Research Associates

Dr. Francine Katz
MMA Senior Research Associate


Research Associate, Columbia University Medical School
Postdoctoral Fellow, Rockefeller University
Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Johns Hopkins University
Bachelor of Science, University of Kansas

Research Interests:

receptor/ligand dynamics, including catalytic interactions, artificial and synthetic receptors
therapeutic protein targeting and engineering
Dr. Keyvan Dastmalchi
Senior Research Associate


Ph.D. in Pharmacy, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, 2008
Master of Pharmacy, Hamdard University, New Delhi, India, 2000
Bachelor of Pharmacy, Hamdard University, New Delhi, India, 1998

Research interests:

Activity guided fractionation and identification of phytochemical substancesLC-MS and NMR based metabolomics analysis of natural products
Determination of the architecture of macromolecular assemblies

Current projects in Stark Lab:

Metabolomics study of wound healing process in different potato varieties
Structural studies of cuticular biopolymers and fungal melanins
Dr. John E. KellyPostdoctoral Fellow

Ph.D. in Chemistry, U. of Calif., Irvine, 2018

Research Interests: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of Biological Solids