Lab Members

Nick Levinson

Principal Investigator

Ph.D in Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley 2008

B.A. in Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK 2003

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Abir Majumdar

Graduate Student

B.S. in Chemistry, University of Minnesota, 2014

David Burban

Postdoctoral Associate

Ph.D. in Biochemistry & Biophysics, University of California San Diego, 2017

B.S. in Chemistry, Arizona State University, 2011

Eric Lake

Graduate Student

B.S. in Chemistry, College of St Scholastica, 2012

Tiffany Engel

Junior Scientist

B.S. in Biochemistry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 2016

Damien Rasmussen

Graduate Student

B.S. in Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, WI 2016

Position Openings

Graduate Students

We are interested in graduate students with both chemical and life science undergraduate training. Pharmacology and BMBB graduate students are encouraged to rotate in the lab; students in or considering joining the UMN chemistry progrom or medicinal chemistry program should contact the head of the relevant graduate program.


We are interested in postdoc candidates with strong graduate training in biophysics and/or biophysical chemistry. Candidates with experience in advanced fluorescence spectroscopy and FRET, infrared spectroscopy, EPR or biomolecular NMR are particularly encouraged to apply.