James Lo, MD, PhD
James initially trained as a card-carrying immunologist during his PhD at University of Chicago with Yang-Xin Fu. Afterwards he completed his medical residency in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and cardiology fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He did his postdoctoral fellowship with Bruce Spiegelman at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute where he developed his interest in metabolism and adipose tissue. After a short stint as an Instructor of Medicine at Brigham and Harvard Medical School, he established the Lo lab at Weill Cornell Medicine. James enjoys playing basketball and has taken up the challenge of figuring out how to ride a snowboard.
Nicolás Gómez-Banoy, MD
Nicolás received his M.D. from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia, where he developed clinical research focused on type 2 diabetes and its microvascular complications (diabetic nephropathy and neuropathy). He joined the Lo lab in 2016 and he is currently working on the effect of complement molecules on pancreatic beta cell physiology and the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes. In his spare time, Nicolás enjoys playing tennis and soccer.
Alfonso Rubio-Navarro, PhD
Alfonso is postdoctoral researcher in the lab. He did his BSc Pharmacy at University of Granada and then he moved to Madrid to do his MSc and PhD at Autonomous University of Madrid, where he studied renal and vascular effects in pathologies associated to hemoglobin accumulation. He is currently interested in identifying new inflammatory mechanisms that regulate metabolic disorders such as obesity and type 2 diabetes. When not pipetting, Alfonso enjoys playing with his cat Henry, hiking and climbing.
Lisa Stoll, PhD
Lisa completed a Bachelor of Science at the University of Saarland, Germany, a Master of Science at the University of Cádiz, Spain, and a PhD at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, where she studied the role of circular RNAs in the control of β-cell functions. Lisa joined the Lo lab in 2018 as a postdoctoral researcher. She is currently investigating organ crosstalk and the link between obesity and atrial fibrillation with a focus on both coding and non-coding RNAs. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys pole dancing, travelling, and playing with her cats Chubby and Goaty.
Lunkun Ma, MS
Lunkun is a PhD candidate from Bioengineering College of Chongqing University, Chongqing, China, where she mainly focused on the molecular mechanisms related to biomechanics and tumorigenesis. She joined the Lo lab in 2019 as a visiting graduate student and is currently working on identifying new molecular mechanisms that regulate metabolic disorders such as obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Emily is a senior undergraduate student in Nankai University, China. She joined the Lo Lab in August 2019 for a six months internship here. She is currently researching the link between obesity and arrhythmia. Emily is enthusiastic about cardiovascular research and determined to go to graduate school in America.
María Angélica Pabón, MD
Maria trained as a medical doctor at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Afterwards she did a post-doctoral fellowship in pulmonary and critical care with Augustine Choi at Weill Cornell Medicine. She then started her medical residency in Internal Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine where she is currently Chief Resident. Maria is interested in pursuing a fellowship in cardiology and in basic science research as a life career.
JOIN OUR TEAM
We are always seeking talented and enthusiastic individuals to join our research team. Please send a CV, a description of prior research experience and accomplishments, future research interests and career goals in a single PDF file to James Lo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prospective graduate students should apply through the Weill Cornell Graduate School.