Hiro Furukawa

Hiro Furukawa

PI

Hiro started as a faculty member at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in late 2006. 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.

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.

Kevin Michalski

Kevin Michalski

Postdoctoral Fellow

Kevin completed his PhD with Prof. Kawate at Cornell University where he worked on functional studies of Pannexin hemichannels. Kevin joined the Furukawa lab in October of 2018.

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 was 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

Adriana makes cell culture media and biochemical reagents, which are critical for all of our experiments.

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

After his PHD study in the DeRosier lab at Brandeis, Dennis went on conduct studies in the Baumeister lab at MPI of Biochemistry in Munich. Dennis has been the facility manager for the CSHL EM facility since 2017.

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 (2007-2016) Assistant Professor@Vanderbilt University [link]
Nami Tajima Grad. Student in the Jeremy Tame lab@Yokohama City University Postdoc (2011-2018) Assistant Professor@Case Western University [link]
Puja Singh Postdoc in the Patrick Sung lab@Yale University Postdoc (2010-2012) Research Associate at University of Minnesota
Michael Yuchi Grad. Student @McMaster University Postdoc (2009-2009) Postdoc @British Columbia University
Tomas Malinauskas Postdoc in the Yuvonne Jones Lab@Oxford University Postdoc (2013-2016) Postdoc @Oxford University
Mike Regan Grad. Student in the Bushweller lab @University of Virginia Postdoc (2014-2018) Scientist@Sanofi
Annie Jespersen Master student@University of Copenhagen Visiting Master student (2011-2011) PhD student@University of Copenhagen
Annabel Romero-Hernandez Master student@Instituto Politécnico Nacional PhD Student

(WSBS) (2013-2017)

Scientist@Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Paul Wolski Undergrad@Cornell University Undergraduate summer research student (2007) PhD student@UC Berkley
Claudio Morales Undergrad@University of Puerto Rico Undergraduate summer research student (2010) PhD student@UT Southwestern
Yitong Li Undergrad@Cornell University Undergraduate summer research student (2013) PhD student@University of North Carolina
Minjun Li Undergrad@Smith College Praxis summer research student (2018) Smith College
Saamia Alam Undergrad@SUNY Binghamton College Intern (2009) Med. School
Elena Ghiban Volunteer (2007-2008) Comp. Sci. Developer at the Genome center @CSHL
Irene Gill Scientific Administrator (2007-2014) Scientific Administrator for Adam Siepel
Hongjie Shen CSHL Technical Staff (2007-2017) 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