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Personnel



Lab Picture Summer 2014

Principle Investigator



Postdoctoral Scholars

Current:  
Mustafa Erbakan (membrane proteins)

Past:  
Eric Nybo (Professor, Ferris State Univ.)
John Pisciotta (Professor, Westminster College)
Xiangling Shen (PSU plant path postdoc)


Technicians

Ryan Johnson  (ARPA-E bioreactor engineering) 2011-2013



Visiting Scholars

Sp 2013, From SRM University, India; Algae & Rhodobacter Biofuels
Winter 2011, from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand
2011-12, from Barcelona, Spain  


REU Alumni  (non PSU)

Clarkson, Summer 2014
UMBC, Summer 2012
Miami University of Ohio, Summer 2011
Rose-Hulman, Summer 2010
Penn State, Mech E, Summer 2011
Lalit Darunte
IIT Bombay, Summer 2009?
Emily Voigt
Kansas State
Lauren Andrews
Cornell




Graduate Students

Nymul Khan (electrofuels)
Sergio Florez (plant propagation)
Tina Lai (plant biotech)
Jun Wang (algae biofuels)



Recent Graduate Alumni

Trevor Zuroff (Ph.D. 2014, Shell Oil)
Manuel Escotet (MS 2013, Rutgers)
Megerle Scherholz (MS 2012; Merck & Co.)
Amalie Tuerk (MS 2011; PhD candidate, U Delaware)
Jeff Larsen (PhD 2011; Engineer, Dow AgroSciences)
Lisa Grady (MS 2010; Med School, University of New England)
Waqas Khatri (MS 2010; Engineer Ittehad Chemicals, Pakistan)
Kristin O'Neill (MS 2005; Merck & Co.)


Honors Student Alumni  


Justin Yoo ('14, grad, UCSB; NSF Fellow)
Reed Taylor ('14, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals...big bucks )
Taylor Maher ('14, )
Patrick Hillery ('14, )
Matt Curtis ('13, PhD, Cal Tech) 
Sydney Shaw ('12, PhD Northeastern)
John Myers ('12, oil big bucks)
Christine Taylor ('12, oil big bucks)
Brandon Curtis ('11; grad, Berkeley)
Ben Woolston  ('11; grad, MIT)
Adam Nebzydoski  ('10, ABEC Inc)

Christopher J. Justin, 2009
Amalie L. Tuerk, 2005; grad, UDelaware
Brian C. Werner, 2005; M.D. Wake Forest 2009; Orthopedic surgery
Benjamin Wong, 2005
Greg M. Thurber, 2003; PhD MIT/Harvard; Professor Michigan)  
Laura J. Sailer, 2003; Merck & Co.
Amy M. Seeman, 2003
Hallie Brink (BS 2002; PhD Penn)
Karen E. Jerardi, 2002; M.D. Pitt, Instructor, UC Pediatrics
Christopher J. Wigoda, 2002
Sara E. Leister, 2000
Abdulehameed Aziz, 2000; M.D. Wash-U
Casy A. Carlos, 1999
Amy Hsiao, 1999
Kristina R. Mann, 1999
Tracy Y. Hsiao, 1998; PhD Berkeley
Heather Young, 1998
Ross Brindle, 1997
David Henninger, 1997
Jonathan P. Miller, 1997
Albert Shung, 1997
Michelle Brincat, 1996
Arther Bergman, 1995
Keith Welp, 1995
Beth Pearsall (Powell), 1994
Melissa S. Baron, 1993
Sean Holihan, 1993; Merck & Co.
Leah Sullivan, 1993
James Corry, 1992; Merck & Co.
Scott McKelvey, 1992
Sharon Warmbrodt, 1991
David Dunlop, 1990

Current Undergraduates

Immunology & Fungal bioreactor
Rachel Erwin
Temporary immersion bioreactors
Root culture transient expression
ARPA assistance
Rhodobacter
Botryococcus braunii Bioinformatics
Algae Process Control
ARPA biofuels - autotrophs
SRT Protein Expression & Wax Ester
Syngas Fermentation
Syngas Fermentation
Membrane protein expression
Algae Biofuels
TBA
SRT Protein Expression
Membrane Protein Expression
Algae Biofuels


Undergraduate Alumni (PSU)

300+ former lab members out there in the real world ... 

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