Scientific Staff

Leadership

Willa Appel, Ph.D.
Executive Director
email: appelw@nysbc.org

Wayne Hendrickson, Ph.D.
Scientific Director
(University Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Columbia University)
email: wayne@nysbc.org

Arthur Palmer, III, Ph.D.
NMR Director
(Robert Wood Johnson Jr. Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Columbia University)
email: apalmer@nysbc.org

X-ray Department

Wayne Hendrickson, Ph.D.
X-ray Director

Kevin Battaile, Ph.D.
NYX Beamline Director and Lead Scientist

Dieter Schneider
NYX Beamline Director Emeritus

Randy Abramowitz
Senior Research Associate

Michael Skinner
Software Engineer

NMR Department

Arthur Palmer, III, Ph.D.
NMR Director

Michael Goger, Ph.D.
NMR Manager, Senior Scientist

Shibani Bhattacharya, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist

Tassadite Dahmane, Ph.D.
Scientist

Eric Keeler, Ph.D.
Scientist

Simons Electron Microscopy Center

Edward Eng, Ph.D.
Scientist

Anchi Cheng, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist

Alex Noble, Ph.D.
Research Scientist

Daija Bobe
Research Technician

Mykhailo Kopylov, Ph.D.
Scientist

Elina Kopylov, M.S.
Administrative Assistant

Carolina Hernandez, B. S.
Technician

Cathleen Castello
Lab Administrator

Robert Gheorghita
Research Associate

Mahira Aragon
Technician

Kashyap Maruthi
Scientist

William Conway
Embedded Post-Doc

Aygul Ishemgulova
Scientist

Jake Johnston
Graduate Student

Paul Kim
Software Engineer

Michael Alink
Research Engineer

Christina Zimanyi, Ph.D.
Scientist

Chase Budell, Ph.D.
Scientist

Viacheslav Serbynovskyi
Research Technician

Daniel Podolsky
Research Associate

Tristan Bepler
Scientist

Joshua Mendez
Scientist

Anjelique Sawh
Research Associate

Reza Paraan
Scientist

Jason Gorman 
Embedded Post-Doc

Darnell Granberry
Software Engineer

Robert Kiewisz
Post-Doc

Bruno Scap
Group Leader – Computing

Dennis Shushunov
Systems Administrator

Adam Akovity
IT Technician

The Research Services Laboratory

Jonah Cheung, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist

Michael Rudolph, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist

Yang Chen
Research Associate

Renato Bruni, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist

Brian Kloss, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist

Akira Karasawa, Ph.D.
Scientist