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Administrative Assistant II

Michelle has served in administrative roles at Boston University and Marblehead High School where she most recently was the senior administrative assistant to the principal. She was also a teacher at EF Education First, Framingham Public Schools, and UMass Boston. Michelle has a Bachelor’s degree in French from Illinois State University and a Master’s degree in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University.

Valerie Leger, BS

Technical Associate I

Valerie graduated with a B.S. in biology from Framingham State University in 2017. She then spent two years honing her cell culture technique at SBH Sciences, a contract research organization in Natick, MA. Val joined the Gehrke Lab six months before a global pandemic and has been in the BSL3 lab pretty much ever since.


She is always accepting recommendations for Spotify playlists, Netflix shows, and craft beers.

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