Department of Cell Biology

People

Principal Investigator

Joan S. Brugge, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator
joan_bruggeathms.harvard.edu

Postdoctoral Fellows

Xiangkun Han, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Xiangkun_Hanathms.harvard.edu

Research Interest: Antioxidants and cancer progression 

Daniel Abravanel, M.D./Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
dabravanelatbwh.harvard.edu

Research Interest: Breast cancer metastases

Abdulkhaliq Alsaadi, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Abdulkhaliq_Alsaadiathms.harvard.edu

Research Interest: Characterizing mechanisms of mammary tissue self-renewal, differentiation and tumour initiation using patient tissue and patient-derived organoids

Kung-Chi Chang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Kung-Chi_Changathms.harvard.edu

Pamoda Galhenage, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Pamoda_Galhenageathms.harvard.edu

Research Interest: Ovarian cancer drug resistance

Nomeda Girnius, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Nomeda_Girniusathms.harvard.edu

Research Interest: Stress response in early stage of tumorigenesis

Kenneth Gray, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
garykennethgrayatg.harvard.edu

Research interest: Mammary gland differentiation and physiology 

Abram Handly-Santana, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Abram_Handly-Santanaathms.harvard.edu

Research Interest: Ovarian cancer drug resistance

Carman Man-Chung Li, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Carman_Liathms.harvard.edu

Research interest: Molecular mechanisms of breast cancer development

Michael Oliphant, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Michael_Oliphantathms.harvard.edu

Research Interest: Molecular mechanisms of ER+ breast cancer development and drug resistance

Gianmarco Rinaldi, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Gianmarco_Rinaldiathms.harvard.edu

Research interest: Molecular mechanisms underlying breast tumor initiation

Weiyi Xu, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Weiyi_Xuathms.harvard.edu

Research Interest: Ovarian cancer microenvironment

Staff

Virly Ananda, MSc

Bioinformaticist
Virly_Anandaathms.harvard.edu

Sizhen Grace Gao, M.D.

Lab Manager
sizhen_gaoathms.harvard.edu

Jaeyoung Kang, M.Sc.

Bioinformaticist
Jaeyoung_Kangathms.harvard.edu

Linna Lahmadi

Research Assistant
Linna_Lahmadiathms.harvard.edu

Muyi Liu, Ph.D.

Bioinformaticist
Muyi_Liuathms.harvard.edu

Kerry Mojica

Sr. Administrative Assistant
kerry_mojicaathms.harvard.edu

Justin Nelson

Research Assistant
Justin_Nelsonathms.harvard.edu

Klarisa Norton

Research Assistant
klarisa_nortonathms.harvard.edu

Lauren O'Connor, M.Sc.

Research Assistant
Lauren_OConnorathms.harvard.edu

Ali Ropri, Ph.D.

Bioinformaticist
Ali_Ropriathms.harvard.edu

Laura Selfors, Ph.D.

Instructor, Bioinformaticist
laura_selforsathms.harvard.edu

Brendan Shay

Sr. Research Assistant
Brendan_Shayathms.harvard.edu

Francesca Silvestri, M.Sc.

Bioinformaticist
Francesca_Silvestriathms.harvard.edu

Mayura Thomas

Research Assistant
Mayura_Thomasathms.harvard.edu

Jeffrey Yu

Research Assistant
Jeffrey_Yuathms.harvard.edu

Students

Aleksandra Denisenko

Undergraduate Student
adenisenkoatcollege.harvard.edu

Research interest: Molecular mechanisms underlying breast tumor initiation

Michael Efremov

Undergraduate Student
mie896atharvard.edu

Research Interest: Stress response in early stage of tumorigenesis


Alumni

Hanna Yoko Irie Mount Sinai Hospital
Assistant Professor
hanna.irie [at] mssm.edu
Current Website
Suha Naffar Abu Amara Kronos Bio, Inc.
Senior Scientist, Translational Development
Matthew Agar-Johnson, M.Sc.
John Albeck University of California, Davis
Assistant Professor
jgalbeck [at] ucdavis.edu
Current Website
Jose Maria Amich Z Imaging Inc.
Co-Founder and CEO
Griffin Boedicker Cataldo Ambulance Service Inc.
Emergency Medical Technician
Mackenzie Boedicker Inova Loudoun Hospital
Clinical Technician
Amy Bui Goldfinch Bio
Scientist II of Biology
abui [at] goldfinchbio.com
Danielle Carroll AstraZeneca
Associate Director, Oncology Translational Science
danielle.carroll [at] astrazeneca.com
Anu Chaudhary University of Washington
Research Assistant Professor, Microbiology
anuc [at] uw.edu
Current Website
Warner Chen The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
Senior Scientist, Oncology Translational Research
Patricia Cho Novartis
Scientist
Karen Cichowski ​Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Professor of Medicine
kcichowski [at] rics.bwh.harvard.edu
Current Website
Edwin Clark Jazz Pharmaceuticals
VP Research Evaluation And External Innovation
Jonathan Coloff University of Illinois at Chicago
Assistant Professor
coloff [at] uic.edu
Current Website
Alexis Cook University of San Francisco
Staff Scientist
Alyssa Cordes UT Southwestern Medical Center
Graduate Student
Anne Cromer CALYM Carnot institute
Translational Medicine and Clinical Biomarkers
Jett Crowdis Harvard Medical School
MD student
Rachel Davidowitz ExploreLearning
Scientific Animator/ Illustrator
Jayanta Debnath UCSF
Associate Professor, UCSF Department of Pathology
jayanta.debnath [at] ucsf.edu
Current Website
Sabin Dhakal Sonata Therapeutics
Principal Scientist
sabin.dhakal2003 [at] gmail.com
Chand Duggal Northeastern University
Undergraduate Student
Jennifer Endress Weill Cornell Medical College
PhD Student
Chandler Friend University of Massachusetts Medical School
Graduate Student
Lisa Gallegos Roche Tissue Diagnostics/Ventana Medical Systems, Inc., Tucson, Arizona
Senior Scientist (Technology & Applied Research Group)
lisa.gallegos [at] roche.com
Current Website
Kripa. S. Ganesh Weill Cornell Medical College
PhD Student
Walter Goh Carmine Therapeutics
Scientist II
Andy Golden National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH
Section Chief, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Genetics
andyg [at] intra.niddk.nih.gov
Current Website
Alexandra Grassian Blueprint Medicines
Senior Scientist II
Ruwanthi (Ru) Gunawardane Allen Institute for Cell Science
Executive Director, Cell Science
Current Website
Kushali Gupta Northeastern University
Undergraduate student
Carina Hage Roche
PhD Student
Beatrice Haimovich Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Department of Surgery
Associate Professor
haimovic [at] rwjms.rutgers.edu
Current Website
Amy Hall Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Senior Research Scientist
Isaac Harris University of Rochester
Assistant Professor
isaac_harris [at] urmc.rochester.edu
Current Website
Isaac Harris University of Rochester
Assistant Professor
isaac_harris [at] urmc.rochester.edu
Current Website
Hester Heimans Universiteit van Amsterdam
Master student
Natalie Hendrick Intellectual Property group, Goodwin Procter LLP
Science Advisor
Aylin Henstridge University of Michigan
Graduate Student
Michele Hickey Hartsough Cancer Discovery
Associate Editor
Rex Hung Brigham and Women's Hospital
Resident in Pathology
Claudia Iavarone IEO Istituto Europeo di Oncologia, Milan
Technology Transfer Associate
Marcin Iwanicki Stevens Institute of Technology
Assistant Professor
miwanick [at] stevens.edu
Current Website
Kevin Janes University of Virginia
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
kjanes [at] virginia.edu
Current Website
Steven Jay Isakoff MGH Cancer Center, Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Oncologist, Breast Cancer Specialist
sisakoff [at] partners.org
Current Website
Alice Kaanta Luminoso Technologies, Inc.
Product Manager
Melodie Knowlton Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Science Education Manager and Teacher
Hendrik Johannes Kuiken The Netherlands Cancer Institute
Project Manager
Current Website
Wendy Lee Gilead Sciences
Research Scientist
Cheuk Leung University of Minnesota
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology
ctleung [at] umn.edu
Current Website
Joan Levy Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
Director of Translational Research
levyj [at] themmrf.org
Arnaud Mailleux French Institute of Health and Medical Research
Ben Marks The University of Arizona College of Medicine
Medical Student
Anna Maroney AbbVie Inc
Vice President, Alliance Management
anna.maroney [at] abbvie.com
Carolyn Martineau DePaul University
Senior Instructor
cmart107 [at] depaul.edu
Current Website
Marco Mazzone Chiesi Farmaceutici
Medical Scientific Manager
Kenna Mills Shaw Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy at MD Anderson Cancer Center
Executive Director
Cindy Miranti University of Arizona
Professor
cmiranti [at] email.arizona.edu
Current Website
Pearl Moharil Vesigen Therapeutics, Inc.
Research Associate II
Kaitlin Moore New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical Student
Ghassan Mouneimne The University of Arizona Medical Center
Assistant Professor
gmouneimne [at] email.arizona.edu
Current Website
Taru Muranen Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Assistant Professor
tmuranen [at] bidmc.harvard.edu
Current Website
Senthil Muthuswamy Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Director, Cell Biology Program, Cancer Center
s.Muthuswamy [at] utoronto.ca
Current Website
Kayli Neil Atalanta Therapeutics
Associate Scientist II
Mei Rosa Ng Massachusetts General Hospital
Postdoctoral Fellow
Haley Oller Northeastern University
Graduate Student
Yaara Oren, Ph.D. School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
Assistant Professor
yoren [at] tauex.tau.ac.il
Current Website
Michael Overholtzer Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Assistant Professor
overhom1 [at] mskcc.org
Current Website
Richard Panayiotou, Ph.D. Kronos Bio
Scientist
Juliette Prothon University of Montpellier
Visiting Master Student
Vikram Rao Pfizer
Inflammation and Remodeling Research Unit
vikram.rao [at] pfizer.com
Mauricio Reginato Drexel University College of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Mauricio.Reginato [at] drexelmed.edu
Current Website
Jennifer M. Rosenbluth University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
jennifer.rosenbluth [at] ucsf.edu
Current Website
Ron Schackmann Merus
Translational Research Scientist
Ron Schackmann Merus
Translational Research Scientist
Zachary Schafer Harper Cancer Institute, University of Notre Dame
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
zschafe1 [at] nd.edu
Current Website
Tobias Schmelze Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Switzerland
Director of Oncology
Cynthia Seidel-Dugan POTENZA Therapeutics Inc.
Senior Vice President
cynthia.seideldugan [at] gmail.com
Current Website
Shomit Sengupta Agios Pharmaceuticals
Associate Director
Sarah Seton-Rogers Nature Reviews Cancer, Chief Editor
Current Website
Hana Shapiro Drexel University College of Medicine
Medical Student
Kaylene Simpson Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Associate Professor
kaylene.simpson [at] petermac.org
Current Website
Pragya Singh Tufts Medical School
PhD Student
Nicole Solimini Brigham and Women's Hospital
Postdoctoral Fellow in Stephen Elledge Lab
Loling Song ChiSquare Bioimaging, LLC.
Managing Director & Chief Scientific Officer
Daniel Stover The Ohio State University
Assistant Professor
daniel.stover [at] osumc.edu
Current Website
Nobuaki Takahashi University of Kyoto
Associate Professor
James E. Thomas Eli Lilly and Co
Cancer Research, Lilly Research Laboratories
thomas_james_e [at] lilly.com
Christina Tsiobikas Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Medical Student
Ranel Tuplano California State University, Northridge
Undergraduate Student
Madhav Upadhyay Northeastern University
Master Student
Aleksandr Vagodny Harvard Medical School
Research Associate
aleksandr_vagodny [at] hms.harvard.edu
Stephanie Walker Curry College, MA
Associate Professor
stephanie.walker [at] curry.edu
Current Website
Julie Wilsbacher AbbVie Inc
Senior Scientist
julie.wilsbacher [at] abbvie.com
Tony Yeung University of Toronto
Research/Clinical Fellow
tony.y.yeung [at] gmail.com
Current Website
Ioannis Zervantonakis University of Pittsburgh
Assistant Professor
ioz1 [at] pitt.edu
Current Website
Pu Zhang, Ph.D. Memorial Sloan Kettering
Postdoctoral Fellow
Jason Zoeller AstraZeneca
Associate Principal Scientist
jason.zoeller [at] astrazeneca.com
Karen Zoller Pfizer
Associate Director Project Management
Karen.zoller [at] pfizer.com