• Minah Kim, PhD

    • Assistant Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology at CUMC

    Dr. Minah Kim is a new faculty in Pathology and Cell Biology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Dr. Kim received her PhD from the KAIST under the mentorship of Dr. Gou Young Koh. Subsequently, she joined the lab of Dr. Donald McDonald at UCSF to pursue her postdoctoral training. Since then, her research has focused on understanding the role of vascular destabilization as a niche in facilitating distant metastasis, particularly in the development of resistance to anti-angiogenic therapy. Further, her study focuses on vascular-immune crosstalk to understand vascular regulation of immune microenvironment and of responsiveness to immunotherapies.

  • Ha-Ram Park, PhD

    • Postdoctoral Researcher

    Dr. Haram Park received her PhD in Oncology from Seoul National University, Korea where she focused on cancer immunotherapy and identifying the resistance mechanisms of targeted therapy in non-small cell lung cancer under Dr. Dae Seog Heo and Dr. Dong-Wan Kim. Now as a postdoctoral researcher in the Kim Lab, she studies the vascular regulation of immunosuppression and immunotherapy efficacy in melanoma.

    Haram Park, Kim Lab
  • Sophie O'Keefe

    • Postgraduate Researcher

    Sophie is a graduate of the University of Chicago and with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a specialization in immunology. During her time at the University of Chicago, Sophie conducted undergraduate research in the laboratory of Dr. Xavier Keutgen where she investigated the radiosensitizing effects of mTOR inhibitors on pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. She has previous research experience in the fields of developmental biology and immunology.

    Sophie O'Keefe, Kim Lab
  • Eunhyeong Lee

    • Postdoctoral Researcher

    Dr. Eunhyeong Lee received her PhD in Vascular Biology from the KAIST. During her PhD, she had studied the regulatory mechanism of vascular abnormality in glioblastoma under the guidance of Dr. Injune Kim. She has joined the lab of Dr. Minah Kim at Columbia University Irving Medical Center as a Postdoctoral Research Scientist. she has research interest in vascular and immune regulation in PanNET and AD for the translational research. 

    Eunhyeong Lee, PhD, Kim Lab, CUMC Department of Pathology and Cell Biology
  • Janani Varadarajan

    • Undergraduate Researcher

    Janani Varadarajan is an undergraduate student at Barnard College, Columbia University, planning to major in Biology. Previously, she analyzed the genome of Duckweed, a plant with potential uses as a biofuel and in bioremediation, as part of the Waksman Student Scholars Program of Rutgers University.

    Janani Varadarajan
  • Portia Cummings

    • Undergraduate Researcher

    Portia Cummings is an undergraduate student at Columbia University and is majoring in Biology with a Pre-Med concentration. She is currently a member of the Rabi Scholars Program and has previously conducted research at the Gautier Lab, studying Wasp and RAD51 protein binding at double strand break sites in homologous DNA repair.

    Portia Cumming

Former Lab Members

  • Gauri Kasarla (2022)

    • Current Position: Undergraduate student at Columbia University
  • Alessandra Leong (2019-2022)

    • Current Position: Medical Student at University of Pittsburgh
  • Anahita Shiva (2020-2022)

    • Current Position: Medical Student at University of Maryland
  • Subrata Chowdhury (2021 - 2022)

  • Carol Dalgarno (2019)