Christopher A. Alabi

Associate Professor 

Nancy and Peter Meinig Family Investigator in the Life Sciences

Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology (Field member)

Department of Biomedical Engineering (Field member)

Cornell University

E-mail: | Phone: 607-255-7889 | Office: 356 Olin Hall

PhD California Institute of Technology, 2009

Postdoctoral Fellow MIT, 2009-2013

Postdoctoral Researchers

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Dr. Pavan K. Bangalore

DST-INSPIRE Doctoral Program (PhD)

CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology

Automated synthesis of sequence-defined oligomers

Graduate Students

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Meghan K. O'Leary

BS Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

University at Buffalo, 2017

Targeted antimicrobials against P. aeruginosa


Adithya M. Rangamani

B.Tech Chemical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Madras, 2018

Sequence-defined oligocarbamates (SeDOCs) from sustainable monomers

CSP Researcher


R. Kenton Weigel

BS Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

University of Virginia, 2018

Sequence-defined oligocarbamates (SeDOCs)


Azmain Alamgir

BS Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Northwestern University, 2019

Intracellular delivery of proteins


Souvik Ghosal

B.Sc. (Chemistry major) in Presidency University, India

M.Sc. in Chemistry, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India, 2019

Antimicrobial PROTACs and antibody-drug conjugates


Suthara Ramachandran

B.Tech. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Manipal University, 2016

Intracellular delivery of proteins

Undergraduate Students

Ashley Ahmed - Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Class of 2022

Jeanette Wang - Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Class of 2023

Harrison Chan - Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Class of 2023

Christine Lambert - Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Class of 2023


Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr. Mintu Porel (2014-2017), Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad

Dr. Sudipta Biswas (2016-2020), Research scientist, PRISM, San Diego

Dr. Emily Hoff (2017-2021)

Graduate Students

Christine Artim, PhD 2020, Pall Corporation

Josh Walker, PhD 2019, Postdoc @ Berkeley, Schepartz lab

Michelle Sorkin, PhD 2019, Sr. Scientist @ Berkeley lights

Ngoc N. Phan, PhD 2019, DuPont, Specialty Product Division 

Joseph Brown, PhD 2019, Postdoc @ MIT, Pentelute lab

Dana Thornlow, PhD 2019, Postdoc @ Harvard Medical

Master's Students

Maximilian Nguyen (MS 2015-2018), PhD student at Princeton

Xavier Marinaro (M Eng 2015-2016), Senior Consultant, Boston Strategic Partners, Inc. 

Ji Min Yang (M Eng 2015-2016), Celltrion 

Ashlee Greene (MS 2014-2015), PhD Student, Little Lab, University of Pittsburgh 

Ninad Patil (M Eng 2014-2015), Bristol-Myers Squibb

Javon Walker (MS 2018-2021)


Vishal Sundaram - (Class of 2021), NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Jae Bucknor - (Class of 2021), PhD Student, University of Michigan

Manisha Kunala - (Class of 2020), Regeneron

Sabrina Chen - (Class of 2020), Johns Hopkins University

Nana Antwi - (Class of 2020), Columbia University

Chris Mulvaney - (Class of 2020) 

Francis Ledesma (Class of 2019), PhD student at Berkeley

Connie Li (Class of 2019), Merck & Co.

Jacqueline Plesset (Class of 2019), PhD student at UPenn

Nicole Torosian (Class of 2019), Pfizer

Sneha Kabaria (Class of 2019), Merck & Co.

Ameer Basrai (Class of 2018), Analyst, Roivant Sciences

Daniel DeCorla (Class of 2018)

Joe Hassler (Class of 2018), PhD Student, University of Minnesota

Alexis Marquez (Class of 2018), Process Engineer, Intel

Vincent Rigoglioso (Class of 2018), PhD Student, Boydston Group, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Akash Vaidya (Class of 2018), PhD Student, Korley Group, University of Delaware

Charles Jackan (Class of 2018)

Grace He (Class of 2017), Proctor & Gamble

Jason Herritt (Class of 2017), Merck

Xavier Marinaro (Class of 2016), Senior Consultant, Boston Strategic Partners, Inc. 

Grace Tan (Class of 2016), PhD Student, Larson Group, University of Michigan

REU Students

Ka'Shawn Robertson, Saint Augustine's University (Summer 2019)

John Bohn, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Summer 2018)

Mathias Rodriguez, University of Central Florida (Summer 2018)

Angela Pacherille, State University of New York at Plattsburg (Summer 2017)

Natavia Crandall, Cornell University (Summer 2016)