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Andrew DeCastro (DMCB, Kuperwasser Lab) was appointed the first postdoc of the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Laboratory for the Convergence of Biomedical, Physical & Engineering Sciences.

Candice Etson (Chemistry, Walt Lab) accepted an Assistant Professor of Physics position at Wesleyan University starting in the Fall of 2015.


Kendall Walker (Neuroscience, Tesco Lab) accepted a new job as Scientist at PsychoGenics in New York.


Viktoria Andreeva (Dental, Yelick Lab) started a new job as a Scientist/Data Curator at Rancho BioSciences.

Kyle Quinn (Biomedical Engineering, Georgakoudi Lab) was awarded an NIH K99 Pathway to Independence Award titled “Non-invasive label-free quantitative imaging for chronic wound characterization”.

Vaibhav Pai (Biology, Levin Lab) was awarded a scholarship from the University of California Irvine for Systems Biology: Morphogenesis & Spatial Dynamics at the Center for Complex Biological Systems and Southern California Regional Systems Biology Conference.

Thomas Bowman (HNRC-Energy Metabolism, Greenberg Lab), Kearney Gunsalus (Microbiology, Kumamoto Lab), Gary McDowell (Biology, Levin Lab), Vaibhav Pai (Biology, Levin Lab), and Anna Wronski (DMCB, Kuperwasser Lab) collaborated with postdocs from institutions around Boston to organize the successful Future of Research Symposium, which was featured in the a Boston Globe article.


Karolina Chwalek (Kaplan Lab)
Awarded a DFG (Deutche Forschungsgemeinschaft) Postdoctoral Fellowship titled “3D tissue-engineered ischemic stroke model”.


Michael Lustgarten (Fielding Lab)
Awarded the 2014 Hamish N. Munro Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Research.

Lara Park (Garlick Lab)
Accepted a position as a Senior Instructor of Biology at Dartmouth University.

Olena Tokareva (Kaplan Lab)

  • Awarded a NIH/NIBIB F32 fellowship titled “Integration of Biopolymer Design and Modeling: Silk Gene Delivery Systems.”
  • Received a 2014 NEMB Post-doc Conference Award, recognizing outstanding research at the postdoctoral level and supporting presentation of her research at this year’s conference.

Maria Van Rompay
Selected as a recipient of the 2014 Epidemiology and Prevention Early Career Travel Grant to attend the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/ Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2014 Scientific Sessions in San Francisco, California in March 2014. This award, sponsored by the Council’s Early Career Committee, honors outstanding new researchers, facilitates active participation in the annual meeting and highlights the benefits of ongoing membership in the AHA at the early career level.