Team

Ilona Golynker

Associate Researcher
EDUCATION AND TRAINING

BIOGRAPHY

Ilona is an Associate Researcher investigating therapeutics for potential utility in treating the adverse effects of SARS-CoV-2. She has graduated with a B.Sc. in Neuroscience from Georgia state University where, under the mentoring of Dr. Nancy Forger, she was investigating the role of epigenetics in the sexual differentiation of the brain. Ilona has also played professional tennis her entire life and received a full-ride athletic scholarship to represent the Georgia State Panthers.


PUBLICATIONS

A human-airway-on-a-chip for the rapid identification of candidate antiviral therapeutics and prophylactics.

Longlong Si # 1, Haiqing Bai # 1, Melissa Rodas 1, Wuji Cao 1, Crystal Yuri Oh 1, Amanda Jiang 1 2, Rasmus Moller 3, Daisy Hoagland 3, Kohei Oishi 3, Shu Horiuchi 3, Skyler Uhl 3, Daniel Blanco-Melo 3, Randy A Albrecht 3, Wen-Chun Liu 3, Tristan Jordan 3, Benjamin E Nilsson-Payant 3, Ilona Golynker 3, Justin Frere 3, James Logue 4, Robert Haupt 4, Marisa McGrath 4, Stuart Weston 4, Tian Zhang 5, Roberto Plebani 1 6, Mercy Soong 1, Atiq Nurani 1, Seong Min Kim 1, Danni Y Zhu 1, Kambez H Benam 1 7 8, Girija Goyal 1, Sarah E Gilpin 1, Rachelle Prantil-Baun 1, Steven P Gygi 5, Rani K Powers 1, Kenneth E Carlso n 1, Matthew Frieman 4, Benjamin R tenOever 3, Donald E Ingber 9 10.

Nature Biomedical Engineering 03/05/2021

PMID: 33941899

Leveraging the antiviral type I interferon system as a first line of defense against SARS-CoV-2 pathogenicity

Hoagland DA, Møller R, Uhl SA, Oishi K, Frere J, Golynker I, Horiuchi S, Panis M, Blanco-Melo D, Sachs D, Arkun K, Lim JK, tenOever BR.

Immunity 09/03/2021

PMID: 33577760

Neonatal Inhibition of DNA Methylation Disrupts Testosterone-Dependent Masculinization of Neurochemical Phenotype

Cisternas, C.D., Cortes, L.R., Golynker, I., Castillo-Ruiz, A., Forger, N.G.

Endocrinology 01/01/2020

PMID: 31742329