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Principal Investigator

Dave Guertin

David Guertin, PhD

Professor, Program in Molecular Medicine,
UMass Chan Medical School

BS in Biology, Saint Michael's College, Vermont
PhD, UMass Chan Medical School
Post-doc: Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, MA

Dr. Guertin joined UMass Chan Medical School in 2009 as an Assistant Professor.  He's currently a Professor in Molecular Medicine with affiliations in the Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology Department, UMass Diabetes Center of Excellence, and UMass Cancer Center.  Dr. Guertin co-founded the UMass Metabolic Network (with Dr. Dohoon Kim) and currently serves on the NIH/NCI tumor biology study section.  He graduated from UMass Chan Medical School in 2002.

Selected Honors


Twitter: @guertin_lab
Phone:  508-856-8064

Lab Members

  • Will Doxsey

    Will Doxsey

    Research Assistant

    Hometown: Sterling, MA
    Training: UMass Amherst (BS)
    Hobbies: Listening to music, playing board games and video games

  • Shelagh Fluharty

    Shelagh Fluharty

    Research Assistant

    Hometown: Colchester, VT
    Training: Saint Michael's College (BS)
    Hobbies: Field hockey, lacrosse, hiking, water skiing and painting

  • John Haley

    John Haley

    Graduate Student

    Hometown: Sea Cliff, NY
    Training: Stony Brook University (BS)
    Hobbies: Sailing, skiing, hiking and cooking

  • Kate Korobkina

    Kate Korobkina

    Graduate Student

    Hometown: Khabarovsk, Russia
    Training: Earlham College (BA)
    Hobbies: Nature walks, reading science & health books, cooking and baking

  • Huawei Li

    Huawei Li

    Research Associate

    Hometown: Tieling, China
    Training: Shandong University, China (BS); Jackson Laboratories, Maine USA
    Hobbies: Growing plants in her backyard and listening to music

  • Amelia Luciano

    Amelia Luciano, PhD

    Post-doctoral Fellow

    Hometown: Watertown, CT
    Training: Cornell University (BS); Yale University (PhD)
    Funding: NIH/NCI T32 Cancer Biology Training Grant (2017-18), UMass Cancer Center Pilot Project Grant (2019), American Cancer Society (2019-22)
    Hobbies: I enjoy working out, refereeing rugby, making dad jokes and playing with my cats

  • Marie Sophie Lykke Isidor

    Marie Sophie Lykke Isidor

    Visiting Scholar

    Hometown: Copenhagen, Denmark
    Training: University of Copenhagen (BSc, MSc, PhD)
    Funding: Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Global Fellowship (2021-2024)
    Hobbies: Watching & playing sports, cooking, dining at fancy restaurants, traveling