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Lourdes Aleman, Ph.D.
Office of Educational Innovation and Technology
Graduate Student:2004-2008
Thesis - Exploring the specificity and mechanisms of siRNA-mediated gene silencing in mammalian cells (June 2008)

Albert  Baldwin, Ph.D
UNC Lineberger Cancer Research Center
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1984-1989

Albert Almada, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
Harvard University
Amy Wagers - Advisor
Graduate Student: 2008-2013
Thesis - Promoter directionality is controlled by U1 snRNP and polyadenylation signals in mouse embryonic stem cells (September 2013)

Göran  Baurén, Ph.D.
Global Genomics AB
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1997-1999

Susan M.Berget, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Baylor College of Medicine
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1975-1978

Arnold J. Berk, M.D.
University of California, Los Angeles
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1976-1979

Kathleen Berkner, Ph.D.
Associate Staff
The Lerner Research Institute
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1980-1983

Minou Bina, Ph.D.
Purdue University
Sabbatical: 1988

Douglas L. Black, Ph.D.
Associate Investigator, HHMI
Visiting Fellow: 1992
HHMI Investigator

Benjamin Blencowe, Ph.D. 
University of Toronto
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1992-1998

Andrew Bosson, Ph.D.
The Boston Consulting Group
Graduate Student: 2009-2014
Thesis - Modulation of Ago-miRNA regulatory networks by cis-sequence elements and target competition (June 2014)

Myles Brown, M.D. 
Chief, Division of Molecular and Cellular Oncology
Professor of Medicine
Dana Farber Cancer Institute and HMS
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1987-1990

Steve Buratowski, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School
Graduate Student: 1985-1990
Thesis - Transcription initiation by RNA Polymerase II (March 1990)

Chris Burge, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1997-1999

Mauro Calabrese, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Graduate Student: 2002-2008
Thesis - Dicer delection and short RNA expression analysis in mouse embryonic stem cells (February 2008)

Cindy  Carr, Ph.D.  Graduate Student:1986-1992
Thesis - Cloning and characterization of TFEB: A member of the helix-loop-helix/leucine zipper family (June 1992) 

Rich Carthew, Ph.D.
Northwestern University
Graduate Student: 1982-1987
Thesis - Characterization of human class II transcription factors (September 1987)

Karen  Cepek, Ph.D.  Postdoctoral Fellow:1995-1997

Connie Cepko, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School
Graduate Student:  1977-1982
HHMI Investigator, National Academy of Sciences
Thesis - Interaction of the Adenovirus 100K and Hexon proteins: Analysis using monoclonal antibodies and temperature-sensitive mutants (February 1982)

David Chang, Ph.D., M.D.
Executive Vice President
R&D and Chief Medical Officer
Kite Pharma, Inc

Postdoctoral Fellow: 1988-1990

Daniel Chasman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School
 Postdoctoral Fellow: 1991-1997

Chonghui Cheng, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2000-2007

Lewis A. Chodosh, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Graduate Student: 1983-1988
Thesis - MLTF: A human promoter-specific transcription factor (April 1988)

Gilbert Chu, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry
Stanford University
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1981-1982

Roger Clerc, Ph.D. 
Professor of Molecular Biology
University of Basel

Hoffmann-LaRoche Ltd
Preclinical Laboratories

Postdoctoral Fellow: 1987-1990

Richard Condit, Ph.D.
University of Florida
 Sabbatical: 1987

John Crispino, Ph.D.  
Northwestern University
Graduate Student: 1992-1996
Thesis - The role of U1 snRNP in pre-mRNA splicing (February 1996)

John G. Doench, Ph.D. 
John Doench
Research Scientist
Broad Institute
Graduate Student: 2001-2005
Thesis - Specificity and mechanism of microRNAs in the regulation of gene expression (June 2005)

Daniel J. Donoghue, Ph.D.
University of California San Diego
Graduate Student: 1974-1979
Thesis - Electron microscopic studies of Moloney Murine Leukemia Virus and related retroviruses: Spliced subgenomic mRNAs and genome structure (April 1979)

Graeme Doran, Ph.D.
Director of Genomic Assays
Firefly BioWorks Inc
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2006-2009

Derek Dykxhoorn, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Human Genetics and Microbiology and Immunology
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami Institute for Human Genomics
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1998-2003

Margaret Ebert, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
The Rockefeller University
Cori Bargmann, Advisor

Graduate Student: 2005-2011
Thesis - Molecular titration by MicroRNAs and target mimic inhibitors (2010)  

Stefan Erkeland
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2005-2007
Assistant Professor
Erasmus MC
Hematology Department
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2005-2007

William Fairbrother, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Brown University
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2001-2005

Andrew Fire, Ph.D. 
Stanford University School of Medicine
Graduate Student: 1978-1983
2006 co-Recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
National Academy of Sciences
Thesis - In vitro transcription studies of Adenovirus (June 1983)

David E. Fisher, M.D., Ph.D.
Margaret M. Dyson Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School

Chief, Dermatology
Massachusetts General Hospital

Postdoctoral Fellow: 1990-1993

S. Jane Flint, Ph.D.
Princeton University
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1973-1975

Mariano A. Garcia-Blanco, M.D., Ph.D.
Duke University Medical Center
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1987-1990

Cathie Garnis, Ph.D. 
BC Cancer Research Centre
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2005-2008

Hara Ghosh, Ph.D. 
Professor Emeritus
McMaster University
Sabbatical: 1984

Anna Gil, Ph.D., LLD Postdoctoral Fellow: 1986-1992

Sandra Gilbert, Ph.D. Graduate Student: 1993-1999
Thesis - Chromatin structure of the inactive X chromosome (September 1999)

Michael Goldberg, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2008-2012

Paula Grabowski, Ph.D.
Professor and HHMI Investigator
University of Pittsburgh
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1983-1987
HHMI Investigator

Martin Griot, Ph.D.  Postdoctoral Fellow: 1988-1989 (shared with BPEC)

Alla Grishok
Assistant Professor
Columbia University
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2001-2007

Allan Gurtan, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2007-2013

Hiroshi Handa, Ph.D./M.D.
Professor Emeritus
Tokyo Insititute of Technology
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1978-1980

Ulla Hansen, Ph.D.
Boston University
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1980-1983

Steve Hardy, M.S., Ph.D.
Graduate Student (MS): 1981-1983

Sean Harper, M.D.
Vice President, Research and Development
Amgen, Inc.
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1991-1996

Tim J Harrison DSc FRCPath
Reader in Molecular Virology
Royal Free and University College Medical School
London W1N 4JF UK
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1976-1978

Mia Horowitz, Ph.D.
University of Tel Aviv
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1980-1982

Hristo Houbaviy, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Osteopathic Medicine
Rowan University
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1999-2005

Mohini Jangi, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scientist
Biogen Idec

Graduate Student: 2008-2014
Thesis: Multiple regulatory layers in the establishment of Rbfox2 splicing networks (February 2014)

Parmjit Jat, Ph.D. 
University College London
London, UK
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1983-1987

Grace Jones, Ph.D.
University of Kentucky
Sabbatical: 1997

Randal Kaufman, Ph.D.
Director, Degenerative Disease Research
Neuroscience, Aging, and Stem Cell Research Center
Sanford|Burnham Medical Research Institutel
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1979-1982
HHMI Investigator

Gabriel Kaufman, Ph.D. 
University of Tel Aviv,

Sabbatical: 1990

Jaesang Kim, Ph.D.
Ewha Womans University
Seoul, 120-750, Korea

Graduate Student: 1990-1996

Thesis - Isolation and functional characterization of cofactors of RNA Polymerase II transcription (June 1996)

Jae Bum Kim, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Seoul National University
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1996-2000

Robert E. Kingston, Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital and HMS
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1982-1984

Jorgen Kjems, PhD
University of Aarhus
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1990-1992

Tsuoshi Kobayashi, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
Visiting Scientist: 1986-1988

Magda Konarska, Ph.D.
Professor and Head of Laboratory
The Rockefeller University
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1984-1990

Thomas M. Kristie, Ph.D.
Chief, Molecular Genetics Section
National Institutes of Health
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1987-1993

Angus I. Lamond, Ph.D.
University of Dundee
Dundee, Scotland UK
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1985-1987

Frank  Laski
Associate Professor
Graduate Student: 1978-1983
Thesis - Construction and function of nonsense suppressors in mammalian cells (September 1983)

Jonathan LeBowitz, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer, Executive Vice President
Symbiontics, Inc., St. Louis

Postdoctoral Fellow: 1985-1989

Kenneth LeClair, Ph.D. 
Executive Director
Cell and Gene Therapies Unit
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1988-1991

Keng Boon Lee, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow:  1999-2003

Frank Lee, Ph.D.
Founder and CEO
Dragonfly Sciences
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1977-1979

Ihor Lemischka, Ph.D. 
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Graduate Student: 1977-1982
Thesis - The structure and evolution of rat alpha-tubulin genes: the old and new (1982)

Anthony K. L. Leung, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins University
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2004-2011

Lee Lim, Ph.D. 
Senior Research Biologist
Rosetta Inpharmatics, Seattle
Graduate Student: 1994-2001
Thesis - Short and alternative: Computational and experimental analysis of slicing signals (June 2001)

Andrew M. MacMillan, Ph.D.
University of Alberta
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1993-1996

James Manley, Ph.D.
Department of Biological Sciences
Columbia University

Visiting Postdoc Fellow: 1981
(Gefter lab)

Robert Marciniak, Ph.D./M.D.
Associate Professor
University of Texas Health Science Center
Graduate Student: 1984-1991
Thesis - Human Immunodeficiency Virus 1 Tat protein: A eukaryotic processivity factor (April 1991)

Michael T. McManus, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2000-2004

Jan Mester, Ph.D.
Sabbatical: 1980

Rachel Meyers, Ph.D.
Vice President, Research and RLD
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
Graduate Student: 1988-1993
Thesis - TATA binding protein and associated factors in mammalian transcrption: Characterization of the B-TFIID activity (December 1993)

Akira Mitsui, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
Visiting Scientist: 1996-1998

Claire Moore, Ph.D.
Tufts University
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1983-1987

Melissa J. Moore, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and HHMI Investigator
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1989-1994
HHMI Investigator

Marsha  Morton, Ph.D.
Patent Lawyer
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1990-1992

Richard Mulligan, Ph.D.
HMS, Children’s Hospital
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1980-1981

Masahiro Murata, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
Visiting Scientist: 1988-1990

Michael Murray M.D.
Director of Clinical Genomics
Geisinger Medical Center

Postdoctoral Fellow: 

Joel R. Neilson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2004-2009

Carl D. Novina, PhD/MD
Assistant Professor
Harvard Medical School
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2000-2004

Richard A. Padgett, Ph.D.
Associate Staff
Lerner Research Institute
Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Postdoctoral Fellow: 1981-1985

Patrick S. Page-McCaw, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Graduate Student: 1989-1998
Thesis - Recognition of the pyrimidine-tract of the pre-mRNA by U2AF and a novel splicing factor PUF60 (June 1998)

Barbara Panning
Associate Professor
University of California, San Francisco
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1997-1999

Jeffrey Parvin, M.D.
Louis Levy Professor for Cancer
The Ohio State University Medical Center
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1989-1995

Christian P. Petersen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Molecular Biosciences
Northwestern University
Graduate Student: 2001-2005
Thesis - Translational regulation by short RNAs in mammalian cells (February 2006)

Joel Pomerantz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Graduate Student: 1991-1995
Thesis - Functional specificity and design of transcription factors: The Oct-1 homeodomain (August 1995)

David Potter, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
University of Minnesota Cancer Center
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1989-1992

Rock Pulak, Ph.D.                                                            Director of Life Sciences
Union Biometrica, Inc.
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1995-1998

Charles C. Query, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1991-1996

Arvind  Ravi, Ph.D.
Student, Harvard-MIT HST Program
Harvard Medical School
Graduate Student: 2007-2011
Thesis - The functional microRNA landscape of mammalian development (May 2011)

Mark  Samuels, Ph.D.
Associte Professor of Medicine
Université de Montréal
Sainte-Justine Hospital Research Center
Graduate Student: 1979-1985
Thesis - Biochemical studies of transcription by RNA Polymerase II (April 1985)

Rebecca Scarr, Ph.D.
Patent Attorney
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Graduate Student: 1995-2001
Thesis - Beyond HSV: Investigating the role of Host Cell Factor 1 (C1) in mammalian cells (February 2001)

Lowell Schnipper, M.D.
Beth Israel Deacones Medical Center
Sabbatical: 1986

John M. Sedivy, Ph.D.
Brown University
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1985-1988

Sharon Seiler, Ph.D.
Licensing Associate - Office of Industrial Affairs
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Graduate Student: 1983-1989
Thesis - Probing the molecular architecture of the messenger RNA splicing reaction in vitro (June 1989)

David Shapiro, Ph.D.
University of Illinois, Urbana

Sabbatical: 1985

Ben Shykind, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar
Graduate Student: 1988-1996
Thesis - Chromosomal proteins in activation of transcription (February 1996)

Harinder  Singh, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1984-1989
HHMI Investigator

Arnold Simons, Ph.D. Sabbatical: 1997
(deceased in 2005)

Hagit (Skolnik) David, Ph.D.
Program Officer, STD Branch 

Postdoctoral Fellow: 1984-1986

Matthew Smith, M.D., Ph.D.
MGH Cancer Center
(Practicing Physician)
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1995-1997

Hong Tang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1997-2000

Dean Tantin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
University of Utah, Salt Lake
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1998-2006

Marc Timmers, Ph.D.
University Medical Center-Utrecht
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1990-1991

Thomas Tuschl, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
The Rockefeller University
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1995-1999
HHMI Investigator

Anders Virtanen, Ph.D.
Uppsala University
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1985-1987

Vicki Wang, Ph.D.
Clinical Fellow in Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital

Graduate Student:  1997-2003
Thesis - Old protein, new perspective: The role of Oct-1 during embryonic development and lymphopoiesis (May 2003)

Judah Weinberger, M.D.  Postdoctoral Fellow: 1985-1987

Amy White (Seila), Ph.D. 
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2004-2009

Jeremy Wilusz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics
University of Pennsylvania

Xuebing Wu, Ph. D
Postdoctoral Researcher
Whitehead Institute
Dave Bartel, Advisor
Graduate Student: 2010-2014
Thesis - The mechanism and function of pervasive noncoding transcription in the mammalian genome (August 2014)

Deyin Xing, M.D., Ph.D.
Clinical Fellow
Department of Pathology
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2007-2011

Amanda Garfinkel Young, Ph.D.
Scientist 1
Illumina, Inc.
Graduate Student: 2004-2010
Thesis - Genome wide identification of Ago2 binding sites in mouse embryonic stem cells (March 2010)

Grace Zheng, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Stanford University
Howard Chang, Advisor

Graduate Student: 2005-2010
Thesis - Exploring the regulatory roles of microRNAs in mammalian development (May 2010)

Qiang Zhou, Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1993-1995



Janice  Haverty (1976)

Claire  Moore (1977)

Barbara  Aufiero (1979)

Scott  Schroeder (1980)

Paul  Changelian (1981)

Lyn  Spencer (1981)

Lynne  Corboy (1982)

Mary  Esteve (1985)

Mary  Riggs (1985)

Elizabeth  Hansen (1986)

Ursula  Ryder (1986)

Margaret  Auger (1987)

Sharon  Jaminson (1987)

Robert  Mulrenin (1988)

Lana  Parent (1990)

Robbyn  Issner (1992)

Yubin Qiu (1993)

Margaret  Beddall (1995)

Erica  Reifenberg (1997)

Janette  Knowlton (2001)

Helen Cargill (1999)