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  • Marian Walhout, Ph.D. Walhout

    Marian Walhout, Ph.D. Walhout, Ph.D.

    Labs: PI

    NetherlandsThe Maroun Semaan Chair in Biomedical Research; Chair, Department of Systems Biology; Professor, Program in Molecular Medicine; Affiliated Faculty, Program in Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology; Member, Center for Cancer Systems Biology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

    Ph.D., Molecular Biology, Universiteit Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

    Office: Albert Sherman Center, Room 5.1051
    Marian.Walhout@umassmed.edu

  • Lynn NeJaime

    Labs: administrative

    Assistant to Dr. Walhout
    Albert Sherman Center, Room 5.1053
    Lynn.NeJaime@umassmed.edu
    Phone: 508-856-3601
    Fax: 508-856-2105

  • L. Safak Yilmaz

    L. Safak Yilmaz

    Labs: administrative

    US-Turkey.jpgResearch Assistant Professor

    Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
    Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
    B.S., M.S., Civil Engineering, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey

    Office: Albert Sherman Center, 5-1057, Phone: 508-856-6711
    LutfuSSafak.Yilmaz@umassmed.edu

  • Sushila Bhattacharya

    Sushila Bhattacharya, Ph.D.

    Labs: current

    India.jpgPost-doctoral Fellow

    Ph.D., Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (IITR), Lucknow, India
    B.S., M.S., North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong, India

    Sushila.Bhattacharya@umassmed.edu

  • Cédric Diot

    Cédric Diot, Ph.D.

    Labs: current

    France.jpgPost-doctoral Fellow

    Ph.D., Virology, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
    M.S., Virology, Université Paris, Paris, France
    B.S., Biochemistery and Molecular Biology, Université Paris, Paris, France

    Cedric.Diot@umassmed.edu

  • Gabrielle Giese

    Gabrielle Giese, Ph.D.

    Labs: current

    USA11.jpgResearch Associate II

    Ph.D., Basic and Biomedical Sciences, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts
    M.S., Biochemistry, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire
    B.A., Biology and Japanese, Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont

    Gabrielle.Giese@umassmed.edu

  • Brent B. Horowitz

    Brent B. Horowitz

    Labs: current

    USA11.jpgGraduate Student

    M.S., Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado
    B.S., Biology & B.A., Theater, Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania

    Brent.Horowitz@umassmed.edu

  • Yong-Uk Lee

    Yong-Uk Lee, Ph.D.

    Labs: current

    South-Korea.jpgPost-doctoral Fellow

    M.S., Ph.D., Genetics, Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea
    B.S., Life Science, College of Science, Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea

    YongUk.Lee@umassmed.edu

  • Xuhang “Hang” Li

    Xuhang “Hang” Li

    Labs: current

    China.jpgGraduate Student

    B.S., Biological Sciences, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

    Xuhang.Li@umassmed.edu

  • Zeynep Mirza

    Zeynep Mirza

    Labs: current

    US-Turkey.jpgGraduate Student

    Co-supervised by Victor Ambros
    M.S., Biotechnology, Worcester State University, Worcester, Massachusetts
    B.S., Biology, Selçuk University, Konya, Turkey

    Zeynep.Mirza@umassmed.edu

  • Huimin “Nana” Na

    Huimin “Nana” Na, Ph.D.

    Labs: current

    China.jpgPost-doctoral Fellow

    Ph.D., National Laboratory of Biomacromolecules, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
    B.S., College of Life Science, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China

    Huimin.Na@umassmed.edu

  • Shivani Nanda

    Shivani Nanda

    Labs: current

    India.jpgGraduate Student

    M.Tech., Bioinformatics, International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Hyderabad, India
    B.Tech., Biotechnology, Rajasthan Technical University, Jaipur, India

    Shivani.Nanda@umassmed.edu

  • Olga Ponomarova

    Olga Ponomarova, Ph.D.

    Labs: current

    Ukraine.jpgPost-doctoral Fellow

    Ph.D., European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg, Germany
    M.S., Computer Science, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Kiev, Ukraine
    B.S., M.S, Biology, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Kiev, Ukraine

    Olga.Ponomarova@umassmed.edu

  • Melissa Walker

    Melissa Walker

    Labs: current

    USA11.jpgResearch Technician

    B.S., Biophysics, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

     

    Melissa.Walker@umassmed.edu

  • Hefei “Fei” Zhang

    Hefei “Fei” Zhang, Ph.D.

    Labs: current

    China.jpgPost-doctoral Fellow

    Ph.D., Neurobiology, Institute of Brain Science, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
    B.S., Applied Chemistry, School of Chemical and Material Engineering, Jiangnan University, Wuxi, China

    Hefei.Zhang@umassmed.edu

Alumni

Graduate Students

  • H. Efsun Arda, Ph.D.

    Labs: Alumni - graduate student

     Head, Developmental Genomics Group, Laboratory of Receptor Biology and Gene Expression, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland

  • Aurian P. Garcia-Gonzalez, M.D., Ph.D.

    Labs: Alumni - graduate student

    General Surgery Resident, Duke Univeristy School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina

  • Christia Grove, Ph.D.

    Labs: Alumni - graduate student

    Biocurator, WormBase, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California

  • Natalia Martinez, Ph.D.

    Labs: Alumni - graduate student

    Research Scientist, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

  • Ashlyn Ritter, Ph.D.

    Labs: Alumni - graduate student

    Medical Science Liaison, AbbVie, Maryland

  • Alex Tamburino, Ph.D.

    Labs: Alumni - graduate student

    Associate Principal Scientist, Genetics and Pharmacogenomics, Merck & Co., West Point, Pennsylvania

  • Emma Watson, Ph.D.

    Labs: Alumni - graduate student

    Postdoctoral Fellow, Stephen Elledge Lab, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Inma Barrasa, Ph.D.

    Labs: Alumni - Postdoctoral Fellows

    Senior Bioinformatics Scientist, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts

  • Juan Fuxman Bass, Ph.D.

    Labs: Alumni - Postdoctoral Fellows

    Assistant Professor, Biology Department, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

  • Jote Bulcha, Ph.D.

    Labs: Alumni - Postdoctoral Fellows

    Postdoctoral Fellow, Guangping Gao Lab, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts

  • Bart Deplancke, Ph.D.

    Labs: Alumni - Postdoctoral Fellows

    Professor, Laboratory of Systems Biology and Genetics, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lusanne, Switzerland

  • Lesley T. MacNeil

    Labs: Alumni - Postdoctoral Fellows

    Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  • Akihiro Mori, Ph.D.

    Labs: Alumni - Postdoctoral Fellows

    Postdoctoral Fellow, Bill Schafer Lab, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, United Kingdom

  • John Reece-Hoyes, Ph.D.

    Labs: Alumni - Postdoctoral Fellows

    Investigator III, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts

  • Vanessa Vermeirssen, Ph.D.

    Labs: Alumni - Postdoctoral Fellows

    Principle Investigator, Lab for Computational Biology, Integromics and Gene Regulation, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

  • Jingyan Zhang, Ph.D.

    Labs: Alumni - Postdoctoral Fellows

    Assistant Professor, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Other

  • Amy Holdorf, Ph.D.

    Labs: Other

    Postdoctoral Fellow, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, CanadaPh.D., Immunology, Washington University, St. Louis, MissouriB.A., Biochemistry/Biophysics, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois