Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
Jason earned a BS in chemistry with an emphasis in biochemistry from Wayne State University and a PhD in biophysics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He carried out postdoctoral research at the National Institutes of Health's Vaccine Research Center before joining the faculty at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth in 2013. His research seeks to translate structural and mechanistic information on host-pathogen interactions into preventive and therapeutic treatments for infectious human diseases.
Nianshuang obtained a BS in Biological Sciences from Ocean University of China in 2009. He then joined the Center for Structural Biology in Tsinghua University under Dr. Xinquan Wang's supervision. His research in Tsinghua was focused on the structural mechanism of receptor recognition by MERS-CoV. He earned a PhD in 2014 and subsequently joined the McLellan lab as a postdoc. He will continue to investigate viruses, focusing on the structural basis of viral entry mechanisms and the development of prophylactic and therapeutic interventions.
Mike earned a BS in Biochemistry from the University of New Hampshire in 2004. He spent the last 10 years in the Biotech industry working for GlycoFi (RA, 2004-2005), Merrimack Pharmaceuticals (RAII, 2006-2008), and Adimab LLC (Scientist I, 2008-2013). During this time, Mike's main focus was on protein engineering; specifically, antibody discovery and optimization of therapeutic candidates.
Morgan earned a BS in Microbiology and a MS in Biochemistry from the University of Maine. She came to Dartmouth in 2012 to work as a technician in the Ackerman laboratory, where her work focused on developing a method for high throughput engineering of HIV vaccine immunogens. She is interested in the structure of viral glycoproteins and understanding the interaction of these proteins with the human immune system.
Harrison earned a BS in Chemistry and a minor in History from the University of Utah. He then worked at UCSD's Moores Cancer Center from 2012-2013 assisting in CLL clinical trials and characterizing the efficacy of novel pharmaceuticals. He joined the Geisel MD-PhD program in the fall of 2013 and is interested in pursuing a career that combines academic research with direct patient care.
Daniel earned his B.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of Notre Dame in 2015. As a visiting researcher at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, he was involved in the synthesis and evaluation of high-density peptide microarrays used to probe the humoral immune response. He is interested in characterizing host-pathogen interactions by using both structural and biophysical techniques.
Scott earned a BS in Biochemistry from the University of Texas at El Paso in 2013. He then went to The University of Texas Medical Branch to complete a post-baccalaureate research education program and stayed on an additional year working as a technician. His work at UTMB used X-ray crystallography and other biophysical techniques to study the interactions of synaptic adhesion molecules in order to better understand their involvement in neurological disorders. He is broadly interested in pathogens and structural biology.
Emilie Shipman has been with Dartmouth College for 13 years and comes to the McLellan Lab after spending more than 7 years in the Microbiology and Immunology Dept. and Obstetrics and Gynecology Dept., most recently with Assistant Professor Patricia Pioli Ph.D. Emilie serves as a laboratory technician specializing in cell culture, transient transfections, and protein purification.