The Chong Lab Research Group

Principal Investigator

Lillian Chong
Lillian Chong

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry
Affiliated Faculty, CMU-Pitt Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Program
Affiliated Faculty, CMU-Pitt Computational Biology Program

Tel: 412-624-6026
ltchong AT pitt DOT edu
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Current Group Members

Anthony Bogetti
Anthony Bogetti

Chemistry Graduate Student
atb43 AT pitt DOT edu

Jeremy Leung
Jeremy Leung

Chemistry Graduate Student
jml230 AT pitt DOT edu

Darian Yang
Darian Yang

Molecular Biophysics/ Structural Biology Graduate Student
dty7 AT pitt DOT edu

Hannah Piston
Hannah Piston

Chemistry Graduate
hep32 AT pitt DOT edu

Page Harrison
Page Harrison

Phys./Comp. Sci. Undergraduate Student
poh8 AT pitt DOT edu

Paul Torrillo
Paul Torrillo

Math/Biology Undergraduate Student
pat53 AT pitt DOT edu

Group Alumni (in reverse alphabetical order for a change :))

  • Matthew Zwier, PhD in Chemistry (2013), A&S and Mellon Fellow, now an Associate Professor at Drake University.
  • Yiwen Zou, BS in Chemistry (2012), PharmD student at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Med, now a Specialty Clinical Pharmacist.
  • David Wang, BPhil in Chemistry & Applied Math (2012), Harvard-MIT HST program, now a resident at U. Pittsburgh Medical School.
  • Erin Walsh (2017), First Experiences Undergraduate Program participant.
  • Jakob Sorkness, BS in Chemistry(2017), Writer in Residence, now at Salubris Biotherapeutics.
  • Claire Shao, North Allegheny Senior High School (2019-2020), now an MIT undergraduate.
  • Joseph Seemiller (2011), TecBio REU participant, now a neurology resident at Geisinger Medical Center.
  • Reza Salari, PhD in Chemistry (2012), A&S Fellow, now a resident at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
  • Maria (Panteva) Salari, BS in Chemistry (2010), Assistant Professor at McKendree University.
  • Ali Sinan Saglam, PhD in Chemistry (2018), DAAD Grant awardee, now a postdoc at U. Pittsburgh Medical School.
  • Nicholas Rego, BS in Bioinformatics & Economics (2012), now a graduate student in biophysics at U. Pennsylvania.
  • Brandon Mills, BPhil/MS in Chemistry (2014), A&S Fellow, now a Senior Analyst at Accenture Scientific Informatics Services.
  • Joseph Kaus, BS in Chemistry (2011), A&S Fellow, now a Senior Scientist at Schrodinger.
  • Parmila Kafley, BS in chemistry & political science (2020), now a graduate student in chemistry at Temple University.
  • Daniel Hatfield, BS in Chemistry (2013), A&S Fellow, now a chemistry graduate student at UCLA.
  • Natalia Hajlasz, Allderdice High School (2014-2017), Regeneron High School STS 2017 Finalist, now a Harvard undergraduate.
  • Gabriel Garcia-Borrero, BS in Biochemistry (2020), Brackenridge Fellow.
  • Elissa Fink (2017), TecBio REU participant, now a graduate student in biophysics at UCSF.
  • Max Dudek, BS in Molecular Biology & Computer Science (2021), NSF GRFP Award.
  • Alex DeGrave, BS in Molecular Biology & Applied Math (2017-2018), now an MD/PhD student at U. Washington.
  • Karl Debiec, PhD in Biophysics (2017), Co-advisor: Angela Gronenborn, Mellon Fellow, now a software engineer at Epic Systems.
  • Kayva Darapuneni (2017), First Experiences Undergraduate Program participant.
  • Charles Bobcheck, BS in Chemistry (2012).
  • Monica Bhattacharjee, BS in Chemistry (2009), medical student at the U. Maryland at Baltimore.
  • Andrew Bellesis, MS in Biophysics (2020), now a Research Associate at BlueSphere Bio.
  • Lewis Baker, BS in Applied Math (2015), now a graduate student in mathematics at UC Boulder.