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. 


celia dejohn

PhD Student (Rotation)

Celia received her BS from Utica College in Biochemistry. During her undergraduate studies, Celia worked in a microbiology lab under the supervision of Dr. Lawrence Aaronson, employing an array of molecular biology and biochemical assays to study the melanin biosynthetic pathways in the novel bacterial species isolated in the Aaronson lab, Pseudomonas uticensis. By using genomic information to predict metabolic pathways, she was able to test for them using a variety of biochemical approaches. She also characterized an array of antibiotic interactions with P. uticensis, and how each one affected the process of melanogenesis. Celia is currently a first year PhD student in the Cell Stress and Biophysical Oncology Department at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.


tatiane da silva fernandes

Undergraduate Scientist

Tatiane is a senior at the University at Buffalo, majoring in Pharmacology and Toxicology with a minor in Chemistry. She is excited about working at Roswell Park and plans on applying to graduate school next year to work more with cancer research, and then pursuing a PhD.


amanda bache

Undergraduate Scientist

Amanda is a third year student 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.


denisha robinson

Undergraduate Scientist

Denisha is a senior at the University at Buffalo majoring in medicinal chemistry. She is very interested in studying therapeutic treatments of cancer and intends to apply to the cancer sciences graduate program this year to pursue her Ph.D.


whitney spencer

Undergraduate Scientist

Whitney is a senior at the University at Buffalo majoring in Biomedical Sciences, with a minor in English. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a combined M.D./Ph.D. degree in cancer sciences and oncology.


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)