Contact

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

450 Brookline Ave. D740C

Cambridge, MA 02215

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Tel: (617) 632-(2106)​

kornelia_polyak@dfci.harvard.edu

claudia_steele@dfci.harvard.edu

Mission

The Polyak Lab is dedicated to the molecular analysis of human breast cancer

Contact FORM

Postdoctoral Fellow (2011 - 2019)

Shaokun Shu, PhD

Currently - Assistant Professor, Peking University

Bioinformatician (2017 - 2019)

Nicholas Harper

Currently - PhD Student, UMass Lowell

Postdoctoral Fellow (2018 - 2019)

Frank He, PhD

NA

Postdoctoral Fellow (2012 - 2018)

Michalina Janiszewska, Ph.D.

Currently - Assistant Professor, The Scripps Research Institute, Jupiter, FL

Lab Technician (2016-2018)

Natalie Kingston

Currently - MD/PhD Student, University of Washington in St. Louis

Graduate Student (2011 - 2016)

Doris Tabassum, PhD

Currently - Director, Confocal and Light Microscopy Core, DFCI

Postdoctoral Fellow (2009 - 2015)

Sung Jin Huh, PhD

Currently - Scientist, XTuit Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Waltham, MA

Graduate Student (2010 - 2015)

Ashim Subedee, PhD

Currently - Presidential Management Fellow, National Cancer Institute and National Institute of Health

Postdoctoral Fellow (2009 - 2014)

Ying Su, MD, PhD

Currently - Scientist (Translational Science), Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA

Visiting Scientist - Fullbright (2014)

Elina Khasanova, MD

Currently - MS Candidate, Université Montpellier

Visiting Master's Student (2012 - 2013)

Mattia Zucca, BA

Currently - D. Phil Student University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Pediatric Oncology Fellow (2010-2012)

Andrew Place, MD, PhD

Currently - Instructor of Pediatrics, Associate Director of Developmental Therapeutics, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Visiting Scientist (2010-2012)

Taku Yoshida, PhD

Currently - Scientist, Astellas Pharma Inc., Ibaraki, Japan

Visiting Scientist (2009-2012)

Filipe Martins, MD

Currently - Academic clinical fellow, Cambridge University Hospitals and Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK

Visiting Scientist (2010-2011)

Shinji Takagi, PhD

Currently - Principal Scientist, Oncology Drug Discovery Unit, Pharmaceutical Research Division, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Fujisawa, Kanagawa Japan

Postdoctoral Fellow (2007-2011)

Reo Maruyama, MD, PhD

Currently - Associate Professor, Sapporo Medical University, Sapporo, Japan

Visiting Scientist (2010-2011)

Hege Russness, MD, PhD

Currently - Currently - Project leader and Pathology resident, Radium Hospital, Oslo, Norway

Postdoctoral Fellow (2009-2010)

Kristopher Carver, PhD, MBA

Currently - Senior Product Manager, Boston SCientific, St. Paul, MN

Visiting Scientist (2008-2010)

Hee Jung Kim, MD, PhD

Currently - Assistant Professor of Pathology, MizMedi Hospital Seoul, South Korea

Visiting Scientist (2008-2009)

Jee Hyun Kim, MD, PhD

Currently - Associate Professor, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Chief, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Bundang Hospital, Seoul, South Korea

Undergraduate Summer Student (2008)

Maxim Tomashevsky

Currently - Undergraduate student, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Undergraduate Visiting Student (2008)

Guillermo Peluffo, MSc

Currently - Postdoctoral Fellow, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA

Postdoctoral Fellow (2003-2008)

Min Hu, PhD

Currently - Principle Scientist, AstraZeneca, Shanghai, China

Postdoctoral Fellow (2005-2006)

Ayten Kandilci, PhD

Currently - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, St Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN

Postdoctoral Fellow (2004-2005)

Takaaki Imamura, MD, PhD

Currently - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

HMS BBS Rotation Student (2004)

Faith Ozsolak, PhD

Currently - Associate Director at Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Boston, MA

High School Summer Student (2004)

Gergely Gyuris

Currently - Resident in Internal Medicine, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Boston, MA

Postdoctoral Fellow (2002-2004)

Minna Allinen, PhD

Currently - Head of Integrated Hospital Care at Novartis Finland, Helinski, Finland

Postdoctoral Fellow (2001-2002)

Anna Merlos-Suarez, PhD

Currently - Postdoctoral Researcher at Institut de Recerca Biomèdica de Barcelona-IRB, Barcelona, Spain

Postdoctoral Fellow (1999-2002)

Pankaj Seth, PhD.

Currently - Assistant Professor of Medicine, Beth-Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Postdoctoral Fellow (2000-2001)

Charlotta Enerback, MD, PhD

Currently - Professor of Dermatology, University of Linköping, Linkoping, Sweden

Postdoctoral Fellow (2014 - 2019)

Kunihiko Hinohara, PhD

Currently - Assistant Professor, Nagoya University

Graduate Student (2015 - 2019)

Yawei (Jenn) Ge, PhD

Currently - Medical Student Harvard HST

Undergraduate Student (2016 - 2019)

Felipe Flores

NA

Postdoctoral Fellow (2013 - 2018)

Robert Witwicki, Ph.D.

Currently - Scientific Director at The Scripps Research Institute, Jupiter, FL

Postdoctoral Fellow (2013-2017)

Muhammed Ekram, PhD

Currently - Scientist, WuXi NextCODE, Cambridge, MA

Visiting Medical Student (2016)

Anthony Tran

Currently - Medical student

Postdoctoral Fellow (2013 - 2015)

Francisco Beca, MD

Currently - PPostdoctoral Fellow, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Postdoctoral Fellow (2008 - 2015)

Andriy Marusyk, PhD

Currently - Assistant Professor, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL

Pediatric Visiting Scientist (2008 - 2014)

Vanessa Almendro, PhD

Currently - Project Leader, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Boston, MA

Summer Research Student (2013)

Alessandra Merlini

Currently - Medical student, University di Pavia, Pavia, Italy

Visiting Student (2012)

Kohei Kumegawa

Currently - MD, PhD Student, Sapporo Medical University, Sapporo, Japan

Visiting Scientist (2010-2012)

Shoji Yamamoto, PhD

Currently - Associate Senior Researcher, Oncology Research Laboratories, R&D Division, Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. Tokyo, Japan

Bioinformatics Postdoc (2009-2012)

Zhenhua (Jeremy) Wu, PhD

Currently - Investigator II at H3 Biomedicine

Postdoctoral Fellow (2007-2012)

Sibgat Choudhury, PhD

Currently - Director, Research & Development, Metamark Inc., Cambridge, MA

Summer Research Student (2011)

Gerneiva Parkinsons

Currently - Undergraduate student, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Summer Research Student (2011)

Michael Fuchs

Currently - Undergraduate student, Brown University, Providence, RI

Undergraduate Student and Research Assistant (2010-2011)

David Jee

Currently - Graduate Student, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences

Postdoctoral Fellow (2004-2010)

Michail Shipitsin, PhD

Currently - Associate Director of Research, Head of Biomarker Development, XTuit Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Waltham, MA

Technician and Graduate Student (2004-2009)

Noga Qimron, MSc

Currently - SI&A Senior Country Approval Specialist Israel, EMEA Site Intelligence and Activation, Tel Aviv, Israel

Undergraduate Student (2004-2008)

Laura Mulvey

Resident in Emergency Medicine, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Visiting Scientist (2007-2008)

So Yeon Park, MD, PhD

Currently - Associate Professor of Pathology, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea

Postdoctoral Fellow (2003-2008)

Jun Yao, PhD

Currently - Assistant Professor, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

PTechnician (2004-2007)

Daniel Carrasco, BSc.

Currently - Medical student, Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL

Oncology Fellow (2000-2006)

Ian Krop, MD, PhD

Currently - Associate Professor of Medicine, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Postdoctoral Fellow (2000-2004)

Dale Porter, PhD

Currently - Vice President and Head of Biology, Cedilla Therapeutics, Cambridge, MA

HMS BBS Rotation Student (2004)

Nathaniel Jeason, BS

Currently - Deputy Director for Life Sciences, Institute for Creation Research, Dallas, TX

Postdoctoral Fellow (2002-2004)

Michele Taylor-Parker, PhD

Currently - Program Director, Sciences and Biotechnology, Berkeley, CA

Technician (2001-2003)

Jaana Lahti-Domenici, MSc

Currently - Technician, Agendia, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Undergraduate Student (2002)

Ana Nunes (Tablante), BA

PGY2 resident in Internal Medicine at Scripps Green Hospital and Clinic in San Diego, CA

Pathology Fellow (1999-2002)

Selim Nasser, MD

Currently - Chair, Dept. of Pathology, University of Beirut, Lebanon

Rotation Student (2000)

Lea M. Straita, PhD

Currently - Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Washington, Seattle, WA