Team Members

Principal Investigator

Matthew DeLisa

William L. Lewis Professor of Engineering

Director, Cornell Institute of Biotechnology 2019-

Gastprofesseur, ETH-Zürich, 2010-2011

Postdoctoral Fellow, UT-Austin, 2000-2003

Ph.D. University of Maryland, 2000

M.S. University of Maryland, 1998

B.S. University of Connecticut, 1996

 

 

Email: md255 at cornell dot edu

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Postdoctoral associates & visiting scholars

Jinjoo Jung

Chemical Biology

Ph.D. Seoul National University, 2019

B.S. Soongsil University, 2012

 

 

Email: jj757 at cornell dot edu

Project: Building a molecular toolkit for high content resolution of glycomes 

Microbiology

Ph.D. Cornell University, 2019

M.S. University of Texas, Arlington, 2012

B.S. Fairleigh Dickenson University, 2009

 

Email: mnt29 at cornell dot edu

Project: Re-engineering the specificity of bacterial oligosaccharyltransferases

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Ph.D. EPFL, 2019

M.S. University of Southern California, 2014

B.E. University of Mumbai, 2012

 

Email: nda38 at cornell dot edu

Project: Cell-free glycoprotein synthesis as a route to customized antibodies

May Taw

Ninad Agashe

Tang Cornell-China Scholar

Biological Chemistry

Ph.D. Hong Kong University, 2008

M.Phil. Hong Kong University, 2004

B.S. Fudan University, 2001

Email: mj445 at cornell dot edu

Project: Cell-free metabolic pathway engineering of glycosylated products

Cornell Presidential Postdoc Scholar

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Ph.D. RPI, 2020

B.S. NYU Polytechnic, 2015

 

 

Email: ajw336 at cornell dot edu

Project: Cell-free biosynthesis of conjugate vaccines against emerging pathogens

Ming Jiang

Mingji Li

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Ph.D. Technical University of Denmark, 2016

M.S. Shandong University, 2012

B.S. Shandong University, 2009 

 

Email: ml2473 at cornell dot edu

Project: Evolutionary optimization of glycoproteins and glycosylation pathways

Asher Williams

Graduate researchers

Thapakorn Jaroentomeechai

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 

Cornell CBE Fleming Scholar

Royal Thai Government Scholar

B.S. Mahidol University, 2013

Email: tj238 at cornell dot edu

Project: Synthetic glycobiology as a new route to therapeutic proteins and vaccines

Ty Moeller

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

NIH Immuno-Engineering T32 Fellow

Cornell CBE Fleming Scholar

B.S. University of Pennsylvania, 2014

 

Email: tdm76 at cornell dot edu

Project: Anti-glycan antibody discovery via next-gen sequencing technologies

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

NSF Graduate Research Fellow

Cornell CBE Fleming Scholar

B.S. University of Illinois, 2014

 

Email: kbw32 at cornell dot edu

Project: Engineering modular outer membrane vesicle vaccine technology

Kevin Weyant

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

NSF Graduate Research Fellow

NIH Chemistry-Biology Interface T32 Fellow

B.S. Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2017

 

Email: aka77 at cornell dot edu

Project: Glycosylation-on-a-chip for  therapeutic glycoprotein biosynthesis

Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology 

M.S. University of Southern California, 2016 

B.S. Pomona College, 2012 

Email: ssc273 at cornell dot edu

Project: Understanding and engineering glycoprotein structure-activity relationships

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Cornell CBE Fleming Scholar

B.S. Universidad de Los Andes, 2017

Email: nl474 at cornell dot edu

Project: Exploring the occurrence and role of anti-glycan antibodies in immunity

Alicia Aquino

Sean Chung

Natalia Lopez-Barbosa

Weiyao Wang

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

B.S. Tulane University, 2018

 

Email: ww462 at cornell dot edu

Project: Engineering high-affinity antibodies against carbohydrate epitopes

Azmain Alamgir

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

NIH Chemistry-Biology Interface T32 Fellow

B.S. Northwestern University, 2019

Email: ma2283 at cornell dot edu

Project: Novel modes of proteome editing via bioconjugation (w/ Chris Alabi)

Tina Ye

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

B.S. UC-Berkeley, 2019

 

Email: ty369 at cornell dot edu

Project: Microbial delivery of ubiquibodies as a new route to enhancing plant productivity and protection

Connor Monticello

Biomedical Engineering

B.S. University of Colorado, 2019

Email: crm362 at cornell dot edu

Project: Proteome editing via intracellular delivery of ubiquibodies

Daniel Kwon

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

B.S. University of Minnesota, 2017

Email: yk782 at cornell dot edu

Project: Engineering the structure and function of glycosyltransferases

Suthara Ramachandran

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

B.Tech. Manipal University, 2016

Email: sr2264 at cornell dot edu

Project: OligoTEA-based delivery of ubiquibodies into living cells

Abhishek Mangipudi

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

B.Tech. National Institute of Technology Agartala, 2019

 

Email: am3252 at cornell dot edu

Project: Novel affinity reagents for super-resolution imaging of the glycocalyx

Ricardo Fu

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

B.S. University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, 2019

 

Email: jf829 at cornell dot edu

Project: Remodeling glycan structures on therapeutic proteins

Primit Desai

Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology

B.S. Rutgers University, 2019

Email: pd367 at cornell dot edu

Project: Anti-glycan antibody discovery via next-gen sequencing and yeast display

Sophia Hulbert

Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology

B.S. University of Southern Maine, 2019

B.A. Barnard College, Columbia Univ, 2017

 

Email: swh87 at cornell dot edu

Project: High-resolution mapping the glycosylation permissiveness of IgGs

Erik Bidstrup

Chemical and Biological Engineering

B.S. Northwestern University, 2020

 

Email: ejb339 at cornell dot edu

Project: Cell-free glycoprotein synthesis as a route to customized antibodies

Belen Sotomayor

Chemical Engineering

B.S. Universidad Tecnica Particular de Loja (UTPL), 2017

Email: mbs332 at cornell dot edu

Project: Experimental and computational optimization of protein glycosylation

Primit Desai

Belen Sotomayor

Daisy Ding

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

B.S. City University of Hong Kong, 2019

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Email: xd222 at cornell dot edu

Project: Re-engineering the specificity of bacterial oligosaccharyltransferases

Undergraduate researchers

Srishti Tyagi

Biological Sciences

(2020-Present)

Email: st843 at cornell dot edu

Project: Understanding the immunological role of anti-glycan antibodies

Maria Jimenez

Biological Sciences

(2020-Present)

Email: mmj56 at cornell dot edu

Project: Identifying antibodies that bind cancer-associated glycans

Maddie Mills

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

(2019-Present)

 

Email: mjm639 at cornell dot edu

Project: Anti-glycan antibody discovery

Bob Gu

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

(2019-Present)

Email:  yg233 at cornell dot edu

Project: Anti-glycan antibody discovery

Taylor Joines

Biomedical Engineering

(2019-Present)

Email: tmj43 at cornell dot edu

Project: OMV-based vaccine engineering

Riya Singh

Biomedical Engineering

(2019-Present)

 

Email: rs885 at cornell dot edu

Project: OMV-based vaccine engineering

Robert F. Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell University

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