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


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

Laboratory Staff

Derek Derek Liberti
Lab Manager, Kotton Lab and Center for Regenerative Medicine
Boston University – BA Biology/Economics
Research Interests:
Human iPSC modeling of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency and Transthyretin Amyloidosis
Michelle Michelle Higgins
Lab Technician, Wilson Lab
Erica Erica Meninno
Research Assistant, Wilson Lab
Matt Matthew Lawton
Lab Technician, Ikonomou Lab
Dylan Dylan Thomas
Lab Technician, Hawkins Lab

Post-Doctoral Fellows

Maria Maria Serra, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Kotton Lab
MJ Mohamed Jamal, DMD
Research Fellow, Kotton Lab
Boston University – Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Research Interests:
Directed differentiation of human iPS cells into endothelial cells
Killian Killian Hurley, MD
Pulmonary Fellow, Kotton Lab
Joe Joseph Kaserman, MD
Pulmonary Fellow, Wilson Lab

Graduate Students

Katie Katie Benson
PhD Student, Program in Molecular Medicine, Kotton Lab
Carleton College – BA Chemistry
Research Interests:
Lung injury and repair, lineage specification of lung epithelial cells, in vitro modeling of lung epithelium
Anjali Anjali Jacob
MD/PhD Student, Program in Molecular Medicine, Kotton Lab
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
University of Southern Maine – BA Biology
Research Interests:
Lung progenitor specification and development
Keri Shawn Medford
Masters Student, Materials Science and Engineering, Ikonomou Lab

Undergraduate Students

Sinead Sinead Nguyen
Kotton Lab
Lior Lior Koren
Kotton Lab


Anita Anita Kurmann, M.D.
Research Fellow, Kotton Lab
Geordie Geordie Lonza
Wilson Lab
Reeti Reeti Sanghrajaka
Ikonomou Lab
Steven Steven Cincotta
Ikonomou Lab
Alina Alina Razak
Ikonomou Lab
Billy Billy Law
Ikonomou Lab
Julie Julie Payne, MD
Wilson Lab
Michael Michael Persaud
Ikonomou Lab
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

September 23, 2015
Primary teaching affiliate
of BU School of Medicine