People

Needleman lab members come from diverse backgrounds to work together to study biological self-organizing. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where everyone can learn and grow.

Please contact Dan directly about interest in joining the lab, and reach out to any lab members about specific projects, research at Harvard, or with other questions! (You can access our emails by clicking on each lab member's name.)

Maya Anjur-Dietrich

 

Maya Anjur-Dietrich

Graduate student (Applied Physics)
Research Area: the spindle
Outreach: Boston public schools tutoring program; MCB Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging task force

 

Easun Arunachalam

Easun Arunachalam

Graduate student (Molecular and Cellular Biology)
Research Area: cellular energetics
Outreach: Los Angeles County Science and Engineering Fair

Yu-Chen Chao

Yu-Chen Chao

Graduate student (Applied Physics, joint with Fakhri Lab, MIT)
Research Area: cellular energetics

Will Conway

Will Conway

Graduate student (Physics)
Research Area: the spindle

Frank Costanzo

Administrative coordinator

Gloria Ha

Gloria Ha

Graduate student (Systems, Synthetic, and Quantitative Biology)
Research Area: the spindle
Outreach: HPREP

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Bill Ireland

Postdoctoral fellow (Applied Physics)
Research Area: cellular energetics

Olenka Jain

Olenka Jain

Undergraduate student (Harvard College)

Colm Kelleher

Colm Kelleher (personal website)
Postdoctoral fellow (Molecular and Cellular Biology)
Research Area: the spindle, pre-implantation embryo development
Outreach: TED-Ed; science writing; BioBus; SoftBites; MathForAmerica

Brian Leahy

Brian Leahy

Postdoctoral fellow (Molecular and Cellular Biology)
Research Area: pre-implantation embryo development

Bezia Lemma

Graduate student (Physics, joint with Dogic Lab, UCSB)
Research Area: the spindle
Outreach: LabOnTheCheap

Daniel Needleman

Principal investigator (Applied Physics, Molecular and Cellular Biology)
Outreach: Lab tours, lectures, workshops, recruitment

Marta Venturas

Marta Venturas

Graduate student (Molecular and Cellular Biology)
Research Area: cellular energetics, pre-implantation embryo development

Hai-Yin Wu

Postdoctoral fellow (Molecular and Cellular Biology)
Reseach Area: the spindle

Helen Yang

Helen Yang

Graduate student (Biophysics)
Research Area: pre-implantation embryo development

Xingbo

Xingbo Yang

Postdoctoral fellow (Molecular and Cellular Biology)
Research Area: cellular energetics

 

Alumni

Jan Brugues, Postdoctoral Fellow
Liz Cam, Undergraduate Student
Manqi Deng, Research Fellow
Reza Farhadifar, Postdoctoral Fellow
Peter Foster, Graduate Student
Sebastian Fürthauer, Postdoctoral Fellow
Yang Gao, Undergraduate Student
Timur Gatanov, Graduate Student
Sebastian Gonzalez La Corte, Undergraduate Student
Bryan Kaye, Graduate Student
Noah Langowitz, Graduate Student
Kylie Ray Lee, Undergraduate Student
Daniyar Nurgaliev, Graduate Student
Doogie Oh, Postdoctoral Fellow
Tim Sanchez, Postdoctoral Fellow
Younes Sherkat, Undergraduate Student
Jose Soto, Undergraduate Student
Tae Yeon Yoo, Graduate Student
Che-Hang Yu, Graduate Student

Lab Visitors

Leslie Beh
Tim Campion
Sitara Chapman
Philip Kang
Gunar Fabig
Basak Gonen
Soichi Hirokawa
Nilay Kuşcu
Tarjinder Sing

Olivia Stiehl