Lab Members

All Hartley Lab members are passionate about their work, but they also enjoy a life outside of academics. Read their bios and get to know them better.

Dr. Meredith Hartley
Assistant Professor
PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Advisor: Barbara Imperiali
Postdoc, Oregon Heath and Science University Advisor: Thomas Scanlan
AB Dartmouth College
Fueled by iced tea and dark chocolate
Nishama De Silva Mohotti (she/her/hers)
PhD Candidate
B.Sc. Chemistry University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
If allowed an unlimited supply of anything it would be french fries.
Matt Zupan (he/him/his)
PhD Candidate
B.Sc. Bio-Organic Chemistry McGill University
Only waters his plants when procrastinating
Disni Dedunupitiya (She/Her/Hers)
B.Sc. Chemistry, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
PhD Student
Dancing  keeps her sane
Ziyu Zhu (he/him/his)
B.Sc. Biological Chemistry, Hubei University, Wuhan, China
PhD Candidate
Cat dad, professional foodie, and amateur cyclist
Esther Holt
B.Sc Biochemistry, Coastal Carolina University
PhD Candidate
Has three large dogs
Becca Jones (she/her/hers)
Behavioral Neuroscience Major and Chemistry Minor
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Dreams of unlimited chips and queso
Alana Garcia (she/her/hers)
Behavioral Neuroscience Major
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Can’t go a single day without watching TLC’s “Cake Boss”
Katie Van Beber (she/her/hers)
Biochemistry Major with Spanish Minor
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Slight obsession with Squishmallows