Members of the Lab

High School


Allen Cheng

Poolesville High School in the Science, Math, and Computer Science magnet program (June 2011)

Research Topics

First, worked on develping a GUI-based program for obtaining gas hydrate phase diagrams with the Klauda/Sandler fugacity-based model. Then, studied asphaletene aggregation with model compounds.

Placement

B.S. UMD (Materials Science and Engineering)

Josh Nichols

Eleanor Roosevelt High School in the Science and Technology (S/T) program (June 2013)

Research Topics

Investigated the accuracy of the CHARMM36 lipid force field as a funciton of temperture for PC lipids.

Placement

B.S. UMD (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering)

Michael Lu

Eleanor Roosevelt High School in the Science and Technology (S/T) program (June 2014)

Research Topics

Investigated the accuracy of the CHARMM36 lipid force field for a ceramide lipid.

Placement

B.S. UMD (Undecided Engineering)


Ou

Anna Ou

Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, MD
Science, Math, Computer Science Magnet Program
(May 2014-June 2016)

Research Topics

Anna focused on MD simulations of PUFA lipids (18:2 and 18:3 chains) with modeling of soybean plasma membranes.

Placement

B.S. UC-Berekely (Molecular Biology-Premed)


Marsandi

Michelle Marsandi

Eleanor Roosevelt High School in the Science and Technology (S/T) program (Fall 2016-Spring 2017)

Research Topics

Michelle focused on chemical stress on bacterial membranes.

Placement

UMD


Selvadoss

Andrew Selvadoss

Poolesville High School in the Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science magnet program (June 2018)

Research Topics

Andrew studied the effects of ethanol and a dual bilayer setup to mimic the cellular membrane concentration profile.

Placement

TBD


Zakaria

Muhamad Zakaria

Al-Huda School in College Park, MD
(May 2017-May 2018)

Research Topics

Muhamad probed the effects of octanoic acid on model E. coli membranes to better understand bacterial tolerance to chemical production..

Placement

TBD


Li

Alan Li

Montgomery Blair High School: Science, Mathematics, Computer Science Magnet Program
(Summer 2018)

Research Topics

Alan researched the ion channel alpha-hemolysin and studying its conductance as a function of the membrane environment.

Placement

TBD


Wang

Leslie Wang

Marriotts Ridge High School

Research Topics

Leslie learned about bacterial membranes and how to run simulations. She focused on antimicrobial peptides produced by frogs.

Placement

TBD