Postdoctoral Associates

  Name Email address Mentor Research Focus

Chen, Jane Zhijuan


Dr. Susan Frost


Explore the role of two membrane-bound carbonic anhydrase: CAIX and AXII in the development and progression of breast cancer.​


Khattri, Ram


Dr. Matthew Merritt


NMR based metabolomics and flux analysis, quantification of metabolites level via 1H NMR, multivariate statistical analysis, metabolic modeling of fluxes using 13C NMR data.


Lama, Bimala


Dr. Joanna Long


Development and Optimization of hyperpolarization techniques in dissolution dynamic nuclear polarization techniques for small molecule targets to enable in vivo NMR/MRI research with a focus on metabolic flux measurements in animals.


Mietzsch, Mario


Dr. Mavis Agbandje-McKenna

Structural characterization of the capsids of adeno-associated viruses (AAV) and pathogenic human parvoviruses by cryo-electron microscopy (Cryo-EM) and their molecular analysis with regards to host cell receptor recognition and antigenicity.  Development of engineered viral vectors utilizing this information to improve their application for human gene therapy.

Ragavan, Mukundan


Dr. Matthew Merritt


Quantitative assessment of metabolic flux in the heart and liver using stable isotope tracers and hyperpolarized NMR methodologies.


Reddy, Kaalak


Dr. Andrew Berglund


Modulation of toxic RNA production for therapeutic benefit in neuromuscular disorders.


Sheng, Peike


Dr. Mingyi Xie


Explore the mechanisms of alternative miRNA biogenesis pathways and optimize shRNA construct for m7G-capped pre-miRNAs


Sirusi Arvij, Ali


Dr. Matthew Merritt


13C Hyperpolarized and 31P NMR spectroscopy of metabolites in vivo.