Dr. James A. Imlay


B.S.  in Chemistry and English, Duke University, 1981

Ph.D. in Biochemistry, University of California, Berkeley, 1987

Postdoctoral in Biochemistry, Duke University, 1987-1992




Postdoctoral Fellows


Dr. Ramakrishnan Sethu


B. S. in Chemistry, Madurai Kamaraj University, India, 2001
M. S. in Chemistry, Madurai Kamaraj University Sivakasi, India, 2005
Ph.D. in Chemistry, Bharathidasan University, India, 2010
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Konan University, Japan, 2012
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, CEA Grenoble, France, 2014

“Life is so short; Love to Live, and Live to Love…”


Dr. Sanjay K. Rohaun

M. S. in Botany, Panjab University Chandigarh, 2007
Ph. D. in Molecular Microbiology and Biochemistry, IMTECH, 2014
Postdoc in RNA Biochemistry, NCBS, 2017


“Real research is within you not outside.”


Karin Imlay



B. A. in Chemistry, Duke University,


“My work in the Imlay lab involves understanding sulfur metabolism in E. coli. When I am not in lab I like to read and to travel.”


Dr. Sergey Korshunov

2015-05-28 12.47.00


M. S. in Biophysics, 1995

Ph. D. in Biochemistry, 1999

Faculty of Biology, Moscow State university




Graduate Students

Maryam Khademian

2015-05-06 15.49.16


B. S. in Biotechnology, University of Tehran, Iran, 2012

M. S. in Microbiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014


“… and I mean seriously, why does E. coli have so many peroxide scavenging enzymes?! ”

Ananya Sen


B. S. in Chemistry, Zoology and Microbiology, Mount Carmel College, India, 2012

M.S. in Life Sciences, Mount Carmel College, India, 2013

“I work on genes that are upregulated during peroxide stress. Other than being a lab rat I also enjoy music, and being mean to my wonderful lab mates. I also enjoy writing science articles for a general audience”

Yidan Zhou


B.S. in Biotechnology, Jianghan University, China, 2013


“I currently work on sulfur metabolism.”


Stefanie Eben

B. S. in Biology, University of Regensburg, 2012
M. S.  Medical Microbiology, Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Regensburg, 2015
In the Imlay lab I work on finding natural sources of cytoplasmic disulfide stress. I like bugs in and outside of the lab. I enjoy meeting with friends and horseback riding.



Anshika Gupta

B. Tech & M. Tech in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India, 2016


I work on DNA repair enzymes induced under peroxide stress. Apart from that, I dabble in cooking and am fond of travelling to new places, hiking and aimlessly walking around.