Our First-Year PhD Students

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Pictured: Fall 2011 first-year PhD students

Gerstner Sloan Kettering welcomed its sixth class of PhD students on July 25, 2011. The incoming class is composed of three women and seven men. Four students are international (two are from China, one from Canada, and one from Turkey.) The remaining six come to us from undergraduate schools in New York, California, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut.

During a weeklong orientation, Gerstner Sloan Kettering welcomed the ten students through events that ranged from a welcome reception with Gerstner Sloan Kettering faculty, staff, and current students, and courses in fire and radiation safety and working with animals, to a meeting with Memorial Sloan Kettering President Craig Thompson, their first Dean’s Hour with Ken Marians, and a karaoke night with the Gerstner Sloan Kettering student body.


Pictured: Emily Casey

Emily Casey

Emily graduated from Cornell University in 2011. Her first-year mentor is Morgan Huse and her rotation mentor is Jason Lewis.


Pictured: Demetrius Dimucci

Demetrius Dimucci

Demetrius graduated from University of California, San Diego, in 2011. His first-year mentor is Ross Levine and his rotation mentor is Kat Hadjantonakis.


Pictured: Weiran Feng

Weiran Feng

Weiran graduated from Peking University in 2011. His first-year mentor is Jayanta Chaudhuri and his rotation mentor is Eric Holland.


Pictured: Theresa Geiger

Theresa Geiger

Theresa graduated from the California Institute of Technology in 2011. Her first-year mentor is John Petrini and her rotation mentor is James Allison.


Pictured: Eman Karasu

Erman Karasu

Erman graduated from Bilkent University in 2011. His first-year mentor is Cole Haynes and his rotation mentor is Andrew Koff.


Pictured: Ted Kastenhuber

Ted Kastenhuber

Ted graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2008. His first-year mentor is Mary Baylies and his rotation mentor is Zhirong Bao.


Pictured: Danilo Macalinao

Danilo Macalinao

Dan graduated from Wesleyan University in 2008. His first-year mentor is Johanna Joyce and his rotation mentor is Joan Massagué.


Pictured: Leili Ran

Leili Ran

Leili graduated from Tsinghua University in 2011. Her first-year mentor is Xiaolan Zhao and her rotation mentor is David Scheinberg.


Pictured: Neel Shah

Neel Shah

Neel graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2011. His first-year mentor is Andrea Ventura and his rotation mentor is Timothy Chan.


Pictured: Raymond Wu

Raymond Wu

Raymond graduated from Cornell University in 2011. His first-year mentor is Prasad Jallepalli and his rotation mentor is Christine Mayr.