THE BOSS

  Barbara Imperiali  Class of 1922 Professor of Biology and Professor of Chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Imperiali received her B.Sc. in Medicinal Chemistry from University College London, UK and her Ph.D. in Synthetic Organic Chemistry working under the supervision of Professor Satoru Masamune.  Following this, she carried out postdoctoral studies both at MIT and in the Department of Biochemistry department at Brandeis University where she worked on the design, synthesis and evaluation of peptide-based fluoromethyl ketone protease inhibitors with Professor Robert Abeles.   Imperiali began her career as an assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University in 1986.  In 1989, she joined the faculty in the division of chemistry and chemical engineering at the California Institute of Technology where she earned the rank of Professor of Chemistry in 1997.  In 1999, Professor Imperiali returned to mit as the ellen swallow richards professor of chemistry and in 2009 she assumed her current appointment as the class of 1922 Professor of Biology and Professor of Chemisty at MIT.  THE boss is an avid hiker and backpacker and likes to get "way off the grid" when mit doesn't need her!

Barbara Imperiali Class of 1922 Professor of Biology and Professor of Chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Imperiali received her B.Sc. in Medicinal Chemistry from University College London, UK and her Ph.D. in Synthetic Organic Chemistry working under the supervision of Professor Satoru Masamune.  Following this, she carried out postdoctoral studies both at MIT and in the Department of Biochemistry department at Brandeis University where she worked on the design, synthesis and evaluation of peptide-based fluoromethyl ketone protease inhibitors with Professor Robert Abeles. 

Imperiali began her career as an assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University in 1986.  In 1989, she joined the faculty in the division of chemistry and chemical engineering at the California Institute of Technology where she earned the rank of Professor of Chemistry in 1997.  In 1999, Professor Imperiali returned to mit as the ellen swallow richards professor of chemistry and in 2009 she assumed her current appointment as the class of 1922 Professor of Biology and Professor of Chemisty at MIT.

THE boss is an avid hiker and backpacker and likes to get "way off the grid" when mit doesn't need her!

DIRECTORY OF GROUP ALUMNI

 

CURRENT GROUP

POSTDOCS

 
 Debasis das (debasis@mit.edu)  Debasis grew up in Champadanga, West Bengal, India. he received his B.Sc. (Hon) in Chemistry from the  Ramakrishna Mission Residential College in Narendrapur, India and an M.S in.: Bioinorganic and Bioorganic Chemistry working with Prof. Govindasamy Mugesh, at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. debasis then travelled to the us where he obtained his Ph.D. in  Biochemistry and Enzymology working with Prof. Neil Marsh, at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, mi.  debasis enjoys Travelling and cooking  

Debasis das (debasis@mit.edu)

Debasis grew up in Champadanga, West Bengal, India. he received his B.Sc. (Hon) in Chemistry from the  Ramakrishna Mission Residential College in Narendrapur, India and an M.S in.: Bioinorganic and Bioorganic Chemistry working with Prof. Govindasamy Mugesh, at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. debasis then travelled to the us where he obtained his Ph.D. in  Biochemistry and Enzymology working with Prof. Neil Marsh, at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, mi.

debasis enjoys Travelling and cooking
 

 
 Amael Madec (madec_am@mit.edu)  Amael comes from Nantes, France. he received his Bsc: in Chemistry and Process Chemistry from the CPE in Lyon, France and an MS (HON) in Organic Synthesis and Chemistry of Bioactives Molecules, from University Claude Bernard Lyon/CPE in Lyon, France. amael completed his PhD: on the Development of enantioselective catalytic reactions in the group of Prof. Hon Wai Lam, at Nottingham University in Nottingham UK  amael Likes to get out his comfort zone - evidenced by his journey to the us to work in a chemical biology group!

Amael Madec (madec_am@mit.edu)

Amael comes from Nantes, France. he received his Bsc: in Chemistry and Process Chemistry from the CPE in Lyon, France and an MS (HON) in Organic Synthesis and Chemistry of Bioactives Molecules, from University Claude Bernard Lyon/CPE in Lyon, France. amael completed his PhD: on the Development of enantioselective catalytic reactions in the group of Prof. Hon Wai Lam, at Nottingham University in Nottingham UK

amael Likes to get out his comfort zone - evidenced by his journey to the us to work in a chemical biology group!

 nathaniel schocker (schocker@mit.edu)  Nate comes from El Paso, Texas. He has a Bachelors of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Texas at Arlington, TX and a Ph.D, in Chemistry focusing on carbohydrate Synthesis based on research with Prof. Katja Michael at the University of Texas at El Paso, TX.  nate is Church organist and pianist, and enjoys performing with his wife who is an accomplished opera singer.  

nathaniel schocker (schocker@mit.edu)

Nate comes from El Paso, Texas. He has a Bachelors of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Texas at Arlington, TX and a Ph.D, in Chemistry focusing on carbohydrate Synthesis based on research with Prof. Katja Michael at the University of Texas at El Paso, TX.

nate is Church organist and pianist, and enjoys performing with his wife who is an accomplished opera singer.  

 
 Jean-Marie Swiecicki (JMSD@mit.edu)  Jean-marie comes from Valras-Plage & Paris, France. he received his BS and MS in Chemistry from the Pierre and Marie Curie University, France and. he received a Diploma (Major in Chemistry, Minor in Biology) from the École Normale Supérieure ,. Jean-marie carried out Ph.D. studies in Peptide Chemistry and Membrane Biophysics with Prof. Solange Lavielle and Dr. Fabienne Burlina at the Pierre and Marie Curie University. Combining some of the best things in life for a frenchman - Jean-marie is a Cheese enthusiast, a City explorer and a Downhill skier

Jean-Marie Swiecicki (JMSD@mit.edu)

Jean-marie comes from Valras-Plage & Paris, France. he received his BS and MS in Chemistry from the Pierre and Marie Curie University, France and. he received a Diploma (Major in Chemistry, Minor in Biology) from the École Normale Supérieure ,. Jean-marie carried out Ph.D. studies in Peptide Chemistry and Membrane Biophysics with Prof. Solange Lavielle and Dr. Fabienne Burlina at the Pierre and Marie Curie University.
Combining some of the best things in life for a frenchman - Jean-marie is a Cheese enthusiast, a City explorer and a Downhill skier

 cristina Y. zamora (zamorac@mit.edu)  Cristina comes from Houston TEXAS. She received her B.S. in Chemistry from Boston College and her Ph.D. in Chemistry at Tufts University, with an emphasis on the chemistry of sialylated cell-surface glycans and their derivatives in humans. Cristina also taught high school chemistry in Brownsville TX before starting her Ph.D at tufts.  In addition to thinking about glycoscience, cristy enjoys karaoke, gizmos, painting, travel, high speeds, and taking up new hobbies as often as possible.

cristina Y. zamora (zamorac@mit.edu)

Cristina comes from Houston TEXAS. She received her B.S. in Chemistry from Boston College and her Ph.D. in Chemistry at Tufts University, with an emphasis on the chemistry of sialylated cell-surface glycans and their derivatives in humans. Cristina also taught high school chemistry in Brownsville TX before starting her Ph.D at tufts.

In addition to thinking about glycoscience, cristy enjoys karaoke, gizmos, painting, travel, high speeds, and taking up new hobbies as often as possible.

 
 Leah Seebald (lseebald@mit.edu)  Leah did her b.s. in chemistry at the university of pittsburgh. from there she worked at a clinical molecular diagnostics lab in Pittsburgh. After two years she left and went to the state university of new york at albany and got her ph.d. in chemistry with prof.maksim royzen, specializing in nucleoside synthesis opf rna imaging.  Leah enjoys reading sci-fi novels and playing video games - she's going to fit right in at mit!!!

Leah Seebald (lseebald@mit.edu)

Leah did her b.s. in chemistry at the university of pittsburgh. from there she worked at a clinical molecular diagnostics lab in Pittsburgh. After two years she left and went to the state university of new york at albany and got her ph.d. in chemistry with prof.maksim royzen, specializing in nucleoside synthesis opf rna imaging.

Leah enjoys reading sci-fi novels and playing video games - she's going to fit right in at mit!!!

GRADS

 Elizabeth Ward (emward@mit.edu)  Liz is from Salt Lake City, UT. she has a bS degree in Chemistry from the University of Utah and she also spent an additional year at the university as a technician  Liz enjoys cooking and weight lifting   

Elizabeth Ward (emward@mit.edu)

Liz is from Salt Lake City, UT. she has a bS degree in Chemistry from the University of Utah and she also spent an additional year at the university as a technician

Liz enjoys cooking and weight lifting

 

 Alyssa anderson (alander@mit.edu)  Alyssa comes from Buffalo, NY.  She completed her B.S. in biochemistry at Boston College.   Alyssa enjoys swimming, running and traveling.  

Alyssa anderson (alander@mit.edu)

Alyssa comes from Buffalo, NY.  She completed her B.S. in biochemistry at Boston College. 

Alyssa enjoys swimming, running and traveling.  


 
 Sonya entova (sentova@mit.edu)  Sonya is:originally from Russia, but grew up in Boston, MA. She has a BS in Biochemistry and Russian Studies and an MS in Biochemistry FROm Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.  Sonya loves to dance and she is on an all-girls salsa performance team.

Sonya entova (sentova@mit.edu)

Sonya is:originally from Russia, but grew up in Boston, MA. She has a BS in Biochemistry and Russian Studies and an MS in Biochemistry FROm Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.

Sonya loves to dance and she is on an all-girls salsa performance team.

 Hannah Bernstein (hbern@mit.edu)  Hannah grew up in Waltham, MA. She has a BS in Biology and Chemistry from Brandeis University, Waltham, MA. During her undergraduate, she  spent a year studying at Oxford University.  Hannah likes to dance, travel, and drink iced coffee. 

Hannah Bernstein (hbern@mit.edu)

Hannah grew up in Waltham, MA. She has a BS in Biology and Chemistry from Brandeis University, Waltham, MA. During her undergraduate, she  spent a year studying at Oxford University.

Hannah likes to dance, travel, and drink iced coffee. 

UNDERGRAD

 Sarah Dohadwala (sarahmd@MIT.edu)  Sarah is just finishing her freshman year at mit.                        

Sarah Dohadwala (sarahmd@MIT.edu)

Sarah is just finishing her freshman year at mit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

VISITORS

 JERRY EICHLER (jeichler@mit.edu)  Jerry has a: B.Sc. in Physiology from McGill University, Montreai, Canada and an M.Sc. and Ph.D.in Neurobiology from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel where he worked with Prof. Israel Silman, He carried out Postdoc: research with Prof. Bill Wickner in Biochemistry at Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover NH.  Professor eichler is in the, Dept. of Life Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheva Israel and he is currently entertaining the imperiali group while spending a year on sabbatical at mit

JERRY EICHLER (jeichler@mit.edu)

Jerry has a: B.Sc. in Physiology from McGill University, Montreai, Canada and an M.Sc. and Ph.D.in Neurobiology from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel where he worked with Prof. Israel Silman, He carried out Postdoc: research with Prof. Bill Wickner in Biochemistry at Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover NH.

Professor eichler is in the, Dept. of Life Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheva Israel and he is currently entertaining the imperiali group while spending a year on sabbatical at mit

 

 

 

 

STAFF

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DR.BRAD TURNER (BIF@MIT.EDU)

MANAGER OF "THE BIF"

ORIGINALLY FROM PHILADELPHIA PA, RECEIVED HIS BA IN BIOCHEMICAL SCIENCES FROM HARVARD COLLEGE AND PH.D. IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, CELL BIOLOGY, BIOCHEMISTRY (MCBB) FROM BOSTON UNIVERSITY WITH CO-ADVISORS PROF. RAMA BANSIL AND NEZAM AFDHAL, MD (BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS MEDICAL CENTER)

HIS CURRENT PRIMARY RESEARCH INTERESTS, AS A POSTDOC IN THE RIBBECK LAB AT MIT, INCLUDE MUCIN GLYCOPROTEINS AND THEIR INVOLVEMENT IN DISEASES AND APPLICATIONS TO THERAPEUTICS. 

HIS OTHER INTERESTS INCLUDE MUSIC, FLUTE, SINGING WITH VARIOUS BOSTON AND CHURCH CHORAL GROUPS INCLUDING THE TANGLEWOOD FESTIVAL CHORUS. HE IS AN ACTIVE MEMBER AT THE  ROXBURY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.