Current Lab Members

Postdoctoral Fellows

 

Andrea Sorrentino

Research Interests

Over the years, I focused my attention on mechanical properties of the heart, at cellular and tissue level in both physiological and pathological conditions. Driven by my curiosity to understand the mechanisms behind defective cardiac function in heart failure, I developed skills in cardiac physiology, biochemistry and cell imaging. My main interest in Michel Lab is the investigation of the role of H2O2 in the regulation of physiology and pathobiology, with an ultimate goal to identifying and treating abnormalities in redox metabolism that lead to heart failure.

Fellowship
American Diabetes Association/Pfizer Fellowship

Education
B.S. Experimental Biology – University of Cagliari, Italy
M.S. Biology and Biomedical Sciences – University of Parma, Italy
Ph.D. Systemic Pathophysiology – Parma University, Italy

Hobbies
Traveling, art/museums, chess, fencing, reading

Hometown
Cagliari (“City of the Sun”), Italy

Contact
Asorrentino@bwh.harvard.edu


 

Sachin Badole

Research Interests
I joined the Michel lab in July 2017. My research focuses on using in-vivo methods and molecular biology to better understand signaling pathways in cardiovascular diseases and their corresponding therapies.

Fellowship
NIH T32 Fellowship

Education
B.S. in Pharmacy — Aurangabad, India
M.S. Pharmacology — Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune, India
Ph.D. Pharmacology — Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune, India
Post-doctoral Fellow Cardiovascular Physiology — University of South Florida,

Hobbies/Interests
Travelling, movies, music 

Hometown
Nagpur, India

Contact
sbadole@bwh.harvard.edu


 

Soheil Saeedi Saravi

Research Interests
As a pharmacologist, I developed biochemical and physiological skills, with a focus on cardiovascular pharmacology and animal models of cardiomyopathy. My main interest in the Michel Lab is the investigation of physiological regulation of ROS-dependent insulin signaling and differentiation pathways in adipocytes, using chemogenetic, transgenic, molecular biological, and cell imaging techniques, with an ultimate goal to identify new pharmacological targets to prevent and treat pathological oxidative stress-induced insulin resistance in type II diabetes and related cardiomyopathy

Education
Pharm.D Pharmacy – Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Ph.D. Pharmacology – Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Hobbies/Interests
Painting, reading, music, traveling, soccer

Hometown
Sari, Iran

Contact
SSaeediSaravi@bwh.harvard.edu


 

Emrah Eroglu

Emrah Eroglu

Research Interests
Colorful glowing proteins pull like a red thread through my scientific Carrere. In my very first scientific project I investigated the in vivo interaction of proteins in living plants by exploiting the split FP technology. Fascinated by this powerful fluorescence imaging technique, I pursued my passion while I tried to develop sophisticated novel biosensors. Finally, very recently the successful implementation of a completely novel class of genetically encoded nitric oxide probes, the geNOps, opened me novel avenues in my research area. For the first time being  able to visualize nature’s most versatile and extremely short-lived radical in single living cells let me immerse  myself in the field of free radical research. Together with Prof. Michel and his team, we exploit this powerful techniques with the ultimate goal to deepen our understanding in the relationship of NO and H2O2 under (patho)physiological conditions.

Fellowship
Erwin Schroedinger Fellowship FWF

Education
B.S. Molecular Biology — Vienna University, Austria
M.S. Technical Chemistry — Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Ph.D. Molecular Medicine — Med Uni Graz, Austria

Hobbies/Interests
Traveling, baking bread, playing on the nay (middle eastern flute)

Hometown
Graz,Austria and Istanbul,T urkey

Contact
eeroglu@bwh.harvard.edu


MD PhD Students

 

Benjamin Steinhorn

Research Interests
My main focus is regulatory mechanisms mediating responses to acute changes in physiology, particularly in the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems.

Education
B.S. Physics – MIT
Ph.D. Biophysics – Harvard University
M.D. candidate – Harvard University

Hobbies
Music, woodworking

Hometown
Chicago, Illinois

Contact
BSteinhorn@bwh.harvard.edu


Research Technician 

 

Tanni Arif

Research Interests
I joined the Michel Lab January of 2017. My main focus is vasculopathy and mechanisms of heart failure and its corresponding therapies using molecular biology, ex-vivo experiments, and chemo-genetics. I am interested in  cardiovascular signal transduction, in both healthy and disease states, and corresponding therapies.

Education
B.S. Biomedical Engineering — Boston University, MA

Hobbies
Tennis, cross-fit, ballroom dance, coding, robotics, arduino

Hometown
Ridgefield Park, NJ

Contact
TArif@bwh.harvard.edu