Our Team:


DarrellDarrell Kotton, MD
David C. Seldin Professor of Medicine
Director, Center for Regenerative Medicine

dkotton at bu.edu

Darrell’s 2017 CV: click here

Konstantinos Alysandratos, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine


kalysa at bu.edu

jeanJyh-Chang Jean, PhD
Research Assistant Professor of Medicine




Laboratory Staff

Olivia Hix
Laboratory Technician and Manager

Education: Wellesley College, B.A. in Biological Sciences and Japanese Language & Culture

ohix at bu.edu





Chantelle Simone-Roach

Laboratory Technician

Education: New York University, B.S. in Biomolecular Science

casimone at bu.edu


Post-Doctoral Fellows

Michael Herriges, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow

Education: PhD: University of Pennsylania

Research Interests:
 Regulation of lung progenitor fates during development and after lung epithelial injuries

herriges at bu.edu




Ruobing Wang, MD


Fellowship: Boston Children’s Hospital (Pediatric Pulmonology)

Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital (Pediatrics)

MD: Stanford University School of Medicine

Harvard University, B.S. in Biochemical Sciences

Research Interests: iPSC modeling of cystic fibrosis




Jessie Huang, PhD
Post-Doctoral Associate

Education: PhD: Johns Hopkins University
BSE: University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests: Signaling mechanisms regulating self-renewal and differentiation of alveolar type II cells

hjess at bu.edu



Sheng Si, M.D.

Pulmonary Fellow

Education: Residency, Washington University in Saint Louis

New York University School of Medicine, M.D.

Harvard University, B.A. in Neurobiology

Research Interests: Profiling and phenotyping Muc5B expression in iPSC derived lung epithelium

Sheng.Si at bmc.org



Andrea Alber, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Education: PhD, Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Research Interests: In vitro differentiation of iPSCs towards the lung mesenchymal lineage to study lung mesenchyme development and disease

aalber at bu.edu



Alberto Posabella, MD

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Education: MD, Universita` degli studi di Pavia, Italy

Research Interests: In vitro differentiation of iPSCs towards the thyroid lineage to profile the kinetics of the entire transcriptomic program of human thyroid cells  during their differentiation

aposabel at bu.edu



Graduate Students



Leon Sun
MD/PhD Student, Program in Molecular Medicine

Education: University of Wisconsin Madison- BS Biochemistry

Research Interests: 
Function and dysfunction of the lamellar body protein, ABCA3, in lung development and disease.

ysun35 at bu.edu


Claire Burgess
PhD Student, Program in Biomedical Sciences
Education: The University of the South – BS in Biology and Mathematics
Research Interests: Understanding the Mechanisms that regulate alveolar epithelial type I cell differentiation using pluripotent stem cells
claireb at bu.edu



Martin Ma
MD/PhD student, Program in Molecular and Translational Medicine
Education: Tufts University, B.S. in Biochemistry
Research Interests: Engraftment of lung stem cells in injury and disease models
liangma at bu.edu






Marally Vedaie

Masters student, Program in Medical Science

mvedaie at bu.edu





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