Group Members

Graduate Students

Swe-Htet Naing

Swe is a fourth year Ph.D. candidate. He is originally from Burma, and obtained his B.S. in Biochemistry from Bates College, Maine USA. He is currently working on the development of a FRET assay to determine the kinetic properties of Signal Peptide Peptidase (SPP).

Athéna Patterson-Orazem

Athena started her Ph.D. thesis research in the Lieberman lab in 2015. She obtained her B.S. degree in Chemistry from the University of Florida.

Iramofu Mark Dominic

Mofu obtained his bachelors degree in Biochemistry from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and master degree in Toxicology from the University of Birmingham, UK. He then worked for a couple of years, first in pharmaceutical manufacturing and then as an academic research assistant. In 2016, he joined Lieberman group. He loves puzzles, word games, watching TV and hanging out with friends.

Xingjian (Jay) Tao

Jay obtained his B.A. degree in chemistry from Bard College in New York. He started his research in Lieberman lab in 2016.

Federico Urbano-Munoz

Federico obtained his B.S. degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from University of Nevada in Reno. He started his research in Lieberman lab in 2016. 

Research Scientists & Postdocs

Shannon Hill, Ph.D.

Shannon started her postdoctoral research in the Lieberman lab in 2011. She is in the myocilin subgroup. In 2016, she started her position as research scientist in the Lieberman group.

Dustin Huard, Ph.D.

Dustin obtained his B.S. in Chemistry, summa cum laude, from Seattle University. He then obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. at the University of California, San Diego with a degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry, specializing in bioinorganic, biophysics, and structural biochemistry. His advisor was Akif Tezcan. He joined the Lieberman Lab in Fall 2013 and is part of the myocilin subgroup.

Undergraduate Students

Josh George

Josh is a 1st year biochemistry major working with Swe.

Michelle Kwon

Michelle is a 3rd year biochemistry major working with Shannon. Michelle was awarded the Petit Scholarship for Fall 2014 - Fall 2015.

Quincy Faber

Quincy is a first year chemistry major working with Athena.