Meet Our Lab

Gregory Poon

Principal investigator

Gregory studied pharmacy and subsequently earned a Ph.D. with Rob Macgregor (2003) at the University of Toronto. In post-doctoral work, Gregory worked in the biotech industry followed by a post-doctoral fellowship with Jean GariĆ©py (2005-2008) at the Ontario Cancer Institute. In 2008, Gregory started his independent career at the College of Pharmacy in Washington State University before moving to Georgia State University in 2015. 

J. Ross Terrell

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Ross joined the Poon and Wilson Labs in 2022. Ross is an expert in protein and nucleic acids crystallography.

Yue Lu

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Yue joined the Poon Lab in 2022 with a biophysics background. Yue is working on transcription factor interactions with synthetic ligands.

Mahsan Aghdam

UG Researcher

Mahsan is a biochemistry major at GSU. Mahsan works on library screening for ligands against transcription factors.

Amelia Schneider

Pre-Doctoral Fellow

Amelia joined the Poon lab with a double major in chemistry and economics from St. Olaf College. Amelia is working on a cellular osmotic stress sensor.

Tyler Vernon

Pre-Doctoral Fellow

Tyler was a major in Biology from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Vernon is working on the electrostatic and osmotic bases of transcription factor/DNA binding.




The journey continues…

Alumni of the Poon lab

Researchers from the Poon lab go on to work in industry, academia, major research laboratories, or enter competitive graduate/professional programs.

Suela Xhani
PhD ’20
Shingo Esaki
PhD ’20
Amanda Albrecht
PhD ’21
Hye Mi Kim
PhD ’21
Van Ha
BS ’19, MS ’20
Noa Erlitzki
BS ’17; MS ’19
Mahtab Khanezarrin
BS ’19
Dr. Sangchoon Lee

Erin Boland

Crystal Van Dyken
Dr. Alaina Forbes
Miles Linde
Kenneth Huang
PhD ’22
Grant Derdeyn-Blackwell

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