Raines Group

Our laboratory is enriched by diversity. We foster an inclusive culture that values everyone. We believe that varied perspectives and shared commitment lead to creativity, innovation, and excellence. We seek #EqualityForAll. For more information, we encourage you to visit CADI and WIC, and to access diversity, equity, and inclusion resources available on the MIT campus.


Graduate Students


NILE ABULARRAGE

B.S., Biochemistry
Tufts University

Interests & Activities

Bella Borgula

B.S., Chemistry
Northwestern University

Interests & Activities

KEITH CHEAH

(also with Wittrup Lab)

B.Eng., M.Eng, Chemical Engineering
Imperial College London

Interests & Activities

Forrest FitzGerald

B.A., Chemistry
Florida Atlantic University

Interests & Activities

JOLYNN GIANCOLA

B.S., Chemistry
The Ohio State University

Interests & Activities

As an Ohio native, JoLynn developed an early and lasting enthusiasm for the Buckeyes. An amateur gardener, JoLynn enjoys cultivating new plants of all varieties. She enjoys biking, hiking, and hammocking around the greater Boston area. When not outdoors, JoLynn is excited to emulate Claire Saffitz’s baking and loves the challenge of strategy board games and puzzles.

BRIAN GRAHAM

B.S., Biochemistry
Brigham Young University

M.S., Chemistry
University of Wisconsin–Madison

Interests & Activities

OSCAR MOLINA

B.S., Biochemistry
University of California, Los Angeles

Interests & Activities

LINDSEY ORGREN

B.S., Biochemistry
& Molecular Biology
Hendrix College

Interests & Activities

YANA PETRI

B.S., Chemistry
University of California, Berkeley

Interests & Activities

CLAIR TRAVIS

B.S., Chemistry
University of California, Berkeley

Interests & Activities

AXEL VERA

B.S., Chemistry
University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras

Interests & Activities

EVANS WRALSTAD

B.S., Chemistry
University of Virginia

Interests & Activities

JINYI YANG

B.A., Biochemistry
Smith College

Interests & Activities


Postdoctorates


DR. JOOMYUNG (VICKY) JUN

Ph.D., Chemistry
University of Pennsylvania

Interests & Activities

Born in South Korea, Vicky loves to explore new places and is always open to a new adventure. Recently, she has developed enthusiasm for tennis, rock climbing, wake surfing, and snowboarding. She is an avid lover of food and will never say “no” to trying a new delicacy especially from different cultures.  When away from the lab, she enjoys exploring local cafes and discovering hidden gems. A lifelong night owl, Vicky aspires to be an early bird one day.

DR. BRIAN LEVANDOWSKI

Ph.D., Chemistry
University of California, Los Angeles

Interests & Activities

DR. ANIEKAN OKON

Ph.D., Medicinal Chemistry
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Interests & Activities


Undergraduate Students


MARISSA ABBOTT

Biological Engineering Major
MIT (’23)

MICHELLE LEE

Chemistry Major
MIT (’22)

ANTON MORGUNOV

Chemistry–Biology Major
MIT (’23)


Research Affiliates


DR. MUKUND CHORGHADE

Chief Scientific Officer
THINQ Pharma, Mumbai, India

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DR. DANIEL H. RICH

Professor Emeritus
University of Wisconsin–Madison

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Administrative Assistant


Peter Giunta