People

SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR

Linda G. Griffith, PhD

MIT Professor of Biological Engineering and Mechanical Engineering

CLINICAL Co-DIRECTOR

Keith B. Isaacson, MD

Harvard Medical School Associate Professor of Obstetrics,

Gynecology and Reproductive Biology

Newton-Wellesley Hospital Medical Director for

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

CORE INVESTIGATORS

Megan I. Loring, MD

Associate Director of the Endometriosis & Adenomyosis Care Collaborative at

Newton-Wellesley Hospital

Gynecologic Surgeon at Newton-Wellesley Hospital Minimally Invasive

Gynecologic Surgery

Eric Alm, PhD

MIT Karl Van Tassel (1925) Career Development Associate Professor, Biological Engineering

human microbiome in health and disease

Website: http://almlab.mit.edu

Paul Blainey, PhD

MIT Professor of Biological Engineering

microfluidic, optical, and molecular tools for multi-parametric studies

Website: http://www.broadinstitute.org/scientific-community/science/core-faculty-labs/blainey-lab/blainey-lab-home

John Guttag, PhD

MIT Dugald C. Jackson Professor Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

data-driven medical inferences

Website: http://www.csail.mit.edu/user/798

Frans Kaashoek, PhD

MIT Charles Piper Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

computer systems: operating systems, networking programming compilers, computer architecture for distributed mobile and parallel systems

Website: http://pdos.csail.mit.edu/~kaashoek/

Douglas Lauffenburger, PhD

MIT Ford Professor of Biologicial Engineering and Biology, and Head, Department of Biological Engineering

immunology & systems biology of endometriosis, infectious disease transmission, and chronic inflammation

Website: http://web.mit.edu/dallab/

Stacey Missmer, ScD

Associate Professor of Epidemiology Harvard School of Public Health

genetic and epidemiologic research in reproductive medicine, obstetrics, gynecology, reproductive biology

Website: http://endometriosisfoundation.org/board/member/stacey-missmer/

http://endometriosisfoundation.org/ephect/werf-ephect-working-group/

Stephanie Morris, MD

Associate Medical Director for Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery at Newton-Wellesley Hospital

medical education in gynecology surgery

Website: http://newton.patch.com/groups/announcements/p/an–nwh-recognized-for-excellence-in-minimally-invasib9a29421ad

Katharina Ribbeck, PhD

MIT Eugene Bell Career Development Professor of Tissue Engineering in the Department of Biological Engineering

biophysics and biology of mucosal barriers; preterm birth; infectious disease modulation by mucosal barriers

Website: http://kr-lab.mit.edu/

COLLABORATORS and ADVISORS

Mauricio Abrão, MD

Associate Professor,  Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of São Paulo Medical School, Brazil; Director, Endometriosis Division, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Sao Paulo University, Brazil; President, Brazilian Endometriosis and Minimally Invasive Gynaecology Society (SBE)

endometriosis surgery and diagnosis; infertility

Website: http://endometriosis.ca/about/board/mauricio-abrao/

Luiz Carvalho, MD, PhD

University of São Paulo Medical School, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Minimally invasive surgery, redox processes in endometriosis, infertility

Jerry Chan, MD, PhD

Director, KK Research Centre

Consultant, Department of Reproductive Medicine

KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore

Associate Professor Duke-NUS Medical School

Cancer & Stem Cell Biology Program

Website: http://www.duke-nus.edu.sg/content/chan-jerry

Asgi Fazleabas, PhD

Michigan State University Professor & Associate Chair, Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Biology

Director, Women’s Health Research

Co-Director, Reproductive & Developmental Sciences Program

analysis of endometriosis disease mechanisms in baboon models

Lab website: http://expeng.anr.msu.edu/rdsp/faculty/profile/asgi_fazleabas

Mark Hornstein, MD

Director, Reproductive Endocrinology D

Professor of Obstetrics/Bynecology

assisted reproductive technologies/in vitro fertilization, laparoscopic surgery

Michael House

Assistant Professor of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

high-Risk pregnancy biomechanics and ultrasound

Website: https://www.tuftsmedicalcenter.org/Research-Clinical-Trials/Institutes-Centers-Labs/Mother-Infant-Research-Institute/Overview.aspx

Hilde Jørgensen, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Oslo

minimally invasive surgery, cytokine networks in endometriosis and infertility

Esper Kallas, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Division of Clinical Immunology and Allergy

Coordinator, Graduate Program on Allergy and Immunopathology

School of Medicine University of São Paulo

Website: http://www.alergiaeimunopatologia.com.br/

Kevin Osteen, PhD

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

Pierre Soupart Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology Vanderbilt University

Adjunct Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Meharry Medical College

reproductive medicine, human endometium, endometrial dysfunction, endometriosis, progesterone action, environmental endocrine disruptors, developmental exposure

Website: https://medschool.mc.vanderbilt.edu/facultydata/php_files/show_faculty.php?id3=843

Jo-Ann Passmore

Senior Lecturer and Medical Scientist at University of Cape Town and National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS)

mucosal immunology

Website: http://www.virology.uct.ac.za/passmore.html

Teresa Woodruff, PhD

Northwestern University School of Medicine

Director, Women’s Health Research Institute

Chief, Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology-Fertility Preservation

Thomas J. Watkins Memorial Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology-Fertility Preservation, McCormick School of Engineering

medical social sciences and medicine-endocrinology

Website: http://fsmweb.northwestern.edu/faculty/facultyProfile.cfm?xid=17133

AFFILIATES

Moungi Bawendi, PhD

MIT Professor of Chemistry

Website: http://nanocluster.mit.edu/

Yoel Fink, PhD

MIT Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Director, MIT Research Laboratory for Electronics

Founder, Omniguide

laproscopic surgical tool innovation

Website: http://dmse.mit.edu/faculty/profile/fink

Frank Gertler, PhD

MIT Ross Scholar Professor of Biology

Website: http://web.mit.edu/gertlerlab/

Paula Hammond, PhD

MIT Bayer Professor, Chemical Engineering

Website: http://web.mit.edu/hammond/lab/

Andreas Herrlich, MD, PhD

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Website: http://www.brighamandwomens.org/departments_and_services/medicine/services/renal/researchfaculty/herrlich.aspx

Jay Han, PhD

MIT Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Biological Engineering

Website: http://www.rle.mit.edu/micronano/

Anette (Peko) Hosoi, PhD

MIT Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Website: http://hosoigroup.wordpress.com/

Barbara Imperiali, PhD

MIT Class of 1922 Professor of Chemistry and Biology

Website: http://web.mit.edu/imperiali/Home.html

David Lee, PhD

David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research Integrative Programs Officer

Website: http://ki.mit.edu/

Alex Slocum, PhD

MIT Neil and Jane Pappalardo Professor of Mechanical Engineering and MacVicar Faculty Fellow

Website: http://pergatory.mit.edu/

Steve Tannenbaum, PhD

MIT Underwood-Prescott Professor of Toxicology and Chemistry

Website: http://web.mit.edu/srtlab/

INDUSTRY COLLABORATORS

Steve Palmer, PhD

TocopheRx Inc.

Drug Development for Endometriosis and Infertility