Charles Feigin - Postdoc - cfeigin(at)princeton.edu
Charles' research seeks to describe the molecular regulation of vertebrate morphogenesis, and how this process is shaped by natural selection. He completed his PhD at The University of Melbourne in Australia, where he sequenced the genome of the extinct Tasmanian tiger and used comparative genomics study the genetic basis of its exquisite convergence with eutherian canids. Currently, he is studying gliding membrane (patagium) formation in the marsupial sugar glider (Petaurus breviceps). Charles will make use of diverse computational and molecular methods to characterize patagium development and identify loci that contribute to to its specification and growth.
Matthew Johnson - Postdoc - matthewjohnson(at)princeton.edu
Matts’ research aims to uncover the molecular basis underlying pigment pattern formation in mammals. He completed his PhD at the University of Rochester where he worked on elucidating the mechanism by which lipid droplets regulate histone levels during early embryogenesis in Drosophila melanogaster. Currently, Matt is studying the formation of pigment patterns in the African striped mouse (Rhabdomys pumilio) as a model for understanding how positional information is regulated in tissues. Using a variety of genomic and molecular approaches, he will investigate how stripe patterning is both established and implemented during embryogenesis
Yafei Mao - Visiting student - yafem(at)princeton.edu
Yafei is a PhD candidate at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University where he is working on elucidating the roles of hybridization and climate change in the evolutionary history of Acropora corals. He joined the Mallarino Lab in 2018 as a visiting student. Currently, Yafei is using comparative genomic and developmental approaches to understand the cis-regulatory architecture of stripe patterns in various rodents.
Lisset Duran - Graduate student (rotation) - lduran(at)princeton.edu
Lisset is a first year Graduate Student in the Department of Molecular Biology. She completed her undergraduate degree at John Jay College. While there she worked with Dr. Delgado-Cruzata on the epigenetic mechanisms that regulate BRCA1 in breast carcinoma, with an emphasis on DNA methylation and miRNA regulation. In addition, she has conducted summer research internship at The National Institute of Aromatic and Medicinal Plants of Morocco and Brown University. Currently, she is rotating in the Mallarino lab and helping elucidate on the molecular mechanisms that determine stripe formation in African mice.
Lydia Zhong - Undergraduate - lmzhong(at)princeton.edu
Lydia is an undergraduate student at Princeton University from Southern California. She is in the Molecular Biology department and pursuing a certificate in Global Health and Health Policy. She deeply enjoys studying the life sciences and learning about how things work. In the past, she has worked with stomach cancer metastasis at the Zhejiang University School of Medicine and otitis media at the Sheikh Zayed Institute of Children's National Medical Center.