Soufiane Aboulhouda | President
Director of Activate and Ideation
Soufiane is a PhD Candidate in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences program at Harvard. His research in the lab of Dr. George Church at the Wyss Institute is focused on multiplexed genome engineering and cell therapies.
Hannah Goldberg | President
Director of Healthcare Innovation and Commercialization (HIC) Course
Hannah is a PhD student in the Harvard/MIT Speech Hearing Bioscience and Technology program. Her concentration in translational science has brought her to the Holt/Géléoc Lab to explore the effectiveness of gene therapy as an approach to restore auditory functioning in models of human deafness.
Jeff Haswell | Vice President
Director of Harvard Biotech Incubator (HBI)
Jeff is a PhD student in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program at Harvard. His thesis work in Dr. Frank Slack’s lab focuses on developing CRISPR and TALEN gene editing techniques to target both coding and non-coding RNAs in human embryonic stem cells.
Emily Cohen | Vice President
Senior Director of Programming
Emily is a postdoc in the Pathology Department at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In the laboratory of Alex Toker, she is investigating the mechanism of resistance to therapeutics inhibitors in breast cancer.
Chair of Professional Development
Sophie is a PhD student in the Genetics and Complex Disease Department at Harvard School of Public Health. Her thesis work in the laboratory of Dr. Brendan Manning is focused on defining the mechanistic regulation and function of the Mammalian Target of Rapamycin (mTOR) signaling network
Chair of Lecture-Based Learning
Aseda is a PhD student in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences and Leder Translational Medicine program at Harvard University. Her research in the laboratory of Dr. Frederick Alt at Boston Children's Hospital focuses on identification and investigation of DNA break cluster genes in mouse and human neural progenitor cells through cell culture and genome-wide sequencing approaches.