Lab Members

Parinaz Aliahmad, PhD

Project Scientist Email: aliahmadp@csmc.edu

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Aliahmad received her PhD from the Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California in 2007, under the mentorship of Jonathan Kaye, PhD. She re-joined Kaye’s group at Cedars-Sinai in 2009 and is currently continuing her work on the role of TOX in the immune system.

Ananthi Asirvatham, PhD

Postdoctoral Scientist Email: asirvathama@csmc.edu

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Asirvatham received her PhD from Washington State University, Washington. She worked at Roswell Park Cancer Institute on microRNA regulation of immune gene expression before joining the Kaye Laboratory. She is currently working on identifying TOX binding partners that are required for mediating its role in regulating gene expression.

Akop Seksenyan

Graduate Student Email: seksenyana@csmc.edu

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Akop attended UCLA,where he was involved in pediatric brain tumor research before receiving his BS in Neuroscience in 2006. He joined the Kaye Laboratory as a graduate student in 2008, and his thesis project focuses on the role of nuclear factor TOX3 in mammary epithelial cells and breast cancer.

Corey Seehus

Graduate Student Email: corey.seehus@cshs.org

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Corey received his BS in Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he worked on modeling neurodegenerative disease. Before joining Cedars-Sinai, he worked on development of small molecules for the treatment of depression. He has recently joined the Kaye Laboratory, where he is beginning a project related to T-regulatory cells.

Brian de la Torre

Research Associate II Email: delatorreb@csmc.edu

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Brian earned his BS degree from UC San Diego where he double-majored in Psychology and Animal Physiology/Neuroscience. He worked at UC San Diego and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles before joining the Kaye Laboratory in 2009. Brian participates in multiple laboratory projects using cellular and molecular approaches.

Asha Kadavallorre

Research Associate II Email: kadavallorea@csmc.edu

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Asha graduated with her BS in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Irvine in 2006. She joined the Kaye Laboratory in 2010, and participates in multiple laboratory projects using cellular and molecular approaches.

Zachary Lindsey

Administrative Assistant Email: zachary.lindsey@cshs.org

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Zachary held a number of positions at Cedars-Sinai before joining the Kaye Laboratory in 2009.