Helmsley Center for Genomic Medicine


Salk Institute for Biological Studies - Helmsley Center for Genomic Medicine - Fellows


Helmsley-Salk Fellows

  • Jesse Dixon
    Dixon is a graduate of Princeton University, where he studied molecular biology and neuroscience. He received his MD/PhD degree at the University of California, San Diego. Dixon focuses on the structure of packages of DNA called chromosomes and what that structure implies for basic biological processes like gene expression and genome organization, which could lead to a better understanding of cancer and evolution.
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  • Patrick Hsu
    Hsu aims to develop the next generation of medical therapeutics by harnessing the gene editing technology known as CRISPR. A gene editing technique originally derived from bacterial immune systems, CRISPR has recently made headlines for its use in modifying DNA with unprecedented ease and accuracy. The Hsu lab develops diverse approaches from synthetic biology, genomics, and neuroscience for the high-throughput interrogation and control of transcriptional and epigenetic cell states, particularly for the treatment of neurodegenerative disease and complex genetic disorders.
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  • Dmytri Lyumkis
    Lyumkis joined Salk in 2014 as the first ever Helmsley-Salk Fellow. His track record of productivity and insightful new research discoveries has resulted in his promotion to Assistant Professor. Dmitry remains an active member of the HCGM research team.
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Helmsley Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Elena Blanco Suarez Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory (Nicola Allen)
    ‘Identification of an astrocyte-secreted factor that regulates neuronal synapse formation’
  • Aaron Yun Chen Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory (Clodagh O’Shea)
    ‘Determining the role and genomic regulation of a novel p53 activated immune/inflammation pathway in limiting viral and tumor replication ’
  • Shubhroz Gill Regulatory Biology Laboratory (Satchin Panda)
    ‘Clinic in cloud (and lab)’
  • Emily Manoogian Regulatory Biology Laboratory (Satchin Panda)
    ‘Circadian Rhythms for Personalized Health’
  • Hao Li Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory (Xin Jin)
    ‘Optogenetic dissection of network pathophysiology in Parkinson’s disease’
  • Tongfei Liu Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory (Nicola Allen)
    ‘Astrocyte regulation of neuronal synapses’
  • Joanna San Pedro Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory (Clodagh O’Shea)
    ‘Visualizing the nuclear architecture: Development of a universal method for identifying genomic interactions of insoluble protein complexes ’
  • Yu Shi Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory (Tony Hunter)
    ‘Targeting the pancreatic stellate cells for pancreatic cancer therapy’