February 17, 2023

Welcome our newest PostDoc Pankaj Vilas Jadhav, Ph.D! His current research will focus on understand how membrane-enclosed structures perform their specific jobs to maintain cell health, with a particular focus on lysosomes.

Welcome to the lab!!

February 9, 2023

Congratulations Tyler for getting accepted into the Ph.D. program for Biological Chemistry here at UMich!!!

January 27, 2023

Congratulations to Matthew for receiving the Microscopy Society of America's Undergraduate Research Scholarship! 


We are so happy for you!!

January 20, 2023

Congratulations to Amanda and Tyler for their recent awards!

Tyler received the LSI Cubed award with the Parent Lab, and Amanda received the Travel Award for the GRC this year. 

We are so happy for them!!

January 19, 2023

Welcome two new Rotating Graduate students to our lab: Vishakha Choudhary and Renaldo Sutanto!

Vishakha recently completed a Master's degree in Chemistry to Western Michigan University where she studied enzyme kinetics and structural enzymology. Her interests are in understanding function of biochemical molecules based on structure and proteomics. 

Renaldo was born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia and was interested in Cell Biology when he was doing his Bachelor's degree in Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology at the University of Washington. He is learning structural biology, exclusively Cryo-ET techniques with the hope to tackle a cell biological problem with this cutting-edge technique. 

December 5, 2022

Congratulations Jaimin Rana for passing his candidacy exam!!! We are so happy for you!

August 31, 2022

We want to welcome two new Graduate Students on Rotation in the lab: Alex Missman and Martin Fernandez!


Alex is a first year PIBS student with an interest in the Biological Chemistry PhD program. They completed their B.S. in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at UC Santa Cruz in 2020. After graduating, they moved to Davis, California to help establish the Jennifer Cash lab at UC Davis and discovered their newfound love for structural biology and biochemistry. At UMichigan, they will continue learning cryoEM and x-ray crystallography to address dynamic biological questions. 


Martin is from the Dominican Republic, and was raised in the Bronx NY. His academic background is in Biochemistry and the concepts of the “protein folding problem” was what interested him in the field of structural biology. His interest, as it pertains to cryo-electron tomography, is the ongoing characterization of protein aggregate formation in neuron cells.

July 13, 2022
July 1, 2022

Welcome Samantha, Jaimin, and Jiameng!

Samantha is our new Lab Manager who came all the way from Boston! She worked at another university as a Lab Tech for teaching labs and is looking forward to diving into research while keeping the lab in shape. 

Jaimin finished his graduate rotation and has decided to join our lab! He is interested in membrane protein biology and is using structural biology and biochemistry to understand them. 

Jiameng also just finished her graduate rotation and has decided to join our lab as well! She is interested in exploring the relationship between the structure and function of the diseased-related membrane protein by single-particle Cryo-EM.