Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Officers

2019-2020


Tess Cherlin

Tess Cherlin
President
tess.cherlin@jefferson.edu

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Tess graduated from Syracuse University with a BS in Biochemistry in 2011. She taught high school Biology in New Orleans, Louisiana and then worked as a Research Technician at Xavier University of Louisiana until 2015. Tess is currently a PhD candidate in the Genetics, Genomics, and Cancer Biology Program and studies cancer biology and computational medicine in Dr. Isidore Rigoutsos' Lab. 

 


Lindsey Mayes

Lindsey Mayes
Secretary

lindsey.mayes@jefferson.edu

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Lindsey grew up in Downingtown, Pa and earned her BS in Biotechnology from Penn State. After college she completed an MS at Jefferson in Biotechnology. Lindsey decided to continue her education at Jefferson and is currently a PhD candidate in the Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology program where she studies inflammation and cell death in the Alnemri lab.


Eric V. Brown

Eric V. Brown
Treasurer

eric.v.brown@Jefferson.edu

Eric grew up in South Jersey and studied Biology and Chemistry as an undergrad at York College of Pennsylvania before going on to receive an MS in Biomedical Sciences from Rowan University.  Eric is currently a PhD candidate in the Neuroscience program working in the laboratory of Angelo Lepore studying spinal cord injury. 

 


Brandie Morris

Brandie Morris
VP of Academic Affairs (PhD)

brandie.morris@jefferson.edu

Brandie is originally from Connecticut and graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2015 with a BS in Neuroscience. She is currently a PhD Candidate in the Neuroscience program and performs her research in the Jefferson Weinberg ALS Center under Dr. Piera Pasinelli. 

 


John Han

John Han
VP of Career Development (PhD)

john.han@jefferson.edu

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John grew up in Ambler, Pa outside of Philadelphia. He earned his B.S. in Biology at Shippensburg University with a minor in Biochemistry. He is a second-year PhD student in the Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (CBRM) program. John works in the laboratory of Dr. Nancy Philp studying the metabolic coupling in the retina. 

 


Ashley Liautaud

Ashley Liautaud
VP of Career Development, MS

ashley.liautaud@jefferson.edu

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Ashley grew up in Butler, NJ. She moved to Philadelphia where she earned her BS in Health Science at Philadelphia University. She is currently a Master's student in the Pharmacology program and works at the Jefferson Headache Center as a research coordinator.

 


Nicki Heinsinger

Nicki Heinsinger
VP Community and Cultural Affairs

nicolette.heinsinger@jefferson.edu

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Nicolette grew up in Philadelphia suburbs in West Chester, Pa. She graduated from Georgetown University in 2016 with a BS in Biology and a minor in Psychology. She is currently a fourth year PhD student in the Neuroscience department studying spinal cord injury under the mentorship of Dr. Angelo Lepore.

 


Alison Moss

Alison Moss
VP of Social Events

alison.moss@jefferson.edu

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Alison graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a BS in Biomedical Engineering in 2015.  She is currently a PhD candidate in the Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology PhD program and works in Dr. Vadigepalli's lab studying computational and systems biology in the heart and brain. 

 


Shira Johnston

Shira Johnston
VP of Internal Affairs, (PhD)

shira.johnson@jefferson.edu

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Shira grew up right outside of Northeast Philadelphia. She earned her BS in Chemical Engineering and a minor in Psychology as a Social Science from the University of Rochester in 2017. She is currently a third year PhD student in the Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (CBRM) program. She works in the lab of Dr. Makarand Risbud studying the Role of Hypoxia Inducible Factors (HIFS) in Nucleus Pulposus Cell Adaptation.

 


Rogan Magee

Rogan Magee
(President Emeritus)

rogan.magee@jefferson.edu

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Rogan is from St. Louis, MO by way of Johannesburg, South Africa. He studied biology and computer science at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. He is currently a 7th year MD/PhD.