Marian Marian Walhout, Ph.D.
Netherlands The Maroun Semaan Chair in Biomedical Research; Co-Director, Program in Systems Biology; Professor, Program in Molecular Medicine; Affiliated Faculty, Program in Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology; Member, Center for Cancer Systems Biology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

 

Ph.D., Molecular Biology, Universiteit Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Office: Albert Sherman Center, Room 5.1051
Marian.Walhout@umassmed.edu

Missy Gardella
Assistant to Dr. Walhout
Albert Sherman Center, Room 5.1053
Missy.Gardella@umassmed.edu
Phone: 508-856-3601
Fax: 508-856-2105

Amy Amy Holdorf, Ph.D.
USASenior Research Scientist, “Chief of Staff”

Post-doctoral Fellow, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada
Ph.D., Immunology, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
B.A., Biochemistry/Biophysics, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

Please contact Dr. Holdorf with any laboratory related questions.
Office: Albert Sherman Center, 5-1041, Phone: 508-856-6711
Amy.Holdorf@umassmed.edu

Safak2 L. Safak Yilmaz, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor

Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
B.S., M.S., Civil Engineering, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey

Office: Albert Sherman Center, 5-1057, Phone: 508-856-6711
LutfuSSafak.Yilmaz@umassmed.edu

Sushila Sushila Bhattacharya, Ph.D.
IndiaPost-doctoral Fellow

Ph.D., Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (IITR), Lucknow, India
B.S., M.S., North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong, India

Sushila.Bhattacharya@umassmed.edu
Cédric Diot, Ph.D.
Post-doctoral Fellow

Ph.D., Virology, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
M.S., Virology, Université Paris, Paris, France
B.S., Biochemistery and Molecular Biology, Université Paris, Paris, France

Cedric.Diot@umassmed.edu
Gabby Gabrielle Giese, Ph.D.
USAResearch Associate II

Ph.D., Basic and Biomedical Sciences, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts
M.S., Biochemistry, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire
B.A., Biology and Japanese, Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont

Gabrielle.Giese@umassmed.edu
Brent B. Horowitz
Graduate Student

M.S., Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado
B.S., Biology & B.A., Theater, Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania

Brent.Horowitz@umassmed.edu
yonguk Yong-Uk Lee, Ph.D.
south-koreaPost-doctoral Fellow

M.S., Ph.D., Genetics, Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea
B.S., Life Science, College of Science, Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea

YongUk.Lee@umassmed.edu
Xuhang “Hang” Li
Graduate Student

B.S., Biological Sciences, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

 

Xuhang.Li@umassmed.edu
Zeynep Mirza
Graduate Student

Co-supervised by Victor Ambros
M.S., Biotechnology, Worcester State University, Worcester, Massachusetts
B.S., Biology, Selçuk University, Konya, Turkey

Zeynep.Mirza@umassmed.edu
Hiumin Huimin “Nana” Na, Ph.D.
ChinaPost-doctoral Fellow

Ph.D., National Laboratory of Biomacromolecules, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
B.S., College of Life Science, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China

Huimin.Na@umassmed.edu
Shivani Shivani Nanda
IndiaGraduate Student

M.Tech., Bioinformatics, International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Hyderabad, India
B.Tech., Biotechnology, Rajasthan Technical University, Jaipur, India

Shivani.Nanda@umassmed.edu
olga Olga Ponomarova, Ph.D.
ukrainePost-doctoral Fellow

Ph.D., European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg, Germany
M.S., Computer Science, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Kiev, Ukraine
B.S., M.S, Biology, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Kiev, Ukraine

Olga.Ponomarova@umassmed.edu
Melissa Walker
Research Technician

B.S., Biophysics, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

 

Melissa.Walker@umassmed.edu
heFei Hefei “Fei” Zhang, Ph.D.
ChinaPost-doctoral Fellow

Ph.D., Neurobiology, Institute of Brain Science, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
B.S., Applied Chemistry, School of Chemical and Material Engineering, Jiangnan University, Wuxi, China

Hefei.Zhang@umassmed.edu

 

Alumni

Graduate Students

Aurian P. Garcia-Gonzalez, M.D./Ph.D., General Surgery Resident, Duke Univeristy School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina

Emma Watson, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Stephen Elledge Lab, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Ashlyn Ritter, Ph.D., Medical Science Liaison, AbbVie, Maryland

Alex Tamburino, Ph.D., Associate Principal Scientist, Genetics and Pharmacogenomics, Merck & Co., West Point, Pennsylvania

H. Efsun Arda, Ph.D., Head, Developmental Genomics Group, Laboratory of Receptor Biology and Gene Expression, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland

Christian Grove, Ph.D., Biocurator, WormBase, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California

Natalia Martinez, Ph.D., Research Scientist, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

 

Postdoctoral Fellows

Jingyan Zhang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Jote Bulcha, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Guangping Gao Lab, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts

Akihiro Mori, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Bill Schafer Lab, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Juan Fuxman Bass, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biology Department, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

Lesley T. MacNeil, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

John Reece-Hoyes, Ph.D., Investigator III, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Vanessa Vermeirssen, Ph.D., Principle Investigator, Lab for Computational Biology, Integromics and Gene Regulation, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

Inma Barrasa, Ph.D., Senior Bioinformatics Scientist, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Bart Deplancke, Ph.D., Professor, Laboratory of Systems Biology and Genetics, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lusanne, Switzerland