Meet Our Team

Advances in medical research happen at Coriell because of the exceptional people who work here.

We arrived here from diverse backgrounds and with different life experiences. We have various educational backgrounds and a variety of beliefs. We operate in assorted roles in many areas, such as molecular biology, genomics, information technology, facilities, finance, stem cell research, and communications and development. In the end, we’re all connected in our enterprise to advance medical breakthroughs that improve people’s lives. People like our parents, our sister, our husband, and our children.

Every day we do work that matters.



Michael F. Christman, PhD

michael-christman-bio-thumbPresident and CEO

Michael Christman is president and chief executive officer of the Coriell Institute for Medical Research. With an entrepreneurial spirit, Mike is guiding Coriell on new ventures in emerging science.
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Andrew MacKnight

andrew-macknight-thumbChief Strategy Officer

Andrew MacKnight is the chief strategy officer at Coriell Institute. In this role, he is charged with supporting the Institute's business operations while also identifying opportunities for market expansion. [ Learn More › ]

Dean Stoios

dean-stoios-thumbChief Financial Officer

Dean Stoios is the chief financial officer at Coriell Institute. Tasked with overseeing the Institute's financial infrastructure and introducing, initiating and implementing key directives, Dean is an accomplished innovator who established his acumen while steering several prominent, global health and medical service organizations. [ Learn More › ]

 


Bernadette M. Horvat

bernadette-horvat-thumb-photoExecutive Director, Human Resources and Workplace Operations

Bernadette M. Horvat is the executive director of human resources and workplace operations for Coriell Institute. In this role, she oversees and implements all human resources programs and initiatives, driving Coriell's commitment to talent management and ongoing staff development.
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Mark Bellafante

mark-bellafante-thumbDirector, Information Technology

Mark Bellafante is director of information technology at Coriell Institute. Mark leads a team of talented software developers who create high quality software applications that see to the diverse business and scientific needs of the Institute. [ Learn More › ]

 

Susan Delaney

susan-delaney-thumbDirector, Government Affairs and Policy

Susan Delaney is director of government affairs and policy at Coriell Institute. Susan supports the Institute's strategic goals by analyzing and reporting on federal and state legislative activities.
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Norman Gerry, PhD

norman-gerry-thumbDirector, Genotyping and Microarray Center
Principal Investigator, National Institute of Aging Repository

Norman Gerry is a genomics expert at Coriell Institute and the principal investigator of the National Institute of Aging Repository. He also oversees the Genotyping and Microarray Center, a high-throughput facility capable of analyzing 2,000 DNA or RNA samples per month. [ Learn More › ]

 

Kristina L. Green, PhD

kristina-green-thumb-newDirector, Cell and Molecular Biology

Kristina L. Green is the director of cell and molecular biology. Kristina coordinates the efforts of a laboratory charged with DNA and RNA extraction, quality control measures, biofluid processing, and mycoplasma testing. [ Learn More › ]


Joseph P. Jarvis, PhD

joseph-jarvis-thumbDirector, Genomic Risk Reporting

Joseph P. Jarvis is director of genomic risk reporting for the Coriell Personalized Medicine Collaborative. Joseph leads a team of innovative research scientists and biostatisticians committed to identifying genetic variants associated with risk of complex disease and variability in drug response. [ Learn More › ]

   

Amal Aly, MD, PhD

Manager, Cytogenetics Laboratory

Amal Aly is Coriell Institute's Cytogenomics specialist. Amal oversees all cytogenetic analyses of cell lines within Coriell's Biobank and also manages cytogenetic services provided to external researchers. [ Learn More › ]

Shilpa Gandre-Babbe, PhD

Research Scientist, Stem Cell Technologies

Shilpa Gandre-Babbe is a research scientist concentrated on Coriell's innovative stem cell program. In this role, she advances one of the Institute's chief research aims by identifying and introducing new stem cell technologies and processes. [ Learn More › ]


Cristian A. Pérez, PhD

Principal Investigator, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Repository

Cristian A. Pérez is principal investigator at Coriell Institute for the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Repository, an extensive collection of more than sixty thousand high-quality human cell lines, DNAs and other biospecimens. [ Learn More › ]

Fedik Rahimov, PhD

Co-Principal Investigator, National Human Genome Research Institute Sample Repository

Fedik Rahimov is the co-principal investigator of the National Human Genome Research Institute Sample Repository at Coriell Institute. The Repository includes more than 16,000 samples and contributes to an assortment of biomedical, human genetics and cell biology research efforts. [ Learn More › ]


Deborah Requesens, PhD

Co-Principal Investigator, National Institute of General Medical Sciences Human Genetic Cell Repository

Deborah Requesens, PhD, is the co-principal investigator of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences Human Genetic Cell Repository at Coriell, a collection representing more than 900 unique human diseases. [ Learn More › ]

Alissa M. Resch, PhD

Principal Investigator, National Human Genome Research Institute Sample Repository, Age-Related Eye Disease Study

Alissa M. Resch is the principal investigator of the National Human Genome Research Institute Sample Repository at Coriell Institute, a diverse collection of DNA samples and cell lines that has contributed to several landmark initiatives, including the International HapMap and 1000 Genomes Projects. [ Learn More › ]


Laura Scheinfeldt, PhD

Research Scientist, Coriell Personalized Medicine Collaborative

Laura Scheinfeldt is a research scientist at Coriell Institute for the Coriell Personalized Medicine Collaborative. Laura applies her background in population genetics to the participant-based initiative and supports the research and analysis goals of the study.
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Nahid Turan, PhD

Principal Investigator, National Institute of General Medical Sciences Human Genetic Cell Repository, Congenital Heart Disease GEnetic NEtwork Study Biorepository 

Nahid Turan is principal investigator at Coriell Institute for the National Institute of General Medical Sciences Human Genetic Cell Repository, an extensive collection of more than 10,000 cell lines and 5,500 DNA samples focusing on heritable diseases.
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