Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics Training Program

Graduates

2021 Graduates

Name Graduate Group Thesis Advisor Current Position Thesis Topic

2020 Graduates

Name Graduate Group Thesis Advisor  Current Position Thesis Topic
Jacquelyn Blum CHEM Jeffrey Saven 

Chemistry and Mathematics Teacher at Montclair Kimberley Academy 

Computational Design and Modeling of Helical Peptide Bundles in One-Dimensional Nanomaterials
Austin Zimmet BMB

Roberto
Dominguez

Associate, McKinsey & Company Mechanisms of Activation and Inhibition of Arp2/3 Complex

2019 Graduates

Name Graduate Group Thesis Advisor Current Position Thesis Topic
Dirk Auman BMB Les Dutton Unknown Uncovering Biophysical Determinants of Oxidoreductase Function Through De Novo Protein Design
Nicholas J. Porter CHEM David W. Christianson Merck-HHWF Fellow, Frances H. Arnold Lab at Caltech Selective Inhibition of Histone Deacetylases

2018 Graduates

Name Graduate Group Thesis Advisor  Current Position Thesis Topic
Christine Jorge BMB Josh Wand Senior Scientist at Bristol-Myers Squibb Optimization of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Methods for Measuring Protein Hydration in Reverse Micelles
Evan O'Brien BMB Josh Wand Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University Structure, Function & Dynamics at the Membrane
James Townsend BMB Alison Sweeney Unknown Biophysical Methods in Ctenophore Physiology, or Tentacular Spectacular: A Jellyfishertation

2017 Graduates

Name Graduate Group Thesis Advisor Current Position Thesis Topic
Eric Babiash BMB Gideon Dreyfuss Postdoctoral Research Associate, Howard Hughes Medical Institute The Gemin2 Complex: An Evolving View of SMN Mediated snRNP Assembly
Chris Bialas BMB Les Dutton Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Pennsylvania The Design and Engineering of an Artificial Protein Magnetosensor
Jarrett Remsberg BMB Mitch Lazar/Benjamin Garcia Research Associate, Scripps Research Institute Biochemical and Functional Studies of Histone Deacetylase 3 in Metabolic Tissues

2016 Graduates

Name Graduate Group Thesis Advisor Current Position Thesis Topic
Atrish Bagchi BMB Kate Ferguson Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Pennsylvania Mechanisms of Extracellular Oncogenic Dysregulation and Antibody Targeting of the Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor
Evan Smoak BMB Ben Black /Mike Lampson Medical Writer, Arcus Medica Mechanisms of Transgenerational Centromere Inheritance
Matthew Stetz BMB Josh Wand Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Pennsylvania Revisiting Allostery in Lac Repressor

2015 Graduates

Name Graduate Group Thesis Advisor Current Position Thesis Topic
Roland Rivera-Santiago BMB Roberto Dominguez Licensing Intern (secondary), Wistar Institute Application and Refinement of a Zero-Length Chemical Cross-Linking and Mass Spectrometry Method to Examine Native Protein Structures

2014 Graduates

Name Graduate Group Thesis Advisor Current Position Thesis Topic
Nick Bessman BMB Mark Lemmon Postdoctoral Associate, Weill Cornell Medical College Novel Insights in the Allosteric Activation of the Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor
Devin Dersh BMB Yair Argon Postdoctoral Research Fellow, National Institutes of Health Quality Control Machinery of the Endoplasmic Reticulum in Health and Disease
David Slochower BMB Paul Janmey Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California San Diego Multiscale Simulations of Phosphatidylinositol Bisphosphate: Understanding Its Biological Role Through Physical Chemistry