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In Ke Yuan lab, we believe that diversity,  inclusion and equality are key to our success. We are dedicated to creating an environment where everyone feels welcome and respected, regardless of background.

Ke Yuan Boston children's Hospital Harvard Medial school

Assistant Professor of Harvard Medical School

2017 Class of Parker B Francis Fellow


Ke received her PhD in Biology from Temple University, PA, and was then a postdoctoral fellow at the Division of Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine at Stanford University when she joined the faculty. Ke has been recognized nationally as a Parker B Francis Fellow, a fellow of American Heart Association (AHA) and a recipient of AHA Scientist Development Grant, Cournand and Comroe Young Investigator Award. 

I enjoy reading, painting, jogging and watching TV shows. My fav movies are Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars & Star Trek. I wish I could be the one with Force and the Force is always with me.

Timothy Klouda
Tim Klouda DO

Instructor of Harvard Medical School

NHLBI T32 and K08 Awardee

After attending medical school at the University Of New England College Of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, ME  I moved to Philadelphia, PA to complete a pediatric residency at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. There, I decided to pursue a career in pediatric pulmonology and started my fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital in July 2019. I joined Ke Yuan’s lab in September 2020 with an interest in studying pericyte’s role in developing pulmonary hypertension induced by sheer stress.  Our research uses the murine pneumonectomy model and investigates not only pericytes but the contribution of other vascular cells in the development of pulmonary hypertension. My other clinical and research interests include lung transplantation and vascular malformations.  In my spare time, I enjoy trying new restaurants in the city and spending time with my fiancée Amy and puppy Penelope.

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Yunhye Kim PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow of Harvard Medical School

AHA Postdoc Fellowship Awardee

Yunhye received her M.S/Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Integrated Biomedical Science at Soonchunhyang Institute of Medi-bio Science in South Korea. During her doctoral studies, she studied cellular force generation by using traction force microscopy (TFM), and stem cell organoids and their application to tissue regeneration. After her graduation, she joined as a postdoctoral fellow at Ke Yuan’s lab in 2022. Her objective of current research is to unravel the mechanism of mural cell behaviors in pulmonary vascular remodeling within pulmonary arterial hypertension. Yunhye’s ultimate objective is to develop an in vitro platform to identify novel therapeutic targets for PAH through an interdisciplinary approach using iPSC, a lineage-tracing mouse model, and AI-based screening.

Tiffany Liu BS 


Tiffany received her B.S. in Medical and Molecular Biology with a minor in Health Psychology from MCPHS University along with a minor in Performing Arts from the Colleges of the Fenway in 2021. She is currently a full time research assistant in the Ke Yuan Lab. Her main project involves studying the intersection between lymphatics and pulmonary arterial hypertension. In her spare time, she likes to attend musicals in the Boston area, read fiction books, and play video games.

Yan Li  MS 

Research Assistant II

Yan obtained her M.S. degree from the Institute of Zoology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. During her master's studies, she focused on the role of DNA methylation in hematopoietic stem cell generation during early stage. After her graduation, she joined Ke Yuan’s lab as a full-time research assistant in 2024. Currently, her research investigates pericyte metabolism in pulmonary arterial hypertension. In her spare time, she enjoys running and playing card games.

Gustavo Alves

Summer Intern, BCH COACH Program 2024

Sophomore, UMass Amherst

Gustavo is currently in his second year at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, pursuing a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Japanese. He is a COACH summer research intern at the Ke Yuan Lab. In his free time, he likes exploring new food places, trying new video games, and going on runs.

Nael Louis

Summer Intern, BCH COACH Program 2024

Sophomore, UMass Amherst

Nael is currently in his second year at Umass Amherst pursuing a B.S in Biology. He is a summer college  coach intern who is studying to become a pediatrician.  He is bilingual in English and Spanish and also knows how to play the Viola. In his free time he likes to play basketball, video games, and spend time with friends and family.

Emily Qiaoyu Wang

Summer Intern

Sophomore, UC Berkeley

Qiaoyu is currently an upcoming junior student in University of California, Berkeley, majoring in Bioengineering. She is now a summer student intern in the Ke Yuan Lab. Her main task involves cell culture and microfluid design to study pericyte and endothelial cell interactions. In her spare time, she likes doing street dance, exploring the nature, and watcing TV series.


Lab Photo 2024

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Lab Photo 2021



Marielle Discipulo, MD 

Research Assistant (2014-2016),
Current Position: Resident with Trinity Health System in Steubenville, OH


"Working with Dr. Yuan was an exceptional learning experience. It was a mixture of proper guidance and autonomy so that I could properly execute our projects. From the very beginning, I was made part of a team and it made me quickly comfortable in the lab. Prior to entering medical school, she acted as a mentor, giving me advice and helping me, especially with my interviewing skills. To this day, I still feel very comfortable reaching out to Dr. Yuan for help. I look back at my time working with her very fondly."

Hyunbum Kim PhD, postdoctoral fellow, Samsung Biologics
Jiwon Kim BS, Research Assistant, PhD candidate, University of Pittsburgh
Joshua Lo, Summer Intern, Northeastern University
Kathyrin Li, Summer Intern, Undergraduate student at UC Berkeley
Eric M. Shuffle, Medical Student, Louisana University
Maria Lyuksyutova, MD in Physical Medicine, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Texas
Joyce Yu, Research Assistant at Stanford University

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