Group Members

Paramjit Arora
Principal Investigator
B.S. Chemistry University of California at Berkeley
Ph.D. Chemistry University of California at Irvine
Postdoctoral Fellow California Institute of Technology
Email: arora@nyu.edu

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.

Brooke Bullock
Graduate Student

B.S. Chemistry, University of South Carolina
Email: bnb220@nyu.edu

Brooke hails from South Carolina, but is rapidly becoming a Yankee. When not being a social butterfly, she targets nucleic acids with nonpeptidic helix mimetics.




Stephen Joy
Graduate Student

B.S. Chemistry, University of Chicago
Email: stephen.joy@nyu.edu

Stephen hails from Chicaaago and brings unhealthy obsessions with cheese, cupcakes, and bad movies to his new home in New York. He is currently working to develop sulfated biomimetics for glycosaminoglycans, but he is also secretly concocting the ultimate cheesecake recipe in his free time.



 


Stephen Miller
Graduate Student

B.S. Chemistry, Syracuse University
Email: sem399@nyu.edu

Stephen has decided to conquer the Big Apple with his skills in chemistry, especially in the field of mixology. He also plans to mesmerize people with his extensive knowledge of the processes in which various ethanol based products are made.



Ashley Modell
Graduate Student

B.A. Chemistry, Boston University
Email: aem564@nyu.edu

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.



Monika Raj
Postdoctoral Fellow

M.Sc. Panjab University (Chandighar, India)
Ph.D. Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Email: monuraj@gmail.com

Monika was born in a beautiful city located in foothills of North India. She is working towards the synthesis of Helix-Mimetics targeting protein-protein interactions. Outside the lab, she enjoys adventurous activities and savors spicy food. She loves dancing, listening to bollywood music and exploring new places.



Paul Thomson
Postdoctoral Fellow


B.S. The City College of New York
Ph.D. The City College of New York
Email: paulfthomson@gmail.com

Paul hails from Kingston, Jamaica but has been living in Brooklyn since 1998. After completing his B.S. and Ph.D. at The City College of New York working on Pd-catalyzed nucleoside modifications and multi-step syntheses involving carcinogens, he decided to switch gears to learn about peptide design and synthesis to help expand his repertoire as an 'all-round' chemist. When not in the lab (lol) Paul enjoys reaping profits from his Air Jordan collection, playing real football (Soccer), and running around with baby Brandon.


Marc Vittoria
Undergraduate Student


B.S. Biochemistry, NYU, expected 2014
Email: marc.vittoria@nyu.edu

Marc, a New York native, has always been interested in science since wanting to cure cancer with snake venom in the first grade. When not in the lab he enjoys trying new recipes and exploring the city.






Cheng Wang
Graduate Student

B.S. Chemistry, Nanjing University, PRC

Cheng was born in the middle east of China. He is computationally analyzing protein-protein interactions.







Andrew Watkins
Graduate Student

B.S. Chemistry, Harvard University
Email: amw579@nyu.edu

Andy Watkins comes from Pittsburgh, leading to his pride in the Steelers and Penguins and eternal hope and subsequent disappointment in the Pirates. His time at Harvard saw him neglect his classes to win two quizbowl national championships; his time at NYU sees him neglect his classes in favor of research on DCC oligooxopiperazine screens and new HBS strategies. His cousin, Cameron Heyward, plays for the Steelers; Andy lacks such talents but watches avidly.

Huabin Wu
Graduate Student


B.S. Chemistry, Xiamen University
M.S. Chemistry, Xiamen University
Email: hw753@nyu.edu

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.



Michael Wuo
Graduate Student


B.S. Chemistry, UCSD
M.S. Chemistry, UCSD
Email: mww254@nyu.edu

Mike hails from the Golden State. Before translocating to NYU, he spent two years playing beer pong and learning about intrcracies 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.