Elijah graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.S. in Chemistry in 2023. He joined the Lieberman lab as a PhD student in Summer 2023. He is currently working on characterizing the disordered linker of myocilin.
Gwendell graduated with a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She earned her M.S. in chemistry from Georgia Tech in May 2022. Gwen is continuing on as a PhD student in the Lieberman lab as of Fall 2022.
Chris graduated from East Carolina University with a B.S. in Molecular and Cell Biology and Chemistry in 2019 and a M.S. in Chemistry in 2021. His advisor at ECU was Adam Offenbacher. Chris researched C-H activation via hydrogen tunneling and the effect of glycosylation on enzyme activity in MnLOX. He joined the Lieberman lab as a PhD student in Fall 2021.
Hailee graduated from Georgia Tech in May 2019 with a B.S. in Biochemistry. She started her PhD in Fall 2020. She is currently working on characterizing common allele variants of OLF and determining the structure of full length myocilin.
Kamisha graduated from Xavier University of Louisiana in Fall 2018 with a B.S. in Biochemistry. She is currently working on cellular characterizing common allele variants of the OLF domain. She joined the Lieberman lab as a PhD student in Spring 2020.
Research Scientist and Post Docs
Hannah Youngblood, Ph.D.
Hannah received her B.S. in Biochemistry from Berry College in 2018 and her Ph.D. in Cell Biology and Anatomy from Augusta University/Medical College of Georgia in 2022. She is working on characterizing myocilin from hTM cells and starting a new project on pathogenic variants of LOXL1.
Dustin Huard, Ph.D.
Dustin obtained his B.S. in Chemistry, summa cum laude, from Seattle University. He then obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. at the University of California, San Diego with a degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry, specializing in bioinorganic, biophysics, and structural biochemistry. His advisor was Akif Tezcan. He joined the Lieberman Lab in Fall 2013.
Sara is an undergraduate student pursuing her B.S. in Biochemistry at Georgia Tech. She is a 2023 Petit Scholar working with Dustin on the use of nanodiscs to study membrane proteins.
Kavitha is an undergraduate pursuing her B.S. in Biochemistry at Georgia Tech. She is a recipient of the 2023 Bagwell Fellowship.