Lab Members

Meet our Collaborative & Diverse Team

Current Lab Members


Aysegul Balyimez, PhD

Staff Scientist

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

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

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.

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Adam Delong, MS3

Medical Student

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 Patel

Undergraduate Student

Nikki is student at Ohio State University who is spending her summer research rotations studying the function of co-repressor complexes in radiation response.

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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

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Brittany Gnewkowski

Research Associate

Brittany is currently a medical student


Andrew Muskara

Lab Technician

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 Naik

Research Associate

Divya is currently a medical student