As a lab, we are interested in recruiting members from diverse educational backgrounds with varying career goals. This includes people with an interest in biology, engineering, computational biology, single-cell genomics/ transcriptomics, and immunology. We strive to support our lab members in all their efforts, both personally and professionally, as we seek to build a better understanding of women’s and reproductive health, immunology, and systems biology together. We are always looking for talented and curious students at all levels, from undergraduates to postdocs, to join us. Please reach out to Dr. Goods directly if you are interested in joining our group. See here for more details!


Lab Members

Dr. Britt Goods’ research lies at the intersection of reproductive health, immunology, and biological engineering. Britt received her PhD in Biological Engineering from MIT in 2017 and she received her B.Eng. from The Thayer School of Engineering in 2011. She is broadly interested in creating tools, approaches, and the requisite biological knowledge to address pressing clinical problems in reproductive health and immunology. She also enjoys hiking and hanging out with her family.

Britt Goods

Principal Investigator

Daniela is a research technician in the Goods Lab and Shalek Lab (MIT) interested in applying single-cell technologies to better elucidate transcriptional changes that drive follicle activation, maturation and ovulation. When Daniela is not in the lab, you can find her exploring the city of Boston, front row in a spin-cycle class, or visiting family in Canada.

Daniela Russo

Research Technician

Olivia is a first year PhD student interested in mapping the effects of sex hormones on macrophage fate and function using RNA-sequencing technologies. Originally from Florida, Olivia enjoys being outside and her goal is to hike all the 4,000 foot mountains in New Hampshire before she graduates.

Olivia Palmer

Graduate Student

I’m Rachel, a Ph.D. student in Good’s lab. Originally from China, I graduated from Boston College with degrees in Biology, Computer Science and Philosophy. My research interests mainly focus on interdisciplinary biology where computational and statistical methods are applied. I’m currently working on finding drug targets for female-targeted non-hormonal contraceptives and would love to explore how single-cell sequencing analysis contributes to ovarian biology. In my spare time, besides taking naps in the New England afternoon sun under a warm fluffy blanket, I love to eat, read and do some drawings.

Rachel Huang

Graduate Student

Hi Everyone, my name is Laasya and I am from India. I did my under-graduation in Biomedical Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. I am a first year Ph.D. student at Goods lab and my research interests are in maternal and fetal immunology. In my free time, I like to go hiking, exploring the city, and trying different kinds of food.

Laasya Devi Annepureddy

Graduate Student

Kristine Suritis

Undergraduate Research Assistant

My work aims to optimize culture conditions for mammary epithelial cells. Currently, I am analyzing sc-RNAseq data to identify potential upstream regulators of genes involved in lactation.

Anna Byrd

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Ami Nwaoha

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Previous Trainees and Alumni

Yunbeen’s research focused on investigating how cell-cell communication was altered across the menstrual cycle and as a function of disease. She analyzed previously generated datasets from healthy donors and endometriosis patients to identify receptor-ligand pairs responsible for mediating interactions between stromal cells and macrophages or epithelial cells and macrophages. She is currently an undergraduate at MIT.

Yunbeen Bae

Undergraduate researcher (co-mentored with Dr. Alex Shalek)

Michael’s research in the lab focused on developing computational methods for refining organoid composition via automated cell type identification. He also was responsible for generating single-cell RNA-seq data on endometriosis patients, revealing key cell states and altered cell-cell communication events. He is currently a graduate student in computational biology at Weill Cornell/ MSKCC and a biotech entrepreneur, investor, and community builder.

Michael Retchin

Undergraduate researcher (co-mentored with Dr. Alex Shalek)