Lab Members

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Yi Shi


Assistant Professor

Department of Cell Biology 

Program for Integrative Systems Biology

Carnegie Mellon University- Pitt Program in Computational Biology 

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


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Yufei Xiang

Research Scientist

Yufei received her B.S. in Biotechnology in Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) and M.S. in Biomedical Engineering in Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). She is interested in nanobody discovery and bioengineering.


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Zhe Sang

Ph.D student

Zhe is a graduate student enrolled in the Carnegie Mellon University- Pitt Program in Computational Biology. He is interested in developing computational tools to facilitate nanobody drug discovery and characterization. 

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Jeffrey (Yong Joon) Kim

MD/PhD student

Hometown: Irvine, CA
College: NYU/Emory University
Research Interests: Broadly speaking, I am interested in drug discovery research. I have a background in biophysics and structural biology, and I am interested in using structure to guide drug design. My project is centered on developing nanobodies against infectious diseases in the lungs.
Other Interests: As of now, I am clinically interested in Psychiatry and/or Pediatrics. During my free time I like to watch/play basketball, binge-watch TV shows (The Office, Friends, Breaking Bad, Stranger Things, GoT, etc.) and go to the park with my dog Dooley.

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Dr. Zhengyun Xiao

Exchange Ph.D student


Now a Research Scientist at the First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University

Jinghong Li

Student researcher (M.S.)


now a Ph.D student at the department of Biostatistics, Pitt

Allen (Zhuolun) Shen

Pitt/Tsinghua Scholar


Now an MD student at Tsinghua University

Laura L. Bahr

Rotation Student (graduate school)


Now a Ph.D student in Dr. Arjumand Ghazi lab, Pitt 

Brandon Rogowski

Research Tech III

Now an MD student at Drexel

University College of Medicine 

Dr. Fei Fang



Now a post-doc associate at Michigan State University

Dr. Changzhong Jin

Post-doc associate


Now a research faculty at Institute of Infectious Disease, Zhejiang University

High School Summer Students

Karis Lu

Rising senior at North Allegheny Sr. High

Class of 2022

Shanning Zhou

Rising senior at Upper Saint Clair High

Class of 2022

Daniel Guo

Lab retreat