Postdoctoral Fellows

Jaime Schneider, MD/PhD

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Jaime was born and raised in Florida, completed her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at Northwestern University, and her MD and PhD degrees at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. After training in internal medicine at MGH, she matriculated into the hematology/oncology fellowship program at DFCI and is particularly interested in thoracic oncology. She joined the Haigis lab to study mechanisms of metabolic and proteostasis dysregulation in cancer and the interplay between oncogenesis and aging. 

Spirit animal: The Dachshund 

Zhennan (Jeff) Shi, PhD

Alumni
Alumni
Alumni
Alumni Period
2019-2020

Zhennan (aka Jeff) completed his PhD at Fudan University in China, where he studied the regulation of RNA/DNA modifications in stem cells and cancer cells. In his postdoc, he is interested in the interplay between cellular metabolism and epigenetic regulation in different physiological and pathological processes, such as aging and cancer.

Favorite underrated soccer player: Messi

Ilaria Elia, PhD

Alumni
Alumni
Alumni
Alumni Position
Assistant Professor
Alumni Workplace
Ku Leuven
Alumni Period
2019 - 2021

Ilaria was born in Italy and received her Ph.D. at the VIB of Leuven, in Belgium. During her studies, she investigated how metabolism defines a cancer phenotype and discovered two metabolic pathways that can be targeted to impair metastasis formation. As a postdoctoral researcher, she would like to link metabolic pathways to immune system regulation in order to identify effective therapeutic strategies. Her work is supported the European Molecular Biology Organization Fellowship

Kiran Kurmi, PhD

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Alumni Workplace
Favorite food: chicken chihuahua from Taco Bell

Most (mis)used phrases: to be honest, per se (also misspells it 'per say')

Kiran completed his Ph.D at Mayo Clinic in the lab of Taro Hitosugi, studying how oncogenic signals modulate mitochondrial metabolism. Kiran's current work focuses on areas of immunometabolism, primarily investigating various cell-intrinsic metabolic processes that can influence the performance of immune cell function with the goal of exploiting these alterations for clinical intervention. Kiran is a Gilead Sciences fellow of the 

Efrat Dvash Riesenfeld, PhD

Alumni
Alumni
Alumni
Alumni Position
CTO
Alumni Workplace
Bee-io Honey Ltd
Alumni Period
2016-2018

My focus is on important questions at the interface of metabolism and immunology. I am particularly interested in understanding the molecular processes driving mitochondrial dysfunction in immune cells and identifying novel targets involved in dysregulation of immune-metabolism. I am supported by a postdoctoral fellowship from the American Diabetes Association.

Robert van de Ven, PhD

Alumni
Alumni
Alumni
Alumni Position
Senior Scientist
Alumni Workplace
Cyteir Therapeutics
Alumni Period
2016-2019

Robert is interested in the central role for mitochondria in the aging process. Specifically, he is studying the significance of mtDNA damage in the development of age-related diseases.

Major accomplishment in life: has been breathing air for 32 years.

 

robert_vandeven@hms.harvard.edu

Alison Ringel, PhD

Alumni
Alumni
Alumni
Alumni Position
Assistant Professor of Biology and Core Member of the Ragon Institute
Alumni Workplace
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Alumni Period
2015-2021

Alison is interested in studying the connection between metabolism and mitochondrial stress responses, with a focus on mitochondrial proteotoxicity. Her work is supported by a postdoctoral fellowship from the American Cancer Society.

Haejin Yoon, PhD

Alumni
Alumni
Alumni
Alumni Position
Assistant Professor
Alumni Workplace
UNIST
Alumni Period
2015- 2022

I am interested in molecular mechanisms that cancer-associated metabolic enzymes regulate, fatty acid oxidation and nutrient-dependent signaling pathway. Also, I am interested in SIRT4-driven pathological conditions and the role of SIRT4 in adipose.