STACY A. MALAKER, PH.D.
KEIRA MAHONEY, PH.D.
Keira completed her B.S. in chemistry at the University of Rhode Island, where she did research in method development for mass spectrometric analysis of energetic materials. She went on to obtain her PhD at the University of Virginia, where she worked to improve methodology for mass spectrometric identification of post translationally modified antigens. In the Malaker lab she works to optimize protocols, instrumentation, and programs for glycoproteomics.
TARYN LUCAS, PH.D.
Taryn completed her B.S in Chemistry and Biochemistry at West Chester University. She obtained her PhD in Chemistry at the University of California, San Diego where she studied the binding preferences of influenza A virus. In the Malaker lab, she is interested in the structure of mucin glycoproteins and their expression in cancer.
VALENTINA RANGEL ANGARITA
Valentina is originally from a small town in Colombia, and completed their undergraduate degree at Florida State University, where they graduated with a BS Hons. in Environmental Chemistry and Statistics. Currently, they are interested in researching the interface between physical chemistry, mass spectrometry and applications to biological systems.
Joann obtained her my B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Richmond where she studied the MEMO1-ErbB2 protein-protein interaction involved in breast cancer. She is now interested in utilizing mass spectrometry techniques to better understand the role of mucin-domain glycosylation in the progression of cancer.
Sarah completed her BS in Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she did research in algal signaling pathways using mass spectrometry. She is currently a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry and is interested in both development and application of new MS-based methods for glycoproteomics.
Lexi completed her BS in Biochemistry at Boston College, where she did research on the use of CRISPR constructs to modulate gene expression. She is currently a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry and is interested in studying the role of glycosylation in disease states by developing and applying novel mass spectrometry-based methods.
Vincent obtained his B.S. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of California Davis where he performed undergraduate research under the guidance of Professor Carlito Lebrilla. In the Lebrilla lab, he used mass spectrometry (MS) to study glycoproteins and gained exposure to glycomics and glycoproteomics. Now as a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry, he is interested in using MS to study mucin domain glycoproteins.
Nara completed her B.S. in Biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame, where she studied the effect of phosphorylation on beta-lactamase BlaZ. She is currently a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry and is now interested in the development and application of MS-based glycoproteomics.
Deniz is senior in Ezra Stiles College majoring in chemistry. She enjoys learning about protein chemistry and the applications of chemical processes in the biological sciences.
Lea is a senior in Hopper College majoring in Chemistry and Music. She is interested in studying the intersection between chemistry and biology and learning about mass spectrometry techniques to better understand proteins.
George is a junior in Pauli Murray College studying Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry and Anthropology. He is interested in learning about mass spectrometry and glycoproteomics to better understand the importance of glycobiology in the cell.
Isa is a second-year in Berkeley College. She is interested in studying glycoproteomics and learning new methods and techniques for this field.
Iris is a first-year in Branford College majoring in Chemistry. She is interested in the applications of chemistry to study proteins and learning about mass spectrometry techniques.
We are actively seeking undergraduates and postdoctoral associates to join us! Interested parties should email Professor Malaker at stacy [dot] malaker [at] yale [dot] edu
Interested PhD students should apply through the Yale Chemistry graduate program