Lab Members

Darrell Darrell Kotton, MD

Professor of Medicine
Director, Center for Regenerative Medicine

Andrew Andrew Wilson, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, The Alpha-1 Center
Laertis Laertis Ikonomou, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Faculty

Finn Finn Hawkins, MB BCh
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Jean Jyh-Chang Jean
Research Assistant Professor of Medicine

Laboratory Technicians

Derek Derek Liberti
Lab Manager, Kotton Lab
Education: Boston University – BA Biology/Economics
Research Interests: Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
Geordie Geordie Lonza
Research Technician, Wilson Lab
Education: Williams College – BA Biology
Research Interests: Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
Reeti Reeti Sanghrajaka
Research Technician, Ikonomou Lab
Education: Boston University – BA Biology/Economics
Research Interests: Lung progenitor specification and development to mature cell types

Post-Doctoral Fellows

Maria Maria Serra, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Kotton Lab
MJ Mohamed Jamal, DMD
Research Fellow
Education: Boston University – Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Research Interests: Directed differentiation of human iPS cells into endothelial cells
Julie Julie Payne, MD
Alpha-1 Fellow, Wilson Lab
Education: Clemson University – BS Biological Sciences
The Medical University of South Carolina – MD
Boston University – Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care
Research Interests: Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency; gene therapy

Graduate Students

Katie Katie Benson 

PhD Student, Program in Molecular Medicine
Kotton Lab
Education: Carleton College – BA Chemistry
Research Interests: Lung injury and repair, lineage specification of lung epithelial cells, in vitro modeling of lung epithelium
kbenson@bu.edu

Anjali Anjali Jacob
MD/PhD Student, Program in Molecular Medicine
Kotton Lab
Education: Boston University – BA Medical Science
Research Interests: Directed differentiation of human and mouse iPS to type II pneumocytes
George George Kwong
PhD Student, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Kotton Lab
Keri Keri Dame
PhD Student, Program in Genetics and Genomics
Ikonomou Lab
Education: University of Southern Maine – BA Biology
Research Interests: Lung progenitor specification and development
Billy Billy Law
PhD Student, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Ikonomou Lab
Education: University of California, San Diego – BS Bioengineering: Biotechnology
Research Interests: Generating mature lung cells types by modulating cell environment via soluble factors and mechanotransduction

Undergraduate Students

Michael Michael Persaud
Ikonomou Lab
Steven Steven Cincotta
Ikonomou Lab

Alumni

Amulya Amulya Iyer
Kotton Lab
Bess Bess Rosen
Ikonomou Lab
Greg Greg McElroy
Wilson Lab
Emily Emily Porter
Wilson Lab
Letty Letty Kwok
Kotton Lab
Bradley Bradley Phelan, PhD
Kotton Lab
Constantina Constantina Christodoulou, PhD
Kotton Lab
Tyler Tyler Longmire, PhD
Kotton Lab
Chris Chris Ford
Kotton Lab
Amel Amel Omari
Kotton Lab

Aba Somers, M.D.
Jenny Jean
Asha Anandaiah, M.D.
Sara R. Greenhill, M.D.
Sarah J. Ohle
Julia Hui
Gabi Horowitz

Contact|Directory|BUMC
November 8, 2013
Primary teaching affiliate
of BU School of Medicine