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Nora Kory, PhD
Assistant Professor of Molecular Metabolism

Nora is originally from Heidelberg, Germany, and completed her studies in Chemistry and Biochemistry in Munich before coming to the US for her PhD and postdoc. She has had a long-standing interest in understanding the spatial organization of metabolism, originating from wanting to visualize what metabolism actually looks like. Nora loves art, in particular music, and is a passionate singer.

Ali Aghvami, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Ali is developing and employing novel approaches to study mitochondrial metabolite transport and metabolic compartmentalization. He received his PhD in physics from Brandeis University. When not working in the lab, he enjoys snowboarding and hiking.

Hannah Aguirre
Undergraduate Researcher

Hannah is originally from Washington, D.C. She is an undergraduate student currently working towards an Honors in Biochemistry at Northeastern University. In her free time, she loves to ski moguls and bake bread.

Fiona Fitzpatrick, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Fiona is interested in cofactor metabolism and mitochondrial transport, and how alterations in such processes drive diseases such as cancer and neurological disorders. She worked at the Structural Genomic Consortium at Oxford before completing her doctoral studies at the University of Cambridge.

Zeina Harhous, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Zeina is originally from Lebanon. She completed her BS and MS at the Lebanese University, and her PhD at Claude Bernard University in Lyon, France. Zeina loves humanitarian work and has been an active volunteer with the Red Cross. She’s passionate about painting, reading, spirituality, and hiking.

Audrey Fox
Administrative Coordinator

Audrey is originally from Buffalo, NY, and has worked with the Department of Molecular Metabolism since 2017. In her spare time, she loves attending film festivals and is a Rotten Tomatoes-approved film critic.

Duyen Tran
Research Assistant

Duyen is originally from Vietnam, and she has lived in the US about 10 years. She has been working as a research technician at University of Massachusetts – Boston and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute for more than 5 years. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, painting, hiking, and playing music.

Aparna Vijayakumar
Research Assistant

Aparna completed her bachelor’s degree in biotechnology from India and is currently a graduate student at Northeastern University working towards a Master’s degree in Biotechnology. She spends her free time swimming, cycling, and hiking.

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