Sankaran Laboratory | Meet Our Team

Principal investigator

Vijay Sankara, MD, PhDVijay Sankaran, MD, PhD
Lodish Family Chair, Boston Children's Hospital
Attending Physician, Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Associate Member, Broad Institute

Staff members

Michaela Horne
Program Coordinator
Dilnar Mahmut
Research Assistant Lab Manager

Xiaotian Liao
Research Assistant

Susan Black headshotSusan Black
Research Assistant
Rick Li headshotRick Li
Research Assistant
Yossi Sillam headshotYossi Silam
Computational Analyst
Nicole Castano headshotNicole Castano
Research Assistant
Mariel WissmanMariel Wissmann
Computational Analyst

Postdoctoral fellows

Alex Liggett headshotAlex Liggett, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Lara Wahlster headhshotLara Wahlster, MD, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Richard Voit headshot Richard Voit, MD, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Liam Cato headshotLiam Cato, MB, ChB
Postdoctoral Fellow
Fulong Yu headshotFulong Yu, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Alexis CaulierAlexis Caulier, MD, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Jiawei Zhao headhshotJiawei Zhao, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Chun-Jie Guo, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Chen WengChen Weng, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
(Joint with Weissman Lab)

Graduate students

Jensen Pak headshotJensen Pak
Immunology Graduate Student
Tre Artis headshotTre Artis
BBS Graduate Student (PhD)
Emory Werner headshotEmory Werner
Medical Student
Harvard-MIT (HST)
Jorge Diego Martin Rufino headshotJorge Diego Martin Rufino, MD
BBS Graduate Student (PhD)
(Joint with Lander Lab)
Travis Fleming headshotTravis Fleming
BBS Graduate Student (PhD)
 

Affiliate members

Danya Martell-SmartDanya Martell-Smart, Ph.D.
Affiliate Postdoctoral Fellow
(Churchman Lab)

Lab alumni

Name Years in Lab Position in Lab Current Position
Jessica (Lacy) Yasuda
2013-2014 Medical Student Researcher Gastroenterology Attending, Boston Children's Hospital
Felix Giani 2013-2015 Graduate Student (MD) Radiologist, Charité Universtätsmedizin Berlin
Brian Kalish 2014-2015 Resident Researcher Assistant Professor, University of Toronto; Neonatologist & Research Faculty, Hospital for Sick Children
Aoi Wakabayashi 2013-2016 Research Assistant/ Lab Manager Graduate Student (PhD), University of Pennsylvania
Oleksandr Dmytrenko 2016 HSCI Undergraduate Intern MD/PhD. Student, Washington University
Rajiv Khajuria 2014-2017 Graduate Student (PhD) Scientist & Neurosurgery Resident, University Medical Center Mannheim
Xiaoli Mi 2015-2017 Medical Student Researcher Resident, Weill Cornell Medicine
Beat Frey 2017
Sabbatical Visiting Scientist CEO and Chief Physician, Blutspende Zurich
Laura Mateyka 2017 Graduate Student (MS) Graduate Student (PhD), TUM in Munich (Advisor: Dirk Busch)
Gaurav Agarwal 2017 HSCI Undergraduate Intern Medical Student, University of Oxford
Ah Ram Kim 2015-2018 Postdoctoral Fellow Senior Scientist, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Nour Abdulhay 2015-2018 Research Assistant/ Lab Manager Graduate Student (PhD), University of California San Francisco
Sean McFarland 2016-2018 Postdoctoral Fellow Senior Scientist, Tevard Biosciences
Jessica Zhang 2018 Harvard Undergraduate Intern Undergraduate Student, Harvard University
Xiaotian Liao 2018 HSCI Undergraduate Intern Research Assistant, Sankaran Lab
Jacob Ulirsch 2013-2018 Computational Analyst/Graduate Student Graduate Student (PhD), Harvard Medical School (BBS Program)
Kara Montbleau 2017-2018 Samuel E. Lux, MD Medical Fellow
Resident, Boston Children's Hospital/ Boston Medical Center
Claudia Fiorini 2014-2019 Research Associate/ Staff Scientist Senior Scientist, AvroBio
Samantha Marglous 2019 HSCI Undergraduate Intern Undergraduate Student, University of Chicago
Chattree Hantaweepant 2018-2019 Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow Hematologist, Siriraj Hospital/ Mahidol University
Ayesha Ejaz 2019-2020 Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow Hematologist, Oxford University Hospital/ University of Oxford
Aaron Cheng 2016-2020 Medical Student Researcher/HHMI Medical Fellow Resident, Massachusetts General Hospital
Caleb Lareau 2017-2020 Graduate Student (PhD) in BBS Program Stanford Science Fellow, Stanford University
Anindita Basak 2014-2020 Postdoctoral Fellow Senior Scientist, Forma Therapeutics
Leif Ludwig 2017-2020 Postdoctoral Fellow Group Leader, Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology/Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine
Jeffrey Verboon 2017-2021 Computational Analyst Computational Biologist, Cartography Biosciences
Yong Shen 2018-2021 Postdoctoral Fellow Investigator, Beijing Institute of Collaborative Innovation
Wendy Luo 2019-2021 Research Assistant Medical Student, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Erik Bao 2016-2021 Medical Student Researcher/HHMI Medical Fellow Resident, University of California San Francisco
Blake Cohen 2019-2021 Research Assistant Research Associate, Flagship VentureLabs
Satish Nandakumar  2014-2021 Postdoctoral Fellow
Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/ Albert Einstein Cancer Center