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Olivia Corradin

Dr. Corradin was appointed as an assistant professor at MIT Department of Biology in July 2021. She is also a member at Whitehead Institute, which she first  joined as a Whitehead Fellow in July 2016. The Whitehead Fellows program offers young investigators the opportunity to commence their own independent research program shortly after completing graduate work. Olivia graduated with a B.S. in biochemistry from Marquette University and completed her PhD under the mentorship of  Dr. Peter Scacheri at Case Western Reserve University in 2015. Dr. Corradin was awarded the Avenir award, part of the NIH Director’s Pioneer Awards, to continue her studies of substance abuse disorders. Outside of the lab, Olivia is most likely to be found at a local dance studio continuing her love of ballet and contemporary dance.


An Hoang

An joined the Corradin lab as a data scientist in 2018.


Wenjuan Du

Wen got her undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology from Princeton University where she studied quorum sensing in Vibrio cholerae. She joined the lab in 2021 and is studying the role of glial cells in neurolopsychiatric disorders using genetic analysis and Perturb-seq. In her spare time, she enjoys doing puzzles and hiking. Wen is also a plant mom.


Kate Hazel

Following her undergraduate degree in Biology, Kate pursued a Master’s degree in Neuroscience with a strong interest in psychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases. Kate joined the Corradin lab as a technician in Fall 2017. She enjoys trying out new techniques and approaches to answer the lab’s continuous search as to how and why things go wrong in the brain. Her interests outside of work include reading, baking, and traveling.

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Orian Stapleton

Orian joined the Corradin lab as a bioinformatic technician in 2020.


Lab Alumni

Anna Barbeau

Anna joined the Corradin Lab during the summer of 2017 through MIT’s Summer Research Program (MSRP). After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from UMass Lowell in 2018, she returned to work full-time as a technician. Currently Anna is a graduate student at MIT. In her spare time, she enjoys running and eating pasta.

William Phu

William is an undergraduate at MIT studying computer science and biology. He is interested in utilizing computational methods to shorten the gap between biological research and applications in healthcare. In lab, William is working on developing a flexible, streamlined pipeline for predicting enhancer-gene interactions. Outside of lab, he likes to cook, garden, play tennis, and catch moths barehanded.

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Yanwei Song

Yanwei joined the Corradin lab as a bioinformatics technician in 2019. After her undergraduate degree in Biotechnology, she pursed a Master's degree in Bioinformatics from Northeastern University with strong interest in applying computational techniques to learn more about human genetics and diseases. In 2018 she joined the lab of Dr. Saxena at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Yanwei enjoys trying different and new methods to solve the problems and questions she met in work. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and hiking.

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Bruna Lima

Bruna first joined the lab as an undergraduate during her senior year at University of Massachusetts Boston. After graduating with a major in Computer Science and minor in Biology she started working in the lab as a data analyst.  Her favorite hobby is playing handball and she loves traveling.

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