Max Miller

Research Lab Tech I

Education: Eckerd College; Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Bachelor of Science in Marine Science (Biology)

Research Projects: Novel vectors for therapeutic gene transfer in mice

Research Interest: Molecular biology, biochemistry, natural products, marine biology, aquaculture

Career Ambition: I hope to eventually explore deep-sea habitats in pursuit of novel pharmaceuticals.

Memberships: Phi Beta Kappa, American Chemical Society

Awards & Honors: 2020 NOAA Hollings Scholar, graduated with high honors

mmiller72@meei.harvard.edu

Vandenberghe Lab Team

  • Luk H. Vandenberghe, PhD

    Director (on leave)

  • Nerea Zabaleta, PhD

    Investigator

  • Anil Chekuri, PhD

    Investigator

  • Jackson W. Lau, MHA

    Senior Lab Manager

  • Urja Bhatt, MS

    Lead Research Lab Tech

  • Julio Sanmiguel

    Lead Research Lab Tech

  • Reynette Estelien

    Lead Research Lab Tech

  • Michael Florea

    PhD Candidate

  • Jiten Doshi, PhD

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Huachun Liu, PhD

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Aruna Kumar Chelluboyina, PhD

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Paige Osborn

    Program Coordinator

Paige Osborn

Program Coordinator

Education Background: B.S. Health Science Studies from Quinnipiac University

Career Ambition: Continue to explore and pursue opportunities in Healthcare Administration

posborn@meei.harvard.edu

Vandenberghe Lab Team

  • Luk H. Vandenberghe, PhD

    Director (on leave)

  • Nerea Zabaleta, PhD

    Investigator

  • Anil Chekuri, PhD

    Investigator

  • Jackson W. Lau, MHA

    Senior Lab Manager

  • Urja Bhatt, MS

    Lead Research Lab Tech

  • Julio Sanmiguel

    Lead Research Lab Tech

  • Reynette Estelien

    Lead Research Lab Tech

  • Michael Florea

    PhD Candidate

  • Jiten Doshi, PhD

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Huachun Liu, PhD

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Aruna Kumar Chelluboyina, PhD

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Max Miller

    Research Lab Tech I

Aruna Kumar Chelluboyina, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Education Background: Masters in Biotechnology (University of Hyderabad, India), Ph.D. in Biotechnology (Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India)

Research Projects: Translational gene therapy approaches to treat retinal degenerative diseases

Research Interest: Molecular mechanisms underlying retinal degenerative diseases, Gene therapy.

Career Ambition: Contribute to the discoveries which improve human health with my research experience

Awards & Honors: Keshav-Rangnath Excellence in Research Award by Indian Institute of Technology Madras for the Best Research Work for the year 2016.

achelluboyina@meei.harvard.edu

Vandenberghe Lab Team

  • Luk H. Vandenberghe, PhD

    Director (on leave)

  • Nerea Zabaleta, PhD

    Investigator

  • Anil Chekuri, PhD

    Investigator

  • Jackson W. Lau, MHA

    Senior Lab Manager

  • Urja Bhatt, MS

    Lead Research Lab Tech

  • Julio Sanmiguel

    Lead Research Lab Tech

  • Reynette Estelien

    Lead Research Lab Tech

  • Michael Florea

    PhD Candidate

  • Jiten Doshi, PhD

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Huachun Liu, PhD

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Paige Osborn

    Program Coordinator

  • Max Miller

    Research Lab Tech I

Huachun Liu, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Education Background: BS in Agronomy, Zhejiang University, China; PhD in Molecular Biology, UCLA

Research Projects: Capsid engineering of AAV

Research Interest: Delivery method for gene therapy

Career Ambition: Develop translational products to benefit patients

hliu41@meei.harvard.edu

Vandenberghe Lab Team

  • Luk H. Vandenberghe, PhD

    Director (on leave)

  • Nerea Zabaleta, PhD

    Investigator

  • Anil Chekuri, PhD

    Investigator

  • Jackson W. Lau, MHA

    Senior Lab Manager

  • Urja Bhatt, MS

    Lead Research Lab Tech

  • Julio Sanmiguel

    Lead Research Lab Tech

  • Reynette Estelien

    Lead Research Lab Tech

  • Michael Florea

    PhD Candidate

  • Jiten Doshi, PhD

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Aruna Kumar Chelluboyina, PhD

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Paige Osborn

    Program Coordinator

  • Max Miller

    Research Lab Tech I

Jiten Doshi, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Education: Bachelors and Masters in Biotechnology, Doctoral degree in Synthetic Biology

Research Projects: I am undertaking the existing challenge associated with the manufacturing of AAV vectors by adopting a synthetic biology approach in engineering the key molecular determinants.

Research Interest: Gene Therapy, Synthetic Biology, DNA/RNA therapeutics, Viral vectors development/engineering

Career Ambition: Development of genetic medicines while using the principles of synthetic biology

Awards & Honors: Scholarships for both Masters and Bachelors studies from the respective educational institutions.

jdoshi1@meei.harvard.edu

Vandenberghe Lab Team

  • Luk H. Vandenberghe, PhD

    Director (on leave)

  • Nerea Zabaleta, PhD

    Investigator

  • Anil Chekuri, PhD

    Investigator

  • Jackson W. Lau, MHA

    Senior Lab Manager

  • Urja Bhatt, MS

    Lead Research Lab Tech

  • Julio Sanmiguel

    Lead Research Lab Tech

  • Reynette Estelien

    Lead Research Lab Tech

  • Michael Florea

    PhD Candidate

  • Huachun Liu, PhD

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Aruna Kumar Chelluboyina, PhD

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Paige Osborn

    Program Coordinator

  • Max Miller

    Research Lab Tech I

Michael Florea

PhD Candidate

Education: BSc – Biology, Imperial College London, MSc – Biotechnology, ETH Zurich

Research Project: Engineering AAVs to study hematopoiesis and aging

mflorea@g.harvard.edu

Vandenberghe Lab Team

  • Luk H. Vandenberghe, PhD

    Director (on leave)

  • Nerea Zabaleta, PhD

    Investigator

  • Anil Chekuri, PhD

    Investigator

  • Jackson W. Lau, MHA

    Senior Lab Manager

  • Urja Bhatt, MS

    Lead Research Lab Tech

  • Julio Sanmiguel

    Lead Research Lab Tech

  • Reynette Estelien

    Lead Research Lab Tech

  • Jiten Doshi, PhD

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Huachun Liu, PhD

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Aruna Kumar Chelluboyina, PhD

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Paige Osborn

    Program Coordinator

  • Max Miller

    Research Lab Tech I

Reynette Estelien

Lead Research Lab Tech

Education: BS in Biological Sciences/Biotech, University of Massachusetts Lowell, RALAT Certified, Certificate in Biomedical Laboratory Sciences, Boston University

Research Project: Gene Therapy

Research Interest: Gene therapy and drug discovery

Career Ambition: To further my study in Animal Research and Epidemiology

Membership: Member of New England Branch for American Association of Laboratory Animal Sciences (NEBAALAS)

reynette_estelien@meei.harvard.edu

Vandenberghe Lab Team

  • Luk H. Vandenberghe, PhD

    Director (on leave)

  • Nerea Zabaleta, PhD

    Investigator

  • Anil Chekuri, PhD

    Investigator

  • Jackson W. Lau, MHA

    Senior Lab Manager

  • Urja Bhatt, MS

    Lead Research Lab Tech

  • Julio Sanmiguel

    Lead Research Lab Tech

  • Michael Florea

    PhD Candidate

  • Jiten Doshi, PhD

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Huachun Liu, PhD

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Aruna Kumar Chelluboyina, PhD

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Paige Osborn

    Program Coordinator

  • Max Miller

    Research Lab Tech I

Julio Sanmiguel

Lead Research Lab Tech

Education: B.Sc., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, U. of Miami; ALM, Biotechnology, Harvard Extension School (in progress)

Research Project: Quality Control, Vector Characterization, Nucleic Acid Quantification, Discovery Group

Research Interest: AAV Structure, Virology, Biology of Memory, Personal Medicine

Career Ambition: Ph.D. and long life learning

Membership: ASGCT

julio_sanmiguel@meei.harvard.edu

Vandenberghe Lab Team

  • Luk H. Vandenberghe, PhD

    Director (on leave)

  • Nerea Zabaleta, PhD

    Investigator

  • Anil Chekuri, PhD

    Investigator

  • Jackson W. Lau, MHA

    Senior Lab Manager

  • Urja Bhatt, MS

    Lead Research Lab Tech

  • Reynette Estelien

    Lead Research Lab Tech

  • Michael Florea

    PhD Candidate

  • Jiten Doshi, PhD

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Huachun Liu, PhD

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Aruna Kumar Chelluboyina, PhD

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Paige Osborn

    Program Coordinator

  • Max Miller

    Research Lab Tech I

Urja Bhatt, MS

Lead Research Lab Tech

Education: MS Molecular and Cell Biology, B.Tech Biotechnology

Research Project: Use diverse molecular biology tools to perform cloning

Research Interest: Synthetic Biology, Molecular Biology

Career Ambition:

  • Short-term: Achieve excellence in practicing my education, skills and expertise in Molecular Biology & Bioanalytical techniques.
  • Long-Term: Gain meaningful experience to work for betterment of society.

Awards and Honors:

  • Awarded GOLD MEDAL & Merit Scholarship in Biotechnology for consistently outstanding performance, D.Y. Patil University, 2016.
  • Accorded prestigious Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE), Gov. of India, 2011.
  • Won Amul Vidya Bhusan award for academic excellence in science stream, 2011.
  • Awarded Certificate of Honor and Memento by current Prime Minister of India, Shree Narendra Modi for participation in National Biodiversity Quiz, 2007

urja_bhatt@meei.harvard.edu

Vandenberghe Lab Team

  • Luk H. Vandenberghe, PhD

    Director (on leave)

  • Nerea Zabaleta, PhD

    Investigator

  • Anil Chekuri, PhD

    Investigator

  • Jackson W. Lau, MHA

    Senior Lab Manager

  • Julio Sanmiguel

    Lead Research Lab Tech

  • Reynette Estelien

    Lead Research Lab Tech

  • Michael Florea

    PhD Candidate

  • Jiten Doshi, PhD

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Huachun Liu, PhD

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Aruna Kumar Chelluboyina, PhD

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Paige Osborn

    Program Coordinator

  • Max Miller

    Research Lab Tech I

Jackson W. Lau, MHA

Senior Lab Manager

Education Background: MHA, Boston College. B.S., Premedical and Health Studies, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Research interest: Virology

Career Ambition: Institution/system level research lab management, standardization and improved utilization of resources from both research and clinical fields.

jackson_lau@meei.harvard.edu

 

Vandenberghe Lab Team

  • Luk H. Vandenberghe, PhD

    Director (on leave)

  • Nerea Zabaleta, PhD

    Investigator

  • Anil Chekuri, PhD

    Investigator

  • Urja Bhatt, MS

    Lead Research Lab Tech

  • Julio Sanmiguel

    Lead Research Lab Tech

  • Reynette Estelien

    Lead Research Lab Tech

  • Michael Florea

    PhD Candidate

  • Jiten Doshi, PhD

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Huachun Liu, PhD

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Aruna Kumar Chelluboyina, PhD

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Paige Osborn

    Program Coordinator

  • Max Miller

    Research Lab Tech I

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