Our Team

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Open Positions

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduates at UC Berkeley can apply for a research position in the Schepartz Lab by filling out this application. Schepartz lab members will review these applications on a rolling basis as positions become available in the lab.

Graduate Students:

Most graduate students in our group are members of the Department of Chemistry or the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley. If you are already a graduate student at UC Berkeley and are interested in our research, please contact Alanna.  If you are an aspiring UC Berkeley graduate student, please submit your application materials via the portals associated with the two departments listed above.

Postdoctoral Scientists:

Prospective postdoctoral researchers are encouraged to submit a cover letter and complete curriculum vitae and arrange for three letters of recommendation. Postdoctoral inquiries and letters of recommendation are accepted via both e-mail and US mail.

Principal Investigator

Postdoctoral Associates

Ph.D. Biology, Stanford
Ph.D. Chemistry, UC Berkeley
MPS-Ascend Postdoc Res. Fellowship
Ph.D. Chemistry, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D. Chemistry, MIT
Miller Research Fellowship

Graduate Students

B.A.S. Biology (Biochemistry & Biophysics concentration) and French, Stanford
B.S. Chemistry and M.S. Computer Science, Stanford
NSF GRFP Fellowship
Sc.B. Chemistry, Brown
B.S. in Biology and B.A. in Chemistry, UNC
Berkeley Chancellor's Fellowship
NSF GRFP Fellowship
B.A. Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, Wesleyan
B.A. Chemistry, Columbia
B.S. Chemistry, UC Irvine
B.S. Chemistry and Biochemistry, Nebraska
NSF GRFP Fellowship
B.A. Chemistry, Northwestern
B.S. Biochemistry and M.S. Chemistry, Villanova
B.S. Biochemistry, Western Washington University
B.S. Chemistry, Wake Forest University
Curci Fellow
B.S. Chemistry, Stanford University
NSF GRFP Fellowship
B.S. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Brown
B.A. Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, UC Berkeley
NSF GRFP Fellowship
B.A. Biological Sciences, Northwestern, Chancellor's Fellowship
B.S. Chemistry and B.S. Biochemistry, Minnesota
B.S Chemistry, UPR at Rio Piedras
B.S. Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry, Yale
2022 LSEC Venture Fellow

Undergraduate Students


Research Program Coordinator
Education Outreach & Diversity Manager, C-GEM
Executive Director, C-GEM
Operations Manager


Name Position and location
Riley Fricke

Postdoc Scientist, Merck

Josh Walker

Scientist, Bolt Biotherapeutics

Shuai Zheng

Scientist, Lycia Therapeutics

Kelsey (Xizi) Zhang

Postdoc Scientist, Gilead Sciences

Hsun Hui (Sol) Chang

Scientist, BioMarin Pharmaceuticals

Samantha "Pixie" Piszkiewicz

Research Scientist, Pivot Bio

Sebasthian Santiago González

Postdoctoral Scientist, Amgen

Deepto Mozumdar

Postdoctoral Fellow, UCSF (Bondy-Denomy and Agard labs)

Jonathan Tyson

Patent agent, Choate, Hall and Stewart LLP

Susan Knox

Research Scientist, Spark Therapeutics

Andrew Cairns

Medicinal Chemistry Trainer, Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research (WCAIR) at the University of Dundee

Aarushi Gupta

Scientist, Moderna

Omer Ad

Principal Scientist, Quantum-Si

Ling Chu

Assistant Professor, Tsinghua University

Angela Steinauer

Postdoctoral Scientist, ETH Zurich (Hilvert Lab)

Kim Quach

Life Sciences Consultant (Project Leader), L.E.K. Consulting

Allison Walker

Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University

Rebecca Wissner

Senior Scientist, RNA & Targeted Therapeutics, The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

Roman Erdmann

Associate Principal Scientist, Chemical Biology at Merck

Alexander Thompson

Associate – Biotechnology Equity Research, Stifel Financial Corp.

Wesley Robertson

Postdoctoral Researcher, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Julie Kuroda-Lanselle Sinclair
Aaron Zwicker

Process Engineer, Intel Corporation

Amy Doerner

Scientist, AbSci

Michael Melicher

Associate Director, Commercial Insights and Analytics, Sage Therapeutics

Melissa Lowder

Senior Marketing Manager of EGFR Precision Medicine, AstraZeneca

Elizabeth Denton

Senior Scientist, Biotage

Jonathan Miller

Vice President of Biotech and Pharma Equity Research, Evercore ISI

Seth Alexander

Associate Director, Resilience

Jonathan LaRochelle

Senior Scientist, Relay Therapeutics

Pam (Shou-Ping) Wang

Senior Scientist, Oncorus

Jacob Appelbaum

Physician (Hematology/Oncology), Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Clarissa Melo Czekster

Sir Henry Dale Fellow, The University of St. Andrews

Elissa Hobert

Associate Director, Flagship Pioneering

Matthew Molski

AML-MDS Marketing, US Hematology at Novartis

John Chu

Assistant Professor, National Taiwan University

Cody Craig

Senior Scientist, Alcon Laboratories Inc.

Daniel Fried

Assistant Professor, St. Peter’s University

Zachary Kaur

Senior Scientist, Zoetis Inc.

Rachel Dexter

Management Analyst, National Institutes of Health

Sarmistha Ray (Saha)

Senior Biochemist, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics

Tiffany Halo

Senior Director, Bayer

Arjun Narayanan

Senior Research Scientist, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Betsy Smith

Associate Professor, Elmira College

Arjel Bautista

Medical Analysts Lead (Cardiovascular/Immunology), Bristol-Myers Squibb

Jessica Goodman

Executive Director of Alliance Management, Dicerna Pharmaceuticals

Elizabeth Harker (Scheideman)

Scientist, Vaccine Program Production Laboratory, VRC, NIH

Justin Holub

Associate Professor, Ohio University

Name Position and location
Danielle Guarracino

Professor, The College of New Jersey

Abby Maranda (Hodges)

Chair of Natural, Health & Mathematical Sciences;
Professor of Chemistry, Mid-America Nazarene University

Rebecca Scheck

Assistant Professor, Tufts University

Crystal dela Torre (Zellefrow)

Research Scientist, GE Healthcare

Jade Xiaoyan Qiu

Associate Professor, Suzhou University

Jennifer Griffiths

Head of Academic Affairs, North America at Springer Nature

Joshua Kritzer

Professor, Tufts University

E. James Petersson

Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Kamil Woronowicz

Assistant Professor, United States Military Academy

Lori Yang

CEO and CSO, Lectenz Bio

Heather Volkman

Research Scientist II, Baxter Healthcare

Doug Daniels

Executive Director, Integrative Science and Engineering Center; Research Professor of Chemistry, University of Dayton

Olen Stephens

Chemistry and Manufacturing Controls Branch Chief, US Food and Drug Administration

Anja Gemperli (Graf)

Team Leader, Solvias AG

Scott Hart

Director of CMC Team Leadership, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Nathan Luedtke

Professor, McGill University

Stacey Rutledge (Chin)

Senior Scientist, AstraZeneca

Gianluca Belogi

Senior R&D Chemist, Olon SpA

Dasantila Golemi-Kotra

Associate Professor, York University

Joanne Kehlbeck

Professor, Union College

Jin Kim Montclare

Professor, New York University

Kevin Rice

Associate Professor, Colby College

Alexis Leonard (Kays)

Independent Biotechnology Professional

Alain Martelli

Associate Research Fellow, Pfizer

Tanya Schneider

Associate Professor; Chair of the Chemistry Department, Connecticut College

Jason Chin

Programme Leader, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology; Professor, University of Cambridge

Yichin Liu

Director, Gilead Sciences

Jennifer Kohler

Associate Professor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Elke Pierron
Reena Zutshi

President and CEO, Luceome Biotechnologies

Mary Kay Hamm (Pflum)

Professor, Wayne State University

Julia Cox (Sheldon)

Dean of Studies, The Ethel Walker School

Charles Rodgers Palmer

Founder and Lead Partner, TalentScape Partners

Neal Zondlo

Professor, University of Delaware

Leslie Sloan

Chief Operating Officer, Aeglea BioTherapeutics

Steven Metallo

Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, Georgetown University

Jennifer Frederick

Executive Director, Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Brian Linton

Associate Professor, College of the Holy Cross

Arikha Moses

Founder & Senior Executive, Galatea Surgical

Miles Fabian

Branch Chief of Biochemistry and Bio-Related Chemistry, NIH

David Paolella

Sr. Director, Manufacturing Science and Technology, GlaxoSmithKline

Matthew Hayward

Associate Research Fellow, Pfizer Inc.

Paul Richardson

Senior Principal Research Scientist, AbbVie

Christiane Casas

Laboratory Supervisor, Pierre Fabre

Anne Baranger

Professor of Chemistry and Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, UC Berkeley

Cheryl Christmas

Business Manager, Otoro Energy

Sharon Cload

VP, Discovery Biotherapeutics, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Bernard Cuenoud

Global Science Lead of Aging and Energy Metabolism, Nestle Health Science