lab studying the function of histone mutations in aggressive pediatric brain tumors (e.g., DIPG).


Nikki Patel

Clinical Research Program Coordinator 

Nikki is a Clinical Research Program Coordinator at Nationwide Children's Hospital. When she was a student at Ohio State University, she studied the function of co-repressor complexes in radiation response in our lab.


Vadim Koshkin, MD

Genitourinary Oncologist 

Dr. Koshkin is a Genitourinary Oncologist at UCSF. 

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Brittany Gnewkowski

Medical Student

Brittany is currently a medical student


Divya Naik

Internal Medicine Resident 

Divya is an Internal Medicine Resident at Methodist Health System. 

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