Freundlich Group Gallery

 

The Freundlich lab, during our group meeting on Halloween, 2016

The Freundlich lab, during our group meeting on Halloween, 2016. From left to right: Ricardo, Ravindra, Divya, Mark, Srinivasan, Shao-Gang, Xin, Alex, Jimmy, Sam, Joel, and Daigo. Not appearing in this photo = Nisha.

 

The Freundlich group on May 10, 2016, having a celebration for Tom, who is about to graduate

Group celebration on May 10, 2016, for Tom Stratton, who is about to graduate Summa Cum Laude from Rutgers, Newark. Clockwise from the bottom, left corner: Joel, Alex, Nisha, Daigo, Xin, Ricardo, Jimmy, Sam, Divya, Tom, and Mark.

 

 

Group holiday party in Manhattan, NY, on Dec. 22, 2015

Group holiday party in Manhattan on Dec. 22, 2015. Here we're pausing for a photo-op. in Chelsea Market. From left-to-right, front row: Xin, Tom, and Shao-Gang. In the back: Ricardo, Jimmy, Daigo, Alex, Joel, and Nisha.

 

 

Group meeting on the day before Halloween 2015

Group meeting on Halloween-eve, 2015. Back row, from left to right: Mark, Ricardo, Jimmy, Daigo, Nisha, Alex, and Joel (as Dr. Who). Front row, from left to right: Shao-Gang, Tom, and Divya.

 

 

Freundlich Group holiday party in NY, NY on Dec. 22, 2014

Group holiday party in Manhattan: by the Macy's displays, Dec. 22, 2014. Front row, left-to-right: Shao-Gang, Tom, and Ashley. Back row: Xin, Nisha, Joel, Divya, Joe, and Alex.

 

 

 

Tom with the Moles (mascots) at the ACS conference in Boston

Tom Stratton with the Moles, at the American Chemical Society's 250th National Meeting in Boston (Aug. 2015).

 

 

Group lunch at The Park in Manhattan, Dec. 22, 2015

Lunch at The Park in Manhattan, during our annual holiday party; Dec. 22, 2015. Clockwise from the bottom-left corner: Joel, Daigo, Alex, Xin, Shao-Gang, Jimmy, Divya, Ricardo, and Tom.

 

 

 

Group picnic at Spruce Run Park, July 29, 2015

After the group picnic at Spruce Run Park, July 29, 2015. From left to right: Shao-Gang, Xin, Joel, Jimmy, Daigo, and Alex

 

 

The caffeine crew (enjoying our coffee and tea while waiting for the subway); Dec. 22, 2015

The caffeine crew: we all had to grab some coffee and tea after enjoying our lunch, during the group holiday party in Manhattan on Dec. 22, 2015. From left-to-right: Daigo, Tom, Divya, Joel, Xin, Alex, and Ricardo.

 

 

Divya and Shao-Gang supporting the Green Chemistry initiative at the ACS meeting in Boston

Shao-Gang and Divya showing their support for the Green Chemistry initiative at the American Chemical Society's 250th National Meeting in Boston (Aug. 2015).

 

 

Dr. Alex Perryman judging undergraduate research posters, as part of serving on an Advisory Board at Montclair State University, on April 18, 2016

Dr. Alex Perryman (on the right) judging undergraduate research posters, as part of serving on an Advisory Board for an NSF educational grant, at Montclair State University, on April 18, 2016.

 

 

 

Jimmy, Daigo, and Tom at Chelsea Market on Dec. 22, 2015

Group holiday part in Manhattan: Jimmy, Daigo, and Tom at Chelsea Market, Dec. 22, 2015.

 

 

Celebrating Xin's advancement to the Ph.D. Candidate stage, June 24, 2015

Celebrating Xin's advancement to the Ph.D. Candidate stage. He passed his oral exams today, June 24, 2015. We celebrated at the default Freundlich fun factory, better known as 10th Street Live. Clockwise from the bottom left corner: Xin, Alex, Divya, Nisha, Daigo, Shao-Gang, Aysegul, Isabel, and Jimmy. Not in the photo: Tom, since he was the photographer.

 

 

 
https://youtu.be/uZu-vkR0qp8
Tom Stratton, his co-owners of 10th Street Live, and the management all shaved their heads on May 16, 2015, as part of a fundraiser for the St. Baldrick's Foundation. They raised over eleven thousand dollars to support juvenile cancer research. Check out the video and the website for details, and try to help support this worthy cause, if you can.

https://www.stbaldricks.org/events/10thStLive2015

 

 

 

Farewell party for Joe Bilotta, May 15, 2015

The farewell party for Joseph Bilotta, which we held at 10th Street Live on May 15, 2015. Clockwise from left to right: Alex, part of Omar, Tom, Shao-Gang, Divya, Joe, Xin, most of Mike, and Daigo.

 

 

Alex gleefully going overboard with the napkins, to protect his clothing before giving a talk at the ACS meeting in Boston

Alex going a bit overboard with the napkins, to protect his clothes before giving a presentation at the American Chemical Society's 250th National Meeting in Boston (Aug. 2015). On the left is half of Shao-Gang.

 

 

 

Tom Stratton and Prof. Joel Freundlich displaying Tom's poster for the Newark Research Day

Tom and Prof. Joel Freundlich displaying the poster that Tom presented at the Newark Research Day on April 17th, 2015.

 

 

 

Tom riding a luggage cart at the ACS meeting in Boston

Tom can always have a good time. Here he is riding a luggage cart after the CDD reception, late one night at the American Chemical Society's 250th National Meeting in Boston (Aug. 2015).

 

 

 

This animation is from the Supporting Information for our new paper in JCIM. GO Fight Against Malaria experiment 5 included docking calculations against a key drug target for curing Tuberculosis called "InhA," which is shown as lavender ribbons. The most potent new compound we discovered is a small, "fragment-sized" molecule--its predicted binding mode is displayed as thick sticks with cyan carbon atoms. The parts of InhA with which this compound is predicted to form the strongest binding interactions are shown as thin, dark purple sticks. Since this compound can block the activity of InhA without requiring prior activation (processing) of it by the enzyme "KatG" from Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), it might enable the future development of larger, more potent compounds that can defeat some of the drug-resistant mutant "superbugs" of Mtb (the bacteria that causes TB). Click here to read a News Article that summarizes our new JCIM paper.

 

 

 

Group picnic at Spruce Run Park, July 29, 2015

Annual group summer picnic: this time it was at Spruce Run Park; July 29, 2015. From left to right: Mark (turned around and working the grill), Jimmy, Daigo, (the back of) Shao-Gang, Joel, Tom, and Xin.

 

 

 

Post-lunch nap for Daigo and Jimmy, during the group holiday party in Manhattan on Dec. 22, 2015

Post-lunch nap for Daigo and Jimmy (with Shao-Gang in the back), during the group holiday party in Manhattan on Dec. 22, 2015.

 

 

 

Group hike & picnic at Terrace Pond, Waywayanda State Park; July 31, 2014

Group hike & picnic at Terrace Pond, Waywayanda State Park, July 31, 2014.

Front row, left-to-right: Steve, Nisha, Ashley, Alex, & Shao-Gang.

Back row, left-to-right: Xin, Joe, Tom, Joel, & Isabel.

 

 

 

Group holiday party in Manhattan; the morning in Bryant Park, Dec. 22, 2014

Group holiday party in Manhattan: at Bryant Park in the morning, Dec. 22, 2014. Left-to-right, front row: Prachi, Alex, and Joel; back row: Divya, Nisha, Ashley, Shao-Gang, and Xin.

 

 

Joseph Bilotta's farewell party on May 15, 2015

The farewell party for Joseph Bilotta, on May 15, 2015, at 10th Street Live in Kenilworth, NJ. Clockwise from left to right: Joe, Xin, Mike, Daigo, Alex, Tom, and Omar.

 

 

Tom Stratton and Professor Joel Freundlich in the lab, Oct. 2014

Tom Stratton and Professor Joel Freundlich in the lab. This photo was taken for the biographical story of Tom that was recently featured in Rutgers Today.

 

 

 

"On the rocks," on top of the mountain near Terrace Pond; group hike, July 31, 2014

"On the rocks," on top of the mountain near Terrace Pond, Waywayanda State Park, July 31, 2014.

Left-to-right: Shao-Gang, Alex, Isabel, Nisha, Ashley, Joel, and Xin.

 

 

Group holiday party, Dec. 22, 2014.  Lunch at the

Group holiday party in Manhattan: lunch at the Keg Room, Dec. 22, 2014. Clockwise from the bottom left corner: Joel, Prachi, Divya, Joe, Ashley, Tom, Alex, Xin, Shao-Gang, and Nisha.

 

 

Group holiday party, Dec. 22, 2014.  By the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center

Group holiday party in Manhattan, Dec. 22, 2014. Rockefeller Center in the rain; left-to-right: Shao-Gang, Xin, Ashley, Tom, Joe, Divya, Alex, and Nisha.

 

 

Group Dinner in 2012

Group Dinner in 2012: Mike Szymonifka, Prof. Freundlich, Dr. Steve Paget, Dr. Shao-Gang Li, and Dr. Mi-Sun Koo enjoying a group outing.

 

 

 

Spring in Newark, outside the front of the Medical Science Building

The winter of 2013 was harsh, but it really made us appreciate the spring of 2014 even more (taken by ALP in front of the Medical Science Building)

 

 

 

 

Going for the frisbee; group hike & picnic, Terrace Pond, July 31, 2014

Joe and Alex reach for the frisbee, while Ashley avoids a collision. Group hike & picnic at Terrace Pond, Waywayanda State Park, July 31, 2014.

 

 

Ashley as Santa, Dec. 22, 2014

Ashley Weng relaxing in Santa's Corner, Bryant Park, Dec. 22, 2014.

 

 

Tom Stratton in Wyoming

Tom Stratton enjoying the mountains in Wyoming.

 

 

Photo of Dr. Alex L. Perryman meeting Senator Cory Booker

Dr. Alex L. Perryman meeting Senatory Cory Booker, May 7, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

 

 

 

Tom Stratton on a ski trip in Wyoming

Tom Stratton and friends on a ski trip in Wyoming.

 

 

Sean Ekins and Prof. Freundlich celebrating

Our awesome collaborator, Dr. Sean Ekins, celebrating with Prof. Freundlich at Triumph Brewing Co.

 

 

 

Alex at Brookfield in Manhattan, during the group holiday party on Dec. 22, 2015

Alex at Brookfield in Manhattan, during the group holiday party on Dec. 22, 2015. The artistic lights in the background remind me of the movie Pixels.

 

 

Joseph Bilotta's farewell party on May 15, 2015

Joe having fun at his farewell party on May 15, 2015, at 10th Street Live. Also pictured on the left is part of Shao-Gang, and on the right, most of Xin.

 

 

Alex, Nisha, and Divya at Bryant Park, Dec. 22, 2014

Group holiday party in Manhattan: Alex, Nisha, and Divya at Bryant Park, Dec. 22, 2014.

 

 

Tom Stratton enjoying Oktoberfest with beer that he brewed

Oktoberfest done right--Tom Stratton in festive attire.

 

 

It's a tough group. Steve shields himself from a wayward frisbee.  Group hike & picnic at Terrace Pond, July 31, 2014

It's a tough group. ;) Steve shields himself from a wayward frisbee at the group hike & picnic, Terrace Pond, Waywayanda State Park, July 31, 2014.

 

 

 

Group picnic at Spruce Run Park, July 29, 2015

We had quite a spread at the annual group summer picnic, at Spruce Run Park on July 29, 2015. From left to right: Mark, the back of Daigo's head, Joel, Shao-Gang, and Tom.

 

 

Freundlich Group holiday party; Bryant Park, Dec. 22, 2014

Group holiday party in Manhattan: at Bryant Park in the morning, Dec. 22, 2014. Left-to-right: Tom, Shao-Gang, Joe, Alex, Nisha, Prachi, Joel, Xin, Ashley, and Divya.

 

 

 

Alex L. Perryman meeting Governor Mel Carnahan, who was later (posthumously) elected to the US Senate

Alex used to have hair. ;) When he was an undergrad. at MU, Alex Perryman met Governor Mel Carnahan, who was receiving the Gov. of the Year award from BIO.

 

Dr. Alex L. Perryman in Canterbury, UK, 2008

Seriously, as recently as 2008, Dr. Perryman had hair. Here he is in Canterbury, UK, as part of a trip to present research at the Pfizer site in Sandwich, UK (which was sadly closed).

 

 

First group photo

First group photo: Prof. Joel Freundlich, Dr. Hiyun Kim, and Mr. Anton Matveev at the Medical Science Building.

 

 

Alex by the Macy's display for Alex, with a Storm Trooper in the background.  Dec. 22, 2014

Group holiday party in Manhattan, Dec. 22, 2014. Alex by the Macy's display for Alex (check out the name on the stocking). Yes, that's a storm trooper in the background. :)

 

 

Anton Matveev

Anton Matveev, ready to work.

 

 

 

We're not always too serious; group hike & picnic at Terrace Pond, July 31, 2014.

We're not always too serious. ;) A sillier moment at the group hike & picnic at Terrace Pond, Waywayanda State Park, July 31, 2014. Front row, left-to-right: Steve, Nisha, Ashley, Alex, and Shao-Gang. Back row: Xin, Joe, Tom, Joel, and Isabel.

 

 

The plaza behind the Medical Science Building, summer of 2014

A wider perspective on the plaza behind the Medical Science Building; summer of 2014 (by ALP).

 

The Rutgers banner, flying proudly outside the Medical Science Building

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(by ALP)