Scientific Team


Prem. S. Subramaniam, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
Associate Research Scientist

Prem currently works in the Department of Systems Biology at the Columbia University Medical Center, Columbia University, New York, USA, as an Associate Research Scientist. Prem has over 25 years of research experience in areas of Cancer Research/Cell Biology. Prem has a particular interest in seeing the expansion of science education at the school and college levels. His most recent experience was converting the Sigma Atmosbag into a sterilizable anaerobic glove bag for his son's middle school science project - with a N2/H2 atmosphere (H2 generated in situ) - to perform fecal culture experiments on the effects of common drugs on gut bacteria !!

Scott L. Kominsky, PhD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Associate Professor

Scott is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Scott has over 20 years of experience in cancer research, and his research focuses on elucidating the mechanisms regulating breast cancer metastasis, with an emphasis on spread to the skeleton. Scott also serves as the Director of Research Education within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and is an Associate Editor for the journal BMC Cancer.

Amy C. Hobeika, PhD
Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
Assistant Professor

Amy is an Assistant Professor of Surgery, in the Division of Surgery & Applied Therapeutics at the Duke University School of Medicine. Amy has over 20 years of cancer research experience and extensive training in the field of immunology and immunotherapy in cancer in a clinical setting. Her research is focused on developing novel strategies for the modulation of the immune response to cancer, detection of cancer specific immune responses, and translation of these approaches into the clinic setting. Amy has experience in both pre-clinical and clinical research and the regulatory requirements, including FDA, IRB, IBC, and IACUC, for animal and human studies. She earn her PhD in Immunology from the University of Florida and trained in clinical research under the Clinical Training Research Program at Duke University Medical Center.

Dosh Whye, MS
Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
Senior Research Associate

Dosh is a Senior Research Associate in the Stem Cell Core Facility at Columbia University Medical Center. His current interests lie in cutting edge stem cell technologies (such as induced Pluripotent Stem Cells) for disease modeling, drug discovery, and translational research with a focus on neurodegenerative disorders. Dosh holds a Master's degree in Bio-behavioral Sciences (Columbia University, NY). He has specialized training in directed differentiation of pluripotent stem cells into several cell-type specific lineages (i.e. neural, cardiac). During his free time, Dosh volunteers as a mentor in children's summer camps - most recently as a camp counselor for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), where he served as a primary caregiver and counselor to teenage boys with Duchene Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).

Federico M. Giorgi, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
Research Associate

Federico is a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the Department of Systems Biology at Columbia University. Federico is an experienced computational biologist and his main research interest focuses on how different mutations and gene networks can coalesce in similar deregulation events across different cancer types. He has MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences and a PhD in Molecular Plant Physiology (Potsdam University, Germany). He is author of more than 20 peer-reviewed publications.