Our Team

Faculty

Darrell Kotton, MD

David C. Seldin Professor of Medicine

Director, Center for Regenerative Medicine

Principal Investigator (PI)

View CV 2022

short biography: about the PI

Laboratory Staff

Leighann Sullivan, Ph.D.
Laboratory Manager

Education:

Cornell University, B.S. in Biology

Rice University, Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Cell Biology

ls36 at bu.edu

Payel Basak, M.B.B.S.

Research Fellow

Education: College of Medicine & JNM Hospital. West Bengal, India

payelb at bu.edu

Jill Patel

Laboratory Technician

Education: University of Rhode Island, B.S. Biological Sciences

pateljr at bu.edu

Post-Doctoral Fellows

Alexander M. Holtz, M.D., Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Education: 

M.D., University of Michigan

Ph.D., University of Michigan​

Research interests: Generating hiPSC-derived lung-specific

endothelial cells for disease modeling and cell-based therapies.

aholtz at bu.edu

Michael Herriges, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Education: PhD, University of Pennsylvania

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

herriges at bu.edu

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

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

 

Graduate Students

Erin Hennessey

PhD student, Program in Biomedical Sciences

Education: College of William & Mary – BS in Biology and Chemistry
Research interests: Pathogenesis of and treatments for ABCA3-associated childhood interstitial lung disease (chILD)
erinhenn at bu.edu
Kevin H Chen

MD/PhD Student, Program in Molecular and Translational Medicine 

Education: Columbia University – BA in Biochemistry

Research Interests: Developing cell therapies for chronic allograft dysfunction

kchenh at bu.edu 

Lauren Ayers
PhD student, Program in Biomedical Sciences

Education: Massachusetts Institute of Technology – B.S. in Nuclear Science and Engineering

Research Interests: In progress

ljayers at bu.edu 

 

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