Hidde Ploegh
Principal Investigator


Simona Stella 
Lab administrator

Stephen Kolifrath
Lab manager

Ryan Alexander
Postdoctoral researcher

Thomas Balligand
Postdoctoral researcher

Ross Cheloha
Postdoctoral researcher

Peptide chemistry, nano-body functionalization, study of cell surface receptors

Thibeault Harmand
Postdoctoral researcher

Organic chemistry, protein/peptide ligation and bioconjugation

Md Ashraful Islam
Postdoctoral researcher

PET tracer development, immune cell trafficking, and radio-oncology

Nicholas McCaul
Postdoctoral researcher

Biochemistry and cell biology. Regulation of protein homeostasis and cellular stress in vivo.

Novalia Pishesha
Postdoctoral researcher

Engineered red blood cells, antigen specific tolerance, nanobody functionalization

Andrew Woodham
Postdoctoral researcher

Djenet Bousbaine
Postdoctoral researcher

Antigen-specific immune responses to commen-sals, B cell receptor labeling and trafficking

Elisha Verhaar
Graduate student

Using nanobodies to target mutated KRAS in pancreatic cancer

Charlotte Wijne
Graduate student

Exploring and manipulating the role of E2 enzymes in ubiquitination

Frederique van den Haak
Master’s student


Maud Janssens
Master’s student

Robine Janssen
Master’s student

Antigen specific tolerance

Justin Lievense 
Master’s student

Angela Markovska
Master’s student

Maia Mesyngier
Undergraduate student

William Penney
Undergraduate student

Cydney Wong
Undergraduate student

Antigen specific tolerance

Lab alumni

Robert Miller – Lab manager