Dr. Giannakis is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, a medical oncologist at the Gastrointestinal Cancer Center of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and an Associate Member at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. His research focuses on understanding the pathogenesis, molecular epidemiology and tumor-immune microenvironment of colorectal cancer and translating these findings into novel targeted and immune-based therapies for patients.
Dr. Giannakis studied Molecular Genetics and Molecular Biology at the University of Toronto, obtained his M.D and Ph.D degree in Biology and Biomedical Sciences from Washington University in Saint Louis, completed his Internal Medicine residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and was a hematology/oncology fellow at the Dana-Farber/Partners Cancer Care Program.
Carino Gurjao, M.Sc. Bioinformatics Analyst
Paris-born and raised, Carino relocated to Boston in 2018 to join the Giannakis lab after having completed his M.Sc.Eng studies. He previously was a visiting student at MIT in 2016-2017. He is integrating sequencing data with clinical and epidemiological information such as lifestyle and diet habits in order to gain insights into novel prevention strategies and therapies for this disease. For his work, Carino was nominated by our laboratory and selected in the Forbes list of "30 under 30" in Healthcare.
Pushpamali De Silva, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow
Pushpamali obtained her PhD from the Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium and has studied the antitumor immune responses by tumor infiltrating lymphocytes and tertiary lymphoid structures. She is currently modeling the colorectal cancer immune micro environment and how tumor molecular events impact the latter. Apart from going after immune cells, she enjoys traveling for food, rowing, and hiking.
Jules Cazaubiel, M.Sc. Bioinformatics analyst
Jules joined the Giannakis lab in the summer of 2022 and is interested in applying bioinformatics analyses to gain insights into colorectal cancer pathogenesis, with a particular focus on young-onset colorectal cancer. In his free time, he enjoys reading, the occasional video game and horror movies.
Past laboratory members
Casey O'Brien, B.Sc. Research Associate
Casey is currently pursuing her MD at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.
Dane Ford-Roshon, B.Sc. Research Associate
Dane is currently a Ph.D. student at UCSD .
Lishan Fang, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow
Lishan is currently faculty at the Sun Yat-Sen University.
Mansoureh Hakimi, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow
Max Russo, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow
Max is currently a scientist at MOMA therapeutics.
Maximilien Grandclaudon Ph.D. Postdoctoral fellow
Maximilien is currently a scientist at Generate Biomedicines.