CBDM lab publications


People Behind the CBDM Lab

Please note: At least one of the facts stated below is true. Others may or may not be...

I am a dual citizen with Turkey.

I have eaten cow brain.

I played ice hockey at a high level.

Favorite quote

Alev Baysoy

Tom Holland posed as a student at my high school to prepare for Spider-Man: Homecoming.

I have been to more than 7 countries.

I am a competitive bodybuilder.

Favorite quote

Felicia Chen

I’m a bhangra and stand-up comedy enthusiast(usually not simultaneously.

Ike is my Super Smash Bros character of choice.

I play the euphonium.

Artwork I like

Kaitavjeet Chowdhary

I read nutrition facts of any food before I eat them.

I don't want to sleep when it is time to go to bed.

A song I like: "See you again"

Yuan Fang

I have featured in a TV ad.

I speak five languages.

I was in a dancing hip hop crew.

Artwork I enjoy

Silvia Galvan-Pena

I'm a die-hard Liverpool fan since age 4. It should be understood that Man United, Chelsea and especially Real Madrid fans should err on the side of caution around me.
I was part of a theater team for 15 years and once won a playwright award.
I had lunch with Angela Merkel at the German Chancellery.
I can write and speak Egyptian hieroglyphs.
A piece of art that I like: Give me the flute and sing (Song by Fairuz, lyrics by Kahlil Gibran)

Bola Hanna

I have 6 kids.

I have a BA in psychology.

I have been living in the US longer than I’ve lived in Japan.

Kimie Hattori

I love podcasts so much that I even hosted one.

I once qualified for the Boston Marathon but was too ill to compete.

I tried a hot sauce rated 3,000,000 scoville...for breakfast.

Teshika Jayewickreme

For fun, I jumped out of an airplane three times.

I attended a mit-mit on Yap, known for its stone money, large doughnut-shaped, carved disks of calcite, up to 12ft used as legal tender.

I performed as part of a choral group at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville when I was 10 years old.

Art I like: Hudson River School painting, Kindred Spirits by Asher Brown Durand

Irene Kolada

Never bought sugar
Co-founded a community chorus.
I love beer.

I might have been in a NY state of mind, but after passing through my kind of town all I can say is, “Well I love that dirty water / Oh, Boston, you're my home”

Larry Kozinn

From the American South.

A former classical musician.

An avid bird watcher.

He loves the vivid depictions of the molecular world rendered by David Goodsell.

Kent Lansgton

I communicate with friends via transatlantic bottled messages.

I used to danse the Lindy Hop.

I create Miro-style animated doodles (and it's addictive...)

Catherine Laplace

I can eat 20 salmon sushi in one sitting.

I’m allergic to mangos.

I watch Shrek at least once a year, every year.

A song I like

Juliana Lee

I was born in a bubble.

Kidney is my favorite dish.

As the granddaughter of Jacques Cousteau, I never go out without my beret and my baguette in hand.

I like: "Blue Nude", Picasso


Juliette Leon

I have been to flying trapeze school.
I have piloted a plane.

I used to be half of an accordion duet.

I'm a fan of Robert Burns, the national poet of my homeland, and I have often thought this line "The best laid schemes o' mice an' men / Gang aft agley"("The best laid schemes of mice and men / Go often askew") from "To a mouse", applies to research...

Angela Magnuson

Obama follows me on Twitter.

My hometown replaced all its streetlights with roundabouts.
I have the most helpful review of Cheerios on Amazon.com.

An art piece I like: El Aleph -- Jorge Luis Borges

Daniel Michelson

I had to learn to sing a song about my home state in elementary school.

I have won an eating contest.

I like to wear hats.

Favorite song: The Sound of Silence

Alexander Mann

I have hunted with falcons in the past.

I bought a 90 gallons fish tank by mistake and I had to carefully distribute the weight to avoid breaking the floor of the apartment.

I'm terrified of dancing.

A piece of art that I like

Miguel Marin Rodero

I was born and raised in Mexico City.

I am allergic to cats.

I am left-handed.

Favorite song: Simple Twist of Fate by Bob Dylan

Andres Munoz-Rojas

Sometimes I feel homesick and just hear this song.

This is my first year in CBDM lab.

I love working with mice.

Adriana Ortiz-Lopez

I can speak 5 languages.

My favorite pastime is going to gym.

I eat a pint of ice-cream every night.

"Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift"- Albert Einstein Pictured: Pangong Tso, Indo-China Border.

Deepshika Ramanan

I was a lead guitarist in a technical metal and jazz/fusion band.

I make my own yogurt.

I enjoy ice skating.

Favorite song

Ricardo Ramirez

I love camping and mountain biking.

My family owns the best pastry shop in Naples.

I am a professional guitar player.

Favorite song: "Across the Universe", The Beatles

Martina Sassone Corsi

When younger, I studied music and graduated as professor but I never taught classes.

I always wanted to become an astronaut.

My favorite Marvel’s superhero is Daredevil.

Favorite song

German Spallanzani

I play both Indian and Western violin.

I have accidentally climbed a mountain (as in, kept walking without realizing I was climbing a mountain).

I am a decent calligrapher and have done calligraphy for multiple friends’ wedding invitations.

Artwork I like: Simon Beck, mathematical snow art

Brinda Vijaykumar

I was a muscle guy but like fat more.

I really like delicious food without perfect cooking skills.

I love hiking and music but lack strong body and nice voice.

A song

Gang Wang

I like extreme sports, such as bungee jumping.

I love cooking and have perfect cooking skills.

I learned Kung Fu when I was a kid.

A song I like :“Dead and gone”

Yutao Wang

I once bumped into the UN secretary general randomly in the street.

I can solve a rubics cube in 8 seconds.

Favorite song

Tianli Xiao

I am a big fan of pizza, especially because my family owns a small pizzeria business.
I was on Barcelona’s youth soccer team but eventually decided to pursue science and medicine instead of soccer.
I use to have an afro when I was younger.

A book that inspires me

Omar Yaghi

If I am not working, I am traveling.

I have a Qipao collection.

I have a lipstick collection to go with my Qipao.

Yiqing Yan

I love NE Patriots and Houston Rockets.

I’ve once read 100 books in one year.

One of my favorite food is donkey meat.

Favorite painting: The Scream,1893, by Edvard Munch

Liang Yang

Prior to discovering immunology, I aspired to be a deep sea diver a la Jacques Cousteau.

I lived with an 86 year old roommate during my time in New York City.

"La porte de l'invisible doit être visible" is a good motto to follow in science.

An inspiration

Payam Zarin

I have run 143 marathons in distance by Jan, 2019.

I like cooking as much as doing experiments.

I like eating as much as analyzing experimental data.

A song recently liked

Yanbo Zhang


Our Resources


The ImmGen website displays the results of gene expression expression across the immune system. It reports basic expression patterns, and meta-analyses (co-expression networks and clusters, signatures).


Bioinformatic tools

A collection of programs & modules developed in this lab by Scott Davis in either R, Java or MATLAB for the analysis of microarray gene expression.
They are all designed to work with the same input file format: a GenePattern Expression Dataset (*.gct). All of these programs can be installed as GenePattern modules, though some of them can also be run as stand-alone Java applications. They include : ExpressCluster, Population PCA, GCT Extractor, ExpressMatrix, δ-Score, ExtractProbes, ClassMeans.

PubMed batch search


retrieves a list of publications within the PubMed database using gene symbols.

Mouse models

The laboratory carries and distributes a number of transgenic/KO mouse lines of relevance to Type-1 Diabetes research.



Mouse procedures & Sample collection

Online database of various protocols and "how to" pages (CBDM lab internal usage).

Contact Us

Department of Immunology
Harvard Medical School
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Boston, MA 02115

Larry Kozinn
Administrative coordinator

Irene Kolada
Administrative assistant


Tel: 617-432-7741

Fax: 617-432-7744