Former Group Members


2017 - 2021
Lauren Surface - Instructor in Medicine
Lauren Surface, PhD, earned her degree in 2014 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her experience spans genetic screens and molecular biology to organismal signaling and bone physiology with ongoing immersion and exposure to experimental and clinical approaches.

2017 - 2021
Ian Li - Research Fellow
Ian Li, PhD, joined the unit in 2017 after earning his PhD in Musculoskeletal Biology at the University of Liverpool, UK, where he received 1st class hours.

2019 - 2020
Chang Liu - Research Fellow
Chang Liu, MD, is a PhD candidate in Internal Medicine at Peking Union Medical Collage in Beijing, China. She worked on the directed differentiation of human iPS cells towards parathyroid cells.

2017 - 2020
Erin Bove-Fenderson - Science Writer
Erin Bove-Fenderson, PhD, worked in the Mannstadt lab as a medical/science writer. She holds a PhD from the Biochemistry Department at Boston University School of Medicine, where she studied the molecular mechanisms of Alzheimer's Disease.

2017 - 2019
Feng Lou - Research Fellow
Feng Lou, DMD, PhD, completed his education at the West China School of Stomatology, Sichuan Univerisity. He worked on the transcriptional regulation of the parathyroids.

Bernstein - Summer Student
As a high school student at Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, Samantha participated in lab work with Dr. Lauren Surface to get first impressions on how a research laboratory works.

Guido van Leeuwen - Graduate Student
Guido has a Bachelor’s in Medicine from VU University in Amsterdam and worked on mouse parathyroid cells with Dr. Li as part of his MD program internship at the VUmc school of Medical Sciences.

2016 - 2018
Emily Gentile - Clinical Research Assistant
Emily graduated from the George Washington University in May 2016 with a degree in public health, after which she joined the Endocrine Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital as a Clinical Research Assistant. Emily worked on both on an extension study of a long-term open label clinical trial investigating full-length recombinant human PTH(1-84) as a replacement therapy in patients with hypoparathyroidism, and a registry study examining the natural history of chronic hypoparathyroidism.

2014 – 2017
Kelly Lauter Roszko – Research Fellow
Dr. Lauter’s interest in Endocrinology began during her M.D., Ph.D. training at the University of Connecticut (supervisor Dr. Andrew Arnold).  After completing residency and Endocrine fellowship at The Massachusetts General Hospital, Kelly worked in Dr. Mannstadt’s laboratory where she created and studied a mouse model for Autosomal-dominant hypocalcemia 2.

2013 - 2016
Bi "David" Ruiye - Research Fellow
Bi “David” Ruiye, DMD, received his dental degree at Sichuan University in Chengdu, China, the oldest and most prestigious dental school in China. He entered a PhD program and joined the Endocrine Unit in March 2013. David developed animal models of hypoparathyroidism and showed the ability of long-acting PTH to correct the mineral abnormalities, a promising approach for the treatment of this disease.

Felicitas Huber – Medical Student
Felicitas came from the LMU University in Munich, Germany and worked as a summer intern to gain research experience. 

Jamasb Sayadi – Intern
Jamasb worked under my supervision as a student of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) Summer Internship Program (HIP) to gain exposure to a research laboratory. He was accepted at Stanford’s MD/PhD program.

2013 – 2016   
Elizabeth Monis – Clinical Coordinato
Elizabeth served as a study coordinator for clinical trials investigating rhPTH(1-84) in hypoparathyroidism.  Elizabeth went to Medical School.

2012 – 2013
Adam Roy – Clinical Coordinator
Adam served as a study coordinator for clinical trials investigating rhPTH(1-84) in hypoparathyroidism, went to Medical School.

2010 – 2011   
Michael Vrla – Clinical Coordinator
Michael served as study coordinator for clinical trials investigating rhPTH(1-84) in hypoparathyroidism. He was accepted at Medical School.

2009 – 2016   
Wenping Zhao – Research Fellow
Dr. Zhao worked as a Research Fellow on characterization of the function of a parathyroid-specific transcription factor using knock-in mice and ChIP-seq, allowing him to develop and enhance his research skills and earning promotion to Instructor at HMS. Dr. Zhao started a research position in industry.

2009 – 2011   
Elizabeth Petit – Research Assistant          
Elizabeth served as a Research Assistant in the wet lab, mastering ELISA assays.

2009 - 2010   
Emily Holick – Research Technician
Emily worked as a lab technician in molecular biology and joined the MD/PhD program at Boston University.

2008 - 2009   
Elizabeth McKay – Clinical Coordinator
Emily served as a study coordinator for the pivotal phase 3 trial investigating human recombinant PTH(1-84) for hypoparathyroidism. She was accepted at Medical School.