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Meet The Team

Current Members

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Sophia Leann Wells

Sophia grew up in Akron, Ohio and graduated in 2022 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from John Carroll University. She joined the Gupta Lab as a Research Coordinator in the Summer of 2022. She plans to pursue a career in medicine. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and running. 

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Jessica Ortega

Jessica grew up in Bethel, Connecticut, and graduated in 2023 from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science in Pathobiology and a minor in Molecular Cell Biology. Joining the Gupta Lab as a Research Assistant in the summer of 2023, she aspires to pursue a career in medicine. Jessica enjoys making ceramics, Latin dancing, and hiking in her free time.

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Olivia Green-Lingren

Olivia grew up on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. She graduated from Emory University in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience & Behavioral Biology. She is pursuing her Master's of Science in Medical Sciences at Boston University School of Medicine. She joined the Gupta Lab in June 2023 as a Research Trainee and is completing a research-based thesis project. She plans to pursue a career in medicine. She enjoys going to concerts, crocheting, and reading in her free time.

Shreya Rao

Shreya is from Long Island, NY. She graduated as a member of Georgetown University's Class of 2023, obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Management & Policy with a concentration in Administration. Shreya joined the lab in the Summer of 2023 as a Research Assistant. She wishes to pursue a medical career in the near future, and some of her hobbies include going to the beach, reading, writing, and long-distance running. 

Sharanya Maryada

Sharanya is from Hyderabad, India. She completed her undergraduate studies at JNTU in Hyderabad, earning a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology. Currently, Sharanya is enrolled in a Master's program in Information Systems at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Sharanya's strong passion for research and innovation, coupled with her interest in the healthcare sector, led her to intern as a research trainee in the Gupta Lab. With her sights set on a career in data analytics, Sharanya dedicates her free time to exploring new food places and traveling.

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Kevin Lee Chen

Kevin is a PhD candidate in the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and assists part-time with statistical analyses for the Gupta lab. He previously received a B.S. in Statistics and Analytics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an A.M. in Biostatistics from Harvard University. Kevin’s primary research interests are in causal inference in interference settings, with applications to environmental health and policy. In his spare time, he’s a big college basketball and hockey fan.



Nishant Devaraj

Nishant grew up in Houston, Texas and graduated in 2023 with a Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology from Boston University. He joined the Gupta lab for the 2022-2023 academic year as a Research Assistant. He intends to join the medical field in the near future, continuing on his journey to become a surgeon. In his free time, Nishant enjoys sports, reading and working out.

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Lea Feghali

Lea is from Beirut, Lebanon. She did her Family Medicine residency at the American University of Beirut Medical Center and joined the lab in 2022 as a postdoctoral research trainee. She is planning to pursue her career in Family Medicine in the states for the coming years at Indiana University School of Medicine. Outside of the field, Lea enjoys music, plays the bass guitar, and loves outdoor activities.

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Robert Seitter

Robert grew up in Miami, Florida and completed his masters at the BU MAMS program. He competed his internship with the lab during the 2021-2022 academic year during which time his first-author abstract was selected to be part of the 2022 American society of Nephrology (ASN) kidney week conference. He is interested in acute care medicine, public health, medical anthropology, and linguistics.

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Arunima Mariya Jose

Arunima was born and raised in Kerala, India. She graduated from Sree Gokulam Medical College in 2020. She worked with Dr. Gupta from 2021-22 as a Postdoctoral Research Trainee at BWH/DFCI, helping with studies related to cisplatin-associated acute kidney injury. Arunima is currently completing her residency at Florida State University College of Medicine, Cape Coral Hospital for Internal Medicine.

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