Miao trained at Peking University and Tsinghua University as a joint PhD. He then joined the Innovation Center for Structural Biology of Tsinghua University as a postdoc. In China, Miao mainly worked on the virus surface glycoproteins using Cryo-EM. Miao joined the Brown Lab in January 2019.
Shimi received her PhD degree from the Department of Biotechnology, Pune University, India where she studied stress-induced regulation of protein synthesis in protozoan parasites. As a postdoctoral fellow in Ben-Gurion University, Israel, she worked on the characterization of translational initiation complexes in Leishmania. Later, she joined Harvard Medical School to continue her postdoctoral training in parasite-specific translation.
Sandeep received his Ph.D. degree from IMTECH, India in biochemistry and molecular biology. He studied the nitric oxide evasion strategy of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Later, he joined Purdue University as a postdoc and worked on transmembrane signaling and the formation of membrane-protein supercomplexes. Currently, he is working on the isolation and structure determination of complexes involved in transporting membrane proteins.
Erica is studying for a degree in biology at Northeastern University and has joined the lab for a six-month co-op project.
Travis received his PhD from Harvard University in 2019 by uncovering a novel chemical mechanism for nonenzymatic RNA polymerization in the laboratory of Jack W. Szostak. Before his doctoral training, he studied transcriptional regulation during C. elegans development using microscopic and genomic approaches in the laboratory of John I. Murray at the University of Pennsylvania. Travis will continue his scientific training in the Brown lab with biochemical and structural studies of intraflagellar transport.