Lab Members

Petry Lab Group 2023

Principal Investigator

Sabine Petry

Research Interest: 
Molecular Architecture and Function of the Microtubule Cytoskeleton
Sabine Petry Biography »

Faculty Assistant

 

Matt Montondo
Matt Montondo
montondoATprinceton.edu
P (609) 258-2664

Postdoctoral Fellows

Matthew Black
Matthew E. Black
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton University
Ph.D., Biophysics, Quantitative and Computational Biology
Princeton University
Pedro de Souza
Pedro de Souza
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jodi Kraus
Jodi Kraus
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Molecular Biology
Ph.D., Physical Chemistry
University of Deleware
Ryungeun Song
Ryungeun Song
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
Sungkyunkwan University
Sophie Travis
Sophie Travis
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Molecular Biology
Ph.D., Molecular Biology
Princeton University
 
Ruoyu (Liam) Yang
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Molecular Biology
Ph.D., Structural Biology
Thomas Jefferson University
Meisam Zaferani
Meisam Zaferani
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Molecular Biology
Ph.D., Biophysics
Cornell University

Graduate Students

 
Dylan Blohm
Molecular Biology Graduate Program, Princeton University
B.S. Biology with Honors, Minor in Physiology
Georgia Institute of Technology
Jay Golden
Jay Golden
Quantitative and Computational Biology Graduate Program, Princeton University
B.S., Biochemistry and Bioengineering
University of California, San Diego
Ryan MacElroy
Ryan MacElroy
Chemical and Biological Engineering Graduate Program, Princeton University
B.S., Chemical Engineering
University of Pittsburgh
Courteney Malin
Courteney Malin
Molecular Biology Graduate Program, Princeton University
B.S. 
University of Georgia
Collin McManus
Collin McManus
Molecular Biology Graduate Program, Princeton University
B.A., Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
Rutgers University
Daniel Petito
Daniel Petito
Molecular Biology Graduate Program, Princeton University
B.A., Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
University of Colorado, Boulder
Venecia Valdez
Venecia Valdez
Molecular Biology Graduate Program, Princeton University
B.S., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of California, Davis

Undergraduate Students

Nabaa Al Hashimi
Nabaa Al Hashimi
Santhosh Nadarajah
Santhosh Nadarajah
Amelia Osgood
Amelia Osgood
Destiny Turner
Destiny Turner

Alumni

Postdoctoral Fellows

 

Brian Mahon
2018-2022
Brian Mahon
(Ph.D., University of Florida) – now Senior Scientist at Bristol Myers Squibb

 

Xi Chen
2018-2019
Xi Chen
(Ph.D., Ulm University) – now Assistant Professor, Harbin Institute of Technology, China

 

Jae-Gung Song
2014-2018
Jae-Geun Song
(Ph.D., University of Vienna) – now group leader at Novartis

 

Rachel Kadzick
2015-2018
Rachel Kadzick
(Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania), NIH post-doctoral fellow – now research associate at University of Chicago and Northwestern University

 

Brian Cook
2019-2020
Brian Cook
(Ph.D., University of California, Davis) - now Postdoc and Biochemist/Biophysicist, EM in training with Prof. Herzik at University of California, San Diego

 

Mohammad Safari
2018-2020
Mohammad Safari
(Ph.D., University of Houston) now - Investigator at Seqirus

 

Ya Gai
2018-2020
Ya Gai
(Ph.D., Stanford University) now - Consultant at Boston Consulting Group
Graduate Students

 

Matthew King
Matthew King, *19
"Cue the Fireworks: Regulation of Branching Microtubule Nucleation"
Post-doctoral fellow with Prof. Rohit Pappu at Washington University in St. Louis

 

Raymundo Alfaro-Aco
Raymundo Alfaro-Aco, *20
"Toward a molecular mechanism of branching microtubule nucleation"
Scientist at Johnson & Johnson Innovative Medicine

 

Akanksha Thawani
Akanksha Thawani, *20
"Molecular mechanism and regulation of microtubule nucleation"
Merck Fellow of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation at University of California, Berkeley

 

Sagar Setru
Sagar Setru, *21
"The role of hydrodynamics in branching microtubule nucleation and the role of branching microtubule nucleation in acentrosomal spindle assembly"
Applied scientist at JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Michael Rale
Michael Rale, *22
"Dissecting the activation of microtubule nucleation by the γ-tubulin ring complex (γTuRC)."
Post-doctoral fellow with Prof. Susan Shao at Harvard Medical School
 
Brianna Romer
Brianna Romer, *23
"Elucidating how the gamma-tubulin ring complex (γ-TuRC) nucleates microtubules"
Project Manager, Regulatory Affairs at Aleon Pharma
 
Bernardo Gouveia
Bernardo Gouveia, *24
"Biophysics of spindle assembly and microtubule associated condensates"
Post-doctoral fellow with Prof. Daniel Needleman at Harvard University
 
Research Specialist and Lab Technician

 

Victoria Crans
Victoria Crans
Molecular Biology Graduate Program, Princeton University
Senior Thesis Students:
2022-23Mike Ruttlen (class of 2023, Molecular Biology major)
2022-23Haley Tran (class of 2023, Molecular Biology major)
2021-22Taraje Whitfield (class of 2022, Molecular Biology major)
2020-21Fairuz Nawar (class of 2021, Molecular Biology major)
2019-20Natalia Brokate (class of 2020, Molecular Biology major)
2019-20Sarah Jun (class of 2020, Molecular Biology major)
2018-19
Jake Atkins (class of 2019, Molecular Biology major)
2017-18
Aparna Raghu (class of 2018, Molecular Biology major)
2016-17
Elbegduuren Erdenee (class of 2017, Molecular Biology major)
2015-16
Marina Nogueria (class of 2016, Molecular Biology major)
2014-15
David Octeau (class of 2015, Molecular Biology major)