Dr. Seokju Seo
Seokju Seo is a Research Scientist in the Shamoo lab. He earned his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Florida Atlantic University, where he specialized in the fundamentals and applications of microfluidics techniques. Currently, he is focused on developing a unique microfluidic platform for the discovery of both biomarkers and antimicrobials. Specifically, his research aims to utilize microfluidics-based technologies to direct Streptomyces toward generating new antimicrobials by linking their ability to kill clinically relevant pathogens.
Google Scholar profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=7L9PgeEAAAAJ&hl=en
Dr. Shivendra Pratap
Postdoctoral research associate
Shivendra joined the Shamoo lab as a postdoctoral research associate in 2021. Prior to beginning his scientific journey here at Rice, he worked as younginvestigator in the lab of Dr. Vengadesan Krishnan at Regional Center for Biotechnology, India, where he studied the structural basis of bacterial virulence. He earned his Ph.D. in structural biology from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India, under the supervision of Prof. Pravindra Kumar. His current research interests at Shamoo Lab lies in the understanding of the structural mechanisms of Daptomycin resistance in Enterococcaceae.
Aubrey is a freshman at Duncan majoring in the biosciences (biochemistry). In his free time, he enjoys running, swimming and playing the violin.
Vivian is a sophomore at Duncan College majoring in Bioengineering. She is originally from Beijing, China, but considers herself almost-New-Jerseyan. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, baking, and occasionally running.
Lily is a sophomore from Hanszen College, originating from Las Vegas, Nevada. She is currently double majoring in Cellular Biology and Genetics, as well as Transnational Asian Studies. In her free time, she enjoys cycling for her Hanszen and Rice's bike teams, painting, and learning foreign languages.
Eddie is a sophomore at Brown majoring in Biosciences and Computer Science. In his free time, he enjoys skiing and playing golf.
Michelle is a sophomore at Hanszen College majoring in Biosciences with a major concentration in Biochemistry. Her hometown is Chicago, Illinois and she has two younger siblings. She loves to play volleyball, ice skate, and dance.
Marga is a sophomore from Hanszen College studying Biosciences with a major concentration in Cell Biology and Genetics. She is originally from Fort Worth, Texas. In her free time, she enjoys designing lights for show, acting in her improv troupe, and spending time with any of her 4 siblings.