Manuel Jesus Ahumada Escandon, PhD
Research Fellow

     
Sepideh Afshar, PhD
Research Fellow

     
  Andrea L. Brissette
Clinical Research Coordinator II
Wellman Center for Photomedicine - MGH
55 Fruit Street
Bartlett Hall, Room 408
Boston, MA 02114
617-726-1588

     
 
Tianhong Dai, PhD
Assistant Professor
My research interests include biomedical optics, dermatological laser therapy, photo-thermal therapy, photodynamic therapy, low-level laser/light therapy, UVC therapy, bio-heat transfer, optical measurement, and numerical simulation. Currently, my research focus on light-based therapy for multi-drug-resistant bacterial infections.
     
 
Fred Dylla, PhD
Research Staff

     
 
Bill Farinelli
Research Specialist
50 Blossom Street
Thier 2
Boston, MA 02114

     
 
Xin Feng
Graduate Student

     
 
Raquel Ferrer Espada, PhD
Research Fellow (Dai group)

     
 
Walfre Franco, PhD
Assistant Professor
My research interests focus on the development of mechanical and optical medical technology from concept to clinical deployment.
     
Christiane Fuchs, PhD
Research Fellow

     
 
Lilit Garibyan, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
My research interest include understanding the function of cutaneous sensory nerves. By understanding their function and normal physiologic behavior we hope to develop targeted therapy for cutaneous sensory syndromes related to dermatologic diseases.
     
 
Xueping Sharon Goh
Research Technician I

     
 
Merete Hædersdal, MD
Visiting Scientist
Department of Dermatology D-42
Bispebjerg University Hospital
Bispebjerg Bakke 23
DK-2400 Copenhagen NV
Denmark

     
 
Jermaine Henderson
Research Technician I

     
 
Yingying Huang, MD
Instructor
My research interest is focused on low level light therapy as a treatment for traumatic brain injury. I am also interested in photodynamic therapy for cancer with new synthetic stable bacteriochlorins.
     
 
Gaudalupe Ibarra-Silva, MS
Graduate Research Assistant

     
 
Nisrine Kawa, MD
Research Fellow

     
 
Alla Khodorova, PhD
Sr. Research Technologist

     
 
Brandon Law
Graduate Student

     
 
Ben Leaker
Graduate Student

     
 
Leon Leanse, PhD
Research Fellow (Dai group)

     
 
Kachiu Lee, MD
Research Scientist

     
 
Yakir Levin, MD, PhD
Instructor

     
 
Sara Moradi Tuchayi, MD
Research Staff

     
 
Matthias Muller, PhD
Research Fellow

     
 
Michael Orestes, MD
Visiting Researcher

     
 
Martin Purschke, PhD
Instructor
My research interest is the improvement of cancer treatments by combining the current radiotherapy with nanoparticle technology which is able to generate UV C photons at the tumor site. I am also studying cellular stress response of hyperthermia in combination with lidocaine to develop new treatment modalities for proliferating skin lesions such as basal cell carcinomas or warts.
     
 
Adam Raff, MD, PhD
Clinical Associate

     
 
Fernanda Sakamoto, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
At the Wellman Center, my primary interest is the use of lasers and photodynamic therapy for the treatment of skin lesions and cancers. Because acne is the most common disease in dermatology, I am working on the development of methods to selectively damage the sebaceous glands.
     
 
Sandeep Saluja, MD
Clinical Research Fellow

     
 
Katherine Siwy
Research Occupational Therapist

     
 
Joshua Tam, PhD
Instructor
At the Wellman Center, Josh will be researching new treatments that selectively affect adipose tissue, and the mechanisms involved.
     
 
Carina Thomas, BA
Research Assistant

     
 
Ying Wang, MD
Research Scientist
My research interests are in wound healing. In Dr. Anderson’s lab, my project focus on improving healing of skin wound by creating full-thickness skin constructs from microscopic skin tissue columns.
     
 
Emily Wenande, MD
Graduate Student

     
 
Adam Wulkan, MD
Clinical Research Fellow