Group Members

Group Members

Aldo  Salazar Morales (Graduate Student  – Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry) [Graduating May’2022]

Anthony Coelho (Undergraduate Student – Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology)

Cong Shen (Graduate Student - Microbiology) [Graduating May’2022]

Jerry Ruvalcaba (Undergraduate Student – Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology)

Joey Erwin (Graduate student in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry)

Peter Dahl (Graduate Student – Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry) Co-supervised with Victor Batista (Chemistry) [Graduating May’2022]

Sibel Ebru Yalcin (Research Scientist)

SUPERVISION OF POST-DOCTORAL/RESEARCH SCHOLARS – Former: 7, Current: 1 (in parenthesis: present position)  

  • Jens Neu 2019-2022 (Assistant Professor, University of North Texas)  
  • Sibel Ebru Yalcin, 2017- present
  • Matthew Guberman-Pfeffer, 2019-2022 (Postdoc, Baylor University, Texas)
  • Ruchi Jain, 2018-2020 (Senior Scientist, Artizan)
  • Xinglong Ren, 2019 (Postdoc, Sirringhaus Lab, University of Cambridge, UK)
  • Fadel Samatey, 2019-2022 (Senior Scientist, Texas University)
  • Yuri Londer, 2020-2021
  • Sophia Yi, 2016-2021

SUPERVISION OF GRADUATE STUDENTS – Former: 7. Current: 5 (in parenthesis: present position)  

  • Patrick Obrien, PhD. Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. 4/2016-10/2020 (Boston Consulting) Thesis title: A Tale of Two Nanowires: Biochemical and spectroscopic characterization of the conductive cytochrome Omcs and Omcz filaments of Geobacter sulfurreducens
  • Yangqi Gu, PhD. Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology. 4/2016-3/2022 (Postdoc, Chin Lab, University of Cambridge, UK). Thesis title: Trinity of Geobacter Filaments: Discovery and characterization of OmcS, OmcZ, and Pili filaments.
  • Raj Basak, PhD. Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. 4/2016-3/2018 (Pharma Industry)
  • Amber Hudspeth. MS Physics 5/2016-8/2016, (Visiting Professor, Montana State University)
  • Catharine Shipps, PhD. Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. 4/2018-10/2022 (Scientist, Quantum-Si). Theis title: Electrons on the move proteins: microbial cytochrome nanowires in extracellular electron transfer and as functional materials
  • Vishok Srikanth, PhD. Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. 4/2018-10/2022 (Consultant, Bain & Co.) Theis title: Structural basis for assembly of OmcS and OmcS-like cytochrome nanowires in diverse microbial species
  • Cong Shen, PhD. Microbiology, 6/2017- Present. Theis title: Secretion machinery of OmcS and OmcS-like cytochrome nanowires in diverse microbial species involved in direct interspecies electron transfer
  • Peter Dahl, PhD. Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. 4/2018- Present. Thesis title: Mechanism of electron transfer in microbial cytochrome and pili nanowires.
  • Aldo Salazar-Morales, PhD. Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. 4/2019- Present Thesis title: Molecular mechanism of assembly and secretion of pili and cytochrome nanowires.
  • Joey Erwin, PhD. Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. 4/2020- Present. Thesis title: Widespread bacterial cytochrome complex required for extracellular electron transfer.
  • Andrew Rodriguez, PhD. Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. 4/2021-4/2022
  • Pilar Castillo Portela, PhD. Biochemistry, University of New Lisbon (Co-mentor) 4/2021- Present. Thesis title: ­NMR characterization of electron transfer pathway for charging cytochrome nanowires.

SUPERVISION OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS - Former: 16. Current: 2. %indicates published.  (in parenthesis: present position)

  • Guna Mandava%, B.S./M.S. Mol. Biophy. & Biochem., 2019-2022 (Graduate Student, UIUC). Thesis title: Controlled Self Assembly of Microbial Nanowires into Ordered Lattices.
  • Daniel Shapiro%, B. S. Physics, 2018-2020 (Graduate Student, Duke University)
  • Dennis Vu% (Medical School)
  • W. Huynh% (Finance)
  • Vanessa Saldivar  (REU) – UC Irvine
  • Andrew Rodriguez,  B. S. Physics, 2020 (Graduate Student, Yale University)
  • Titir De. B.S./M.S. Biology. 2020 (Graduate Student, New York University)
  • Disha Kashyap B.S. Chemistry 2021 (Graduate Student, University of Cambridge)
  • Rakshi. Qureshi (REU-Regulator at Maesa),
  • Nuzzrath Mohamed Jabarullah (Hazzeena) (Exchange student - Singapore),
  • Ronald Hood (Software Engineering Intern,  Identity.com)
  • Luaren Delgado (Medical School)
  • Michelle Lee (Medical School)
  •  Hyerim Bianca Nam  (Research Fellow, DAAD German Academic Exchange Service)
  • Claire Sheen (Science Writer)
  • Hanwen Zhang (Yale undergraduate student, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology)
  • Jerry Ruvalcaba (Yale undergraduate student, Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology)
  • Anthony Coelho (Yale undergraduate student, Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology)

SUPERVISION OF ROTATATION STUDENTS - Former: 10. Current: 0.      

  • Sachita Ganesa (2017-18),
  • Matthew Cook  (2017-18)
  • Elizabeth Santiago (2018-19),
  • Zion Perry (2020-21)
  • Anjana Kammath (2020-21)
  • Christian Freniere (2020-21)
  • Andrew Rodriguez (2021-22)
  • Andrew Verdegaal (2018-19)
  • Elizabeth Nand (2018-19)
  • Gabrielle Andrade (2019-20)