Group Members

Graduate Students


B.S. Biochemistry, Waynesburg University
Research Projects
:  Directing immune cells to selectively re-engage with tumor cells for destruction.

Sophie RIZZO

B.S. Biochemistry, Lehigh University
Research Projects
: Determining the molecular determinants of RPTP dimerization and how to modulate their activity.


B.S. Chemistry,  Geneva College
Research Projects
: Arm the surface of  bacteria with synthetic adhesins to achieve an augmented, controlled, and specific adhesion to tumor cells.

The Future of Science

Undergraduate Students

Alexander MEYER

B.S. Biochemistry

Tahmina Raisa

B.S. Biochemistry


  • Dr. Eden Sikorski - Graduate student; Chemistry, 2021
    Current position: Senior Scientist at Merck
  • Lauren Furst - Undergraduate student - BS Pharmaceutical Chemistry, 2021
    Current position: Medical School at Jefferson University Sidney Kimmel Medical College
  • Long Gao - Undergraduate student - BS Biochemistry, 2021
    Current position: Dental School at Maryland School of Dentistry
  • Dr. Janessa Wehr - Graduate student; Chemistry, 2019
    Current position: Assistant Teaching Professor at Villanova University (Villanova, PA)
  • Dr. Elizabeth Bloch - Graduate student; Chemistry, 2018
    Current position: Science Teacher at The Rivers School (Weston, MA)
  • Dr. Kelly Burns - Graduate student - Chemistry, 2016
    Current position: Field Application Specialist at Bio-Rad Laboratories
  • Prof. Anne Reeve - Visiting Research Fellow, 2017.
    Current position: Professor of Chemistry at Messiah College.
  • Dr. Anastasia Thévenin - Postdoctoral Associate, 2015.
    Current position: Tenure-track  Assistant Professor (Moravian College, Biology)
  • Dr. Danielle Ringhoff - Postdoctoral Associate, 2011 - 2013
    Current position: Assistant Professor (Northampton Community College - Monroe Campus, Tannersville, PA)
  • Ryan McKay - MS Bioengineering, 2013
    Current position: Research Scientist at Regeneron

  • Ralph Fernandez - Undergraduate student - Chemistry, 2018
  • Jordy Salcedo - Undergraduate student - Biochemistry, 2016
    Current position: Medical Student (Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA)
  • Jennifer Shah Undergraduate student - Biochemistry, 2015
    Current position: Graduate Student (University of Pennsylvania, Cell and Molecular Biology)
  • Max Watkins - Undergraduate student - Biochemistry, 2015
    Current position: Graduate Student (Princeton University, Chemistry)
  • Tanner McCleerey - Undergraduate student - Biochemistry, 2014
    Current position:  Software developer at bswift
  • Amar Shah - Undergraduate student - Neurosciences, 2014
    Current position: Medical Student (Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MS)
  • Dongyoon Shin - Undergraduate - Biochemistry, 2012
  • Jessica Singer - Undergraduate - BioEngineering, 2011
    Current position: Dental School  (New York University, College of Dentistry)
  • Peter Sords - Undergraduate in BioEngineering, 2012
    Current position: MS. Student (Case Western Reserve University, Electrical Engineering)