Fall 2021 Group Picture




Professor E. James Petersson

James Petersson completed his undergraduate education at Dartmouth College and his graduate study under Dennis Dougherty at the California Institute of Technology. After receiving his Ph.D. in 2005, he was an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale University with Alanna Schepartz. He joined the Department of Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania in 2008 and the Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Graduate Group in the Perelman School of Medicine in 2013. His research has been recognized by several awards, including the Searle Scholar, an NSF CAREER award, and a Sloan Fellowship.



Ph.D. Students and Postdocs    


Kristen Fiore


Sam Giannakoulias

Haverford College   University of Maryland, Baltimore County
B.S. 2017   B.S. 2018


Chloe Jones


Marshall Lougee

Smith College   College of the Holy Cross
B.S. 2017   B.S. 2016


Dr. Vinayak Pagar


Buyan Pan

National Tsing Hua University   Princeton University
Ph.D. 2015   A.B. 2015


Ryann Perez


Hoang-Anh Phan

University of Delaware   Macalester College
B.S. 2020   B.S. 2018


Jennifer Ramirez


Marie Shimogawa

California State University, Long Beach   University of Tokyo
B.S. 2018   B.S. 2019



Dr. Venkatesh Yarra

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur    
Ph.D. 2018    


Recent Visiting Scholars    


Naoki Kamo


Martijn Patist

University of Tokyo   University of Amsterdam


M.S. and Undergraduate Students    


Samantha Pancoe


University of Pennsylvania    
Class of 2022    


EJPLab Alumni

Sumant Shringari B.S./M.S. 2021
  Engineering Graduate Program, University of Pennsylvania
Joo Hyung Park M.S. 2020
  Research Assistant, Seoul National University Medical Research Center
Taylor M. Barrett Ph.D. 2020
  Visiting Assistant Professor, Swarthmore College
John J. Ferrie Ph.D. 2019
  Postdoctoral Scholar, Robert Tijan, U. C. Berkeley
Joomyung Jun Ph.D. 2019 (co-advised with Dave Chenoweth)
  Postdoctoral Scholar, Ronald Raines, M.I.T.
Miklos Szantai-Kis Ph.D. 2019
  Postdoctoral Scholar, Jeff Bode, I.T.b.M. Nagoya
Tiberiu Mihaila B.S./M.S. 2019
  Fulbright Scholar, Stephan Hell, Max Planck Institute
Conor M. Haney NIH Postdoctoral Fellow
  Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina - Wilmington
Itthipol Sungwienwong Ph.D. 2018
  Lecturer, Srinakharinwirot University
Jimin Yoon B.S. 2017
  Chemistry Ph.D. Program, M.I.T.
Christopher Walters Ph.D. 2017
  Analyst, Blue Matter
Jieliang Wang M.S. 2017
  Pharmagology Ph.D. Program, University of Texas at Austin
Xing (Stella) Chen Ph.D. 2017
  Associate, Merck KGA
Naoya (Eddie) Ieda JSPS Epigenetics Postdoctoral Scholar
  Assistant Professor, Hidehiko Nakagawa, Nagoya City University
Christina Cleveland M.S. 2016
  Associate, KBI Pharma, Inc.
Lili Owei B.S. 2016
  M.D. Program, Perelman School of Medicine, UPenn
Eileen Hoang B.S. 2016 (Swarthmore College)
  Chemical Biology Ph.D. Program, Harvard University
Benson Chen B.S. 2016
  Computer Science Ph.D. Program, M.I.T.
Yun Huang Postdoctoral Scholar
  Postdoctoral Scholar, Olga Boudker, Weill Cornell Medical College
Yanxin (Jerri) Wang Ph.D. 2015
  Consultant, McKinsey and Company
E. Keith Keenan B.S. 2015
  Biochemistry Ph.D. Program, Duke University
Rebecca Wissner Ph.D. 2015
  Research Scientist, Janssen Pharmaceutica
Anand Muthusamy B.S. 2014
  Chemistry Ph.D. Program, California Institute of Technology
Solongo Batjargal Ph.D. 2014
  Research Associate, 10X Genomics
Lee Speight Ph.D. 2014
  Development Analyst, Green Biologics, Ltd.
John Warner Ph.D. 2014
  Reseach Scientist, AC Immune
Anne Wagner Ph.D. 2013
  Senior Scientist, L'Oreal Inc.
Jacob Goldberg Ph.D. 2013
  Assistant Professor, Colgate University
Haviva Garrett B.S. 2013
  Medical Resident, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami
Colin Fadzen B.S., M.S. 2013
  M.D./Ph.D. Program, Harvard /M.I.T.
Dr. Tomohiro Tanaka JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow
  Research Associate, The Noguchi Institute Tokyo, Japan
Eileen Moison B.S. 2013
  Chemical Biology Ph.D. Program, Harvard University
Alyssa Klein B.S. 2013 (Harvard University)
  Research Assistant, Fox Chase Cancer Center
Mark Fegley M.S. 2011
  Physician, St. Luke's Medical Center
Chrissie Grindley B.S. 2011
  Oliver Wyman Group
Nicholas Marotta B.S. 2010
  Postdoctoral Scholar, Virginia Lee, University of Pennsylvania