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  • Nancy was born in Xiamen, China, moved to the US when she was 5, and spent a joyous childhood frolicking in the Colorado mountains. She attended Colorado State University, where she conducted undergrad research with Dr. John Wood in natural product synthesis, rather than hiking, climbing, and snowboarding. Also an accomplished musician, Nancy graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Chemistry and a B.A. in Music in 2010. In the the Spiegel Lab she is pursuing strategies for improving the diversity and therapeutic activity of antibody-recruiting small molecules.

    Jaylissa was born and raised on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. She graduated from the University of Puerto Rico Cayey in 2014, with a B.S. in Chemistry. As an undergrad she conducted research in Elba Reyes' lab, isolating and characterizing therapeutic components of Agave americana L. root infusions. She also performed research in nanothechnology and material science through NSF REU programs. During that time Jaylissa worked at Penn State University developing ferromagnetic- superconducting nanowires, and at Yale University developing an ultra-high vacuum machine to study surface chemistry. In the Spiegel Lab she is currently working on the synthesis and development of novel polyamidines compounds.

  • Julian grew up in the suburbs of Boston, MA, where he enjoyed playing tennis and hiking in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. He received his B.S. in chemistry from Boston College where he worked in the lab of Dr. Jianmin Gao. Julian joined the Spiegel lab in 2011 and is currently working on the synthesis of polyamidines.

    Matt hails from Huntingtown, MD, and attended Washington College where he majored in Chemistry and Behavioral Neuroscience. During this time he gained research experience in both fields developing new methods in organic chemistry and assessing behavioral changes in mice with traumatic brain injury. In the Spiegel Lab, he is currently working towards the synthesis of advanced glycation endproducts, and hopes to establish chemical probes to facilitate their study in biological systems. Outside of lab, Matt enjoys staying active by playing soccer, snowboarding, and hiking.

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       The USS Spiegel Grove is a Landing Ship Dock (LSD 32),
    which has been sunk to create an artificial reef in Key Largo.
    The vessel is 510 feet in length, 84 feet wide.




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    She resides at a depth of 134 ft near Dixie Shoals
    in Key Largo. The depth at the highest point of
    the ship is 60-65 ft, depending on the tide level.

    Since her sinking in 2002, the Spiegel Grove had been lying
    on her starboard side. Due to the waves/currents/surge from
    Hurricane Dennis, the Spiegel Grove now sits upright as
    shown here (this image is not an actual photograph).

    A native of Beijing, China, Clarice completed her undergraduate studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where her research focused on cobalt porphyrin catalyzed organic reactions. After graduating, she returned to Beijing as a research intern in Jian Pei’s lab at Peking University, where she was engaged in synthesis of a group of conjugated polymers with potential semiconductor properties. Before coming to Yale, Clarice spent time in eastern Africa taking care of children, seeing animals, and even leaving a footprint in the snows of Mount Kilimanjaro. In the Spiegel Lab she is working on the development of tri-functional antibody-recruiting molecules. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to music and watching movies.

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Brett is a CT native. While attending Central Connecticut State University, he conducted research in Challa Kumar's lab at UCONN where he contributed to the synthesis and characterization of protein-doped inorganic nano particles. Brett was the first member of Brian McNaughton's group at Colorado State University, where his graduate work centered on interrogating protein-protein and protein-RNA interactions. These efforts focused on molecular evolution of non-natural proteins to recognize and bind disease-related biopolymers that elude traditional drug discovery. In the Spiegel Lab, Brett is pursuing new screening platforms that will be applied toward rapid identification of potent and selective ligands for extracellular protein targets.