The Feigin Lab

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Michael E Feigin, Phd

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics


Twitter: @thefeiginlab



arwen tisdale, MS

Research Technologist

Arwen received her BS in Biochemistry from SUNY Geneseo and her Masters degree in Interdisciplinary Natural Sciences from Roswell Park Cancer Institute, under the supervision of Dr. Sharon Evans. Her thesis investigated the potential sex bias in lymphocyte trafficking in response to fever-range thermal stress.



Postdoctoral Fellow

Swati received her BS/MS from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune in India and completed her PhD at Carnegie Mellon University in Biological Sciences. Her PhD thesis focused on quality control at the Golgi and its implications in Shiga toxin induced cell death. Currently, she is working on elucidating the role of alternative polyadenylation as a driver of cancer.

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ABBY cornwell

PhD Student

Abby received her BS in biochemistry with an English minor from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Under the supervision of Dr. Arne Gericke, her bachelor's thesis investigated the propensity for self-association of the N-terminal domain of annexin A2 in the presence of anionic lipids. She is currently a second year PhD Student in the Pharmacology and Therapeutics Program at Roswell Park Cancer Center through the University at Buffalo. 


amanda bache

Undergraduate Scientist

Amanda is a senior at the University at Buffalo pursuing a bachelor's in science in Biological Sciences.  She plans on attending medical school for a career in oncology. Amanda is a member of pre-meds without borders and the secretary of the UB Swing Dance Club.


johann schwarz

Undergraduate Scientist, Summer

Johann is a junior at Purdue University pursuing a Bachelors of Science in General Biology. He is hoping to attend medical school and pursue a career in surgical oncology. Johann works in the Lim lab at Purdue, researching breast and lung cancer immunology, with a focus on 4-1BB. He is also part of the American Medical Student Association.


jaelyn vigee

Undergraduate Scientist, Summer

Jaelyn is a senior at Howard University pursuing a Bachelors of Science in Biology. Jaelyn has an interest in stroke and migraine medicine and plans to attend medical school to pursue a career in neurology. In her free time, Jaelyn volunteers with OneTent health, Justice for Juniors, plans events through HerCampus and serves as the Branding Director for Mentoring Youth & Teens’ Health.


Former Lab Members (Undergraduate):

  1. Diana Kwiatkowski (2017-2018)

  2. Anant Shah (2017-2018)

  3. Victoria Rizzuto (2017-2018)

  4. DesTiny Overton (Summer 2018)

  5. Karla Gabriela Cano Hernandez (Summer 2018)

  6. Tatiane da Silva Fernandes (2018-2019)

  7. Denisha Robinson (2018-2019)

  8. Whitney Spencer (2018-2019)