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Our Team

Sasha Shenk, BS

Senior Research Technician

Lab Manager

Sasha began in the lab as a student intern while completing her undergraduate degree in Health Sciences at Northeastern University. She has since become Senior Research Technician and lab manager of the Garlick Lab. Sasha is primary interested in the cell-level mechanisms of fibrotic skin diseases as well as optimizing our 3D skin tissues for use in testing novel methods of drug delivery.

When not at the lab, you can find Sasha trying new Boston restaurants or traveling on every three day weekend!


Isha Singh, MS

Research Technician

Isha completed both her BS and MS in Biology, with a focus on genetics and molecular biology at Tufts University. Isha is interested in the cell-to-cell interactions occurring during our 3D tissue development.

Outside of the lab, you can find Isha spending lots of time outdoors and exploring new restaurants! 

Current Students


Shantelia Shook - Tufts University PREP Program

Mallika Saluja - Northeastern University

Alice Rizkallah - Tufts University

Karina Colomba - BDBS 2023 Student

Lab Alumni


Christophe Egles, PhD.
Addy Alt-Holland, PhD.

Behzad Gerami-Naini, PhD.

PostDoctoral Scholars
Rossella Calabrese PhD.

Mark Carlson, PhD.

Jason Defuria, PhD.

Kyle Hewitt, PhD.

Mengqi Huang, PhD.

Olga Kashpur, PhD.

Anna Maione, PhD.

Mariam Margvelashvili, PhD.

Lara Park, PhD.

Yulia Shamis, PhD.

Weitan Zhang, PhD.

Graduate Students
Mengqi Huang, PhD.
Anna M
aione, PhD.
Kyle Hewitt, PhD.
Yulia Shamis, PhD.
Tessa DesRochers PhD.

Judith Edwards – Administrative Assistant
Jeremy Baskin – Research Technician
Jennifer Landmann – Administrative Assistant
Christine Kamar- Research Technician
Kamar Reda - Research Technician
Shumin Dong- Research Technician

Elana Knight, MPH - Research Technician

Faye Martin - Administrative Assistant

Trishawna Watkins - Research Technician

Avi Smith - Senior Research Technician

Lev Brown - Research Technician

Dental Research Interns

Irene Lang

Tracy Gerona

Undergraduates and Interns


Shantelia Shook

Mallika Saluja

Alice Rizkallah

Karina Colomba


Christian Evans

Drew Macklin

Yakir Brawer

Karina Colomba

Lev Brown


Jamie Riesenberg

Juju Zweifach

Alma Dogalova

Kayla Gorelick
Nathan Ashby
Fredrick Birnbaum
Anna Shevzov-Zebrun

Sasha Shenk

Karina Demchuk

Josh Napier

Feven Aadhana

Lev Brown
Fiona Burguin
Naftali Falk-Judson
Josephine Agamash
Simon Harris
Maya Leschinsky
Giulana Perini
Drew Sandler

Tianyue Zhang

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