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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

  • Qingbo Chen

    Qingbo Chen, PhD

    Senior Research Scientist

    Hometown: Dezhou, China
    Training: Huazhong Agricultural University (BS), University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (PhD)
    Hobbies: Hiking, cooking and listening to music

  • Benjamin Clayton

    Benjamin Clayton

    Graduate Student
    Hometown: Acton, Massachusetts
    Training: UMass Amherst Undergraduate
    Hobbies: Basketball, cooking and video games
  • Maria Gaughan

    Maria Gaughan

    Research Associate  
    Hometown: Somersworth New Hampshire
    Training: Assumption University (BS)
    Hobbies: Ice hockey, reading, listening to music and traveling 
  • 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

  • Derek Lin

    Derek Lin, PhD

    Postdoctoral Researcher
    Hometown: Taichung, Taiwan
    Training: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
    Hobbies: Coffee brewing and tasting, baseball
  • Marie Sophie Lykke Isidor

    Marie Sophie Lykke Isidor

    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    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

  • Flaviane Silva

    Flaviane Silva, PhD

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Hometown: Londrina, Brazil
    Previous Training: State University of Londrina (BSc, MSc), University of Sao Paulo (PhD)
    Hobbies: Trying new restaurants, cooking, yoga