Our Team

Salvia Jain, MD (Principal Investigator)

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Khyati Kariya, PhD

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Interest: Generation of novel immunotherapeutic approaches for T-cell lymphomas

I thrive to generate patient cures and therapeutics for T-cell lymphoma. I look forward to unraveling the molecular mechanisms involved in the tumorigenesis of T-cell lymphoma and finding the pertinent immunotherapeutics to cure the disease. In my free time, I love to spend time with my little one, reading or watching motivational books or videos with a cup of coffee and exploring new places on this beautiful planet.

Nandini Nalika, PhD

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Interest: Generation of novel T-cell Lymphoma mouse models

I am interested in developing a portfolio of cancer therapies addressing unmet clinical needs
in the treatment of tumors using mouse models and aiming for mechanisms to understand clinical and translation research in T cell Lymphomas. In my free time, I like to spend time with my family and friends.

Leora Boussi, MD

Internal medicine resident
Project: Evolution of global outcomes for patients with T and NK/T-cell lymphomas in the contemporary era

I am passionate about providing compassionate and high-quality patient care. Outside the hospital, I love to cook and enjoy spending time with family and friends over a great meal. I also love spending time outdoors running, hiking, and swimming.

Shambhavi Singh, MD PhD

Internal medicine resident
Project: Correlating outcomes to transcriptomics for patients with T-cell lymphomas

I grew up in New Delhi, India and am coming back to Boston after an 8 year stint in Charlottesville, VA where I completed my MD/PhD at UVA.  I’m passionate about mentorship and inclusivity in medicine and science, and want to research the best ways to close healthcare disparity gaps in oncological care. Other things that bring me joy include my dog, discovering new restaurants and new recipes, live music, and trying to create ceramic art.

Maria J. Fernandez Turizo, MD

Internal medicine
I am interested in the field of malignant hematology, specifically lymphoma, and envision a career as an academic clinical investigator.  I enjoy cooking, traveling around the world with my family and friends, and playing the piano.

Angela Koh, MS

Medical student and research associate
Project: Incorporation of machine learning tools to predict outcomes for patients with relapsed/refractory T and NK/T-cell lymphomas

I’m a third year medical student at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Outside of TCL research, I love to try new restaurants in town and go to orchestra concerts.

Bimarzhan Assatova, BS

Senior research technician
Project: Targeting of KLRG1 in patients with T and NK/T-cell lymphomas

In my free time, I enjoy ice skating and architectural photography. One day I am planning to make a small exhibition of pictures that I took while traveling.

Josie Ford, BS

Clinical research coordinator
Project: Lymphoma biobanking and detecting MRD in T-cell lymphomas

Josie is thrilled to be conducting translational research in the Jain Lab, as she strives to pursue a career as a physician researcher, spanning bench to bedside to provide optimal care. Josie is passionate about preventative medicine and health equity for underserved populations. Josie graduated from Cornell University where she studied Nutritional Sciences and Global Health on a pre-medicine track. A Burlington, Vermont native, Josie can be found hiking in the mountains or cooking when not conducting TCL research.

Ronald Nemec, BS

Clinical research coordinator
Project: Lymphoma biobanking

Outside of research, Ronald is interested in pursuing a career as a physician and participating in outreach at local organizations to increase visibility within healthcare for people impacted by HIV/AIDS. He recently graduated from Cornell University, where he received a B.A. in Biological Sciences with a minor in Health Inequity. He is excited to explore different specialties within the medical field and continue to participate in unique research projects. In his free time, he enjoys skiing and cooking.

Sean McCabe

Clinical research coordinator
Hi everyone, my name is Sean McCabe and I am a recent graduate of Cornell University who is very excited to begin my new role in TCL research. During my time as an undergraduate student, I studied Human Biology, Health and Society with hopes of becoming a physician. In my free time I enjoy spending time with friends, thrifting, and exploring the outdoors.

Luke Peng

Undergraduate Research assistant
Project: Evolution of global outcomes for patients with T and NK/T-cell lymphomas in the contemporary era

Hello! My name is Luke and outside of TCL research, I enjoy activities such as hiking, running, and drawing. Furthermore, I also like spending time with my family and my dog, Everest.

Paul Shin

Clinical Research Assistant

Hi! My name is Paul, and although I am only a recent high school graduate, I am extremely excited to be working on TCL research. Outside of research, I love mountain biking, playing golf, and going to Bruins games with my friends.

Select Collaborators

Michael Tolstorukov, PhD and Sung Rye Park, PhD
I & A Bioinformatics group at DFCI

Moony Tseng, PhD and Rebecca Deasy, MS
Cancer Cell Line Factory at Broad Institute

Aliyah Sohani, MD and Anna Rider, BS
Hematopathologist at MGH

James Lederer, PhD
Director CyTOF core at BWH

Devavrat Shah, PhD and Jessy Xinyi Han, BS
Machine Learning at MIT


Andrew H Matthews
Faculty, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Robert Stuver
Hematology/Oncology Fellow, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Mwanasha Merrill
Hematology/Oncology Fellow, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Nazila Shafagati
Hematology/Oncology Fellow, Johns Hopkins Medicine