Carrico:Lab Members

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Latest Carrico group photo 2008
Left to Right: Partha, Marian, Lakshmi, Jennifer, Isaac, Yanjie, Juah, Richie, Yoon

Principal Investigator

Isaac Carrico

Isaac received his B.S. in chemistry from UC Santa Barbara in 1997 and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Caltech in 2004. He then went to UC Berkeley where he worked with Carolyn Bertozzi as a NIH Postdoctoral Fellow. In 2006 he started his labs in the Department of Chemistry at Stony Brook University.

Current Lab Members

Partha Banerjee, Graduate Student, 2007-Present

Partha is a 2nd year graduate student at the Department of Chemistry, PhD program. His research includes metabolic labeling of viral proteins with unnatural amino acids and sugars and their subsequent modification by bioorthogonal chemistry to generate efficient viral vectors.

Yanjie Chu, Graduate Student, 2008-Present

Juah Chung, Postbaccalaureate Graduate Student, 2007-Present

Juah has finished her second year as a Pre-medical Post Baccalaureate Graduate Student. Her research involves the introduction of unnatural amino acids into proteins to study their folding patterns. Thus, the bond between folding dynamics and disease may be better understood.

Marian Fernando, Graduate Student, 2007-Present

Marian is currently a second year graduate student studying chemical biology. Her research interest focuses on glycosylation, a ubiquitous post-translational modification. In order to study glycosylation in eukaryotic cells, chemical labeling is used to identify the sites that are being modified so that the role of glycosylation in various physiological processes in healthy and diseased cells can be further studied.

Yoonhyeun Oum, Graduate Student, 2008-Present

Yoon has been a member of the Carrico group since 2008 spring as a graduate student. He received M.S. in Chemistry from KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology) in 1995 and worked for LG chem & Life Sciences as a researcher and manager until 2007. He is working on the project of remodeling adenoviral surface to overcome limitations of gene therapy vectors.

Lakshmi Rajaram, Graduate Student, 2007-Present

Lakshmi is a second year student in the Chemistry Phd program. Her research involves the study of O-linked glycosylation or O-GlcNAcylation of nuclear and cytosolic proteins using metabolic labeling with unnatural sugars followed by analysis with proteomics techniques. This has applications in the discovery of biomarkers for diseases like cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer's disease.

Former Lab Members

Richard DelleBovi, Undergraduate Student, Summer 2008

Cindy Leiton, Graduate Student, 2008

Jennifer Lillie, Undergraduate Student, Summer 2008