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Team Members

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Principal Investigator

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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

To read more about Matt, go here

Postdoctoral associates & visiting scholars

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Keehun Kim

Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology and Genetics

Ph.D. University of Minnesota, 2021

B.S. Kyungpook National University, 2013

Email: kk779 at cornell dot edu

Project: Cell-free expression and engineering of transmembrane proteins

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Asher Williams

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 bacterial pathogens

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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 

Jinjoo Jung

Graduate researchers

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Alicia Aquino

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

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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

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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

Sean Chung

Natalia Lopez-Barbosa

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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

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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)

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Tina Ye

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

B.S. UC-Berkeley, 2019

Email: ty369 at cornell dot edu

Project: Engineering delivery and half-life of ubiquibodies 

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Connor Monticello

Biomedical Engineering

B.S. University of Colorado, 2019

Email: crm362 at cornell dot edu

Project: Proteome editing via intracellular delivery of ubiquibodies

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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

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Primit Desai

Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology

B.S. Rutgers University, 2019

Email: pd367 at cornell dot edu

Project: Understanding and engineering immune responses to glycan epitopes

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Sophia Hulbert

Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology

NIH Immuno-Engineering T32 Fellow

B.S. University of Southern Maine, 2019

B.A. Barnard College, Columbia Univ, 2017

 

Email: swh87 at cornell dot edu

Project: High-resolution mapping of glycosylation permissiveness of IgGs

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Erik Bidstrup

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

NIH Chemistry-Biology Interface T32 Fellow

NSF Graduate Research Fellow

B.S. Northwestern University, 2020

Email: ejb339 at cornell dot edu

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

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Belen Sotomayor

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

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

Email: mbs332 at cornell dot edu

Project: Experimental and computational optimization of protein glycosylation

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Allison Chen

Biomedical Engineering

NSF Graduate Research Fellow

B.S. UCSD, 2020

Email: arc272 at cornell dot edu

Project: Targeted delivery of ubiquibody mRNA-loaded LNPs (w/ Chris Alabi)

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Ruoxin Li

Biomedical Engineering 

B.S. UCLA, 2021

Email: rl655 at cornell dot edu

Project: Engineering viral vectors for targeted delivery of ubiquibodies (w/ Shaoyi Jiang)

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Ayomide Oloyede

Biomedical Engineering

B.S. University of New Mexico, 2020 

Email: aoo35 at cornell dot edu

Project: Immunoengineering anti-cancer bacterial membrane vesicles

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Darianna Colina

Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology

NIH Chemistry-Biology Interface T32 Fellow

M.S. Johns Hopkins University, 2020

B.S. Florida Gulf Coast University, 2017

Email: dc676 at cornell dot edu

Project: Engineering protein degraders for cancer immunotherapy

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Jiazhen Chen

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

B.E. East China University of Science and Technology, 2019

B.S. Technische Hochschule Lübeck, 2019

Email: jc3494 at cornell dot edu

Project: Understanding and engineering single-subunit oligosaccharyltransferases

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Richard Huang

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

B.Eng. Central South University, 2020 

Email: yh936 at cornell dot edu

Project: Engineering glycan-directed binding proteins

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Amy Nguyen

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

B.S. Drexel University, 2019

Email: pmn35 at cornell dot edu

Project: TBD

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Yufan Qin

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

M.S.E. University of Michigan, 2021

B.S. UC-Irvine, 2020

Email: yq262 at cornell dot edu

Project: TBD

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Helene Walker

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

B.S. University of New Mexico, 2022

 

Email: hcw45 at cornell dot edu

Project: TBD

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Emily Chou

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

B.S. Cornell University, 2022

 

Email: eac256 at cornell dot edu

Project: Antibody variable region glycosylation

Undergraduate researchers

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Pedro Da Silveira

Biomedical Engineering

(2022-Present)

 

Email: phd42 at cornell dot edu

Project: Engineering protein degrader half-life

Alina Chisti

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

(2022-Present)

 

Email: azc7 at cornell dot edu

Project: Cell-free glycoprotein synthesis

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Mackenzie Rosin

Biological Engineering

(2022-Present)

 

Email: mmr93 at cornell dot edu

Project: Understanding the immunological role of anti-glycan antibodies

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Jorge Rodriguez

Global Public Health Science

(2022-Present)

 

Email: jhr249 at cornell dot edu

Project: Glycoenzyme engineering

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Jahi Noel

Biological Sciences

(2022-Present)

 

Email: jjn58 at cornell dot edu

Project: Design and engineering of glycoconjugate vaccines

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Chris Cizmeciyan

Biological Sciences

(2022-Present)

 

Email: cac487 at cornell dot edu

Project: Design and engineering of glycoconjugate vaccines 

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Alex Pang

Economics/Bioengineering (2019-Present)

Email: ayp26 at cornell dot edu

Project: Glycosylation-on-a-chip

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Srishti Tyagi

Biological Sciences (2020-Present)

Email: st843 at cornell dot edu

Project: Understanding the immunological role of anti-glycan antibodies

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Riya Singh

Biomedical Engineering (2019-Present)

 

Email: rs885 at cornell dot edu

Project: OMV-based vaccine engineering

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Jane Lee

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

(2022-Present)

 

Email: jyl99 at cornell dot edu

Project: Glycoenzyme engineering

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Michael Constant

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

(2022-Present)

 

Email: mjc456 at cornell dot edu

Project: Ubiquibody engineering

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Amy Hidalgo

Biological Engineering (2022-Present)

 

Email: akh228 at cornell dot edu

Project: Immune responses to glycans

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