Principal Investigator Mass Eye and Ear, Mass General Hospital, Broad Institute
Dr. Daniel Faden is a Head and Neck Surgiocal Oncologist and Translational Scientist. He completed residency training in Otolaryngology– Head and Neck Surgery at UCSF followed by clinical fellowships at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in both Advanced Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery and Cranial Base Surgery. His clinical practice focuses on head and neck and cranial base cancers with a particular interest and expertise in minimally invasive head and neck cancer surgery (TORS, TOLS, endoscopic cranial base surgery). Prior to Boston, he was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Scholar at the National Institutes of Health/ National Human Genome Research Institute and completed a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh under Robert Ferris, MD, PhD.
Shohreh Varmeh received her Ph.D. in cancer biology from Karolinska Institute. Her thesis work focused on identifying genes regulated by the tumor suppressor gene p53. Her post-doctoral trainings at Mount Sinai School of Medicine (NYC) and Beth Israel Medical Center (Boston) focused on signaling pathways, DNA damage response, cell cycle checkpoints, tumor suppressor genes and oncogenes. She worked as staff scientist at Koch Institute at MIT before joining the Faden Lab as senior lab manager/staff scientist.
Maoxuan (Mao) is a computational biologist and a former radiologist. He earned his medical degree from China Medical University, Shenyang, China. He switched his career from radiology to bioinformatics impressed by the great translational capability of bioinformatics and its significant benefits for human health. He received his Master and Doctorate degrees in Bioinformatics and Genomics from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and had worked at the University of Michigan on human cardiovascular genomics and at the Forsyth Institute on the human oral microbiome. His research focuses on integrating information from multi-omics data to draw a comprehensive landscape of head and neck cancers.
Connor is a medical student at Tufts University School of Medicine who is spending a year in the Faden Lab studying head and neck cancer genomics. He grew up in Seattle, WA and attended Claremont McKenna College where he received a B.A. in Biology. He has also earned a Masters in Biomedical Sciences from Tufts. He is part of a Pet Therapy team with his golden retriever, Dublin. He hopes to pursue a career in Otolaryngology Head and Neck surgery.
Nataliaattended Barnard College of Columbia University, graduating cum laude with majors in Neuroscience and English. She wrote her honors thesis on noninvasive neuromodulation of cognition and motivation using focused ultrasound.She enjoys finding new books to read, trying new recipes, and training her kitten, Luna, to go for walks. She hopes to attend medical school and specialize in neurology or oncology.
Monicaattended the University of Rochester and received a BA in Psychology while juggling pre- med requirements, greek life, and varsity athletics. She enjoys cooking, travelling, and working out. She plans to attend graduate school and pursue a career in sports psychology. Monica helps support CTC and cell free DNA liquid biopsy clinical trial patient accruals for the Faden Lab.
Daniel is a final year medical student at Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia. During his year in Faden Lab, he is working on the immunogenomics of head and neck cancer. In his spare time he enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends. He plans to pursue a career in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
Markus is a medical student at the Medical University of Vienna in Austria. He received his BA in International Business Administration and Chinese at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. During medical school, he started participating in head and neck cancer research focusing on radiosensitization and biomarker discovery, which lead to him joining the Faden Lab. Markus is an avid runner, hiker and skier. He hopes to specialize in Otolaryngology-Head and neck surgery.
Kim is in her final year of medical training at Vrije Universiteit (VU), Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She hopes to pursue a career in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. In the Faden Lab, Kim is working on Sinonasal SCC genomics.
Julia is a senior pre-medical honors student at Suffolk University studying biology and chemistry with a concentration in health careers. In addition to her research at Mass Eye and Ear, she has been studying neuronal signaling inCaenorhabditis elegans. Julia likes to spend time with her dogs, ski, and occasionally go sky diving. After her undergraduate studies, her goal is to go to medical school and eventually become a surgeon.
Rishabh is a medical student at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. He grew up in Westford, MA and attended Saint Louis University where he received a B.S. in Health Management. His interests include soccer, dancing, and cooking.