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Kleinstiver Group Members

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Ben Kleinstiver, PhD

Kayden-Lambert MGH Research Scholar 2023-2028

Assistant Investigator, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)

Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School (HMS)

PhD in Biochemistry @ Western University 🇨🇦

Postdoctoral Research @ MGH and HMS
> follow on Linkedin & Twitter

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Logan Hille

PhD Candidate
(Harvard BBS)

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

Research interests: genome engineering, keeping cells alive 🤷🏻‍♂️

Outside of the lab: proving to people that Indiana corn is #1 🌽
> follow on Linkedin

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Rachel Silverstein

PhD Candidate
(Harvard BBS)
NSERC Postgraduate Scholar ⭐️

Education: B.Sc. in Molecular Genetics @ University of Toronto 🇨🇦

Research interests: genomics & tech dev

Sponsored by: Gatorade🥤

> follow on Linkedin & Twitter

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Connor Tou

PhD Candidate
(MIT BE)
NSF GRFP ⭐️

Education: B.S. in Bioengineering @ UC Berkeley 🇺🇸

Research interests: Editing tech dev & ML 🛠

True story: pipettes and runs marathons at the same time 🏃

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Linyuan Ma, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Education: Ph.D. @ China Agricultural University & B.S. @ Southwest University 🇨🇳

Research interests: gene editing tech & gene therapies 💉

Hobbies: fishing 🎣 and eating 🥢

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Chris Alves, PhD

Instructor
James L. and Elisabeth C. Gamble MGH Neuroscience Research Fellow ⭐️
Charles A. King Trust Fellow ⭐️

Education: Ph.D. and B.S @ University of Sao Paulo, Brazil 🇧🇷
Research interests: Physiology & editing therapies

Words of advice: if you can't run a marathon, split it in half 🏃‍♂️🙅‍♂️

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Emily King

PhD Candidate
(Harvard BBS)

Education: B.S. in Biology @ Northeastern University 🇺🇸

Research interests: protein engineering, genome editing, delivery
Hobbies: Wordle, painting 🎨, concerts 🎵 (in that order) 
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Jo Ferreira da Silva, PhD/MSc

Postdoctoral Fellow
EMBO Fellowship ⭐️

Education: Ph.D. @ CeMM 🇦🇹; MSc @ NOVA 🇵🇹

Research Interests: genome editing & therapies; DNA repair 🧬
Knows too much about: cheese 🧀🐁

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Blaire Smith

Research Technician

Education: B.S. in Biomed. Eng. and Biology @ Boston University 🇺🇸

Research interests: Genome editing / therapies / neurodegenerative diseases

Hobbies: baking, fluting, marching 🧁🎵
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Nahye Kim, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Education: Ph.D. @ Yonsei University College of Medicine & B.S. @ Sungkyunkwan University 🇰🇷

Research interests: genome editing & genomics

Life goal: become a yoga guru 🧘🏻‍♀️🙏
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David Rufino Ramos, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Education: Ph.D. & M.Sc. @ University of Coimbra 🇵🇹
Research interests: tech dev, delivery 📦, Tx 

When not in lab: Firefighter & Emergency Medical Technician 🦸🚒
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Madeline Eller

Research Technician

Education: B.A. in Biochem @ Wheaton College 🇺🇸
Research interests: genomics & genome editing 🧬
Would rather be: Swimming laps in the pool 🏊 or gaming on her ipad 📱
> follow on Linkedin

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Shuqi Yun

Research Technician

Education: B.A. in Biology & Neuroscience @ College of the Holy Cross 🇺🇸
Research interests: Gene editing / neuro 🧠
Hobbies: Vlogging! 🎥 K-pop dance! 🇰🇷 Always cats!! 😸
> follow on Linkedin

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Lauren Fox

Research Technician

Education: B.S. in Biochemistry & Mol Bio @ University of Albany 🇺🇸
Research interests: genetic therapies 🧬& protein engineering 🛠️
Enjoys: hiking ⛰️ & live music 
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Chris Cromwell, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Education: Ph.D. & B.Sc. @ University of Alberta 🇨🇦
Research interests:  Genome editing & modified nucleic acids 🧬
Loves: Hockey 🏒 & horespower 🏎️ eh
> follow on Linkedin

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Jennifer Jiang

Rotation student (Harvard SSQB)

Education: B.Eng in Bioengineering @ McGill University 🇨🇦
Research interests:  Protein engineering ⚙️, gene therapy, tech dev 
Known to: Solve a Rubik's Cube faster than you can heatshock your bacteria 🦠
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Kai Wang

Rotation student (Harvard BBS)

Education: B.S. in Chemistry @ McGill University 🇨🇦🇨🇳
Research interests:  Protein eng 🛠️, tech dev, delivery 📬
Enjoys: Hiking, Raptors & Celtics 🦖🏀🍀

 

Co-mentored members

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Jasna Metovic, MD/PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Dr. Florian Eichler, MGH

Education: PhD @University of Turin 🇮🇹; MD @ University of Montenegro 🇲🇪

Research interests: Translational neuroscience & gene editing 🧠🧬

Interests outside lab: Hiking, swimming, music and cooking. 🎵

> follow on Linkedin

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Ginnie Hu, MS

Graduate student, SHBT, Harvard
Mentor: Dr. David Corey, Harvard

Education: MS Biomedical Engineering @ National Taiwan University 🇹🇼
Research interests: genetic therapies for hereditary hearing loss 🦻🎶

Loves to: scuba dive 🤿 & snowboard 🏂
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Things Heard Around the Lab

"Cool." - Ben

Daily

Former Trainees

We wouldn't be here without them..

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Russell Walton

Technician

2017-2019 🇺🇸

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Joey Rissman

Technician

2018-2019 🇺🇸

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Katrina Warner

Rotation Student
(Harvard BBS)

2020 🇺🇸

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Allison James

Rotation Student

(Harvard BBS)

2020 🇺🇸

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John McGuire

Technician
2020 🇺🇸

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Jimmy Guo

Rotation Student

(Harvard BBS)

2020 🇺🇸

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Hansen Spinner

Rotation Student

(Harvard BBS)

2021 🇺🇸

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Madelynn Whittaker

Technician
2019-2021 🇺🇸

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Hannah Stutzman

Technician
2019-2021 🇺🇸

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Esaria Oliver

B.S. Summer Intern
2021 🇺🇸

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Roman Doll

M.Sc. Intern
2021 🇩🇪

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Benno Orr

Rotation Student
(Harvard BBS)

2021 🇨🇦

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Allie Lemmer

Rotation student
(MIT BE)
2021 🇺🇸

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Dr. Katie Christie

Postdoctoral fellow
2019-2021 🇮🇪

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Isaiah Shriner

Rotation Student 
(Harvard BBS)
2022 🇺🇸

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AJ Gross

B.S. Summer Intern
2022 🇺🇸

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Jake Potts

Rotation Student
(Harvard Chem Bio)
2022 🇺🇸

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Apurva Kanneganti

Rotation Student
(Harvard-MIT MD/PhD)
2022 🇺🇸

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Ann-Sophie Kröll

M.Sc. Intern
2022-2023 🇩🇪

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Lani Ha

Technician
2021-2023 🇺🇸

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Natalie Ameral

Lab Manager
2022-2023 🇺🇸

Scissor and Ruler

Ann-Sophie Kröll

M.Sc. Intern
2022-2023

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Alex Faragher

B.S. Summer Intern
2023 🇺🇸

Scissor and Ruler

Natalie Ameral

Lab Manager
2022-2023 

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