John E. Straub
Seulki Kwon (Postdoctoral Fellow)
I’m from Seoul, South Korea. I received Ph. D. at Sogang University in 2020 and started working as a postdoc in Straub’s group. I studied polymer physics via computer simulations during my PhD. My researches in Straub’s group is focused on protein partitioning in lipid membranes and coarse-grained study on Serum Amyloid A.
Ayan Majumder (Graduate Student)
I am from Kolkata, India. I did my BSc from the Ramakrishna Mission Residential College, Narendrapur, and MSc from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. I joined Boston University in 2019. In the Straub group, I study protein homodimerization in membrane bilayer. I also work on the bacterial membranes and study modified forms of cholesterol in membranes.
Conor Abraham (Graduate Student)
I am from Minnetonka, Minnesota and completed my undergraduate studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. I joined the lab in 2020. My work in the Straub Group includes studies of β-secretase, α-secretase, the C99 fragment of Amyloid Precursor Protein, and the Serum Amyloid A protein fibril.
Fiona Kelly (Undergraduate Researcher)
My name is Fiona Kelly and I am a third-year undergraduate student majoring in Chemistry at Boston University. I grew up in Shanghai China and went to boarding school on Vancouver Island Canada. I joined the lab group this Fall and am excited to work on upcoming projects within the group.
Mari Nakamura (Undergraduate Researcher)
I am currently an undergraduate student studying Biochemistry and French at Middlebury College. I joined the Straub Group in the spring of 2021 and have been focusing on investigating the Serum Amyloid A protein fibril and Heparin binding using molecular dynamics.
Former Group Members
Ryo Urano (2015-2017), Afra Panahi (2014-2017), Laura Dominguez (2012-2014), Edyta Malolepsza (2009-2012), Adam Moser (2009-2012), Jaegil Kim (2007-2011), Susan DeSensi (2007-2009), Naoyuki Miyashita (2005-2007), Hiroshi Fujisaki (2003-2007), Alan van Giessen (2002-2005), Javier Guevara (1998-2000), Diane Sagnella (1998-2000)
George Pantelopulos (2015-2021), Asanga Bandara (2014-2019), Qing Lu (2011-2015), Leigh Foster (2008-2014), Anna Victoria Martinez (2008-2013), Ping Zhang (2007-2012), Eva Rivera (2002-2009), Yong Zhang (2003-2008), Bogdan Tarus (2001-2006), Lintao Bu (1999-2004), Nicolae-Viorel Buchete (1996-2003), Troy Whitfield (1996-2001), Francesca Massi (1995-2001), Shuanghong Huo (1994-1999), Ioan Andricioaei (1994-1999), Patricia Amara (1991-1996), Jianpeng Ma (1991-1995), Ji-Kyung Choi (1994-1995)
Undergraduate Research Students
Andrew Burwash (2016-2018), James Teruya (2016-2017), Longjiaxin “Elizabeth” Zhong (2015-2016), Emily Schmidt (2014-2015), Elizabeth Black (2014), Paola Velezy (2013-2014), Derrick Lewis (2011-2013), Lani Rush (2010-2012), Will Ginsberg (2008-2009), Janice Ye (2007-2008), Edwin Landaker (1994-1996), Sharon Motzkin (1994-1995), Ji-Kyung Choi (1991-1994), Alissa Rashkin (1990-1993), Deborah Pearlman (1990-1992)
High School Research Students
Eric Hu (2014), Dheekshita Kumar (2014), Zachary Ziegler (2011-2012), Nikhil Pradhan (2004), Courtney Sargent (2003), Arnold Oh (2001), Shawn Anthonyz (2000), Elizabeth Faist (1999), Meagan Clement (1997), Jonathan Chu (1997), Brandy Evans (1996), Daniel Sharfman (1996), Eric Lo (1995)