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Lab Members

Lab Members

Liliya Yatsunyk

Associate Professor and Chair

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Science Center, room 286;  Phone 610-328-8558; Professor Yatsunyk's CV

Liliya Yatsunyk, Associate Professor and Chair Chemistry & Biochemistry Departments.



Kailey Martin

I recently graduated from Ursinus College with a degree in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. Here in the Yatsunyk lab, I'm currently working on crystallizing the HIF-1A i-motif sequence along with managing the lab and helping things run smoothly and efficiently. In my free time, I like to bake, watch football, and go on adventures with my friends.

Kailey Martin, research assistant


Kevin Li

I am a Chemistry Major and Computer Science Minor. I’m currently working on solving the structure of iHRAS, an I-Motif sequence from the HRAS oncogene promoter. I’m also working on a computational analysis of Left-Handed G-Quadruplex structures. In my free time, I enjoy listening/making music and finding the best 30-second Youtube video. 

Kevin Li, research student



Elizabeth Gallagher

I'm a chemistry and medical anthropology double major with a specific interest in public health. I am on the varsity swim team where I swim the 100 and 200 butterfly. I volunteer for TOPSoccer, work as a lifeguard and in the admissions department, and am a member of the Global Health Forum. I love to lift, do crossfit, lounge in the sun, surf, hike, listen to audiobooks and bake.

Elizabeth Gallagher, research student


Erin Chen

I am a junior at Swarthmore and a Chemistry and Engineering double major. In the lab, I primarily work on crystallography structure solution, and outside of the lab, I'm an Organic Chemistry Alchemist (TA), news writer, and Engineering Big Sibiling. In my free time, I enjoy making digital art and eating sweets from the CO-OP! 

Erin Chen, research student


Sara Yun

I'm a Chemistry and Studio Art (Painting concentration) double major. I'm a huge animal lover, and have a cute yorkshire terrier named Choco. On campus, I am a student musician, residential assistant for Wharton Hall, and member of the Kitao Art Gallery. During my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my friends, watching animations and binging Korean dramas. 

Sara Yun, research student


David Ye

Hi! I am Ming (David) Ye. I am a junior majoring in Biochemistry and minoring in biology and gender sexuality studies. I am from Beijing, China. I am currently working on solving the crystal structure of a homopuric sequence found in the human genome. Outside of the lab, you will mostly see me in the gym or in the kitchen where I am cooking Chinese dishes with my friends.

David Ye, research volunteer

Former Group Members


Meet our former lab members!