Jamal Magoti

Jamal is an apprentice on the Discovery Team. He graduated from Washington and Lee University with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience. During his undergraduate career, Jamal contributed in a variety of research settings. He worked in a microbiology lab where he investigated the antimicrobial properties of bacteriocins produced by Serratia marcescens. He also worked in a spider proteomics and genomics lab where he focused on the mapping and quantifying of the post translational modifications in spider silk and glue proteins. More recently, he worked in the Benson Lab at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai where he validated a novel reversible tissue clearing method and optimized it for use on mouse brain and melanoma tumor tissues.

Outside the lab, Jamal enjoys gaming, working out, trying out new recipes and bingeing Grey’s Anatomy.


Ayoub Nadia A., DuMez Lucas, Lazo Cooper, Luzaran Maria, Magoti Jamal, Morris Sarah A., Baker Richard H., Clarke Thomas, Correa-Garhwal Sandra M., Hayashi Cheryl Y., Friend Kyle, Opell Brent D(2023). Orb weaver aggregate glue protein composition as a mechanism for rapid evolution of material properties. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 11. fevo.2023.1099481.

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