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Grant is a postdoc in the lab and does a mixture of computational and "wet lab" techniques to evaluate de novo proteins for structure and function. Grant received his Ph.D. from Brian Kuhlman at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is an active member of the software development community for the protein folding, docking, and design software Rosetta. Grant's current research focuses on producing de novo protein sequence libraries to include β-sandwich proteins.

Email: g.s.murphy at
Ann Mularz is a sixth year graduate student currently investigating the enzymatic potential of synthetic proteins. She attended Drew University (c/o 2009) and studied the chemistry of osmium clusters with Dr. Mary-Ann Pearsall, as well as archaeology. In her spare time, Ann enjoys skiing, hiking, playing the accordion and making pysanky.

Email: amularz at
Katie Digianantonio is a fourth year in the lab working on the biochemical mechanism of rescue SynSerB. She graduated Miami University with BSs in Chemistry and Mathematics, and is constantly reminded of her Midwestern upbringing in Ohio every time she says "pop". She swims and runs when inspired, and is obsessed with her cat, Mabelline.

Email: kdigiana at
Kenric Hoegler is a fourth year Graduate student in the molecular biology department. His interests lie in better understanding the rudimentary structures and functions of metalloproteins. Kenric received his B.A. in Anthropology from Fordham University in 2008, then went on to do his post-baccalaureate work at Pace University where he studied neurite development in Dr. John Horne's lab. Outside of the lab, Kenric participates on the Princeton club lacrosse team, and enjoys painting and playing guitar.

Email: khoegler at
Scott Mellon is a third year graduate student in Molecular Biology. He is currently using a GFP-folding reporter to investigate the efficacy of folding in synthetic proteins. Scott received a B.S. degree in biology and a A.B. degree philosophy from Lafayette College in 2012. In his spare time he enjoys card games and attempting to find practical uses for a philosophy degree.

Email: mellon at
Sarangan Chari is an alumnus of this department having done his doctoral work on carboranes under the guidance of Prof. Maitland Jones, Jr.. After many forays in industrial and academic labs, he wound up as an investment banker. Having seen the error of his ways, he is back in science trying his hand at Synthetic Biology. His current project involves deciphering the mechanism of auxotroph rescue by synthetic proteins. Outside of the lab, he is mostly concerned with ameliorating the effects of decades of sleep deprivation.

Email: chari at
Harry Cape is a senior at Princeton in the Chemistry department. He is working on screening the NextGen library for auxotrophy rescue in E. coli, and is planning on looking at other enzymatic applications for the library. Outside of lab, Harry enjoys taking comparative literature courses and talking about his native Canada.

Email: hcape at