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

Abigail Janke (Brown '16) is a computational biology concentrator who 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. She is currently applying to MD and MD/PhD programs.


 

Postdoctoral Researchers


Dr. Kathleen A. Burke was awarded her 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. 

 

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).

Undergraduate Students

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Charlene Chabata '16 is pursuing a concentration in biochemistry. She was awarded a UTRA for undergraduate research during for summer 2014 and a LINK award for phamacology research summer 2015 in her native Zimbabwe.

 


Daniel Ramirez Montero '16 is a biochemistry concentrator who was awarded a UTRA for undergraduate research during summer 2014.

 

 

 

Shivam Nadimpalli '19 is a future biochemistry concentrator.

 

 

 

Mark Liang '19 is a future biochemistry concentrator.

 

 

 

Joshua Amaya '18 is a future neuroscience concentrator.

 

 

DaHee Seo '17 is a biochemistry concentrator.

Rotation Students

 

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

Lab Alumni


 

 


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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

Anastasia Murthy completed a Fall 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.