Our Team

The current members of the Garg Lab

Salil Garg
Principal Investigator
Education: MD PhD Harvard Medical School

Salil hails from Ohio and completed his B.S./M.S. at the University of Chicago. From there he completed doctoral work in immunobiology with Michael Brenner at Harvard Medical School before pursuing residency training in Pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital and postdoctoral training with MIT faculty member Phillip Sharp. When he is not chasing difficult questions in the lab he engages in the even more difficult task of cheering for his hometown Cincinnati sports teams.

Enrico Moiso
Postdoctoral Associate
Education: PhD Molecular Medicine, University of Turin

Enrico is from Italy, where he worked at the Molecular Biotechnology Center in Turin with Prof. Guido Tarone and Prof. Paolo Provero for his PhD. In the Garg lab, Enrico is focusing on the application of computational and statistical methods to transcriptional heterogeneity, and how we can build better cancer diagnostics using machine learning approaches. In his free time, Enrico loves to swim, cook and - weather permitting - snowboard, climb, hike, golf and sail.

Jessica Robbin
Yale Postgraduate Associate

Jessica is from Connecticut and graduated with her BS in Biology from Southern Connecticut State University, receiving the Stephen Collins Award for the highest GPA in the department. Jessica worked on inhibitors of leukemia in the Crawford Cancer Biology Lab. In Garg lab, Jess is interested in the role of transcription factors in gene expression heterogeneity and cellular differentiation. Jessica enjoys candle-making and hiking.

Sofia Hu
MD-PhD Student
Education: BA Cornell University

Sofia is from Maryland and graduated from Cornell University in 2017 with a B.A. in Biology. She is now a Graduate Student (joint with Jacqueline Lees lab) in the MIT Biology PhD program and is a member of the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) MD Program. Sofia studies how enhancers and transcriptional heterogeneity coordinate cell fate. Sofia likes to hike and kayak.

Lynette X Chan
MIT Undergraduate Course 10-B

Lynette grew up in Orange County, California, and is interested in studying transcription factor binding kinetics in the context of cellular differentiation.  She is also intrigued by the development of rational design techniques in protein engineering.  Lynette chooses to strategically invest her ever-waning free time into playing Genshin Impact and watching Korean cooking vlogs.

Emily Metcalf
Technical Associate

Emily received her bachelor's degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge in 2020. Emily is interested in the roles of enhancers and transcriptional heterogeneity play in establishing cell fate. In her free time, Emily enjoys cooking, playing piano, swimming, and when possible spending far to many consecutive hours playing Dugeons & Dragons.

Vilma Moreno
Sr. Administrative Assistant

Bio coming soon...