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"Quick, everyone pose as your favorite Plasmodium stage!"

Jeff completed his MD/PhD at the University of Pennsylvania, did residency at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and moved to Boston Children’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School for his fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases. After finishing his clinical fellowship, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Manoj Duraisingh in the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Harvard School of Public Health to study the molecular pathogenesis of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. He joined the faculty at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in 2010, and started his independent laboratory in 2011. Since starting his laboratory, Jeff has continued to apply novel techniques to understand the critical cell biology of the Plasmodium falciparum parasite. In addition, Jeff continues to be clinically active in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the hospital.

Principal investigator

Jeffrey Dvorin, M.D. Ph.D

Basal complex / Genetic manipulation / Protein structure & function

I joined the Dvorin lab because I was able to marry my passion for genetics with my interest in pathogenic microbiology.

Graduate student
Alex Morano

Still deciding, but parasite sure are cool

I just joined, check back in a few months...

Graduate student
Esrah Du

Protein biochemistry / Novel gene function

Tanya joined the lab because she is Jeff's biggest fan!

Lab manager
Tanya Labunska

Inner membrane complex biogenesis

I joined the Dvorin lab because...

Graduate student

Alex Morano

Graduate student
Ana Karla Cepeda Diaz

I just joined, so ask me in the future...

Joined the lab in Nov 2020, more to come in the future...

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Still deciding, but parasite sure are cool

I just joined the lab in May 2021. I am still trying to find the centrifuge. Come and check back in a few months.

Graduate student
Ilzat Ali

Postdoctoral fellow
Sreelakshmi Sreenivasamurthy, Ph.D

Postdoctoral fellow
Pratima Gurung, Ph.D

Graduate student
Francesca Navarro

Members who have egressed from the lab


Colleen Moran

Rebecca Clements

Esrah Du

Rachel Rudlaff

Sabrina Absalon              

James McGee     

Jonathan Robbins 

Senthilkumar Sivagurunathan 

Vincent Streva 

Karin Blomqvist 

Stewart Pine 

Christen DiPetrillo 


Research Assistant

Graduate Student

Undergraduate Student

Graduate Student

Postdoctoral Fellow        Research Assistant   

Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow 

Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow

Undergraduate Student

Postdoctoral Fellow


2019 - 2021

2017 - 2020

2018 - 2020

2015 - 2020

2011 - 2019

2017 - 2019 

2014 - 2017

2014 - 2017

2014 - 2016

2013 - 2016

2013 - 2014

2012 - 2013

Current Position:               

Associate Scientist, Strand Therapeutics

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania (Jurado lab)

Graduate Student, Harvard School of Public Health (then I joined the lab)

Scientist, Metagenomi

Assistant Professor, Indiana University School of Medicine (Lab Website!)

Graduate Student, Penn State University - MCIB (Lindner Lab)

Principal Scientist, Merck

Development Scientist, National Laboratory for Cancer Research

Assistant Unit Chief, Molecular Virology, NYC Department of Public Health

Assistant Professor, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

Medical Student, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Patent Agent, Vir Biotechnology Inc.

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