Previous Post-Doctoral Fellows, Research Associates, and Visiting Scientists:

Name Position Dates Next Adventure
Jessica Kain, M.S. Research Engineering/Scientist Associate III 09/2019-05/2022 Medical School
Kendra Garrison Research Engineering/Scientist Associate III 09/2012-10/2021 Scientist, Molecular Templates
Candice Lamb, M.S. Research Engineering/Scientist Associate III 06/2009-09/2021 Senior Associate, Translational Sciences, Amicus Therapeutics
Dr. Hidetaka Tanno Research Associate Postdoctoral Fellow 07/2018-02/2021 07/2013-06/2018 Assistant Professor, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science, Tokyo, Japan
Yuri Tanno Research Engineering/Scientist Associate III 06/2015-02/2021 Research Scientist, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science, Tokyo, Japan
Dr. Jiwon Jung Postdoctoral Fellow 12/2019-05/2020 Scientist, Merck, San Francisco, CA
Dr. Chang-Han Lee Research Associate 03/2013-01/2020 Assistant Professor, Seoul National University
Dr. Jonathan McDaniel Postdoctoral Fellow 11/2013-12/2017 Principal Scientist, Pfizer, Cambridge, MA
Dr. Andrew Horton Postdoctoral Fellow 05/2017-07/2019 Self Employed
Kyle Ford Research Technician 01/2017-08/2017 Graduate Student in Biomedical Engineering, UCSD, La Jolla, CA
Dr. Jiwon Lee Postdoctoral Fellow 01/2017-07/2019 Assistant Professor, College of Engineering, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Dr. Wei-Cheng Lu Postdoctoral Fellow 06/2014-07/2019 Protein Engineer, Arbor Technologies, Boston, MA
Dr. Wissam Charab Postdoctoral Fellow 09/2018-12/2018 T-cell Scientist, Juno Therapeutics, Seattle, WA
Dr. Matthew Bonem Postdoctoral Fellow 01/2019-02/2019 Scientist, KBI Biopharma, Durham, NC
Dr. Christos Karamitros Postdoctoral Fellow 03/2016-01/2019 Senior Scientist, Aeglea Biotherapeutics, Austin, TX
Dr. John Blazeck Postdoctoral Fellow 09/2013-12/2018 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA
William Voss Research Engineering/Scientist Associate II 10/2016-08/2018 Graduate Student, Molecular Biosciences, UT Austin
Dr. Joseph Dekker Research Associate 03/2016-08/2018 Director, Immunotherapy, Molecular Templates, Austin, TX
Dr. Erik Johnson Postdoctoral Fellow 02/2018-04/2018 Data Scientist II, Epic Systems, Madison, WI
Catrina Somody Research Engineering/Scientist Associate II 01/2017-06/2018 Scientist, Aeglea Biotherapeutics, Austin, TX
Dr. Yoichi Kumada Visiting Scientist 01/2017-11/2017 Assoc. Professor, Kyoto Institute of Technology Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto, Japan
Dr. Oana Lungu Postdoctoral Fellow 03/2012-05/2017 Staff Scientist, Bioinformatics, Signature Sciences, Austin, TX
Dr. Makiko Watanabe Research Associate 03/2015-10/2017 Assistant Research Scientist, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ
Dr. Sebastian Schaetzle Postdoctoral Fellow 06/2012-05/2017 Senior Scientist, Alchemab Therapeutics
Dr. Tae Hyun Kang Postdoctoral Fellow 01/2014-12/2016 Assistant Professor, Kookmin University
Dr. Jason Lavinder Research Associate 10/2009-07/2016 Research Associate, UT Austin
Dr. Daechan Park Postdoctoral Fellow 06/2011-06/2016 Assistant Professor, Ajou University
Dr. Shira Cramer Postdoctoral Fellow 06/2017-08/2017 Takeda Pharmaceuticals
Dr. Constantine Chrysostomou Postdoctoral Fellow 06/2014-12/2016 Research Scientist, Bluebird Bio
Jonathan Huang Research Technician
B.Sc. Wash. U., Physics
09/2015-05/2016 Researcher, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Dr. Nicholas Marshall Post-Doctoral Fellow
Ph.D. Univ. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Chemistry
03/2012–06/2015 Group Leader in Protein Engineering, Invenra, Madison, WI
Dr. Ellen Murrin Research Technician
B.Sc. Cornell U., Bioengineering
10/11-06/15 Doctor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Falsl Church, VA
Megan Wirth Research Technician
B.Sc. U.C. Carolina, Biology
05/12-12/15 Marketing Associate, Sartorius AG
Dr. Moses Donkor Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D. MSKCC, Immunology
8/12-12/15 Staff Scientist, Incyte Inc, Alapocas, DE
Dr. Yariv Wine Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D. Tel-Aviv University, Israel
09/10-08/14 Asst. Professor, Dept. of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Dr. Takaashi Kojima Visiting Scientist
Ph.D. Nagoya Univerity, Japan
03/12-09/12 Asst. Professor, Biotechnology, Nagoya Univ., Japan
Christos Karamitros Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., Biophysical Chemistry, Max Plank Institute
06/12-09/12 Postdoctoral Fellow, UT Austin
Dr. Sang Taek Jung Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., UT Austin
05/11-08/12 Assoc. Professor, Korea University
Dr. Tae Hyun Yoo Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Cal Tech
05/08-07/11 Professor, Ajou Univ. Applied & Biological Chemistry
Dr. Sai Reddy Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, EPFL, Switzerland
11/08-06/10 Asst. Professor, ETH, Zurich
Dr. Supriya Pai Research Associate
Ph.D. Microbiology, UT Austin
05/10-11/11 Associate, SAI Medical Partners, Philadelphia, PA
Dr. Marsha Lewis Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., Molecular Biology, UT Austin
05/10-05/11 Instructor, School of Biological Sciences, UT Austin
Dr. Mridula Rani Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D.,Molecular Biology, UT Austin
01/10-05/11 Scientist, Theranos, Palo Alto, CA
Dr. Xin Ge Research Associate
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, McMaster Univ., Canada
09/08-06/10 Asst. Professor, UC Riverside, Chemical Engineering
Dr. Seung Hyun Kang Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, UC Irvine
08/09-02/11 Research Engineer, LG Life Sciences, Daejeon, Korea
Dr. Silvia Arredondo Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, UT Austin
02/10-05/10 Postdoctoral Fellow, NIAID/NIH
Dr. Tomohiro Makino Visiting Scientist 05/09-05/10 Senior Scientist, Asubio Pharmaceuticals, Japan
Dr. Jack Borrok Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Univ. of Wisconsin
07/07-05/10 Scientist, MedImmune, MD
Dr. George Skretas Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Princeton
06/06-06/09 Research Assistant Professor, National Hellenic Research Foundation
Dr. Yariv Mazor Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Tel Aviv University
01/06-01/09 Scientist, MedImmune, MD
Dr. Ki Jun Jeong Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., KAIST, Korea
09/02-08/05              10/05-06/08 Asst. Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, KAIST, Taejon, Korea
Dr. Bum-Yeol Hwang Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., Seoul National Univ.
08/04-04/08 Research Associate, UC Berkeley
Dr. Lluis Masip Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, UT Austin
09/06-05/07 Asst. Professor, Chemical Engineering, Universitat Tarragona, Spain
Dr. Vasso Skouridou Postdoctoral Fellow 01/05-05/07 Research Asst Professor, Dept of Chemical Engineering, Universitat Tarragona, Spain
Dr. Jamie Link Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Caltech
08/05-07/07 Asst. Professor, Chemical Engineering, Princeton, NJ
Dr. Karl Griswold Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., Chemistry & Biochemistry, UT Austin
08/05-05/07 Assoc. Professor, School of Engineering, Dartmouth, Hanover, NH
Dr. Philip Lee Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., Microbiology, John Innes Inst., UK
01/04-09/06 Senior Scientist, Saphire Energy, CA
Dr. Robert Mabry Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., Biochemistry, UT Austin
08/05-01/06 Senior Scientist, Adimab, Hanover, NH
Dr. Arti Pothukuchy Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., Indian Agriculture Research Institute, New Delhi, India
11/04-05/05 Research Scientist, Accacia International, Austin,TX
Dr. Barrett Harvey Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., Molecular Biology, UT Austin
01/04-08/04 Asst. Professor, Dept of Molecular Medicine, UT Health Science Center, Houston, TX
Dr. Yasuaki Kawarasaki Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., Agricultural Engineering, Nagoya U., Japan
07/02-07/04 Assoc. Professor, Genetic Engineering, Shizuoka U., Shizuoka, Japan
Dr. Edgardo Farinas Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., Chemistry, U. Illinois- Chicago
05/03-07/04 Assoc. Professor, Department of Chemistry, NJ Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ
Dr. Andrew Hayhurst Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., National Inst for Medical Research, UK
09/98-12/03 Assoc. Scientist, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research & Adjunt Professor, UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
Dr. Matt P. Delisa Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., U. Maryland
01/01-06/03 Assoc. Professor, Chemical Engineering, Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY
Dr. Kitty Braat Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., Uttracth
11/00-10/02 Principal Scientist, Symbiogen, Netherlands
Dr. Eva Strauch Exchange Student
Ph.D. student, U. Wurzburg, Germany
10/01-07/02 Postdoctoral Fellow, U. Washington
Zephyr Koch Research Assistant 05/01-05/02 unknown
Dr. Patrik Samuelson Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., Royal Inst. Of Technology, Sweden
09/99-12/01 Assoc. Professor, Dept of Biotechnology, Royal Inst. Of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
Dr. Scott Happe Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., St. Louis Univ.
04/99-4/01 Sr. Scientist, Stratagene, Austin, TX
Dr. Gang Chen Research Scientist
Ph.D. UT Austin
05/97-06/00 Sr. Scientist, Pfizer, San Diego, CA
Dr. Richard Loo Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., U. Tronto
05/97-06/00 Co-founder, Vive Nano, Toronto, Canada
Dr. Laura Segatori Exchange Student
Ph.D. student, U. Bologna, Italy
06/99-05/00 Asst. Professor, Chemical Engineering, Rice Univ., Houston, TX
Dr. Michael Cieslewitz Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., U. Illinois
05/97-02/99 Group Leader, GSK, Chapel Hill, NC
Eileen Fehskens Research Scientist
M.S. Yale
08/97-05/99 Self employed
Dr. Hua Zhang Postdoctoral Fellow 11/96-9/98 unknown
Anna Maria Caruana Research Associate
M.S.., U. of Malta, Malta
03/98-10/98 Research Assocaite, University College, London, England
Dr. Jose Cotto Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., Northwestern U.
08/97-08/98 Research Scientist, Abbott Labs, Puerto Rico
Dr. Amihay Freeman Visiting Professor 10/95-5/96 Professor, Dept of Biotechnology, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Dr. Pascal Valax Research Associate
Ph.D. UT Austin
01/95-11/96 Director of Bioprocessing, Merck-Serono, Vevey, Switzerland
Dr. Patricia Phelps Research Associate
10/90-08/93 Instructor, Biology, Austin Community College, Austin, TX

Previous Graduate Students:

Name, Dissertation Date Next Adventure
Norah Ashoura, Ph.D.
“The Force Awakens: Exploring and Translating the Role of Kynurenine in Tumor Tolerance”
08/2020 Scientist, Immunotherapy, Elevate BIO, Cambridge MA
Jiwon Jung, Ph.D.
“Proteomic Analysis of Antibody Repertoire to Influenza and Engineering a Bifunctional Fc for Cancer Therapeutics”
11/2019 Scientist, Merck, San Francisco, CA
Matthew Bonem, Ph.D.
“Development of Human Enzyme Therapeutics and the Tools for their Engineering”
11/2018 Research Engineer, KBI BioPharma, Durham NC
Wissam Charab, Ph.D.
“In Vitro and In Vivo Characterization of Fc-Receptor Expression
and Function on Various Immune Cell Subsets”
08/2018 Senior Scientist, Juno Therapeutics
Erik Johnson, Ph.D.
“Characterizing the Maturation Routes of HIV-Neutralizing Antibodies Using Intronic Mutations”
12/2017 Technical Services Analyst Team Lead at Epic
Shira Cramer, Ph.D.
“Engineering and Validation of a Human Cyst(e)ine Degrading Enzyme as a Novel Cancer Therapeutic”
05/2017 Scientist II, Takeda Pharmaceuticals
Bo Wang, Ph.D.
“High-throughput Analysis of Native Antibody Repertoires for Therapeutics Discovery” (co-supervised with A.D. Ellington)
12/16 Scientist I, Medimmune, MD
Jiwon Lee, Ph.D.
“The molecular-level characterization of the serum antibody repertoire to influenza”
12/2016 Assistant Professor, Dartmouth College, NH
Scott Kerr, Ph.D.
“Trade-offs in New World Arenaviruses and Discovery of Antibodies against Ebola Virus and Norovirus”
07/2016 Senior Product Manager, Research Instruments
Giulia Agnello, Ph.D.
“Development of Human Enzymes for Amino Acid Depletion Therapy”
04/2016 Director, Protein Engineering & Biochemistry at Aeglea BioTherapeutics
Brandon DeKosky, Ph.D.
“Decoding the Antibody Repertoire: High-throughput Sequencing of Multiple Transcripts form Single B Cells”
12/2014 Assistant Professor at MIT and The Ragon Institute/MGH
Kam Hon Hoi, Ph.D.
“Global Survey of the Immunoglobulin Repertoire Using Next Generation Sequencing”
12/2014 Scientist (Antibody Engineering/Bioinformatics) at Genentech, Inc.
Tae Hyun Kang, Ph.D.
“Fc Engineering for the Reprogramming of the Effector Functions of Antibodies for Improved Therapeutic Potency”
12/2013 Assistant Professor at Kookmin University
Erik Quandt, Ph.D.
“Genetic and Biocehmical Dissection of Complex Evolved Traits in Bacteria”
08/2014 Scientist at Thermo Fisher Scientific
Olga Paley, Ph.D.
“Engineering a Novel Human Methionine Degrading Enzyme as a Broadly Effective Cancer Therapeutic
08/2014 Director, Head mAb Derived Biologics Process Development at Takeda
Constantine Chrysostomou, Ph.D.
“Addressing Intrinsic Challenes for next Generation Sequencing of Immunoglobulin Repertoirse”
06/2014 Computational biologist
Sean Carroll, Ph.D.
“Antibody Engineering for Complement Inhibition Therapy”
08/2012 Vice President at Seranova Bio
Mark Pogson, Ph.D.
(Co-supervised with B.L. Iverson)
“Novel Approaches Towards Engineering Therapeutic Proteases”
05/2012 Director, Oncology Research, 2seventy Bio
William Kelton, Ph.D.
“Engineering Antibody Fc Domains for Improved Therapeutic Function”
12/2013 Lecturer, Waikito University
Mark Gebhard, Ph.D.
“Novel High Throughput Methods for the Engineering of Hydrolases”
05/2011 Production Manager at Cellecta, Inc.
Haixin Li, Ph.D.
“Protease Engineering in E.Coli
12/2012 Partner at Hospital Internists Of Texas
Jason Cantor, Ph.D.
“Novel Strategies Towards Engineering Therapeutic Enzymes with Reduced Immunogenicity for Cancer Therapy”
12/2012 Investigator, Morgridge Institute for Research
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry
Li Zhou, Ph.D.
“Mechanistic Analysis of Selective Inhibition of RNA Processing in E.coli
08/2010 Senior Scientist at Zai Lab US LLC
Marsha Lewis, Ph.D.
“Engineering Peptide Detection and Allosteric Activation”
05/2012 Research Manager at Green and Grow, Inc.
Karthik Veeravalli, Ph.D.
“Engineering of De Novo Pathways for Biosynthesis of Glutathione Analogues in E.coli
05/2012 Principal Engineer, Genentech
Mridula Rani, Ph.D.
(Co-supervised w/B.L. Iverson)
“Engineering Antibodies for Pathogen Neutralization and Detection”
12/2009 Consultant
Sang Taek Jung, Ph.D.
“Engineering og Agylcosylated Antibody Fc for Effector Functions”
08/2009 Assoc. Professor, Kookmin University, Bioengineering Dept., S. Korea
Tom Van Blarcom, Ph.D.
“Antibody Discovery and Engineering Using the Anchored Periplasmic Expression (APEx) E.coli
06/2009 Executive Director, Head of Protein Engineering and Research Operations at Allogene Therapeutics
Silvia Arredondo, Ph.D.
“Engineering and Characterization of Disulfide Bond Isomerases inE.coli
05/2009 Protein and Molecular Biology Scientist, Janssen
Clinton E. Leysath, Ph.D.
“Structure and Engineering of Antibodies to the Protective Antigen of theB. Anthracis Toxin”
08/2008 Program Director at The University of Texas at Austin
Min-Jeong Seo, Ph.D.
“Development of Screening Systems for Optimizing the Expressionof Antibodies in E.coli
08/2008 Management Consultant, Capital Management, Seoul, S. Korea
Eva-Maria Strauch, Ph.D.
“Characterization and Application of the Twin Arginine Transporter (TAT) Pathway for Protein Secretion)”
12/2007 Assistant Professor at University of Georgia
Christian Cobaugh, Ph.D.
(Co-supervised w/B.L. Iverson)
“Single Scaffold Antibody Libraries Created with High Rates of Mutagenesis or Diversity Focused for Peptide Recognition”
12/2007 Chief Executive Officer & Founder at Vernal Biosciences
Meng Zhao, Ph.D.
“The Role of RNase E Inhibitors RraA and RraB ont he Degradation of RNA in Bacteria”
05/2007 Data Scientist at Climate LLC
Navin Varadarajan, Ph.D.
(Co-supervised w/B.L. Iverson)
“Engineering Substrate Selectivity in the Protease OmpT”
12/2006 Assoc. Professor, Chemical Engineering Dept, Univ. of Houston
Brian Ribnicky, Ph.D.
“Engineering Protein Function and Expression by Flow Cytometry”
12/2006 Senior Director of Engineering, Dynavax
Danielle Tullman-Ercek, Ph.D.
“The Twin Arginine Transporter (TAT) Pathway of E.coli
12/2006 Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Northwestern University
Lluis Masip, Ph.D.
“Engineering of Novel Pathways for Protein Oxidation”
08/2006 Asst. Professor, Universitat Tarragona (Rovira I Virgilli), Spain
Robert Mabry, Ph.D.
(Co-supervised w/B.L. Iverson)
“Engineering Therapeutic Antibody Fragments Targeting the Antrax Toxin”
08/2005 Chief Scientific Officer at Orna Therapeutics, Inc.
Junjun Gao, Ph.D.
“Functional and Structural Studies of Proetin Inhibitors of RNase E activity that Globally Modulate mRNA abundance in E.coli
08/2005 Senior Associate Director, Boehringer Ingelheim
Rozamond Sweeney, Ph.D.
(Co-supervised w/B.L. Iverson)
“Biological Approaches to Synthesis and ASsembly of Semiconductor and Metallic Nanomaterials”
08/2005 Biotech Equities Research
Laura Segatori, Ph.D.
“Structure, Function and Engineering of Disulfide Bond Isomerization in E.coli
08/2005 Associate Professor at Rice University
Karl Griswold, Ph.D.
(Co-supervised w/B.L. Iverson)
“Engineering Highly Active Enzymes with Altered Substrate Selectivities”
08/2005 Executive Director Biologics Research, Insmed Incorporated
Raphael Levy, Ph.D.
“Enhancement of Antibody Fragments Expression in E.coli: Innovative Cytoplasmic Screening Approaches”
05/2004 Associate Director at Bristol Myers Squibb
Jongsik Gam, Ph.D.
(Co-supervised w/B.L. Iverson)
“Toward High Throughput Directed Evolution of Protease Specificity Using Flourescence Activated Sorting”
05/2004 Research Associate, KRIBB, Korea