BPH Faculty


Sudha Biddinger

Sudha Biddinger (she/her)
Department of Molecular Metabolism

Diseases: Diabetes, Cardiovascular disease, Fatty liver disease, and Gallstones

Research: Defining the molecular chain of events that link obesity, cardiovascular disease, fatty liver disease, and gallstones.


Barry_Bloom-copy1

Barry R. Bloom
Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Diseases: Tuberculosis

Research: Immune response to tuberculosis.


Barbara_Burleigh-copy1

Barbara Burleigh (she/her)
Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Diseases: Chagas’ disease

Research: Molecular basis of host cell invasion, signaling and differentiation by the human pathogen, Trypanosoma cruzi.

Completed Mentorship Training: CIMER


Flaminia CatterucciaFlaminia Catteruccia (she/her)
Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Diseases: Malaria

Research: Interactions between mosquito reproductive biology and development of Plasmodium parasites; Generation of novel strategies to block malaria transmission.

Completed Mentorship Training: CIMER, iCAM: Introduction to Culturally Aware Mentorship training


David_Christiani-copy1David Christiani
Department of Environmental Health, Department of Epidemiology

Diseases: Cancer, Acute and Chronic Lung Disease, Birth Outcomes and Development, Metabolic Disorder

Research: Studying the impact of exposures to various pollutants on health and the interactions between host factors and  environmental exposures in producing acute and chronic diseases.


Kizzmekia CorbettKizzmekia Corbett (she/her)
Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Diseases: SARS-CoV-2

Research: Utilizing viral immunology expertise to propel novel vaccine development for pandemic preparedness.

 


Nika DanialNika Danial (she/her)
Department of Molecular Metabolism

Diseases: Diabetes, Cancer and Seizure Disorders

Research: Molecular determinants and functional consequences of metabolic fuel choice and flexibility in health and disease.

Completed Mentorship Training: CIMER


devivo_92x110-copy1Immaculata De Vivo
Department of Epidemiology

Diseases: Hormonal Cancers – Endometrial, Breast and Ovarian

Research: Understand mechanisms of carcinogenesis and to establish association with disease for future prevention.


Manoj_Duraisingh-copy2Manoj Duraisingh
Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Diseases: Malaria

Research: Molecular mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of human malaria.

Completed Mentorship Training: CIMER


FareseRobert Farese
Chair, Department of Molecular Metabolism

Diseases: Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus, Fatty liver disease, Atherosclerosis

Research: How cells regulate the abundance of lipids, store lipids to buffer fluctuation in their availability and how these processes function in membrane biology and cell physiology.


Sarah_Fortune-copy1Sarah Fortune (she/her)
Chair, Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Diseases: Tuberculosis

Research: Secretion and pathogenesis in M. tuberculosis.

Completed Mentorship Training: CIMER


Jeffrey_Fredberg-copy1Jeffrey Fredberg
Department of Environmental Health

Diseases: Asthma

Research: Identification of the mechanical basis of airway and lung parenchymal function at the levels of organ, tissue, cell, and protein.


Wendy_Garrett-copy2Wendy Garrett (she/her)
Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Department of Molecular Metabolism

Diseases: Colon Cancer, Inflammatory bowel diseases

Research: Microbiota and immune function in health and disease states.

Completed Mentorship Training: CIMER


Smita GopinathSmita Gopinath (she/her)
Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Diseases: Genital Herpes

Research: The impact of the host microbiome on immune responses to infectious pathogens.

Completed Mentorship Training: CIMER


YG 1Yonatan Grad (he/his)
Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Diseases: Gonorrhea, Dengue virus, Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Staphylococcus aureus

Research: How pathogens evolve and spread through populations using a combination and experimental methods.

Completed Mentorship Training: CIMER


Adam HaberAdam Haber (he/his)
Department of Environmental Health

Diseases: Asthma

Research: Using computational and machine learning approaches to analyze single-cell genomics data in order to investigate the differential impact of environmental exposures, particularly the household allergens mold and dust mites, on rare airway cell types which triggers chronic lung inflammation and asthma.


Gokhan_Hotamisligil-copy1Gökhan Hotamisligil
Department of Molecular Metabolism
Department of Nutrition

Diseases: Diabetes, Insulin resistance, Obesity, Atherosclerosis

Research: Regulatory pathways which control energy metabolism.


Tony HuiSheng (Tony) Hui (he/his)
Department of Molecular Metabolism

Diseases: Cancer cachexia, Obesity, Diabetes

Research: Applying and developing metabolomics and metabolic flux methods to understand the regulation of body weight, focusing on the body weight loss in cancer patients (cancer cachexia)

Completed Mentorship Training: CIMER


Curtis_Huttenhower-copy1Curtis Huttenhower
Department of Biostatistics

Diseases: Human Microbiome, Computational Biology, Microbial Ecology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Autoimmune disorders

Research: Computational methods for systems biology using data mining in large genomic data collections.


Phyllis_Kanki-copy1Phyllis Kanki
Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Diseases: HIV/AIDS

Research: Explore viral mechanisms for the differences in observed biology between HIV-2 and HIV-1.


C. Ronald KahnC. Ronald Kahn
Department of Medicine

Diseases: Diabetes and Obesity

Research: Insulin signal transduction and mechanisms of altered signaling in diabetes and metabolic disease.


Nora KoryNora Kory (she/her)
Department of Molecular Metabolism

Diseases: Cancer, Metabolic Diseases, Aging

Research: Role of organelles and metabolic compartmentalization in physiology and disease. disease.

Completed Mentorship Training: CIMER


Chi-Hao_Lee-copy1Chih-Hao Lee
Department of Molecular Metabolism, Department of Nutrition

Diseases: Metabolic diseases, Obesity

Research: Nuclear lipid receptors as therapeutic targets of metabolic diseases.


Bernardo_Lemos-copy1Bernardo Lemos
Department of Environmental Health

Diseases: Pollution, Metals, Epigenetics

Research: Development of a functional and populational understanding of the mapping between genotypes, phenotypes, and environments.


Marc_Lipsitch-copy1Marc Lipsitch(he/his)
Department of Epidemiology, Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Diseases: Streptococcus pneumoniae, Antigenic variation, Antimicrobial resistance

Research: Effect of naturally acquired host immunity, vaccine-induced immunity & other public health interventions on population biology of pathogens


Quan-Lu-copy1Quan Lu
Department of Environmental Health, Department of Molecular Metabolism

Diseases: Asthma, Diabetes, Adrenergic receptor signaling, Gene-environment interaction, Metal toxicants, RNAi screen, Non-coding RNAs

Research
: Developing and applying genomewide RNAi tools to study receptor  signaling and gene environment interactions.


Will_Mair-copy2William Mair (he/his)
Department of Molecular Metabolism

Diseases: Aging, Cancer, Metabolic Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease

Research: Molecular pathways underpinning the aging process.

Completed Mentorship Training: CIMER


Brendan_Manning-copy1Brendan Manning
Department of Molecular Metabolism; Faculty Director, PhD Program in Biological Sciences in Public Health

Diseases: Cancer, Genetic Tumor Syndromes, Type-2 Diabetes, Obesity, Aging

Research
: Signaling pathways underlying tumorigenesis and metabolic diseases.

Completed Mentorship Training: CIMER


zac-nagelZachary Nagel (he/his)
Department of Environmental Health

Diseases: Cancer

Research: How DNA repair affects cancer therapy efficacy and the risk of diseases associated with DNA damage.


Daniel NeafseyDaniel Neafsey (he/his)
Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Diseases: Malaria

Research: Population, evolutionary, and functional genomics of malaria parasites and mosquito vectors.

Completed Mentorship Training: CIMER


Jin-Ah ParkJin-Ah Park (she/her)
Department of Environmental Health

Diseases: Asthma and COPD

Research: Identification and characterization of biochemical and physical abnormalities of airway epithelial cells in asthma, particularly unjamming and release of extracellular vesicles.

Completed Mentorship Training: CIMER


erics_lab_picture-copy1Eric Rubin (he/his)
Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Diseases: Tuberculosis

Research: Virulence factors of mycobacteria; acquisition of virulence determinants of Vibrio cholerae; generalized transposon mutagenesis systems for bacteria.


Pardis SabetiPardis Sabeti
Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Diseases:  Infection, Inflammatory Diseases, Parasitic Diseases

Research: Creating comprehensive approaches for detecting, containing, and treating deadly infectious diseases.


Frank SacksSacks-copy1
Department of Nutrition

Diseases:  Coronary Heart Disease, Hyperlipidemia, Hypertension

Research: Human lipoprotein metabolism, biochemical epidemiology involving lipoproteins and fatty acids and clinical  trials in cardiovascular disease.


Kristopher SarosiekKristopher Sarosiek
Department of Environmental Health

Diseases: Cancer, Environmental Exposures, Aging

Research: Regulation of programmed cell death (apoptosis) in health and disease.


Jean SchafferJean Schaffer (she/her)
Department of Molecular Metabolism

Diseases: Diabetes and Cardiovascular disease

Research: Mechanisms through which metabolic stress leads to cell dysfunction and cell death.


RShapiro-300x300Roger Shapiro
Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Diseases: HIV

Research: Prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) and the reduction of morbidity and mortality  among infants born to HIV-infected women


JosephSodroski-copy1Joseph Sodroski
Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Diseases: HIV/AIDS

Research: Human immunodeficiency virus envelope glycoproteins; HIV-1 vaccine development.


Tobias_WaltherTobias Walther
Department of Molecular Metabolism

Diseases: Metabolic Diseases, Neurodegenerative Diseases

Research: How cells regulate the abundance of lipids, store lipids to buffer fluctuation in their availability and how these processes function in membrane biology and cell physiology.


WirthDyann Wirth (she/her)
Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Faculty Chair, Harvard Integrated Life Sciences (HILS), Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Diseases: Malaria

Research: Molecular genetic analysis of gene expression, malaria parasites.

Completed Mentorship Training: CIMER


Zhi-Min_Yuan-copy1Zhi-Min Yuan
Department of Environmental Health

Diseases: Aging, Diabetes, Cancer

Research: Elucidation of signaling mechanisms that regulate cellular stress responses; examining how stress signals affect cell behaviors in the context of cancer.