Hiro Furukawa

Hiro Furukawa

PI

Hiro studied chemistry at Tufts University in Medford, MA and went to Japan for his graduate study at the University of Tokyo where he studied biochemistry/neurochemistry. He then came back to the U.S. for a postdoctoral study at Columbia University in New York, and later at Vollum Institute in Portland, Oregon. In January 2007, Hiro started as a faculty member at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. He likes to understand how molecules assemble to mediates cellular signaling underlying intriguing phenomena such as neuronal plasticity and neurodegeneration. He is also hoping to provide useful strategy to target protein molecules whose dysfunction causes neurological diseases and disorders.

Nami Tajima

Nami Tajima

Postdoctoral Fellow

Nami did her PhD study in Jeremy Tame’s group in Yokohama City University in Japan. She worked on the crystallographic study of an auto-transporter, Hbp, a beta-barrel membrane protein from a pathogenic E.coli. She joined the lab in May of 2011. Nami was also a recipient of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science postdocotral fellowship award.

Michael Regan

Michael Regan

Postdoctoral Fellow

Mike completed his PhD in Biophysics with Prof. John Bushweller at the University of Virginia. For his graduate work, he used solution NMR and macromolecular crystallography to characterize protein/DNA interactions and develop small molecule inhibitors for a family of leukemogenic transcription factors. Mike joined the Furukawa lab in September of 2014, where he will be studying the molecular basis of allosteric regulation in the NMDA receptor. Mike is a recipient of the NRSA postdoctoral fellowship.

Johanna Syrjanen

Johanna Syrjanen

Postdoctoral Fellow

Johanna completed her PhD in Biochemistry with Prof. Luca Pellegrini at Cambridge University where she worked on structural and functional analyses of proteins related to meiotic chromosome organization. Johanna joined the Furukawa lab in March of 2017.

Eric Chou

Eric Chou

Postdoctoral Fellow

Tsung-Han aka Eric completed his PhD with Prof. Edward Yu at Iowa State University where he worked on structural studies of proteins related to carbon concentration of green alga. Eric joined the Furukawa lab in July of 2017.

Jue X Wang

Jue X Wang

Graduate Student

Jue grew up in a small town to the East of Berlin. She then decided to leave all the German bread and other clichés behind, and ventured out into the rain to receive her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Cambridge, UK. She is currently a PhD student at the Watson School of Biological Sciences and joined the Furukawa lab in August 2015. Jue is a recipient of the Boehringer Ingelheim predoctoral fellowship.

Noriko Simorowski

Noriko Simorowski

Technician-III

Noriko joined the Furukawa lab in March 2007. She is our super-technician who supports all aspects of research.

Adriana Hincapie

Adriana Hincapie

Technical Staff

Hong Jie makes cell culture media and biochemical reagents for the Joshua-Tor lab and the Furukawa lab. She is also our "Lab Mom."

Ming Wang

Ming Wang

X-ray Facility Manager

Ming is the manager for the x-ray facility at CSHL. He also assists the famous x-ray crystallography course held at CSHL once a year.

Dennis Thomas

Dennis Thomas

Cryo-EM facility manager
AnnMarie Ballew

AnnMarie Ballew

Scientific Administrator

AnnMarie is our scientific administrator who carries out the organizational responsibilities of the laboratory.

Alumni

Name

Before

In the Furukawa lab

After

Erkan Karakas Grad. Student in the Caroline Kisker lab@Stony Brook University Postdoc Assistant Professor@Vanderbilt University [link]
Puja Singh Postdoc in the Patrick Sung lab@Yale University Postdoc Research Associate at University of Minnesota
Michael Yuchi Grad. Student @McMaster University Postdoc Postdoc @British Columbia University
Tomas Malinauskas Postdoc in the Yuvonne Jones Lab@Oxford University Postdoc Postdoc @Oxford University
Annie Jespersen Master student@University of Copenhagen Visiting Master student PhD student@University of Copenhagen
Annabel Romero-Hernandez Master student@ Instituto Politécnico Nacional PhD Student

(WSBS)

Associate Scientist @Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Paul Wolski Undergrad@Cornell University Undergraduate summer research student PhD student@UC Berkley
Claudio Morales Undergrad@University of Puerto Rico Undergraduate summer research student PhD student@UT Southwestern
Yitong Li Undergrad@Cornell University Undergraduate summer research student PhD student@University of North Carolina
Saamia Alam Undergrad@SUNY Binghamton College Intern Med. School
Elena Ghiban Chemical Engineer@SC Gemite Romania SRL Volunteer Comp. Sci. Developer at the Genome center @CSHL
Irene Gill Scientific Administrator Scientific Administrator for Adam Siepel
Hongjie Shen Technical Staff Happily retired

Rotation students

WSBS: Hassana Oyibo, Jack Walleshauser, Brittany Cazakoff, Anja Hohmann, Mike Giangrasso, Charlie Yuan, Bri Bible

Stony Brook: Iehab Talukder, Brian McGillick, Jessica Johl, Allen Chen