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 Manager and Research Technician

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

ohix at bu.edu




Kasey Minakin

Laboratory Technician

Education: Syracuse University, B.S. in Biochemistry

kminakin at bu.edu






McKenna Montminy

Laboratory Technician

Education: Wellesley College, B.A. in Biological Sciences

mmontmin 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



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, MD

Pulmonary Fellow

Education: Residency, Washington University in Saint Louis

MD, New York University School of Medicine

BA in Neurobiology, Harvard University

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




Hirofumi Kiyokawa, MD, PhD

Post-Doctoral Associate

Education: MD, Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto University, Japan

PhD, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Japan

Research Interests: Molecular mechanisms regulating cellular identity, plasticity and carcinogenesis of airway basal stem cells

hirofumi at bu.edu


P.J. Schnorr, MD

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Education: MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School

BA in Philosophy and Economics, Boston College

Research Interests: Macrophages role in lung injury and repair

pschnorr at bu.edu




Graduate Students


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







Bibek Thapa

PhD student, Program in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology & Biochemistry

Education: Colby-Sawyer College, B.A. in Biology

Research Interests: Mechanisms regulating compensatory lung regrowth in murine models following injury

brt at bu.edu









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