Members

We welcome new collaborative and enthusiastic members!

Please contact ParisaH if you are interested.

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Parisa Hosseinzadeh (She/Her/Hers)

Assistant Professor

parisah 'at' uoregon.edu

Research interests:

Protein and peptide design, Computational methods in biochemistry, Biosensors and enzymes, Machine learning

Background: 

B.Sc            University of Tehran, Iran

PhD             University of Illinois at Uraban-Champaign

                    Advisor Yi Lu

Postdoc       Univeristy of Washington, Seattle

                    Advisor David Baker

Other interests:

science outreach, justice in STEM, reading, sports, crafting

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Benjamin Gonzalez (He/Him/His)

Lab Manager

bengonza 'at' uoregon.edu

Research interests:

Protein design, regenerative medicine, advanced light microscopy and its applications

Background: 

B.Sc            Arizona State University

PhD             Arizona State University

                    Advisor Page Baluch

Other interests:

Fermentation, brewing, baking, growing mushrooms, gardening, hiking

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Kevin Harnden (He/Him/His)

Postdoctoral Scholar

kharnden 'at' uoregon.edu

Research interests:

Protein design, bionorganic chemistry, machine learning, alternative energy, bioremediation, green catalysis

Background: 

B.Sc            Sonoma State University

PhD             University of Illinois at Uraban-Champaign

                    Advisor Yi Lu

Other interests:

Volunteering, outreach, traveling, film, music, video games, books, Brazilian jiu jitsu, yoga, art

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Suchetana Gupta (She/Her/Hers)

Postdoctoral Scholar

sugupta 'at' uoregon.edu

Research interests:

Simulation of biomolecules, Protein and peptide design

Background: 

B.Sc            University of Calcutta, India

M.Sc           Jadavpur Univeresity, India

PhD             Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India

                    Advisor Sanjib Senapati

Postdoc       Indian association for the cultivation of science

                    Advisor Partha Basuchodwdhuri

Other interests:

Music, Reading, Traveling

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Edin Muratspahíc (He/Him/His)

Postdoctoral Scholar

edinm 'at' uoregon.edu

Research interests:

Computational peptide and protein design with applications in medicine; structure, function and pharmacology of G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs)

Background: 

B.Sc            University of Vienna, Austria

M.Sc           University of Vienna, Austria

PhD             University of Vienna, Austria

                    Advisor Christian W. Gruber        

Other interests:

Playing and watching sports, going to the gym, hiking and singing

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Noora Azadvari (She/Her/Hers)

Graduate Student

eazadvar 'at' uoregon.edu

Research interests:

Solving biological problems by any tools in design and computation, structural biology

Background: 

B.S.             University of Tehran, Iran

Other interests:

Photography and film making, Reading, Running, Birding, Sustainability and zero waste, Minimalism, Science communication, Poetry, Cooking

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Beatrice Pavesi (She/Her/Hers)

Graduate Courtesy Research Assistant

bpavesi 'at' uoregon.edu

Research interests:

Structural biology, peptide and protein design, drug design and docking, computational design and bioinformatics

Background: 

B.S.             University of Pavia, Italy

M.Sc.           University of Pavia, Italy

Other interests:

 Science outreach, equal opportunities in education, indie rock music, playing the guitar, fashion

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Karly Fear (She/Her/Hers)

Undergraduate Research Assistant

kfear 'at' uoregon.edu

Research interests:

Protein design for precision medicine application, computational biology and bioinformatics

Background: 

B.S.             Biology, Chemistry minor

                    Class of 2022

Other interests:

Supporting women and minorities in STEM, Fostering science engagement in younger generations, Traveling, Yoga

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Alonso Cruz (He/Him/His)

Undergraduate Research Assistant

alonsoc 'at' uoregon.edu

Research interests:

Using protein design and gene-editing methods to discover new disease treatment options that will improve the prognosis and quality of life

Background: 

B.S.             Human physiology, Chemistry minor

                    Class of 2023

Other interests:

Public health, drumming/music, diversity in the STEM workforce, playing sports, cooking, outdoor related endeavors

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Ben Burress-Irving (He/Him/His)

Knight Campus Undergraduate Scholar

bburress 'at' uoregon.edu

Research interests:

Biochemistry, Protein design for biomedical applications

Background: 

B.S.             Biochemistry

                    Class of 2024

Other interests:

Playing electric and upright bass in various ensembles, traveling, playing video games

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Zack Mawaldi (He/Him/His)

Rosetta undergraduate intern

mawaldiy 'at' vcu.edu

Research interests:

protein design for bioanalyte sensing applications

Background: 

B.S.             Chemistry, Minor in CS and math

                    Class of 2023

Other interests:

Running, working on side project, working on my radio show, hanging out with friends

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Lab Alumni

 

Name                                        Position                                          Current Position

 

Christian Topete                      Research Assistant                                      Scientist, BMS Seattle

Anh Nguyen                         Rosetta Summer Intern                    Undergraduate, Saint Luis University

Burke Wilebski                   Undergraduate Researcher                  Moss Adams Wealth Advisor, LLC

Saud Zaidan                        Undergraduate Researcher             

High School Interns

 

Name                                          School                                               Year

 

Melodie Chiu                          Camas high school                                      Summer 2021

Maxwell Soh                        Tesla STEM high school                                  Winter 2021

Rotation Students

 

Name                                         Program                                            Year

 

Christian Li                        Chemistry and Biochemistry                           Spring 2022

Matt Nardoci                                     Biology                                             Winter 2022

Justin Svendsen                  Chemistry and Biochemistry                             Fall 2021