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Group Trip (August 2013) 
 

Principal Investigator

 

Professor Jacob Hooker

Ph.D. in Chemistry (2007) University of California Berkeley, CA (Francis Lab); Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2007-2009) Brookhaven National Laboratory, NY


Hometown: Asheville, North Carolina


Administrative Assistant Extraordinaire


Krista Fariel 

B.S. in Healthcare Communications (2003); Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Boston

Hometown:  Herkimer, New York

 

 

 

 

 


Harvard Research Fellows

       

Dr. Himashinie Diyabalanage

Ph.D. in Chemistry (2005) University of Texas Arlington, TX (Dias Lab); Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2006-2010) Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM  

Research Interests: Development of new imaging tools to understand epigenetic processes relevant across many human diseases including cancer

Hometown: Kandy, Sri Lanka

    

Dr. Ramesh Neelamegam

Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry (2008) University of Madras, India (Mohanakrishnan Lab); Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2008-2010) Columbia University, NY (Easwaramoorthy Lab)

Research Interests: Development of new imaging radiotracers

Hometown: Nedungunam, India

       

      

Dr. Changning Wang

Ph.D. in Chemistry (2011) Case Western Reserve University, OH (Wang Lab)

Research Interests: Development of non-invasive imaging tools for in-vivo epigenetic imaging

Hometown: Siping, Jilin, China

       


Dr. Frederick 'Al' Schroeder Co-mentor: Stephen J. Haggarty (CHGR/HMS)  

Ph.D. in Neuroscience (2008) University of Massachusetts Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (Akbarian Lab); Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2008-2012) Center for Human Genetic Research, Harvard/MGH (Petryshen Lab)

Research Interests: Epigenetics and mechanisms underlying depression and mood disorders

  Hometown: Midland, MI


Dr. Nicole Zurcher

Ph.D. in Neuroscience (2012) Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Research Interests: Neuroinflammation in autism spectrum disorders

Hometown: Fribourg, Switzerland

 

 

 

Dr. Marjorie Villien

Ph.D. in Biomedical Imaging (2012), Grenoble University, France. 

Research interests: MR/PET imaging to correlate cerebral perfusion, metabolism, and PET tracer kinetics.

Hometown: Grenoble, France. 

 

 

Dr. Osasere Evbuomwam

Ph.D in Chemistry (2011) University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX (Sherry Lab). 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2011-2012) University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX (Sherry Lab)

Research Interests: Development of pathway-specific PET probes for cancer imaging

   Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria

 

Dr. Genevieve Van de Bittner

Ph.D. in Chemistry (2012), University of California Berkeley (Chang lab)

Research Interests: PET probes for imaging synapes in the human brain.

Hometown: Moraga, CA

 

 

 

Dr. Hong Ren Co-Mentor: Prof. Tobias Ritter (Havard CCB)

Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry (2013), Michigan State University (Wulff lab)

Research interests: Radiochemistry, PET imaging

Hometown: Qingdao, China

 

 

 

 Dr. Hsiao-Ying (Monica) Wey
Ph.D. in Medical Physics (2011) University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Research Interests: PET/MRI imaging physics, neurovascular coupling and metabolism, brain neurochemistry, and kinetic modeling
Hometown: Taichung, Taiwan

 

 

 

 

Dr. Michael Placzek Co-Mentor: Prof. Scott Lukas (McLean)

Ph.D. in Chemistry (2013), Northeastern University (Graham Jones Lab)

 Research Intersets: Drug abuse and neuroimaging using PET/MR

Hometown: Chicopee, MA

 

 

 

 

Dr. Ronald Borra Co-Mentor: Dr. Alex Guimaraes

 

 

 

 

 

 


Graduate Students

       

 Emily Ricq

B.S. in Chemistry (2009) University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ  

Current Project: Developing probes to study chromatin modification inpsychiatric disease and neurogenesis

Hometown: Mesa, AZ

 

 




Research and Technical Staff


Grae Arabasz

B.S. in


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Shirley Hsu, CNMT, ARRT (N, CT) 

B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California Berkeley, CA; Nuclear Medicine Technologist Program, University of California San Diego (2008) 

 

Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan

 

 

Ehimen Aisaborhale 

B.S. in

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Nathan Schauer

B.S. in

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Judit Sore

PET Radiotracer Production Manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Misha Riley

B.S. in Biology. University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC

Hometown: Boston, MA

 

 

 

 

 


Undergraduate Students

 

Looking for talented and enthusiastic undergraduates.  Contact us if you are interested in joining the lab!

 


Honorary Members - (associated through collaboration or mutual interests)


Marco Loggia (Instructor in Radiology at Harvard Medical School; Assistant in Neuroscience, MGH Department of Radiology) 

Monica Wey (Postdoctoral Research Fellow with Jian Kong, Martinos Center)

Christin Sander (Doctoral Candidate at MIT with Bruce Rosen)

KunEek Kil (Postdoctoral Research Fellow with Anna-Liisa Brownell, Martinos Center)

Connie Neumann (Graduate Student with Tobias Ritter, Harvard Chemistry) 

Martin Strebl (Graduate Student with Tobias Ritter, Harvard Chemistry)  



Past Members - (Position in HookerLab, Current Position)


Eunsung Lee (Honorary Member (Postdoc), Assistant Professor in South Korea)

Chris Moseley (Research Technician, Medical Student at Florida Atlantic University

Steve Carlin (Research Technician, Chemistry Graduate student at UW Seattle)

Yajie Wang (Postdoctoral Fellow, )

Mike Granda (Research Staff, Medical Student at Eastern Virginia Medical School)

Ian Hill (Summer Student, Undergrad at North Carolina State University)

Adam Kamlet, PhD (Honorary Member, Grad Student with Tobias Ritter, Senior Scientist at Pfizer)

Karolin Wagener (German Exchange Student, )

Ling Ma (Postdoctoral Fellow, )

Chris Sheridan (Summer Student, )

Helena Hong (Summer Student, Undergraduate at University of California Berkeley)

Anna Cha (Summer Student, Undergraduate at Swarthmore College)

Thomas McGrath (Research Staff, )

Colin Wilson (Research Staff, Research Staff at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)

Jaclyn Smith (Undergraduate Summer Student, Undergrad at NC State)

William Taylor (Undergraduate Summer Student, Undergrad at Jackson State)

Stephanie Lie (Undergraduate Summer Student, Undergrad at Boston University)

Stephanie Threatt (Undergraduate Summer Student, Undergrad at Harvard)