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CURRENT LAB MEMBERS

SPYROS ARTAVANIS-TSAKONAS
Principal Investigator

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LHRRB 410

artavanis@hms.harvard.edu

M.A. Chemistry, Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule, Zurich, 1971.
Ph.D.
Molecular Biology, Cambridge University, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, 1975.
Postdoctoral research
, Biozentrum, University of Basel and Stanford University, 1980.
Professor
, Department of Biology, Yale University & Department of Cell Biology, Yale University School of Medicine, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, 1981-1998.
Isselbacher Schwartz Professor
, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, 1999-2007.
Professor
, Collège de France, Chair, Biology and Genetics of Development, 1999-present.
Professor of Cell Biology
, Department of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School, 1999-present.
Founding Director, The Department of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Institute Curie, 2007-2009.
Director
, Developmental & Regenerative Biology Program at Harvard Medical School.

CHAPMAN BEEKMAN
Research Assistant

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LHRRB 418

Chapman_Beekman@hms.harvard.edu

B.A. Psychobiology, Wheaton College, 2010

Projects:
The Drosophila Transcription Factor Protein Interaction Network
Protein-Protein Interaction Analysis of Canonical Signaling Pathway Components
Elucidation of the Protein Interactome of Drosophila melanogaster
Molecular and Genetic Characterization of the Notch Signaling Network
Tissue-Specific Protein Complex Analysis

DOUGLAS DIMLICH
Research Fellow

(T) 617.432.7053
LHRRB 418

douglas_dimlich@hms.harvard.edu

Projects:
Modeling Spinal Muscular Atrophy in Drosophila
The Exelixis Collection of Transposon Insertions

GLENN DOUGHTY
Lab Manager

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LHRRB 418

glenn_doughty@hms.harvard.edu

B.S. Biology, University of Connecticut, 1987
Technician, University of Connecticut with Dr. Arthur Chovnick, 1987-1991; Drosophila Genome Project, UC Berkeley with Dr. Gerald Rubin, 1991-1994; Yale with Dr. Spyros Artavanis-Tsakonas, 1994-1998.
Lab Manager, Massachusetts General Hospital with Dr. Spyros Artavanis-Tsakonas, 1998-2007.

Project:
The Exelixis Collection of Transposon Insertions

DIANA M. HO
Postdoctoral Fellow

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LHRRB 418

diana_ho@hms.harvard.edu

A.B. Biochemical Sciences, Harvard University, 2001.
Ph.D. Cell and Developmental Biology, Harvard University, 2007. Advisor: Dr. Malcolm Whitman

Project:
The Role of Notch Signaling in Cell Proliferation and Cancer

KAZUYA HORI
Postdoctoral Fellow

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LHRRB 418

kazuya_hori@hms.harvard.edu

B.S. Tokyo University of Science, Japan, with Dr. Yasuhiro Tomooka, 2000.
M.S. Tokyo University of Science, Japan, with Dr. Kenji Matsuno, 2002.
Ph.D. Tokyo University of Science, Japan, 2005. Advisor: Dr. Kenji Matsuno.

Project:
The Non-Visual β-arrestin Dependent Regulation of Notch Signaling

KATHLEEN KANKEL
Research Assistant

(T) 617.432.7052
LHRRB 418

kathleen_kankel@hms.harvard.edu

 

PALLAVI KSHETRPAL
Postdoctoral Fellow

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LHRRB 418

pallavi_kshetrapal@hms.harvard.edu

B.Sc. Hans Raj College, Delhi University, 1997
M.Sc.
Department of Genetics, Delhi University, 1999
Ph.D.
Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad affiliated to Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2005 Advisor: Prof. L.S. Shashidhara

Project:
The Role of Notch Signaling in Cell Proliferation and Cancer

GURUHARSHA KUTHETHUR
Postdoctoral Fellow

(T) 617.432.7058
LHRRB 418

guruharsha@hms.harvard.edu

B.S. Chemistry, Botany and Zoology, Bangalore University, India, 1998.
M.S. Applied Genetics, Bangalore University, India, 2000.
Ph.D. Zoology, NCBS and University of Mysore, 2007. Advisors: Dr. K. VijayRaghavan, and Dr. H. A. Ranganath

Projects:
Protein-Protein Interaction Analysis of Canonical Signaling Pathway Components
Elucidation of the Protein Interactome of Drosophila melanogaster
Molecular and Genetic Characterization of the Notch Signaling Network
Modeling Spinal Muscular Atrophy in Drosophila
Tissue-Specific Protein Complex Analysis
The Drosophila Transcription Factor Protein Interaction Network

JENNIE LARONGA
Technician

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LHRRB 418

jennie_laronga@hms.harvard.edu

B.S. Biology, University of Massachusetts, Boston, 2001.

Project:
The Exelixis Collection of Transposon Insertions

JAN MANENT
Postdoctoral Fellow

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LHRRB 418

Jan_Manent@hms.harvard.edu

B.S. and M.S. in Molecular and Cellular Genetics, Pierre et Marie Curie University, Paris, France
Ph.D. in Human Genetics, Pierre et Marie Curie University, Paris, France, 2007. Advisor: Dr. Marco Giovannini, INSERM U674, St Louis Hospital, Paris, France / House Ear Institute, Los Angeles, USA

Project:
Exploring Notch Signaling Cross-Talk and Notch Structure/Function

ROBERT OBAR
Director of Drosophila Proteomics

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LHRRB 418

robert_obar@hms.harvard.edu

B.A. Chemistry, Ithaca College with Dr. William R. Bergmark, 1978.
Ph.D. Chemistry, Boston University with Dr. Richard A. Laursen, 1985.

Project:
Elucidation of the Protein Interactome of Drosophila melanogaster
Protein-Protein Interaction Analysis of Canonical Signaling Pathway Components
Molecular and Genetic Characterization of the Notch Signaling Network
The Drosophila Transcription Factor Protein Interaction Network

DAVID RHEE
Graduate Student

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LHRRB 418

drhee@fas.harvard.edu

B.S. Biology, Bethel University, 2005
Post-Bac fellow NIH, NHLBI

Project:
The Drosophila Transcription Factor Protein Interaction Network
Protein-Protein Interaction Analysis of Canonical Signaling Pathway Components
Elucidation of the Protein Interactome of Drosophila melanogaster
Molecular and Genetic Characterization of the Notch Signaling Network
Tissue-Specific Protein Complex Analysis

JEAN-FRANCOIS RUAL
Postdoctoral Fellow

(T) 617.432.7057
LHRRB 418

jean-francois_rual@hms.harvard.edu

B.S. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France, 1999.
M.S. Virology, University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis and Pasteur Institute, Paris, France, 2000.
M.S. Bioinformatics, University Notre Dame de la Paix, Namur and Brussels, Belgium, 2001.
Ph.D. University Notre Dame de la Paix, Namur, Belgium, 2005. Advisor: Dr. Marc Vidal, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston.

Project:
Molecular and Genetic Characterization of the Notch Signaling Network
The Drosophila Transcription Factor Protein Interaction Network
Elucidation of the Protein Interactome of Drosophila melanogaster
Protein-Protein Interaction Analysis of Canonical Signaling Pathway Components
Tissue-Specific Protein Complex Analysis

SANJA SALE
Postdoctoral Fellow

(T) 617.432.7054
LHRRB 418

ssale@hms.harvard.edu

M.D. Zagreb University School of Medicine, Zagreb Croatia

Project:
Notch Paralogues in Development, Adult Tissue Homeostasis and Disease

ANINDYA SEN
Postdoctoral Fellow

(T) 617.432.7053
LHRRB 418

Anindya_Sen@hms.harvard.edu

Ph.D. Molecular Biology, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India, 2003. Advisor: Dr. Veronica Rodrigues

Project:
The Non-Visual β-arrestin Dependent Regulation of Notch Signaling
Modeling Spinal Muscular Atrophy in Drosophila

SAARA TIKKA
Postdoctoral Fellow

(T) 617.432.7056
LHRRB 418

M.Sc. Biochemistry, University of Helsinki, 2002
Ph.D. University of Helsinki, 2009. Supervisors: Prof. Hannu Kalimo and Dr. Marc Baumann

Project:
Notch Signaling in Vascular Biology and CADASIL

JESSE WILSON
Technician

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LHRRB 418

Jesse_Wilson@hms.harvard.edu

Project:
Elucidation of the Protein Interactome of Drosophila melanogaster

CHRISTINA WONG
Research Assistant

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LHRRB 418

Christina_Wong@hms.harvard.edu

B.S. Biochemistry, Stonehill College, 2010

Projects:
Protein-Protein Interaction Analysis of Canonical Signaling Pathway Components
The Drosophila Transcription Factor Protein Interaction Network
Elucidation of the Protein Interactome of Drosophila melanogaster
Molecular and Genetic Characterization of the Notch Signaling Network
Tissue-Specific Protein Complex Analysis