Our Leadership Team

The BPDA is a committee based organization composed of Advocacy, Career Development, Public Affairs and Social Committees.

Our leadership also includes three officers: the Executive Director, Clerk and Treasurer.  Please learn more about our leadership team by clicking below.

 

Leadership

Leader of the BPDA

 Sarah Dykstra, PhD  Postdoctoral Scholar, Tufts University

Sarah Dykstra, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar, Tufts University

BPDA Treasurer

 Sandrine Ettou, PhD  Postdoctoral Scholar, Boston Children Hosptial

Sandrine Ettou, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar, Boston Children Hosptial

Advocacy CommiTTEE Co-cHAiRS

 Ian Mahar, PhD  Postdoctoral Scholar, Boston University

Ian Mahar, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar, Boston University

 Meghan Pierce, PhD  Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School

Meghan Pierce, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School

Career Development Committee Co-Chairs

 Giulio Chiesa, PhD  Postdoctoral Associate, Boston University

Giulio Chiesa, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate, Boston University

 Tara MacDonaold, PhD  Postdoctoral Fellow, Joslin Diabetes Center

Tara MacDonaold, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Joslin Diabetes Center

Social Committee Co-Chairs

 Carine Beaupere, PhD  Postdoctoral Scholar, Boston University

Carine Beaupere, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar, Boston University

 Sara Mina, PhD  Postdoctoral Scholar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Sara Mina, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Affairs Committee Co-Chairs

 Francesco Borriello, PhD  Postdoctoral Scholar,  Boston Children's Hospital

Francesco Borriello, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar,  Boston Children's Hospital

 Fernando Ferriera  Harvard Medical School

Fernando Ferriera

Harvard Medical School

 Math Simon, PhD  Postdoctoral Scholar,  Boston University

Math Simon, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar,  Boston University

 

BPDA Leadership alumni

 Tony Cijsouw, PhD  Founding Co-Chair, BPDA Advocacy Committee  Postdoctoral Scholar, Tufts University

Tony Cijsouw, PhD

Founding Co-Chair, BPDA Advocacy Committee

Postdoctoral Scholar, Tufts University

 Jonathan Yen, PhD  Former Co-Chair, BPDA Social Committee  Scientist, Beam Therapeutics

Jonathan Yen, PhD

Former Co-Chair, BPDA Social Committee

Scientist, Beam Therapeutics

 Tom Matazarro, PhD  Founding Co-Chair, BPDA Advocacy Committee  Postdoctoral Scholar, MIT

Tom Matazarro, PhD

Founding Co-Chair, BPDA Advocacy Committee

Postdoctoral Scholar, MIT

 Swetha Murali, PhD  Founding Co-Chair BPDA Career Development Commoittee  Venture Labs Summer Fellow 

Swetha Murali, PhD

Founding Co-Chair BPDA Career Development Commoittee

Venture Labs Summer Fellow