The Principal Investigator

Brian M. Zeglis, Ph.D.

Brian received his B.S. in Chemistry summa cum laude from Yale University in 2004 (Thesis Advisor: Robert H. Crabtree) and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology in 2009 (Thesis Advisor: Jacqueline K. Barton). After spending 5 years as a post-doctoral fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (Advisor: Jason S. Lewis), he started his own lab at Hunter College in January 2015 and became a tenured associate professor in September 2019. You can download his CV here.

 

When he’s not writing grants and papers or teaching, Brian likes spending time with his wife (Emily), sons (Elliott & Calvin), and dog (Wembley) at their cabin in the Catskills.

The Post-Doctoral Fellows

Outi Keinänen, Ph.D.

Outi received her M.Sc. in radiochemistry from the University of Helsinki in 2011. After working for a couple of years in the radiopharmaceutical industry, she started her Ph.D. studies at the University of Helsinki, ultimately completing her degree in 2018 (Thesis Advisors: Drs. Anu J. Airaksinen and Mirkka Sarparanta). In May 2018, she started a postdoctoral fellowship in the Zeglis lab.

 

When not in the lab, Outi likes to travel, read, and see friends.

Aaron Nash, Ph.D.

Aaron completed his Ph.D. in the San Diego State University/University of California, San Diego Joint Doctoral Program (Thesis Advisor: Prof. Douglas Grotjahn). In September 2020, he started a postdoctoral fellowship in the Zeglis lab. 

 

When not in the lab, Aaron likes to train in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, cook, and spend time with friends and family.

The Graduate Students

Guillaume Dewaele Le Roi

After receiving his M.Sc. in Chemistry from the Sorbonne University in Paris, France, Guillaume moved across the Atlantic to enter the Ph.D. Program in Chemistry of the Graduate Center of CUNY. He is now completing his doctoral degree in the Zeglis lab, and since September 2018, he has been a Tow Foundation pre-doctoral fellow. 

 

When not in the lab, Guillaume likes hanging out with his friends and family, relaxing at home, or exploring the city.

Samantha Sarrett

Samantha graduated from the University of Washington in 2018 with a B.S. in Biochemistry and a minor in mathematics. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Biochemistry from the Graduate Center at City University of New York. She has been conducting research in the Zeglis Lab since Spring 2019. 

When not in the lab, Samantha likes to read mystery novels, play video games, and explore New York City with family and friends.

Douglas MacPherson

Douglas earned a B.S. degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Connecticut in 2014 and received his M.S. degree in Biotechnology from the City College of New York in 2016. Presently, Douglas is working on his Ph.D. thesis in the Biochemistry program at CUNY.  Douglas is a National Science Foundation Fellow through the Center for Interface of Low Dimensional Systems.

 

When not in the lab, Douglas enjoys spending time outdoors, cooking, and maintaining physical fitness.

Cindy Rodriguez

Cindy graduated from Hunter College in 2019 with a BA in Chemistry and a minor in Economics. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Chemistry from the Graduate Center at the City University of New York. She has been conducting research in the Zeglis Lab since 2016."

 

When not in the lab, Cindy likes to draw, cook, and play with her dog.

Samantha Delaney

Samantha graduated from Saint Michael’s College in 2019 with a B.S. in Biochemistry and minors in French and Religious Studies. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Biochemistry at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She has been conducting research in the Zeglis laboratory since Spring 2020. 

 

When not in the lab, Samantha enjoys playing basketball, attending Broadway shows, and visiting friends and family at home on Long Island.

The Undergraduate Students

Paulina Daugis

Paulina is a rising junior at Hunter College majoring in Biochemistry and minoring in English.

 

When not in the lab, Paulina likes to run, play tennis, and explore Manhattan.

Eric Dayts

Eric is a rising junior at Hunter majoring in Biochemistry.

 

When not in the lab, Eric likes to explore New York, cook, and hangout with friends. 

Samantha-Marie Helmy

Sam is a rising senior at Hunter majoring in Biochemistry and minoring in Community Health.

 

When not in the lab, Sam is a swimmer for of Hunter’s DIII Swim Team, she loves to hangout with friends, bake, spend time outdoors, and play with her dog.

High School Students

Sarah Thau

Sarah is a rising junior at the Packer Collegiate Institute.

 

When not in the lab, Sarah likes to sing, dance, and go on bike rides