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: TBD at cornell dot edu

Project: TBD

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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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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

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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

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

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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 of glycosylation permissiveness of IgGs

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Erik Bidstrup

Chemical and Biological Engineering

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 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: TBD (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: TBD

Jiazhen Chen

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

B.E. East China University of Science and Technology

B.S. Technische Hochschule Lübeck 

Email: jc3494 at cornell dot edu

Project: TBD

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Richard Huang

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

B.Eng. Central South University, 2020 

Email: yh936 at cornell dot edu

Project: TBD

Undergraduate researchers

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Sanjana Shanmugavel

Biomedical Engineering (2021-Present)

 

Email: ss2748 at cornell dot edu

Project: OMV-based antibody discovery

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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