Dmochowski Group


Graduate Students


Zhiheng Wang
Room 360, 215-898-4886
zwang90@sas.upenn.edu

Project: Investigation of thermophilic ferritin as an encapsulation agent

Nathan Rudman
Room 360, 215-898-4886
narudman@sas.upenn.edu

Project:
Xenon binding inorganic cages and Xe-129 NMR spectroscopy

Dora von Trentini
Room 360, 215-898-4886
doravt18@sas.upenn.edu

Project: Development of an enzyme-activated mRNA probe for transcriptome analysis and modulation

Madison Herling
Room 360, 215-898-4886
herlingm@sas.upenn.edu

Project: Development of an enzyme-activated mRNA probe for transcriptome analysis and modulation

Mina Ahmadi
Room 360, 215-898-4886
mahmadi@sas.upenn.edu

Project:
Quantitation of cellular metabolites

Jiayi He
Room 360, 215-898-4886
hejiayi@sas.upenn.edu

Project:
Genetically encoded Xe-129 NMR biosensors

Yiwen Wang
Room 360, 215-898-4886
yiwenww@sas.upenn.edu

Project:
Investigation of thermophilic ferritin as an encapsulation agent

Stephen Crane
Room 360, 215-898-4886
cranest@seas.upenn.edu

Project:
Lanthanide binding peptide

Aria Fodness
Room 360, 215-898-4886
fodness@sas.upenn.edu

Project:
Development of synthetic Xe NMR contrast agents

Borna Saeednia
Room 360, 215-898-4886
saeednia@sas.upenn.edu

Project:
Development of synthetic Xe NMR contrast agents

Yiliu Hu
Room 360, 215-898-4886
yiliuhu@sas.upenn.edu

Project:
Development of RNA probes
             Lizeth Lopez Vazquez
Room 360, 215-898-4886
lizethl@sas.upenn.edu

Project:
Development of RNA probes


Undergraduate Students


Sarah O'Konski
Room 360, 215-898-4886
sokonski@sas.upenn.edu

Project:
Development of synthetic Xe NMR contrast agents

Giulia Nisita
Room 360, 215-898-4886
gnisita@sas.upenn.edu

Project:
Genetically encoded Xe-129 NMR biosensors




Chimere Nnadi

Room 360, 215-898-4886
cnnadi26@sas.upenn.edu

Project: Genetically encoded Xe-129 NMR biosensors



Felix Nnaji
Room 360, 215-898-4886
cnnadi26@sas.upenn.edu

Project: Investigation of thermophilic ferritin as an encapsulation agent


Fluffy Members of the Lab

Lab Alumni

Graduate Student Alumni (and current location)
  • Zhuangyu Zhao, Graduated with PhD in 2023 (Postdoc, Dr. Cathy Drennan, MIT)
  • Yannan Lin, Graduated with PhD in 2023 (Merck)
  • Anuraj Sinha, Graduated with MS in 2022 (AbbVie)
  • Josh Bulos, Graduated with PhD in 2022 (Regeneron)
  • Linlin Yang, Graduated with PhD in 2020 (Guidehouse)
  • Serge Zemerov, Graduated with PhD in 2020 (PharmaCadence)
  • Sean Yeldell, Graduated with PhD in 2018 (Postdoc, Dr. Oliver Seitz, Humboldt University of Berlin)
  • Benjamin Roose, Graduated with PhD in 2018 (Postdoc, Dr. Christianson, UPenn)
  • Teresa Rapp, Graduated with PhD in 2018 (Postdoc, Dr. Cole DeForest, U. Washington)
  • Katherine Pulsipher, Graduated with PhD in 2017 (Postdoc, Dr. Daeyeon Lee, UPenn)
  • Yanfei Wang, Graduated with PhD in 2016 (Postdoc, Dr. Dan Kohane, Harvard Med.)

  • Brittany Riggle, Graduated with PhD in 2015 (Postdoc, Dr. Susan Pierce, NIH)

  • 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

  • Zhengzheng Liao, Graduated with PhD in 2013 (Unilever)
  • 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)
  • Dr. Kang Du, Postdoctoral Scholar in inorganic chemistry, 2019-2022 (Assistant professor at California State University, San Marcos)

  • 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)


Undergraduate Student Alumni (and current location)

  • Madison Stringer* (Ph.D. program, Washington University in St. Louis)
  • Maegan DeLessio (Ph.D. program, Columbia University)
  • Kelsey Farenhem (Ph.D. program, MIT)
  • Jordan Doman (Ph.D. program, Harvard)
  • Mara Greenberg (Columbia University)

  • Neil Zhao (M.D./Ph.D. program, Jefferson University)

  • Stephanie Honig

  • Maranda Fordham (Uppsala University)

  • John Philbin* (working with Dr. Rösch 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