Alumni

Graduate Students:

Linda B. Couto (Ph.D., 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 (Ph.D., 1986). Postdoctoral Position:  Laboratory of Tomas Lindahl.  Present:  Principal at Lasko Biotechnology Services LLC

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

Lisa J. Naser Bradley (Ph.D., 1991). Staff Scientist: ENSR Engineering, Inc.

Ishrat S. Chaudhuri (Ph.D., 1989). Staff Scientist: ENSR Engineering, Inc.

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

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

Kara D. Best Altshuler (Ph.D., 1994). Staff Scientist, Alcion Corp.; independent toxicology consultant.

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

Kevin Yarema (Ph.D., 1994). Postdoctoral position: Laboratory of C. Bertozzi, University of California, Berkeley; Present:  Assistant, Associate Professor, Bioengineering, the Johns Hopkins University.

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

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

Esequiel Barrera (S.M., 1995).  Asst. Director of EHS, Biological and Chemical Safety Officer, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Annie Lee (S.M., 2000).  MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical School.

Zoran Zdraveski (Ph.D., 2001).  Technology Specialist, Patent law office of Wolf Greenfield. Present: Senior Director - Intellectual Property at Epizyme

Maryann Smela (Ph.D., 2002).  Present:  Staff scientist, Momenta Pharaceuticals, Inc., Cambridge, MA.

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

Doriana Froim (1998-2004) Cellular responses to anticancer drugs.  Present position, Toxicologist, Altus Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA.

Jennifer Robbins (2000-2005) Cellular responses to cisplatin; Technology Specialist, Ropes and Gray, LLP, New York

Shawn Hillier (1999-2005) Cellular responses to anticancer drugs; Scientist, Molecular Insight Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA

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

William Neeley (PhD, 2006).  Postdoctoral work with 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. 

Sreeja Gopal (PhD, 2009), 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, Student at Stanford University School of Medicine

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

Nirachara Wiriyachan (2006-2011) 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 (2009-12) Jointly supervised by Professor Skorn Mongkulsuk, Mahidol University and Chulabhorn Graduate Institute, Thailand. 

Roongtiwa Anne Wattanawaraporn (2010-13)  Jointly supervised by Professors Gerald Wogan (MIT) 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

 

 

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

Arlette Nicole Dinaut (2001- 2003).  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