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Lab Members

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Michael J. Ragusa, Associate Professor of Chemistry

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of California, Berkeley
Postdoctoral Research Associate, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Ph.D., Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry, Brown University, Providence, RI
B.S., Biochemistry, Siena College, Loudonville, NY


Sarah Najera, Graduate Student

B.S., Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine, CA


Zhanibek Bekkhozhin, Graduate Student

B.S., Chemistry, Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan

Devika Andhare, Postdoctoral Fellow

Ph.D., Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune, India 
M.Sc., Dept. of Biochemistry, M.S. University, Baroda, India 

Sarah Katzenell, Research Scientist

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Ph.D., Molecular and Cellular Biology, Dartmouth College, Hanover NH 
M.Sc., Biomedical Research Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
B.A., Biomedical Research Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

Undergraduate Researchers


Samantha Hedley

Undergraduate Researcher

Lab Alumni

Kelsie Leary, PhD

Erin Reinhart, PhD

Department of Chemistry, 2022
Currently a Scientist at Adimab

Department of Chemistry, 2022

Katherine Bauer, PhD

Xue (Sherry) Xia, PhD

Department of Molecular Cell Biology, 2021
Currently a Development Scientist at New England Biolabs

Department of Molecular Cell Biology, 2020
Currently a Scientist at WuXi AppTec

Alejandro Damasio Gil, PhD

Skyler Perot, MS '19, BS '18

Department of Chemistry, 2019
Currently a Senior Scientist at AbbVie

Department of Chemistry 
Currently a PhD student at CECAD, University of Cologne

Michael Moyo, BE '22

Hannah Margolis, BS '20

Undergraduate Researcher (2019-2021)

Currently a Software Engineer Intern at Microsoft

Undergraduate Researcher (2017-2020)

Currently a PhD Student at MIT

Elizabeth Bloom, BS '18

Folasade Akinfe '20

Undergraduate Researcher (2016-2018)
Currently a medical student at Duke University

Undergraduate Researcher (2018)

Rose Dicovitsky, BS '14

B.S. in the Department of Biology; Research Scientist (2014-2016)
Currently a Resident in Medical Oncology

at University of Minnesota College

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