Current Lab Members
Group Leader. Kasper Lage is an Assistant 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 interested in pursuing a Master’s Degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology to integrate her communication skills with Psychology and Human Resources.
Postdoc. 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.
Jakob Berg Jespersen
Graduate Student – Technical University of Denmark & Broad Institute. Jakob holds his BScEng in Human Life Science Engineering and MScEng in Advanced and Applied Chemistry from the Technical University of Denmark. He is pursuing his PhD in bioinformatics at DTU and the Lage Lab focusing on protein structures and human genomics. He is also an executive team member of the International Society for Computational Biology Student Council.
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 leads the cancer complex compendium (CanComSquared) project, designs new algorithms for analysis of proteomics and genetic data, and has a lot of fun with creating interactive data visualizations.
Staff Scientist. Joy received his PhD in Physics from Cochin University of Science & Technology, India. He is interested in applying computational and bioinformatic methods to understand biological data, with an emphasis on network biology. Current focus is on understanding the genetic factors of congenital diaphragmatic hernia by exome sequencing.
Graduate Student – MIT. Taibo obtained SB in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 2015 and is currently pursuing Master of Engineering studies at the Lage Lab and MIT. He is broadly interested in developing quantitative methods to study biological processes, especially the genetic underpinnings of psychiatric disorders.
Associate 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. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a BS in Bioengineering: Bioinformatics in 2013. Her previous experience is in signal analysis and developing sequencing analysis pipelines for neuroimaging data.
Undergraduate Student – MIT. Anika is a third year undergraduate studying Computer Science and Molecular Biology at MIT. She is interested in the intersection of the two fields as they pertain to medicine, particularly in their power to shorten the timeline for bringing healthcare solutions to patients. She looks forward to being involved in the impact that genomics data and computational techniques will have on the future of medical research.
Undergraduate Student – MIT. Anna is a second year student at MIT studying Computer Science and Molecular Biology. She is passionate about the intersection of these two fields as they relate to medicine and human health and is excited by the potential for computation to improve precision and speed in the patient experience. She has previously conducted research at the NHGRI of the NIH. Outside of the lab, Anna directs xFair (MIT’s spring career fair), dances with the Asian Dance Team, and is a MedLink for her dorm.
Postdoc. 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.