Above: Group in 2018 at the tiger statue in front of Clemson Memorial Stadium also known as "Death Valley".

The Clemson cRew


Principal Investigator/Associate Professor
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

E-mail: mbirtwi@clemson.edu                                                                                  
Hobbies: Volleyball, tennis, crossfit, obstacle racing

Project:  All of them (mwwwaaaaahhhahhhahh)

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caitlin anglin

Research Associate

E-mail: canglin@clemson.edu
Hobbies: Cooking, hiking, sewing and crafting

Project: Making the lab function, to be continued



Cemal Erdem

LINCS Postdoctoral Fellow                                                                                                          
E-mail: cemale@clemson.edu                                                                                   
Hobbies: Sightseeing, reading, video games                                                         
Project:  LINCS MCF10A common project: Mechanistic kinetic modeling of cell proliferation and cell death



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James(Jake) Erskine IV

Undergraduate, ChE

Email: jerskin@g.clemson.edu                                                                  Hobbies: Golf, Basketball, Working out, Cooking, and Fishing

Project: Network Reconstruction from Perturbation Time Course Data

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Deepraj Sarmah

PhD Student, ChE 

E-mail:  dsarmah@g.clemson.edu
Hobbies: Reading fantasy books, quizzes, travelling and amateur singing

Project: Mechanistic Quantitative Systems Pharmacology Models for Cancer Precision Medicine

Charles Wang

 M.S. Student, ChE (joint with Blenner Lab)

 E-mail:  cwang6@g.clemson.edu                                                             Hobbies: Reading science fiction and fantasy books, video   games, hockey, anime, quiz bowl, puns and bad jokes

 Project:  Human Artificial Chromosomes

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Jesse Westfall

 PhD Student, ChE (joint with Kelly Lab)

 E-mail: jwestfa@g.clemson.edu      

Hobbies: Cycling, fishing and fantasy football

 Project:  Novel Delivery Approaches for Combining Cytotoxic and  Targeted Therapies in Glioblastoma


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Team: Orrod Zadeh, Ashley Phillips, Baylee Westbury, William Interiano (Left to right)

The nyc crew

All of these folks have an NYC lab home, but retain shared projects in the Birtwistle Lab

Anne Marie Barrette

PhD Student, Tsankova Lab

E-mail: annemarie.barrette@icahn.mssm.edu
Hobbies: Cooking, playing the piano, organizing social events, trivia nights, The Birtwistle Lab Band, traveling, Stanford Football

Project:  Multidrug Targeting of Kinase Networks in Glioblastoma Multiforme

Alan Stern 

PhD Student, Iyengar Lab

E-mail: alan.stern@icahn.mssm.edu
Hobbies: Photography, microcontrollers, trumpet, The Birtwistle Lab Band

Project:  Reconstructing Dynamic Kinase Networks Controlling Proliferation


Previous Members

Mehdi Bouhaddou

PhD Student, 2013-2017
Current: Postdoc, Krogan Lab, UCSF

Rick Koch

Senior Associate Researcher, 2014-2017
Current: Staff Scientist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

luis santos

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2015-2017
Current: Postdoc in the Chipuk Lab at Mount Sinai

Deanalisa Jones

PREP Scholar, 2015-2017
Current: MD/PhD student at Mount Sinai

Greg Smith

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2015-2017
Current: Postdoc in the Sealfon Lab at Mount Sinai

Hadassa Holzapfel

Volunteer, 2013-2015, Associate Researcher, 2015-2017
Current: MD student at Ben-Gurion University in Israel

Emilce carrasco

Senior Associate Researcher, 2012-2016
Current: Teaching at Nassau Community College

Harish muppirisetty

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2013-2015
Current: ??

Sulaiman Somani

MD Student Research Volunteer, 2014-2015
Current: MD Student at Mount Sinai

Taylor Thompson

PREP Scholar, 2014-2015
Current: MD/PhD student at Albert Einstein College of Medicine