Laboratory of Microbial Biochemistry

Skidmore College

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 








































 

 

 

 

Group Members

 

Dr. Kelly Sheppard

Professor Kelly Sheppard joined the Chemistry Department at Skidmore College in the fall of 2010. In addition he is affiliated with the RNA Institute at SUNY-Albany. Dr. Sheppard went to Occidental College for his undergraduate studies, majoring in Biochemistry with a minor in Politics. He then worked at the Stanford Human Genome Center under Dr. David Cox & Dr. Michael Olivier. He earned his Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry from Yale University. For his thesis, he studied RNA-dependent glutamine biosynthesis in the laboratory of Dr. Dieter Söll. Following his Ph.D., he stayed in the laboratory as a post-doctoral associate studying archaeal glutamyl-tRNA synthetases, tRNA ligases, transamidosomes, and molecular phylogenetics.

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email: ksheppar@skidmore.edu

Current Lab Members

        Jon Matthew Bile '21, Chemistry Major with a Biochemistry Concentration

            Maddie Cook '21, undecided

        Nicole Eckert '20, Biology Major

            Hannah Foreman '19, Chemistry Major with a Biochemistry Concentration

    Jose Giron Hernandez '20, Chemistry Major with a Biochemistry Concentration

        Sento Kai Kargbo '20, Chemistry Major with a Biochemistry Concentration

        Daryl Kwan '20, Chemistry Major with a Biochemistry Concentration

            Yutong Li '19, Chemistry Major with a Biochemistry Concentration

            Alicja (Lizzie) Madloch '19, Chemistry Major with a Biochemistry Concentration

            Veronica Mierzejewski '19, Chemistry Major with a Biochemistry Concentration

            Jaz Sepulveda '20, Chemistry Major with a Biochemistry Concentration

            Ayden Schattman '20, Chemistry Major with a Biochemistry Concentration

Ashley S.      Ashley Sisto '20 (Haverford), Chemistry

Laura S.        Laura Swenson '19, Chemistry Major with a Biochemistry Concentration

      Elissa Williams '19, Chemistry Major with a Biochemistry Concentration

              Hongwei Yu '19, Chemistry Major with a Biochemistry Concentration

Lab Alumni

Lianne Bartlett '11, Master of Science in Nursing '14, Mass. General Hospital, currently a Nurse Practioneer

Brett Robertson '11, Master of Science in Nursing '15, Regis College, currently a Nurse Practioneer

Sean Healton '12, M.D./Ph.D. Program, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Brittany Ulrich '12, Ph.D. Program - Molecular, Cellular, & Integrative Physiology, UCLA

Sanida Lukovic '12, M.D. Program, SUNY Stony Brook

Madeline Frank '13, Laboratory Assistant, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Denise Garofalo '13, Research Assistant, Brigham and Women's Hospital Harvard, attending Boston University Medical School in the Fall 2016

Katy Stein '13, Ph.D. Program, Biomedical Program, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Matthew Walsh '13, Bioengineer, Bioengineering Systems and Technology Group, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, applying to graduate school

Ariel Alperstein '14, Ph.D. Program - Analytical Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Mark Benhaim '14, Ph.D. Program - Medicinal Chemistry, University of Washington

Stefani Mladenova '14, Medical Insights Internship and now a copywriter at Concentric

Ruth Dreisbach '16, Intern, Hillary for America

Melanie Feen '16, Former:Earth Science Researcher, NASA DEVELOP; Now Ph.D. program in oceanography at the University of Rhode Island.

Sarah Birdsall '15, Chemical Technician, Smithers Viscient

Israel Da Silva '15, Research Technician, Weill Cornell Medical College, starting Ph.D. program in Chemistry at Northwestern University, Fall 2018

Mohammed Tarek Islam '15, Research Technician, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Nilendra Nair '15, Clinical Research Coordinator, Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Mount Sinai

Hannah Raff '15, Former Research Assistant, Brigham and Women's Hospital Harvard, M.D. program Rush University Medical School Fall 2017

Stephanie Zhen '16, Research Associate, Department of Microbiology, NYU School of Medicine, Starting Master's in Public Health at Columbia University in the Fall of 2018

Ruth Allard '16, Scientist I, Brammer Bio

Miles Calzini '16, Former Fermentation Chemist, AMRI; Starting Ph.D. Program in Chemistry at North Carolina State University Fall 2018

Julia Erskine '17, Medical Assistant, Harvard Vanguard

Arlene Hernandez '17, Community Health Representative, NYU Langone Health

Hannah Schapiro '17, Ph.D. Program - Biochemistry, Thomas Jefferson University

David Sweezy '17, Research Technician, Brigham and Women's hospital

Meggie Danielson '17, Teacher, AmeriCorp

Karli Rasmussen '18, Chemistry Major with a Biochemistry Concentration 

Caitlin Schroeder '18, Chemistry Major with a Biochemistry Concentration

Alex Smith '18, Math Major

Katie Shi, '18, Chemistry Major with a Biochemistry Concentration

Rebecca Wales '18, Chemistry Major with a Biochemistry Concentration

Emily Williams '18, Chemistry Major with a Biochemistry Concentration