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Lab Members

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Yi Shi (时)


Yi is an Associate Professor in Pharmacological Sciences department. He also directs the Center for Protein Engineering and Therapeutics. He enjoys science and liberty.


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Yufei Xiang


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


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 for mass spectrometry and protein engineering.

Zhe's website

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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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Pham Dung

Postdoctoral scholar

Pham earned her M.S. in Environmental Science from Ewha Womans University and Ph.D. from New Jersey Institute of Technology. She is interested in targeted intracellular delivery and developing novel tools to facilitate the diagnosis and therapy of dementia.

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Yindan Lin

Research Assistant

Yindan received her B.S. in Pharmacology from Guangdong Pharmaceutical University and had been working on anti-tumor research at Zhejiang University. She is interested in developing nanobody-based immunotherapy against cancer.

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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

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Allen (Zhuolun) Shen

Pitt/Tsinghua Scholar


Now an MD student at Tsinghua University

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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

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Shanning Zhou

Rising senior at Upper Saint Clair High

Class of 2022

Image by Sébastien Goldberg

Daniel Guo

Lab retreat

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