People

CURRENT LAB MEMBERS

Tijana Ivanovic, Principal Investigator
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
ivanovic AT brandeis DOT edu
Postdoc, Harvard University, 2015 
Ph.D., Virology, Harvard University, 2008
B.S., Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of California, Los Angeles, 1999 

Uddipan Kar, Postdoctoral Fellow
uddipankar AT brandeis DOT edu
Ph.D., Molecular Biophysics, Indian Institute of Science, 2019
M.S., Chemistry, IIT Delhi, 2014
B.S., Chemistry, Calcutta University, 2012

Ed Partlow, Postdoctoral Fellow
edpartlow AT brandeis DOT edu
Ph.D., Biochemistry, Cornell University, 2022
B.S., Biochemistry, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2015

Steven Planitzer, Ph.D. Candidate, Physics
stevenplanitzer AT brandeis DOT edu
B.S., Physics, minor in Applied Mathematics, Kent State University, 2019

Nick Berg, Ph.D. Candidate, Biochemistry and Biophysics
nberg AT brandeis DOT edu

M.S., Molecular Cell Biology, Brandeis University, 2022
B.S., Biology and Chemistry, Emory University, 2021

Shivani Bhut, Undergraduate Researcher, Biology and Neuroscience
shivanibhut AT brandeis DOT edu

Anna Jaeggi-Wong, Undergraduate Researcher, Biochemistry and Biology
ajaeggiwong AT brandeis DOT edu

ANNUAL LAB PHOTOS

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LAB ALUMNI

Tian Li
Postdoctoral fellow in the Ivanovic lab from June 2017 to September 2020 
Current Position: Project Director at Keybio
Ph.D., Microbiology, Wuhan University, 2014
B.S., Science of Biology, Soochow University, 2009
B. Com., International Economy and Trade, Soochow University, 2009
Zhenyu Li
Postgraduate researcher in the Ivanovic lab from May 2020 to July 2022
Undergraduate researcher in the Ivanovic lab from February 2018 to May 2020
Current Position: Ph.D. candidate in the Division of Medical Sciences Virology program at Harvard University
M.S., Biochemistry, Brandeis University, 2020
B.S., Biochemistry and Biology, Brandeis University, 2020
Received the Nathan O. Kaplan Prize in Biochemistry
Received highest Honors for his research in the Ivanovic lab
Received a Summer Provost’s Undergraduate Research Fellowship for summer of 2019
Ellen Nguyen
Masters student in the Ivanovic lab from September 2019 to June 2020
M.S., Molecular and Cell Biology, Brandeis University, 2020
B.S., University of Massachusetts, Amherst College, 2019
Jonah Paasche-Orlow
Masters student in the Ivanovic lab from August 2020 to July 2021
M.S., Physics, Brandeis University, 2021
B.S., Physics, Boston University, 2018
Meisui Liu
Undergraduate researcher in the Ivanovic lab from September 2016 to June 2018
Current Position: Medical student at the Pathways M.D. Program at Harvard Medical School
B.S., Biology and Health: Science, Society, and Policy (HSSP), Brandeis University, 2018
Received the Charles K. Schiff Award in science
Received highest Honors for her research in the Ivanovic lab
Received a MRSEC Summer Materials Undergraduate Research Fellowship for summer of 2017
https://www.brandeis.edu/mrsec/education/people/meisui-liu-2017.html
Miranda Gavitt
Undergraduate researcher in the Ivanovic lab from May 2018 to June 2021
Current Position: Ph.D. candidate in the Molecular and Cellular Biology Ph.D. program at Harvard University
B.S., Biophysics, Brandeis University, 2021
Received the Professor Dagmar Ringe Biochemistry Award
Received highest Honors for her research in the Ivanovic lab
Received a Division of Science Undergraduate Research Fellowship for summer of 2020
Received a MRSEC Summer Materials Undergraduate Research Fellowship for summer of 2019
https://www.brandeis.edu/mrsec/education/people/miranda-gavitt-2019.html
Was a QBReC student during summer of 2018
Mengyang Zou
Undergraduate researcher in the Ivanovic lab from June 2020 to May 2022
Current Position: Ph.D. candidate in the BCMB Allied program at Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences
B.S., Biochemistry and Biology, Brandeis University, 2022
Received the Professor Dagmar Ringe Biochemistry Award
Received high Honors for her research in the Ivanovic lab
Received a Blavatnik Summer Science Research Fellowship for summer of 2021
Carol Xu
Undergraduate researcher in the Ivanovic lab from September 2021 to August 2022
B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University, expected 2024
B.S., Biochemistry, Brandeis University, expected 2024
Rebecca Barrick
Undergraduate researcher in the Ivanovic lab from April 2020 to August 2021
B.S., Biochemistry, Brandeis University, expected 2023
Received a MRSEC Summer Materials Undergraduate Research Fellowship for summer of 2021
Was a QBReC student during summer of 2020
Melissa Fornagiel
Undergraduate researcher in the Ivanovic lab from January to July 2021
B.S., Biology, Brandeis University, 2022
Dhruv Dang
Undergraduate researcher (NSF REU) in the Ivanovic lab during summer of 2018
B.S., Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Connecticut, 2021
Participated in the MRSEC REU Program during summer of 2018
https://www.brandeis.edu/mrsec/education/people/dhruv-dang-2018.html
Colleen Hurley
Research assistant in the Ivanovic lab from August 2019 to July 2020
Current Position: Process Development Associate at The Broad Institute Waltham, MA
B.S., Cell and Molecular Biology, Appalachian State University, 2019
Harry Fruchtman
Research assistant in the Ivanovic lab from July 2020 to June 2021
Current Position: Medical student at New York Medical College
B.S., Biology, minor in Chemistry, Brandeis University, 2020