Principal Investigator

Luke Dow Weill Cornell

Luke Dow, PhD.    Principal Investigator    


Postdoctoral fellows

Maria Paz Zafra Martin, PhD.  Postdoctoral Fellow


Graduate Students


Teng Han, M.S.   Graduate Student, BCMB


Previous Institution:

Johns Hopkins University

My interests are:

Modeling chromosomal rearrangements in human cancers. 

Alyna Katti,  Graduate Student, BCMB


Previous Institution:

University of Chicago (B.S., ‘16)

My interests are:

I am interested in studying the differential effects of APC truncations on tumorigenesis and progression in colorectal cancer mouse models. My research will also explore immunotherapeutic tools in the treatment of colorectal cancer. 

Research Technicians

Sukanya Gosmwani

Sukanya Goswami, M.S. Research Technician II


Lab Alumni

Amber Simon, Lab Manager

Current: Student, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy

Emma Schatoff, MD/PHD Student

Current: Student, Weill Cornell Medicine

Miguel Foronda, Ph.D

Current: Associate Editor, Nature Cancer

Michael Shusterman, MD. Clinical Fellow, Hem Onc

Current: New York Presbyterian Cancer Center

Ben Leach, MD. Hem Onc

Current: Attending Physician, City of Hope



We are currently seeking highly motivated and independent postdocs to join the Dow lab. We are using cross-species analysis and innovative mouse models to explore the events governing progression and therapeutic response of colorectal cancer. Previous experience with animal models, particularly mice, is advantageous but not essential.

To apply, please send your CV, description of past research and list of referees to:


Situated in the state-of-the-art Belfer Research Building as part of the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center at Weill-Cornell Medical College, we are affiliated with the Cell & Developmental Biology (BCMB) Program within the Weill-Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences. Graduate students interested in rotations should contact Luke Dow (