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CURRENT MEMBERS

JOEL HIRSCHHORN,

M.D., PH.D.

Principal Investigator

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SAILAJA VEDANTAM, PH.D.

Research Scientist

Suzie Kim has a mind teeming with innovative ideas and outside-the-box solutions. They haven’t been a part of the team for very long, but have already made their value to the lab very apparent.

CHRISTINA ASTLEY,

M.D., PH.D.

Instructor

Experienced, trustworthy, fun. These are just a few of the ways coworkers describe this invaluable member of our team. Ralph Walters is truly a joy to be around and makes it a pleasure to come to work every single day.

NORA RENTHAL, M.D., PH.D.

Instructor

It didn’t take long for Dr. Carol Adams to make a big impact as our new Principle Investigator. Professionalism to a tee and never without a smile, Dr. Carol Adams is more than an asset to the Hirschhorn Lab.

JOANNE COLE, PH.D.

Postdoc

As a co-mentored postdoc in the labs of Joel Hirschhorn and Jose Florez, my work is focused on identifying genetic determinants and elucidating genetic architecture of dietary habits by taking multiple complementary approaches to phenotype derivation. My interests lie in novel data-driven approaches to making sense out of large complex datasets of correlated normal human variation and linking these traits, such as diet, to human health and disease. I also apply similar methods and ideas to disease phenotypes, working currently with the devastating diabetes complication, diabetic kidney disease.

PRIYA NAKKA, PH.D.

Postdoc

Experienced, trustworthy, fun. These are just a few of the ways coworkers describe this invaluable member of our team. Ralph Walters is truly a joy to be around and makes it a pleasure to come to work every single day.

KATHY USHAKOV, PH.D.

Postdoc

Kathy Ushakov is a Post-doctoral fellow whose research interests lie in bridging the gap between genomic variation and mechanisms underlying complex trait diseases, specifically BMI. She is taking advantage of single-cell RNA-seq data, pharmacologic agents and various computational approaches to understand biology through distinct cell populations and pathways. 

YU-HAN HSU, PH.D.

Postdoc

Yu-Han is a recent graduate from the Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics (BIG) program at Harvard Medical School. She is developing computational methods for integrating metabolomics with genetic data to study obesity-related phenotypes.

JESSICA KREMEN, M.D.

Postdoc

Experienced, trustworthy, fun. These are just a few of the ways coworkers describe this invaluable member of our team. Ralph Walters is truly a joy to be around and makes it a pleasure to come to work every single day.

REBECCA FINE

Graduate Student

Rebecca is a fifth-year PhD student in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences program at Harvard.  She has been developing computational approaches for biological interpretation of human genetic data, including methods for gene set enrichment analysis and benchmarking gene prioritization methods,

ERIC BARTELL

Graduate Student

Eric Bartell is a third-year graduate student in the Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics PhD program at Harvard. He is interested in interrogating the genetics of height using derived phenotypes, and the interplay of selection on these phenotypes' genetic architectures.

GRZEGORZ GORSKI

Lab Manager

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YISONG HUANG

Biostatistician

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