Karina Meiri, PhD

Karina Meiri, PhD

Professor of Developmental, Molecular & Chemical Biology



BSc, Pharmacy, Liverpool School of Pharmacy
PhD, Neuroscience, Liverpool University School of Medicine
Postdoctoral Training, Washington University, St Louis


Campus: Boston
Office: Stearns 706
Workspace: Stearns 7

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-2445
E-mail   Send an e-mail


Graduate Programs

Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology, Neuroscience, Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics


Research Synopsis

I no longer conduct bench research or accept dissertation students. 

I focus on leadership of the Center for Translational Science Education (CTSE). This center bridges the divide between biomedical scientists and high school educators, to bring the up-to-date science behind health and disease into the high school classroom. My group does this through forging partnerships among specialists in biomedical science, teachers, and educational researchers who design, support implementation of, and evaluate life-relevant curricula. Our goals are twofold: first, to engage students in authentic science practice and promote self-efficacy in scientific problem solving – skill sets required for building the 21st century biomedical and health sciences workforce; second to promote health literacy – a skill set required for effective 21st century health management.


Center Members

Carol Bascom-Slack, Research Assistant Professor Send an e-mail 
Elizabeth Genné-Bacon, Postdoctoral Scholar Send an e-mail Lab Research Page
Jessica Henry, Postdoctoral Scholar Send an e-mail Lab Research Page
Berri Jacque, Research Assistant Professor Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Katherine Malanson, Postdoctoral Scholar Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Revati Masilamani, Research Associate Send an e-mail
Leslie Schneider, Project Coordinator Send an e-mail 
Stephanie Tammen, Postdoctoral Scholar Send an e-mail Lab Research Page

Apply to the Sackler School


The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development

June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research