Our Team:

Faculty

Darrell Darrell Kotton, MD

David C. Seldin Professor of Medicine

Director, Center for Regenerative Medicine

 

Konstantinos Alysandratos, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicinekalysa at bu.edu
jean Jyh-Chang Jean, PhD
Research Assistant Professor of Medicine

 

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

Kasey Minakin

Laboratory Technician

Education: Syracuse University, B.S. in Biochemistry

kminakin 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.

alexander.holtz at childrens.harvard.edu

Michael Herriges, PhD
Post-Doctoral FellowEducation: 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

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

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

Aaron Dobie, MD 

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Education: MD, Ben Gurion University

BA, University of California, Berkeley

Research Interest: Axolotl lung regeneration

acdobie at bu dot 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

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: In progress

kchenh at bu.edu 

 

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