B.S. Chemistry University of California at Berkeley
Ph.D. Chemistry University of California at Irvine
Postdoctoral Fellow California Institute of Technology
The PI was born in New Delhi and raised in the friendly confines of the San Fernando Valley. When not in the lab, he fights battles of good versus evil with Adais.
B.S. Chemistry & Biochemistry, Montclair State University
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania
Stephanie was born and raised in New Jersey. She moved to Philadelphia for her Ph.D. where she worked on targeting nucleic acid junctions with small molecules. Steph is excited to now be in NYC working on targeting PPIs and RNA. When not in lab, she enjoys reading and spending time with her nephews.
Viktoriya was born in Moldova, a small country nestled between Romania and Ukraine, and grew up in Charlotte. With her "dream goal to one day work in a lab" now been achieved, she is focused on the next big step of moving on to graduate school.
B.S. Chemistry, The College of Wooster
Sarah Blosser hails from a small Connecticut beach town about an hour away from NYC. Sarah spent her undergrad years in rural Ohio where she became accustomed to livestock smells, and farm equipment traffic. Excited to finally be living in a city, Sarah looks forward to cultivating an NYC life while targeting PPIs.
B.Sc. Chemistry, National Taiwan University
M.Sc. Chemistry, National Taiwan University
Handiko was born in Medan, Indonesia. When not experimenting with catalysts, he likes to cook.
Seong Ho "Johnny" Hong
B.S. Chemistry. Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison
Johnny was born in South Korea, but he spent most of his teens in Kentucky and Madison. At Wisonsi-Madison, he failed to become a true badger fan by choosing working at Sam Gellman's lab over watching college football. But he never regrets it since it helped him to find what he likes to do. He's also a Korean Army veteran, so he needs to go back and fight if war breaks out. But for now, he wants to become a true scientist at NYU.
M.Sc. Organic Chemistry, University of Pune, India
Ph.D. Chemistry, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India
Ganesh was born and raised in a rural are in the State of Maharashtra, India. His doctoral research focused on reverse turn mimetic of angiotensin II and combretastatin analogues under the supervision of Dr. G. J. Sanjayan. At NYU, he is developing PPI inhibitors for HPV-mediated cancers. When not in lab he enjoys exploring new places and watching movies.
Igor, a Serbian national, was born and raised in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, where he is rumored to have personally known Cecil, the lion. Although his major is chemistry, his true value lies in his ability to reach high shelves in the laboratory. Igor is currently impressing the denizens of NYU with his fancy accent and skills in organic chemistry.
B.A. Chemistry, Vassar College
Haley was born and raised on the North Shore of Long Island. After attending Vassar College where she researched inorganic chemistry, she has come to NYU to switch gears and learn about PPIs. One of her lofty goals during her time at NYU is to run into one of the Real Housewives of New York City on the street. When not in the lab, she likes to cook and has the scars to prove it.
B.A. Chemistry, Boston University
Born and raised in New York City, Ashley decided to return here after going to school in Boston. In the lab, she combines her skills of chemistry and biology. When not in the lab, she enjoys cooking and doing yoga.
B.S. Chemistry, Temple University
Jon's appreciation for a good cup of tea and coffee led him away from the City of Brotherly Love to pursue science in NYC. When over-caffeinated, Jon works on the synthesis of hydrogen bond surrogates to target RNA in a structure specific manner and the synthesis of oxopiperazine helix mimic isosteres. When under-caffeinated, he tries to figure out a way to stay awake during group meetings.
B.A. Chemistry, CUNY-Hunter College
Giovanna was born and raised in New York City where she completed her undergrad degree and is now working on her graduate degree. When not in the lab, you can find her reading, running, or plotting her next escape from the Big Apple.
Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, University of Hyderabad, India
Postdoctoral Fellow, Organic Chemistry, City College New York
Satish was born in Jammikunta, a small town in the newly formed state Telangana, India. He performed asymmetric synthesis and catalysis for his Ph.D. studies and worked as a research scientist in industry before pursuing a postdoctoral position at City College of New York. He is now applying his synthetic skills to develop beta-strand inhibitors of protein-protein interactions.
B.S. Biochemistry, Rutgers University
Ph.D. Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University
Nick was born and raised in the Garden State, where he researched buried charges in a cellulose-degrading enzyme under Prof. Peter Kahn at Rutgers University. He earned his Ph.D. from Yale University, where he studied the design of phosphospecific protein-protein interactions under Prof. Lynne Regan. In lab, Nick’s research focuses on various aspects of hydrogen bond surrogate (HBS) technology. Outside of lab, he enjoys hiking and brewing darn good beer.
B.S. Chemistry, Florida International University
Justin comes from Miami where he studied base excision repair at FIU. After switching gears, he is now working on using peptides to bind protein and RNA targets. He spends his free time climbing, biking around the city, and brewing beer.
B.S. Chemistry, Xiamen University
M.S. Chemistry, Xiamen University
Huabin was born in an old town in southeast China, and spent 7 years in Xiamen University where he got his bachelor and master degrees. He likes watching movies and listening to music during his spare time.
B.S. Chemistry, UCSD
M.S. Chemistry, UCSD
Mike hails from the Golden State. Before translocating to NYU, he spent two years learning about intricacies of coenzyme A biochemistry in Mike Burkart's group. As an idea man, Mike is constantly searching for that one project that will make him rich and famous. The search continues....
B.S. Chemical Biology, Stevens Institute of Technology
Yuwei was born and raised in the Ice City of China, therefore, NYC is too hot for her even in the winter. After conducting two years of computational chemistry oriented research, she decided to get her hands dirty. When not in the lab, she enjoys exploring new restaurants. Asian food and green colored juices are her favorites.
B.S. Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley
M.S. Biomedical Engineering, NYU-Poly
Daniel was born and raised in Southern California. After his time spent in engineering, he decided to study a real science and joined the NYU Chemistry department. He hopes to eventually combine both disciplines in his future career. Upon moving to New York, he saw snowfall for the first time in his life and realized the true difference between West (Best) and East (Beast) coast weather.