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Nora is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Director of Research Training in the Allergy and Clinical Immunology Division at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  She joined the faculty after completing training in Pulmonary Medicine and Allergy Immunology. Her clinical interest is severe asthma. Her research interests are to define the innate immune networks that underpin disease in the respiratory tract.

Michael Mandanas

Michael  is a PhD student in the Immunology Program at Harvard who joined the lab in the summer of 2023. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering with a minor in Computer Science in May of 2022. His previous research was focused on antigen presentation in the context of HIV, and he is currently investigating metabolic changes observed in type 2 inflammation.

Shanthi Hedge

Shanthi is an undergraduate currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science degree in Cell and Molecular Biology in the Honors Program. She joined the Barrett Lab in March 2022 as part of the co-op program at Northeastern, and her current research interests focus on the functions of airway brush cells in type II inflammation.

Kelly Zheng, BA

Kelly joined the lab as a research assistant in 2022 after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Anthropology from Amherst College, where she studied root iron homeostasis in Arabidopsis thaliana. Her current research focuses on airway epithelial cell behavior in type II inflammation in human and murine models.


Nils is joined the lab as a Research Assistant in 2018 after graduating with a degree in Molecular Biology from Umea University. His previous research experience focused on virulence-associated behaviors in enteric bacteria. His current research is on human airway epithelial cell behavior and plasticity.


Xin is a Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He joined the laboratory in 2019 after completing his PhD in molecular biology at Southern Illinois University, studying intestinal immunology in inflammatory bowel disease. His current research interest is airway basal cell development and remodeling in type 2 inflammatory diseases.


Kimmy is a graduate student currently pursuing her Master of Medical Science degree in Immunology at Harvard Medical School. Previously, she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology at Colorado State University, where she studied the pathogenesis and host-microbe interaction of Mycobacterium spp. She joined Barrett Lab in 2020 for her thesis project, and her current research interests focus on characteristics and functions of murine airway brush cells in type II inflammation.


Minkyu is a research fellow at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He received his PhD from Seoul National University College of Medicine in March of 2020, studying airway epithelial remodeling and hypoxia-driven cancer. He joined the laboratory in November of 2020 and his current research interest is the biology of airway brush cells and their regulation by G protein-coupled receptors.


George is a clinical fellow in Allergy & Immunology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He graduated from Harvard College with an A.B. in Biomedical Engineering in 2012 and completed medical school in the division of Health Sciences & Technology at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2017. He then finished residency in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 2020 prior to starting his fellowship in Allergy & Immunology. George is interested in using quantitative approaches to better understand the pathophysiology of allergic disease.


Fareed is a Senior Administrative Assistant and has been at Brigham and Women’s Hospital since 2018. Before that, he worked as an Administrative Officer at a flagship hospital in United Arab Emirates, managed by the Cleveland Clinic. He holds an Associate’s Degree in Statistics from Damascus University and a Certificate in Administrative Management from the Institute of International Research. Fareed has many years of experience in hospital management and his unique administrative skills consistently contribute to our team’s success.


Amelia is an administrative assistant who joined the Allergy and Immunology Division in August 2022. She graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a Master’s Degree in Communication with a concentration in New Media and Marketing. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new restaurants, and spending time with family and friends.


Dan Dwyer, PhD
Former Postdoctoral Fellow
Instructor, BWH
Lora Bankova, MD
Former Postdoctoral Fellow
Assistant Professor, BWH
Saltanat Ualiyeva, MD, MS
Former Research Technician
Postdoctoral Fellow, BWH
Matt Gianetti, MD
Former Postdoctoral Fellow
Instructor, BWH

Min Lee, MD
Former Postdoctoral Fellow
Attending Physician, Hoag Medical Group
Matthew Parsons, MD
Former Research Technician
Fellow, University of Utah
James Fernandez, MD, PhD
Former Postdoctoral Fellow
Faculty, Cleveland Clinic
Opu Rahman, PA
Former Research Technician
Physician’s Assistant, Touro College


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