Our Team

Current Members

Dr. David Lynn, PHD
Principle Investigator
Graduate Researcher

“I am a rising third year PhD student and I am currently working on understanding the unique chemistry in the rhizosphere. I am currently measuring oxidation rates of plant derived quinones in space and time to better understand it’s impact on the rhizosphere and climate change as a whole. Outside of the lab, I enjoy reading, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.”

Alexis Roberson
Undergraduate Researcher

“I am interested in applying chemistry to medical issues such as exploring the roles of peptide assembly and interactions in disease formation. In my free time, I enjoy listening to music, watching my favorite TV shows, and spending time with family.”

Youngsun Kim
Graduate Researcher

“I am a rising fifth year studying properties and catalytic activities of metal-peptide self-assembling systems that exploit the arrangement of metals for redox chemistry. In addition, I am also probing the structural properties of peptide assemblies with Cryo-EM. Outside of research, I enjoy photography and watching F1 races, dramas, and movies.”

Graduate Researcher

“I am a rising second year who is currently working on building peptides with catalytic function and understanding the rules that guide the coassembly of infectious proteins with biologically-relevant molecules. Outside of the lab, I enjoy cooking, spending time with family, and rewatching 90’s cartoons.

George Poppitz
Undergraduate Researcher

“I’m an undergraduate student in the Lynn lab working on exploring reaction-diffusion networks in the rhizosphere. Specifically, I explore the interactions between plant-based quinones and bacterial phenazines to see how signals might be sent through this complex ecosystem. Outside of lab, I am passionate about fencing, rock climbing, and classical music.”

Christella Gordon
Graduate Researcher

“I am a rising fourth year chemistry PhD student and currently working on functional bio-inspired materials that can catalyze the polymerization and hydrolysis of biopolymers as well as elucidating how disease states can capture nested information to propagate an infection across the brain. Outside of the lab, I enjoy hiking, practicing contortion, rock climbing, and powerlifting.”

Undergraduate Researcher

“I am a rising senior undergraduate who studies dynamic chemical networks and their ability to drive biopolymeric phase transitions. Specifically, I am working on designing monomers that can self-polymerize into a collagen-mimetic peptide. In my free time, I love to bake, play guitar, go to the movies, and give my friends and family unsolicited music recommendations.”

Abhi Mudigonda
Undergraduate Researcher

Lynn Lab Alumni


Anthony Sementilli

Year Graduated
Current Position


Neil AnthonyWinship Cancer Institute
Gonen AshkenasyBen-Gurion University of the Negev
Andy BinnsUniversity of Pennsylvania
Yury ChernoffGeorgia Institute of Technology
Vince ConticelloEmory University
Martha GroverGeorgia Institute of Technology
Yonggang KeWinship Cancer Institute
Bo LiangEmory University
Anil MehtaUniversity of Florida
Thomas OrlandoGeorgia Institute of Technology
Drew PalmerFlorida Institute of Technology
Lary WalkerEmory University Yerkes Research Center
Kurt WarnckeEmory University