The Thévenin Lab

Membrane Protein Biophysics: Transduction and Modulation of Receptor Signaling


Membrane Biophysics & Drug Delivery

Group Members

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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

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Elizabeth Bloch
Graduate - Chemistry

2011 B.A. Biochemistry, Middlebury College (Middlebury, VT)

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

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Janessa Gerhart
Graduate - Chemistry

2013 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.

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Eden Reichard
Graduate Student - Chemistry

B.S. Biochemistry, DeSales University (Center Valley, PA)
2016 M.S. Chemistry, Villanova University (Villanova, PA)

Undergraduate Students

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Ralph Fernandez
Undergraduate - Biochemistry



Dr. Kelly Burns
Graduate student - Chemistry, 2011 - 2016
Current position: Postdoc (Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering, US Naval Research Laboratory)

Jordy Salcedo
Undergraduate student - Biochemistry, 2014 - 2015
Current position: Medical Student (Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA)

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

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

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

Tanner McKleery
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: Assistant Professor (Northampton Community College - Monroe Campus, Tannersville, PA)

Dongyoon Shin
Undergraduate - Biochemistry, 2011 - 2012

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

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