Brian Sohn

Brian is an undergraduate student at Washington University in St. Louis majoring in Chemistry with a concentration in Biochemistry. Brian currently is a student volunteer at St. Mary’s Hospital and a PLTL leader for physics. He is involved in multiple clubs, including Science Olympiad, WashU Chemistry Tournament (WUCT), and Korean Standing Drums. Before coming to […]

Kalid Mohammed

Kalid is an undergraduate student at WashU majoring in Biology on the Molecular Biology and Biochemistry track and minoring in Anthropology on the Global Health and Environment track. He joined the lab through the EnTER (Engaging Trainees in Early Research) Program. Kalid is part of Medicine and Society, Lock and Chain, and the matching director […]

Leo Li

Leo is a WashU undergraduate majoring in Biology on the Molecular Biology and Biochemistry track. He is currently a TA for organic chemistry and a volunteer at Mercy Hospital. In his free time he enjoys practicing the violin, going to the gym, and gaming.

Shamika Bhandarkar

Shamika is originally from Mumbai, India. She is majoring in Chemistry with a concentration in Biochemistry, and minoring in Computer Science and Mathematics. She is currently an editor for Frontiers, WashU’s healthcare magazine, and a volunteer for Out of the Blue. During high school, she worked at OncoStem Diagnostics, a company that conducts cancer research. […]

Andy Xu

Andy is a research technician in lab. Before beginning his work as a technician, he worked in the lab as an undergraduate researcher where he majored in Chemistry with a focus on Biochemistry and minoring in Computer Science. He was a peer tutor through the Chem 111/112 PLTL program, a question writer for the WashU […]

Sabrina Talir

Sabrina is a graduate student in the lab. She grew up in St. Louis, MO and completed her undergraduate studies at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA. While at Mount Holyoke, Sabrina served as the board secretary for the college’s Red Cross organization and as the Assistant Manager for Mount Holyoke’s Equestrian Team. She […]

Joseph Fritsche

Joey is a graduate student in the lab. He grew up in St. Louis and graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia with a B.S. in Biochemistry and minors in Chemistry and Philosophy. While at Mizzou, Joey was an undergraduate researcher under Dr. Zezong Gu, worked as the Biochemistry Club secretary and as a […]

Avika Jayatilaka

Avika is a graduate student in the lab. He grew up in Portage, Michigan, and graduated from Kalamazoo College in 2021 with a B.A. in Chemistry and a concentration in Biochemistry. At Kalamazoo College, he was a research assistant with Dr. Blakely Tresca and  completed his senior thesis in the synthesis of novel peptoid-coumarin antibiotics. He […]

Karlie Miller

Karlie is a graduate student in the lab. She grew up in Newton, Illinois and graduated from Hanover College in 2019 with a B.S. in Chemistry and minors in Biology and History. While at Hanover, she was a research assistant with Dr. Timothy Cunningham, worked as a study group leader and tutor, and spent her […]

Sheng Chen

Sheng is a graduate student in the lab. He graduated from Indiana University Bloomington in 2018, with B.S. in Biochemistry, B.S. in Neuroscience, and B.S in Psychology. He is originally from Shanghai, China. When he is not in the lab, he enjoys listening to music, watching movies and working out in the gym. Publications Lynch […]

Macy Sprunger

Macy is a staff scientist in the lab. She was born in East Peoria, Illinois and grew up in Keokuk, Iowa. In 2013, she started attending Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois. While there, she participated in the University Orchestra, taught general chemistry students as a peer tutor, conducted research under Dr. Douglas Armstrong as […]

Meredith Jackrel

Meredith Jackrel, Ph.D. Meredith Jackrel graduated from the College of New Jersey with a BS in Chemistry in 2004. She then attended Yale University where she joined Lynne Regan’s laboratory in the Departments of Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry and Chemistry. There she studied protein – protein interactions. Her work focused on tetratricopeptide repeat (TPR) proteins […]