Our Team

Joe Zaia as the director, Joe brings long term perspective to the Zaia Research group, having been involved in biomedicine for many years.   

PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 

Professor of Biochemistry 

Membre, Bioinformatics Program 

Associate Director, Center for Biomedical Mass Spectrometry 

Director, Center for Network Systems Biology 



Manveen K. Sethi is an Assistant Research Professor of Biochemistry who is developing her own research portfolio concerning integrated omics or neurological diseases.  

Ph.D., Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Research Assistant Professor of Biochemistry 



Sayantani Chatterjee is a postdoctoral researcher who studies viral diseases using glycoproteomics.  

      PhD, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia 

      Post-Doctoral Associate at Zaia Lab 



Margaret Downs is a Ph.D. student who studies neurodegenerative disease, the point of view of proteomics and glycoproteomics, with special emphasis on vascular remodeling mechanisms.  

BS in Biochemistry, Northeastern University, Boston, MA  

Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Biochemistry 


William Hackett is a bioinformatician who specializes in bioinformatics methods for studying how glycosylated molecules change during disease processes. 

BE in Applied Math and Biomedical Engineering, Stony Brook University
Bioinformatics PhD student, Zaia Lab 



Elias Mernie is a postdoctoral associate who studies the roles of glycosaminoglycan structure in brain diseases. 

Ph.D. Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Post-Doctoral Associate at Zaia Lab



Marry Rachel Nalehua – is a bioinformatician who is developing algorithms for assigning data independent glycoproteomics mass spectral data.  

S. Computer Science, Harvey Mudd College

Bioinformatics Ph.D. student, Zaia lab. 



Jillian Curran – is a research technician who studies spatial and temporal expression of brain matrisome molecules. 

S. in Biomedical Research Technology, Boston University

Technician, Zaia Lab


Sanjana Prudhvi is an undergratuate student who works with Dr. Sethi on brain tissue proteomics and glycoproteomics. 

B.A. in Biology with a specialization in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, and Genetics 

 Intern , Zaia Lab