Alumni

Yen-Lin Chen

E-mail: yc2253@cornell.edu
Field: Applied Physics (Ph.D.)
Education: B.S. Physics National Taiwan University

Yen’s research focused on studying RNA conformations using single-molecule techniques and SAXS, high-throughput forward modeling of solution X-ray scattering profiles with explicit ions and solvent molecules, wide-angle X-ray scattering, and statistical modeling of experimental observables.

Next position: Computational biologist / data scientist at ReviveMed Technologies

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Derrick Lin

E-mail: drl222@cornell.edu
Field: Applied Physics (M.S.)
Education: B.S. Applied Physics & B.S. Computer Science, Cornell University

Derrick worked on discovering the structure of RNA through techniques like electron microscopy and computational analysis.

Next position: Data scientist

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Alex Mauney

E-mail: awm88@cornell.edu
Field: Physics (Ph.D.)
Education: B.S. Physics, North Carolina State University

Alex analyzed the structural dynamics of nucleosomes using novel computational modeling methods.

Next position: Senior system engineer at Raytheon

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Alex Plumridge

E-mail: ap866@cornell.edu
Field: Physics (Ph.D.)
Education: M. Physics, University of Sheffield

Alex developed experimental tools and technologies to address challenging problems in RNA-directed therapeutics, including microfluidic platforms for high-throughput screening of small molecule inhibitors to functional RNA elements such as riboswitches.

Next position: Systems integration scientist at PacBio

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George Calvey

E-mail: gdc66@cornell.edu
Field: Applied Physics (Ph.D.)
Education: B.S. Physics & Mechanical Engineering, Clarkson University

George developed methods and instrumentation for time-resolved structural studies on XFEL and synchrotron beamlines.

Next position: Physicist at Kimball Physics

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Andrea Katz

E-mail: amk362@cornell.edu
Field: Applied Physics (Ph.D., Postdoc)
Education: B.S. Physics, Trinity University

Andrea designed and built technology for time-resolved studies at XFELs and synchrotrons.

Next position: Physicist at Kimball Physics

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Luke Meyer

E-mail: lcm227@cornell.edu
Field: Applied Physics (B.S.)

Luke developed agarose electrophoresis methods for analyzing RNA-protein complexes.

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Joyce Liu

E-mail: jll332@cornell.edu
Field: Biomedical Engineering (B.S)
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Xiaowen Wang

E-mail: xw453@cornell.edu
Field: Applied Physics (M.S.)

Favorite technique: Molecular biology
Favorite Molecule: NCPs

Next position: Software engineer at Amazon Lab126

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Jeffrey Huang

E-mail: jh2279@cornell.edu
Field: Applied Physics (B.S.)

Favorite technique: Ensemble modelling of SAXS data
Favorite molecule: SAM2, mixed sequence ssRNAs

Next position: Material Science and Engineering Ph.D. student at UIUC

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Joshua Tokuda

E-mail: jmt326@cornell.edu
Field: Biophysics (Ph.D.)
Education: B.S. Biophysics, UCLA

Favorite technique: Time-resolved SAXS
Favorite molecule: Cryptochrome (when it doesn’t aggregate!)

Next position: Scientist at Amgen

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Yujie Chen

E-mail: yc864@cornell.edu
Field: Applied Physics (Postdoc)
Education: Ph.D. Physics, Michigan State University; B.S. Physics, Fudan University

Favorite technique: Time-resolved SAXS, contrast matching
Favorite molecule: pRNA and cns2

Next position: Engineer at ASML

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Julie Sutton

E-mail: jls535@cornell.edu
Field: Applied Physics (Ph.D.)
Education: B.A.Sc. Engineering Science, University of Toronto

Favorite technique: Single-molecule FRET
Favorite molecule: dT30

Next position: Research scientist at MIT

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Yunsheng Wang

E-mail: yw658@cornell.edu
Field: Applied Physics (M.S.)
Education: B.S. Physics, Hefei University of Technology

Favorite technique: PDMS microfluidics
Favorite molecule: PDMS

Next position: Graduate research assistant at Villanova University

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Abhijit Lavania

E-mail: jls535@cornell.edu
Field: Applied Physics (B.S.)

Favorite technique: Computational approaches
Favorite molecule: dT30 and dA30

Next position: Applied physics Ph.D. student at Stanford

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Seong Ha Park

E-mail: sp2274@cornell.edu
Field: Biophysics (Ph.D.) rotation student
Education: B.S. Physics, KAIST

Favorite technique: SAXS
Favorite molecule: phyX174 and ST-1

Next position: Graduate student in Michelle Wang’s lab at Cornell

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Steve Meisburger

E-mail: spm82@cornell.edu
Field: Applied Physics (Ph.D.)
Education: B.A. Physics, Carleton College

Favorite technique: Time-resolved SAXS

Next position: Postdoctoral associate in Nozomi Ando’s lab at Princeton (then back to Cornell down the hall)

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Huimin Chen

E-mail: hc236@cornell.edu
Field: Applied Physics (Ph.D.)
Education: B.S. Physics, Cornell University

Favorite technique: Pointillism
Favorite molecule: Mouse acetylcholinesterase-TZ2PA6 anti complex

Next position: Postdoctoral Fellow (visiting) in Daniel Larson Lab at NIH

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Mark Landy

E-mail: mal289@cornell.edu
Field: Applied Physics (B.S.)

Favorite molecule: ATP synthase

Next position: Research assistant at Tisch Multiple Sclerosis Research Center of New York

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Peter Gu

E-mail: psg46@cornell.edu
Field: Applied Physics (B.S.)

Favorite technique: ICP-AES
Favorite molecule: Biotin

Next position: Intern at MITRE → Translational Sciences Intern at Medimmune → Engineer at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

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Christopher Jones

Field: Applied Physics (Postdoc)

Next position: Senior Staff Scientist at Advanced Reconnaissance Corp, Principal Scientist at MakerBot

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Josh Blose

Field: Applied Physics (Postdoc)
Education: B.S. Applied Physics & B.S. Computer Science, Cornell University

Next position: Assistant Professor of Chemistry at SUNY Brockport

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Yizui Yu

Field: Applied Physics (M.S.)

 

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Natalie Paquette

Field: Applied Physics (B.S.)

Next position: Theoretical Physics Ph.D. student at Stanford

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Jiecheng Zhang

Field: Applied Physics (B.S.)

Next position: Theoretical Physics Ph.D. student at Stanford

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Li Li

Field: Biophysics (Ph.D.)

Next position: Analyst at Goldman Sachs

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Jessica Lamb

Field: Applied Physics (Ph.D.)

Next position: Postdoctoral Fellow at NIH → Staff Fellow at FDA

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Kurt Andresen

Field: Applied Physics (Ph.D.)

Next position: Postdoctoral Fellow at Colgate University → Visiting Professor at Colgate University → Assistant Professor of Physics at Gettysburg College

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Hye Yoon Park

Field: Applied Physics (Ph.D.)

Next position: Research Fellow at Albert Einstein College of Medicine → Visiting Scientist at Janelia Farms Research Campus of HHMI → Associate at Albert Einstein College of Medicine → Assistant Professor at Seoul National University

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Lisa Kwok

Field: Applied Physics (Ph.D.)

Next position: Senior Scientist at US Genomics → Senior Scientist, Chemistry Development at Illumina

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Silena Paik

Field: Applied Physics (M.S.)
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Xiangyun Qiu

Field: Applied Physics (Postdoc)

Next position: Research Fellow at NIH → Visiting Scientist at UMass Amherst → Assistant Professor at George Washington University