The Team

Group Leader

Stephen Fried received two S.B. degrees (2009) from MIT in chemistry and physics and completed his doctoral training at Stanford under the mentorship of Prof. S. G. Boxer in 2014. As a graduate student, Stephen's research focused on understanding the physical principles underpinning enzymes’ great catalytic power. From 2014 to 2018, Stephen was a Junior Research Fellow of King’s College and conducted research at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, United Kingdom. In Cambridge, Stephen’s research focus shifted to chemical and synthetic biology. His post-doctoral work led to the co-invention of the stapled ribosome, the discovery of many new orthogonal tRNA-synthetase pairs for genetic code expansion, and the first systematic investigation of tRNA decoding patterns in vivo. Stephen joined JHU Department of Chemistry in 2018 as an assistant professor. Google Scholar | ResearchGate 

Lab Members

Anneliese Faustino

Graduate Student

Project: Protein Folding in vivo

Anneliese received a B.S. in chemistry and a B.A. in studio art from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2012. She received a Master’s in chemistry from American University in 2018, and focused her Master’s thesis on the synthesis and characterization of novel flame retardant polymers. From 2013-2018, Anneliese worked at the Food and Drug Administration as an ORISE Fellow, characterizing biological drug products. Her research interests center around biological molecule characterization and analytics, particularly liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry. She joined the Fried Lab in the Summer of 2018.

Sea On Lee is originally from Seoul, Korea. She received two B.S. degrees (2014) from Virginia Tech in Biochemistry and Nutrition. During an internship in a chemical engineering lab at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Sea On became interested in the synthesis of materials. Her two academic interests in material synthesis and biochemistry led her to be interested in creating novel programmable protein materials. Sea On joined Fried group in the summer of 2018.

Sea On Lee

Graduate Student

Project: Loopable Translator

Our interdisciplinary approach is driven by a team of creative and talented individuals from diverse backgrounds.