Nathan Chiappa

Nathan received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech in 2010. He joined the Botchwey lab in fall of 2010. Nathan’s primary research interest is understanding the roles of sphingolipid metabolism in red blood cell physiology and pathology. To achieve this, Nathan has used LC-MS/MS lipidomic analysis to quantify sphingolipid concentrations in red blood cells under different conditions. This includes normal genotype and sickle genotype red blood cells. He has also used computational systems biology techniques to construct and analyze models of red blood cell sphingolipid metabolism to better understand the regulation of the metabolic network.