Lab Members

Principal Investigator

Steve got his undergraduate degree in Biochemical Sciences summa cum laude from Princeton University in 1984. His PhD thesis on the RNA polymerase II initiation complex was done in the lab of Phil Sharp at MIT.  In 1990, he established his own lab as a Fellow at the Whitehead Institute.  He moved to Harvard Medical School in 1994, where he has been a full professor since 2002.  When not doing science, he enjoys playing and listening to music, gardening, and traveling.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Urmi earned her PhD from Rutgers University. Her current project is titled 'Regulation of transcription by the mRNA cap methyltransferase'. She enjoys cooking, reading, listening to music, and teaching science.

Robin Buratowski
Lab Manager

Robin did her undergraduate studies at Johns Hopkins, and earned her PhD from MIT where she studied learning and memory in Drosophila.

Madhura De
Postdoctoral Fellow
Brynn Jacobs
Undergraduate Student
Jongcheol Jeon
Postdoctoral Fellow

Jongcheol did his PhD at KAIST in Daejeon, South Korea. He is generally interested in molecular mechanisms in eukaryotic transcription and is now working on transcription activator-coactivator dynamics in transcription. And he likes to play almost all board games!

James Portman
Postdoctoral Fellow
Lab Technician

Max joined our lab after graduating with a degree from Vassar in biochemistry.