Sudheshna Bodapati

Computational Biologist

Sudheshna is working towards receiving her MS in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Learn More

Simone Bruno

Postdoctoral Fellow

After earning his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University La Sapienza in Rome, Italy, Simone Bruno pursued doctoral studies in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, working in the lab of Domitilla Del Vecchio.  Learn More


Yu-Chen Cheng

Postdoctoral Fellow

Yu-Chen received his MD at Taipei Medical University in Taiwan. Since he had a longstanding interest in mathematics and mechanistic modeling in medicine, he then studied Applied Mathematics at the University of Washington, Seattle and obtained his PhD under the guidance of Dr. Hong Qian. Learn More

Simona Cristea

Research Scientist

Dr. Cristea is the Head of Data Science at the Hale Family Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research. She is leading a team of data scientists and mathematical modelers to discover the hidden biology in large single cell cancer genomics datasets. Learn More

Cole Christini


Cole is currently a student at Carnegie Mellon University, studying Computer Science with a concentration in Computational Biology as well as Math. Learn More

Jacob Geisberg

Computational Biologist

Jacob obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Tulane University in 2021, double majoring in Cell and Molecular Biology and Computer Science with coursework focusing on Data Science and Machine Learning. Learn More

Christopher Graser

Postdoctoral Fellow

Chris studied Economics with a focus on Game Theory at the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität and at the Tinbergen Institute. He received his PhD from the University of Amsterdam, working on mathematical models for the evolution of prosociality, under the supervision of Prof. van Veelen. Learn More

Franziska Michor


Dr. Michor is the Charles A. Dana Chair in Human Cancer Genetics at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and a Professor of Computational Biology and of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology at Harvard University. Learn More

Christina Noonan

Executive Support Specialist

Nina provides support to Franziska Michor, her lab, and the Center for Cancer Evolution (CCE). Learn More

Krishna Suresh


Krishna is a second-year M.D. candidate at Harvard Medical School with a keen interest in utilizing computational methods to explore the evolutionary dynamics of cancer. Learn More

Ivy Qin


Ivy is originally from Vancouver, Canada. She is currently a first year student at Harvard College studying Statistics with a focus in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. Learn More

April Zhi Zhou

Postdoctoral Fellow

April Zhi Zhou received her PhD in Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics from Northwestern University (Advisors: Prof. Michael Miksis and Prof. Petia Vlahovska). She enjoys building mathematical models of physical/biological systems and has worked on topics ranging from microfluidic systems of solid-stabilized emulsions to pattern formations in chemical and ecological systems. Learn More 

Nayana Thimmiah


Nayana is originally from Worcester, Massachusetts. She received her Bachelor of Science degrees in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Applied Mathematics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her current research interests involve genome wide CRISPR screening and mechanistic studies behind irregularly expressed proteins in TNBC cells. Learn More 

Wenbo Wu


Wenbo is a first-year student in the Harvard/MIT MD-PhD program. As an undergraduate at MIT, Wenbo studied chemistry, biology, and mathematics with research interests in pancreatic cancer (with Dr. Andrew Aguirre) and structural biology (with Dr. Mei Hong). Learn More