People

People


PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR



EDUCATION AND TRAINING


Postdoctoral Training, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Postdoctoral Training, Washington University School of Medicine
Ph.D. Biological Physics, Tufts University, John F. Burlingame Graduate Fellowship
B.Sc. Physics, Electronics, Mathematics, St. Joseph's College, Bangalore India, National Merit Scholarship

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS


Director of the Center for Biological Systems Engineering, Washington University
Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Washington University
Member of the Hope Center for Neurological Disorders, Washington University School of Medicine
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Washington University
Member, Center for Computational Biology, Washington University
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Washington University

EDUCATION

1998 - 2001: Postdoctoral Training, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
1996 - 1998: Postdoctoral Training, Washington University School of Medicine
1996: Ph.D. Biological Physics, Tufts University, John F. Burlingame Graduate Fellowship
1989: B.Sc. Physics, Electronics, Mathematics, St. Joseph's College, Bangalore India, National Merit Scholarship

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS AND AWARDS

2012 - current: Director of the Center for Biological Systems Engineering, Washington Universit
2011 - current: Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Washington University
2007 - current: Member of the Hope Center for Neurological Disorders, Washington University School of Medicine
2007 - 2010: Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Washington University
2001 - 2010: Member, Center for Computational Biology, Washington University
2001 - 2007: Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Washington University



RESEARCH SCIENTISTS

Dr. Ammon Posey

Contact: ammonposey@wustl.edu

Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics, Johns Hopkins University (2014)

Research:
Experimental approaches to study polyglutamine-mediated aggregation and conformations of disordered proteins



POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS

Dr. Jeong-Mo Choi

Contact: jeongmochoi@wustl.edu

Ph.D. in Chemistry, Harvard University (2016)

Research:
Aggregation and phase behavior of low complexity polar tracts and their modulation via polyphasic linkage relations

Homepage

Dr. Sang Eun Jee

Contact: sangeunjee@wustl.edu

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University/Georgia Institute of Technology (2010)

Postdoctoral Work with Prof. Seung Soon Jang, Georgia Institute of Technology

Research:
Determinants of fibril formation in phase separating systems and the de novo design of peptide-based biomaterials




GRADUATE STUDENTS

Megan Cohan

Contact: mcohan@wustl.edu

Ph.D. Student in Biomedical Engineering

BS in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University (2015)

Research:
Experimental characterization of phase separating systems.


Tyler Harmon

Contact: tylerharmon@wustl.edu

Ph.D. Student in Physics

BS in Physics, Linfield College (2010)

Research:
Mechanisms of coupled folding and binding of IDPs; IDP-DNA interactions; Modeling transcriptional networks; Stochastic simulations and coarse grain modeling of phase transitions in multicomponent protein solutions; Protein design through machine learning approaches


Alex Holehouse

Contact: alex.holehouse@wustl.edu

Ph.D. Student in Computational and Molecular Biophysics

MSc in Computer Science, Imperial College London (2011)
MBiochem in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, University of Oxford (2010)

Research:
Solute-peptide interaction; Behaviour of low complexity sequences in function and disease; Sequence-conformation mapping; Polyelectrolyte and polyampholyte phase behaviour

Teaching material
IDP State Letter (Monthly IDP Newsletter)
Homepage


Jared Lalmansingh

Contact: jared.lalmansingh@wustl.edu

Ph.D. Student in Physics

MS in Physics, Texas A&M University-Commerce (2015)
BS in Physics, South Carolina State University (2011)

Research:
Conformational behaviour of the FtsZ disordered tail, new models for polymerization




Kiersten Ruff

Contact: kiersten.ruff@wustl.edu

Ph.D. Student in Computational and Systems Biology

BS in Physics & Mathematics, Simpson College (2011)

Research:
Cis and trans regulation of huntingtin aggregation; Polymer physics theories and coarse grain models for self-assembled fibrillar networks







LAB ALUMNI

FORMER GRADUATE STUDENTS

Nicholas Lyle

Ph.D. in ​Computational and Systems Biology
May 2013


Albert H. Mao

Ph.D. in Computational and Molecular Biophysics
August 2012


Scott L. Crick

Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering
June 2011


Aditya Radhakrishnan

B.S. / M.S. in Biomedical Engineering
May 2011


Matthew A. Wyczalkowski

Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering
December 2009


Tim E. Williamson

M.S. in Molecular Biophysics
May 2009


Andreas Vitalis

Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics
June 2009


Alan A. Chen

Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics
April 2009


Hoang T. Tran

Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering
December 2007



FORMER RESEARCH ASSISTANT PROFESSORS AND RESEARCH SCIENTISTS

Kanchan Garai

Lab Member: August 2013 - May 2014


Rahul Das

Lab Member: December 2009 - Sept. 2015



FORMER POSTDOCS

Rajni Verma

Lab Member: Oct 2015 - June 2016


Anu Mittal

Lab Member: February 2012 - October 2014


Siddique Khan

Lab Member: April 2012 - May 2013


Anil Kumar

Lab Member: November 2010 - August 2011


Dennis G. Thomas

Lab Member: June 2006 - December 2009


Xiaoling Wang

Lab Member: September 2004 - February 2008


Alexander N. Drozdov

Lab Member: September 2002 - June 2004



FORMER PROGRAMMERS

Adam T. Steffen

Lab Member: August 2009 - December 2010


ACADEMIC VISITORS

Jason Wagoner

Laufer Fellow, Stony Brook University
Visting CBSE Fellow
Spring 2015


Lauren Ann Metskas

Visting graduate student from the Rhodes lab
Summer 2014


Susana Barrera Vilarmau

Visting graduate student from the Institute of Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia of the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (IQAC-CSIC), Barcelona, Spain
Fall 2016



FORMER UNDERGRADUATES/SUMMER STUDENTS

Minerva Pappu

Summer 2015


Mary Richardson

Summer 2013, Spring 2015, Summer 2015


Lauren Bedell

Summer 2014


James Ahad

Summer 2012, summer 2013 - summer 2014


Tony Wang

Summer 2012


Carter Palmer

Summer 2012


Drew Sinha

Spring 2012


Marta Wells

Summer 2011 and 2012


Jordan Nick

Summer 2011


Kelly Culhane

Summer 2011


Nil Gural

Fall 2010 - Spring 2011


Samir Unni

Spring 2011


Alex French

Summer 2009 and 2010


Caitlin Chicoine

Fall 2009 - Spring 2010


Amanda Spencer

Summer 2009


Jose Pulido

Summer 2008


Jonathan Breshears

Summer 2007


Magdalena Fus

Fall 2004 - Spring 2005


Tirath Patel

Fall 2004 - Spring 2005