Left to right: Maryanna Lanning, Jay Chauhan, Ellis Whiting, Phil Sabato, Jerry Yap, Lee Chen, Steven Fletcher and Kwan-Young Jeong

Former Lab Members

Jeremy (Jerry) Yap
Graduate Student
Jerry graduated with a BS degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) in June 2008. He worked on the development of synthetic alpha-helix mimetics to inhibit the oncoproteins Mcl-1 and Bcl-xL. Also, Jerry designed novel compounds to inhibit the assembly of the oncoprotein c-Myc into its transcriptionally active coiled coil heterodimer with its obligate partner Max.
Jamal (Jay) Chauhan
Post-doctoral Research Associate
Jay joined us from a post-doctoral position at the University of Minnesota after completing his PhD at the University of Bath (2004) in the UK. He developed beta-strand mimetics to disrupt protein-protein interactions involved in disease, particularly HIV-1 protease.
Kwan-Young Jeong
Post-doctoral Research Associate
Kwan-Young joined us from Johns Hopkins University after graduating with a PhD from Gwangsu Institute of Science & Technology (2009) in South Korea. As well as developing novel, synthetic alpha helix mimetics to disrupt protein-protein and protein-DNA interactions involved in disease, Kwan-Young prepared non-ATP-dependent small molecule inhibitors of extracellular signal-related kinase (ERK), which is hyperactivated in a large number of cancers.

Former Lab Members

Sagar Shukla
PharmD Student

Shilpa Worlikar
Post-doctoral Research Associate