Kern Lab Alumni


Below is a list of Kern Lab alumni and their "last known" (and hopefully current) position. If you are an alumnus and want to update your listing, please contact the webmaster or submit an Issue / PR on GitHub.

Daniel Woldring - Postdoctoral Fellow

2017 - 2019
Current Position: Assistant Professor @ Michigan State University

Julia Tartaglia - Undergraduate Student

2017 - 2019
Current Position: Graduate Student @ UC Berkeley

Marc Hoemberger - Graduate Student / Postdoctoral Fellow

2013 - 2019
Current Position: Scientist @ Biogen

Chiquita McCoy-Crisp - Undergraduate Student

2017 - 2018

Julius Rentergent - Postdoctoral Fellow

2016 - 2017

Yizhi Sun - Postdoctoral Fellow

2015 - 2017
Current Position: Research Fellow - Spiegelman Lab @ Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School

Steffen Kutter - Postdoctoral Fellow

2009 - 2017
Current Position: Scientist @ Xtal BioStructures

Christopher Wilson - Graduate Student / Postdoctoral Fellow

2011 - 2017
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow - Liu Lab @ Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Charlene Tribbett-Talley - Administrative Assistant

2005 - 2017
Current Position: Admin Lead to VP of Clinical Research, Head & Executive Director Portfolio Strategy @ Pfizer

Vy Nguyen - Graduate Student / Postdoctoral Fellow

2011 - 2017
Current Position: Scientist @ Relay Therapeutics

Sara Gelles-Watnick - Undergraduate Student

2015 - 2017
Current Position: Research Associate II @ Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Ayantu Temesgen - Undergraduate Student

2015 - 2017
Current Position: Harvard Medical School

Adelajda Zorba - Graduate Student / Postdoctoral Fellow

Thesis: Mechanism of Aurora A kinase activation and catalysis

2009 - 2016
Current Position: Scientist @ Biogen

Roman Agafonov - Postdoctoral Fellow

2010 - 2016
Current Position: Senior Research Scientist I @ C4 Therapeutics

Camelia Zheng - Undergraduate Student

2014 - 2016
Current Position: MSTP student - School of Medicine @ Stony Brook University

Sarita Biswas - Undergraduate Student

2014 - 2016
Current Position: Senior Analyst @ Health Advances

Timo Eichner - Postdoctoral Fellow

2011 - 2015
Current Position: Associate Director @ Pieris Pharmaceuticals, Germany

Vanessa Buosi - Postdoctoral Fellow

2011 - 2014
Current Position: Project Manager @ Sanofi Pasteur, France


Michael Clarkson - Postdoctoral Fellow

2006 - 2012
Current Position: Staff Scientist @ University of Arizona

Young-Jin Cho - Postdoctoral Fellow

2008 - 2012
Current Position: Senior Scientist @ WAVE Life Sciences

2004 - 2011
Current Position: Scientist II @ Zymergen, Inc.

Jordan Kerns - Graduate Student / Postdoctoral Fellow

Thesis: The Catalytic Energy Landscape of Adenylate Kinase

2004 - 2011
Current Position: Principal Investigator @ Emulate, Inc.

2005 - 2011
Current Position: Entrepeneur, (Bio-) Data Scientist

Ole Clausen - Exchange Graduate Student

2009 - 2009

Ming Lei - Postdoctoral Fellow

2004 - 2009
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow - Karplus Lab @ Harvard University

Janice Villali - Graduate Student / Postdoctoral Fellow

Thesis: Mechanism of activation at atomic resolution of the signaling protein NtrC

2005 - 2009
Current Position: Associate Principal Scientist @ KSQ Therapeutics

Sabine Akabayov - Postdoctoral Fellow

2007 - 2008
Current Position: Scientific and Medical Translator in Israel

Katherine Henzler-Wildman - Postdoctoral Fellow



2000 - 2008
Current Position: Staff Process Development Scientist @ Bayer Healthcare

Peter Carlsson - Postdoctoral Fellow

2005 - 2007
Current Position: Project Manager @ DeLaval International

Christian Steinbeck - Postdoctoral Fellow

2005 - 2007
Current Position: Senior Developer @ Nike Sporting Goods

Annette Sievers - Postdoctoral Fellow

2004 - 2007
Current Position: Senior Research Scientist @ Pfizer

Elan Eisenmesser - Postdoctoral Fellow


Francesco Pontiggia - Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Computing Specialist

2008 - 2017
Current Position: Cyber Infrastructure Research Consultant @ SEAS & FAS RC Harvard University

Han Yang - Master Student

2015 - 2016
Current Position: Senior Associate Scientist @ Pfizer

Padraig Murphy - Undergraduate Student

Thesis: Mechanistic Characterization and Evolution of Adenylate Kinase

2012 - 2014
Current Position: Consultant - Project Team Lead @ Health Advances

2011 - 2013
Current Position: MD/PhD @ University of Minnesota

Alexandra Gardino - Graduate Student

Thesis: Mechanism and energetics of phosphorylation-mediated signaling

1999 - 2005
Current Position: Principal Scientist @ Accent Therapeutics

Magnus Wolf-Watz - Postdoctoral Fellow