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Lab Members

Lab Members

Liliya Yatsunyk


Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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

Liliya Yatsunyk, Professor Chemistry & Biochemistry Departments.


Kailey Martin

I'm the research Assistant here in the Yatsunyk Lab! I graduated from Ursinus College in 2021 with a degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. In the lab, I'm currently working on solving the structure of an i-motif oncogene promoter. In my free time, I enjoy reading, cooking, and listening to music on my record player.

Kailey Martin, research assistant


Gabriele Travagliante

Visiting PhD student from Catania, Italy.                   

Gabriele, visiting PhD student from Catania, Italy


Harrison Kim

Junior research student.

Harriso Kim, research student


Paul Seth

Senior research student.

Paul Seth, research student


Erin Chen

I am a senior 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 Chemistry Alchemist (TA) and Engineering Big Sibiling. In my free time, I enjoy yoga, making digital art, and eating sweets from the CO-OP! 

Erin Chen, research student


David Ye

Hi! I am Ming (David) Ye. I am a senior 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


Maya Newman-Toker

Sophomore research student.

Maya, research student

Former Group Members


Meet our former lab members!