People

Research Investigator

Research Specialist

Postdoctoral Researchers

Wei Zheng, Ph.D. (he/him)

Graduate Students

Catherine Barnier (she/her)

Ph.D. candidate, Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics

Eric Bell (he/him)


Ph.D. candidate, Department of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Rucheng Diao (they/them)

Ph.D. candidate, Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics

Ali Farhat (he/him)

Ph.D. candidate, Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics

Andres Herrera Tequia (he/him)
Ph.D. pre-candidate, Department of Biological Chemistry


Chase Lindeboom (he/him)

Ph.D. candidate, Department of Biological Chemistry


Willow Morgan (they/them)

Ph.D. pre-candidate, Department of Biological Chemistry

Yulduz Rakibova (she/her)

Ph.D. candidate, Department of Biological Chemistry

Sonya Royzenblat (she/her)

Ph.D. candidate, Cellular and Molecular Biology

Research Staff

Lara Mutluay (she/her)

Manasa Yadavalli, M.S., (she/her)

Undergraduate Students

Anna Vogel

Undergraduate Researcher

Past Members

Christine Ziegler, PhD (she/her)

Biological Chemistry

Current Affiliation: Postdoctoral Researcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Haley Amemiya, Ph.D.

Cellular and Molecular Biology

Current Affiliation: Postdoctoral Researcher, The Broad Institute at Harvard and MIT


Theresa Proctor

Post-baccalaureate Research and Education Program (PREP) Intern, Office of Graduate Postdoctoral Studies

Francis DeVine

M.S. student, Department of Biological Chemistry

Current Affiliation: Scientist, PPD Bioanalytical Laboratories


Tom Goss, Ph.D.

Senior Research Lab Specialist

Current affiliation: Retired


Taeho Jo, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral researcher, 2015-2016

Current affiliation: Assistant Research Professor, Center for Neuroimaging, Indiana University School of Medicine


Morteza Khabiri, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral researcher, 2015-2019

Current Affiliation: Scientific Researcher, AbbVie


Grace Kroner, Ph.D.

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Biological Chemistry, 2015-2018

Current affiliation: Associate Director of Special Chemistry Laboratory, Cleveland Clinic -- Clinical Biochemistry Section


Nicole Mott

Undergraduate Research Assistant, 2015-2016

Current affiliation: Medical student, University of Michigan Medical School


Mehdi Rahimpour, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral researcher, 2016-2019

Current Affiliation: Thermo-Fisher


Benancio Rodriguez

Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biological Chemistry, 2016-2018

Current Affiliation: Ph.D. Student, University of California-Los Angeles


Michael Schmidt

Master's Student, Department of Biological Chemistry, 2018-2019

Current Affiliation: Ph.D. student, University of Southern California


Scott Scholz, Ph.D.

Email: scholz@umich.edu

Current Affiliation: Postdoctoral Researcher, Max Plank Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology


Kyle Smolla

Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biological Chemistry


Zhefan Wang

Research Technical Associate, 2016-2019


Michael Wolfe, Ph.D.

Ph.D. candidate, Department of Biological Chemistry, 2015-2019

Current Affiliation: Postdoctoral researcher, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Chengxin Zhang

Ph.D. candidate, Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics

Current Affiliation: Postdoctoral researcher, Yale University