THE BOSS

Tobias Baumgart

baumgart at sas.upenn.edu

Professor of Physical & Biological Chemistry

Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Additionally, member of the graduate groups of Bioengineering, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, and Physics.

Diploma in Chemistry from the University of Clausthal, Germany (1998)

PhD from Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research and Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz (2001)

Postdoctoral associate with Prof. Watt Webb at Cornell University (2001 – 2005)

 

GRADUATE STUDENTS

 

Tyler Reagle

email: treagle at sas.upenn.edu

Hometown: Pen Argyl, PA

Graduated From: University of Delaware

Major: Biochemistry

Joined Lab: December 2019

Research: Reversible cyclodextrin-mediated lipid extraction from/insertion into vesicles as a tool to enable membrane asymmetry studies

 

 
 Karthik B. Narayan
From: India
Graduated from: VIT University, University of Pennsylvania
Joined lab: Jan 2020
 
 
 
 
 
 

Zachary Zimmerman

zzimm at sas.upenn.edu

Hometown: Ambler, PA

Graduated from: Muhlenberg College

Major: Biochemistry, Philosophy

Joined Lab: Jan 2018

Research: Studying the mechanism and dynamics of enzymetic reactions on membranes under different catalyzing conditions

Rui Jin

jinrui at sas.upenn.edu

Hometown: Anhui, China

Graduated From: University of Science and Technology of China

Major: Chemical Physics

Joined Lab: Jan 2016

 Research: Endophilin-membrane interation mechanism and the endophlin oligomerization on the lipid membrane. 

 

Postdoctoral Fellows

 

Samsuzzoha Mondal

smondal at sas.upenn.edu

From: West Bengal, India

PhD: TIFR, Mumbai, India; PhD Advisor: Dr. Ankona Datta

PhD Thesis Title: Design and development of optical probes for imaging signal mediating phospholipids.

Joined Lab: Jan 2018

Research: Tracking the dynamics of curvature generating proteins in membrane trafficking pathways.

UNDERGRADUATES

 

 

Jason Zheng
Email Address: j3zheng at sas.upenn.edu
Hometown: Holmdel, NJ
Graduated From: Holmdel High School
Major: Chemistry and Biochemistry
Joined Lab: May 2021
Research: FEME-related protein engineering and phase separation

 

 

 

Samuel A Botterbusch 

Email: sabotter at sas.upenn.edu
Hometown: Wyomissing, PA
Major: Biochemistry, Biophysics
Joined Lab: June 2019
Research: Investigating interprotein interactions of membrane-associated proteins in endocytic pathways

 

 

 

 

 

ALUMNI

 

Sankalp Shukla

Position in group: Graduate student

 

Imania Powers

Position in group: Undergraduate student

 

Jaclyn Robustelli

Position in group: Graduate student

current position: Senior scientist, research and development at LifeSensors

 

Sohini Mukherjee

Position in group: PostDoc

 

Chun Liu

Position in group: Graduate student

   

Samantha Wilner

Position in group: PostDoc

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Ursinus College

 

Zachary T Graber

Position in group: PostDoc

Current Position:Associate Professor of Chemistry position at Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Mount Vernon, OH

 

Ningwei Li

Position in group: Graduate Student

Current position: postdoc in University of Massachusetts Amherst

 

Zhiming Chen

Position in group: Graduate Student

Current Position: postdoc in UT Southwestern Medical Center

 

Ehsan Atefi

Position in Group: Post Doc

     

Katarzyna I Jankowska

Position in lab: Postdoc

Current position: postdoc in CHOP, UPenn

 

Zheng Shi

Position in lab: graduate student

Current position: postdoc in Harvard

 

Chen Zhu

Position in lab: graduate student

Tingting Wu

Position in lab:graduate student

Current position: consultant in Deloit

Wan-Ting Hsieh

Position in group: Graduate student

Ben Capraro

Position in group: Graduate Student

Current position: Post Doc at Harvard University

Chih-Jung Hsu

Position in group: Graduate Student

Current Position: Post Doc at NIH

Michael Heinrich

Position in group: Graduate Student

Cinzia Esposito

Position in Group: Post Doc

Current Position: Cinzia is currently working in the Biophysical Chemistry Department at Biozentrum, University of Basel in Switzerland.

Aiwei Tian

Position in Group: Graduate Student

Current Position: Aiwei is a Post Doc at University of California, Berkeley in the Department of Chemistry.

Serenity Wang

Position in Group: Graduate Student

Current Position: Serenity is currently a second-year law student at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law.