Our team

My laboratory’s Mission is to find novel therapeutics to treat tissue damage and organ dysfunction caused by disproportionate inflammatory responses. I aim to achieve this challenging goal by identifying the most critical mechanisms of the pathophysiology that lead to chronic and excessive inflammation. My broad background in signal transduction mechanisms in the fields of cancer, inflammation and vascular biology is especially suited for ensuring the success of this goal. I approach this venture by generating a collaborative, multidisciplinary and translational research program. Collaborations with researchers with expertise in advanced imaging and chemistry give us new ways to study inflammation, while partnering with physicians at the Ophthalmology and Ob/Gyn departments, as well as the Biomedical Acceleration and Commercialization Center at AMC ensures a translational focus of our research.

Long-term success cannot be achieved without generating an effective research team. I place a high value on providing outstanding mentoring to trainees in all stages of learning, from undergraduate interns and MDDR summer students to PhD candidates and postdocs, to residents and fellows. I devote substantial mentoring efforts not only towards members of my lab, but also to other trainees, independently of whether I am a member of their thesis’s committee. Our lab also provides a nurturing environment for developing a new generation of physician scientists, including research in ophthalmic diseases and my substantial involvement in the MFM fellowship program.

Alejandro Adam, PhD

To find more about myself, click on any of these links

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/alejandro-adam-72347b1b

Pubmed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/alejandro.adam.1/bibliography/public/

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=L-_FnQcAAAAJ

Albany Med webpage: http://www.amc.edu/Profiles/AdamA1.cfm

Twitter: @alejandroadam

And because not all imaging has to be scientific, my Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/aleadam/

Current members

  • Nina Martino - Lab manager
  • Anthony Lowery - Lab manager
  • Lindsay Tomaszek - Research Technician
  • Dr Ramon Bossardi Ramos - Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Shuhan Lu - PhD student
  • Dr Sarah Colihan - MFM Fellow

Past members

  • Dr Hiba Alsaffar - PhD student (graduated 2019) - now at the National Cancer Institute
  • Kevin Lau - MDDR student (defended 2019) - Albany Med class of 2021
  • Kara Leyden - Union/AMC accelerated program - Albany Med class of 2023
  • Dr Supraja Swamy - MDDR student (graduated 2018) - Became a pediatrics resident at Case Western/Univ Hosps Cleveland Med Ctr
  • Dr Alyssa Herrmann - MD student (graduated 2017) - Became an OB/Gyn resident at Cleveland Clinic
  • Dr Jinhong Yang - MD student (graduated 2016) - Internist at Kaiser Permanente-Los Angeles
  • Dr Julie Leizer - MFM Fellow
  • Dr Anna Frega - MFM Fellow