Alumni

Graduate Students:

Linda B. Couto (PhD, 1985). Postdoctoral position: Laboratory of E. C. Friedberg, Stanford University Medical School. Present: Staff scientist, Avigen, Inc., Vice President (Research and Development), Tacere Therapeutics, Inc.

Dana Zbehlik Lasko (PhD, 1986). Postdoctoral position: Laboratory of Tomas Lindahl. Present: Principal at Lasko Biotechnology Services LLC

Kimberly S. Ellison (PhD, 1989). Postdoctoral position: University of Alberta, Edmunton, Canada

Lisa J. Naser Bradley (PhD, 1991). Subsequent position: Staff Scientist, ENSR Engineering, Inc.

Ishrat S. Chaudhuri (PhD, 1989). Subsequent position: Staff Scientist: ENSR Engineering, Inc.

Susan B. Malaikal Verghis (PhD, 1992). Subsequent position: Instructor of Biology, MIT; Kumon Instructor, Kumon Math and Reading Center, Midlothian, VA

Brian A. Donahue (PhD, 1991). Postdoctoral position: Laboratory of P. Hanawalt, Stanford University. Subsequent position: Senior Scientist, Cell GeneSystems, Inc.

Kara D. Best Altshuler (PhD, 1994). Subsequent position: Staff Scientist, Alcion Corp. Subsequent position: Independent Toxicology Consultant

Daniel Treiber (PhD, 1993). Postdoctoral position: Laboratory of J. Williamson, Scripps Research Institute. Director of Molecular Biology and Technology Development, Ambit Biosciences, San Diego, CA

Kevin Yarema (PhD, 1994). Postdoctoral position: Laboratory of C. Bertozzi, University of California, Berkeley. Present: Associate Professor, Bioengineering, Johns Hopkins University

Marshall Morningstar (PhD, 1994). Postdoctoral position: Laboratory of C. Michejda, NCI-Frederick; Takabe Pharmaceuticals; Present: Staff Scienist, Astra-Zeneca Pharmaceuticals.

Elisabeth Bailey (PhD, 1995). Mechanism of aflatoxin induced mutagenesis. Postdoctoral position: Laboratory of B. Demple, Harvard University. Present: Scientist, Menzie-Cura Associates

Esequiel Barrera (SM, 1995). Subsequent position: Assistant Director of EHS; Biological and Chemical Safety Officer, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

Zenghuan (Richard) Chen (PhD, 1995). Novel drug design. Postdoctoral position: Laboratory of R. Jaenisch, Whitehead Institute. Present: Research Scientist, Merck Research Laboratories

Jill Mello (PhD, 1996). Postdoctoral position: Genevieve Almouzni and Claude Helene, Institute Curie, Paris. Present: Technology Specialist, patent law office of Lahive & Cockfield

Xiao-Quan Zhai (PhD, 1996). Roles of HMG box proteins as modulators of genotoxicity. Subsequent position: medical residency, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Elizabeth Trimmer (PhD, 1997). Functional evaluation of SRY as a DNA damage recognition protein. Postdoctoral position: Laboratory of R. Matthews, Univ. of Michigan. Present: Associate Professor of Chemistry (with tenure), Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa

William Kobertz (PhD, 1997). Synthesis of adduct-containing oligonucleotides. Postdoctoral position: Laboratory of C. Miller, Brandeis University. Present: Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Pharmacology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worchester, MA

Deborah Kreutzer (PhD, 1998). Subsequent position: Visiting faculty, Department of Chemistry, Boston College, Brookline, MA; Instructor in Chemistry, Wheaton College

David Wang (PhD, 1998). Postdoctoral position: Laboratory of Donald Ganem, UCSF, San Francisco, CA. Present: Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University in St. Louis

Sophie Currier (SB, 1998; SM, 1999). Subsequent position: MD-PhD student, Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology.

James Delaney (PhD, 1999). Postdoctoral position: Essigmann Lab, MIT

Annie Lee (SM, 2000). Subsequent position: MD student, University of Pittsburgh Medical School.

Zoran Zdraveski (PhD, 2001). Subsequent position: Technology Specialist, patent law office of Wolf Greenfield. Present: Senior Director of Intellectual Property, Epizyme

Maryann Smela (PhD, 2002). Subsequent position: Staff Scientist, Momenta Pharaceuticals, Inc., Cambridge, MA

Neena Kadaba (SB, 2002; SM, 2003). Subsequent position: PhD, Department of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology

Doriana Froim (PhD, 2004). Cellular responses to anticancer drugs. Present position: Toxicologist, Altus Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA

Jennifer Robbins (PhD, 2005). Cellular responses to cisplatin. Subsequent position: Technology Specialist, Ropes and Gray, LLP, New York

Shawn Hillier (PhD, 2005). Cellular responses to anticancer drugs. Subsequent position: Scientist, Molecular Insight Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA

Peter Rye (PhD, 2006). Subsequent position: Staff Scientist, BioTrove, Inc.

William Neeley (PhD, 2006). Postdoctoral position: Laboratory of Robert Langer, MIT. Subsequent position: Technology Specialist, patent law office of Wolf Greenfield

Lauren Frick (PhD, 2007). Subsequent position: Staff Scientist, BioTrove, Inc.

Francis Gozalez (SM, 2008). Subsequent position: Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Genzyme, Inc., Cambridge, MA

Bogdan Fedeles (PhD, 2009). Postdoctoral position: Essigmann Lab, MIT

Sreeja Gopal (PhD, 2009). Subsequent position:Scientist, Biogen-Idec, Inc., Cambridge, MA

Charles Morton (PhD, 2009). Subsequent position: Postdoctoral Associate, Steward St. Elizabeth's Medical Center of Cancer Systems Biology, Tufts University, Boston, MA

Jeannette Allen Fiala (PhD, 2009). Subsequent position: Biotechology Project Manager, Global Prior Art, Boston, MA 

Kyle Proffitt (PhD, 2009). Subsequent position: Postdoctoral Associate, Singapore National University; Postdoctoral Fellow at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Nashville, TN

Jason Bouhenguel (SM, 2010). Subsequent position: MD student at Stanford University School of Medicine

Nidhi Shrivastav (PhD, 2011). Subsequent position: Associate at McKinsey & Company, Philadelphia, PA

Nirachara Wiriyachan (PhD, 2011). Jointly supervised by Professor Mathuros Ruchirawat of Mahidol University, Thailand. Subsequent position: Staff, Laboratory of Environmental Toxicology,
Chulabhorn Research Institute, Bangkok, Thailand

Sirikan Beth Nawapan (PhD, 2012). Jointly supervised by Professor Skorn Mongkulsuk, Mahidol University and Chulabhorn Graduate Institute, Thailand

Roongtiwa Anne Wattanawaraporn (PhD, 2013). Jointly supervised by Professors Gerald Wogan and Mathuros Ruchirawat, Chulabhorn Graduate Institute, Thailand 

Supawadee Apple Chawanthayatham (PhD, 2014). Jointly supervised by Professor Jutamaad Satayavivad, Chulabhorn Graduate Institute, Thailand. Subsequent position: Postdoctoral Associate, Essigmann Lab, MIT

Shiou-chi Steven Chang (2011-2017). Subsequent position: Consultant, Simon-Kucher & Partners

 

Postdoctoral Personnel:

Calvert L. Green (1981-1983). Subsequent position: Staff Scientist, AMGEN, Thousand Oaks, CA

Edward L. Loechler (1982-1984). Subsequent position: Assistant, Associate, Full Professor of Molecular Biology, Boston University

Patricia L. Rouet (1982-1983). Subsequent position: Postdoctoral Scientist, Institut de Biologie Moleculaire et Cellulaire, Strasbourg, France

Ashis K. Basu (1984-1990). Subsequent position: Assistant, Associate, Full Professor of Chemistry, University of Connecticut

Eugenia Dogliotti (1984-1987). Subsequent position: Director of Research, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy

Manjit Dosanjh (1986-1989). Subsequent position: Postdoctoral Associate, University of California, Berkeley.  Current position: Advisor to Director-General for International Organizations and Life Sciences, Division of Education and Technology Transfer, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva, Switzerland

Michael Wood (1987-1991). Subsequent position: Senior Scientist, NAXCOR, Inc., San Francisco, CA

Colette Hodes (1987-1990). Subsequent position: Sciences International, Inc.; Current position: US Environmental Protection Agency

Wendy Heiger-Bernays (1987-1990). Subsequent positions: Menzie, Cura and Associates; Assistant Professor of Environmental Health, Boston University

Asuncion Esteve (1988-1991). Subsequent position: Staff Scientist, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France

Dipti Mathur (1990-1994). Subsequent position: McLaren-Hart Environmental Engineering Corp

Roberta Pastorelli (1990-1991). Subsequent position: Senior Scientist, Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research, Milan, Italy

Elizabeth Miller (1991-1992). Subsequent position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University

Marjorie Solomon (1992-1996). Subsequent position: Symbiotech/Hybridon; Millennium Pharmaceuticals

Stacia Rink (1994-1995). Subsequent positions: Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of L. Loeb, University of Washington; Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Pacific Lutheran University, Seattle

Mitra Tadayoni-Rebek. Subsequent positions: Scripps Research Institute; University of California, San Diego, CA

Lisa Paige (1994-1996). Subsequent position: Novalon Pharmaceuticals

Sharon Malia (1996-1999). Subsequent position: University of Connecticut.

Linda Shimizu (1997-1998). Subsequent position: Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of South Carolina.

Sang-Ge Lee (1997-1998). Subsequent position: Korean Institute of Science and Technology.

Hyun-Ju Park (1997-2000). Subsequent position: Assistant, Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at Sungkyunkwan University.

Jessica Kosa (1999-2003). Subsequent position: Sloan Fellow, Program on the Pharmaceutical Industry, MIT Sloan School of Management; Research Analyst, Division of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley

James Delaney (1999-2006).  Subsequent position: Research Associate/Research Scientist, Essigmann Lab, MIT; Senior Scientist/Principal Scientist, Visterra, Inc., Cambridge, MA

Arlette Nicole Dinaut (2001- 2003). Subsequent position: Technology Specialist, Toronto, Canada

Beatriz Zayas-Rivera (2000-2002). Subsequent positions: Assistant, Associate Professor of Toxicology, Universidad Metropolitana, Puerto Rico

Michelle Hamm (1999-2001).  Subsequent position: Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Richmond, Virginia

Kaushik Mitra (1999-2003).  Subsequent position: Staff Scientist, Merck Research Laboratories, Whitehouse Station, New Jersey

Paul Henderson (1999-2002). Subsequent position: Staff Scientist, Lawrence Livermore Laboratories, Berkeley, CA

Uday Sharma (2001-2004). Synthetic Chemist, India

Denise Rordriquez (2001-2003). Subsequent position: Instructor in Chemistry, University of Texas, Austin; Austin, TX

Sarah Delaney (2005-2007). Subsequent position: Assistant, Associate Professor (with tenure) of Chemistry, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

Yurey Alekseyev (2000-2005).  Subsequent position: Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics and Genomics, Boston University, Boston, MA

John Marquis (1999-2007). Subsequent position: Molecular Insight Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA

Mayuree Fuanthong (2005). Subsequent position: Research Scientist, Chulabhorn Research Institute, Bangkok, Thailand

Pei-Sze Ng (2004-2007). Subsequent position: Staff Scientist, Tempo Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA; National University of Singapore, Singapore

Alfio Fichera (2004-2009). Subsequent position: Research Chemist, BetaPharma, Inc., New Haven, Connecticut; Researcher, Oncology Chemistry, Eisai, Andover, MA

Aida Herrera Gutierrez (2003-2007). Subsequent position: Technology Specialist, ORT Patent Law, Cambridge, MA

Eunsuk Kim (2006-2008). Subsequent position: Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

Leslie Woo (2008-2012). Subsequent position: Research Scientist III at EMD Millipore

Bogdan Fedeles (2009-2014). Subsequent position: Research Associate, Essigmann Lab, MIT

Jennette Allen Fiala (2009-2010). Subsequent position: Biotechology Project Manager, Global Prior Art, Boston, MA 

Deyu Li (2009-2014). Subsequent position: Assistant Professor, Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Univeristy of Rhode Island

Vipender Singh (2010-2015). Subsequent position: Investigator II/Lab Head, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR), Cambridge, MA

Nicole Iverson (2010-2015). Subsequent position: Assistant Professor/Biomedical Nantechology Specialist, Department of Biological Systems Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Sakunchai Khumsubdee (2015 - 2017). Subsequent position: Research Scientist, Laboratory of Organic Synthesis, Chulabhorn Research Institute, Thailand 

Stephen Slocum (2014 - present)

Supawadee Apple Chawanthayatham (2014 - present)

 

Additional Members:

Clint Valentine (2014-2017). Subsequent position: Intern at TwinStrands, Seattle, WA; M.S. in Bioinformatics, Northeastern University - 2017

Jake Campolo (2016-2017). Subsequent position: Student at University of New Zealand, New Zealand; B.Sc. in Computer Science, Northeastern University - 2018

Michelle Huang (2016). B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, MIT - 2019

Leandra Zimmermann (2016). B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, MIT - 2018