Meet

The Kiessling Group

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Amanda Dugan

Postdoctoral Fellow
adugan@mit.edu

Dr. Sayaka Masuko

Postdoctoral Fellow
smasuko@mit.edu

Dr. Caitlin McMahon

Postdoctoral Fellow
cmcm@mit.edu

Dr. Helen Seifert

Postdoctoral Fellow
seiferth@mit.edu

Dr. Michael Wuo

Postdoctoral Fellow
mwuo@mit.edu

Dr. Eli

Post-Dog

Graduate Students

M. Murshid Alam

Graduate Student
mmalam@mit.edu

Phillip Calabretta

Graduate Student
pcalabre@mit.edu

Roger Diehl

Graduate Student
rcdiehl@mit.edu

Jordan Ho

Graduate Student
jordanho@mit.edu

Christine Isabella

Graduate Student
cisabell@mit.edu

Cassie Jarvis

Graduate Student
cjarvis@mit.edu

Alex Justen

Graduate Student
justen@mit.edu

Austin Kruger

Graduate Student
akruger@mit.edu

Qiao Li

Graduate Student
qli320@mit.edu

Deena Al Mahbuba

Graduate Student
mahbuba@mit.edu

Smrithi Raman

Undergrad Researcher
smrithi@mit.edu

Katherine Taylor

Presidential Fellow
kitaylor@mit.edu

Kiessling Trainees

Doctoral students trained during last 10 years including current trainees

Hodges, Heather

PhD

2018

Postdoctoral Researcher at Colorado State University (Mary Jackson)

Postdoctoral Researcher at Colorado State University (Mary Jackson)

Winton, Valerie

PhD

2017

Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Illinois (Neil Kelleher)

Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Illinois (Neil Kelleher)

Kinkaid, Virginia

PhD

2017

Postdoctoral Researcher at Promega

Postdoctoral Researcher at Promega Inc

Wangkanont, Kittikhun

PhD

2016

Lecturer at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

Lecturer at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

Wesener, Darryl

PhD

2016

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Postdoctoral Researcher at Washington University School of Medicine (Jeff Gordon)

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Postdoctoral Researcher at Washington University School of Medicine (Jeff Gordon)

Wrighton, Paul

PhD

2015

NIH Postdoctoral Researcher at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston (Wolfram Gossling)

NIH Postdoctoral Researcher at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston (Wolfram Gossling)

Zwick, Daniel

PhD

2015

Postdoctoral Researcher at City of Hope, CA

Postdoctoral Researcher at City of Hope, CA

Fishman, Joshua

PhD

2015

Senior Research Chemist at 3M

Senior Research Chemist at 3M

Bennett, Nitasha

PhD

2015

NIH Postdoctoral Researcher at MIT (Darrell Irvine)

NIH Postdoctoral Researcher at MIT (Darrell Irvine)

Farias, Mario

PhD

2014

Senior Research Scientist at DuPont

Senior Research Scientist at DuPont

Sheridan, Rachael

PhD

2013

Scientist at the Flow Cytometry Core in the UW-Madison Cancer Center

Flow Cytometry Core Manager at Van Andel Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Wong, Margaret

PhD

2012

Postdoctoral Fellow at Novartis

Scientific Manager at LakePharma, Inc.

Musah, Samira

PhD

2012

Dean’s Postdoctoral Researcher at Harvard University (Don Ingber)

Dean’s Postdoctoral Researcher at Harvard University (Don Ingber)

Mangold, Shane

PhD

2012

NIH Postdoctoral Fellow at Caltech (Robert Grubbs)

Sr. Research Chemist at Dow Chemical

Klim, Joseph

PhD

2012

Tom Kirchhoff Postdoctoral Researcher at Harvard University (Kevin Eggan)

Tom Kirchhoff Postdoctoral Researcher at Harvard University (Kevin Eggan)

Grim, Joe

PhD

2012

NIH Postdoctoral Fellow at Howard Hughes Medical Institute (Kristi Anseth)

NIH Postdoctoral Fellow at Howard Hughes Medical Institute (Kristi Anseth)

Courtney, Adam

PhD

2012

CRI Irvington Postdoctoral Researcher at University of California, San Francisco (Arthur Weiss)

CRI Irvington Postdoctoral Researcher at University of California, San Francisco (Arthur Weiss)

Brown, Christopher

MD/PhD

2012

Medical Resident at Cornell University

Medical Resident at Cornell University

Cairo, Christopher

PhD

2012

NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School (David Golan)

Associate Professor at University of Alberta

Splain, Rebecca

PhD

2011

NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Illinois (Wilfred van der Donk)

Investigator at Glaxosmithkline

Li, Lingyin

PhD

2010

Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School (Tim Mitchison)

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at Stanford University School of Medicine

Garber, Kathleen

PhD

2010

Postdoctoral Fellow, Indiana University (Erin Carlson)

Assistant Professor at St. Norbert College

Gruber, Todd

PhD

2009

Postdoctoral Researcher at the National Institutes of Health (Clifton Barry)

Assistant Professor at Christopher Newport University

May, John

PhD

2009

NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University (Eduardo Groisman)

Assistant Professor at University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse

Underbakke Eric

PhD

2008

NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, Scripps Institute (Michael Marletta)

Assistant Professor at Iowa State University

Kolonko, Erin

PhD

2008

NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison (John Denu)

Assistant Professor at Siena College

Dykhuizen, Emily

PhD

2008

NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University (Gerald Crabtree)

Assistant Professor at Purdue University

Jiapinitnum, Chutima

PhD

2007

Assistant Professor at Mahidol University

Assistant Professor at Mahidol University

Derda, Ratmir

PhD

2007

NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University (George Whitesides)

Associate Professor at University of Alverta

Borrok, Martin (Jack)

PhD

2007

NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas Austin (George Georgiou)

Scientist at MedImmune

Yi He

PhD

2006

Advanced Product Development Specialist 3M

Advanced Product Development Specialist 3M

Erik B. Puffer

PhD

2006

Technical Application Specialist BD Sciences

Technical Application Specialist BD Sciences

Erin E. Carlson

PhD

2005

Associate Professor University of Minnesota

Associate Professor University of Minnesota

David Peal

PhD

2005

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Harvard Medical School

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Harvard Medical School

Jason K. Pontrello

PhD

2005

Assistant Professor Brandeis University

Assistant Professor Brandeis University

Allison C. Lamanna

PhD

2004

Lecturer, Department of Chemistry Boston University

Lecturer, Department of Chemistry Boston University

John Phillips

PhD

2004

Research Chemist Catalyst R&D Materia

Research Chemist Catalyst R&D Materia

Michelle L. Soltero-Higgin

PhD

2004

Program Director Pharma Directions, Inc.

Program Director Pharma Directions, Inc.

Byron R. Griffith

PhD

2003

Senior Scientist II Alcon Labs, Fort Worth, TX

Senior Scientist II Alcon Labs, Fort Worth, TX

Patricia Mowery

PhD

2003

Associate Professor of Biology Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Associate Professor of Biology Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Robert M. Owen

PhD

2003

Senior Principal Scientist Pfizer Neusentis

Senior Principal Scientist Pfizer Neusentis

William D. Thomas

PhD

2003

Scientist II Cytokinetics

Scientist II Cytokinetics

Christopher W. Cairo

PhD

2002

Associate Professor University of Alberta

Associate Professor University of Alberta

Ronald J. Hinklin

PhD

2002

Senior Research Chemist Array BioPharma

Senior Research Chemist Array BioPharma

Jason E. Gestwicki

PhD

2002

Associate Professor University of California, San Francisco

Associate Professor University of California, San Francisco

Zhi-Qiang Yang

PhD

2001

Senior Research Chemist Merck – West Point

Senior Research Chemist Merck – West Point

Travis Young

PhD

2001

Executive Director, Intellectual Patents Rigel Pharmaceuticals

Executive Director, Intellectual Patents Rigel Pharmaceuticals

David A. Mann

PhD

2000

Product Manager Cellular Dynamics International

Product Manager Cellular Dynamics International

Laura E. Strong

PhD

2000

President Quintessence Biosciences, Inc.

President Quintessence Biosciences, Inc.

Eva J. Gordon

PhD

1998

Director or Research and Client Communications Private Health Management

Director or Research and Client Communications Private Health Management

Jens Steinmann

PhD

1998

SixSigma Black Belt Momentive Specialty Chemicals

SixSigma Black Belt Momentive Specialty Chemicals

Cathy L. Dantzman

PhD

1997

Senior Manager Healthcare Compliance System & Application AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals

Senior Manager Healthcare Compliance System & Application AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals

Amy B. Dean

PhD

1997

Director Molecular Methods Development, Virology NYS Department of Health

Director Molecular Methods Development, Virology NYS Department of Health

Joseph Kurutz

PhD

1997

Contractor, Social Business Media (via Volt Staffing) Agilent Technologies

Contractor, Social Business Media (via Volt Staffing) Agilent Technologies

David D. Manning

PhD

1997

Senior Research Scientist III Albany Molecular Research Inc.

Senior Research Scientist III Albany Molecular Research Inc.

Kathleen H. Mortell

PhD

1997

Associate Project Manager AbbVie, Inc.

Associate Project Manager AbbVie, Inc.

Nicola L. Pohl

PhD

1997

Professor and Joan & Marvin Carmack Chair Department of Chemistry Indiana University

Professor and Joan & Marvin Carmack Chair Department of Chemistry Indiana University

William J. Sanders

PhD

1997

Senior Scientist SAFC Pharma

Senior Scientist SAFC Pharma

Michael C. Schuster

PhD

1997

Physician Arthritis, Rheumatic, & Back Disease Associates

Physician Arthritis, Rheumatic, & Back Disease Associates

Ross V. Weatherman

PhD

1996

Associate Professor Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Associate Professor Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Postdoctoral fellows trained during last 10 years including current trainees

Brown, Robert

PhD

2017

Research Scientist at Eli Lilly

Research Scientist at Eli Lilly

Kraft, Matt

PhD

2013

Research Scientist at Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Research Scientist at Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Prost, Lynne R.

PhD

2012

Lecturer in Biochemistry at University of Wisconsin, Madison

Lecturer in Biochemistry at University of Wisconsin, Madison

Yamatsugu, Kenzo

PhD

2012

Assistant Professor at University of Tokyo

Assistant Professor at University of Tokyo

Hudon, Jonathan

PhD

2012

Researcher at Max-Planck Institute for Colloids

Medical School, McGill University

Levengood, Matthew

PhD

2011

Research Scientist at Seattle Genetics, Inc.

Senior Scientist at Seattle Genetics, Inc.

Annamalai, V. Raja

PhD

2010

Assistant Professor of Chemistry at University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Assistant Professor of Chemistry at University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Zhu, Yimin

PhD

2010

Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Penn State University, Altoona College

Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Penn State University, Altoona College

Carlson, Coby B.

PhD

2008

Senior Research Scientist at Invitrogen

Lab Manager at PPD

Orner, Brendan

PhD

2008

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, NTU, Singapore

Senior Lecturer of Chemical Biology at King’s College London

Allen, Matthew

PhD

2007

Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Wayne State University

Department of Chemistry Chair at Wayne State University

Brotschi, Christine

PhD

2007

Scientist, Medicinal Chemistry at Actelion

Laboratory Head of Medicinal Chemistry at Actelion

Chang, Jiyoung

PhD

2007

Associate Scientific Information Analyst at Chemical Abstracts

Associate Scientific Information Analyst at Chemical Abstracts

Paula Giardini-Sonera

PhD

2004

Assistant Professor Bethel University

Assistant Professor Bethel University

Daniel Weicherding

PhD

2004

Senior Research Chemist Inverness Medical Innovations

Senior Research Chemist Inverness Medical Innovations

Elisabetta Fasella

PhD

2003

Assistant Professor University of the Sciences

Assistant Professor University of the Sciences

Allison Marlow

PhD

2003

Senior Research Scientist Array BioPharma

Senior Research Scientist Array BioPharma

Andrew Spencer

PhD

2003

Associate Director Ardelyx, Inc.

Associate Director Ardelyx, Inc.

Jinwang Xu

PhD

2003

Senior Research Chemist Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Senior Research Chemist Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Christopher B. Sherrill

PhD

2002

Senior Scientist, Drug Discovery Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

Senior Scientist, Drug Discovery Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

Denise M. Cudworth

PhD

2001

Research Scientist Dow AgroSciences

Research Scientist Dow AgroSciences

Jyothi Ghanta

PhD

2001

Senior Research Scientist Platypus Technologies

Senior Research Scientist Platypus Technologies

Michael D. Shultz

PhD

2001

Senior Research Investigator Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Senior Research Investigator Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Motomu Kanai

PhD

2000

Professor University of Tokyo

Professor University of Tokyo

Joerg Bruening

PhD

1997

Principal Investigator DuPont

Principal Investigator DuPont

Robert Pawlick

PhD

1996

SAP Director MAT Holdings, Inc.

SAP Director MAT Holdings, Inc.

Andrew P. Hinck

PhD

1995

Professor of Structural Biology University of Pittsburgh

Professor of Structural Biology University of Pittsburgh

Marc Gingras

PhD

1994

Professor University of Marseille

Professor University of Marseille

Markus Kalesse

PhD

1993

Professor Institut fur Organische Chemie, Hannover

Professor Institut fur Organische Chemie, Hannover

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