Lab Members

Al Charest, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Cancer Research Institute, Cancer Genetics Program

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Department of Medicine, Division of Genetics

Dr. Charest obtained his B.Sc. in Biochemistry, M.Sc. in Pharmacology and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He then pursued Postdoctoral studies at the Center for Cancer Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Education:   B.Sc. in Biology, Incheon National University 

                      M.Sc in Molecular Cancer Biology, Incheon National University 

             Ph.D. in Molecular Cancer Biology, Incheon National University

Research Projects: Characterization of PTEN mutants in glioblastoma

Contact: hjun at bidmc dot harvard dot edu

Education:        BA in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (2011) 

                              MA in Biotechnology (2011) 

                              Boston University. 

                   Ph.D. Tufts University (2020)


Research Projects: Checkpoint blockade in genetically engineered mouse models of EGFR-driven glioblastoma.

Contact: ayeo at bidmc dot harvard dot edu


Tuoye Xu

Education:        Neuroscience & biotechnology, 2023 

                             Tufts University. 


Research Projects: Studies on EGFR missense mutants in gliomagenesis.

Contact: vrogers2 at bidmc dot harvard dot edu

               Vaughn.Rogers at tufts dot edu

Principal Investigator

Alan T. Yeo

Education:       Undergraduate (2011) Clinical medicine, Jiangsu University, Jiangsu  

                          province, China

                          Graduate (2013-2016) in Neurosurgery, Nanjing Medical

                          University, Jiangsu province, China, 

                          Program: The relationship between long-noncoding RNA and  


                          Ph.D. in Neurosurgery (2016-2019), Nanjing Medical University, 

                          Jiangsu province, China.

                          Program:Study on the repair of craniocerebral injury by

                          reprogramming glial tissue engineering nerve tissue transplantation.


Research Projects: ExRNA communication.

Contact: txu1 at bidmc dot harvard dot edu


Vaughn Rogers

Research Students

S. Mukherjee, Ph.D.

Associate Professor- Collaborator

Hemant Varma, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Pathology

Harvard Medical School

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Dr. Varma obtained his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Michigan State University. He obtained his M.D. degree at All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

Residency in Anatomic Pathology and Neuropathology, Columbia University Medical Center/

New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Varma then pursued Postdoctoral studies at M.I.T. Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, and Columbia University.

Hyun Jung Jun

Staff Scientist