Lab People

Naama Kanarek Ph.D.

P.I.

Naama completed her Ph.D. in Jerusalem, Israel in the Ben-Neriah Lab, and her postdoctoral training in the Whitehead Institute, MIT, in the Sabatini Lab.

Naama is a Principal Investigator in the Pathology Department of Boston Children’s Hospital and a pending Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School.

Naama’s passion for folate metabolism started in the Sabatini lab when she realized how little is known about folate homeostasis in cells, in organs and in organisms.

Naama is also a hiker and an enthusiastic, although mediocre, biker, and if it would have been up to her, she would have gone to a different place around the world every month.

Boryana Petrova Ph.D.

Senior Scientist

Boryana completed her PhD in Heidelberg, Germany in the lab of Dr. Christian Haering, and her postdoctoral work at the Whitehead Institute in the lab of Prof. Terry Orr-Weaver and later on in the lab of Dr. Sebastian Lourido.

At the Whitehead Institute Boryana developed a passion for mass spectrometry, metabolomics and metabolism and has joined the lab of Dr. Naama Kanarek at the Pathology Department of Boston Children’s Hospital as a staff scientist.

She will be focusing on metabolomics in general and folate homeostasis and metabolism specifically.

In her spare time, Boryana trains Japanese sword and other martial arts or finds refuge from the noisy city while bird-watching.

Nuria Vital
M.Sc.

Visiting Scientist

Nuria completed her M.Sc. in Tel-Aviv, Israel in the Kupiec Lab where she studied the TOR pathway. At Tel-Aviv university Nuria became intrigued by folate metabolism and metabolomics as a powerful research tool. She joined the Kanarek lab as an observer intern. Nuria is also very much passionate about yoga, hiking and is open to new adventures.  

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The Kanarek Lab is now hiring Ph.D. students and postdocs.

If you are a motivated and talented scientist, and you care about folate (or curious enough to learn why you should...) - please contact us!

We are looking for people like you to join our dynamic, young lab.

Our lab is a place where you can grow and prosper as a scientist and as a person.  Where your input will be significant and where every person can shape the culture and the future of the lab.

Please email: naama.kanarek@childrens.harvard.edu for more details

Join us!!!

The Kanarek Lab

Department of Pathology

Boston Children Hospital /

Harvard Medical School

Enders 1116.2

300 Longwood Ave

Boston, MA 02115

Lab Phone: (617) 355-7433

Office Phone: (617) 919-7352

Principal Investigator email: 

naama.kanarek@childrens.harvard.edu