GRADUATE STUDENT

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VINCENT CHU

GRADUATE STUDENT

Vincent is broadly interested in using chemistry to understand biological processes at the molecular level. Outside the lab, he likes to play the flute for the Harvard Gilbert and Sullivan Players, practice rollerblading, and watch reruns of Parks and Recreation.

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ROCCO POLICARPO

GRADUATE STUDENT

Originally from Mays Landing, New Jersey, Rocco moved to Cambridge to obtain his BS in Chemistry from MIT, where he worked in the lab of Prof. Brad Pentelute. Rocco is interested in the design, synthesis, and biological testing of small molecules.

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ANUPONG TANGPEERACHAIKUL

GRADUATE STUDENT

Anupong (Mee) comes from Thailand. He obtained a B.S. in Chemistry and Biology at MIT, working in Prof. Alice Ting’s lab. He came to Harvard in 2012 and joined Prof. Matthew Shair’s group as a Ph.D. candidate.

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JIM TUCKER

GRADUATE STUDENT

Jim was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He earned his BS in chemistry at the University of Illinois, working in the lab of Prof. Marty Burke on the total synthesis of amphotericin B and the development of synthetic methodology. He moved to Harvard for his graduate studies in 2014. In his free time, Jim enjoys lifting, running, and playing guitar badly.

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

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LUDOVIC DECULTOT

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

Ludovic is originally from Cannes, France. He received a M.Sci. in Organic Synthesis and Chemistry of Bioactive Molecules from the Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 in 2012. He then moved to Scotland where he obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Glasgow in 2016, working on the total synthesis of amphidinolides C and F under the supervision of Prof. J. Stephen Clark.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT

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DANNY HUANG

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHER

Danny, originally from Jericho, New York, is an undergraduate at Harvard, concentrating in Chemistry and Mathematics. His previous research experiences include proton electric dipole moment (pEDM) experiment simulations and PET tracer kinetic modeling. 

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BRANDON WRIGHT

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHER

Brandon hails from Minneapolis, Minnesota and is a Senior in Adams House concentrating in Chemistry. He is interested in how organic synthesis can be used towards developing effective small-molecule treatments for human disease. Outside the lab, Brandon enjoys cooking Italian food, travel photography, and watching baseball.

 

STAFF

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HENRY PELISH

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Henry enjoys mechanism of action studies and the discovery of therapeutics. His research highlights include the discovery of secramine, elucidation of the mechanism of austocystin D and, by use of cortistatin A, the discovery and preclinical advancement of a new therapeutic approach to AML. He earned his PhD at Harvard with Prof. Shair, was a post-doc at HMS with Prof. Kirchhausen, and participated in a start-up.

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JINGPING GE

RESEARCH BIOLOGIST

Jingping Ge received her M.D. from China and obtained her Ph.D. in pathology from Indiana University before continuing her research training at Washington University in St. Louis and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Her general interest is the study of bone marrow diseases. Outside the lab, she enjoys writing travel stories.

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HANNA TUKACHINSKY

RESEARCH BIOLOGIST

Hanna Tukachinsky is interested in the molecular mechanisms that underpin cell signaling pathways, as well as the diseases that result from deregulation of these pathways. She obtained her PhD at Harvard Medical School with Prof. Adrian Salic, studying Hedgehog signaling, and was a Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Tom Rapoport, studying the proteins involved in shaping the endoplasmic reticulum. 

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KATELYN MULLEN

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Katelyn Mullen graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a B.S. in Biology, a certificate in biotechnology, and a minor in Spanish. In her spare time, Katelyn enjoys practicing yoga and photography.

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ALEX STUART

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Alex Stuart recently graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Creative Writing. He is currently working as a Research Assistant, and will soon apply to graduate programs so that he may pursue a PhD in the biological sciences.

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MARLENE TAKLA

LABORATORY ADMINISTRATOR

Marlene has eighteen years of experience in Finance and Management. In 1998 she started her career at the University of Chicago Oriental Institute as Accountant & Administrator. Before joining Harvard University, she was the Financial and Business Manager for Point Care Technologies. Marlene is now the Laboratory Administrator for the Shair Lab in the Harvard Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology.