Above: Group Research Retreat in 2018 at the Madren Conference Center.

The Clemson cRew

MARC BIRTWISTLE, PHD

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

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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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Deepraj Sarmah

PhD Student, ChE

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

Project: Mechanistic Quantitative Systems Pharmacology Models for Cancer Precision Medicine

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Shubham Thoke

M.S. Student, ChE

Email: sthoke@g.clemson.edu
Hobbies: Exploring people and places, Cooking food and stories, reading books and minds, playing guitar with rhymes

Project: Employing protein-ligand affinity interactions to purify MAbs(Monoclonal Antibodies) from cell lysate and replacing expensive chromatography techniques from downstream processing.

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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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Orrod Zadeh

M.S. Student, ChE

Email: ozadeh@g.clemson.edu
Hobbies: rock climbing, travel, and hiking

Project: High-Throughput Quantitative Western Blotting with the Microwestern Array


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

 


Undergraduates

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Carson Brackett

Undergraduate, Creative Inquiry

Email: cdbrack@g.clemson.edu
Hobbies: Exercise, pageants, travel, watching football, and spending time my friends

Project: Translation of signal transduction pathways into computational models

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Pamela Bretscher

Undergraduate, Creative Inquiry

Email: pbretsc@g.clemson.edu
Hobbies: Dance, gymnastics, drawing, writing, and traveling

Project: Knockdown and study of proteins in glioblastomas

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Kathleen Buda

Undergraduate, Creative Inquiry

Email: kbuda@g.clemson.edu
Hobbies: Weightlifting, car jam sessions, cooking and talking

Project: Translation of signal transduction pathways into computational models

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Alex Carter

Undergraduate, Creative Inquiry

Email: adc3@g.clemson.edu
Hobbies: Hiking, kayaking, offroading, camping, and spending time with Charles Wang

Project: Human Artificial Chromosomes as a Platform for Multiplexed Expression of CRISPR-Based Genetic Recording System

Sam Dillon

Undergraduate, Creative Inquiry

Email: sam.dillon00@gmail.com
Hobbies: Skiing, playing the piano, working out, and traveling

Project: Knockdown and study of proteins in glioblastomas

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Chad Eaton

Undergraduate, Creative Inquiry

Email: ceaton@g.clemson.edu
Hobbies: Hiking, traveling to random places and anything football

Project: Chemotaxis "Black Hole" Hydrogel for Tumor Elimination

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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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 Jonah Huggins

Undergraduate, Creative Inquiry

Email: jrhuggi@g.clemson.edu
Hobbies: Exercising, reading, sarcasm, and kayaking

Project: High-Throughput Quantitative Western Blotting with the Microwestern Array

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William Interiano 

Undergraduate, Creative Inquiry

Email: winteri@g.clemson.edu
Hobbies: Yet to be determined

Project: High-Throughput Quantitative Western Blotting with the Microwestern Array

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Nikhil Kanduri

Undergraduate, Creative Inquiry

Email: nkandur@g.clemson.edu
Hobbies: Reading, writing stories, poems, and song, and trying new things. Plans to try woodworking and skydiving.

Project: Human Artificial Chromosomes as a Platform for Multiplexed Expression of CRISPR-Based Genetic Recording System

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Heather Peer

Undergraduate, Creative Inquiry

Email: hpeer@g.clemson.edu
Hobbies: Working out, kayaking, hiking, and traveling

Project: Multiplexing using Spectral Imaging and Combinatorics (MuSIC)

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Jonathan(Jack) Rottman

Undergraduate, Creative Inquiry

Email: jrottma@g.clemson.edu
Hobbies: Photography, working out, playing basketball, and cooking

Project: Knockdown and study of proteins in glioblastomas

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Sidney Smith

Undergraduate, Creative Inquiry

Email: sidney8@g.clemson.edu
Hobbies: Going out on the lake, playing with my dogs, and going on road trips with my friends

Project: Human Artificial Chromosomes as a Platform for Multiplexed Expression of CRISPR-Based Genetic Recording System

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Christina Uong

Undergraduate, Creative Inquiry

Email: cuong@g.clemson.edu
Hobbies: Spending time with friends and family, traveling, binge watching Netflix, spending money I don’t have, and crying over school!

Project: Human Artificial Chromosomes as a Platform for Multiplexed Expression of CRISPR-Based Genetic Recording System

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Ian Weber

Undergraduate, Creative Inquiry

Email: iweber@g.clemson.edu
Hobbies: Mountain biking, tennis, and guitar

Project: Combining Big Data with Live-Cell Imaging for Automatic Image Analysis

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 Baylee Westbury

Undergraduate, Creative Inquiry

Email: bayleew@g.clemson.edu
Hobbies: Hiking, camping, traveling, tissue cultures

Project: High-Throughput Quantitative Western Blotting with the Microwestern Array


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