Jose C. Clemente, Ph.D.


Jose is a computational biologist. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences and the Immunology Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He received is B.Sc. from University of Seville (Spain), and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Japan). He did his postdoctoral training at the National Institute of Genetics (Japan) and at the University of Colorado. His lab develops computational and experimental methods to understand the microbiome and its relation to immune and metabolic disorders. He is a rabid Emacs user.



Sabrina Tamburini, Ph.D.


Sabrina is a postdoctoral fellow in the Clemente Lab where she is studying the structure and the viability of bacterial communities that live in our body. She received her Ph.D. in Biomolecular Sciences from the University of Trento (Italy), where she developed new culture-independent cellular viability assays to study the efficiency of supercritical CO2 on food borne pathogens. Prior to her Ph.D., Sabrina obtained a B.Sc. in Biological Science and a M.Sc. in Molecular and Cellular Biology at University of Bologna (Italy). In her free time, Sabrina enjoys walking around NYC, taking ballet classes and making homemade pizza.


Nan Shen


Nan is a PhD student in the Clemente Lab. Her work is currently focused on multi-omic correlation modeling in microbiome analysis. She received her Master's degree in Biomedical Engineering from Stony Brook University, where she studied miRNAs involved in bone regeneration. Nan got her bachelor's degree in Biology at Sichuan University (China), where she studied cell interactions with arterial stent materials and cardiac tissue engineering. Nan is a professional skier on green slopes, alcohol-free party animal, NYC restaurant tester, Nijigen traveler and TIME's Person of the Year in 2006.


Shih-Chen Fu


Shih-Chen is a PhD student in the Clemente lab where she is developing tools to better utilize the metagenomic data of the gut microbiome. She received her Master degree in Anatomy and Cell Biology from National Taiwan University, studying the mechanisms of β-lapachone accelerating the wound healing process. She got her Bachelor degree in Department of Life Science, National Taiwan University. Shih-Chen loves to travel around the world and learn about exotic cultures. In her leisure time, Shih-Chen enjoys hiking and listening to light music while reading novels and books on interior design/decoration.


Monica Andrade


Monica is lab manager in the Clemente Lab. She performs a variety of general and laboratory-specific administrative duties, supervises lab work to ensure timely completion of lab projects, ensures that staff members comply with laboratory rules and regulations, and maintains lab equipment. She received her M.S. in Biomedical Microbiology from Long Island University, and her bachelor's degree in Biology from Rutgers University. She likes to spend her free time reading and watching movies. She loves to travel to dance events where she meets lots of new people, competes, takes dance classes, and does social dancing.


Zach Wilson


Zach is a bioinformatician in the Clemente lab. He got his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at Vassar College. He is working on improving methods to analyze metagenomic data in clinical studies. Zach enjoys fencing, video games and building computers.




Alex Quizon


Alex is a volunteer in the Clemente Lab. He currently attends Regis High School in Manhattan and hopes to attend a college with a well-known science program and many research opportunities. In the future, he hopes to pursue a career in environmental science research and science policy. During his spare time, Alex enjoys listening to and playing music, reading about current events, and playing basketball with his friends.

Former lab members

Isabel Reyes (Brown University)

Alex Quizon (Williams College)

Ryan Bernstein (Columbia University)

Max Berrios (University of Puerto Rico)

Carmen Haro (Universidad de Cordoba)

Jai Ram Rideout (Northern Arizona University)

Charudatta Navare