Current members

Kasper Lage

Group Leader. Kasper Lage is an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and Director of Bioinformatics of the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Surgery. He is an Associate Member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and a Member of the Leadership Group of the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research of the Broad Institute.

Valentina O. Bakovic

Administrative Assistant. Valentina obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism in 2010 from
Universidad Central de Venezuela. She is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology at MGH Institute of Health Professions, and she also works as Spanish Interpreter.

Nadine Fornelos Martins

Scientific Advisor. Nadine completed her post-doctoral training in the human microbiome with Dr. Ramnik Xavier at the Broad Institute. She recently moved from studying gut microbes to focus on the genetic underpinnings of psychiatric disorders. In the Lage group, she helps coordinate overall lab operations and provides scientific guidance and feedback to the team members in their many exciting projects.

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Heiko Horn

Computational Biologist. Heiko obtained his PhD in health sciences from the University of Copenhagen in 2012. He is interested in the integrated analysis of diverse –omics data. Decided to leave the group to avoid yet another Boston winter misery and is enjoying the Mediterranean climate in Washington DC as a postdoc at the NCI. He still lingers on Slack and Google hangout.

Edyta Małolepsza

Computational Biologist. Edyta got her PhD in theoretical chemistry from University of Warsaw. She worked on projects in the fields of quantum, classical, and statistical mechanics ranging from ab initio calculations for single molecules to modeling aggregation of proteins. In the Lage Lab she designs new algorithms for analysis of proteomics and genetic data, and has a lot of fun with creating interactive data visualizations.

Kalliopi Tsafou

Postdoctoral Researcher. Kalliopi obtained her PhD in health sciences from the University of Copenhagen. She is interested in exploring temporal events that drive disease progression. Her focus is on approaches that rely on the combination of protein interaction networks with temporal proteomic profiling towards illuminating otherwise hidden underlying disease mechanisms.

Sandrine Muller

Postdoctoral Researcher. Sandrine obtained her PhD in neurosciences from the Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School at the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of Lausanne in 2017. She is interested in building Bayesian multivariate causal models of brain diseases integrating diverse -omics and neuroimaging data. She joined the Lage Lab to work on brain and autism-specific protein-protein interaction networks. She is working currently in building brain-specific protein-protein interaction (PPI) networks to identify abnormal PPI networks in autistic patients.

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Fatma Elzahraa Eid

Postdoctoral Researcher. Fatma is a machine learnist and a computer scientist. She designs machine learning solutions for bioinformatics and computational biology problems in the proteomics, chemical therapeutics, and gene therapy fields in collaborations with several labs at the Broad Institute. Fatma loves viruses — she enjoys building machine learning models for fighting viruses or using them in treating diseases! Funded by the Broad Institute Shark Tank, she is leading an exciting collaboration with the vector engineering group (led by Ben Deverman) to leverage deep learning in developing next generation gene therapy vectors.

April Kim

Software Engineer. April joined the Lage Lab with an interest in building large and complex information architecture and developing computational methods for biological understanding of severe psychiatric diseases.

You?

We are hiring for several positions. Email vorozco@mgh.harvard.edu with a CV and cover letter if you are interested in hearing about our openings.