Ordy was born and raised in Cameroon. She earned a bachelor’s in chemistry from Lehman College (CUNY) before moving to Emory University for her PhD. In the lab, Ordy works on the design and Cryo-EM characterization of alpha helical nanotubes. At Emory, she is involved in a number of organizations such as the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) and the Association for Women in Science (AWIS).  Outside of school, she practices yoga and loves to eat!

Duong is originally from Vietnam and first came to America for college in 2014. Before coming Emory, she graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a bachelor’s in Chemistry and a minor in Chinese. Her current work at the Conticello lab involves the self-assembly of collagen-mimetic peptides. Besides science, she like to spend time in the world of film photography.

Jess earned her BS in Biochemistry from Western Washington University in 2016. Then she returned to her native Bay Area to work in the biotech industry for two years. In 2018, she joined Emory and Vince Conticello’s lab. She works on functionalized, naturally derived helical protein filaments. Jess loves social dancing and music and running with her hound dog, Radish.

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Abhi grew up in Kolkata, India, and later won a scholarship to pursue his undergraduate studies at the Indian Institute of Science. He earned his B.S. in Chemistry while minoring in Earth Science, and subsequently, his M.S. degree. Before joining the wolf pack here at Emory, Abhi worked with Dr. Chinmoy Ranjan investigating the chemistry and physics of materials catalyzing chemical reactions of interest. More specifically, utilizing XPS and Raman spectroscopy, he tried understanding the properties that control the activity of electrocatalyst materials for oxygen evolution. Utilizing electron microscopy, he now hopes to gain insight into the structure-function relationship of supramolecular assemblies based on peptides.

Email: abhinaba.das@emory.edu