Back row (left to right): Monther Abu Remaileh, Kivanc Birsoy, Nick Hughes, Alejo Efeyan, Greg Wyant, Yorick Post, Kuang Shen, Larry Schweitzer,
Jason Cantor, Andrew Mullen, Kevin Krupczak (Tech Assistant), Bill Comb, Zhi Tsun, Noah Jakimo. Front Row (left to right): Michael Pacold, Shuyu Wang, Do Kim, Jessica Schwab, Kathleen Ottina (Lab Manager), Naama Kanarek, Brian Grabiner, David Sabatini (PI), Heather Keys,
Rachel Wolfson, Maria Mihaylova, Ellen Edenberg, Lisa Freinkman (Manager, Metabolite Profling Core), Yoav Shaul, Samatha Murphy (Technical Assistant), Lynne Chantranupong, Edith Valeri (Administrative Manager), Tim Wang, Walter Chen. Missing: Bena Chan

Principal Investigator
David M. Sabatini, M.D., Ph.D.
Member, Whitehead Institute
Professor of Biology, MIT
Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Senior Associate Member, Broad Institute
Member, David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT


Kathleen Ottina
HHMI Lab Manager II
Samantha Murphy
HHMI Tech Assistant II
Kevin Krupczak
Technical Assistant I
Edith M. Valeri
Administrative Manager


Lisa Freinkman, Ph.D.
Research Scientist and Manager, Metabolite Profiling Facility

Post-Doctoral Fellows/Associates    
Monther Abu Remaileh, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow monther[at]
Kivanc Birsoy, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate kbirsoy[at]
Jason Cantor, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate

William Comb, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Ellen Edenberg, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow edenberg[at]
Alejo Efeyan, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Naama Kanarek, Ph.D.
HHMI Postdoctoral Associate
Dohoon Kim, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Maria Mihaylova, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Andrew Mullen, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Michael Pacold, MD,PhD
Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (Jointly with Nathanael Gray), Instructor in Radiation Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital
Kuang Shen, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Graduate Students      

Lynne Chantranupong
Graduate Assistant

Walter Chen
M.D./Ph.D Student
Graduate Assistant

Heather Keys
Graduate Assistant

Jose Orozco
M.D./Ph.D Student
Graduate Assistant
Robert Saxton
Graduate Assistant

Larry Schweitzer
Graduate Assistant
Shuyu Wang
M.D./Ph.D. Student
Graduate Assistant
Tim Wang
Graduate Assistant
Rachel Wolfson
M.D./Ph.D. Student
Graduate Assistant

Greg A. Wyant
Graduate Assistant

Visitors and Current Undergraduate Students


Visiting Scholars and Scientists

Bena Chan
Nick Hughes
Doug Wheeler, M.D., Ph.D.
Omer Yilmaz, M.D., Ph.D.


  • MIT Undergraduate Students
Abigail Choe
Haeyoon Chung
Choah Kim
Angela Koh
Carolyn Lanzkron
Victoria Park
Sonia Scaria
Lindsay Westlake
Name Position Held in Lab Dates Position upon leaving lab
Anne E. Carpenter Postdoctoral Fellow 2003-2006 Director of the Imaging Platform, Broad Institute, Cambridge, MA
Jacob Chudnovsky Postdoctoral Associate 2006-2013 Scientist II, Biomedical Informatics Group, Foundation Medicine, Cambridge, MA
Brian Grabiner Postdoctoral Associate 2008-2015 Scientist II, Computational Biology and Genomics, Biogen, Arlington, MA
David Guertin Postdoctoral Fellow 2002-2009 Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA
Nada Kalaany Postdoctoral Associate 2005-2010 Assistant Professor in Medicine, Department of Medicine, Children's Hospital Boston with an academic appointment as Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Pekka Katajisto Postdoctoral Fellow 2009-2013 Assistant Professor, Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki, Finland
Seong Woo-Kang Postdoctoral Associate 2005-2013 Researcher, Calorics Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA
Do-Hyung Kim Postdoctoral Fellow 2000-2004 Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Dudley Lamming Sr. Research Associate 2008-2013 Assistant Professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health
Mathieu Laplante Postdoctoral Fellow 2007-2011 Associate Professor Centre de recherche de l'Institut universitaire de cardiologie et pneumologie de Quebec (CRIUCPQ) Laval University Quebec, Qc, Canada
Jason Moffat Postdoctoral Fellow 2004-2007 Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Tao Peng Postdoctoral Fellow 2003-2005 Research Scientist, Center for Expression Arrays, Dept. of Microbiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Richard Possemato Sr. Rsearch Associate 2008-2014 Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
Jan Reiling Postdoctoral Associate 2005-2013 Research Group Leader, BioMed X in Heidelberg, Germany
Dos S. Sarbassov Postdoctoral Fellow 1999-2006 Assistant Professor, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Yoav Shaul Postdoctoral Associate 2007-2015 Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The Institute for Medical Research Israel-Canada, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
Joon-ho Sheen Postdoctoral Associate 2002-2011 Boston University, Boston, MA
Carson Thoreen Graduate Student & Postdoctoral Associate jointly with Nathanel Gray, Dana Farber Cancer Institute 2003-2013 Assistant Professor, Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Kris Wood Postodoctoral Fellow 2007-2012 Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, Duke University
Omer Yilmaz Sr. Research Associate 2009-2014 Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Koch Institute, Cambridge, MA
Roberto Zoncu Postdoctoral Fellow 2007-2013 Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology, Molecular and Cell Biology Department,
University of California at Berkeley
William Festuccia Visiting Postdoc Fellow 2009-201 PI, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Siraj M. Ali Graduate Research Assistant 1999-2006 Pathology Resident, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
Liron Bar-Peled Graduate Research Assistant 2008-2013 Postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Benjamin Cravatt, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA
Lorenza D'Alessandro Graduate Research Assistant 2002-2003 Graduate Student, IRCC, Institute for Cancer Research University of Torino Medical School
Maria (Xana) Frias Graduate Research Assistant 2003-2007 Postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Robert Darnell, Rockefeller University, New York, NY
Peggy Hsu Graduate Research Assistant 2006-2011 MD/PhD Student, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA
Tim Peterson Graduate Research Assistant 2005-2010 Postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Erin O'Shea, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Thouis Ray Jones Graduate Research Assistant 2004-2006 Computational Biologist, Imaging Platform, Broad Institute, Cambridge, MA
Yasemin Sancak Graduate Research Assistant 2004-2010 Postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Vamsi Mootha, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Shomit Sengupta Graduate Research Assistant 2006-2010 Sr. Research Scientist, Navitor, Cambridge, MA
Zhi Tsun Graduate Research Assistant 2009-2015 MD/PhD Student, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA
Douglas Wheeler Graduate Research Assistant 2007-2010 Tri-institutional MD/PhD student since 2008, Dr. Charles Sawyers, MSKCC, New York, NY
Ayca Kara Visiting Scientist 2011-2013 Research Assistant, Kayseri Erciyes University, Turkey
Nora Kory Visiting Research Assistant 2009-2010 LMU Munich, 80539 Munich, Germany
Steve Bailey Technical Associate I 2002-2004 Medical Student, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Caitlin Higgins Technical Associate I 2002-2004 Medical Student, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Amanda Hutchins Technical Associate I 2011-2013 Mouse Technician, Dr. Reuben Shaw, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA
Jessie King Technical Associate I 2002-2004 MD/PhD Student, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY
Robert Lindquist Technical Associate I 2005-2008 MD/PhD Student, University of California, San Francisco, CA
Maki Saitoh Technical Associate I 2008-2011 IP Consultant, New York, NY
Deanna Stevens Technical Associate I 2005-2007 Graduate Student, University of California, San Diego, CA
Randy Wu Technical Associate I 2001 Graduate Student, University of California, San Francisco, CA
Junaid Ziauddin Technical Associate I 2000-2001 Graduate Student,Stanford University
Jonathan Zirin Technical Associate I 1997-1999 Graduate Student, Columbia University, New York, NY
Kalyani V. Guntur Technical Associate II 2002-2005 Graduate Student, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA
Michael Lamprecht Data Analyst 2005-2007 Graduate Student, Columbia University, New York, NY