Research Team

Research Team

Sher-Bahadur Poudel (Laxman)

Sher-Bahadur Poudel (Laxman)
Post-doctoral fellow

Sher received his M.S. in Molecular and Human Genetics from Banaras Hindu University, India in 2010. Then he worked in Pokhara University, Pokhara, Nepal as a lecturer in Molecular Cell Biology till 2014. He earned his Ph.D. in Dental Science from Chonbuk National University, South Korea in 2018. His thesis focused in understanding the bone repair and bone marrow microenvironment. He joined the Yakar Lab in July, 2019. His current research emphasizes on studying the age related changes in mitochondrial activities and bone metabolism during ageing.


Gina Yildirim

Gina Yildirim
Micro-CT core technician

Gina received her M.S. in Chemistry from Brooklyn College, NY in 2015. Her thesis (published) focused on the effect of osteocalcin in adult female bone microarchitecture using FTIRI, MicroCT. Gina worked in Brooklyn and Queens College as a lecturer until 2017. She also worked at HSS and focused on instrumental analysis. Gina joined the MicroCT core in 2017. She operates the SKYSCAN 1172 machine, performs custom optimization for each study and maintains the instrument by updating software. Dr. Yakar, Core director holds weekly meetings with Gina and oversees Gina’s responsibilities to ensure the core is performing as expected.