Group Lunch (July 2014)
Group Hike (August 2013)
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
B.S. in Healthcare Communications (2003); Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Boston
Hometown: Herkimer, New York
Harvard Research Fellows
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
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
Ph.D. in Neuroscience (2012) Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
Research Interests: Neuroinflammation in autism spectrum disorders
Hometown: Fribourg, Switzerland
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.
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
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
Ph.D. in Medical Physics (2011) University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Research Interest: 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 Interests: Drug abuse and neuroimaging using PET/MR
Dr. Ronald Borra Co-Mentor: Dr. Alex Guimaraes
B.S. in Chemistry (2009) University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Current Project: Developing probes to study chromatin modification in psychiatric disease and neurogenesis.
Hometown: Mesa, AZ
Research and Technical Staff
B.S. in Radiological Sciences, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy (2009).
Hometown: Dartmouth, MA
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
B.A. in Chemistry, Pomona College, CA
Hometown: Newton, MA
B.S. in Microbiology, University of Health Sciences of Budapest;
MBA in International Business, Mercy College; Dobbs Ferry, NY.
PET Radiotracer Production Manager
B.S. in Biology. University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC
Hometown: Boston, MA
Pre-Graduate Research Students
Janina Ehses, Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) in Munich (completing her Master's degree with us in 2014)
We're always looking for talented and enthusiastic undergraduates. Contact us if you are interested in joining the lab!
Honorary Members - (associated through collaboration or mutual interests)
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)
Ramesh Neelamegam (Postdoctoral Fellow, Scienist at Avid Radiopharmaceuticals)
Ehimen Aisaborhale (Research Technician, Pharmacy Student)
Hong Ren (Postdoctoral Fellow, Scientist at Merck)
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)
Karolin Wagener (German Exchange Student, )
Ling Ma (Postdoctoral Fellow, )
Chris Sheridan (Summer Student, )
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)
Jack Kent (Undergraduate Summer Student, Undergraduate at Tufts University)
Lindsay Rogers (Undergraduate Summer Student, Undergraduate at Yale University)
Andrew Wilson (Undergraduate Summer Student, Undergraduate at William & Mary University)