About Richard Kriwacki

Dr. Kriwacki earned his BS and MS from the University of Connecticut and PhD from Yale University, followed by postdoctoral studies with Dr. Peter Wright at the Scripps Research Institute. At St. Jude, he is a member of the Structural Biology Department and co-leads the institution’s Cancer Biology Program, a transdisciplinary research program that is the part of the Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Kriwacki has a robust and innovative laboratory-based research program that focuses on understanding how intrinsically disordered proteins perform their biological functions through studies in the test tube and in cells and how their functions are altered in disease.

Science Team

Meet the Team

Gitanjali Asampille, PhD
  • Gitanjali Asampille, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
David Baggett, PhD
  • David Baggett, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
Alessandro Borgia, PhD
  • Alessandro Borgia, PhD
  • Dir. Lab Operations, Collaborative (Mittag and Kriwacki Labs)
Bappaditya Chandra, PhD
  • Bappaditya Chandra, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
Priyanka Dogra, PhD
  • Priyanka Dogra, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
Mylene Ferrolino, PhD
  • Mylene Ferrolino, PhD
  • Lead Researcher
Eric Gibbs, PhD
  • Eric Gibbs, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
Qi Miao, PhD
  • Qi Miao, PhD
  • Scientist
Cheon-Gil Park
  • Cheon-Gil Park
  • Lab Operations Manager
Aaron Phillips, PhD
  • Aaron Phillips, PhD
  • Scientist
Brittany Pioso
  • Brittany Pioso
  • Graduate Student
Swarnendu Tripathi, PhD
  • Swarnendu Tripathi, PhD
  • Bioinformatics Research Scientist