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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 by Douglas Lauffenburger, MIT)
Research Interests: Systems Biology, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Alzheimer's Disease, Frontotemporal Dementia, Computational Analysis
Contact: sdstrass at mit dot edu



Current Post:
University of Utah PhD program
 B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2016)

Emily Poulin


Current Post:
Associate Medical Communications Manager Excerpta Medica B.V.

B.S. in Biology, Norwich University (2009)
Ph.D. in Cell and Developmental Biology, Vanderbilt University (2015)
Research Topic: Regulation of Ras oncogenicity by lysine acetylation
Research Interests: Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Structural Biology

Danielle Cook


Current Post:
Intellia Therapeutics, Inc.

B.S. in Chemistry, UC Berkeley (2005)
Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (2013)
Research Topic: Biology of codon specific mutations of Ras and synthetic lethal partners of mutant Ras
Research Interests: Cancer, Cancer Immunology, Synthetic Biology, Mouse model of cancer

Sneha Menon

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Current Post:
Research Assistant at Oregon Health and Science University

B.Tech. in Biotechnology, VIT University, India (2014)

Rebecca Rood

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Current Post:
Graduate Student, UW Madison
B.A. in Biotechnology and Molecular Biology, Assumption College (2014)

Katherine Baldwin


Current Post:
Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at University of Connecticut/Connecticut Children's Medical Center Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology
B.A. in English Literature, Cornell University (2005)
M.D., University of Massachusetts Medical School (2011)
Residency in Internal Medicine / Pediatrics, University of Massachusetts Medical School (2014)
Fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology, MGH
Research Topic: Signaling network in inflammatory bowel disease; potential novel treatment targets for inflammatory bowel disease
Research Interests: Inflammatory bowel disease

Jesse Lyons


Current Post:
Torque Therapeutics
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

Sam Nguyen


Current Post:
Undergraduate Student, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT
Research Topic: Developing searchable website to release research data pertaining to Inflammatory Bowel Disease and mutant Ras cancers (Co-advised with Douglas Lauffenburger, MIT)
Research Interests: Viruses, cancer, website design, algorithms

Reed Horwitz

Current Post:
Undergraduate Student, Computer Science, Bioinformatics Track, University of Michigan
Research Topic: Mapping signal transduction pathways using mass spectrometry data
Research Interests: Systems biology, proteomics, computational analysis, network algorithms

Jessica Gierut


Current Post:
Senior Scientist, Biology, Omega Therapeutics
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: RNA interference technology platform for innovative treatments for rare inherited diseases of the liver



Current Post: 
Assistant Professor
George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
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: levi dot wood at me dot gatech dot edu

Erin Fletcher


Current Post: 
CEO/Founder, Camp Casco, Inc.
B.S. in Microbiology, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA (2013)
M.S., Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (2015)
Research Topic: Post-translational modifications of Ras
Research Interests: Cancer Biology, Colon Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Translational Medicine


Current Post: 
Graduate student in genetic counseling at Boston University
B.S. in Biology, Davidson College (2011)
Research Topic: Cancer biology and inflammation with an emphasis on characterizing small molecule inhibitors. 
Research Interests: Colorectal cancer therapy, cancer-associated inflammation, cell death and proliferation, human genetic disorders

Laura Kleiman


Current Post:
Scientific Research Director of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute cBio Center
B.A. in Biomathematics, Rutgers University (2004)
Ph.D. in Computational and Systems Biology, M.I.T. (2010)
Research Topic: Identification and characterization of small molecule inhibitors that radiosensitize K-RAS mutant cancers
Research Interests: Translational systems pharmacology

Sergia Velho

Current Post:
Instituto de Patologia e Imunologia Molecular da Universidade do Porto
B.S. in Biology, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, Portugal (2003)
Ph.D. in Human Biology, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto, Portugal (2010)
Research Topic: N-RAS activation in colorectal cancer
Research Interests: Cancer biology, colorectal cancer, cancer-associated inflammation, tumor microenvironment, colorectal cancer therapy

Ken Lau

Current Post:
Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University
B.S. in Molecular Genetics and Biology, University of Toronto (2002)
Ph.D. in Proteomics and Bioinformatics, University of Toronto  (2008)
Research Topic: Systems biology of Intestinal Epithelial Response to Inflammatory Signals
Research Interests: Systems Biology, Intestinal Inflammation, Signal Transduction, Immune Responses, Cell Death and Proliferation

Yufang Wang

Current Post: Associate Professor, Sichuan University, China

Yina Li

Current Post: University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine

Kimberly Cavaliere

Current Post: Loyola University of Chicago Medical School

Krystle Kendall

Current Post: University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine

Rachel Danforth

Current Post:  Indiana University School of Medicine

Max Juchheim

Current Post: Scientist, Addgene

Sarah Philips

Current Post: New York University School of Medicine

Angela Krebs

Current Post: Technical University of Munich