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Todd Waldman

Todd Waldman
Professor of Oncology

I was born and raised in the Washington, DC area. I graduated from Walt Whitman High School in 1987, Yale University (B.S.) in 1991, and Johns Hopkins Medical School (M.D., Ph.D.) in 1998. I was then recruited to a faculty position at Georgetown University School of Medicine/Lombardi Cancer Center, where I have been on the faculty for the past 15 years. In addition to running the lab, writing papers and grants, and occasionally brandishing a pipet, I also run the Georgetown MD/PhD program. When not in the lab, I hang out in Bethesda, Maryland with my wife Emily, and provide life lessons of questionable quality to my kids Ben (10), Max (8), and Rebecca (6).


Jung-Sik Kim

Jung-Sik Kim
Associate Professor

Born and raised in Seoul, Korea, I graduated from Seoul National University (BS 1989, MS 1991) and the University of Tokyo, Japan (PhD 1997). I then went to the NCI/NIH intramural program in Bethesda as a post-doctoral fellow and moved to Georgetown University School of Medicine where I started my career as a Research Associate (2001), was then promoted to Research Assistant Professor (2004) and subsequently to my current position (Associate Professor, 2009).  My motto for life is having fun everywhere I go. Hobbies are gene cloning, sequencing, jogging, reading, napping, and cooking Korean BBQ. I live with my wife Euna and two boys Brian (18), and Dennis (14).


Julia Gerard

Julia Gerard
Research Assistant

Growing up the youngest of six children in Connecticut, I was happy to strike out on my own by attending boarding school on Long Island, NY. After high school, I attended Loyola University in Maryland, where I majored in Biology and French, with a minor in Chemistry. After graduation in 2009, I moved to Manhattan, where I enjoyed working as a research technician at Memorial Sloan Kettering in Alexander Rudensky's Immunology Lab. There I learned how to dissect lymph nodes from a mouse in under two minutes, and how to survive living in 500 square feet with two roommates. In 2011 I moved to DC, and was lucky enough to join this lab as a research assistant. Todd and JS have been wonderful (and patient) teachers, helping me create knock-in cell lines, and explore protein-protein interactions. When not in lab, I enjoy biking and running on the many trails in the area, practicing yoga, and taking pictures of my cat Franklin. My husband Hee Jae, a structural engineer, and I like to play Scrabble and watch "Arrested Development". 


Victoria Hill

Victoria Hill
Post Doctoral Fellow

Originally from the UK, I studied at the University of Leicester (BSc), Newcastle University (MSc) and the University of Birmingham (PhD) before moving to the USA in 2011 to work in the National Human Genome Research Institute at the NIH in Bethesda, MD and now at the Waldman Lab, Georgetown University, DC. My predominant interest is in the field of cancer genetics and I have been fortunate enough to actively participate in researching aspects of breast cancer, melanoma and glioma. When not hanging around the lab, I enjoy reading fiction and cycling around DC/MD with my boyfriend. When I can find a little more time I hope to see more of the USA — partly to increase my tacky collection of souvenir fridge magnets — and to learn how to use my new SLR camera in a way that is more than just point and click.


Alana Lelo

Alana Lelo
MD/PhD Student

I hail from New York and received my degree in Chemistry from NYU in 2010. After graduating, I pursued my cancer biology research interests in both the industrial and academic settings, first at OSI Pharmaceuticals and then at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in the lab of Nick Tonks. I joined the Georgetown MD/PhD program in 2012 and just completed my first year of medical school with only a few surface wounds. When I'm not in the dungeons that are the lecture halls or in library color-coding my notes, I enjoy nagging my boyfriend Chris, annoying my twin sister Alissa, and little sister Angela, and playing with my puppies Chip and Tobey. We spend an unhealthy amount of time at the dog park.