Scientists at the Momen-Heravi lab combine molecular biology methods, bioinformatic approaches, and translational research in their effort to understand underlying signaling events and tumor vulnerabilities to treat head and neck cancer and lung cancer as well as understand and target inflammatory cascades in periodontitis and diabetes. 

The lab consists of postdocs, graduate students, dental students, and residents.  We aim to be a resource to our colleagues and to train highly motivated students and post-docs to make impacts in science and patients’ life.

Fatemeh Momen-Heravi, DDS, PhD, MPH, MS
Principle Investigator

Kranthi Tanagala, PhD 
Postdoctoral Fellow

Sunil Dubey, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Nicole Kaplan
Postdoctoral Associate

Nadia Mezghani
Research Assistant

Carleigh Canterbury, DDS
Pathology Resident 

Austin Shackelford, DDS
Pathology Resident 

Penny Agrafioti, DDS
Periodontics Resident
Graduate Student
(Co-mentor: Dr. Evanthia Lalla)

Caroline Aronin
Dental Student 

Yi-Chu Wu, DDS
Periodontics Resident
Graduate Student

Austin Talis
Dental Student

Rona Wang
Data science Institute scholar

Jingyi Tang
Data science Institute scholar

Kathi Gauch
Dental student

Jacki Yang
Undergraduate Researcher
Columbia College

Lab Alumni

Xun Wu, DMD, MS: Visiting scholar
Current position: Associate Professor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Guangxi University, China

Maryam Zadeh, DDS, Dental student
Current position: Orthodontics Resident, Montefiore Health System, New York

Abdulrahman Almubarak, DDS, MS, Graduate student
Current position: Assistant Professor of Periodontics, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Pooja Patel, Undergraduate student

Sultan Albashri, DDS, MS, Graduate student