Jonathan received his B.Sc. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of British Columbia and his Ph.D. in the lab of Dr. Robert Molday. In 2013, he joined the Gouaux Lab at Oregon Health & Science University as a postdoctoral fellow. In May 2020, he became an assistant professor in the Department of Structural Biology at the University of Pittsburgh. In his spare time, Jonathan enjoys traveling, wine and beer tasting, hockey, hiking, and camping.
HONORS AND AWARDS
2018 OHSU School of Medicine Paper of the Month
2016 Finalist for OHSU Postdoctoral Paper of the Year
2014-2016 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship
Anshu received his M.Sc. in Life Sciences from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, and his PhD from the University of Zurich, where he studied the structure and function of ABC transporters using DARPins. His current work focuses on understanding the structure and mechanistic features of membrane proteins embedded in synaptic vesicles by using cryoEM, and a variety of biochemical and biophysical methods. In his free time, he likes to watch TV, hike and play cricket.
Mike received his M.S. from Loyola University Chicago in 2018, and worked as a technician under Seth Robia before pursuing his PhD studies as part of the Pitt-CMU Molecular Biophysics and Structural Biology program. Currently, Mike is working on understanding the structure and function relationship of membrane proteins using a combination of CryoEM, biophysical, and biochemical methods. In his free time, Mike likes to hike and climb.
Matt received his B.S. in biochemistry from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2020 and joined the joint Pitt-CMU Molecular Biophysics and Structural Biology PhD program. Using cryo-EM, biochemical, and biophysical methods, he is working to characterize the structure and function of synaptic vesicle proteins. In his free time, Matt likes to play guitar and build audio equipment.
Tushaniyaa is currently pursuing a B.S. in biology with a minor in physics at the University of Pittsburgh. She has an interest in structural biology with the application of biophysical methods to better understand the structure and function of membrane proteins. In her downtime, she likes to make bread, hike, and draw.