Biography

Originally from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Nolawit, better known as Nola, moved to the U.S. to pursue an undergraduate degree at MIT where she was able to work in the Birnbaum Lab using viral vectors to interrogate T-Cell Receptor Ligand interactions. These days, Nola gets to work on understanding cancer transcriptomics and biophysics as a shared research technician between the Shalek lab and Manalis lab of the Koch Institute at MIT. Her favorite hobbies include movie watching, couch potato-ing, distracting people and sewing (sometimes).

Microenvironment drives cell state, plasticity, and drug response in pancreatic cancer
  • Raghavan et al.,
  • Cell,
  • 2021
  • Immunology
  • Cancer
  • Medicine
  • Genomics
  • Computational Methods
  • R&D
  • Technology
  • Peter Winter
  • Andrew Navia
  • Jennyfer Galvez-Reyes
  • Nolawit Mulugeta
  • Alex K. Shalek
Measuring kinetics and metastatic propensity of CTCs by blood exchange between mice
  • Hamza et al.,
  • Nature Communications,
  • 2021
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Genomics
  • Technology
  • R&D
  • Cancer
  • Immunology
  • Nolawit Mulugeta
  • Alex K. Shalek
Single-cell profiling of environmental enteropathy reveals signatures of epithelial remodeling and immune activation in severe disease
  • Kummerlowe et al.,
  • bioRxiv,
  • 2021
  • Genomics
  • Infectious Disease
  • Biology
  • Immunology
  • Conner Kummerlowe
  • Travis Hughes
  • Nolawit Mulugeta
  • Ira Fleming
  • Marko Vukovic
  • Benjamin Doran
  • José Ordovas-Montañes
  • Alex K. Shalek
The tumor microenvironment drives transcriptional phenotypes and their plasticity in metastatic pancreatic cancer
  • Raghavan et al.,
  • bioRxiv,
  • 2020
  • Genomics
  • Medicine
  • Cancer
  • Computational Methods
  • Biology
  • Cell Atlas
  • Immunology
  • Technology
  • Peter Winter
  • Andrew Navia
  • Jennyfer Galvez-Reyes
  • Nolawit Mulugeta
  • Alex K. Shalek