Principal Investigator

Kevin Haigis

Director, Cancer Genetics, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

During his graduate training at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dr. Haigis studied the somatic genetics of intestinal tumor initiation under the guidance of Dr. William Dove. In his post-doctoral work, Dr. Haigis studied the oncogenic properties of the RAS GTPases in the laboratory of Dr. Tyler Jacks in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Cancer Research (now the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research).

Contact: khaigis at bidmc dot harvard dot edu

 

Postdoctoral Fellows

Jessica Gierut

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Education:
B.S. in Biology, Kalamazoo College (2004)
Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Illinois at Chicago (2011)
Research Topic: K-Ras activation in the regulation of stem kinetics in the colonic epithelium and colon cancers
Research Interests: Cancer Biology, Colon Cancer, Signal Transduction, Intestinal stem cells, Cell Differentiation and Proliferation
Contact:  jgierut at bidmc dot harvard dot edu

Jesse Lyons

Education:
B.S. in Biochemistry, Columbia University (2003)
Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences, University of California San Francisco (2011)
Research Topic: Systems biology of inflammatory bowel disease.  (Co-advised with Douglas Lauffenburger, MIT)
Research Interests: Systems biology, inflammation, immunology, intestinal biology, cancer
Contact: jslyons at partners dot org

Levi Wood

Education:
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Oregon State University (2004)
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, M.I.T. (2008)
M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, M.I.T. (2008)
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, M.I.T. (2011)
Research Topic: Systems biology of Alzheimer's Disease and Frontotemporal Dementia.  (Co-advised with Douglas Lauffenburger, MIT)
Research Interests: Systems Biology, Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, System Identification, Angiogenesis, Microfluidics, Stochastic Feedback Control
Contact: lbwood at bidmc dot harvard dot edu

Elizabeth Proctor

Education:
B.S. in Physics, Purdue University (2008)
B.A. in Russian Language and Literature, Purdue University (2008)
Ph.D. in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2013)
Research Topic: Systems biology of Alzheimer's Disease.  (Co-advised with Douglas Lauffenburger, MIT)
Research Interests: Neurodegenerative Disease, Systems Biology, Protein Interactions, Computational Modeling, Cellular and Molecular Biophysics
Contact: eproctor at mit dot edu

Graduate Students

Samantha Dale Strasser

Education:
B.S. in Applied Mathematics, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (2011)
B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (2011)
M.Phil. in Physics, University of Cambridge, UK (2012)
Research Topic: In vivo systems biology of neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's and frontotemporal dementia.  (Co-advised with Douglas Lauffenburger, MIT)
Research Interests: Systems Biology, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Alzheimer's Disease, Frontotemporal Dementia, Computational Analysis
Contact: sdstrass at mit dot edu

Erin Fletcher

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Contact:  erinfletcher at fas dot harvard dot edu

Yi-Jang Lin

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Contact:  yjianglin at g dot harvard dot edu