The Principal Investigator
Brian M. Zeglis, Ph.D.
Brian Zeglis 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 Keinänen 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.
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.
Stephen graduated from Siena College (Loudonville, NY) in 2013 with a B.S. in Biochemistry and a minor in Computational Sciences. He is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, conducting research in both the Zeglis Lab and the Reiner Lab at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
When not in the lab, Stephen can be found running, talking American History, or grooming his beard.
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 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 Sarrett 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.
The Undergraduate Students
James is a student at Hunter majoring in Chemistry.
When not in the lab, James likes to be out in nature and all things related to food
Eric is a rising sophomore at Hunter majoring in Biochemistry.
When not in the lab, Eric likes to explore New York, cook, and hangout with friends.
Sam George is a Senior at Hunter majoring in Biochemistry.
When not in the lab, Sam likes to play soccer, play the guitar and bass, and watch movies.