Group Hike, July 4th, 2012

Principal Investigator

M.Y. El-Naggar
Assistant Professor of Physics
University of Southern California
Seaver Science Center (SSC) 215C
920 Bloom Walk
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0484

E-mail: mnaggar [at] usc [dot] edu
Tel: (213) 740-2394
Fax: (213) 740-6653

Postdoctoral Scientists

Dr. Edmond Leung
Ph.D. Mechanical and Materials Engineering, University of Western Ontario

Graduate Students

Sahand Pirbadian
PhD student (Charge transfer in proteins)

Yamini Jangir
PhD student (Energy conversion in microbial systems, fluorescent proteins)

Ian McFarlane
PhD student (Biological synthesis of nanomaterials)

Benjamin Gross
PhD student (Microbial Fuel Cells and extracellular electron transfer)

Hyesuk Byun
PhD student (Biofilm growth and characterization, fluorescent imaging)

Undergraduate Students

Julia Lazzari-Dean (In situ analysis of microbe-nanomaterial interactions)
Biochemistry, USC

Jeffrey Huang (Microbial Fuel Cells and optical tweezers)
Computer Science, USC

Kevin Le (Redox-active membrane vesicles)
Physics, USC

Previous Members

Dr. Tom Yuzvinsky (now at UC Santa Cruz)

Thomas Kahn (Microbial Fuel Cells, 2009-2011. Now at Columbia University)
B.S. Biochemistry & Biophysics, USC

Jack Peace (Carbon nanotube enhanced electroporation of bacteria, 2010-2011. Now at University of Chicago)
Pre-med, USC

Prospective PhD Students: Students at USC interested in joining the lab should e-mail Prof. El-Naggar directly. If you’re applying to the graduate program at USC, please follow the instructions here, and indicate your interest in joining El-Naggar group. Our lab is housed at the Seaver Science Center, within the Department of Physics & Astronomy. Our work is very interdisciplinary, and we welcome students and postdoctoral researchers from many different backgrounds:

* Physics, Applied Physics, Biophysics
* Microbiology, Molecular Biology
* Engineering (Bio, Biomedical, Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, & Materials Science)
* Chemistry & Biochemistry