Our Team

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Kivanc Birsoy, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Head of Laboratory of Metabolic Regulation and Genetics

kbirsoy@rockefeller.edu

Kivanc received his undergraduate degree in Molecular Genetics from Bilkent University in Turkey in 2004 and his Ph.D. from the Rockefeller University in 2009, where he studied molecular genetics of obesity in the laboratory of Jeffrey Friedman. In 2010, he joined the laboratory of David Sabatini at the Whitehead Institute of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). There, he combined forward genetics and metabolomics approaches to understand how different cancer types rewire their metabolism to adapt nutrient deprived environments. He also used similar approaches to study how mitochondrial dysfunction influences cellular metabolism. In 2015, Kivanc joined the Rockefeller faculty as an Assistant Professor. He is a recipient of Jane Coffin Childs Medical Fund Fellowship, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Special Fellow award, Margaret and Herman Sokol Award, NIH Career Transition Award, Irma Hirschl/Monique Weill-Caulier Trusts Award, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Foundation Scholar Award, March of Dimes Basil O'Connor Scholar Award, AACR NextGen award for Transformative Cancer Research  and Searle Scholar Award.

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Lou Baudrier, M.Sc.

Lab Manager

Lou received her undergraduate degree in biology with a specialization in molecular and cellular biology, from Laval University, Canada. She did her first undergraduate internship in Dr Lyden’s laboratory at Weill Cornell Medical College where she explored the role of osteoclasts in bone metastasis of breast cancer.  Then, she received her master’s degree in biology, also from Laval University. 

Postdoctoral Associates

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Javier Garcia Bermudez, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Javier received his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, where he studied the role of PKA in the regulation of mitochondrial metabolism. He joined the lab in 2016 and is currently an EMBO Long-Term Research Fellow.

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Erol Can Bayraktar, M.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

Erol received his medical degree from Koc University, Turkey. He joined our group in 2016 as a postdoctoral associate. Before this, Erol worked in David Sabatini's lab as a visiting scholar at the Whitehead Institute.

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Graduate Fellows

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Xiphias Ge Zhu, B.S.

Graduate Student

BS, National University of Singapore

.utational Biology and Medicine graduate program.


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Ross Weber, B.S.

MD PhD Student

BS, University of Pennsylvania


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Daniel Starer Stor, B.S.

MD PhD Student

BA, Oberlin College



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Konnor La, B.S.

Graduate Student 

BS, University of California- Berkeley

Konnor received his undergraduate from the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied the evolutionary development of Parhyale hawaiensis in the laboratory of Nipam Patel. While there, he received the departmental Marian Diamond award and the UC Berkeley undergraduate full-ride scholarship. Afterwards, he joined the laboratory of Ivan Ovcharenko at the National Institutes of Health to study the spatial relationship of cooperative transcription factors. In 2015, Konnor matriculated into the Tri-Institutional Computational Biology and Medicine graduate program.

Rotation Students

Joshua Mitchell Weiss

Andrew Griswold

Rohiverth Guarecuco