Lab members

lab phone: 212-650- 6807 or 6079

Current Lab Members

Postdocs
Positions open

Grad students
Muhamed Amin (Physics): Studying the Oxygen Evolving Complex of PSII
siasas@yahoo.com

Arpita Banerjee (Biochemistry)

Cat Chenal (Biochemistry)

Jianxun Lu (Physics)

Zhuyu Zhu (Physics)

Undergrads
Edison Castro
(Physics)



Alums

Postdocs
Emil Alexov. Developing MCCE and applications to photosynthetic RCs.
He's now a Professor of Physics at Clemson University.
ealexov@clemson.edu

Junjun Mao : Developing MCCE and applying it to cytochrome electrochemistry.
He's now a research scientist and system administrator at the Levich Institute at CCNY.
jmao@sci.ccny.cuny.edu

Karin Hauser: Calculating the heme electrochemistry in cytochromes (c, f, b562, b5 etc) and cytochrome c oxidase. She is moving from a Junior Professorship in Frankfort to a permanent position in Aachen (in the mid-west of Germany, ~ 60 km from Cologne.
hauser@biophysik.uni-frankfurt.de

Roxana Georgesc: The second major MCCE benchmark paper was her work.
She's now an Associate Research Scientist at Rockefeller University.

Grad students

Yfong Song (Physics): Developing MCCE and applying it to bacteriorhodopsin proton pumping.
He's now with David Baker at the University of Washington.
yfsong@sci.ccny.cuny.edu

Jennifer Madeo (Biomedical engineering): Reaction center experiments - does only ubiquinone work as QB?
She finished her MD and is doing a residency and continuing to collaborate on quinone binding projects.
jenmadeo@hotmail.com

Jaili Li (Physics) Reaction center experiments - Electron transfer from QA to QB.
She's now an associate professor at the University of Arkansas
jialili@uark.edu

Samir Lipovaca: Worked on placing protons in MCCE and on the carotinoid Stark shift.
He's now at the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Qiang Xu (Physics) Reaction center experiments - Electron transfer at low temperatures.
He's now work in the Minor lab at UCSF.

Jun Zhang (Physics): Analyzing cytochrome c oxidase with MCCE.
junzhang@sci.ccny.cuny.edu

Xinyu Zhang (Physics): Reaction center experiments - mapping the energy landscape for electron transfer.
She's now working at Unilever.
email


Agnes Zhong Zheng (Physics): Developing MCCE to be able to analyze aligned binding. Studying heme electrochemistry..
zhozheng@gmail.com

Zhenyu (James) Zhu (Physics): Developing MCCE and applying it to photosynthetic reactions center quinone electrochemistry.
He is now working in finance.
email

Masters
Becier Tapia
(Biochemistry): Using MCCE to study the bc1 and b6f complexes.
email

Undergrads
Jinran Kim
(Physics): Using MCCE to survey the pKs of buried charges in the protein databank.
Defended his PhD in biology at Columbia.
email

Gennady Khirich (Physics): Worked on calculating ligand binding.
He's now a graduate student at Yale

MCCE mom
Yanjun Yang: Kept tabs on MCCE code and executables; ported the code to new platforms.
Working at Morgan Stanley
jjmao@zikai.org .