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

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

Zhenyu Li, Postgrad Researcher
zhenyuli AT brandeis DOT edu
B.S./M.S., Biochemistry and Health: Science, Society, and Policy (HSSP), Brandeis University, 2020

Nick Berg, Graduate Researcher, Molecular Cell Biology
nberg AT brandeis DOT edu

B.S., Biology and Chemistry, Emory University, 2021

Mengyang Zou, Undergraduate Researcher, Biochemistry and Biology
mengyangzou AT brandeis DOT edu

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

Carol Xu, Undergraduate Researcher, Biochemistry
ruitingxu AT brandeis DOT edu

ANNUAL LAB PHOTOS

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LAB ALUMNI

Tian Li
Postdoc 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
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 SMURF 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
Recieved a Division of Science Undergraduate Research Fellowship for summer of 2020
Received a SMURF fellowship for summer of 2019
https://www.brandeis.edu/mrsec/education/people/miranda-gavitt-2019.html
Was a QBReC student during summer of 2018
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
Rebecca Barrick
Undergraduate researcher in the Ivanovic lab from June 2020 to August 2021
B.S., Biochemistry, Brandeis University, expected 2023
Received a SMURF 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, minor in Chemistry, Brandeis University, expected 2022
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