Laboratory Members


Gaetano T. Montelione

Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, and Constellation Chair in Structural Bioinformatics

Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Cornell University in 1987. 

Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Research Interests: Protein structure, function, and dynamics. Computational methods are used together with data from NMR, SAXS, X-ray crystallography, and other biophysical analytical techniques.

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email: monteg3@rpi.edu


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Yuanpeng Janet Huang

Senior Research Scientist

Ph.D. in Computational Molecular Biology and Biophysics from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, in 2001; M.S. in Computer Science from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, in 1997

Research Interests: Structural bioinformatics, data science, automated protein structure analysis by NMR: 

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email: huangy26@rpi.edu


Theresa A. Ramelot

Senior Research Scientist

Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Cornell University in 2000.

Research Interests: Protein structure, function, and dynamics studies by NMR and other biophysical analytical techniques including ITC, MS, EPR, and DLS

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email: ramelt2@rpi.edu

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G.V.T. Swapna (Swapna Gurla)

Senior Research Scientist

Ph. D. in Physical Chemistry from Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) Hyderabad, India in 1993. M.Phil. in Theoretical Chemistry from University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India 1987.

Research Interests: NMR and computational studies to understand cellular processes through structural biology, structure and dynamics of proteins and protein complexes.

email: swapna.gurla@gmail.com


Tom Acton

Senior Research Scientist

email: actont@rpi.edu


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Roberto Tejero

Professor Emeritus of Physical Chemistry, University of Valencia

Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from University University of Valencia in 1984. 

Research Interests: Computational aspects of physical and biophysical chemistry

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email: roberto.tejero@uv.es


Namita Dube

Research Scientist

email: duben@rpi.edu


Amit Gaur

Research Scientist

email: gaura@rpi.edu


Anna De Falco

Research Scientist

email: defala@rpi.edu


Keith Fraga

Postdoctoral Research Associate

email: fragak2@rpi.edu


Ben Shurina

Postdoctoral Research Associate

email: shurib2@rpi.edu


Rebecca Greene-Cramer

Graduate Student – Chemistry and Chemical Biology

B.A. in Chemistry, Biochemistry Option; minor in Biology from Western Connecticut State University in 2011. M.P.H. from Boston University in 2013.

Research Expertise and Interests: Public Health, International Health and Infectious Disease, Antivirals for Pathogenic Organisms

email: greenr9@rpi.edu


Laura Spaman

Graduate Student – Chemistry and Chemical Biology

B.S. in Chemistry, minor in Biology from The College at Brockport in 2012. M.S.Ed. from The College at Brockport in 2015. M.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Saint Joseph in 2021.

Research Expertise and Interests: Secondary education, Cancer Biochemistry, Protein Structure/dynamics involved in oncogenic and tumorigenic pathways.

email: spamal@rpi.edu

Tiburon Benavides

Graduate Student – Biochemistry and Biophysics

email: benavt@rpi.edu



Kassie Hooker

Project Administrator

B.S. in Health Promotion and Education focused in Public and Community Health from the University of Cincinnati in 2016. M.S. in Clinical and Translational Research from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 2021.

Research Interests : Translational research, biomedical applications of natural sciences, regulatory policies and procedures involving academia and sponsored-research.

email: hookek@rpi.edu


Reena Caplan

Undergraduate Researcher

Majoring in Biochemistry and Biophysics. RPI Class of 2025

email: caplar@rpi.edu

Suren Zakian

Undergraduate Researcher

Majoring in Biology. Class of 2025.

email: zakias@rpi.edu