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.

Samuel PASH

B.S. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Chemical Biotechnology, East Stroudsburg University
Research Projects
: Identify the biophysical parameters governing flow-mediated transport of membrane proteins.


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.


B.S. Biochemistry and Chemical Technology, East Stroudsburg University
Research Projects
: Developing tumor and receptor selective transmembrane peptide binders.

The Future of Science

Undergraduate Students

Alexander MEYER

B.S. Biochemistry



  • Dr. Eden Sikorski - Graduate student; Chemistry, 2021
    Current position: Research Scientist at Immunome (Exton, PA)
  • 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)