Mehmet V. Yigit
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and the RNA Institute
Postdoc. Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital, 2008-2012
Ph.D.      University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008
M.S.        Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2003
Postdoctoral Researcher

Irfan Khan, Ph.D

Postdoc at Albany Medical College (2012-2014)
Ph.D at University of Karachi (2007-2012)
Email: ikhan3 (at)

Graduate Students

Nidhi Nandu
Ph.D Student (Fall 2016-)

Muhan He
Ph.D Student (Fall 2016-)

Mustafa Salih Hizir
Ph.D Student (Spring 2014-)
M.S: Selcuk University, Turkey (2010-2011)
B.S: Selcuk University, Turkey (2006-2010)
Email: mhizir (at)

Neil Robertson
Ph.D Student (Fall 2013-)
B.S: University of Buffalo (2009-2013)
Email: nrobertson2 (at)

    Muhit Rana
    Ph.D Student (Fall 2012-2017)
    M.S: Linköping University, Sweden (2009-2011)    
    B.S: University of Development Alternative   (2004-2008)
    Email: mrana (at)

Undergraduate Students

    Amy Toscano
    Undergraduate Student (Summer 2015 and 2016)
    Chemical Engineering Department
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute



    Maya Kovach
    Undergraduate Student (Summer 2015)
    Department of Mathematics and Biology
    University of Rochester

    Hasina Noory
    Undergraduate Student (Fall 2014-Spring 2016)
    Department of Biological Sciences
    University at Albany

    Vince LaMantia 
    Undergraduate Student (Fall 2015-present)
    Department of Biological Sciences
    University at Albany

    Erik Augspurger
    Undergraduate Student (Summer 2016-present)
    Department of Biological Sciences
    University at Albany

    Meryem Top
    Undergraduate Student (Summer 2015 -present)
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


Patrick Quigley 
Undergraduate Student (Summer 2015 -present)
Department of Chemistry
University at Albany


Derek Treonze
Undergraduate student (2012-2013)
Chemistry Student  at UAlbany