Principal Investigator

Dr. Hashim Al-Hashimi
Dr. Al-Hashimi’s Biography

Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr. Or Szekely
Ph.D. Chemistry (2018)
Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
under Prof. Lucio Frydman
Dr. Hala Abou Assi
Ph.D. Chemistry (2017)
McGill University, Canada
under Prof. Masad J. Damha

Graduate Students

Yu “Henry” Xu
Chemistry 2014-present
B.S. Shandong University, China
Nicole Orlovsky
Biochemistry 2014-present
B.S. University of Michigan, USA
Honglue Shi
Honglue Shi
Chemistry 2015-present
B.S. Peking University, China
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Bei Liu
Bei Liu
Biochemistry 2015-present
B.S. Wuhan Univeristy, China
Atul Rangadurai
Biochemistry 2015-present
B.S. Indian Inst. of Technology, India
Megan Kelly
MSTP 2014 – present & Biochemistry 2017 – present
B.A. Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Stephanie Gu
Biochemistry 2018-present
B.S. California Institute of Technology, USA
Akanksha Manghrani
Biochemistry 2018-present
B.S. & M.S. Indian Inst. of Technology, Bombay, India
Ainan Geng
Biochemistry 2019-present
B.S. Nanjing University, China
Rohit Roy
Computational Biology and Bioinformatics 2019 – present
B.S. Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
Emily Cannistraci
Biochemistry 2020 – present
B.S. University of Maryland, USA

Undergraduate Students

John Boom
Duke University – Class of 2022

Amy Liu
Duke University – Class of 2021

Former Members

Former Post-docs

Dr. Allison Stelling
Postdoctoral Fellow 2015-2020
Presently Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at University of Texas at Dallas, TX, USA

Dr. Mary Clay
Postdoctoral Fellow 2014-2018
Presently Senior Research Technologist in the Department of Structural Biology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, TN, USA

Dr. Yi Xue
Postdoctoral Fellow 2014-2016
Presently Assistant Professor at the School of Life Sciences at Tsinghua University, and Principal Investigator at the Tsinghua-Peking Joint Center for Life Sciences, Beijing, China

Dr. Bharathwaj Sathyamoorthy
Postdoctoral Fellow 2013-2015
Presently Assistant Professor at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal, India

Dr. Loïc Salmon
Postdoctoral Fellow 2011-2014
Presently Assistant Professor in CRMN at University of Lyon, Lyon, France

Dr. Jeetender Chugh
Postdoctoral Fellow 2010-2013
Presently Assistant Professor in Department of Chemistry at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune, India

Dr. Katja Petzold
Postdoctoral Fellow 2010-2013
Presently Assistant Professor in Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics at Karolinska Institute, Solna, Sweden

Former graduate students

Chia-Chieh Chu (Biochemistry)
Ph.D. awarded 2020
Presently Postdoctoral Fellow with Professor Bryan Dickinson at University of Chicago

Laura Ganser (Biochemistry)
Ph.D. awarded 2019
Presently Postdoctoral Fellow with Professor Sua Myong at John Hopkins University

Eric Szymanski (Biochemistry)
Ph.D. awarded 2019
Presently Scientist, Nymirum, Inc

Dawn Merriman (Chemistry)
Ph.D. awarded 2018
Presently Full-time Faculty at University of Dayton

Zachary Stein (Biophysics)
M.S. awarded in 2013
Presently enrolled in the Master in Data Science program at the George Washington University

Huiqing (Jane) Zhou (Chemistry)
Ph.D. awarded 2016
Presently Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Boston College

Anisha Shakya (Chemistry)
Ph.D. awarded 2016
Presently Research Fellow at Institute of Basic Science, Center for Soft and Living Matter, Ulsan, South Korea

Issac Kimsey (Chemistry)
Ph.D. awarded 2016
Presently Vice President, Nymirum, Inc

Anthony Mustoe (Biophysics)
Ph.D. awarded 2014
Presently Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Baylor College of Medicine

Heidi Alvey (Chemistry)
Ph.D. awarded 2014

Janghyun Lee (Chemistry)
Ph.D. awarded 2014
Presently Postdoctoral Fellow with Professor Byong Seok Choi at KAIST Korea

Shan Yang (Chemistry)
Ph.D. awarded 2014
Presently Principle Scientist at Novartis

Joseph Yesselman (Biophysics)
Ph.D. awarded 2014
Presently Assistant Professor of Chemistry at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Scott Horowitz
Ph.D. awarded 2013
Presently Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Denver in Colorado

Jameson Bothe (Chemical Biology)
Ph.D. awarded 2012
Presently Senior Scientist at Merck Research Laboratories

Catherine Eichhorn (Chemistry)
Ph.D. awarded 2012
Presently Assistant Professor of Chemistry at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Liz Dethoff (Chemistry)
Ph.D. awarded 2011
Presently Staff Scientist at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Evgenia Nikolova (Chemical Biology)
Ph.D. awarded 2011
Presently an Assistant Research Scientist at Johns Hopkins University.

Anette Casiano (Chemistry)
Ph.D. awarded 2010
Faculty, Chemistry at Montgomery College

Maximillian Bailor (Chemistry)
Ph.D. awarded 2010
Presently Scientific Affairs Associate and Medical Writer at AXON communications

Andrew Stelzer (Chemical Biology)
Ph.D. awarded 2010
Presently President, Nymirum, Inc

Alexandar L. Hansen (Chemistry)
Ph.D. awarded 2009
Presently Principal Investigator and Research Scientist at the Ohio State University CCIC NMR Facility.

Xiaoyan Sun (Chemistry)
Ph.D. awarded 2008
Presently NMR Facility Manager at NC State University.

Catherine Musselman (Chemistry)
Ph.D. awarded 2007
Presently Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, University of Iowa.

Melissa Getz (Chemistry)
Ph.D. awarded 2007

Qi Zhang (Chemistry)
Ph.D. awarded 2007
Presently Associate Professor of Biochemistry at UNC-Chapel Hill

Rachel Throolin (Chemistry)
M.S. awarded 2004

Former undergraduate students

Charles Fisher
Presently Principal Scientist: Computational Biology

Jeremy Kratz
Presently Medical School University of Wisconsin

Tim Bai
Presently Medical School NYU

Cassie Yuan