MHIR’s world-class scientists and staff are moving closer to solving some of our community’s most pressing medical issues, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, pediatric conditions, psychiatric disorders and osteoporosis, just to name a few. There are a total of 19 labs with in the Center for Molecular Medicine. Learn more about the research by selecting their name below.

Faculty Scientists

Staff Scientists

Staff Scientists play an essential role in the laboratory, leading research projects, mentoring postdoctoral fellows and students, and working on obtaining funding. Staff scientists may also participate in teaching graduate level courses and community engagement activities.

Eben G. Estell, PhD
Xianghua Han, PhD
Rebecca Mountain, PhD
Ya-Wei Qiang, PhD
Anthony Robertson, PhD
Barbara Toomey, PhD
Zhaofei Wu, PhD
Xuehui Yang, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellows further their research training under the guidance of a Principal Investigator. Our institutional training program provides support that will develop competency in conceptual knowledge, research and experimental skills, communication skills, leadership and management skills, and the responsible conduct of research. Postdoctoral fellows design and implement a research project, and are encouraged to seek fellowship funding. They are expected to present research results at meetings and in publications, and are a valued component of our research community.

Merelise Ametti, PhD
Carolyn Chlebek, PhD
Tiange Feng,PhD
Ian Gans, PhD
Devesh Kesharwani, PhD
Linyi Liu, PhD
Muhammad Mahib, PhD
Connor Murphy, PhD
Shivangi Pande, PhD
Caroline Picoli, PhD
Sergey Tsibulnikov, PhD

Graduate Students

MHIR participates in two PhD programs, The University of Maine Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering, and the Tufts Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Our Principal Investigators serve as primary mentors for graduate students performing thesis research, and also serve on thesis committees. Students are mentored through a research project, publication, responsible conduct of research, and other aspects important to a career in biomedical research. We provide opportunities for students to travel to present research at meetings and conferences, and to pursue workshops and courses.

Carolina Cora, BS
Samantha Costa, MS
Victoria DeMambro, MS
Logan Douglas, BS
Audrie Langlais, BS
Marissa McGilvrey, BS
Michayla Moore, BS
Madeleine Nowak, BA
Rebecca Peters, BS
Julia Plumb, BS