YSL Group Alumni

Meet all the past members that have contributed their work to the YSL Lab.


Dr. Francini Fonseca Lopez

Graduate student 2017–2023

Marc Descoteaux

Undergraduate/MS student 2021–2023
Marc was a 2021 Summer Scholar at Tufts.
Marc received the ACS Undergraduate Award in Physical Chemistry in 2022. 
Marc is currently a graduate student in Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering at Harvard.


Dr. Jovan Damjanovic

Graduate student 2018–2023
Jovan received the ACS COMP Chemical Computing Group Excellence Award for Graduate Students in 2021.
Jovan is currently a senior data scientist at Novo Nordisk.


Dr. Jennifer Mortensen

Postdoctoral Scholar 2020–2022
Jennifer is currently a teaching assistant professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Kevin Schult

Undergraduate Researcher (Biochemistry) 2019–2022 (sophomore–senior)
Kevin was a 2020 Beckman Scholar at Tufts.
Kevin is currently a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry at Harvard.

Yingjie (Tim) Ling

Undergraduate Researcher (Computer Science) 2019–2021 (junior–senior)
Tim was a 2019 Laidlaw Scholar at Tufts.
Tim is currently a master student in the Department of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University.

Stephanie Kearing

Master Student (Chemistry) 2019–2020
Steph is currently a scientific technical reviewer at Boston Analytical.

Omeir Khan

Undergraduate Researcher (Chemistry) 2018–2020 (junior–senior)
Omeir was a 2019 Summer Scholar at Tufts.
Omeir is currently a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry at BU.

Aidan Fike

Undergraduate Researcher (Computer Science and Physics) 2018–2020 (junior–senior)
Aidan was a 2019 Beckman Scholar at Tufts.
Aidan is currently a software engineer at Ab Initio Software.

Dr. He (Agnes) Huang

Postdoctoral Scholar 2018–2020
Agnes is currently an application scientist at OpenEye Scientific Software.

Eric Chen

Undergraduate Researcher (Biochemistry) 2017–2019 (junior–senior)
Eric was a 2018 Summer Scholar at Tufts.
Eric is currently a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry at NYU.

Steph Xu

Undergraduate Researcher (Computer Science) 2017–2019 (junior–senior)
Steph is currently a software engineer at Microsoft.

Arya Mekkat

Undergraduate Researcher (Math) 2015–2018 (first-year–senior)
Arya was a 2017 Summer Scholar at Tufts.
Arya went on to medical school at BU. She is currently doing her medical residency at the Boston Medical Center.

Dr. Diana Slough (Sanford)

Graduate Student (Chemistry) 2012–2017
Diana is currently a senior investigator at Roivant Sciences.

Dr. Sean McHugh

Graduate Student (Chemistry) 2012–2017
Sean is currently an associate director of portfolio operations & launch management at Sanofi.

Dan McKeen

Undergraduate Researcher 2016–2017 (sophomore)

Mong Touch

Graduate Student 2016–2017

Dr. Hongtao Yu

Postdoctoral Scholar 2012–2017
Hongtao is currently an applied scientist at Amazon Lab126.

Zach Graziano

Undergraduate Researcher 2015–2016 (sophomore–junior)
Zach was a 2016 Summer Scholar at Tufts.
Zach is currently a senior software engineer at Hathora.

Dr. Julia Rogers

Undergraduate Researcher (Chemistry and Biotechnology) 2014–2016 (junior–senior)
Julia was a 2015 Beckman Scholar at Tufts.
Julia went on to the Department of Chemistry at UC Berkeley for graduate school. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University.

Sarah Solomon

Master Student (Chemistry) 2014–2016
Sarah is currently a principal associate scientist at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals.

Diana Gooding

Master Student 2014–2015

Joshua Levy

Undergraduate Researcher (Applied Math and Chemistry) 2012–2014 (junior–senior)
Josh went on to the Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics at Northwestern University for graduate school. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Scripps Research Institute. 

Jordan Rossen

Undergraduate Researcher 2013–2014 (first-year)
Jordan is currently a PhD Student in Genetic Epidemiology and Statistical Genetics at Harvard School of Public Health.

Owen Martin

Undergraduate Researcher 2013–2014 (first-year)
Owen is currently a graduate student in the Department of Computer Science at University of Colorado, Boulder.

Andrew Rosen

Undergraduate Researcher 2013 (junior)
Andrew was named a Goldwater Scholar for 2014.
Andrew was a graduate student in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Northwestern University and a Miller Research Fellow at UC Berkeley. He is currently an assistant professor at Princeton.

Benjamin Kim

Undergraduate Researcher 2012–2013 (junior)