Meet Our Lab

Gregory Poon

Principal investigator

Gregory studied pharmacy (B.Sc.Phm., 1998) 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 Gariépy (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. 

Sangchoon Lee

Post-Doctoral Associate

Sangchoon joined the Poon Lab in 2016 from Hanyang University, South Korea. His work focuses on drug discovery for transcription factors.

Amanda Albrecht

Ph.D. student

Amanda graduated with a B.S. in Biology from USC, and had worked in the Corbett Lab at Emory University. Amanda is studying the role of water in DNA recognition by transcription factors.

Kenneth Huang

Ph.D. student

Ken joined the Poon Lab in fall 2016 as a Ph.D. student and specializes in the computational chemistry of DNA recognition by proteins and small molecules.

Hye Mi Kim

Ph.D. student

Hye Mi joined the Poon Lab in spring 2015. Her project is focused on cellular studies of transcription factors and DNA-targeting compounds. 

Suela Xhani

Ph.D. student

Suela joined the Poon Lab in 2015 after graduating with a B.A. in Chemistry from Florida Gulf Coast University. Suela focuses on the molecular biophysics of disordered domains in transcription factors. 

Van Ha

M.S. student

Van joined the Poon Lab in fall 2017 as a chemistry major, and graduated from GSU in the fall 2018. Van studies the volumetric and cellular properties of DNA-targeting compounds. 

Amelia Schneider

Pre-doctoral fellow

Amelia joined the Poon lab in 2020 with a double major in chemistry and economics from St. Olaf College. Amelia is working on a cellular osmotic stress sensor.

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