Postdoctoral Associates


  Name Email address Mentor Research Focus
Manish Chaubey  

Chaubey, Manish


Dr. Joanna Long


Reverse micelles/surfactant micelles as a platform for the development of magic angle spinning (MAS) DNP and high resolution MAS techniques.

Chongyang Huang  

Huang, Chongyang


Dr. Joanna Long


Developing dissolution Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (dDNP) techniques to broaden the application dDNP as a tool for measuring metabolic flux in vivo.


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.

Lu Li  

Li, Lu


Dr. Mingyi Xie


Function analysis of endogenous human Dicer in microRNA biogenesis

 Mengwei Liang  

Liang, Mengwei


Dr. Jianrong Lu


Delineating the epigenetic and metabolic pathways that regulate tumor progression and therapeutic resistance. Investigating the molecular mechanisms underlying epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in carcinomas. Identifying and characterizing regulators of altered metabolism in cancer.

Rohit Mahar  

Mahar, Rohit


Dr. Matthew Merritt

Measuring metabolic flux study in the living systems using the advanced Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopic techiniques. Using 2H and 1H NMR to measure de novo lipogenesis (DNL) of fatty acids in the liver, applying standard 1H NMR metabolomics methods to study overall metabolic homeostasis in these models.

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.


Penzes, Judit


Dr. Mavis Agbandje-McKenna


Structural and functional studies on proteins of dependoparvoviruses (family Parvoviridae); host-virus interactions, structure and cellular trafficking of reptilian parvoviruses.


Ragavan, Mukundan


Dr. Matthew Merritt


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

Faith Scott  

Scott, Faith


Dr. Joanna Long


Probe development for dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP)- enhanced magic angle spinning NMR.  Optimization of DNP enhancement via stable electron radical development and new DNP methods in order to study biomolecular structures.​


Sheng, Peike


Dr. Mingyi Xie


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

 Wang, Anqi Dr. Michael Kladde  

Zhou, Mingqi


Dr. Michael Kladde


Determining the molecular basis of epigenetic changes in DNA methylation and chromatin structure in response to low-dose irradiation in Arabidopsis and Brassica species.