Tsurumi carries on a family tradition of biomedical research

Amy Tsurumi, PhD, a postdoctoral researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital, is investigating new methods to predict vulnerability to infections in burn and trauma patients.


Bouta investigating the role of the lymphatic system in disease

Echoe Bouta, PhD, is working to understand the mechanisms of lipedema, a chronic lymphatic disorder that manifests in increased fat in the lower limbs and causes dramatic, painful swelling.


Parada hopes to make an impact in research and treatment for kidney disease

Xavier Parada, MD, a native of El Salvador, is working to find new ways to diagnose and treat chronic kidney disease, a problem of "enormous proportions."


Why does arthritis persist—and sometimes get worse—after a Lyme disease infection?

Robert Lochhead, PhD, is a postdoctoral researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital studying Lyme-disease related arthritis and the relationships between infection and autoimmunity.


How good does your vision need to be to drive safely?

Mojtaba Moharrer, PhD, a postdoctoral researcher at the Mass General-affiliated Schepens Eye Research Institute, is working on new strategies to keep the independence that driving provides for visually impaired operators, while making the roads safer for all drivers.


Fenn plans to trade in her lab coat for a business suit

After a productive stint as a postdoctoral researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital, Ashley Fenn, PhD, is preparing for her next career move—but it's not where you might think.


Falkard helps to make a difference by testing a cholera vaccine in Haiti

Brie Falkard, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital, has been working to test the effectiveness of a vaccine for cholera in Haiti, with the hope of preventing another devastating outbreak of the disease in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.


She watches worms while they sleep

Hayley Mattison, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Joshua Kaplan, PhD, where she is studying the neuronal circuits of tiny worms to learn more about the processes that the brain uses to allow and maintain a state of sleep.


Family history fuels quest to learn more about Alzheimer's disease

Carla D'Avanzo, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Doo Yeon Kim, PhD. She is part of a team that developed a gel matrix capable of reproducing the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease in a more lifelike 3D environment.


My time with the Mass General Postdoc Association

What can the Mass General Postdoc Association do for you? Carla D'Avanzo, PhD, the Advising Chair of the MGPA, talks about what she's learned from being a part of the organization, and encourages other postdocs to find out more.


Advice for incoming postdocs

Experienced postdoctoral researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital Postdoc Association offer their words of wisdom for postdocs who are early in their training at the institution.

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