Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Brady Lab

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Members of the Brady Lab


Administrative Coordinator



Faculty

Donita Brady, Ph.D.

Donita Brady, Ph.D.
Harrison McCrea Dickson, M.D. and Clifford C. Baker, M.D. Presidential Associate Professor, Department of Cancer Biology
Assistant Dean for Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity in Research Training
Vice Chair for Inclusion and Equity, Department of Cancer Biology
Associate Investigator, Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute
Full Member, Abramson Cancer Center Tumor Biology Program
Member, Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics Graduate Group
Vice Chair & Member, Cell & Molecular Biology Graduate Group Cancer Biology Program
Member, Pharmacology Graduate Group

 bradyd@pennmedicine.upenn.edu
 215-573-9705

B.S. Chemistry, Radford University, 2003
Ph.D. Pharmacology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008



Graduate Students

Ahlenne Abreu, B.A.

Ahlenne Abreu, B.A.
Biomedical Graduate Studies Pharmacology Ph.D. Student
 Ahlenne.Abreu@Pennmedicine.upenn.edu

B.A. Biochemistry, Smith College 

University of Pennsylvania Presidential Ph.D. Fellow 2022-2024


Nate McKnight, B.S.

Nate McKnight, B.S.
School of Arts & Sciences Chemistry Ph.D. Student
 natem@sas.upenn.edu

B.S. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Stockton University, 2019



Research Technician

Andrew Jarvis, B.A.

Andrew Jarvis, B.A.
Research Specialist A
 andrew.jarvis@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

B.A. Biology, University of Pennsylvania, 2022



Postdoctoral Researchers

Santanu Ghosh, Ph.D.

Santanu Ghosh, Ph.D.
Department of Cancer Biology Postdoctoral Researcher
 Santanu.Ghosh@Pennmedicine.upenn.edu

B.S. Biochemistry, Presidency University Kolkata, 2015

M.S. Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology, 2017

Ph.D. Biochemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2023


Le Shu, Ph.D.

Le Shu, Ph.D.
Department of Cancer Biology Postdoctoral Researcher
 Le.Shu@Pennmedicine.upenn.edu

B.S. Biotechnology, Agriculture University, Wuhan, China, 2008

M.S. Biotechnology, Agriculture University, Wuhan, China, 2014

Ph.D. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, 2017


Ralph White III, Ph.D.

Ralph White III, Ph.D.
Department of Cancer Biology Postdoctoral Researcher
 Ralph.White@Pennmedicine.upenn.edu

B.S. Chemistry, Furman University, 2017

Ph.D. Pharmacology, University of Minnesota, 2023

University of Pennsylvania Provost Postdoctoral Fellow 2023-2026



Rotation Students

Islam Elsaid

Islam Elsaid
Biomedical Graduate Studies Medical Scientist Training Program M.D. Ph.D. Student
 Islam.Elsaid@Pennmedicine.upenn.edu

B.S. Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Cornell University, 2020



Alumni

Prince Addai, B.S.

Prince Addai, B.S.

B.S. Biology, University of Pennsylvania, 2016

Former Brady Lab Research Specialist


Farrah Alkhaleel, B.S.

Farrah Alkhaleel, B.S.

B.S. Biology, University of Pennsylvania, 2015

Former Brady Lab Research Specialist


Katherine Alwan, Ph.D.

Katherine Alwan, Ph.D.

B.A. Molecular Biology, Skidmore College, 2014 

M.S. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Oregon Health & Science University, 2015

Ph.D. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Oregon Health & Science University, 2015

Former Brady Lab Postdoctoral Fellow


Jessica Blanchard, B.S.

Jessica Blanchard, B.S.

Candidate B.S. Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, 2016
Posse Scholar, University of Pennsylvania 

Former Brady Lab Undergraduate Research Assistant


Gavin Bond, B.S.

Gavin Bond, B.S.

B.S. Biochemistry, University of Pennsylvania, 2020

Former Brady Lab Undergraduate Research Assistant& Research Specialist


Jessica (Posimo) Blenk, Ph.D.

Jessica (Posimo) Blenk, Ph.D.

B.S. Biochemistry, Moravian College, 2010
Ph.D. Pharmacology, Duquesne University, 2015

American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow 

Former Brady Lab Postdoctoral Fellow


Caroline Davis, Ph.D.

Caroline Davis, Ph.D.

B.S. Food Science, Rutgers University, 2015 

Ph.D. Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, University of Pennsylvania, 2020

Former Brady Lab Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics (BMB) Ph.D. Student


John Chojnowski, Ph.D.

John Chojnowski, Ph.D.

B.S. Biology, Muhlenberg College, 2014
Visiting M.D. Ph.D. Molecular, Cell Biology, & Genetics, Drexel University College of Medicine 


Julianne Davis, M.S.

Julianne Davis, M.S.

B.S. Biotechnology, Rutgers University, 2015 

M.S. Cell and Molecular Biology- Cancer Biology, University of Pennsylvania, 2019

National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellow

Former Brady Lab Cell and Molecular Biology (CAMB) Cancer Biology Program (CBP) Ph.D. Student


Danielle Greenberg, B.S.

Danielle Greenberg, B.S.

B.S. Biology, University of California San Diego, 2012
Certificate in Medical Sciences, Drexel University, 2014

Former Brady Lab Research Specialist 


Yae-Jin Kim, Ph.D.

Yae-Jin Kim, Ph.D.

B.S. Applied Chemistry and Biological Engineering, Ajou University 

Ph.D. Molecular Science and Technology, Ajou University

Former Brady Lab Postdoctoral Fellow


Caitlin Halligan, B.A.

Caitlin Halligan, B.A.

B.A. Molecular Biology, Pomona College, 2021 

Former Brady Lab Penn PREP Post-Baccalaureate Research Scholar


Xingxing Gu, Ph.D.

Xingxing Gu, Ph.D.

B.S. Agriculture, Hainan University, 2012

Ph.D. Plant Biology, Shangai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2017 

Former Brady Lab Postdoctoral Fellow


Calvin Nguyen, B.S.

Calvin Nguyen, B.S.

B.S. Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania, 2017
B.S. Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 2017

Former Brady Lab Undergraduate Research Assistant


Gabriel Rodriguez, B.S.

Gabriel Rodriguez, B.S.

B.S. Industrial Biotechnology, University of Puerto Rico Mayag├╝ez, 2017
PennPREP Post-Baccalaureate Research Scholar, University of Pennsylvania, 2018-2019

Former Brady Lab Penn PREP Post-Baccalaureate Research Scholar


Kira Taylor, B.S.

Kira Taylor, B.S.

B.S. Biology, Hampton University 2021

Former Brady Lab Research Specialist


Tiffany Tsang, Ph.D.

Tiffany Tsang, Ph.D.

B.A. Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Rutgers University, 2014 

Ph.D. Cell and Molecular Biology- Cancer Biology, University of Pennsylvania, 2021

National Cancer Institute NRSA Pre-doctoral Fellow

Former Brady Lab Cell and Molecular Biology (CAMB) Cancer Biology Program (CBP) Ph.D. Student