Research Assistants

Our Division has a strong track record of training students. Many alumni have gone on to starting their own labs, working in industry, or running clinical departments.

Alexandra Barr, B.S.

Alex is a Research Assistant in the Zwicker lab working with Dr. Anish Sharda on projects on Von Willebrand disease and other blood disorders. Alex attended Brandeis University where she earned her B.S. in Biology and B.A. in Environmental Studies. She attended graduate school at UMass Amherst where she studied the evolution of chemical defenses in tomatoes. ​

Sharjeel A. Chaudhry, B.S.


Sharjeel Chaudhry is a Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Fellow focused on the social determinants of health, in particular the impact of diet on cardiovascular disease. His research work has been published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation and The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on the mechanims that drive thromboinflammation in vivo. He is also a 4th year medical student at George Washington University.

Sharjeel graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Human Biology, Health, and Society. After undergrad, Sharjeel worked for two years as a management consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, where he advised on large-scale modernization efforts for the Veterans Health Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Previously, Sharjeel worked in the Flaumenhaft Lab as an NIH funded T-35 research fellow.


2017 – William Beaumont Research Award 1st Place – George Washington University
2017 to 2018 – Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Fellowship


Christina Scartelli, B.A.

Christina is a research assistant in the Flaumenhaft lab. She is from Bethlehem, PA and has a BA in Biology from Amherst College. She has held previous internships at Sanofi Pasteur and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. 

Matthew Serrata, B.S.


Matthew is a Research Assistant in the Bendapudi lab. Originally from California, he attended Boston College where he earned his BS in Biochemistry. He has previously held technician positions at Tufts Medical Center and Amgen Inc. His current project involves the study of the contact-dependent coagulation pathway as it pertains to thrombogenesis.

Lindsay Tomczak, B.S.


Lindsay is a Research Assistant in the Bendapudi lab studying the contact-dependent coagulation pathway. She attended Union College in upstate New York where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Computer Science. She has previously held an internship position at EpigenDx, Inc. and completed a thesis research project at Union involving light-induced expression of a coral protein in fungi.