For the latest COVID-19 campus news and resources, visit

Search Close Search
Page Menu

Current Lab Members

  • Merav Socolovsky

    Merav Socolovsky, MD, Ph.D.

    Joined the faculty of the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 2004.

    BA (1983), University of Cambridge, UK; MBBS (equivalent to MD), University College, London, U.K. (1986); Ph.D (1994), University of Cambridge, U.K. Member of the Royal College of Physicians, U.K. (1989). Postdoctoral training at the Whitehead Institute, MIT, Cambridge, USA, under the mentorship of Dr. Harvey Lodish. Received a number of awards including a Medical Research Council (U.K.) Training Fellowship (1989), a Howard Hughes Training Fellowship for Physicians (1994), a National Cancer Institute Howard Temin (KO1) Career Development Award (2002), Charles Hood Foundation Child Health Research Award (2004), American Cancer Society Scholar award (2006), UMASS Medical School Faculty Scholar award (2012), Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Scholar award (2012) and an American Society of Hematology Bridge Grant Award (2013).

  • Yung Hwang

    Yung Hwang, B.S.

    Postdoctoral Research Associate, lab member since 2013
    PhD Student 2013-2019

    Dissertation; "The Role of S-Phase Speed During an Erythroid Transcriptional Switch" December 18th, 2019. 

    Graduated from Tzu Chi University in Taiwan in 2009 with a B.S in Life Sciences. Previous research interests included virus-induced anti-apoptotic pathways and viral vaccine development.

  • Aishwarya Swaminathan

    Aishwarya Swaminathan, Ph.D.

    Postdoctoral Research Associate, lab member since 2013

    B.Sc (2002, Botany), Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, India. M.Sc (2004, Biochemistry), Maharaja Sayajirao University, under the mentorship of Dr. Sarita Gupta, determining the effects of heavy metal toxicity on the female reproductive health of Charles foster rats. Ph.D (2010), Wayne State University, Detroit MI, USA, under the mentorship of Dr. Lori A. Pile, analyzing the effects of loss of the SIN3 co-repressor in Drosophila embryonic and larval development. Postdoctoral fellow, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2011-2013), under the mentorship of Dr. John M. Lopes, studying the mechanism of transcription regulation of phospholipid biosynthetic genes by basic helix-loop-helix proteins in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

  • Ashley Winward

    Ashley Winward, B.S.

    Research Associate, lab member since 2019

    Graduated from the University of New Haven (West Haven, CT) in 2015 with B.S. Degrees in Marine Biology and Environmental Science and a minor in Chemistry. Previously an Animal Care Technician for UMass Medical School.