Ilona Golynker

Lab Scientist, 2020-2022
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As a Research Associate in the tenOever lab, Ilona investigated FDA-approved therapeutics for potential utility in treating the adverse effects of SARS-CoV-2. Her growing interest in host responses to viruses and her background in neuroscience culminated into her drive to pursue a PhD in neuroscience focusing on glial biology and neuroimmunology at the University of Pennsylvania. Ilona used to play professional tennis as a junior, and even received a full-ride scholarship to play for the Georgia State University Women’s Tennis team.


SARS-CoV-2 infection in hamsters and humans results in lasting and unique systemic perturbations after recovery

Justin J Frere, Randal A Serafini, Kerri D Pryce, Marianna Zazhytska, Kohei Oishi, Ilona Golynker, Maryline Panis, Jeffrey Zimering, Shu Horiuchi, Daisy A Hoagland, Rasmus Møller, Anne Ruiz, Albana Kodra, Jonathan B Overdevest, Peter D Canoll, Alain C Borczuk, Vasuretha Chandar, Yaron Bram, Robert Schwartz, Stavros Lomvardas, Venetia Zachariou, Benjamin R tenOever

10.1101/2022.01.18.476786 28/09/2022

PMID: 35857629

SARS-CoV-2 Airway Infection Results in Time-dependent Sensory Abnormalities in a Hamster Model

Randal A Serafini, Justin J Frere, Jeffrey Zimering, Ilinca M Giosan, Kerri D Pryce, Ilona Golynker, Maryline Panis, Anne Ruiz, Benjamin tenOever, Venetia Zachariou

10.1101/2022.08.19.504551 19/08/2022

PMID: 36032984

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

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