The Thévenin Lab

Membrane Protein Biophysics: Transduction and Modulation of Receptor Signaling


Membrane Biophysics & Drug Delivery

Group Members

Damien Thévenin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Email - 610-758-2886

1999 B.A. Structural Biochemistry - Université Paul Sabatier (Toulouse, France)
M.S. Biology & Biotechnology - INSA (Toulouse, France)
2006 Ph.D. Chemistry & Biochemistry - University of Delaware
Postdoctoral Associate - Yale University


Graduate Students

Kelly Burns
Graduate Student - Chemistry

B.S. Chemistry, King's College (Wilkes-Barre, PA)

Research Interest: Development of the pH(Low) Insertion Peptide (pHLIP) as a drug-targeting vehicle for the delivery of small drug compounds and peptides to cancer cells.

Elizabeth Dembicer
Graduate - Chemistry

Research Interest: Role of the juxta- and transmembrane domains in the receptor protein tyrosine phosphatases oligomerization and activity.

Janessa Gerhart
Graduate - Chemistry

2011 B.S. Chemistry, Penn State Berks (Reading, PA)

Research Interest: Development and implementation of backscattering interferometry as a novel analytical method to study membrane protein interaction with and within lipid membrane.

Undergraduate Students

Jordy Salcedo
Undergraduate - Biochemistry


Ralph Fernandez
Undergraduate - Biochemistry



Dr. Anastasia Thévenin
Postdoctoral Associate, 2015
Current position: Visiting Assistant Professor (Lafayette College, Biology)

Jennifer Shah
Former undergraduate student - Biochemistry, 2013 - 2015
Current position: Graduate Student (University of Pennsylvania, Cell and Molecular Biology)

Max Watkins
Former undergraduate student - Biochemistry 2013 - 2015
Current position: Graduate Student (Princeton University, Chemistry)

Tanner McKleery
Former undergraduate student - Biochemistry 2013 - 2014

Amar Shah
Former undergraduate student - Neurosciences, 2012 - 2014
Current position: Medical Student (Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MS)

Ryan McKay
MS Bioengineering, 2013
Current position: Ph.D. candidate University of Maryland, Bioengineering)

Dr. Danielle Ringhoff
Postdoctoral Associate, 2011 - 2013
Current position: Adjunct Professor of Chemistry (DeSales University, Center Valley, PA)

Dongyoon Shin
Former undergraduate - Biochemistry, 2011 - 2012

Jessica Singer
Former undergraduate - BioEngineering, 2011- 2012
Current position: Dental assistant (Great Neck and Mid Island Dental Associates, Great Neck, NY)

Peter Sords
Former undergraduate in BioEngineering, 2011 - 2012
Current position: Intern at Neuros Medical, Inc.