Lab Members

Ellen A. Bernstein (nee Nielsen)

Research Assistant II Email: ellen.bernstein@cshs.org

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Ellen Bernstein earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 1980. She worked at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Bethesda, Maryland from 1980–87, and in the Department of Pathology at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, from 2004–08. She has been a Research Associate II in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Cedars-Sinai since 2008.

Jorge Giani, PhD

Postdoctoral Scientist Email: jorge.giani@cshs.org

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Jorge Giani, PhD, earned his doctorate from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2010. In his graduate work, he focused on the mechanisms underlying the development of insulin resistance. Giani joined Cedars-Sinai as a postdoctoral scientist in 2012. He currently investigates the role of the renal renin-angiotensin system in hypertension.

Zakir Khan, PhD

Postdoctoral Scientist Email: zakir.khan@cshs.org

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Zakir Khan, PhD, earned his doctorate from Bundelkhand University Jhansi, India, in 2008. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institut Mondor de Recherche Biomédicale, Institut Pasteur and Institut Curie, Paris, France, from 2009–14. He has been a postdoctoral scientist in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Cedars-Sinai since 2014.

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