Mooney (Dr. MUNEMASA MORI)
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Columbia Center for Human Development (CCHD),
Pulmonary Allergy & Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine,
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Humor in our life, science, and innovation. These are just a few things Mooney deserves in his lab. He has developed an experimental basis for functional lung generation in mice. He is advancing his technology towards human lung generation and in vivo disease-modeling with his lab mates.
Zurab (Dr. ZURAB NINISH)
Zurab is a senior vet tech, joined Dr. Mori's lab in the 2021 summer. His exceptional training in animal subjects and modern lab organization skill are essential for generating lungs.
Anri (Dr. ANRI SAWADA)
MD, Post-Doc fellow
Anri is the first postdoc in Mori lab and has a mind teeming with innovative ideas and outside-the-box solutions. He is a medical doctor (MD), and his specialty is in nephrology and pathology. He is going to study the regulatory mechanism controlling lung generation in our organ generation system.
Youngmin (Dr. YOUNGMIN HWANG)
PhD, Post-Doc scientist
Youngmin is the up-and-coming star in the Mori lab. His intense craving guided him to the USA from South Korea for fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic. His nanotechnology-based strategy will surrender the life-threatening viral penumonia.
Aki (Dr. AKIHIRO MIURA)
MD PhD, Post-Doc fellow
Aki is a thoracic surgeon at Okayama University in Japan. He joined Mori lab last November. He won the competitive JSPS overseas fellowships in 2020. We expect that his exceptional talent and guts may revolutionize the field of pulmonary surgery by modeling autologous lung transplantation.
Jun (Dr. JUNICHI TANAKA)
Jun is an exceptionally outstanding clinician-scientist, influencing the field of salivary gland biology. He joins Mori lab this September to break through the organ generation bioengineering. He recently won the Uehara Memorial foundation award.
Yuko (Dr. YUKO SHIMAMURA)
MD PhD, Post-Doc fellow
Yuko is a leading, awarded nephrologist coming from Nagoya University in Japan. Her dedication to our essential mission will be the critical breath for our novel understanding of developmental biology.
Shreya (SHREYA KUMAR)
Shreya graduated from The Lawrenceville School in 2020 and is expected to graduate from Barnard College, Columbia University in 2024. She is double majoring in Molecular Biology and History.
She is our oasis for busy days and also the compass for our future. Her passion for learning lung biology and stem cells drives our better understanding of fundamental cell biology.
Sherlly (SHERLLY V. DOLMUZ)
Sherlly is an undergraduate student at Columbia University School of Dentistry, where she is the Social Chair and Vice President of the Hispanic Student Dental Association. She is the next generation of future scientists blessed with brilliant thinking and active learning skills that will ignite the future of our regenerative medicine.
Dai (Dr. DAI SHIMIZU)
Dai, a thoracic surgeon from Okayama University, is a second-generation awarded postdoc in Mori Lab, joining in April 2023. He possesses outstanding potential as a scientist. His meticulous evaluation of intricate experiments promises to transform the future of human lung generation.
Yuri (Dr. YURI KONDOU)
Yuri, an endocrinologist from Gumma University, joined Mori Lab as a second-generation outstanding postdoc in May 2023. Her distinctive presence in the lab strengthens our camaraderie and propels our significant scientific progress.
Kathryn (Ms. KATHRYN KENNEDY)
Kathryn is CCHD's project manager and also one of the most influential and exceptional supporters of Dr. Mori's new lab at CCHD. Her priceless friendship effectuated forming the Mori Lab to be acknowledged, harmonious, and unique. She secures the essential element for Dr. Mori's project.
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Rose (Ms. ROSE GORDON-SCHNEIDER)
Rose came from New Zealand to join Dr. Mori's lab. Her passion for science and dedication to helping lab mates are essential for realizing our difficult mission. Professionalism and her organization into Mori Lab make our lab the top of the Notch.
Tat (Dr. TATSUYA NAGANO)
MD PhD, Visiting Associate Research Scientist
Tat is one of the best talented pulmonary clinician-scientists in Mori's Lab. His humbleness and carefulness are transforming Mori Lab to be a more sophisticated, intelligent environment.
STACEY (Ms. STACEY NOEZIL)
SHYMAA (Ms. ALSHYMAA Y. HASSAN)
Hemanta (Dr. HEMANTA SARMAH)
PhD, Post-Doc scientist
Hemanta is an exceptional developmental biologist originally from India and recently graduated from OIST (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University) in Japan. His compassion and passion for science are the indispensable seasonings for realizing our dream come true.
Rashmika (Ms. RASHMI PATEL)
Rashmi has initially supported Mori lab admins. She assisted tons and dozens of the ordering. Her dedication and support in Dr. Mori's lab were critical for smoothening lab maintenance and survival.
THE MORI LAB
What We Do
The main goal of our Laboratory is to understand how efficiently we can generate a whole entire respiratory organ. We use a combination of approaches and technologies that we have developed for use in our studies. Learn more about our research and areas of study below.
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Overview of Our Research
Our research aims to understand the concepts and mechanisms which underly the complexities of lung generation. We use advanced research techniques and technologies to explore the scientific hypotheses that our Laboratory poses. Our research is generously supported by funding from the government and a number of foundations.