The Group

Principle Investigator – Myles Poulin

Myles Poulin was born in Jasper, Alberta and grew up in the small town of Smithers British Columbia, Canada. He obtained a B.Sc. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology from the University of Northern British Columbia in 2007, and worked in the labs of Professors Kerry Reimer and Stephen Rader. Myles then obtained a PhD at the University of Alberta working with Professor Todd Lowary where he designed probes to study the activity of enzymes involved in furanose sugar biosynthesis. After receiving his PhD in 2012, Myles joined the lab of Professor Vern Schramm at Albert Einstein College of Medicine as a postdoctoral fellow, where he studied the transition state structure of protein lysine methyltransferase enzymes using kinetic isotope effects and binding isotope effects. Myles has been supported throughout his studies by NSERC, from a summer URSA to a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In 2016, Myles joined the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Maryland College Park as an Assistant Professor. Outside the lab, he enjoys running and hiking.

Graduate Students:

Kevin Mrugalski –

Shaochi Wang

Shaochi Wang

Shaochi Wang – Shaochi was born in Zhengzhou, China. He obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in medicinal chemistry from China Pharmaceutical University. Shaochi matriculated in the University of Maryland in 2016. His primary project is using synthetic substrates to study the function of PelF in Pel polysaccharide biosynthesis. When not in lab, he enjoys swimming and basketball.





Thiwanka Ratneyake –

Merritt Scott –

Kayla Best –

Alexandra Peterson –

Undergraduate Students:

Aditya Maddali –