Michael C. Nicastri, Ph.D.

Director, High Throughput Experimentation Center

Michael Nicastri earned his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania in 2018. He conducted his doctoral studies in the laboratory of Prof. Jeffrey D. Winkler, where he applied synthetic organic chemistry towards the study of autophagy/lysosome inhibitors in metastatic melanoma. He then joined the laboratory of Prof. Tomislav Rovis, at Columbia University, as a post-doctoral research scientist. During this time, he studied the alpha-functionalization of primary amines utilizing photoredox catalysis in collaboration with Merck & Co. Currently, he is the director of the High-Throughput Experimentation Center at the University of Pennsylvania.