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NYU Langone Health Alexandria Center for Life Science – West Tower

430 East 29th Street

5th Floor

New York, NY 10016

PHONE

(212) 263-1080

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Chair, Department of Microbiology
Jan T. Vilcek Professor of Molecular Pathogenesis
Alexandria Center for Life Sciences - West Tower
430 East 29th Street
Office Rm. 503, Lab Rm. 560
New York, NY 10016
Office: (212) 263-1080
Lab: (212) 263-1081
Email: Jeffrey.Weiser@nyulangone.org

JEFFREY N. WEISER, MD

Education: 

  • B.S. (Biological Sciences) Stanford University, 1979

  • M.D. Harvard University, 1984

  • Resident in Pediatrics, University of Washington, 1984-87

  • Research Fellow, Oxford University, 1987-89

  • Research Associate, Rockefeller University, 1989-92 

 

Faculty appointments: 

  • Professor of Microbiology and Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (through 12/31/14)

  • Jan T. Vilcek Professor of Molecular Pathogenesis, New York University School School of Medicine (2015 - )

CHERN WEI 'GAVYN' BEE

GRADUATE STUDENT

DEGREE(S):

BS in Biological Sciences, Cornell University ‘16

I'M FROM:

Penang, Malaysia

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS:

Understanding how systemic innate immunity at different ages of an organism (i) is functionally primed and (ii) factors into microbial susceptibility.

FUN FACT:

Guess who’s a firstborn of his generation on both sides of the family? (Also, I love carrot juice with milk – it’s a popular drink from where I’m from! :P )

ALEXANDRIA HAMMOND

GRADUATE STUDENT

DEGREE(S):

BS in Cell and Molecular Biology, Binghamton University '16

I'M FROM:

Rhinebeck, NY (Upstate NY)

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS:

Understanding the interactions of Streptococcus pneumoniae and host secretions and the implications of these interactions on colonization and transmission.

FUN FACT:

I've never drank a cup of coffee (any type of coffee).

NATHAN JACOBS

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

DEGREE(S):

PhD in Population Biology, Ecology, and Evolution, Emory University, ’19

I'M FROM:

Reading, PA

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS:

Population bottlenecks and adaptation during influenza virus and pneumococcal transmission.

FUN FACT:

I’ve eaten a pizza so spicy that it required a waiver… without any milk.

KRISTEN LOKKEN

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

DEGREE(S):

PhD in Microbiology, UC Davis

I'M FROM:

Minnesota

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS:

Elucidation of host factors that drive susceptibility to upper respiratory tract infections in children; identification of age-related differences in mucosal defense mechanisms.

FUN FACT:

"None."

MILA ORTIGOZA

INFECTIOUS DISEASE FELLOW

DEGREE(S):

Doctor of Philosophy in Biological Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai '11

Doctor of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai '13

I'M FROM:

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS:

Understanding the biology of transmission of influenza virus and other respiratory pathogens.

FUN FACT:

I am a mother of 2 beautiful girls, and am a citizen of 3 countries.

JENNIFER PAGANO

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

DEGREE(S):

BA in Pscyhology, UCONN '10

I'M FROM:

CT, but I consider myself a New Yorker now!

FUN FACT:

I was in commercials as a child, so there's a chance you've seen me in a Nickelodeon or random toy ad. (shout out to all the 90's/early 2000's kids)

TONIA ZANGARI

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

DEGREE(S):

PhD in Emerging Infectious Diseases, USUHS '14

I'M FROM:

Pennsylvania

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS:

Elucidation of host and microbial factors that contribute to bacterial transmission and pathogenesis.

PNEUMO THE FISH

POSTDOCTORAL FISH

DEGREE(S):

PhD in Swimming

I'M FROM:

Asia

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS:

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FUN FACT:

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