Lab Members

Petry Lab Group Photo

Principal Investigator

Sabine Petry
Sabine Petry
spetryATprinceton.edu

Research Interest: 
Molecular Architecture and Function of the Microtubule Cytoskeleton
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Faculty Assistant

Matt Montondo
Matt Montondo
montondoATprinceton.edu
P (609) 258-2664

Postdoctoral Fellows

 
Jodi Kraus
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Molecular Biology
Ph.D., Physical Chemistry
University of Deleware
 
Ryungeun Song
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
Sungkyunkwan University
 
Sophie Travis
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Molecular Biology
Ph.D., Molecular Biology
Princeton University
 
Meisam Zaferani
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Molecular Biology
Ph.D., Biophysics
Cornell University

Graduate Students

Bernardo Gouveia
Bernardo Gouveia
Chemical and Biological Engineering Graduate Program, Princeton University
B.S. (High Honors), Chemical Engineering with a minor in Physics
University of California, Berkeley
 
Aaron Hamlin
Molecular Biology Graduate Program, Princeton University
B.S. (High Honors), Cellular and Molecular Biology
University of Michigan
 
Collin McManus
Molecular Biology Graduate Program, Princeton University
B.A. Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
Rutgers University
Michael Rale
Michael Rale
Molecular Biology Graduate Program, Princeton University
B.S., Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
University of California, Los Angeles
Brianna Romer
Brianna Romer
Molecular Biology Graduate Program, Princeton University
B.S., Biology with minors in Chemistry and Bioinformatics
Ramapo College
Venecia Valdez
Venecia Valdez
Molecular Biology Graduate Program, Princeton University
B.S. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of California, Davis

Undergraduate Students

Mike Ruttlen
Haley Tran

Alumni

Postdoctoral Fellows

Brian Mahon
2018-2022
Brian Mahon
(Ph.D., University of Florida) – now Senior Scientist at Bristol Myers Squibb
Xi Chen
2018-2019
Xi Chen
(Ph.D., Ulm University) – now Assistant Professor, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Jae-Gung Song
2014-2018
Jae-Geun Song
(Ph.D., University of Vienna) – now group leader at Novartis
Rachel Kadzick
2015-2018
Rachel Kadzick
(Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania), NIH post-doctoral fellow – now research associate at University of Chicago and Northwestern University
Brian Cook
2019-2020
Brian Cook
(Ph.D., University of California, Davis) - now Postdoc and Biochemist/Biophysicist, EM in training with Prof. Herzik at University of California, San Diego
Mohammad Safari
2018-2020
Mohammad Safari
(Ph.D., University of Houston) now - Investigator at Seqirus
Ya Gai
2018-2020
Ya Gai
(Ph.D., Stanford University) now - Consultant at Boston Consulting Group

Graduate Students

Matthew King
Matthew King, *19
"Cue the Fireworks: Regulation of Branching Microtubule Nucleation"
Post-doctoral fellow with Prof. Rohit Pappu at Washington University in St. Louis
Raymundo Alfaro-Aco
Raymundo Alfaro-Aco, *20
"Toward a molecular mechanism of branching microtubule nucleation"
 
Akanksha Thawani
Akanksha Thawani, *20
"Molecular mechanism and regulation of microtubule nucleation"
 
Sagar Setru
Sagar Setru, *21
"The role of hydrodynamics in branching microtubule nucleation and the role of branching microtubule nucleation in acentrosomal spindle assembly"
 

Research Specialist and Lab Technician

Victoria Crans
Victoria Crans
Molecular Biology Graduate Program, Princeton University

Senior Thesis Students:

2021-22

Taraje Whitfield (class of 2022, Molecular Biology major)

2020-21

Fairuz Nawar (class of 2021, Molecular Biology major)

2019-20

Natalia Brokate (class of 2020, Molecular Biology major)

2019-20

Sarah Jun (class of 2020, Molecular Biology major)

2018-19

Jake Atkins (class of 2019, Molecular Biology major)

2017-18

Aparna Raghu (class of 2018, Molecular Biology major)

2016-17

Elbegduuren Erdenee (class of 2017, Molecular Biology major)

2015-16

Marina Nogueria (class of 2016, Molecular Biology major)

2014-15

David Octeau (class of 2015, Molecular Biology major)