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Former Lab Members
(in order of departure)

Justine Liepkalns
Research technician
2006
Faculty at University of Washington
Amelia Sinkin, DVM
Undergraduate lab assistant
2005-2006
Veterinarian at ACCESS Speciality Animal Hospitals
Adam South, Ph.D.
Graduate rotation student, Fall 2006
Assistant professor at Clark University
Ilana Traynis, MD
Undergraduate research student
2006
Ophthalmologist in California
Sarah Rubin, CRNP
Undergraduate research student
2006-2007
Family Nurse Practitioner
Lisa Netkowicz, MD
Lab assistant
2006-2007
Family Medicine Physician at Dean Clinic
Greg Mayes
Undergraduate research student
2007
Research technologist at Johns Hopkins
Endry Martinez
REU student
Summer 2007
M.D. from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
Camille (Petersen) Pataki, PhD
Undergraduate research student
2007-2008
Computational biologist with Hexagon Bio
Karina (Sanchez) Villegas
REU student
Summer 2008
Graduated from UT-Brownsville
Currently doing clinical research
Jessie (Evans) Byrne
Rotation student
Fall 2008
Currently teaching high school biology
Bena Chan, MS
Undergraduate research student
2007-2009
PhD program at University of Virginia
Brook Chernet
Rotation student
Spring 2009
Earned his Ph.D. from Tufts in the Levin lab
Nicole Cardona, CPIA
Undergraduate lab assistant
2007-2009
Program Coordinator, Animal Welfare at MIT
Lisa Tran
REU student
Summer 2009
Graduated from UVA in 2010
Michael Shusterman, MD
Undergraduate research student
2008-2010
Physician at NYU Langone Health
Lauren (Watts) Michele
REU student
Summer 2010
Currently working at Brown University
Amanda Albin, DMD
Undergraduate research student
2009-2010
Orthodontics
Caitlin Peterman, MD
Undergraduate research student
Fall 2010
Dermatologist
Jennifer Nguyen, Ph.D.
Graduate rotation student
Fall 2010
Sales Account Manager at Cell Signaling Technology
Lena Cantone, DMD
Undergraduate lab assistant
2010-2011
Dentist in Norwich, CT
Allen Su, PhD
Graduate rotation student
Spring 2011
Postdoctoral Scholar in the Amon lab at MIT
Amy Yu, Ph.D.
Graduate Student
2006-2011
Assistant Professor at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Amy Baker, PhD
Undergraduate research student
2009-2011
Science Writer, Ph.D. from Dartmouth
Alexander Garcia, MD
REU student
Summer 2011
Resident at CMSRU/Cooper University Hospital
Mary Bruynell
Undergraduate lab assistant
2010-2011
Manager at Bain & Company
Dan Kane, Ph.D.
Graduate Student
2006-2012
Currently an Assistant Professor at Le Moyne College
Carrie Hui, PhD
Undergraduate research student
2008-2012
Life Sciences Consultant at Putnam Associates
Rachel Cox (Lauren)
Undergraduate research student
2011-2012
Family nurse practitioner at Tristan Medical
Victoria Mak
Undergraduate research student
2011-2012
Currently a Developmental Specialist at The Guidance Center
Catherine Coughlin, MD
Undergraduate research student
Summer 2012
M.D. in Boston
Anna Dukhovich
Undergraduate research student
2011-2013
Resident Physician at Stamford Hospital
Adam Thomas, PhD
Graduate Student
2007-2013
Senior Scientist at Dragonfly Therapeutics, Inc.
Melissa Marquez
REU student
Summer 2014
Currently in Chemistry Ph.D. program at BU
Rachel Rivero, MD
Undergraduate research student
2011-2013
Resident at Yale School of Medicine
Brenda French
Undergraduate research student
2012-2013
Graduated from Tufts in 2015
Connor Clairmont, PhD
Undergraduate research student
2012-2014
Postdoc in the D’Andrea lab at Harvard
Robin Armstrong, PhD
Undergraduate research student
2012-2014
Postdoc in the Helin lab at MSK
Nikolai Renedo, MD
Undergraduate research student
2013-2014
Resident in Portland, ME
Ali Nemeth, DVM
Undergraduate research student
2013-2014
Veterinarian in Shrewsbury, MA
Elyse Bolterstein, PhD
TEACRS postdoctoral fellow
2010-2014
Associate Professor at Northeastern Illinois University
Isa Cuervo, MD
Undergraduate research student
2013
Resident at Contra Costa Health Services
Molly Ahern
Postbac researcher
2014
Currently in medical school in Dublin, Ireland
Michael Turadek
REU student
Summer 2014
Graduated from Sarah Lawrence College
Kyle Parzich
Undergraduate research student
2013-2015
Working at eClinical Works
Martha Rimniceanu
Undergraduate research student
2014
Ph.D candidate at UCLA
Katia Spivakovsky-Gonzalez
Graduate rotation student
Fall 2014
Currently doing her Ph.D. in the Mirkin lab
Kasey Rodgers, M.S.
Graduate student
2012-2015
Scientist at ReadCorps
Julie Cox, MD
Undergraduate research student
2013-2015
Residency in Pennsylvania
Alex Schmidt
Undergraduate research student
2013-2016
Clinical Research Coordinator at Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation
Catie Donlon
Undergraduate research student
2014-2016
M.D. candidate at New York Medical College
Connor McBrine
Undergraduate research student
2014-2016
Currently in a PhD program at Yale University
Noa Yee, MD
Undergraduate research student
2015-2016
EM resident in Los Angeles
Haleigh Williams
Undergraduate research student
2014-2015
Research Assistant, Health Behavior Informatics Lab at Northeastern University
Ilana Goldberg
Undergraduate research student
2016
Graduated from Tufts
Priscella Holland
REU student
Summer 2016
Graduated from the University of Michigan
Kene Adigwe
Undergraduate research student
Summer 2016
Graduated from Tufts
Kelly Beagan, Ph.D.
Graduate student
2009-2016
Research Scientist at MilliporeSigma
Dave Grossfeld
Undergraduate research student
2015-2016
Biomedical Researcher at NYU Winthrop Hospital
Stephen DiMauro
Undergraduate research student
2015-2016
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Student at Columbia University School of Nursing
Natalie Danziger
Undergraduate research student
2016-2017
Research Associate, Pathology at Foundation
Hanna Slutsky
Undergraduate research student
2016-2017
Currently a medical student at Florida Atlantic University
Jake Cosgrove
Undergraduate research student
2016-2017
Merck Research Labs Biologics Discovery Intern
Taylor Stewart, PhD
Graduate rotation student
2017
Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Joslin Diabetes Center
Ece Kocak
Undergraduate and research technician
2014-2017
PhD program at Yale School of Medicine
Monica Roy
High school research student
Summer 2017
Currently in a PhD program at Brown University
Varandt Khodaverdian, PhD
Graduate student
2011-2017
Senior Scientist at Pfizer
Taylor Sands-Marcinkowski, MS, M.S.
Graduate student
2013-2017
Lab Manager at NASA Ames Research Center
Gina Tomarchio
Undergraduate research student
2014-2017
Currently in a PhD program at Weill Cornell

Juan Casteneda
Undergraduate research student
2016-2018
Currently in a PhD program at Weill Cornell

Jane Blackmer
Undergraduate research student
2015-2018
MD/PhD student at Duke University School of Medicine
Jenny Brewster
Graduate rotation student
2018
Research Associate at Greenlight Biosciences
Anastasia Rastokina
Graduate rotation student
2018
Currently in the Mirkin lab
Carla Giannattasio
Undergraduate research student
2017-2018
Energy Analyst at ICF
Sarah Dykstra
Postdoctoral fellow
2015-2019
Project Manager at AstraZeneca
Arpita Jajoo
Undergraduate research student
2016-2019
Currently at Tufts Medical School
Elise Westervelt
Undergraduate research student
2016-2019
DVM student at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
Elena Silverstein
Undergraduate research student
2017-2019
Senior Analyst at PRECISION advisors
Keya Viswanathan
Undergraduate researcher
Laidlaw Scholar, 2018-2019
Technical Assistant at Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Ishan Gupta
Undergraduate research student
2018-2020
Completed a MS program in Medical Sciences at Brown
Sarah Shnayder
Undergraduate research student, Beckman Scholar
2017-2021
MA program in psychology at Columbia
Gabe DePinho
Undergraduate research student, VERSE Scholar
2017-2019
Research coordinator at Massachusetts General Hospital
Ethan Brown
Undergraduate research student
2019-2020
Postbac at the NIH
Serra Muftu
Undergraduate research student, Laidlaw Scholar
2017-2019
Researcher at Mass General Hospital for Children
Finn McGarghan
Undergraduate research student
2018-2020
Researcher at Boston Children’s Hospital
Tyler Maclay
Graduate rotation student, Fall 2020
Currently a PhD student in the Freudenreich lab
Terrence Hanscom
Graduate student
2016-2021
Scientist at Homology Medicines
Nina Benites
Undergraduate research student
2018-2021
PhD Program at Harvard
Manan Krishnamurthy
Undergraduate research student
2018-2021
Postbac at the NIH
Sofia Lombana
Undergraduate research student, VERSE Scholar
Researcher at the Broad Institute
Celia Rubien
Undergraduate research student
2020-2021
Currently at Tufts Medical School
Jake Zuckerman
Undergraduate research student
2019-2022
Currently in a PhD program at U Illinois
Lauren Kenney
Undergraduate research student
2020-2021
Currently a senior at Tufts
Sofia Rosa
Undergraduate research student
2021-2022
Graduated from Tufts
Luana Machado
Undergraduate research student
2020-2022
Currently at Harvard Medical School
Harshannie Kundun
Undergraduate research student
2021-2022
Currently a senior at Tufts
Paolo Padova
Undergraduate research student
2020-2022
Currently a senior at Tufts
Liangzi Li
Graduate rotation student, Spring 2021
Currently a PhD student in the Mirkin lab
Anna Joseph
Undergraduate research student
Researcher
Health Communications Intern at Brigham and Women's Hospital
Michelle Lu
Undergraduate research student
2021-2022
Currently working as a research technician
Nick Mandel
Undergraduate research student
2022
Currently in the Mirkin lab
Polina Feschenko
Graduate rotation student
2022
Currently in the Freudenreich lab