Dmochowski Group

Graduate Students

Brittany Riggle
Brittany Riggle
Room 360, 215-898-4886
briggle@sas.upenn.edu

Project: Development of xenon-129 cryptophane biosensors.
Yanfei Wang
Yanfei Wang
Room 360, 215-898-4886
yanfeiw@sas.upenn.edu

Project: Xenon-129 NMR spectroscopy
Katie Pulsipher
Katie Pulsipher
Room 360, 215-898-4886
kpuls@sas.upenn.edu

Project: Investigation of interactions of ferritin protein with nanoparticles.

Ben Roose
Ben Roose
Room 360, 215-898-4886
roose@sas.upenn.edu

Project: Structural characterization of xenon-129 biosensors by protein crystallography
Sean Yeldell
Sean Yeldell
Room 365, 215-898-4886
yeldell@sas.upenn.edu

Project: Synthesis of light-activated oligonucleotides for controlling gene expression in cells and embryos.
Teresa Rapp
Teresa Rapp
Room 360, 215-898-4886
trapp@sas.upenn.edu

Project: Synthesis of light-activated ruthenium complexes for controlled release of oligonucleotides in cells and embryos.


Undergraduate Students

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Maranda Fordham
Chemistry Major
Room 360, 215-898-4886
mfordham@sas.upenn.edu

Project: Structural characterization of xenon-129 biosensors by protein crystallography
Stephanie Honig Stephanie Honig
Chemistry Major
Room 360, 215-898-4886
shonig@sas.upenn.edu

Project: Investigation of interactions of ferritin protein with nanoparticles.
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Mara Greenberg
Chemistry Major
Room 360, 215-898-4886
greenm@sas.upenn.edu

Project: Development of xenon-129 cryptophane biosensors.
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Neil Zhao
Biology and Chemistry Major, Vagelos Scholar
Room 360, 215-898-4886
neilzhao@sas.upenn.edu

Project: Synthesis of light-activated ruthenium complexes for controlled release of oligonucleotides in cells and embryos.


Lab Alumni

Undergraduate Student Alumni (and current location)

  • John Philbin (working with Dr. Roesch at the Institute of High Performance Computing, Singapore)
  • John Psonis (M.D./Ph.D. program, Stony Brook, NY)

  • David Jacobson (Ph.D. physics program, UCSB)

  • Weiren Liu (Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology, Johns Hopkins University)

  • Elizabeth O'Brien (Ph.D. Chemistry, CalTech)

  • deMauri Mackie

  • Josh Strauss (Albert Einstein Medical School)

  • Igar Fuki (Ph.D. program, UPenn Statistics)

  • Matthew Kofke (medical school)

  • Brenna Kelly

  • Stephanie Topp (Ph.D. program, Cornell Biochemistry)

  • Chris Gorman

  • Carolyn Wei (Ph.D. program, UIUC Chemistry)

  • Laura Spece* (Penn State Medical School)

  • Vijay Yerubandi* (Columbia Medical School)

  • Matthew Bessette (M.D./Ph.D. program, Univ. Virginia, Charlottesville)

  • Tara Kaufmann* (M.D./Ph.D. program, UCSF)

  • Masaya Jimbo* (M.D./Ph.D. program, Jefferson)

  • Frances Rodriguez (undergrad at U. Puero Rico, Cayey)

  • Chris Pollock (undergrad at Clemson)

  • Anna Turetsky (Ph.D. program, Harvard)

                * earned M.S. degree in lab



Graduate Student Alumni (and current location)
  • Julie Griepenburg, Graduated with PhD in 2014 (Instructor/visiting Assistant Professor at Rutgers Camden)

  • Yubin Bai, Graduated with PhD in 2014 (Thrillist Media Group)
  • Daniel Emerson, Graduated with MS in 2013

  • Jasmina Cheung-Lau, Graduated with PhD in 2012 (Berje in the management program)

  • Brittani Ruble, Graduated with PhD in 2012

  • Lei Zhang, Graduated with PhD in 2011 (Nankai University , China

  • Najat Kahn, Graduated with a PhD in 2011 (Consultant BCG)

  • Julia Richards, Graduated with PhD in 2010 (postdoc, University of Penn)

  • Garry Seward, Graduated with PhD in 2010 (Alfa Aeser)

  • Chris Butts, graduated with Ph.D., 2009 (medical student at PCOM)
  • Aru Hill, graduated with Ph.D., 2008 (postdoc with Prof. Ken Raymond, U.C. Berkeley)

  • Joe Swift, graduated with Ph.D., 2008 (Group Leader at Manchester University, U.K.)

  • Jenny Muth, graduated with M.S., 2007 (Australia)


Postdoctoral Scholar Alumni (and current location)
  • Danniebelle Haase, Postdoctoral Scholar in synthetic organic chemistry, 2011-2013 (Chemistry professor, Towson University, Maryland)

  • Olena Taratula, Postdoctoral Scholar in synthetic organic chemistry, 2008-2011 (Research assistant professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Oregon State University)

  • William Wehbi, Postdoctoral Scholar in bioinorganic chemistry, 2003-2005 (lecturer at UPenn Chemistry)

  • Dr. Qian Wei, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Scholar in organic synthetic chemistry, 2005-2007 (Senior Research Chemist, International Specialty Products, NJ)

  • Luqin Yang, Postdoctoral Scholar in synthetic chemistry, 2003-2004 (Research Scientist, AstaTech)

  • Dr. XinJing Tang, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Scholar (Associate Professor, Peking University, Beijing, China)