Our Team

Sherrie J. Divito, MD, PhD

Principal Investigator

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Hobbies: Hiking, kayaking, canoeing, volleyball, travel, rooting on the Steelers and Pens!

Pranali Shah, Phd

Post-doctoral Fellow

Hometown: Chennai, India

Hobbies: Travel, reading, yoga and cooking

Xiaopeng Fu, PhD

Post-doctoral Fellow

Hometown: China

Hobbies: Rowing, musicals, DIY  

Lynna Tsai

Research Intern

Hometown: New York, NY

Hobbies: Baking, photography, hiking

Gustavo Velasquez

Medical Student Researcher

Hometown: Medillin, Columbia

Hobbies: Art, Cooking, Dance, Weightlifting

Previous Lab Members

Lydia Boer, B.S.

Lillian Mousad, B.S.

Laboratory Technician

Hometown: Natick, MA

Hobbies: Hiking, kayaking, reading, trying new restaurants for my food blog, catching the sunset and sunrise.

Natalie Asemi, B.S.

Masters Student

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Hobbies: Cooking/trying new cuisines, training

Elisa Schunkert, M.D.

Post-doctoral Fellow

Hometown: Munich, Germany & Boston, MA

Hobbies: Running, yoga, art (painting), and traveling

Pei-Chen (Emily) Hsieh, B.S.

Laboratory Technician

Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan (ROC)

Hobbies: Cooking, baking, ice skating, hiking, CD collecting, yoga, growing houseplants 

George Romar, B.A.

Harvard Medical Student

Hometown: Port Arthur, TX

Hobbies: podcast consuming, bird-watching, baking & cooking (especially Louisiana Creole cuisine), politics aficionado

Laila Khatib, B.S.

Medical Student

Hometown: Miami, FL  

Dayan (Jack) Li, Ph.D.

Harvard Medical Student

Hometown: Laurel, MD

Hobbies: capoeira, playing violin, and running along the Charles river