Group Members

Graduate Students

Hailee Scelsi

Hailee graduated from Georgia Tech in May 2019 with a B.S. in Biochemistry. She is currently working on characterizing common allele variants of mOLF.

Gwendell Thomas

Gwendell graduated with a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is an ACS Bridge Scholar Student at Georgia Tech and will continue to work with Yuqi Wu on the sub substrate preferences and activity of intramembrane aspartyl protease.‚Äč

Kamisha Hill

Kamisha joined the Lieberman lab as a PhD student in Spring 2020. 

Ahish Sujay

Ahish is a bioinformatics master's student working with the lab.

Emily Saccuzzo

Emily obtained her B.S. degree from University of Connecticut in 2018. She joined Lieberman lab and worked on optimization of a growth protocol for generating high yields of the C-terminus olfactomedin (OLF) domain of myocilin.

Minh Ma (Alice) Thu

Alice received her B.S in Biochemistry at Stetson University, Florida. She is conducting research in myocilin biophysical characterization and antibody development. She started her PhD in the Lieberman lab in 2018. 

Yuqi Wu

Yuqi received his B.S. degree in Biology and Chemistry at Emory University. He is currently studying the substrate preferences and activity of intramembrane aspartyl protease. He joined the Lieberman Lab in 2018.

Research Scientists & Postdocs

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.

Mackenzie (Max) Martin, Ph.D

Dr. Martin received his PhD from Chad Dickey's lab at USF. Prior to joining the Lieberman lab, he did a postdoc at Duke. His current project involves mammalian cell culture assays for myocilin.Max graduated from Morehouse College with a BS in biology and then the University of South Florida with a Masters and PhD in biomedical sciences. His research interests include understanding full length myocilin structure and function in cell models and studying myocilin toxicity.

Research Technician

Brett Barlow

Brett received his B.S. in Biology from Alabama State University in 2017. He joined the Lieberman lab in 2019 as a research technician working with the myocilin subgroup.