Lab Members

Dr. Andreia Marina Ionescu

Dr. Andreia Marina Ionescu

Principal Investigator and Assistant Professor of Biology

Dr. Andreia Marina Ionescu is the principal investigator and an Assistant Professor of Biology. She received her PhD from University of Rochester (NY) and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School in Boston (MA). Dr. Ionescu joined Northeastern University in July 2020.

Dr. Muruganandan Shanmugam

Dr. Muruganandan Shanmugam

Senior Research Scientist and Lab Manager

Dr. Muruganandan Shanmugam is a Senior Research Scientist and Lab Manager. He received his PhD from the Indian Veterinary Research Institute in Izatnagar (India) and he completed his postdoctoral fellowship at the Dalhousie University (Canada).

Rachel Pierce

Rachel Pierce

Rachel Pierce is a research assistant. She received her BA in Biology / Health Sciences from Emmanuel College in 2020.

Yiwei Kong

Yiwei Kong

Yiwei Kong is a second year Graduate Student. She received her MS from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China) in 2019.

Mahnia Asadollahi

Mahnia Asadollahi

Mahnia Asadollahi is a first year Graduate Student. She received her BA in Biology from Tehran University in 2020.

Arina Ovchinnikova

Arina Ovchinnikova

Arina Ovchinnikova is a research assistant. She received her BA in Biology-Neuroscience from Emmanuel College in 2022.

Shreya Kumar

Shreya Kumar

Shreya Kumar is an Undergraduate Student who is studying Biology and Mathematics at Northeastern University.

Aribah Baig

Aribah Baig

Aribah Baig is an Undergraduate Student who is studying Cell and Molecular Biology at Northeastern University.

Lilian Bergin

Lilian Bergin

Lillian Bergin is an Undergraduate Student who is studying Behavioral Neuroscience and Design at Northeastern University.

Maya Kanj

Maya Kanj

Maya Kanj is an Undergraduate Student who is studying Biology and Psychology at Northeastern University.

Alumni

Brandon Nguyen

Brandon Nguyen

Undergraduate Research Intern, 2020-2021, Scientist at Moderna

Maria Brasoveanu

Maria Brasoveanu

Undergraduate Research Intern, 2020-2021

Katherine Molloy

Katherine Molloy

Undergraduate Research Intern 2021, Research Volunteer Harvard Medical School.

 

Julianna Milidantri

Julianna Milidantri

Undergraduate Research Intern 2021-2022. Co-OP Alloy Therapeutics.