About us

René Maehr, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Dr. Maehr received his Diplom from the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, and then conducted his graduate thesis in immunology as an international student with Hidde Ploegh at Harvard Medical School where he was supported by a Boehringer Ingelheim pre-doctoral fellowship. He then moved to Harvard University for his postdoctoral studies with Douglas Melton on human pluripotent stem cell differentiation and induced pluripotency. In 2011 he opened his lab at UMass Medical School and is Associate Professor since 2018

Krishna Mohan Parsi, Postdoctoral Fellow
PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology from University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
MSc in Biochemistry from University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India
BSc in Forestry from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India

Richard Siller, Postdoctoral Fellow
The Glass Family Fellow in Diabetes Research
PhD, University of Oslo, Norway
MRes, University of York
BSc in Biology, University of Michigan

Jiang Min, Ph.D. candidate
Bachelor of Medicine from Southeast University School of Medicine, China

Margaret Magaletta, Ph.D. candidate
BSc in Biochemistry & Molecular biology from Rollins College in Orlando, Fl

Jack Huey, Ph.D. candidate
BSc in Genetics and Biochemistry from Texas A&M University, Texas, USA

Macrina Lobo, Bioinformatician
MS, Computer Science (Machine Learning) – Columbia University
BTech, Electrical and Electronics Engineering – Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati

Sayali Talware, Bioinformatician
Master’s in Bioinformatics (Indiana University)
BTech in Biotechnology (Pune University, India)