Herzik Lab Members

The Herzik lab welcomes people of any race, religion, national origin, gender identity, caregiver and family commitments, political affiliation, sexual orientation, and eligible age or ability.


Mark Herzik, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCSD
mherzik(at)ucsd.edu
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6653-6682
PubMed Citations


Structural biologist perfecting his EM craft. Interested in the molecular underpinnings governing protein allostery and molecular transport.

Hoang Nguyen
Graduate Student and Structural Biologist in training
Chemistry and Biochemistry Graduate Program
UCSD NIH Molecular Biophysics Training Grant
hon005(at)ucsd.edu


Using cryo-EM and hydrogen-deuterium exchange by mass spectrometry (HDX-MS) to investigate receptor plasticity and allostery.

Angel Payan
Graduate Student and Structural Biologist in training
Chemistry and Biochemistry Graduate Program
UCSD NIH Molecular Biophysics Training Grant
anpayan(at)ucsd.edu


Using molecular dynamics and novel cryo-EM methodologies to better understand protein conformational dynamics.

Nael Mousa
Undergraduate Student
Chemistry and Biochemistry



Using cryo-EM to understand post-translations modifications and their role in regulating protein biogenesis.

Kendrick Nguyen
Undergraduate Student
Chemistry and Biochemistry



Using cryo-EM and hydrogen-deuterium exchange by mass spectrometry (HDX-MS) to understand receptor specificty.

Newton Herzik
Scientific Consultant
Chemistry and Biochemistry



Aiding in the development of high-throughput high-resolution cryo-EM methodologies.