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Prof. Nathan Wittenberg

Principle Investigator

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


Aarshi Singh (Third-Year Candidate)

B.S. in Biochemistry and Chemical Biotechnology, East Stroudsburg University

  • Printed nanoarrays to capture and analyze small membrane-bound nanostructures

  • Establishing the effects of composition and curvature on antimicrobial peptide (AMP) interactions with lipid membranes


Adeyemi Odudimu (Second-Year Student)

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

M.S. in Industrial Chemistry, University of Ibadan

  • Interactions between membrane proteins, gangliosides and relevant antibodies

  • Phase separation in giant unilamellar vesicles, effect of cholesterol on lipid membrane component distribution


Dane Santa (Second-Year Student)

B.S. in Biochemistry, East Stroudsburg University

  • between immune cell scavenger proteins and oxidized phospholipids

  • Single   

Undergraduate Students


Alexandria Pellett

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)

Dr. Jennie Cawley (Change Control Analyst, CAR-T, Johnson & Johnson, Raritan, NJ)

Dr. Ashley Baxter (Lecturer, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland, College Park, MD)

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


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

Undergraduate Students (Current Position)

Thera Hibbler (Analytical Scientist, PharmaCadence)

Ryan Antar (Undergraduate student, Lehigh University)

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)

Wittenberg Lab, Department of Chemistry, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States


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