Lab Members

Jeremie Arash Rafii Tabrizi
Jeremie Arash Rafii Tabrizi, MD, PhD

I am Professor of Genetic Medicine in Obstetrics/Gynecology and Director of the CRS Core. I provide academic and strategic leadership of the CRS Core. My own research interests are focused on gynecologic oncology and stem cell science, in particular the role of the interaction between mesenchymal stem cells and cancer cells in the acquisition of chemoresistance.

Gayle Nelson
Gayle Nelson, MPA, BA (Hons)

I am a Clinical Projects Manager in the CRS Core. I am originally from Scotland where I received my BA(Hons) in Primary Care and Public Health and worked as a Registered Nurse Consultant before moving to Northern Ireland and receiving my Master's in Public Health Administration. My role is to provide operational management support to clinical researchers for their studies. I provide direct line management and training for Clinical Research Coordinators and I support the operational, regulatory, quality assurance and financial aspects of studies.

Sherryl Agojo-Payra
Sherryl Agojo-Payra, BSc, MD

I am the CRS Core Laboratory Supervisor. I received my BSc in Psychology and my Doctor of Medicine from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines. My role in the CRS Core involves sample planning, laboratory workflow design, sample handling, sample processing and inventory management. I have specific expertise in specimen preparation of banked biosamples for metabolomics, proteomics and genetic profiling.


Rhealyn Mendoza
Rhealyn Mendoza, BSc

I am a Research Specialist in the CRS Core at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar providing technical laboratory support for PIs undertaking research studies. My duties include handling, preparation and carrying out laboratory procedures on various biosamples. Prior to joining WCM-Q, I worked as a Quality Assurance Laboratory Analyst in a pharmaceutical company in the Philippines. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Adamson University in Manila, Philippines.