Lia Parkin



B.A. in Cell and Molecular Biology, Barnard College, Columbia University, New York, NY
Advisor: Dr. Jessica Seeliger


Bai, L., Parkin, L., Zhang, H., and Seeliger, J.C. (2019). In Search of LprG Inhibitors to Better Understand Mycobacterial Outer Membrane Biogenesis. Institute of Chemical Biology & Drug Discovery 13th Annual Symposium, Oct. 10, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

Research Interests


Lia received a B.A. in Cell and Molecular Biology from Barnard College, Columbia University. She investigated the stability of certain liposomes using NMR spectroscopy in a biophysics laboratory as an undergraduate student and examined synonymous codon bias across different organisms for her senior thesis project. Currently, she is interested in researching the pathogenesis of infectious diseases as well as identifying new targets for drug treatment.

Honors and Awards

Microbiology Scholar Award, 2018, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, Stony Brook University