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Steen Laboratory - Lab Members


Current Members

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Associated Members 

Andrew Briscoe Research Technologist Dept. of Urology
John Froehlich Postdoctoral Fellow Dept. of Urology
Alex Kentsis Postdoctoral Fellow Dept. of Hematology/Oncology
Richard Lee MD Dept. of Urology
Sudhakaran Prabakaran Postdoctoral Fellow Dept. of Systems Biology, HMS
Peter Warren Technical Specialist Dept. of Urology
Hui Zhou Postdoctoral Fellow Dept. of Urology

Andrew Briscoe Originally a hotel manager from Dublin in Ireland he gained his B.Sc. in Developmental Biology from the University of Edinburgh in 2002. He moved to Boston in order to take advantage of the fantastic research opportunities that exist here. In his free time he competes as a marathon canoeist, and in slalom kayak. Andrew plays guitar, but seems to have suffered a deletion in the Irish singing gene.

John Froehlich was born in Minneapolis and studied chemistry at Macalester college in St. Paul. After moving west to Davis California for graduate school, he is now exploring the east coast for the first time. While at UCD, he studied the glycosylation and phosphorylation of human milk proteins during early lactation. He enjoys hiking, cooking and playing soccer and guitar. His research interests include protein glycosylation and quantification, MS instrumentation, and biomarker discovery.

Alex Kentsis received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and New York University and completed a pediatrics residency at the Boston Children's Hospital (BCRP), followed by a fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology at Boston Children's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He completed post-doctoral training in proteomics with Hanno Steen and cancer biology with A. Thomas Look. Dr. Kentsis is a member of the American Society of Hematology Trainee Council, and recipient of the Clinical Research Award from the Society for Pediatric Research and the Investigator Award from the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology.   

Richard Lee is a Urologic Surgeon. He is completing a Pediatric Urologic Surgery Fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital. As a urologist he works with a lot of urine, so he is investigating urinary protein expression in renal injury. Outside of work Richard is often seen biking with his wife and Hanno (with Hanno lagging behind), participating in triathlons, hiking with his dog, or cooking.

Sudhakaran Prabakaran  is a post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Systems Biology in Harvard Medical School working with Prof Jeremy Gunawardena. He did his PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge. He took a functional genomics approach to understand schizophrenia using different 'omics' platforms to identify potential disease signatures in pre-frontal cortex area of the brain. He is currently working on the complex dynamics of multisite post translational mechanisms. Sudhakaran  likes long distance running and biking without the iphone.

Peter Warren was born and raised in Western Mass. He has a B.A. from Amherst College in History and Buddhist Philosophy, an M.S in  Electrical Engineering from U. Mass/Amherst, and another M.S. in Bioinformatics from Brandeis U. He worked many years in telecom, mostly at Bell Laboratories. After catching the Comp. Bio. bug, he worked 6 years at Wyeth Research (now Pfizer), then has been at CHB since late 2010 - all in proteomics. He is continually drawn to the issues of raw and low-level data, since he has yet to find the software package that handles these data correctly and yields robust, well-validated results. He enjoys playing guitar and Bowed Metal, running, cooking, and Buddhist philosophy and meditation practice.

Hui Zhou used to study organic chemistry and natural products from traditional Chinese herbs, in a purpose to find leading compounds for new drug discovery. When he started to pursue his Ph.D. at University of New Hampshire, he decided to follow on biological science career. Then he worked with Dr. Vern Reinhold, a famous glyco-scientist, to study complex glycosylation structures. Currently, his researches include a broad range of clinical samples, such as urine, plasma and tissues by using the mass spectrometry-based glycomic and glycoproteomic techniques. He wish that his contribution will make glycomics/glycoproteomics to be readily applicable to clinical research.

Former members

Ry Tweedie-Cullen
Bikem Akten
Mathias Wilhelm (
Min Jeong Kye
Joao Paulo
Damon Anderson
Sasha Singh (
Wei Yang (
Marc Kirchner
Dominic Winter (
Zachary Waldon
Robert Everley
Heidi Fuller
Wiebke Timm (
Nurhan Ozlu (
Alireza Vaezzadeh
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