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Lab Members

Anne Carlisle

Anne Carlisle – Graduate Student

Anne received her Bachelor's degree from The University of Kansas in 2015.  She joined the lab in 2016 as one of the first graduate students. She is investigating how to utilize toxic metabolic intermediates in amino acid biosynthesis pathways for selective cancer cell poisoning in breast cancer. Outside of lab, she enjoys baking, the outdoors, and exploring Worcester’s vibrant food scene with friends.

Mihir Doshi

Mihir Doshi – Graduate Student

Mihir earned his master’s degree in Biotechnology from the Northeastern University in 2014. He interned at a biopharmaceutical company in Boston for a year and subsequently worked as a research technician at DFCI for three years. He joined the Kim lab in 2017 and is interested in studying the differences in metabolic activities between different cancers and how this impacts resistance to chemotherapy. In his spare time, Mihir enjoys hiking, traveling and board games (current favorite game: 7 Wonders).

Namgyu Lee

Namgyu Lee, Ph.D - Postdoctoral Fellow

Namgyu joined Kim lab as a postdoc on Sep 2016 after finishing her Ph.D research on elucidating roles of SIRT6 and VRK1 in hepatocellular carcinoma in POSTECH, South Korea. Since joining the lab she has been investigating the underlying mechanisms of metabolite toxicity using genome scale CRISPR pooled screening methods, and the role of toxic metabolites within the tumor microenvironment. Outside of the lab, she enjoys traveling, jogging and hiking.

Austin Peppers

Austin Peppers – Graduate Student

Austin Peppers is a NIH-funded PREP student at UMass Medical School. Originally from Napoleon, OH, he earned his B.S. in Applied Health Science from Bowling Green State University, where he was a tutor and supplemental instructor for chemistry, physics, and biochemistry. Austin is focusing his studies on understanding toxic metabolites in the tumor environment, with an emphasis on mechanisms of resistance. Outside of the lab, Austin enjoys hiking with his wife and his dog, advocating for lung cancer, playing golf and basketball, and watching Ohio State football.

Meghan Spears

Meghan Spears – Graduate Student

Meghan is a graduate student who joined the lab in 2016. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from SUNY Geneseo in 2015. In the lab she studies metabolic and metabolic detoxification requirements that are unique to invasive cancer cells. In her spare time, she enjoys running, playing the guitar, and gardening.