Kleinstiver Group Members

Ben Kleinstiver, PhD

Assistant Investigator, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)

Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School (HMS)


PhD in Biochemistry @ Western University

Postdoctoral Research @ MGH and HMS


Katie Christie, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Education: Ph.D.@ Ulster University / B.Sc. @ Newcastle University

Research interests: allele specific editing 🧬

Hobbies: pipetting, snacks, and Zone5 πŸ‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

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Logan Hille

PhD Candidate
(Harvard BBS Program)

Education: swears that he finished his B.S. in Biochemistry @ Indiana University

Research interests: genome engineering, keeping cells alive πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

Outside of the lab: proving to people that Indiana corn is #1 🌽
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Hannah Stutzman

Research Technician

Education: B.S. in Biotechnology, Summa Cum Laude, @ UMass Lowell, Honors College 

Research interests: medical genetics

Hobbies: reading, exploring Boston, playing the ukulele 🎢

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Madelynn Whittaker

Research Technician

Education: B.S. in Bioengineering @ UC Berkeley

Research interests: engineered cell therapeutics

Known in the lab for: power moves πŸ’―

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Rachel Silverstein

Graduate student
(Harvard BBS Program)

Education: B.Sc. in Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

Research interests: genomics & tech dev

Sponsored by: GatoradeπŸ₯€

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Katrina Warner

Rotation student (BBS)

Education: B.S. Mathematics and Biochemistry, University of Washington

Research interests: protein engineering & tech dev

One day will: compete on the Great British Baking Show πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ°

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Allison James

Rotation student (BBS)

Education: B.S. in Chemistry @ Duke University

Research interests: gene therapies πŸ’‰
In 'free time': Running, hiking, soccer πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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John McGuire

Research Technician

Education: B.Sc. Biology and M.Sc. Cancer Bio @ Univ. of Kansas

Research interests: (epi)genome engineering and gene therapies

Hobbies: aviation ✈️ & building computers πŸ–₯

Jimmy Guo

Rotation student (BBS)

Education: B.A.in Biological Sciences @ Cornell University

Research interests: off-targets 🎯and cancer

Should probably spend less time on: TikTok πŸ“±

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Things Heard Around the Lab


"Cool." - Ben


Former Trainees

We wouldn't be here without them..

Russell Walton



Now: MIT Graduate Student (Blainey Lab)
Probably interested in crowd-funded cat science

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Joey Rissman





Former Trainees in Joung Lab

Michelle Prew


2014-2016  (Joung Lab)

Now: Harvard Graduate Student (BBS) in the Walensky Lab

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Moira Welch


2015-2017  (Joung Lab)

Now: Clinical Research Coordinator at MGH

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Alex Sousa


2016-2018  (Joung Lab)

Now: Harvard Graduate Student (BBS) in the Liu Lab

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Center for Genomic Medicine

Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School

Simches Research Building

185 Cambridge St.

Boston, MA, USA

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