Daniel Bauer

Principal Investigator

He trained in the laboratories of Craig Thompson and Stuart Orkin, where he studied cancer cell metabolism and globin gene regulation, respectively. His Sc.B. in Biology is from Brown University, M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and clinical training in pediatrics and pediatric hematology-oncology from Boston Children’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.



overviewIcon Falak Sher

Postdoctoral Fellow

His research has focused on the epigenetic regulation of stem cells. He received his PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Groningen (RUG), The Netherlands, where he earned Best Dissertation Award in 2011. He conducted a post-doctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Dr. Gabriel Corfas at the Kirby Neurobiology Center of Boston Children’s Hospital.

Divya Vinjamur

Postdoctoral Fellow

She obtained her bachelor’s degree in zoology from University of Pune, master’s in applied genetics from Bangalore University, and Ph.D. in human genetics from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her thesis work in Joyce Lloyd’s lab focused on the roles of transcription factors KLF1 and KLF2 in mouse embryonic and human fetal erythropoiesis.

Yuxuan Wu

Postdoctoral Fellow

He received his PhD in Cellular and Developmental Biology from Wuhan University studying molecular signaling events during plant development. His postdoctoral fellowship supervised by Jinsong Li at the Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences utilized CRISPR-Cas9 for genetic analyses in mouse embryonic and spermatogonial stem cells.

Mir Hossain

Postdoctoral Fellow

Mir received his B.S. in Botany from University of Dhaka (Bangladesh), M.S. in Biology from East Tennessee State University, and Ph.D. in Medical Sciences from University of Florida. His master’s work focused on the role of oligomeric states of SABP2 in enzymatic function. His PhD, under the supervision of Jorg Bungert, focused on the use of zinc finger proteins to understand and manipulate globin gene expression. He has received several research awards from University of Florida, as well as an American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship.

Qiuming Yao

Postdoctoral fellow

Qiuming received his B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from Tongji University (China). He then received an M.A. in Statistics and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Missouri. His doctoral work focused on analysis and prediction of protein posttranslational modifications. He performed a postdoctoral fellowship at Oak Ridge National Lab modeling microbial ecosystems with deep sequencing datasets. He has led genomic and proteomic analyses and developed widely used tools, pipelines, and databases. Qiuming is co-mentored by Luca Pinello, Ph.D.


Claudio Macias Trevino

Medical Student

Claudio earned with highest honors dual B.S. degrees in Biology and Mathematics with a minor in Physics from the University of Texas at San Antonio. His honors thesis was under the supervision of Joo Ong, investigating hydroxyapatite scaffolds for bone tissue engineering, with additional research experiences in Katharina Ribbeck’s lab at MIT (mucin drug delivery), Honggang Cui’s lab at Johns Hopkins University (self-assembling nanoparticles), Jean Jiang’s lab at UTHSCSA (breast cancer metastasis), and Richard Lee’s lab at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (glucose metabolism and aging). He is currently a medical student in Harvard Medical School’s Health Science and Technology Program.

Vivien Schoonenberg

Graduate Student

Vivien is a Master’s student in Medical Biology, specializing in medical Epigenomics, from Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands. She has a Bachelor’s in Biomedical Science from VU University, Amsterdam. Her prior research projects have included epigenetic profiles in sepsis and hepatic lipid accumulation with portosystemic shunts.



Mitchel Cole

Research Assistant

Mitchel graduated from Harvard College in 2016 with a concentration in Chemistry & Physics and secondary in Computer Science. He was an undergraduate research assistant in David Liu’s lab where he worked on the development of directed evolution of CRISPR endoribonucleases by phage-assisted continuous evolution.


Connor McGuckin

Research Assistant

He received his undergraduate training at Jacobs University Bremen and at Colby College, where he worked for two years in the laboratory of Kevin Rice, investigating peptides that bind to damaged DNA.



Jing Zeng

Visiting Scholar

Jing is an anesthesiologist and PhD candidate from Southwest Hospital in Chongqing, China, where she received her MD and Master’s degrees as well as performed her clinical training. She has conducted internships at Orthopaedic University Hospital, Frankfurt, Germany and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston. Her prior research projects, funded by the National Science Foundation of China, have focused on the molecular mechanisms of pulmonary vascular remodeling.


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