Group Members

Postdoctoral Scholars


Bhumika Jayee

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Texas Tech University (with Prof. William L. Hase and Prof. Hans Lischka)

  • Research Interest: Excited states of biomolecules using multireference methods and molecular dynamics simulations

  • Hobby: I enjoy traveling and exploring new places.

Felipe Curtolo

  • Ph.D. in Biochemistry, University of São Paulo, Brazil (with Prof. Guilherme M. Arantes)

  • Research interest: I am interested in using multiscale computer simulations to study the reactivity and photochemical properties of biomolecules in order to better understand their mechanisms and discover new applications.

  • Hobbies: I love cats, eating out and musical theatre.

Gustavo Mondragón-Solórzano

  • Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences, National Autonomous University of Mexico (with Prof. Joaquín Barroso-Flores)

  • Research interests: excited states of molecular systems using multiconfigurational and multireference methods

  • Hobbies: Biking (mostly mountain biking). Also all animal friendly.

PhD Students

Benjamin Kaufold

  • PhD student in Chemistry

  • B.S. in Chemistry, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

  • My current work involves making multireference calculations more accurate and efficient and predicting the electronic properties of heterogeneous catalysts and biocatalysts. Besides chemistry, I am very fond of teaching, graphic design and touring Boston. My students are very fond of my SpongeBob-themed quizzes!

Jason Lucas

  • Industry PhD student in Chemistry

  • M.S. in Materials Science, Boston University

  • Research interest: Light-matter interactions, photocatalysis

  • Fun fact: While on a backpacking trip in the NH White Mountains in NH I found out firsthand that the boardwalks on the hiking trails sit on top of 3-foot-deep mud.

Zheyu Zhang

  • PhD student in Chemistry

  • M.S. in Bioinformatics, Northeastern University

  • Aim to use modeling and simulation methods to solve all biological problems on different scales.

  • Fun fact: I really like to build PCs for my friends.

Master's Students

Sunny Lee

  • Master of Science student in Artificial Intelligence

  • I am interested in machine learning applications to theoretical chemistry/physics.

  • In my off time, I enjoy playing video games and going out to eat with friends!

Undergraduate Students

Janis Dong

  • Major in Biochemistry, Minor in Business

  • Eager to explore the mystery of chemistry and science to contribute more to the community. 

  • Fun Fact: I swam competitively for 8 years.

Joshua Ching

  • Major in Computer Science and Cognitive Psychology

  • I am passionate about the use of computational approaches to understand the complex mechanisms underlying observations in biology and chemistry.

Joseph Desroches

  • Major in Physics and Math

  • I am very passionate about using computational and mathematical methods to solve problems in theoretical physics.

  • I enjoy going on hikes, spending time outside, hanging out with my friends, playing video games, and watching movies.

Deeptha Narasimhan

  • Major in Data Science and Behavioral Neuroscience

  • Minor in Biochemistry

Nate White

  • Major: CS+Math

  • Minor: Physics

  • Research interest: I develop programs to support and expedite calculations and tasks done within the group.

  • Fun fact: I threw my diploma instead of my mortarboard at my high school graduation.

REU Intern Student

Ian McCarthy

  • Major in Chemistry at Worcester State University

  • I am part of the NSF REU chemistry, and chemical biology group interning at Northeastern over the summer of 2023.

  • My main interests are in the fields of biochemistry and analytical. However, in my free time I also enjoy running and pushing myself physically.


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Nithin Chintala

  • B.S. ’22, Major in Biochemistry, Minor in Computer Science

  • I love the intersection of computer science and biochemistry and specifically the ability to make models to predict protein / drug interactions.

  • Fun fact: I have a black belt in Taekwondo!

Ruimeng Wang

  • B.S. in Chemistry, University of California, Davis

  • Master's student in Chemistry

Amoolya Srinivasa

  • Master's student in Bioinformatics, Data Analytics concentration at Northeastern University

  • Passionate about making use of Bioinformatics tools and programming to design effective medicinal strategies and contribute to healthcare

  • Fun fact: I love making digital art, illustrations and hiking!

Miscellaneous Group Photos

Group celebration! August 2022