Lab Members

Principal Investigator
Joan S. Brugge, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator

Postdoctoral Fellows
Xiangkun Han, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Publications

Research Interest: Antioxidants and cancer progression 

Daniel Abravanel, M.D./Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Publications
Suha Naffar Abu Amara, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Publications

Research Interest: Intratumor heterogeneity in ovarian cancers

Nomeda Girnius, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Publications
Walter Goh, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Publications

Research Interest: BRCA1/2 heterozygosity and heterogeneity in premalignant mammary gland, CyTOF, synthetic lethality and vulnerabilities for cancer treatment.

Abram Handly-Santana, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Publications
Isaac Harris, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Publications

Research Interest: Role of antioxidants in tumor initiation, progression, and drug resistance

Hendrik Johannes Kuiken, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Publications

Research Interest: Intratumoral heterogeneity and dynamics in cancer progression, drug response, and vulnerabilities 

Carman Man-Chung Li, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Publications

Research interest: Cell-cell interactions and microenvironment in cancer development 

Yaara Oren, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Publications

Research Interest: Cancer persister cells

Richard Panayiotou, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Publications

Research Interest: Ovarian cancer heterogeneity, CyTOF

Jennifer M. Rosenbluth, M.D./Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Publications

Research Interest: Breast cancer predisposition syndromes and inflammatory breast cancer

Nobuaki Takahashi, Ph.D.
Instructor

Publications

Research Interest: Role of calcium channels in cancer progression 

Ioannis Zervantonakis, Ph.D.
Instructor

Publications

Research interest: Tumor microenvironment: drug resistance, endothelial permeability, cell invasion, microfluidic assays

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Jason Zoeller, Ph.D.
Instructor

Publications

Research Interest: The influence of basement membrane and other extracellular matrix components on response to HER2-targeted breast cancer therapeutics

Students
Patricia Cho
PhD student

Publications

Research Interest: Role of antioxidants in cancers

Alexis Cook
Undergraduate Student

Research Interest: BRCA1 loss of function in breast cancer

Jett Crowdis
Undergraduate Student

Research Interest: Intratumoral heterogeneity in breast cancer

Sabin Dhakal
PhD Student

Publications

Research Interest: Intratumoral heterogeneity in breast cancer

Kenneth Gray
PhD Student

Publications

Research interest: Mammary gland differentiation and physiology 

Natalie Hendrick
PhD Student

Publications

Research Interest: Hippo-YAP signaling in breast cancer

Michelle Koh
Undergraduate Student

Research Interest: Role of antioxidants in tumor initiation, progression, and drug resistance

Hana Shapiro
Undergraduate Student

Research Interest: Breast cancer development

Evelyn Wong
Undergraduate Student

Research Interest: Ovarian cancer development

Staff
Mackenzie Boedicker
Research Associate

Research Interest: BRCA1 loss of function in breast cancer

Chandler Friend
Research Associate

Research Interest: Intratumoral heterogeneity and dynamics in cancer progression, drug response, and vulnerabilities 

Grace Gao, M.D.
Lab Manager
Kerry Mojica
Administrative Assistant
Laura Selfors, Ph.D.
Bioinformaticist
Aleksandr Vagodny, M.D.
Research Associate

Research Interest: The influence of basement membrane and other extracellular matrix components on response to HER2-targeted breast cancer therapeutics

Alumni

Hanna Yoko Irie Mount Sinai Hospital
Assistant Professor
E-mail: hanna.irie@mssm.edu
Website: http://www.mountsinai.org/profiles/hanna-yoko-irie-
John Albeck University of California, Davis
Assistant Professor
E-mail: jgalbeck@ucdavis.edu
Website: http://www.mcb.ucdavis.edu/faculty-labs/albeck/
Jose Maria Amich
Amy Bui Goldfinch Bio
Scientist II of Biology
E-mail: abui@goldfinchbio.com
Danielle Carroll AstraZeneca
Associate Director, Oncology Translational Science
E-mail: danielle.carroll@astrazeneca.com
Anu Chaudhary University of Washington
Research Assistant Professor, Microbiology
E-mail: anuc@uw.edu
Website: http://miller-lab.net/MillerLab/members/anu-chaudhary/
Warner Chen
Karen Cichowski ​Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Professor of Medicine
E-mail: kcichowski@rics.bwh.harvard.edu
Website: https://www.brighamandwomens.org/research/departments/genetics/cichowski-lab/overview
Edwin Clark AstraZeneca
Executive Director
E-mail: edwin.clark@astrazeneca.com
Jonathan Coloff University of Illinois at Chicago
Assistant Professor
E-mail: coloff@uic.edu
Website: https://www.colofflab.com/
Anne Cromer CALYM Carnot institute
Translational Medicine and Clinical Biomarkers
Rachel Davidowitz ExploreLearning
Scientific Animator/ Illustrator
Jayanta Debnath UCSF
Associate Professor, UCSF Department of Pathology
E-mail: jayanta.debnath@ucsf.edu
Website: http://pathology.ucsf.edu/debnath/research.html
Jennifer Endress Weill Cornell Medical College
PhD Student
Lisa Gallegos Roche Tissue Diagnostics/Ventana Medical Systems, Inc., Tucson, Arizona
Senior Scientist (Technology & Applied Research Group)
E-mail: lisa.gallegos@roche.com
Website: http://www.ventana.com/
Kripa. S. Ganesh Weill Cornell Medical College
PhD Student
Andy Golden National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH
Section Chief, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Genetics
E-mail: andyg@intra.niddk.nih.gov
Website: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/about-niddk/staff-directory/intramural/andy-golden/pages/research-summary.aspx
Alexandra Grassian Epizyme
Senior Scientist
Ruwanthi (Ru) Gunawardane Allen Institute for Cell Science
Director, Stems Cells & Gene Editing
Website: https://www.alleninstitute.org/what-we-do/cell-science/about/team/staff-profiles/runwanthi-gunawardane/
Carina Hage Roche
PhD Student
Beatrice Haimovich Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Department of Surgery
Associate Professor
E-mail: haimovic@rwjms.rutgers.edu
Website: http://molbiosci.rutgers.edu/faculty-research/faculty/274-haimovich-beatrice
Amy Hall Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Senior Research Scientist
Michele Hickey Hartsough Cancer Discovery
Associate Editor
Rex Hung Brigham and Women's Hospital
Resident in Pathology
Claudia Iavarone
Marcin Iwanicki Stevens Institute of Technology
Assistant Professor
E-mail: miwanick@stevens.edu
Website: http://personal.stevens.edu/~miwanick/
Kevin Janes University of Virginia
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
E-mail: kjanes@virginia.edu
Website: http://bme.virginia.edu/janes/index.html
Steven Jay Isakoff MGH Cancer Center, Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Oncologist, Breast Cancer Specialist
E-mail: sisakoff@partners.org
Website: http://www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/insider/member-detail/member/steven-j-isakoff-md-phd/
Alice Kaanta Luminoso Technologies, Inc.
Product Manager
Melodie Knowlton Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Science Education Manager and Teacher
Wendy Lee Gilead Sciences
Research Scientist
Cheuk Leung University of Minnesota
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology
E-mail: ctleung@umn.edu
Website: http://www.pharmacology.med.umn.edu/fac_leung.html
Joan Levy Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
Director of Translational Research
E-mail: levyj@themmrf.org
Arnaud Mailleux French Institute of Health and Medical Research
Ben Marks The University of Arizona College of Medicine
Medical Student
Anna Maroney AbbVie Inc
Vice President, Alliance Management
E-mail: anna.maroney@abbvie.com
Carolyn Martineau DePaul University
Senior Instructor
E-mail: cmart107@depaul.edu
Website: https://csh.depaul.edu/faculty-staff/faculty-a-z/Pages/biological-sciences/carolyn-martineau.aspx
Marco Mazzone Chiesi Farmaceutici
Medical Scientific Manager
Kenna Mills Shaw Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy at MD Anderson Cancer Center
Executive Director
Cindy Miranti University of Arizona
Professor
E-mail: cmiranti@email.arizona.edu
Website: http://www.medicine.arizona.edu/person/cindy-k-miranti-phd
Ghassan Mouneimne The University of Arizona Medical Center
Assistant Professor
E-mail: gmouneimne@email.arizona.edu
Website: http://www.mouneimne.arizona.edu/page1.html
Taru Muranen Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Assistant Professor
E-mail: tmuranen@bidmc.harvard.edu
Website: http://www.muranenlab.org
Senthil Muthuswamy Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Director, Cell Biology Program, Cancer Center
E-mail: s.Muthuswamy@utoronto.ca
Website: http://muthuswamylab.org/
Mei Rosa Ng Massachusetts General Hospital
Postdoctoral Fellow
Michael Overholtzer Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Assistant Professor
E-mail: overhom1@mskcc.org
Website: https://www.mskcc.org/research-areas/labs/michael-overholtzer
Vikram Rao Pfizer
Inflammation and Remodeling Research Unit
E-mail: vikram.rao@pfizer.com
Mauricio Reginato Drexel University College of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
E-mail: Mauricio.Reginato@drexelmed.edu
Website: http://www.drexel.edu/medicine/Faculty/Profiles/Mauricio-Reginato/
Ron Schackmann Merus
Translational Research Scientist
Zachary Schafer Harper Cancer Institute, University of Notre Dame
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
E-mail: zschafe1@nd.edu
Website: http://harpercancer.nd.edu/people/zachary-schafer/
Tobias Schmelze Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Switzerland
Director of Oncology
Sarah Seaton-Rogers Nature Reviews Cancer, Chief Editor
Website: https://www.nature.com/nrc/about/editors
Cynthia Seidel-Dugan POTENZA Therapeutics Inc.
Senior Vice President
E-mail: cynthia.seideldugan@gmail.com
Website: http://www.potenzatherapeutics.com/about/management.php
Kaylene Simpson Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Associate Professor
E-mail: kaylene.simpson@petermac.org
Website: https://www.petermac.org/users/assoc-prof-kaylene-simpson
Pragya Singh Tufts Medical School
PhD Student
Nicole Solimini Brigham and Women's Hospital
Postdoctoral Fellow in Stephen Elledge Lab
Loling Song ChiSquare Bioimaging, LLC.
Managing Director & Chief Scientific Officer
Daniel Stover The Ohio State University
Assistant Professor
E-mail: daniel.stover@osumc.edu
Website: https://u.osu.edu/stoverlab/
James E. Thomas Eli Lilly and Co
Cancer Research, Lilly Research Laboratories
E-mail: thomas_james_e@lilly.com
Stephanie Walker Curry Colllege, MA
Associate Professor
E-mail: stephanie.walker@curry.edu
Website: https://www.curry.edu/directory-bios/walker-stephanie.html
Julie Wilsbacher AbbVie Inc
Senior Scientist
E-mail: julie.wilsbacher@abbvie.com
Tony Yeung University of Toronto
Research/Clinical Fellow
E-mail: tony.y.yeung@gmail.com
Website: https://oicr.on.ca/investigators/tony-yeung/
Karen Zoller Pfizer
Associate Director Project Management
E-mail: Karen.zoller@pfizer.com