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Sobolevsky lab, October 24th, 2022

Alexander Sobolevsky – PI /Associate Professor
Alexander SobolevskyPI / Associate Professor

Dr. Sobolevsky graduated from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1996 and received his PhD in biophysics in 2000. Then he joined Dr. Lonnie Wollmuth lab at the SUNY at Stony Brook. In 2004 he joined Dr. Eric Gouaux lab at OHSU. He received independent position as Assistant Professor at Columbia university in September, 2010. In 2017 Dr. Sobolevsky was promoted to Associate Professor.

Maria YelshanskayaResearch Assistant / Lab Manager

Maria joined the lab in 2010.

Shanti Pal Gangwar – Post-doctoral Research Scientist
Shanti Pal GangwarPost-doctoral Research Scientist

Shanti joined the lab in 2019.

Kirill Nadezhdin – Post-doctoral Research Scientist
Kirill NadezhdinPost-doctoral Research Scientist

Kirill joined the lab in 2019.

Arthur NeubergerPost-doctoral Research Scientist

Arthur joined the lab in 2020

Jeffey Khau
Jeffrey KhauUndergraduate Student

Jeffrey joined the lab in 2019

Laura YenGraduate Student (Physiology Program)

Laura received her BS in Biology (2010) and MS in Biology (2012) from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she worked with Dr. Inga Schmidt-Krey on the 2D crystallization of leukotriene C4 synthase. She then worked with Dr. Gregory Alushin at the NIH/NHLBI, studying F-actin and F-actin binding proteins, from 2013 — 2016. Following her work at the NIH, she moved to NYC to join the scientific staff at the Simons Electron Microscopy Center (NYSBC), headed by Bridget Carragher and Clint Potter, from 2016 — 2020. In the Fall of 2020, Laura joined the graduate program, within the Physiology and Cellular Biophysics Department, and officially joined the Sobolevsky lab in January 2022. Laura loves coffee, ultimate frisbee and her twins.


Appu Kumar Singh - Post-doctoral Research Scientist
Appu Kumar SinghPost-doctoral Research Scientist

In the lab: 2014-2019.

Current position: Assistant Professor at IIT Kanpur, India.

Marriah Green – Gradute Student (Nutrition Program)
Marriah GreenGraduate Student (Nutrition Program)

Marriah N. Green — PhD Candidate (Nutritional and Metabolic Biology Program).

Marriah graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry/Biochemistry in 2017. In 2017 she enrolled in the Nutrional and Metabolic Biology PhD program at Columbia University where she joined the Sobolevsky Lab in 2018, received a Master of Arts degree in 2019, and a Master of Philosophy in 2020. She serves as a board member for Women in Science at Columbia (WISC) at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) as the Communications Director and Marketing Chair. Marriah also holds another leadership position as the Social Networking Chair and board member of CUIMC Graduate Initiative for Diversity (GID). Passionate about outreach, she enjoys volunteering for events like Girls Science Day at Columbia University. 

Email: mng2123@cumc.columbia.edu

Twitter: @ItsGreenScience  

In the lab -2018-2023

Current Position — Postdoc at


Jesse B. Yoder – Post-doctoral Research Scientist
Jesse B. YoderPost-doctoral Research Scientist

In the lab: 2019.

Current position: Scientist at IMCA-CAT.

Luke McGoldrick – Gradute Student
Luke McGoldrickPhD candidate, Research Fellow (Integrated Program in Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Studies)

In the lab: 2016-2019.

Current position: Scientist at Regeneron.

Edward Twomey – Graduate Student
Edward TwomeyGraduate Student (Integrated Program in Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Studies)

In the lab: 2014-2018.

Current position: Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University (Ed Twomey lab).

Kei Saotome – Graduate Student (Biochemistry Program)
Kei SaotomeGraduate Student (Biochemistry Program)

In the lab: 2013-2017.

Current position: Scientist at Regeneron (Tarrytown, NY)

Minfen Li – Postdoctoral Fellow
Minfen LiPostdoctoral Fellow

In the lab: 2011-2013.

Current position: Scientist at Accelagen Inc.



Oleg KlykovPost-doctoral Research Scientist

In the lab in 2020-2021

Current position — Assistant Professor at UT San Antonio

Nikita Kupko
Nikita KupkoUndergraduate Student

In the lab: 2019-2020

Nicholas LillisUndergraduate Student

In the lab: 2019