I am the one trying to keep the people working, motivated, and focused on the fascinating questions behind chromatin that still keep us awake at night. Outside the lab, I enjoy traveling with my lovely daughter Dalilah and my wife Silvina, and I enjoy scuba diving, skiing, photography, tennis, and good music (from Dire Straits to Vivaldi). And, of course, eating good chocolate! I mean, real good.
Raul Mostoslavsky, MD PhD
Professor, Scientific Co-Director
The Laurel Schwartz Professor of Oncology (Medicine)
MGH Cancer Center, Harvard Medical School
Associate Member, The Broad Institute
I am the one trying to keep the Mostoslavsky lab tidy, organized and running. Quite impossible, but I keep trying! Outside the lab, I love sports and watching my son play soccer and hockey.
Hi! I am Giórgia and I’m a post doc in Raul’s lab. I am from Brazil (best place in the world!) where I did my Master’s and Ph.D. at University of São Paulo (Brazil). In the lab my work is focused on exploring new chromatin factors involved in DNA damage recognition and repair. In my spare time I enjoy watching TV shows and movies, reading, going to the beach and exploring new places.
Giorgia G. Silveira
Hi! I’m Tom and I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in Raul’s lab. I am originally from the UK and moved to the USA shortly after completing my Ph.D. at the University of Birmingham (UK). In the lab, I am interested in the role of chromatin in the maintenance of genome stability and I hope to identify and understand the role of novel chromatin factors in the repair of DNA damage. Outside of the lab I enjoy reading, travelling and attending sporting events (Go Pats!).
Thomas L. Clarke
Hi, I am Hyomin Cho who has recently joined Raul’s lab as a post doc. I come from Korea and completed my Ph.D. at Korea university. During my Ph.D. course, I tried to understand the role of drp1-dependent mitochondrial fission in various context. In Raul’s lab, I would like to understand chromatin modification in pancreatic cancer development from tumorigenesis to metastasis, and to understand it in the context of mitochondria. Outside the lab, I like taking a walk in the park with my wife and playing table tennis.
Hi, I’m Tiziano Bernasocchi. I obtained my Ph.D. from the Institute of Oncology Research (Bellinzona) and the University of Lausanne in Switzerland, where I studied genetic driver events of prostate cancer. I joined the Mostoslavsky lab to study the crosstalk between metabolism, epigenetic, and cancer. In the free time, I enjoy skiing, hiking, and biking.
I am a Ph.D. student in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences program at Harvard. I am interested in the interplay of chromatin and metabolism in cancer, more specifically the role of chromatin modifying enzymes in cancer resistance to nutrient starvation. I was born and raised in Anaheim, California before attending undergrad at UCLA (Go Bruins!). Outside of the lab, I enjoy watching TV shows and sporting events, reading, and traveling to new places.
Hello, I’m Naya Amoh, I’m a graduate student in the Harvard BBS program. I grew up in Tema, Ghana and Alexandria, VA. I graduated from William and Mary in 2019 with a B.S in biology and Hispanic studies. My research interests are in the role of chromatin factors in DNA Repair. Outside the lab I like to take part in various forms of visual and performing arts.
José Del Río Pantoja
¡Hola! I’m José and I’m a PhD Candidate in the Chemical Biology Program at Harvard. I am originally from the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. I enjoy doing many things, some of them being figure skating, traveling to new places, watching drag shows, getting creative with my cooking, and dancing. Science-wise, I am very passionate about biochemistry and organic chemistry. For my thesis research, I’m working towards further elucidating the intersection between metabolism and epigenetic regulation at a histone mark level in both cancer and torpor settings.
José Del Río Pantoja
Hi! My name is Ting-Yu. I am a Research Specialist, working on metabolomic studies by using LC-MS & GC-MS. I am from the motherland of the Bubble Tea, Taiwan (full of fantastic foods). I majored in Life Science in college, and conducted metabolomic research in my master’s degree training. I play volleyball and badminton. I am a dog lover, and I also enjoy music, movies (sci-fi, fantasy, action, musical etc.), novels and comic books.
Christin Rossi, In Memoriam
“Dear Chris, you will always be part of this lab, and we are sure that wherever you are in the sky, you are smiling and hugging us”
|Alumni||Position in the lab||Current position|
|Christina Ferrer||Post-doctoral fellow||Assistant Professor||University of Maryland Baltimore|
|Ruben Boon||Post-doctoral fellow||Senior Scientist||Galapagos NV|
|Elizabeth Haggerty||Research Technician||Research Scientist I||Novartis|
|Yasmin G Hernandez-Barco||Clinical Research Fellow||Faculty||Mass General Hospital|
|Sam Linder||Ph.D. Student||Scientist||Chroma Medicine|
|Jee-Eun Choi||Ph.D. Student||Post-doctoral fellow||Hong Kong University|
|Jordan Todd||Ph.D. Student||–||Genentech|
|Jean Pierre Etchegaray||Post-doctoral fellow||Assistant Professor||Rutgers University|
|Sita Kugel||Post-doctoral fellow||Assistant Professor||Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center – Seattle|
|Carlos Sebastián||Post-doctoral fellow||Assistant Professor||University of Barcelona – Spain|
|Barbara Martinez Pastor||Post-doctoral fellow||Research Associate||CNIO – Spain|
|Claudia Consentino||Post-doctoral fellow||Research Teaching Staff||Hunter College – NY|
|Andrew Chang||Undergraduate researcher||–||–|
|Catherine Li||Undergraduate researcher||–||–|
|Silvia Diaz||Undergraduate researcher||–||–|
|Sylvana Hassanieh||Visiting Student||Ph.D. Student||Oxford University – England|
|Agustina D’Urso||Research Assistant||Ph.D. student||Northwestern University – Chicago|
|Sofia Giacosa||Research Assistant||Ph.D. student||University of Grenoble – France|
|Daniel Holoch||BBS rotation student||Ph.D. student||Harvard Medical School – Boston|
|Xin Li||BBS rotation student||Ph.D. student||Harvard Medical School – Boston|
|Muge Celiktas||Summer Student||Research Assistant||Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center – Seattle|
|Rivka Polak||Visiting Scientist||Associate Professor of Medicine||Hadassah Medical School – Israel|
|Valeria Hasbani||Visiting Student||Medical Student||University of Tucuman – Argentina|
|Mari Carmen Ortells||Fullbright Visiting Student||Ph.D. student||University of Barcelona – Spain|
|Shree Bose||Undergraduate Student Rotation||–||Harvard University – Boston|
|Deborah Toiber||Post-doctoral fellow||Assistant Professor||Ben Gurion University – Israel|
|Magali Silberman||Post-doctoral fellow||Assistant Professor||University of Buenos Aires – Argentina|
|Lei Zhong||Post-doctoral fellow||Research Associate||Foundation Medicine – Boston|