Kathleen Messemer
Co-op Student

B.S. expected 2014
Northeastern University

messemer.k@husky.neu.edu
617-432-7971

Strange but True: Katie lip-synchs to "Happy Birthday."

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Daniel Schwartz
Gap Year Student

B.S. expected 2016
Harvard University

dschwartz93 at gmail dot com

 

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Alexandra Nowlan
Lab Manager

B.S. University of Massachusetts Amherst

acnowlan at gmail dot com
617-432-7972

Strange but True: Ally once had 50 pets (30 chickens, 8 ducks, 2 rabbits, 9 cats, and a dog) despite not living on a farm.

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Luigi Federico Rossi
Summer Student (2011)

B.S. Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italia

luigi.rossi@sns.it


 

 

Leen Al-Hafaz
Summer Student (2011)

M.D. expected 2015
Weill Cornell Medical College, Qatar

lea2010@qatar-med.cornell.edu

 

Allison Petrosino
Lab Manager

A.B. Wellesley College

allison_petrosino at hms.harvard.edu
617-432-7971

Strange but True: Allison once spent an entire year teaching adjectives to a computer.

 

Christine Ashton
Lab Technician

B.A. Neurobiology
Harvard College

Strange but True: Christine helped pay for her college tuition with money she made as a child model in Japan.

 

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Max Burkholder
Summer Research Assistant

Strange but True: Max is an actor, best known for The Purge (2013), Parenthood (2010), and Daddy Day Care (2003). He was also the only lab member with a Wikipedia page.

 

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Neha Bhagat
Lab Manager

B.S. 2015
Northeastern University

ndbhagat at gmail.com
617-432-7971

Strange but True: Neha can “jump rope” with her arms.

 

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Alex Wiltschko
Graduate Student

B.S. University of Michigan

alex.bw at gmail.com
617-432-7971

Strange but True: After a 90-degree fracture of his left arm in a freak rollerblading accident, Alex learned to type one-handed at 40 words-per-minute.

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Taralyn Tan
Graduate Student

H.B.S. Oregon State University 

ttan at fas.harvard.edu
617-432-7971


Strange but True: As a child Tari once fell face-first into a roaring campfire, but miraculously escaped without injury.

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Bob Datta
Assistant Professor,
Harvard Medical School

B.S. Yale College
M.D., Ph.D. Harvard University

srdatta at hms.harvard.edu
617-432-7890

Strange but True: Bob went to high school with Snoop Dogg.

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Paul Greer
Postdoctoral Fellow

A.B. Harvard College
Ph.D. Harvard University

paullgreer at gmail.com

617-432-7971

Strange but True: Paul was born within 100 yards of his bench.

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Stan Pashkovski
Graduate Student

B.S. Brandeis University

pashkovs at fas.harvard.edu
617-432-7971

Strange but True: Stan can eat a pound of peanut M&Ms in under
two minutes.

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Maria Lissitsyna
Graduate Student

B.A. Columbia University

lissitsyna at gmail.com
617-432-7971

Strange but True: Masha grew up
on the same block as Stan in St. Petersburg, Russia

Andrew Giessel
Postdoctoral Fellow

B.S. University of Kansas
Ph.D. Harvard University

Andrew_Giessel at hms.harvard.edu
617-432-7971

Strange but True: When he was 9 years old Andrew designed and built a multi-room structure completely out of tumbleweeds.

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Mohamed Khattab
Lab Technician (2009-2011)

B.S. Cornell University

mhk34 at cornell.edu

 

Daniel Bear
Graduate Student

A.B. Harvard College

dbear at fas.harvard.edu

617-432-7971

Strange but True: The day that Dan officially joined the Datta lab, the FBI came to ask Bob a few questions.

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Jason Gordon
Summer Student

B.A. Wheaton College

jason_gordon at hms.harvard.edu

617-432-7971

Strange but True: Everyone in Jason's family, and his wife's family, has a name that begins with the letter J. 

Francis Kei Masuda
Undergraduate Research Assistant

A.B. Expected 2015
Harvard College

fmasuda at college.harvard.edu 617-432-7971

Strange but True: At the last minute, Francis' father almost changed his name to Socrates. 

Vincent Duronio
Visiting Senior Scientist

B.Sc. University of Windsor
Ph.D. University of Western Ontario

vduronio at mail.ubc.ca
617-432-7971

Strange but True: Vince once, somehow, set the tree in front of his rental house in North Carolina on fire. 

Giuliano Iurilli
Postdoctoral Fellow

Ph.D. Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

giuliano.iurilli@gmail.com
617.432.7971

Strange but true: In college, Giuliano was a fan of "crowd-in-a-shower-box" contests, and once took a cold shower with 12 other boys and girls in a standard shower stall.

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Ralph Peterson
Co-op Student

B.S. Expected 2015
Northeastern University

ralph.emilio.peterson@gmail.com
617-432-7971

Strange but True: Ralph once dislocated his shoulder by sneezing.

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Jesse Katon
Co-op Student

B.S. Expected 2016
Northeastern University

jkaton129@gmail.com
617-432-7971

Strange but True: Jesse has a birthmark that looks like cheetah print.

 

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Alex Williams
Co-op Student

B.S. Expected 2015
Northeastern University

williams.alex@husky.neu.edu
617-432-7971

Strange but True: Alex's worst nightmare consists of cockroaches the size of cats. 

 

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Tatsuya Tsukahara
Postdoctoral Fellow
Harvard Medical School

B.S., University of Tokyo
Ph.D., University of Tokyo

tatsuya_tsukahara at hms.harvard.edu
617-432-7971

When Tatsuya was 4 he got lost in Paris, and while in the brief custody of the police spent the time trying to get them to pronounce his name correctly.

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Matt Johnson
Postdoctoral Fellow

B.S., University California Berkeley
S.M., M.I.T.
Ph.D., M.I.T.

mattjj@csail.mit.edu

Strange but true: Matt earned a 5.0/5.0 GPA during both his master and doctorate degrees, a vast improvement from his 3.97/4.0 GPA while an undergrad at UC Berkeley. 

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Ludovic Caceuex
Visitng Student

B.S., Institut d'Etudes politiques de Paris
M.Sc. Ecole normale supérieure
M.D., Ph.D. Université Rene Descartes (expected 2018)

ludovic.cacheux@gmail.com
617.432.7971

 

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Natasha Mathur
Co-op Student

B.S. Expected 2018
Northeastern University

Strange but true: Natasha is an ordained minister thanks to her own boredom and the powers of the internet.

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