Chemical Biology Summer Program Alumni

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2020 Alumni

Joann Chongsaritsinsuk

Joann Chongsaritsinsuk
University of Richmond, University of St. Andrews

Mentor: Tarun Kapoor
Institution: Rockefeller University
Project: Structural basis for catch bonding between Mdn1 and Rsa4


Samuel Croes

Samuel Croes
Brown University

Mentor: Lewis Cantley
Institution: Weill Cornell Medicine
Project: Kinome Structure – A Computational Method to Determine Kinase Substrate Specificity


Benjamin Freeman

Benjamin Freeman
Princeton University

Mentor: Shuibing Chen
Institution: Weill Cornell Medicine
Project: Human Embryonic Stem Cells (hESC) for replacement therapy and drug discovery


Anna Soltys

Anna Soltys
Princeton University

Mentor: Derek Tan
Institution: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Project: Using bis-electrophiles to capture Ub tetrahedral intermediates


Charles Warren

Charles Warren
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Mentor: Daniel Bachovchin
Institution: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Project: Exploring NACHT-LRR Binding Proteins’ Influence on Inflammasome Biology

2019 Alumni
Chemical Biology Summer Program Alumni 2019

(From left to right) Top row: Christopher Escobar Nieves, Matthew See, Shaochen (Tiger) You; Bottom row: Victoria Rasmussen, Katherine Glaser, Antoinette Antonucci

Antoinette Antonucci

Antoinette Antonucci
Kean University

Mentor: Tarun Kapoor
Institution: Rockefeller University
Project: Using Chemical Genetics to Design Selective Chemical Probes of VPS4


Katharine Glaser

Katharine Glaser
Barnard College

Mentor: Richard Hite
Institution: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Project: Expression of ClC-7: A Chloride-Proton Transporter


Christopher Nieves Escobar

Christopher Nieves Escobar
University of Puerto Rico Humacao

Mentor: Seth Darst
Institution: Rockefeller University
Project: Structural Analysis of a Lasso Peptide Synthetase


Victoria Rasmussen

Victoria Rasmussen
Providence College

Mentor: Samie Jaffrey
Institution: Weill Cornell Medicine
Project: Discovery of Self-Propargylating Ribozymes in the pursuit of Self-Methylating RNA


Matthew See

Matthew See
University of Michigan

Mentor: Anant Menon
Institution: Weill Cornell Medicine
Project: Synthesis of Mannose-Phosphate Dolichol (MPD) Analogues to Identify MPD Scramblase


Shaochen (Tiger) You

Shaochen (Tiger) You
University of Texas Austin

Mentor: Daniel Bachovchin
Institution: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Project: Screening Inhibitors of Human Prolidase Using a Novel Coupled Fluorometric Assay


2018 Alumni
Chemical Biology Summer Program Alumni 2018

(From left to right) Top row: Angelina Grebe, Nathan Harper, Lauren Vostal; Bottom row: Sophie Kong, Rashmi Rao, Maham Mahmood

Angelina Grebe

Angelina Grebe
Fordham University

Mentor: Howard Hang
Institution: Rockefeller University
Project: Exploration of small GTPase interaction with cytosolic pattern recognition receptors


Nathan Harper

Nathan Harper
Lafayette College

Mentor: Tarun Kapoor
Institution: Rockefeller University
Project: Biochemical analysis of an Mdn1 intramolecular docking mechanism


Sophie Kong

Sophie Kong
Bucknell University

Mentor: Daniel Bachovchin
Institution: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Project: The innate immune system


Maham Mahmood

Maham Mahmood
Adelphi University

Mentor: Samie Jaffrey
Institution: Weill Cornell Medicine
Project: Drug targets for post-translational modification


Rashmi Rao

Rashmi Rao
Cornell University

Mentor: John Blenis
Institution: Weill Cornell Medicine
Project: G-quadruplex interactions promote formation of a stable tertiary structure that is critical for fluorescence of aptamer-dye complex


Lauren Vostal

Lauren Vostal
Williams College

Mentor: Minkui Luo
Institution: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Project: HIBCH inhibition in oncogenic KRAS-driven pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma