Gregory Laboratory | Meet The Team

Richard Gregory, PhD

Richard Gregory, PhD

Principle Investigator, Stem Cell Program Professor, Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, and Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Stem Cell Institute

Post-Doctoral Fellows 

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Mehdi Pirouz, PhD
mehdi.pirouz@childrens.harvard.edu

Dr. Pirouz received his PhD from Goettingen University, Germany (Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry) in 2013, during which he studied germ cell development and pluripotency in mouse embryonic stem cells. He also worked on the role of BAF chromatin remodeling complexes in brain development. Dr. Pirouz started his postdoctoral training in March 2014 in the Gregory lab and he is interested in the role of noncoding RNAs in stem cells, development and diseases.

Jia Cui, PhD
jia.cui@childrens.harvard.edu

Dr. Cui received her PhD in 2018 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she studied the post-transcriptional regulation of anti-apoptotic protein MCL1 in cancer. Afterwards she joined the Gregory lab as a postdoctoral fellow and has been interested in the field of RNA biology. Her current research focuses on RNA modifications and their roles in gene regulation and cancer.

 

Esteban Orellana, PhD
esteban.orellana@childrens.harvard.edu

Esteban joined the Gregory laboratory in May 2018. He completed his graduate studies at Purdue University.  His project involved ligand-mediated miRNA delivery and miRNA combinatorial therapeutics for cancer. His current research focuses on RNA methylation and its role in gene regulation and cancers including glioblastoma and sarcomas.

 

 

Qi Liu, PhD
qi.liu2@childrens.harvard.edu

Qi received his PhD degree in 2017 from Chinese Academy of Forestry, Beijing, China and afterwards joined the Gregory lab. He is currently working on RNA bioinformatics, as well as studying RNA post-transcriptional regulation using computational methods.




Lab Manager

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Carmen Rios, MS, MBA
carmen.rios@childrens.harvard.edu

Carmen earned her MBA degree from the University of Houston in 2010 and her MS degree in Bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 2012. Though Carmen's background/training and past research were in Biomedical Engineering, she is eager to broaden her toolkit of knowledge by learning as much as she can about molecular biology, namely RNA biogenesis, function and regulation.

Lab Alumni

Elena Piskounova
Grad Student (2007-2011)
Current: Assistant Professor, Weill-Cornell Medical School

John P. Hagan
Postdoc (2008-2012)
Current: Assistant Professor, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Houston

Hao-Ming Chang
Postdoc (2008-2012)
Current: Reseach Scientist Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Robinson Triboulet
Postdoc (2008-2018)
Current: Research Scientist Twentyeight-seven Therapeutics

James Thornton
Grad Student (2009-2013)
Current: Senior Director of Business Development 
Codiak BioSciences

Natalia J. Martinez
Postdoc (2009-2013)
Current: Research Scientist National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), National Institute of Health (NIH)

Masaki Mori
Postdoc (2011-2014)
Current: Associate Professor Shiga University of Medical Science, Japan

Yoshinori Nishimoto
Postdoc (2013-2016)
Current: Neurologist Keio University School of Medicine, Japan

Peng Du
Postdoc (2012-2018)
Current: Assistant Professor Peking University, China

Shuibin Lin
Postdoc (2012-2018)
Current: Assistant Professor Sun Yat-sen University, China

Junho Choe
Postdoc (2014-2019)
Current: Assistant Professor Hanyang Univeristy, Korea