Leadership Team

SarahSarah Baker

Sarah Baker is a graduate fellow at the Rockefeller University where she studies how the vascular system and systemic inflammation may contribute to Alzheimer’s disease. When she is not working in lab, Sarah likes to teach science to kids through the Greater New York City Society for Neuroscience, also known as braiNY. At any given moment you may find her playing volleyball, drinking coffee, frolicking in Central Park, laughing because something is funny, or biking around the city.  She loves the beach and the mountains because she thinks nature is neat. If she were a molecule, she would be geosmin, often associated with the earthy smell of rain.

 

 

Ainhoa PereAinhoaz Garijo

Ainhoa Perez Garijo is a postdoctoral scientist in Rockefeller University studying apoptosis in the fruitfly Drosophila melanogaster. She volunteers in the Scientist in Residence Program, where she is developing a science project in collaboration with a public school in Harlem. She is also a mother of two and a zero-waste nut. She likes dogs, chocolate, the weird stuff that cells do when they die, and buying in bulk. She doesn’t like plastic, house chores, or peppers. She plans to live 150 years, most of them in very good shape.

 

 

SimonaSimona Giunta

Simona is a research associate at the Rockefeller University, where she works on understanding how normal cells can become cancerous, especially during the fundamental process of cell division. Simona is a passionate advocate for science outreach, she is a member of the Science Communication and Media Group, founder and president of Know Science (KnowScience.org), a non-profit for science literacy, where she educates scientists in becoming effective communicators to help bring science where it belongs: to the people!

 

 

DannyDaniel Kramer

Danny is a third-year MD-PhD student and a graduate fellow at Rockefeller University studying temperature sensitivity and calorie burning in fat cells. He teaches in the Weill Cornell Youth Scholars Program, a science enrichment and career development program for underrepresented high school students, and gives campus tours in Rockefeller's Science Outreach Program. He likes to run and watch the CW’s Arrowverse. Danny's dog is 16 years young, and she’s still extra cuddly.‚Äč

 

 

KrithikaKrithika Venkataraman

Krithika is a graduate fellow at the Rockefeller University, where she studies how hormones regulate attraction of the dengue and Zika vector mosquitoes to humans. Outside the lab, she enjoys writing, yoga, classical dance, and learning new languages, and is likely to be found listening to audiobooks, drinking copious amounts of tea, or chasing after various insects that she hopes (one day) to be able to accurately identify. She is particularly excited about the interface of science and culture, and applying intersectional approaches to solving issues in global health. She loves teaching science to children, and has volunteered in New York City for the World Science Festival, and the Rockefeller University's outreach initiatives. 

 

To Contact Us

We would love to hear your thoughts, suggestions or have you be part of our team!
To contact us, send us an email at scienceandmedia@rockefeller.edu

Sarah BakerSarah Baker is a graduate fellow at the Rockefeller University where she studies how the vascular system and systemic inflammation may contribute to Alzheimer’s disease. When she is