GPN Alumni

Melanie Shackett graduated in 2014. She is currently a Principal Scientist at AbbVie in Cambridge, MA. From 2016-2020, she was a Senior Scientist at Yumanity Therapeutics. Prior to Yumanity, a Research Scientist at Biogen, Research Labs.

 

Lena Sherbakov graduated in 2014. She is an Assistant Director of MRI Data and Analysis Services at the University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO.

 

 

Marie-Pierre Payen graduated in 2015. Her latest position is at NIH in NINDS as a Health Specialist. Previously in 2019, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Naval Medical Research Center in Silver Spring, MD doing neurotrauma research at the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine. Upon receiving her PhD, she was employed at Pfizer Inc. for three years as a staff pharmacologist.

Chelsea Trengrove graduated in 2015. Her latest position is as Strategic Partnership Lead, Global Clinical Development at Regeneron. Previously she was the Director of Business Development for Empatica. Also at Empatica, she was Program Manager where she guided tech companies through the framework, science, and applications of Empatica’s wearable devices, and coordinated research initiatives and clinical trials using Empatica’s Embrace and E4 devices from ideation to execution.

Emily Stephen graduated in 2015. After graduation, she worked with Drs. Emery Brown and Patrick Purdon as a Postdoctoral Associate at the University of California, San Francisco. She returned to BU as an Assistant Professor of Statistical Neuroscience in January 2021.

 

Caroline Moore-Kochlacs graduated in 2016. She was a Postdoctoral Fellow with Emery Brown at MIT. Caroline passed away in 2020. She will be sorely missed by everyone who knew her graceful spirit and brilliance.

 

Jason Climer graduated in 2016. Soon after he became a Postdoctoral Fellow at Northwestern University. He is now working as a Research Associate at Northwestern University.

 

 

Nicholas James graduated in 2016. After graduation, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, San Francisco. Previously in November 2017, he worked as a Data Science Associate at McKesson located in Irving, Texas. He is now working as a Data Scientist at Meta.

 

Caitlin Monaghan graduated in 2016. She spent a year as a Postdoctoral Fellow at McLean Hospital, Harvard University. She currently works at Fresenius Medical Care North America as a Senior Data Scientist.

 

Chris Watson graduated in 2016. His most recent position was at Enlitic he was a Data Analyst.

 

 

Grant Fiddyment graduated in 2016. Grant is the Manager of Research at Philadelphia 76ers and he is also an Adjunct Professorial Lecturer at American University. He is an Instructor for Predictive Analytics ITEC 621 and Python Programming ITEC 696.

 

Maya Woodbury graduated in 2016. She is a Principal Research Scientist at AbbVie in Cambridge, MA.

 

 

Katrina Furth graduated in 2016. She has been an Associate Scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute in Shirlington, Virginia since 2018.

 

 

Nicholas Robinson graduated in 2016. Nicholas is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research, University College, London.

 

Spencer Torene graduated in 2017. He is a Senior Research Scientist at Thomson Reuters.

 

 

Will Liberti graduated in 2017. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the U.C. Berkeley Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science. He is now the founder of Stealth Mode in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

 

Jason Sherfey graduated in 2017. Jason is a Director of Javelin Biotech, a technology start-up effort via MIT.

 

 

Mariel Seiglie graduated in 2018. Mariel is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Medical School.

 

 

Eli Townsend-Shobin graduated in 2018. He is a Diagnostics Pathways Lead at Biogen, Research Labs.

 

 

Gabriel Cler graduated in 2018. He is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow, at the Speech & Brain Research Group and Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging at the University of Oxford. In September 2021, he became an Assistant Professor (tenure-track position) in the Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences at the University of Washington.

Lewis Nathan Perkins graduated in 2018. He is now a Machine Learning Engineer at Apple.

 

 

Ellen Witowski graduated in 2019. She is a Scientist I at Biogen.

 

 

 

Catherine Moore graduated in 2019. She is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. She was previously a Postdoctoral Fellow at the university.

 

 

Nathaniel Kinsky graduated in 2019. He is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Michigan Medical School.

 

 

Michael Romano graduated in 2019. He was in the MD/PhD program and has re-entered medical school at BUMC.

 

 

John Bladon graduated in 2019. He is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Jadhav Lab at Brandeis University.

 

 

Sean Tobyne graduated in 2019. He is a Vice President, Data Science and Analytics, at Linus Health.

 

 

Kathryn Hixson graduated in 2019. She is a Scientist II, Therapeutic Gene Editing, at Asklepios BioPharmaceutical.

 

 

Marek Kowalski graduated in 2019. He was in the MD/PhD program and has re-entered medical school at BUMC.

 

 

Iris Trutzer graduated in 2019. She was in the MD/PhD program and studied at the Boston University School of Medicine. She is now a junior assistant resident at the Department of Medicine, John Hopkins Medicine.

 

Austin Soplata graduated in 2019. Austin has worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is now a

 

Scott Kuzdeba graduated in 2019. He is a Chief Scientist at BAE Systems in Burlington, MA.

 

 

William Mau graduated in 2019. He is now a  

 

 

Scott Bressler graduated in 2020. He is a Lead Research Scientist at Elemind Technologies, Inc. in Cambridge, MA.

 

 

Mary Kate Joyce graduated in 2020. She is now a Postdoctoral Associate in the Arnsten Laboratory at Yale University. She was formerly a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, San Francisco.

 

Sophie Schwartz graduated in 2020. She is a Program Manager of Federal Awards at
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and a Research Scientist at Boston University.

 

Dante Smith graduated in 2020. He is a Data Scientist at Axle Informatics.

 

 

Terri Scott graduated in 2020. She is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. Edward Chang’s Lab at the University of California, San Francisco.

 

 

Adam Vogel graduated in 2020 with a new patent on technology that he developed for use in his thesis. He is now a Vice President in Biotechnology at Wells Fargo.

 

 

Ashley Comer graduated in 2020. She is currently working as a Scientist in Neuroimmunology and Neurodegeneration at Sanofi.

 

 

Julia Chartov graduated in 2020. She is currently a Data Scientist II at Apriori Bio.

 

 

Patricia Shaw graduated in January 2021. She is now a Scientist II at Frequency Therapeutics.

 

 

Yin Jiang graduated in January 2021. He is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Cheng Lab.

 

 

Louis Vinke graduated in January 2021. He is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry (Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Program) at Massachusetts General Hospital, and at Harvard Medical School. He works with Dr. Daphne Holt and Dr. Roger Tootell in the Emotion and Social Neuroscience Lab located at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging.

Samantha Shelton graduated in 2021. She is now working as a senior Scientist in Genomic Editing, Human Molecular, and Cellular Biology at Biogen.

 

 

Janis Intoy graduated in 2021. She is now an AI and Data Consultant at Deloitte.

 

 

Nathanael Cruzado graduated in 2021. He now works as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

 

 

Sam Levy graduated in 2021 and is currently working in Lisa Giocomo’s lab at Stanford University in Palo Alto. He is continuing to work on spatial navigation and memory in mice using virtual reality environments and Neuropixels probes.

 

Hana Yeh graduated in 2021 and is now a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Perlis Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital.

 

 

Lisa Kretsge graduated in 2021 and is now a Scientist at PsychoGenics, is a preclinical CRO with expertise in CNS and orphan disorders.

 

 

Margaret graduated in 2022. Margaret investigated how a specific neuropeptide accumulates in the brain with both chronic stress and extended alcohol use, and manipulated the function of this neuropeptide to alleviate anxiety-like behavior and alcohol drinking.

 

Tom Morin graduated in 2022. He worked in the Cognitive Neuroimaging Lab using brain imaging technologies like fMRI to study memory, learning, and abstract reasoning in humans.

 

 

Madhura Baxi graduated in 2022. Her research focused on studying human brain structure using statistical models and image processing methods applied to MRI-derived imaging measures, along with histological validation of the imaging measures using animal models essential for their future use as imaging biomarkers. She is now a Data Scientist at ImmuneID.

 

Wei Zhong Goh graduated in 2022. His expertise is in probability and nonparametric statistics. He is now a Machine Learning Scientist at Wayfair.

 

 

Kristyn Borrelli graduated in 2022. She is now a Consultant at Acsel Health in New York, NY.

 

 

Jenny Klein graduated in 2022. She is now a Postdoctoral Associate at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.

 

 

Greg Wirak graduated in 2022. He studied the effects of aging and anesthesia on neural circuits and networks in the simple animal model C. elegans.

 

 

Monika Shpokayte graduated in 2022. Her studies have focused on understanding the underlying biological connection between psychiatric and neurodegenerative illnesses. She is now a

 

Catherine Mikkelsen graduated in 2022. Her research focused on studying prefrontal-hippocampal interactions in rodents.

 

 

Emily Schlafly graduated in 2023. She is a postdoc working with Professor Mark Kramer at Boston University.

 

 

Lucas Carstensen graduated in 2023. He is a Research Scientist at Axoft in Cambridge, MA. 

 

 

Allison Tipton graduated in 2023. She is in the MD/PhD program and has re-entered medical school at BUMC.

 

 

Kaitlyn Dorst graduated in 2023. She is now a Postdoctoral Scholar for Neuroscience at Tufts University School of Medicine. 

 

 

Stamati Liapis graduated in 2024. He is CTO and Co-founder of Enlaye.