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Current Lab Members

Principle Investigator

Howard C. Hang, Ph.D. - Associate Professor and Head of Laboratory
B.Sc. in Chemistry 1998, University of California, Santa Cruz with Prof. Joseph Konopelski
Ph.D. in Chemistry 2003, University of California, Berkeley with Prof. Carolyn Bertozzi
Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Fellow 2004 - 2006, Whitehead Institute with Prof. Hidde Ploegh
Assistant Professor and Head of Lab, 2007 - 2012, The Rockefeller University
Associate Professor and Head of Lab, 2013 - present, The Rockefeller University

Current Members

Postdocs

Nathan Westcott, Ph.D. – Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fellow
B.S. in Biochemistry 2006, University of Virginia
Ph.D. in Chemistry 2011, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill with Prof. Mohammed Yousaf

Virginia Ahn Pedicord, Ph.D. (joint with Mucida Lab)
B.A. in Biology 1999, Carleton College
Ph.D. in Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis 2010, Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University with Prof. James Allison

Emmanuelle Thinon, Ph.D. – Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow
M.S. in Organic Chemistry 2009, University of Strasbourg, France
Ph.D. in Chemical Biology 2013, Imperial College London with Prof. Edward Tate

Yen-Chih Wang, Ph.D. – Cancer Research Institute Fellow
B.S. in Chemistry 2006, National Taiwan University
Ph.D. in Chemistry 2014, University of Minnesota with Prof. Mark Distefano

Byungchul Kim, Ph.D. - Hemlsey Fellow
B.S. in Life Science and Engineering 2006, Korea University, Seoul
M.S. in Plant Pathology 2008, Korea University, Seoul
Ph.D. in Chemical Biology 2014, University of Michigan with Prof. Carol Fierke

Qiang Li, Ph.D. – Cancer Research Institute Fellow
B.S. in Biochemistry 2010, South China University of Technology
Ph.D. in Chemical Biology 2015, Graduate School of Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, National Institute of Biological Sciences with Prof. Xiaoguang Lei

Charles Hespen, Ph.D.
B.S. in Biochemistry 2010, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology 2016, University of California, Berkeley with Prof. Michael Marletta

Graduate Students

Zhenrun (Jerry) Zhang
B.Sc. in Chemistry 2012, Peking University, Beijing

Avital Percher – National Science Foundation Fellow
B.Sc. in Biochemistry 2012, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Emma Garst
B.A. in Biochemistry 2013, Mount Holyoke College

Taku Tsukidate - Takenaka Scholar
B.Sc. in Chemistry 2016, Kyoto University

Tandrilla Das
B.Sc. in Chemistry 2016, Indian Institute of Science

Juliel Espinosa
B.Sc. in Chemistry 2015, City University of New York - Hunter College

Staff

Elizabeth Fitzgerald - Lab Administrator/Manager
B.A. in Integrative Arts 2002, Penn State University
M.A. in Public Communications 2005, Fordham University 

Alumni

Postdocs (Tenure in lab) – Current Position                                                                                     

Tao Peng (2012 - 2016) - Associate Professor, Peking University School of Chemical Biology & Biotechnology, Shenzhen, China.
Rayshonda Hardy (2014 - 2016) - Biomedical Writer at Phase Five Communications.
Ruina He (2014 - 2016) - Senior Scientist at GenScript Inc.
Xiaonan Zhao (2013 - 2015) - Clinical Genomics Analyst at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Srinivasan Ramakrishnan (2013 - 2015) - Research Scientist at University of Georgia
Jordan RoseFigura (2010 - 2015) - Scientist Swift Biosciences, Inc
Lisa Ambrosini Vadola (2011 - 2013) - Medical Writer and Consultant, Whitsell Innovations, Inc.
Jacob Yount (2007 - 2012) - Assistant Professor, Department of Microbial Infection and Immunity, The Ohio State University.
Lun Kelvin Tsou (2007 - 2012) - Assistant Investigator, National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan
Yu-Ying Yang (2007 - 2010) - Research Scientist, Pfizer.
Anuradha Raghavan (2007 - 2009) - Research Scientist, ChemWerth.

Graduate Students

Xiaoqiu Yuan (2010 - 2016) - Life Science Specialist, L.E.K. Consulting.
Kavita Rangan (2008 - 2015) - TBD.
Paul Dossa (2007 - 2013) - Associate, Venrock.
Mingzi Zhang (2007 - 2012) - Research Scientist, Metabolic Engineering Research Lab, A*STAR.
Markus Grammel (2007 - 2012) - Patent Attorney, Grunecker.
Guillaume Charron (2006 - 2012) - TBD.
John Wilson (2006 - 2011) - Chief Executive Office, ProtiFi.

Technicians, Undergraduates, High School Students

Aleksandra Prochera (SURF Student 2016)
Corey Model (SSRP Student 2015, 2016)
Geneva Miller (Technician 2013 - 2014)
Steven Chen (Technician 2013 - 2015)
Emma Salmon-Taylor (Bard Visiting Student 2011)
Kathrin Schwinghammer (Bayer Foundation Diploma Student 2010)                                      
Audrey Li (STRAW Student 2008, Research Assistant 2010)                    
Xin-Zi Emily Tang (SURF Student 2010)                                                      
Eliah Shamir (SURF Student 2007)                                                                
James Flexner (STRAW Student 2007)

Principle InvestigatorHoward C. Hang, Ph.D. - Associate Professor and Head of LaboratoryB.Sc. in Chemistry 1998, University of California, Santa Cruz with Prof. Joseph KonopelskiPh.D. in Chemistry 2