People



Nicolas Fawzi received undergraduate degrees in bioengineering and marketing at the University of Pennsylvania. He received a Ph.D. from the Joint Graduate Group in Bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley and UCSF for his work with Teresa Head-Gordon on molecular simulation of protein aggregation, and completed postdoctoral training in the group of G. Marius Clore at the National Institutes of Health in biomolecular NMR spectroscopy of protein association and aggregation. Nicolas Fawzi joined the faculty at Brown in January 2013. He and his wife have a son and daughter and enjoy cycling.

Research Assistant

 

 

Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr. Ailin Wang was awarded her PhD in chemistry from Mississippi State University in 2016 for her work on protein-nanoparticle interaction using NMR spectroscopy. 

 

Graduate Students

Alex Conicella graduated with highest honors from Rutgers University in 2012, and was awarded BA in molecular biology and biochemistry.  Currently pursuing a PhD in the molecular biology, cell biology, and biochemistry (MCB) graduate program at Brown University (entered Fall 2012).

 

 

Veronica Ryan graduated from Notre Dame in 2013 with a degree in Biochemistry and spent one year as a postbac fellow at NIH in Bethesda, MD. She is pursuing a PhD in the Neuroscience Graduate Program at Brown University (entered Fall 2014).

 

Anastasia Murthy graduated from Suffolk University in 2015 with a degree in biochemistry. Her work is supported by an award from the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. She is pursuing a PhD in the molecular biology, cell biology, and biochemistry (MCB) graduate program at Brown University (entered Fall 2015).

 

Kaylee Mathews graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2016 with a degree in biochemistry. She is pursuing a PhD in the molecular biology, cell biology, and biochemistry (MCB) graduate program at Brown University (entered Fall 2016).

Undergraduate Students

Mark Liang '19 is a future biochemistry concentrator.

 

 

 

Joshua Amaya '18 is a future neuroscience concentrator.

 

 

Rotation Students

 

Lab Alumni


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Postdoctoral scholars:

Dr. Kathleen A. Burke (postdoc 2013-2016, Ph.D. in chemistry in 2013 from West Virginia University for her research on the effect of polyglutamine expansion length and flanking sequence composition on protein/lipid interaction in Huntington's Disease). At Brown, her work on NMR spectroscopy of the protein FUS was the first publication to describe the structural details of liquid-liquid phase separation.

Research assistants:

Rute Silva (Brown '13) was a research assistant in the group 2013-2014, concentrated in immunology and graduated with honors from Brown University, and is now a medical student at UMass Medical School. 

Abigail Janke (Brown '16) graduated in computational biology and was awarded a UTRA for undergraduate research during summers 2014 and 2015, a Research at Brown grant to attend the Intracellular Phase Transitions conference at Princeton in spring 2015, and a Biology Senior Prize for Academic Excellence and a Senior Thesis Prize from Brown University. She was a research assistant in the lab in 2016/17 and is currently an MD/PhD student at the Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Tri-Institutional MD-PhD program in New York City.

Undergraduates:

Kohana Leuba (Brown undergraduate '14, Biomedical Engineering) completed her honors thesis in the group entitled "Aggregation of the low complexity domain of FUS: effect of temperature and ALS-associated disease mutations." She was selected for the Tokyo Tech International Research Opportunity Program (TiROP) for summer 2013. She completed co-op positions at Genentech and Biogen Idec and  started a permenant position at Juno Therapeutics.

Jamie Fried (Brown undergraduate '14, Neuroscience) completed his honrs thesis in the group entitled "Observing the Neurodegenerative Disease Associated Aggregation of the Protein FUS Using NMR Spectroscopy", supported in part by a summer 2013 UTRA fellowship. He joined Richard Axel's group at Columbia as a research assistant in Fall 2014. 

Louis Taylor (Tulane undergraduate '14, Cell and molecular biology) was a summer research assistant in the group. He received an NIH Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award to conduct postbac research at NIH. He received the Professor Erik G. Ellgaard Award for Excellence in Cell in Molecular Biology upon graduation from Tulane and is now a grad student at Penn.

Lillian Duran (Brown undergraduate '14, Biology) investigated the aggregation of TDP-43 in the group and began Brown Med school as a PLME student Fall 2014.

Charlene Chabata '16 completed her honors thesis for which she won a Senior Prize in Biology. She was awarded a UTRA and LINK awards for her work in the lab and phamacology research summer 2015 in her native Zimbabwe. She was awarded and led a Project for Peace bringing biological research training to two schools in Zimbabwe. She is now a PhD student in pharmacology at Duke.

Daniel Ramirez Montero '16 was awarded the Lleallyn B. Clapp Prize for Outstanding Senior Honors Thesis in Biochemistry for his work in tha lab. He was awarded an UTRA fellowship for undergraduate research during summer 2014 and 2015. He went on to the Graduate Programme at AstraZeneca and is applying to PhD programs in biochemistry.

DaHee Seo '17 completed an honors thesis in biochemistry. She then entered a PhD program at UT Southwestern.

 

Shivam Nadimpalli '19 is a future biochemistry concentrator.

 

Graduate Rotation students:

 

Valerie Zabala completed a Fall 2013 rotation in the lab as part of pursuing a PhD in the molecular pharmacology and physiology (MPP) graduate program at Brown University.

 

 

Alejandro Scaffa completed a Fall 2014 rotation in the lab as part of pursuing a PhD in the molecular pharmacology and physiology (MPP) graduate program at Brown University.

 

Christy Rhine completed a Spring 2015 rotation in the lab as part of pursuing a PhD in the molecular biology, cell biology, and biochemistry (MCB) graduate program at Brown University.

Amanda Dombroski is completing a Spring 2016 rotation in the lab as part of pursuing a PhD in the molecular pharmacology and physiology (MPP) graduate program at Brown University

 

Alexandra D'Ordine completed a Fall 2017 rotation in the lab as part of pursuing a PhD in the molecular biology, cell biology, and biochemistry (MCB) graduate program at Brown University.