People

Randy Stockbridge

Randy Stockbridge
Principal Investigator
Dr. Stockbridge graduated from Princeton University with an A.B. in Molecular Biology in 2005.  She went on to study with Richard Wolfenden at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and received a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Biophysics in 2010.  She did her postdoctoral work with Chris Miller at Brandeis University. She started her lab at the University of Michigan in 2016.

 

 

 

Ben McIlwain
Postdoc, Fluoride channel structure and function
Hometown: Sydney, Australia
Ben has an undergraduate science degree and completed his PhD at the University of Sydney in 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ali Kermani

Postdoc, Guanidinium exporter structure/function
Hometown: Iran

Ali has a Ph.D. in Structural Biology from the University of Birmingham, UK

 

 

Chris Macdonald

Graduate Student in Biophysics, Evolution of dual topology proteins
Hometown: Arizona

 

 

 

 

Kamirah Demouchet

Graduate Student in Biophysics, Role of cations in membrane protein assembly
Hometown: Port Barre, Louisiana

Kamirah has an undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Xavier University, and a Master’s degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from UM.

 

 

 

 

 

Roja Gundepudi
Technician, Protein prep wizard
Hometown: Hyderabad, India
Roja completed her Masters in Chemistry in 2012. She worked as a research assistant for 2 years in India. She moved to Michigan with her husband who is a postdoc in the Rams lab.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jesse Mangat
Undergraduate, Majoring in Microbiology B.S. and minoring in Food & the Environment
Hometown: Coldwater, Michigan