Group Members

Graduate Students

2012  Pennsylvania State University, B.S., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Biophysics, DNA, origin of life

2014 Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, M.S., Chemistry

2011 Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, B.S., Chemistry

Proto-polypeptide sequence evolution, Prebiotic chemistry

2014 Eastern Michigan University, B.S., Biochemistry

2016 Texas Tech University, B.S., Chemical Engineering

Research Scientists & Postdocs

Proto-Nucleic Acid Polymerization, Nucleoside Phosphorylation in Eutectic Solvents
2015 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Ph.D., Chemistry
2000 Michigan Technological University, B.S., Chemical Physics

proto-nucleic acids, self assembly, chirality 

2013 CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, India  Ph.D., Chemistry

2006 University of Calicut, India M.S., Chemsitry 

2004 University of Calicut, India  B.S., Chemistry 

Laboratory Manager

1990 Purdue University, B.S., Genetic Bioengineering

Peptide nucleic acids: Synthesis and Self assembly

2015 CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, India Ph. D., Chemistry

2008 University of Kerala, India M.S., Chemistry

2006 University of Kerala, India B.S., Chemistry


NASA postdoctoral fellow
Protopeptide Self-Assembly, Origins of Life
2016 Tel Aviv University  Ph.D., Biotechnology
2012 Tel Aviv University  M.S., Biotechnology
2009 Tel Aviv University  B.S., Biotechnology

Undergraduate Students

proto-nucleic acids, alternative backbones

Graduating 2017  Georgia Institute of Technology  B.S., Biochemistry