Former HT Core Members

"Lea Beaulieu"

 

Lea Beaulieu, PhD
Instructor, Department of Medicine                          
lea.beaulieu@umassmed.edu

 

 

"Lauren Clancy"

Lauren Clancy, BA is a fifth year PhD candidate in the Translational Science program of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. She received her BA in Biology from the College of the Holy Cross in 2005. After working for several years in the biotechnology industry, she returned to academia in 2011 to pursue her PhD at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She joined Dr. Freedman’s lab in the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine in the spring of 2012. Her research interests are focused on the role of platelet RNA transfer in vascular homeostasis and its translational application to cardiovascular disease.

lauren.clancy@umassmed.edu

 

Heather Corkrey, MS is a Research Associate at University of Massachusetts Medical School in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. She received her MS in Animal Science from the University of California, Davis, and her BS in Animal Science from Cornell University. With experience in both academia and industry, she joined Dr. Freedman's group in January of 2016.

heather.corkrey@umassmed.edu

 

 

"HyungJoo Kang"

 

Hyung-Joo Kang, MS
Biostatistician III, Department of Medicine                      
hyung-joo.kang@umassmed.edu

 

 

 

"Milka Koupernova-Zamor"Dr. Milka Koupenova-Zamor, PhD is an Instructor of Medicine at University of Massachusetts Medical School.  Dr. Koupenova received her PhD in Biochemistry from Boston University, MA and her BS in Biochemistry from University of California Los Angeles, CA.  She joined Dr. Freedman’s group for her postdoctoral training in 2011 and became a junior faculty in 2016. Dr. Koupenova's research is focused on the contribution of platelets to the immune response during viral infections and the consequent implication of that response to cardiovascular disease. Dr. Koupenova is also interested in the sex differences of platelet immunity and implications of viral infections to platelet production. Dr. Koupenova is a 2015 recipient of the Translational Research Training Award from ASH & EHA and is a finalist for the 2018 Kenneth M. Brinkhous Young Investigator Award in Thrombosis by the AHA. Dr. Koupenova is currently receiving grant support from the AHA.
milka.koupenova-zamor@umassmed.edu

"/evangelina Mahalias" Evangelia Malahias, BS is a Research Associate at the University of Massachusetts in the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. She received her B.S. degree at Temple University in Philadelphia. She is experienced with Small RNA Library preparation for Next-Generation Sequencing and BioMark.

evangelia.malahias@umassmed.edu

 

 

 

Ekatrina Mikhalev

Ekaterina Mikhalev, BS
Research Associate, Department of Medicine                      
ekaterina.mikhalev@umassmed.edu

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Marzieh Mirhashemi is an AHA SFRN postdoctoral fellow. Dr. Mirhashemi recieved her PhD from the University College Dublin and joined Dr. Freedman's laboratory in 2017. She is focusing on identifying metabolic abnormalities in platelets as a result of obesity, and preclinical markers for heart failure utilizing data and samples from various clinical and cohort studies. Dr. Mirhashemi’s interests are gene expression and cardiac remodeling.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Olga Vitseva, PhD is a Research Associate at University of Massachusetts Medical School in the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. She received her PhD in Biochemistry from Institute of Basic Biological Problems, Russian Academia of Science. She has been a longstanding member of Dr. Freedman’s laboratory. Her research interest is focused on the role of platelets in inflammatory responses.

olga.vitseva@umassmed.edu