B.A. in Cell and Molecular Biology, Barnard College, Columbia University, New York, NY
Advisor: Dr. Jessica Seeliger
Email: lia.parkin@stonybrook.edu



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.


Hegelmeyer, N.K., Parkin, L.A., Previti, M.L., Andrade, J., Utama, R., Sejour, R.J., Gardin, J., Muller, S., Ketchum, S., Yurovsky, A., Futcher, B., Goodwin, S., Ueberheide, B., and Seeliger, J.C. (2023). Gene recoding by synonymous mutations creates promiscuous intragenic transcription initiation in mycobacteria. mBio doi: 10.1128/mbio.00841-23.

Zhang, D., Howarth, G.S., Parkin, L.A., and McDermott, A.E. (2021). NMR studies of lipid regulation of the K+ channel KcsA. Biochim. Biophys. Acta Biomembranes 1863 (3): 183491.

Bai, L.*, Parkin L.A.*, Zhang, H., Shum, R., Previti, M.L., and Seeliger, J.C. (2020). Dimethylaminophenyl hydrazides as inhibitors of the lipid transport protein LprG in mycobacteria. ACS Infectious Diseases doi: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.9b00497.

Honors and Awards

2023 Teresa haire Memorial Award; Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stony Brook University.

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