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

Bella Borgula

B.S., Chemistry
Northwestern University

KEITH CHEAH

(also with Wittrup Lab)

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

Forrest FitzGerald

B.A., Chemistry
Florida Atlantic University

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 gardner, 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 Clair 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

OSCAR MOLINA

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

LINDSEY ORGREN

B.S., Biochemistry
& Molecular Biology
Hendrix College

YANA PETRI

B.S., Chemistry
University of California, Berkeley

CLAIR TRAVIS

B.S., Chemistry
University of California, Berkeley

AXEL VERA

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

EVANS WRALSTAD

B.S., Chemistry
University of Virginia

JINYI YANG

B.A., Biochemistry
Smith College


Postdoctorates & Scientists


DR. KENTON HETRICK

Ph.D., Chemistry
University of Illinois
at Urbana–Champaign

DR. JOOMYUNG (VICKY) JUN

Ph.D., Chemistry
University of Pennsylvania

DR. BRIAN LEVANDOWSKI

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

DR. ANIEKAN OKON

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


Undergraduate Students


MARISSA ABBOTT

Biological Engineering Major
MIT (’23)

MICHELLE LEE

Chemistry Major
MIT (’22)

ANTON MORGUNOV

Chemistry–Biology Major (on leave)
MIT (’23)


Research Affiliates


DR. MUKUND CHORGHADE

Chief Scientific Officer
THINQ Pharma, Mumbai, India

—BIOGRAPHY—

DR. DANIEL H. RICH

Professor Emeritus
University of Wisconsin–Madison

—BIOGRAPHY—


Administrative Assistant


PAULA ROBINSON

B.S., International Business
Bryant University