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Amberg Lab Alumni

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Susan Viggiano



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Dimitra Aggeli

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Hui Jin (Grace)

  • B.S. Fudan University, Shanghai, China 1992. Genetics/Molecular Biology
Research/Professional Experience
  • Research Assistant, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China.
  • Ph.D. student, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, SUNY Upstate Medical University
Honors and Awards
  • Ren Min Fellowship, Fudan University

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Tatiana Yuzyuk (Tanya)


  • B.S./M.S.in Biology, Moscow University, Russia 1987-1993
  • Ph.D. in Physiology, Moscow University, Russia 1993-1997
  • Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, SUNY Upstate Medical University, 1998-1993
Research/Professional Experience
  • Undergraduate/Graduate Research Program, Department of Physiology, Moscow University, Russia 1991-1993
  • Graduate Research Program, Center of Cardiology, Moscow, Russia 1993-1997
    The Effects of cholinergic stimulation in the right atrium of the rabbit. The possible role of local nonexcitability in sinus node induced by cholinergic stimulation in the development of atrial tachycardia in rabbits
  • Ph.D. student, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, SUNY Upstate Medical Univerisy, 1998-2003
Honors and Awards
  • Graduated from Moscow University with Honors, 1993
  • Scholarship from the Russian Academy of Medical Science, 1993-1997

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Blaine Bettinger

  • B.S.(cum laude) St. Lawrence University, Canton, N.Y. 1998
Research/Professional Experience
  • McNair Scholars Program: Department of Biology, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, June-August 1997 Circadian Rhythms in the Marine Snail Bulla gouldiana.
  • Ph.D. student, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, SUNY Upstate Medical University
Honors and Awards
  • Faculty Scholar, St. Lawrence University, 1997-1998
  • Charles A. Dana Scholar, St. Lawrence University, 1995-1996

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Michael Clark

  • B.S. (Summa cum laude with Honors) University of Massachusetts-Lowell
Research/Professional Experience
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Bioprocess Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Dept. of Biology and Biotechnology, Laboratory of Dr. Alex DiIorio
  • Doctor of Philosophy with Distinction, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Publications Awards/Honors
  • Award for Professional and Public Service, Recipient, 2006, Graduate Student Association, SUNY Upstate Medical University

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Michelle Farah

  • SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, Fall 2002-2009. PhD in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • American University of Beirut, Beirut Lebanon, Fall 1998-2002. B.S. in Biology
Research Experience
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, 2003-2007. PhD Student in Dr. David Amberg's laboratory
  • Cold Spring Harbor Labs, Woodbury, NY, Summer 2004. Teaching Assistant for Yeast Genetics Course
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, Winter 2002-2003. Rotation student in Dr. Richard Wojcikiewicz's laboratory
  • Chronic Care Center, Beirut, Lebanon, Summer 2001. Undergraduate Reseach Assistant in Dr. Pierre Zalloua's genetics laboratory
Publications, Posters and Talks Scholarships and Awards Received
  • 2002 - Biomedical Sciences PhD program scholarship
  • 2004 - Honors award for PhD qualification exam
Volunteer Experience & Extra-Curricular Activites
  • Graduate Student Power Tea. Participant: Spring 2002 - Spring 2006. Research Forum giving graduate students an opportunity to discuss their research with fellow students from all departments.
  • Graduate Student Association. Member: 2002 - Present. President: Spring 2005 - Spring 2006
  • Teaching Assistant. Cold Spring Harbor Labs, Yeast Genetics Course, Summer 2004
Membership in Professional Societies
  • 2005 - Present: Genetics Society of America
  • 2006 - Present: American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 2002 - Present: American University of Beirut Alumnus

Erik Kish-Trier


  • SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, April 2009, Ph.D. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA, March 2003, B.S. Biotechnology

Research/Professional Experience

  • Postdoctoral Associate, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, 2009-present


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