Principle Investigator

Prof. Nathan Wittenberg

B.S. in Chemistry, University of Minnesota

Ph.D. in Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University


University of Edinburgh (Chemistry)

University of Minnesota (Chemistry, Electrical Engineering)

Mayo Clinic (Neurology)


Graduate Students

Ashley Baxter (PhD Candidate)

B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, DeSales University

M.S. in Chemistry, Lehigh University

Research Projects: Lipid oxidation and its effects on the chemical and physical properties of a lipid bilayer, and the consequences of lipid oxidation on the interactions between biomembranes and solid substrates.

Jennie Cawley (PhD Candidate)

B.S. in Chemistry, DeSales University

Research Projects: Characterization of MAG-ganglioside interactions, Lift-off nanocontact printing of proteins for high-throughput capture and subsequent characterization of membrane models, Giant unilamellar vesicle formation and developing probes for the detection of lipid rafts

Dane Santa (First year graduate student)

B.S. in Biochemistry, East Stroudsburg University

Adeyemi Odudimu (First year graduate student)

B.S. in Chemistry, Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta

M.S. in Industrial Chemistry, University of Ibadan

Undergraduate Students

Thera Hibbler

Major: Pharmaceutical Chemistry


Alexandria Pellett

Major: Biochemistry

Ryan Antar

Major: Biochemistry

Jenna Kim

Major: Pre-Dental track

Former Group Members

Postdoctoral (current position)

Dr. Luke Jordan (Research Specialist, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign) 

Graduate Students (current position)

Megan Blauch (QA Laboratory Supervisor, Pharmaloz Manufacturing, Lebanon, PA) 


Ariana McDarby (Graduate student, Department of Chemistry Education, North Dakota State University) 

Undergraduates (current position)

Shivani Shah (Undergraduate student, Lehigh University)


Conner Calzone (Undergraduate student, Lehigh University)

Hailey Nguyen (Undergraduate student, Knox College)

Joey Saba (Undergraduate student, Lehigh University)

Brianne Barker (Graduate student in Immunology, Trinity College, Dublin)

Matt Grapel (Dental student, New York University)

Steven Imburgio (Medical student, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, Seton                                        Hall University)

Michael Farley (Medical student, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine) 

Joe Belcastro (Analyst, Healthcare Leveraged Finance, CIT Group, Inc.)

Lara Reid (Associate Specialist Engineer, Merck)