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Vice Chair of Research
Professor of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences
Professor in Neurobiology

Otolaryngology Residency Program
Campus Mail:DUMC Duke South Yellow Zone #4000, DUMC Box 3805, Durham, NC 27710

Graduate Training Programs: Neurobiology, Developmental and Stem Cell Biology, Cell Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology


Sarah Kim
Sarah Kim, MD PhD
R25 Research-track Resident
Interests: Olfactory neuro-immunology    
email: sarah.kim912@duke.edu
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Awards: American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery CORE Research Grant
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Jack Finlay
MD PhD Student
Interests: Olfactory Neuroblastoma, Olfactory pathology, Rhinology/Skull base surgery     
Undergraduate: Princeton University
email: jbf18@duke.edu 
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Awards: NIH F30 DC021348  “Leveraging multi-omics to define the role of epigenetic regulation by PRC2 in Esthesioneuroblastoma”    
 

 
Tiffany Ko
PhD Student, Neurobiology
Interests: Olfactory neurogenesis; PRC2

email: tiffany.ko@duke.edu

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Former Lab Members

 

Allison Oliva, MD
3rd year medical school research program, Burroghs-Wellcome Scholar
Current: Otolaryngology House Staff, University of Miami/Jackson Health System, Miami, FL

 

 

 

 

Khalil Issa, MD
Current: Otolaryngology House Staff, Duke University, Durham, NC
Program: Otolaryngology Residency Program

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Rhea Choi, MD, PhD
Former MD, PhD graduate dissertation research in the lab,
Current: Otolaryngology House Staff, Duke University, Durham, NC
Program: Otolaryngology Residency Program

 

 

Stefania Goncalves, MD
Current: Otolaryngology House Staff, University of Miami/Jackson Health System, Miami, FL
Head and Neck Surgery Research Track Resident

 

Rupali Gupta, Ph.D
Sr. Postdoctoral Research Associate

 

 

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Former Undergraduate Students

 

Bishoy Hanna
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Minor: Chemistry
Class: 2023

 

 

Sama Elmahdy
Major: Psychology
Minors: Global Health & Chemistry
Class: 2022

 

 

 

 

Edward “Teddy” Llinas
Major: Biology
Minors: Chemistry, Political Science
Class: 2022