Our Team

Current Graduate Students


Ezry Santiago-McRae

I joined CCIB in 2019 as a PhD student, having graduated from Kutztown University in 2015 with a BS in biology and minors in computer science and biochemistry. In the lab, I compute free energies of binding amongst many other things. I live in Philadelphia with my partner and numerous houseplants.



Connor Pitman

I joined CCIB in 2020 as a PhD student. I graduated with my B.S. in Biology and a minor in Writing from the University of Delaware. My research focus is Intrinsically Disordered Proteins. When I’m not at my workstation, you can find me hiking or reading a good book.


Jesse Sandberg

I joined the CCIB graduate program as an MS student in 2019 and earned an MS with distinction in 2021. I subsequenctly joined the PhD program to continue my work. When not at my workstation, I can be found wrangling my two small children or cooking something impractical.



Jahmal Ennis

I graduated with a Master of Science from the CCIB program in Spring 2022 and started my PhD in Fall 2022. I graduated from Rutgers University-NewBruswick with a B.A. in General Biology. I enjoy simulating gold nanoparticles, spending lots of time with my dog Sukina and painting in my free time.



Ryan Lamb

I joined the CCIB graduate program as an MS student in 2023. I graduated with a B.A in Psychology and a minor in Chemistry. When I’m not in the office I'm probably watching a movie.



Honorary Lab Members


Mark Arcario

Instructor of Anesthesiology, based in the lab of Dr. Wayland Cheng, Department of Anesthesiology, Washington University – St Louis
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Regina Salzer

I joined CCIB in 2021 as a Masters student and earned an MS with distinction in 2023. I am continuing my work on controlling plasmonic response in vesicle membranes with gold nanoparticles as a Ph.D. student in the Griepenburg Lab. I graduated from the University of Connecticut with a B.S. in Structural Biology and Biophysics. My small amount of free time is mostly spent taking care of my animals, reading novels, or listening to podcasts.



Senior Computational Collaborators



Dr. Thomas Joseph, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Dept of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
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Dr. Jérôme Hénin

Chargé de Recherche Laboratoire de Biochimie Théorique, Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique, CNRS
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Dr. Matthew Hansen

Senior Research Associate, Dept of Genetics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
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Alumni

We miss you - good luck in your new endeavours!     


Noureen Abdelrahman

I joined CCIB in 2021 as a Masters student. I graduated with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Lafayette College in 2018, then worked in industry for a few years. In the lab, you can often find me running atomistic simulations. Outside of the lab, I like to climb and go on cool hikes.


Mariadelia Argüello-Acuña

I joined CCIB in 2021 as a Masters student. I graduated from Universidad de Costa Rica with a B.S in Chemistry. In my free time, I enjoy learning languages and dancing ballet. An interesting thing about me is that I am obsessed with pink; most things in my workstation are pink.


Anushriya Subedy

MS Student, Center for Computational and Integrative Biology.
Now a PhD Student in the Lab of Dr. Guillaume Lamoureux.
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Dr. Liam Sharp, PhD

PhD Student, Center for Computational and Integrative Biology.
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Kaitlin Bassi

Undergraduate Researcher.
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Dr. Ruchi Lohia, PhD

PhD Student, Center for Computational and Integrative Biology.
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Dr. Sruthi Murlidaran, PhD

PhD Student, Center for Computational and Integrative Biology.
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Rulong Ma, M.S.

MS Student, Center for Computational and Integrative Biology.
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Kristen Woods, M.S.

MS Student, Center for Computational and Integrative Biology.
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Dr. Reza Salari, MD, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher.
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Shashank Chavali, M.S.

MS Student, Center for Computational and Integrative Biology.
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Dr. Brian Weiser, PhD

PhD Student, Center for Computational and Integrative Biology.


Dr. Tom Westergard, PhD

MS Student, Center for Computational and Integrative Biology.
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Pedro Guicardi

Undergraduate REU Student, Center for Computational and Integrative Biology.