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Lab News


Congrats Daniel on passing your Qual exam

May 2024

Members of the lab celebrated Daniel passing his qual exam. 

He is now the official guru of all things related to dopaminergic neurons. 

2024 April Paper Celebration Collage.JPG

Yheskel et al.,

April 2024

The lab came together to celebrate our newest publication in Nucleic Acids Research

Click here to read "KDM5-mediated transcriptional activation of ribosomal protein genes alters translation efficiency to regulate mitochondrial metabolism in neurons."



March 2024

Members of the lab attended the Allied Genetics Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.


Match Day!

March 2024

Congratulations to Hayden Hatch. He matched to Child Neurology at Boston Children's Hospital. All the best as you leave Einstein Hayden. We will miss you. 



December 2023

Happy holidays. We hope that 2023 was a great one for you. We are all looking forward to a safe, healthy and science-filled 2024.

​Qualification Jubilation

October 2023:

Congratulations to Amira for passing her qualifying exam and receiving her MSc!!

for KDM5C

September 2023:

Members from the Secombe lab participated in the annual KARES 5K for KDM5C! 

Check out more information at-


Blair returned to give advice to current

September 2023:

Blair took a break from her postdoc to give an inspiring talk at the CMBG training grant retreat in September 2023. Thanks Blair!

Dr. Rogers!

August 2023:


Mike successfully defended his PhD thesis work in which he characterized investigated KDM5's function in coordinating gene expression during development.

We wish him the best as he finishes his MD!

Summer Students

June-August 2023:


 Thank you to MSTP rotation student Hill Gregoire and Einstein SURP student Karyn Schy for joining us for the summer!

Welcome Shawn
and Olivia!

June 2023:


Thank you to Shawn and Olivia Filippi for coming to visit the Secombe lab to see all the research we do to understand how KDM5 family proteins function. 

Dr. Schneider!

May 2023: PhD defense

Blair successfully defended her PhD thesis work that described a new role for retrotransposons in aging. Blair will be moving to a postdoctoral position working on a new model organism soon. 

Lab dinner at the "fly meeting" in Chicago. 

Chicago pizza at its best!


The very first

KARES foundation strategic meeting

This January 2023, the board of the KARES foundation met in person for the first time to discuss priorities and strategies. This group of parents are amazing advocates for their kids. Please click on the button below to learn more about KDM5C, the families and the work they are doing. 

Mike presents his PhD project as a game of Clue

Genetics department WIP September 2022

September 2022
Congratulations Melissa Castiglione on passing your Qual and receiving your M.Sc.

Next up.... Ph.D.

Thank you to those who joined the Secombe lab for summer 2022.

MSTP rotation students Nelson Catalan and Hill Gregoire

REU Neuroscience program student Anne Garana

High school student Raydris Espacia.

Hayden successfully defended his Ph.D. Congratulations Dr. Hatch! 

And best of luck as you finish your M.D.

Congratulations Dr. Belalcazar!

Helen Belalcazar defended her PhD thesis in April 2021 and participated in the commencement ceremony in May 2022. 

We miss you Helen!

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