Alumni

 

BAUER LAB ALUMNI

Patrick Schupp
He graduated with a B.S. in microbiology from the University of Rochester. As a research assistant in the laboratory of Luis Martinez-Sobrido, he studied protein interactions between arenavirus and host factors. Additional laboratory experiences have been at Columbia University (as an Amgen Scholar), University of Rochester, and Northeastern University. He is currently attending graduate school at the University of California, San Francisco in the biomedical sciences program.
Diane Chen
Her honors thesis from Smith College, supervised by Michael Barresi, investigated the molecular mechanisms of teratogenesis in the developing zebrafish neural crest upon exposure to crude oil contaminants. Previous research experiences include as a STRIDE Scholar at Smith and as an intern at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She is currently attending veterinary school at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.
Megan Hoban

She received two Bachelor of Science degrees (in Microbiology and Food Science) as an Honors College graduate of Michigan State University, where she worked on viral gene therapy in Andrea Amalfitano’s lab. For her PhD, she trained with Donald Kohn at UCLA. Her thesis work demonstrated site-specific gene correction of the sickle cell disease mutation in human HSCs using targeted nucleases.
Gina Butler
A recent graduate of UMass Lowell with a bachelor’s in Biology, she worked as a research associate at Shire and Toxikon before joining the Bauer Lab.
Emily Stern
She received her B.S. from the University of Michigan with High Distinction. As an undergraduate, she investigated the potential of stem cells to ameliorate amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in the laboratory of Eva Feldman. After her one year of research with the Bauer Lab, she returns to finish her fourth year of medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine.
Gilbert Siame
He was a master’s thesis project student from Uppsala University, Sweden, where he had been studying Molecular Medicine. Initially, he trained as a medical doctor in Zambia and also holds a master’s degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Jilin University, China.

 

ORKIN LAB ALUMNI
Mathew Canver
He received a degree in bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania where he received several undergraduate research awards for his work on gene therapy approaches to eye and kidney diseases under the supervision of Jean Bennett. Currently he is finishing his last two years of medical school at Harvard Medical School.
Sophia Kamran
An Illinois native, she majored in biomedical engineering at MIT, where she worked in the laboratory of Harvey Lodish, studying red blood cell gene expression. During her M.D. training at Harvard Medical School, she was awarded a Howard Hughes Medical Insititute fellowship to work in Stuart Orkin’s laboratory, where she worked closely with Daniel Bauer. After completing an internship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, she is pursuing fellowship training in radiation oncology at the Harvard combined program.
Carrie Lin
She was born and raised in China. Following emigration to the U.S., she graduated from UMass Boston with honors with a B.S. in biochemistry. She worked as a research assistant in Stuart Orkin’s laboratory, supervised by Daniel Bauer. Her projects focused on genome editing of the BCL11A erythroid enhancer. Currently she is a research assistant at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center.