Hasan Lab Alumni


Lab Member

Current Position

2019- 2022Pushpamali De Silva, PhD
Research Fellow
Pushpamali is a molecular immunologist and she obtained her PhD from the Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium. Her research in the Hasan group mainly focused on evaluating the antitumor immune response to pancreatic cancer treated with photodynamic therapy. Now she is a research fellow in DFCI, Boston.
2019-2021Zhaohui Sunny Zhou, PhD
Sunny’s laboratory at Northeastern University works on proteins chemistry, analysis and engineering. One program is the development of light-activated protein-based biologics via bioconjugation of proteins.
2018-2021Shoaib Ashraf, DVM, PhDShoaib is a biologist (with specialties in Parasitology & Microbiology). He was part of the sub-microbiology group of our lab. His research is mainly on exploiting photodynamic therapy to treat and diagnose deadly malaria. He also works on novel platforms to treat and predict antibiotic-resistant pathogens. Currently he works at McGill University as Assistant Professor.

Jose Quilez Alburquerque, MS

Jose’s previous research in the Hasan lab focused on evaluating the efficacy of ruthenium(II) complexes in cancer cells and microbes. After earning his PhD from the Complutense University of Madrid, he has returned to the Hasan Lab as a Research Fellow


Akilan Palanisami, PhD

Aki’s research is on tumor-targeted, activatable photoimmunotherapy for selective destruction of cancer micrometastasis. Educated at the University of Illinois (PhD) and Cornell University (M.E and BE in physics).
2019-2020 Hanna Camille Thomsen, PhD

Hanna now works as a 3D Imagist Specialist at ZEISS Microscopy in Seattle Washington. Hanna received her PHD from the Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Gothenburg, studying biophotonics

2018-2020Joseph WR Swain, BS

(Chemistry – PhD program)
After working for 2 years as a Research Technician at the Hasan Lab, Joseph is now a PhD student in Chemistry at Rice University, at Houston, Texas focused on peptide and supramolecular chemistry.

2018-2020 Xiaodong Ding, MD PhD


2013-2019Girgis Obaid, PhD

Assistant Professor
The University of Texas at Dallas

2019Qura Tul Ain

(PhD Candidate)
The Islamia University, Pakistan


2019Susan Callaghan, PhD

MSAT Senior Specialist at Alexion, Dublin Ireland. After graduating from Trinity College Dublin in 2016 with an Honours degree in Chemistry and in 2020 with a PhD in Organic Chemistry, Susan worked as a visiting researcher at Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Her work at the Hasan Lab included performing invitro and in vivo experiments and biological assays using photodynamic tools. In her current role, she develops process unit operations including chromatography and TFF.

2019Shalin Shetty
As a Research Technician at the Hasan Lab, he worked on synthesizing nano-liposomal constructs with the aim of enhancing drug delivery of photosensitizers to components of the pancreatic cancer tumor microenvironment. He is now a Senior Clinical Study Administrator at Alexion Pharmaceuticals.
2018-2019Marvin Xavierselvan

After working as a Research Technician at the Hasan Lab, Marvin is now a PhD Candidate at Tufts University.

2015-2019Amjad Pervez Khan, PhD (Research Scientist)



Michael Pigula


(PhD Candidate)
After attending Boston College for his BS degree, Michael worked at the Hasan Lab as a Research Technician. Now a part of the Schultz Lab at Scripps Research, he is pursuing his PhD

2018-2019Rei Haraoka, MD(Department of Neurosurgery)
Tokyo Medical University

Tufts University. A frequent collaborator with the Hasan Lab, Valli is now an Assistant professor at Tufts and runs her own lab there (the integrated Biofunctional and Therapeutics Laboratory or iBIT). Her research focuses on utilizing non-invasive acoustic and optical imaging techniques with nanomaterials and biological models to understand the structural, functional, molecular and biomechanical heterogeneity of pathologies such as cancer. She was a Research Fellow and Assistant Professor at the Hasan Lab.

2016-2018Shubhankar Nath, DVM, PhD

Shubhankar is a Senior Scientist at Sensei Bio. His specialties are D Organoids and Characterization • CDX and PDX Tumor Models • PDX Organoid Model for Drug-screening • FACS • RNAi-lentivirus • MSD • High-content imaging • Cell Painting • 3D Image Analysis & Rendering • CRISPR

2000-2018Imran Rizvi, PhD

(Assistant Professor)
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

2015-2018Jerrin Kuriakose, PhD

Cooley LLP

2016-2018Baldeep Gandhi, Program Manager

Now studying in Northeastern University Boston, MA

2012-2018Huang-Chiao (Joe) Huang, PhD

(Assistant Professor)
University of Maryland

Currently Joe is also collaborating with the Hasan Lab as well.
2015-2018Yan Baglo, PhD

(postdoctoral research associate)
University of Maryland

2015-2017Mans Broekgaarden, PhD

(Postdoctoral Fellow)
Université Grenoble Alpes

2015-2017Ahmed Alkhateeb, PhD

Director, Oncology External Innovation at Sanofi, MA

2014-2016Daniela Vecchio, PhD(Clinical Research Scientist)
Boston Biomedical
2014-2017Anne-Laure Bulin, PhD(FRM Research Fellow)
2014-2016Joyce Liu(MD-PhD Candidate)
University of Pennsylvania, PA
2014Jia Chen, MD, PhD,

(Attending Physician)
Shanghai Skin Disease Hospital, China

2014Nan Xu, MD, PhD(Associate Professor/Administrative Director of Dermatology)
Shanghai East Hospital, Tongji University Shanghai, China
2013-2014Heather Gudejko, PhD(Product Scientist II)
Cell Signaling Technologies
2013-2014Rehab Amin, PhD(Assistant Professor)
National Institute of Laser Enhanced Science (NILES) Cairo University, Egypt
2012-2015Kohei Watanabe, PhD(Senior Scientist)
Canon U.S.A., Inc. & Wellman Center for Photomedicine.
2012-2014Chun-Te (Patrick) Chiang, PhD(Research Scientist)
Center for Applied Molecular Medicine, University of Southern California, CA
2012-2014Sultan Sibel Erdem, PhD(Assistant Professor)
Isantbul Medipol University, International School of Medicine, Turkey
2012-2013Ashwini Ghogare, M.Sc(Senior Chemist)
Cambridge Isotope Laboratories, Inc., Andover
2012-2013Ruth Goldschmidt, PhD(Research Scientist)
The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
2011Toshihiro Kushibiki, PhD(Associate Professor)
National Defense Medical College, Japan
2011Wael Al-Daraji, MD, PhD(Consulting Dermatologist)
Al-Seef Hospital, Kuwait
2011-2014Shazia Khan, PhD(Scientific Editor/Scientist)
2011-2013Lawrence B. Mensah, D.Phil (PhD)(Postdoctoral Research Associate)
Department of Chemical Engineering, The Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, MIT
2011-2013Lei Z. Zheng, PhD(Director Business Development)
Fortress Biotech
2011-2013Sriram Anbil, BS(Medical Student)
University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio, TX
2011-2012R. Bryan Sears, PhD(Assistant Professor of Chemistry)
Emmanuel College Boston, MA
2011-2012Stanley Kimani, PhD(Field Application Scientist)
2010-2013Shifalika Tangutoori, PhD(Postdoctoral Research Associate)
Northeastern University Boston, MA
2010-2012Iqbal Massodi, PhD(Pharmacy Managert)
Rite-Aid,Williamsburg, VA
2009-2011Stefan Elrington(Consultant)
The Boston Consulting Group
2009-2011Youssef Mir, PhD(Research Fellow)
Centre de biochimie Structurale CNRS UMR 5048 – UM 1 – INSERM UMR 1054 Montpellier Cedex – France
2008-2011Adnan Abu Yousif, PhD(Cancer Pharamcology Scientist)
Takeda Oncology, Cambridge, MA
2008-2010Prakash R. Rai, PhD(Assistant Professor)
University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA
2008-2010Toshihiro Kushibiki, PhD(Associate Professor)
National Defense Medical College, Osaka University, Japan
2008-2010Ramtin Rahmanzadeh, PhD(Research Group Leader)
University of Lübeck, Germany
2008-2009Conor Evans, PhD(Assistant Professor)
Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
2008-2009Yupeng TuBiotech Healthcare
2007-2012Jonathan Celli, PhD
(Assistant Professor)
University of Massachusetts Boston, MA
Currently, Jonathan continues his collaborations with the Hasan Lab studying PDT therapy solutions for oral cancer. http://www.quantum.umb.edu/Celli/
2007-2011Xiang Zheng, PhD(Senior Staff Scientist)
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Pearl River, NY
2007-2011Ulysses Sallum, PhD(Licensing Manager)
Partners Healthcare Boston, MA
2007-2009Daniel Neuman, PhD(Licensing Manager II, Innovation)
Partners, Healthcare, Boston, MA
2006-2013Sarika Verma, PhD(Clinical Manager)
Healthcare Optics Research Laboratory, Canon, Boston, MA
2006-2009Humra Athar, PhD(Senior Research Scientist)
Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
2006-2008Arshi Malik, PhD(Assistant Professor)
College of Medicine, King Khalid University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2006-07Gregory Watt, PhD(Research Fellow)
Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital,
Boston, MA
2005-2007Wei Zhong, PhD(Research Navigator)
Harvard Catalyst, The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
2005-2007Thomas Stepinac, PhD (Research Fellow)
Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
2004-2009Oleg E. Akilov, MD, PhD(Assistant Professor)
Department of Dermatology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
2004-2008Sung K. Chang, PhD(Principal Systems Engineer)
Amgen, Thousand Oaks, CA
2004-06Kathleen O’Riordan, PhD(Biotechnology Professional)
PARAXEL Technology
2004-05Amor Khachemoune, MD, CWS(Dermatologist, Clinical Instructor)
SUNY Downstate Medical Center Brooklyn, NY
2004Brett Johnson, PhD(Research Scientist)
Novartis, Cambridge, MA
2003-2004Juan Benavides, MS(Research Engineer)
2003-06Sachiko Kosaka, MD, PhD(Senior Assistant Professor)
Nippon Medical School Tokyo, Japan
2003-05Ralph Peteranderl, PhD(Research Fellow)
Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
2002-07Nicolas Solban, PhD(Associate Principal Scientist)
2002-02Mabubur Bhuiyan, MBBS, Ph.D.(Research Fellow)
Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
2001-03Edward Maytin, MD, PhD
(Assistant Professor, Assistant Staff, practicing Dermatologist)
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Currently, Ed continues to work with the Hasan Lab on joint grants studying PDT. https://www.lerner.ccf.org/bme/maytin/
2001-03Pål Selbo, PhD(Scientist)
Institute for Cancer Research, The Norwegian Radium Hospital, Oslo, Norway
2001-03Marietta Ambrose, MD(Research Fellow)
Tufts University Medical School / New England Medical Center, Boston, MA
2001-03Lisa Goel, MS(Company Founder)
Nanobiosym, Inc., Medford, MA
2000-03Tri A. Dinh, M.D.(Physician)
Gynecologic Oncology, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
2000-02David Sharlin, Ph.D.(Assistant Professor)
Department of Biological Sciences at Minnesota State University, Mankato
2000-Alok Sinha, MD(Resident Physician)
Dept. of Family Medicine, Lutheran Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
1999-03Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth, M.D.(Professor and Chair)
Medical University of Vienna, Department of Ophthalmology, Vienna, Austria
1999-02Marcela del Carmen, M.D., MPH(Clinical Director)
Gillette Center for Gynecologic Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
1999-01Anne Moor, Ph.D.(Industry)
The Netherlands (exact location unknown)
1999-00Boleslav Kosharskyy, Ph.D.(Assistant Professor)
Dept of Anesthesiology, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
1998-99Máire Doyle, Ph.D.(Research Associate)
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
1998-99Hans Guenther Loew, M.Sc.(Graduate Student)
University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
1998-99Laurence Booth, Ph.D.(Postdoctoral Fellow)
UK (current location unknown)
1998-99Krishnan Rajagopalan, Ph.D.(Managing Partner-Industry)
Tysons Corner, McLean, VA
1998-99Claudia Alge, M.D.(Resident)
Dept of Opthalmology, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
1998-00Mark Savellano(Manager)
Fluroescent Imaging Laboratory, Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Lebanon, NH
1997-98Akira Ito, M.D., Ph.D.(Staff)
Department of Dermatology, Kobe University School of Medicine, Kobe, Japan
1997Michael Lein, M.D.(Professor Doctor)
Dept. of Urology, University Hospital Charitè, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
1997Nedret Altiok, M.D.(Associate Professor)
Pharmacology & Institute of Medical Sciences, Istanbul Science University, Istanbul, Turkey
1995-98Nikos Soukos, D.D.S.(Founder and Director)
Applied Molecular Photomedicine Laboratory, Forsyth Institute, Boston, MA
1995-97JoAnn Buczek-Thomas, Ph.D.(Instructor)
Dept. of Biochemistry, Boston University School of Med, Boston, MA
Trauner, M.D.
Kaiser Oakland Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery, Oakland, CA
1995-96Brian Pogue, PhD
Professor of Engineering Dartmouth Dean of Graduate Studies Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH
Brian continues to collaborate with the Hasan Lab studying Optics in medicine and PDT. https://engineering.dartmouth.edu/community/faculty/brian-pogue
1995-96Linda Duska, M.D.(Assistant Professor)
Dept. of Gynecologic Oncology, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
1995-96Martijn van Duijn(Ph.D. Program)
Dept. of Medical Biochemistry, State University Leiden, Leiden, Netherlands
1994-96Bernhard Ortel, M.D.(Associate Professor of Medicine)
University of Chicago Medical Center Chicago, IL
1994-96Kelly Molpus, M.D.(Associate Professor and Chief)
Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
1994-96Tetsuo Momma, M.D.(Staff)
The 2nd National Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
1994-95Marco Del Governatore, M.D.(Staff)
Dept. of Surgery, University Hospital, Bologna, Italy
1994-95Giampaolo Ugolini, M.D.(Staff)
Dept. of Surgery, University Hospital, Bologna, Italy
1993-95Elisabeth Jeremiasse(Industrial Scientist)
The Netherlands
1993-94Beatrice Aveline, Ph.D.(Instructor)
Wellman Laboratories of Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
1993-94Benedicte van den Bergh,(Ph.D. Candidate)
Dept. of Medicinal Photochemistry, Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands
1993-94George Wagnieres, Ph.D.(Associate Professor)
LPAS, Batiment di Chemie, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
1992-94Daniel Kato, M.D.(Assistant Professor)
University of California San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
1992Fernando E. Kaffe, M.D., F.A.C.S.Sacred Heart Hospital and Baptist Hospital, Peripheral Vascular and Endovascular Care, Pensacola, Florida
1991-94Seiichi Iinuma, M.D.(Staff)
Saiseikai Chuoh Hospital, Dept. of Urology, Tokyo, Japan
1991-93Chandra Sekar, M.D.(Resident)
Boston University Medical School, Boston, MA
1991-92Amitava Chatterjee, Ph.D.(Head)
Dept. of Biochemistry, Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, Calcutta, India
1991-92Ulrich Hermanto, M.D. Ph.D.New York University, New York, NY
1991-92Dani Vooijs(Research Scientist)
Industry, The Netherlands
1990-92Barbara Goff, M.D.(Professor)
Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA
1989-92W. Gregory Roberts, Ph.D.(Research Scientist)
University of California San Diego Cancer Center, San Diego, CA
1989-92Paolo Ortu, M.D.(Staff)
Dept. of Vascular Surgery, General Hospital, Sardinia
1989-91Rüdiger Bachor, M.D.(Assistant Professor)
Dept. of Urology, Urologische Universitätsklinik Ulm, Ulm, Germany
1989-91Manfred Scholz, Ph.D.(Senior Scientist)
Bioconsulting Lafaire & Partner, Cambridge, MA
1988-90Katsumi Hanada, M.D.(Professor and Chairman)
Dept. of Dermatology, Hirosaki University School of Medicine, Hirosaki, Japan
1987-94Anthony Cincotta, Ph.D.(President and CEO)
Gematria Sciences, LLC., Tiverton, RI
1987Aliki Tserkezoglou, M.D., Ph.D.(Faculty)
Dept. of Gynecology, Athens Hospital, Athens, Greece
1986-89Christopher Shea, M.D.(Associate Professor and Chief of Dermatopathology)
Dept. of Pathology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
1986-89Kenneth Linden, Ph.D., M.D.Dermatology/Dermatologic Oncology, UCI Medical Center, Irvine, CA
1986-88Mark Latina, M.D.(Associate Clinical Professor)
Tufts-New England Medical Center, Mass Eye & Ear, and MGH, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
1984-86Annette Thomas, Ph.D.(Editor)
Nature, London, United Kingdom
1982-84Dorina Abdulah, M.D.(Staff)
Dept. of Geriatrics, Spaulding Rehabilitation Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
We are very proud of our over 250 former lab members who are changing the way the world sees and uses photodynamic therapy