Members of the Rosenzweig Lab

Principal Investigator

Amy C. Rosenzweig

Email: amyr at northwestern dot edu

Curriculum Vitae

Education

B.A. Chemistry, 1988, Amherst College
Ph.D. Chemistry, 1994, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Professional Appointments

Weinberg Family Distinguished Professor of Life Sciences, Northwestern University, 2012-present
Professor, Departments of Molecular Biosciences and of Chemistry, Northwestern University, 2005-present
Irving M. Klotz Research Professor, Northwestern University, 2004-2006
Associate Professor, Departments of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Cell Biology and of Chemistry, Northwestern University, 2002-2005
Assistant Professor, Departments of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Cell Biology and of Chemistry, Northwestern University, 1997–2002
Harvard Medical School and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1994–1997

Recent Honors and Awards

The Protein Society Hans Neurath Award, 2021
American Chemical Society Alfred Bader Award in Bioinorganic or Bioorganic Chemistry, 2021
Elected Member, National Academy of Sciences, 2017
Elected Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2014
Royal Society of Chemistry Joseph Chatt Award, 2014
Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2007
American Chemical Society Nobel Laureate Signature Award for Graduate  Education, 2006
Honorary Degree, Doctor of Science, Amherst College, 2005
MacArthur Fellow, 2003
Camille Dreyfus Teacher Scholar Award, 2001
David and Lucile Packard Fellow, 1999

Professor Rosenzweig is also Faculty Director of the Keck Biophysics Facility, a state of the art instrumentation laboratory at Northwestern.

Postdoctoral Researchers

Yun Ji Park

B.S. Chemistry, 2011, Seoul National University
Ph.D. Chemistry, 2016, University of ILlinois, Urbana-Champaign
Email: yun.park at northwestern dot edu
Research area: Copper acquisition by methanotrophs


Tasha Manesis

B.S. Biochemistry, B.A. Asian Studies, 2013, Northeastern University
Ph.D. Chemistry, 2018, Ohio State University
Email: anastasia.manesis at northwestern dot edu
Research area: Copper acquisition by methanotrophs


Rose Hadley

B.S. Chemistry, B.S. Neuroscience, 2014, University of New Hampshire
Ph.D. Chemistry, 2019, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Email: rose.hadley at northwestern dot edu
Research area: Copper acquisition by methanotrophs


Graduate Students

Christopher Koo

B.S. Biochemistry, 2013, University of California, Los Angeles
E-mail: christopherkoo2020 at u dot northwestern dot edu
Research area: Biological methane oxidation


Ricky Jodts

B.S. Chemistry and Math, 2018, University of Wisconsin, Madison
E-mail: jodts at u dot northwestern dot edu
Research area: Biological methane oxidation and copper acquisition by methanotrophs


Madison Sendzik

B.S. Chemistry, 2017, St. Mary's College
E-mail: mrsendzik at u dot northwestern dot edu
Research area: Biological methane oxidation


Gerri Roberts

B.S. Chemistry, 2017, Caltech
E-mail: gerriroberts2023 at u dot northwestern dot edu
Research area: Biological methane oxidation


Reyvin Reyes

B.S. Integrative Biology Honors and Chemistry, 2019, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
E-mail: reyvinreyes2024 at u dot northwestern dot edu
Research area: Methanobactin biosynthesis


Frank Tucci

B.A. Chemistry and Neuroscience and Behavior, 2019, Wesleyan University
E-mail: franktucci2025 at u dot northwestern dot edu
Research area: Biological methane oxidation


Caitlin Willett

B.S., Chemistry and Biochemistry, 2019, M.S. Inorganic Chemistry, 2020, East Carolina University
E-mail: caitlinpalmer2025 at u dot northwestern dot edu
Research area: Copper transport


Undergraduate Students

Kenny Cantave

Biological Sciences and Global Health Studies major, class of 2023
Research area: Copper transport

Rosenzweig Lab Alumni

Former Graduate Students

Walter C. Voegtli (1997-2002, Senior Director, Discovery Research, Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.)

Matthew T. Miller (1998-2003, Senior Scientist, Evotec)

Amy K. Wernimont (1999-2003, Chief of Staff, Office of Director at Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health)

Raquel L. Lieberman (1998-2005, Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology)

Carnie Abajian (2000-2006, Research Analyst and Field Representative, CNA Corporation)

Amanda S. Hakemian (2002-2008, Chemistry Instructor, Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN)

Stephen M. Smith (2003-2011, Professor, Sheridan College, Ontario, Canada)

Uchechi E. Ukaegbu (2004-2009, Senior Manager, Biologics Quality Systems at Celgene)

Matthew E. Traverso (2005-2010, Technical Trainer and Human Performance Engineer, Intel)

Sorabh Agarwal (2006-2011, Scientist, FogPharma)

Thomas J. Lawton (2006-2013, Scientist, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory)

Eliza L. Zielazinski (2008-2013, Senior Process Scientist, Abbott Laboratories)

Sarah Sirajuddin (2008-2014, Senior Scientist, Merck)

Grace E. Kenney (2010-2017, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University)

Soo Y. Ro (2014-2019, Senior Scientist, AbbVie)

Matthew O. Ross (2014-2019, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago)

Former Postdoctoral Fellows

Audrey L. Lamb (1998-2002, Professor, University of Texas at San Antonio)

Monika Sommerhalter (2002-2006, Professor, California State University, East Bay)

Shannon Henery (2002-2004, Chief Executive Officer, BioWorks Lab, Seattle, WA)

Liliya A. Yatsunyk (2003-2007, Professor, Swarthmore College)

Matthew H. Sazinsky (2004-2007, Associate Professor, Pomona College)

Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian (2006-2011, Enterprise Excellence Black Belt and Manager, Ecolab, Minneapolis, MN)

Amie K. Boal (2008-2013, Associate Professor, Penn State University)

Megen A. Culpepper (2009-2014, Assistant Professor, Appalachian State University)

Ingrid Span (2012-2014, Team Leader, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf)

Aaron T. Smith (2012-2016, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore County)

Thomas J. Lawton (2013-2016, Scientist, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory)

Laura M. K. Dassama (2013-2017, Assistant Professor, Stanford University)

Rahul Purohit (2014-2017, Scientist, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research)

Grace E. Kenney (2017-2018, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University)

Oriana S. Fisher (2015-2019, Assistant Professor, Lehigh University