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.
BreAnne poirier, bs
After studying biochemistry and political science at the University of Michigan, BreAnne stayed in Ann Arbor as a Research Technician in Dr. Alan Saltiel's lab. It was in this lab that BreAnne became interested in the crosstalk of adipocytes and other organs during metabolic stress. She joined the Lo lab in 2015 to continue studying adipose biology. In her free time, BreAnne enjoys taking urban photographs and reading books.
Tong, a visiting graduate assistant in medicine from China, is interested in the link between infrapatellar fat pad and resistant pain for patients with osteoarthritis, and he is also specialized in slide staining. When not in lab, Tong enjoys watching Japanese dramas and playing video games.
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 on her second year, she is interested in pursuing a fellowship in cardiology and in basic science research as a life career.
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.