Our Research Team

Professor Isaac Krauss, Brandeis University, Department of Chemistry

Prof. Isaac J. Krauss

Professor, Brandeis University



Ph.D. Columbia University, New York, NY

M.Phil. Columbia University, New York, NY

M.A. Columbia University, New York, NY

B.A. Stanford University, Stanford, CA


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Dr. Satoru Horiya

Research Specialist II

Joined in 2010

Ph.D. Jikei University, Tokyo, Japan

M.Ed. Tokyo Gakugei University, Tokyo, Japan

B.A. Tokyo Gakugei University, Tokyo, Japan

Dr. Mahesh Neralkar

Postdoctoral Fellow

Joined in 2019

Ph.D. IISER-Pune, Pune, India

M.S. SRTM University, Nanded, India

B.S. SRTM University, Nanded, India


Raphael Turra

Graduate Student

Joined in 2018

B.A. Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH


Emily Ziperman

Graduate Student

Joined in 2020

NSF Graduate Research Fellow

B.S. Baylor University, Waco, TX

Kayla Cerri

Graduate Student

Joined in 2021

B.S. University of New England, Biddeford, ME



Joshua Litterio

Graduate Student

Joined in 2021

B.S. Stonehill College, N. Easton, MA



Anurag Roy

Graduate Student

Joined in 2021

Research Chemist, Curadev Pharma, Noida, India

M.S.IIT (ISM) Dhanbad, India

B.S. Presidency University, Kolkata, India


Daniel Grupin

Undergraduate Student

Class of 2023


Malavika 'Malu' Nair

Undergraduate Student

Class of 2023


Past Team Members

Dr. Dan Polyak | Ph.D. 2022

Discovery Synthetic Chemist, Alkermes

Dr. Bokai Xu | Ph.D. 2021

Research Scientist, Medicinal Chemist, Amgen

Dr. Richard Redman | Ph.D. 2021

Research Scientist, Oligonucleotide Synthesis, OliX Pharmeceuticals

Stephanie Laporte | B.S. 2021

Graduate Student, Boston University

Dr. Jennifer Bailey | Ph.D. 2019

Research Scientist, Protein Engineering, Elanco

Dr. Dung Nguyen | Ph.D. 2018

Research Scientist I, Global Biologics, Takeda

Dr. Leiming Tian | Ph.D. 2018

Medchem Scientist, Shanghai Hengrui Pharmaceutical

Dr. Sebastian Temme | Ph.D. 2016

Postdoc, Gildersleeve Lab, National Cancer Institute

Dr. Hongkun Lin | Ph.D. 2014

Scientist, Process Flow Chemistry, Snapdragon Chemistry

Dr. Wenbo Pei | Ph.D. 2013

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