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  • Jennifer Benanti

    Jennifer Benanti, PhD

    Associate Professor of Molecular, Cell & Cancer Biology

    Type: Secondary

    Research Interest: The Benanti Lab studies the molecular mechanisms regulating cell growth and division.

    Research Tools: S. cerevisiae (yeast), cell culture (H. sapiens cells)

    Broader Impact: Cancer

    Office Location: LRB 525
    Phone: 508-856-1773

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  • Daryl Bosco

    Daryl Bosco, PhD

    Professor and Associate Vice Chair of Neurology

    Type: Secondary

    Research Interest: The Bosco Lab invesetigates the pathogenic mechanisms associated with neurodegenerative diseases, namely amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) using a multidisciplinary approach.

    Research Tools:
    mammalian cell culture, induced stem cells, M. musculus (mouse)

    Broader Impact: ALS, FTD

    Office Location: AS6-1057
    Phone: 774-455-3745

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  • Roger Davis

    Roger Davis, PhD

    Professor & Chair of the Program in Molecular Medicine

    Type: Secondary

    Research Interest: The Davis Lab studies how cellular proliferation and inflammation are regulated by JNK signaling.

    Research Tools
    : M. musculus (mouse)

    Broader Impact: cancer, cognitive disorders, ischemia, metabolic syndromes, diabetes, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis

    Office Location: Two Biotech Suite 309
    Phone: 508-856-6054

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  • Job Dekker

    Job Dekker, PhD

    Professor of Systems Biology

    Type: Secondary

    Research Interest: The Dekker Lab studies the molecular and biophysical mechanisms of chromosome folding across the tree of life

    Research Tools: dinoflagellates, H. sapiens (human)

    Office Location: AS5-1049
    Phone: 508-856-4371
     
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  • Mark Dershwitz

    Mark Dershwitz, MD, PhD

    Professor of Anesthesiology

    Type: Secondary

    Research Interest: Dr. Dershwitz studies the clinical pharmacology of intravenous anesthetics and antiemetics.

    Office Location: 
    Phone: 508-856-2480

     

  • Thomas Fazzio

    Thomas Fazzio, PhD

    Professor of Molecular, Cell & Cancer Biology

    Type: Secondary

    Research Interest: The Fazzio Lab works to understand how chromatin structure and its regulators help control transcriptional networks involved in cell fate determination.

    Research Tools
    : cell culture, stem cells, M. musculus (mouse)

    Office Location: LRB 519
    Phone: 508-856-6014

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  • Cynthia Fuhrmann

    Cynthia Fuhrmann, PhD

    Assistant Dean of Career and Professional Development; Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biotechnology

    Type: Secondary

    Research Interest: Dr. Fuhrmann analyzes the interests and challenges faced by PhD trainees to develop and diseminate effective practices in PhD career development.

    Office Location: S1-824
    Phone: 508-856-1935

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  • Niko Grigorieff

    Niko Grigorieff, PhD

    HHMI Investigator, Professor of the RNA Therapeutics Institute

    Type: Secondary

    Research Interest: The Grigorieff lab uses their expertise in physics to advance the field of Cryo-Electron Microscopy.

    Research Tools
    : Cryo-EM

    Office Location: AS4-2049
    Phone: 774-455-3632

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  • David Grünwald

    David Grünwald, PhD

    Associate Professor of the RNA Therapeutics Institute

    Type: Secondary

    Research Interest: The Grünwald lab uses advanced single molecule imaging of cell nuclear processes to study nucleocytoplasmic transport in living cells

    Research Tools: SMRT microscopy

    Office Location: AS4-1043
    Phone: 774-455-3632

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  • Lawrence J. Hayward

    Lawrence J. Hayward, MD, PhD

    Professor of Neurology

    Type: Secondary

    Research Interest: Dr. Hayward is a physician-scientist with expertise in muscle gene regulation, ion channel disorders affecting muscle excitability, mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration in ALS, and translational aspects of facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD), including the establishment of cellular and preclinical models.

    Research Tools:
    M. musculus (mouse), H. sapiens (human)

    Broader Impact: facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), periodic paralysis

    Office Location: AS6-1045
    Phone: 508-856-4147

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  • Yicktung "Tony" Ip

    Yicktung "Tony" Ip, PhD

    Professor of the Program in Molecular Medicine

    Type: Secondary

    Research Interest: The Ip lab studies pathogen-host interactions in the gut with a focus on innate immunity activation and stem cell division.

    Research Tools: D. Melanogaster (fruit fly)

    Broader Impact: intestinal diseases

    Office Location: Two biotech suite 109
    Phone: 508-856-5136

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  • Paul Kaufman

    Paul Kaufman, PhD

    Professor of Molecular, Cell & Cancer Biology

    Type: Secondary

    Research Interest: The Kaufman Lab studies how eukaryotic nuclear organization impacts genome stability and innate immune cell differentiation.

    Research Tools:
    Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology, Genomics

    Broader Impact: cancer, infectious disease

    Office Location: LRB 506
    Phone: 508-856-5016

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  • Andrei Korostelev

    Andrei Korostelev, PhD

    Professor of the RNA Therapeutics Institute

    Type: Secondary

    Research Interest: The Korostelev Lab studies the structure and function of the ribosome and how it regulates translation in cells ranging from bacteria to neurons.

    Research Tools
    : bacteria, S. cerevisiae (yeast), mammals

    Broader Impact: bacterial infections, cystic fibrosis, neurodegenerative diseases (e.g. ALX, FSHD, Fragile-X Syndrome)

    Office Location: AS4-2041
    Phone: 508-756-2353

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  • Omanand Koul

    Omanand Koul, PhD

    Associate Professor

    Type: Secondary

    Research Interest: Dr. Koul is interested in neurodevelopmental disorders, molecular biomarkers, and glycolipids.

    Research Tools: M. Musculus (mouse), R. Norvegicus (rat), HPLC, Mass spectrometry, proteomics, lipidomics, ELISA.

    Broader Impact: Lysosomal disorders, Neurodevelopmental disorders, Multiple sclerosis, Autism.

    Office Location: AS3-2155
    Phone: 508-856-3072

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  • David Lambright

    David Lambright, PhD

    Professor of the Program in Molecular Medicine

    Type: Secondary

    Research Interest: The Lambright lab leverages structural biology to study the molecular mechanisms of cell signaling through membrane trafficking.

    Office Location: 
    Phone: 508-856-6876

  • Jeremy Luban

    Jeremy Luban, MD

    David J. Freelander Chair in AIDS Research, Professor of the Program in Molecular Medicine

    Type: Secondary

    Research Interest: The Luban Lab studies HIV replication, pathogenesis and immunity.

    Research Tools
    : HIV-1, ebola virus, SARS-CoV2

    Broader Impact: AIDS, viral hemorrhagic fever, COVID-19

    Office Location: Two Biotech Suite 219
    Phone: 508-856-6899

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  • Zdenka Matijasevic

    Zdenka Matijasevic, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, Transgenic Animal Modeling Core (TAMC)

    Type: Secondary

    Research Interest: The Matijasevic group studies stem cell biology and reprogramming.

    Research Tools
    : M. musculus (mouse)-derived ES cells, H. sapiens (human) induced pluripotent stem cells

    Broader Impact: rare diseases

    Office Location: S6-117
    Phone: 508-856-2459

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  • Haley Melikian

    Haley Melikian, PhD

    Professor of Neurobiology, Professor of Psychiatry, Adjunct Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biotechnology

    Type: Secondary

    Research Interest: The Melikian Lab studies the role of plasma membrane dopamine transporters in synaptic transmission and neuropsychiatric diseases/disorders. 

    Research Tools
    : M. musculus (mouse)

    Broader Impact: addiction, autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, Parkinson’s disease

    Office Location: LRB 726
    Phone: 774-455-4308

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  • Amir Mitchell

    Amir Mitchell, PhD

    Associate Professor of Systems Biology

    Type: Secondary

    Research Interest: The Mitchell Lab studies the emergent properties of the host-drug-microbiome interaction.

    Research Tools:
    E. coli (bacteria), M. musculus (mouse), H. sapiens (human)

    Broader Impact: cancer

    Office Location: AS5-1045
    Phone: 774-455-3795

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  • Melissa Moore

    Melissa Moore, PhD

    HMMI, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Co-director of the RNA Therapeutics Institute and the Neuro Therapeutics Institute; Former Chief Scientific Officer at Moderna Therapeutics Inc.

    Type: Secondary

    Research Interest: Pre-mRNA splicing and its connections to intracellular mRNA localization, translation, and degradation.




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  • James Munro

    James Munro, PhD

    Associate Professor of Microbiology and Physiological Systems

    Type: Secondary

    Research Interest: The Munro lab develops and applies quantitative biophysical approaches to visualize virus replication.

    Research Tools: single-molecule FRET, fluorescence correlation spectroscopy, molecular dynamics simulation

    Broader Impact: Ebola, HIV, influenza, COVID-19, and other respiratory infections

    Office Location: AS8-1055
    Phone: 774-455-4754
     
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  • Craig Peterson

    Craig Peterson, PhD

    Professor of the Program in Molecular Medicine

    Type: Secondary

    Research Interest: The Peterson lab studies the way chromosome structure influences nuclear processes.

    Office Location: Two biotech suite 210
    Phone: 508-856-5858

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  • Kuang Shen

    Kuang Shen, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Molecular Medicine

    Type: Secondary

    Research Interest: The Shen Lab utilizes biophysical and biochemical techniques to study amino acid sensing in eukaryotic cells.

    Research Tools: cell culture

    Broader Impact: cancer, epilepsy

    Office Location: Two Biotech Suite 206
    Phone: 774-455-6604

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  • Jie Song

    Jie Song, PhD

    Professor of Orthopedics

    Type: Secondary

    Research Interest: The Song Lab designs smart-fitting synthetic matrices for on-demand biotherapeutics delivery and guided tissue regeneration.

    Research Tools
    : rodents, living polymerizations, shape memory polymers, viscoelastic hydrogels

    Broader Impact: traumatic and diabetic bone injuries, osteoarthritis, periprosthetic infections

    Office Location: S4-834
    Phone:  508-334-7168

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  • Lawrence Stern

    Lawrence Stern, PhD

    Professor of Pathology

    Type: Secondary

    Research Interest: The Stern Lab studies molecular recognition in the immune system, focusing in MHC proteins, T cell receptors, and antigen presentation pathways.

    Research Tools: Structural biology including X-ray crystallography, electron microscopy, X-ray / neutron scattering; mass spectrometry and immunoproteomics; mechanistic enzymology, transgenic and stem-cell derived models, T cells.

    Broader Impact: Viral infections including influenza, human herpeviruses, and coronaviruses; HLA-lined autoimmune diseases including type 1 diabetes, ankylosing spondylitis, and autoimmune hepatitis.

    Office Location: AS0-2051
    Phone: 508-856-1831

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  • Jonathan Watts

    Jonathan Watts, PhD

    Professor of the RNA Therapeutics Institute

    Type: Secondary

    Research Interest: The Watts Lab utilizes the tools of nucleic acid chemistry and chemical biology to develop new RNA-based therapeutics.

    Research Tools
    : mammalian cell culture, M. musculus (mouse)

    Broader Impact: ALS, Rett Syndrome, Friedreich’s Ataxia, Glioblastoma, Asthma, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Muscular Dystrophy

    Office Location: AS4-1051
    Phone: 774-455-3784

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  • Zhiping Weng

    Zhiping Weng, PhD

    Chair and Professor Department of Genomics and Computational Biology (GCB); Li Weibo Chair in Biomedical Research

    Type: Secondary

    Research Interest: The Weng lab applies computation biology methods to analyze large datasets and gain insights into the functions of regulatory elements of the human genome with a particular interest in the role of non-coding variants in human phenotypes and diseases.

    Research Tools: computational biology, H. sapiens (human), M. musculus (mouse), D. melanogaster (fruit fly), C. elegans (nematode worm)

    Broader Impact: psychiatric and neurological disorders, diseases involving the immune system

    Office Location: AS5-1069
    Phone: 508-856-8866 
     
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  • Scot Wolfe

    Scot Wolfe, PhD

    Professor of Molecular, Cell & Cancer Biology

    Type: Secondary

    Research Interest: The Wolfe Lab works on the optimization of genome editing or gene regulation systems for the treatment of monogenic disorders.

    Research Tools
    : CRISPR

    Broader Impact: Hematopoietic disorders, muscular dystrophies, Dravet Syndrome

    Office Location: LRB 619
    Phone: 508-856-3953

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  • Phillip D. Zamore

    Phillip D. Zamore, PhD

    HHMI Investigator, Professor & Chair of the RNA Therapeutics Institute, Gretchen Stone Cook Professor of Biomedical Sciences

    Type: Secondary

    Research Interest: The Zamore Lab studies the biology and biochemistry of Argonaute proteins in animals and bacteria.

    Research Tools
    : D. melanogaster (fruit fly), T. ni (insect), M. musculus (mouse), T. thermophilus (bacteria)

    Office Location: AS4-2053
    Phone: 508-471-0350

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  • Guocai Zhong

    Guocai Zhong, PhD

    Assistant Professor of the RNA Therapeutics Institute, Assistant Professor of the Gene Therapy Center

    Type: Secondary

    Research Interest: The Zhong Lab engineers RNA switches and regulatable gene therapies.

    Research Tools:
    rodents

    Broader Impact: fatal genetic disease, metabolic disorders, infectious disease

    Office Location: LRB 815
    Phone: 508-856-1685

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  • Jill Zitzewitz

    Jill Zitzewitz, PhD

    Associate Professor of Radiology

    Type: Secondary

     

    Phone: 508-856-2251
     
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