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

To read more about Matt, go here

Postdoctoral associates & visiting scholars

Jinjoo Jung

Chemical Biology

Ph.D. Seoul National University, 2019

B.S. Soongsil University, 2012

 

 

Email: TBD at cornell dot edu

Project: TBD

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

Cornell Presidential Postdoc Scholar

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Ph.D. RPI, 2020

B.S. NYU Polytechnic, 2015

 

 

Email: TBD at cornell dot edu

Project: Cell-free biosynthesis of conjugate vaccines

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 (glycoSARs)

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 the immune system

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: Design and engineering of orthogonal pathways for glycosylated plant natural products (w/ Sijin Li)

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

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

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

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

Daisy Ding

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

B.S. City University of Hong Kong, 2019

Email: xd222 at cornell dot edu

Project: Re-engineering the specificity of bacterial oligosaccharyltransferases

Primit Desai

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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