Ivanovic Lab                   B randeis University, Biochemistry Department

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Current lab members:

Tijana Ivanovic

Principal Investigator

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

ivanovic AT brandeis DOT edu

Postdoc, Harvard University, 2015

Ph.D, Virology, Harvard University, 2008

B.S., Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of California, Los Angeles, 1999

Tian Li

Postdoctoral Fellow

tianli AT brandeis DOT edu

Ph.D., Microbiology, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, 2014

B.S., Science of Biology, Soochow University, Suzhou, China 2009

B. Com., International Economy and Trade, Soochow University, Suzhou, China 2009

"Since gaining my PhD at Wuhan University in China, my major research interest has been in understanding how viruses fuse with the target membrane, and the underlying molecular mechanisms using single molecule imaging technique. I like playing badminton during my free time."

Erin Deans

Graduate Student, Biochemistry and Biophysics

deanseri AT brandeis DOT edu

B.S., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 2017

"After graduating with my Bachelors, I came to Brandeis hoping to find a lab which utilized the ideas and techniques I learned as an undergraduate working with membrane proteins while also branching into virology-based research topics. Currently in the Ivanovic Lab I study the evolution of hemagglutinin, an outer membrane protein critical for influenza membrane fusion, in influenza A utilizing single molecule imaging techniques. When not in the lab I enjoy cooking, baking, working out, and tending to my vegetable garden."

Zhenyu Li

Undergraduate Researcher

Biochemistry and Health: Science, Society, and Policy (HSSP)

zhenyuli AT brandeis DOT edu

Miranda Gavitt

QBReC Summer Fellow

mgavitt AT brandeis DOT edu

"As an undergraduate researcher in the Ivanovic lab I am working to better understand the reovirus uncoating process during cell entry using single molecule imaging techniques. I am currently pursing a biophysics degree. When I am not in lab I enjoy reading, exploring local coffee shops, and spending time with friends."

Devon Crittenden

Undergraduate Researcher


dcrittenden2020 AT brandeis DOT edu

"I am an undergraduate at Brandeis majoring in biochemistry. The focus of my research is the process by which the nonenveloped mammalian reovirus penetrates the cellular membrane. I study the interactions between the membrane and the viral proteins involved. In my free time, I enjoy cooking and volunteering with the local community."

Lab alumni:

Meisui Liu

Undergraduate Honors Thesis Student

Biology and Health: Science, Society, and Policy (HSSP)

Dhruv Dang

MRSEC REU Program Student

University of Connecticut: Molecular and Cell Biology

ddang2722 AT brandeis DOT edu