Former Group Members

 

nalee-riddell

  • Nalee Riddell
  • Biochemistry Major
  • Research Project: A little bit of everything
  • Graduation Year: 2017

 

  • Blanca Estepablanca-estepa
  • Chemist
  • Research Project: Development of a Chiral Tetradentate Lewis Acid Catalyst
  • Graduation Year: 2015
  • Leah DignanLeah Dignan
  • Chemistry Major
  • RESEARCH PROJECT: Development of Photoisomerizable Enzyme Inhibitors
  • GRADUATION YEAR: 2017

 

Taylor Engdahl

  • Taylor Engdahl
  • Biochemistry Major
  • RESEARCH PROJECT: Development of a Photoisomerizable Tubulin Polymerization Inhibitor
  • GRADUATION YEAR: 2017

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  • Sarah Lock
  • Biochemistry Major
  • RESEARCH PROJECT: Development of a Photoisomerizable Tubulin Polymerization Inhibitor
  • GRADUATION YEAR: 2016

Wyatt Paulishak

  • Wyatt Paulishak
  • Biochemistry Major
  • RESEARCH PROJECT: A Little Bit of Everything!
  • GRADUATION YEAR: 2016

Azhar Ravji

  • Azhar Ravji
  • Biochemistry Major
  • RESEARCH PROJECT: Development of Tetradentate Lewis Acid Catalysts
  • GRADUATION YEAR: 2016

Kari Schweiger

  • Kari Schweiger
  • Chemistry Major
  • RESEARCH PROJECT: A Little Bit of Everything!
  • GRADUATION YEAR: 2016

Ashton Engdahl

  • Ashton Engdahl
  • Biochemistry Major
  • RESEARCH PROJECT: Development of a Photoisomerizable Tubulin Polymerization Inhibitor
  • GRADUATION YEAR: 2015
  • SINCE GRADUATION: University of Maryland School of Medicine

Tessa Scheckelhoff

  • Tessa Scheckelhoff
  • Biochemistry Major
  • RESEARCH PROJECT: Development of Photoisomerizable Enzyme Inhibitors
  • GRADUATION YEAR: 2015
  • SINCE GRADUATION: Gap year before medical school

Nick Smith

  • Nick Smith
  • Biochemistry Major
  • RESEARCH PROJECT: Progress Towards Synthesis of Transition Metal Complexes to Mimic Complex Natural Products
  • GRADUATION YEAR: 2015
  • SINCE GRADUATION: Vanderbilt PhD Program

Nathan Wong

  • Nathan Wong
  • Biochemistry Majors
  • RESEARCH PROJECT: Synthesis and Assessment of Putative Bioctive Metal Analogues
  • GRADUATION YEAR: 2015
  • SINCE GRADUATION: Brandeis PhD Program

Asad Akhund

  • Asad Akhund
  • Biochemistry Major
  • RESEARCH PROJECT: Progress Towards the Synthesis of a Transition Metal Stemoamide Analogue
  • GRADUATION YEAR: 2014
  • SINCE GRADUATION: Cornell University

Sam Knecht

  • Sam Knecht
  • Biochemistry Major
  • RESEARCH PROJECT: Synthesis of Metal Complexes with Promising Structures and Functions
  • GRADUATION YEAR: 2014
  • SINCE GRADUATION: University of Maryland School of Medicine

Michele Paterson

  • Michele Paterson
  • Chemistry Major
  • RESEARCH PROJECT: Design of Novel Azo-stilbene Inhibitors
  • GRADUATION YEAR: 2014
  • SINCE GRADUATION: Philipps Universitat Marburg (Germany)

James Tomkinson

  • James Tomkinson
  • Biochemistry/Biology Majors
  • RESEARCH PROJECT: Cancer Vaccines
  • GRADUATION YEAR: 2014
  • SINCE GRADUATION: Virginia Commonwealth School of Medicine

Lisa WIlliams

  • Lisa Williams
  • Biochemistry Major
  • RESEARCH PROJECT: Development of an RNA Aptamer using Radioactive-Free SELEX
  • GRADUATION YEAR: 2014
  • SINCE GRADUATION: University of Glasgow (Scotland) Veterinary Medicine School

Caity Anderson

  • Caitlin Anderson
  • Biochemistry/Biology Majors
  • RESEARCH PROJECT: Isolation, Purification, and Characterization of Bacterial MORN Domains
  • GRADUATION YEAR: 2013
  • SINCE GRADUATION: John’s Hopkins PhD Program

Tyler Crum

  • Tyler Crum
  • Biochemistry/Biology Majors
  • RESEARCH PROJECT: Synthesis and Structure-Activity Analysis of Azo-Resveratrol Analogues
  • GRADUATION YEAR: 2013
  • SINCE GRADUATION: Duquesne University PhD Program

Daniel Garman

  • Daniel Garman
  • Biochemistry Major
  • RESEARCH PROJECT: Synthesis and Structure-Activity Analysis of Azo-Resveratrol Analogues
  • GRADUATION YEAR: 2013
  • SINCE GRADUATION: University of Maryland at Baltimore

Joe Hood

  • Joseph Hood
  • Math Major
  • RESEARCH PROJECT: Partial Synthesis of Transition a Metal Analogue of an RNA Binding Neocarzinostatin Metabolite
  • GRADUATION YEAR: 2013

Jillian Jespersen

  • Jillian Jespersen
  • Biochemistry/Biology Majors
  • RESEARCH PROJECT: Applications and Advancements in Photochemotherapy
  • GRADUATION YEAR: 2013
  • SINCE GRADUATION: UC San Francisco PhD Program

Michelle Liggins

  • Michele Liggins
  • Biology Major
  • RESEARCH PROJECT: Isolation and Purification of Miraculin, the Taste Modifying Protein
  • GRADUATION YEAR: 2013
  • SINCE GRADUATION: Johns Hopkins Postbac Premedical Program

Josh Olexa

  • Joshua Olexa
  • Biochemistry Major
  • RESEARCH PROJECT: A Tale of Two Alkaloids-Progress toward Synthesis of Metal Coordination Complex Analogs of Naturally-Occurring Metabolites
  • GRADUATION YEAR: 2013
  • SINCE GRADUATION: University of Maryland School of Medicine

E I Sharp

  • Ian Sharp
  • Biochemistry Major
  • RESEARCH PROJECT: Progress toward an Artificial RNA-based Superoxide Dismutase
  • GRADUATION YEAR: 2013
  • SINCE GRADUATION: Saving the world with the US Coast Guard

Will Bone

  • William Bone
  • Biology/Biochemistry Majors
  • RESEARCH PROJECT: Isolation and Purification of the Sweet Protein Miraculin
  • GRADUATION YEAR: 2012
  • SINCE GRADUATION: THEN:Research Technologist at the National Institutes of Health (NIH); NOW: Agilent Technologies as a Bioinformatics Engineer

Paul DiIorio

  • Paul Di Iorio
  • Chemistry Major
  • RESEARCH PROJECT: Partial Synthesis of Transition a Metal Analog of an RNA binding Neocarzinostatin Metabolite
  • GRADUATION YEAR: 2012

Alice Han

  • Alice Han
  • Chemistry Major
  • RESEARCH PROJECT: Synthesis and Application of Transition Metal Coordinated Catalysts in Live Cells
  • GRADUATION YEAR: 2012
  • SINCE GRADUATION: West Virginia University PhD Program
  • Steven Sheridan
  • Biology/Biochemistry Majors
  • RESEARCH PROJECT: Computational Prediction of Metabolic Regulation Using Transcription Databases
  • GRADUATION YEAR: 2012
  • SINCE GRADUATION: Employed at the European Molecular Biology Lab (EMBL)
  • Tommy HallIMG_0067
  • Major: Biochemistry
  • Research Project: Development of Chiral Tetradentate Cobalt Lewis Acid Catalysts & a photoresponsive ALK5 Inhibitor
  • GRADUATION YEAR: 2017
  • SINCE GRADUATION: Technical sales at Lab society 
  • Martina Zafferani
  • Major(s): Biochemistry & Biology249066_3936742224432_1547672058_n
  • Research Project: Development of Chiral Tetradentate Copper Lewis Acid Catalysts & Synthesis of Photoresponsive Analogues of Various Pharmacophores
  • GRADUATION YEAR: 2017
  • SINCE GRADUATION: Obtaining her PhD from Duke University 

 

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Major: Biologychris-armstrong2
  • Research Project: Development of Photoresponsive COX-2 Inhibitors & Development of Chiral Tetradentate Copper Lewis Acid Catalysts
  • GRADUATION YEAR: 2017
  • SINCE GRADUATION: Graduate student at Wayne State 

 

  • Adleigh Dahl
  • Major(s): Biochemistryaddy-dahl2
  • Research Project: Development of Chiral Tetradentate CopperLewis Acid Catalysts
  • GRADUATION YEAR: 2018
  • SINCE GRADUATION: MS program at Illinois State University

 

    • Kylie Heitmankylie-heitman
    • Major: Biology

 

  • Research Project: Testing the Cellular Toxicity of VariousPhotoresponsive Drug-like Scaffolds
  • GRADUATION YEAR: 2018
  • SINCE GRADUATION: Graduate students at University of Alabama Birmingham

 

  • Courtney Kondor
  • Major(s): Chemistrycourtney-kondor
  • Research Project: Development of Photoresponsive COX-2Inhibitors
  • GRADUATION YEAR: 2017
  • SINCE GRADUATION: Wayne State obtaining her PhD

 

  • Jordan Walls Newson
  • Major(s): Biologyjordan-walls-newson
  • Research Project: Development of Photoresponsive Herbicides
  • GRADUATION YEAR: 2018
  • SINCE GRADUATION: 

 

  • Alexandra Rola
  • Major: Biochemistryalex-rola
  • Research Project: Development of Photoresponsive Herbicides
  • GRADUATION YEAR: 2018
  • SINCE GRADUATION: University of Michigan Dental school

 

  • Marcin Kazmierczek
  • Major(s): Biochemistry & Biologymarcin-kazmierczek
  • Research Project: Development of Chiral Tetradentate Copper Lewis Acid Catalysts & a Photoresponsive Oxytocin Receptor Antagonist
  • GRADUATION YEAR: 2018
  • SINCE GRADUATION:  PhD program at Boston College

 

  • Lauren Kelsey
  • Major(s): Biochemistry & Biology
  • Research Project: Development of a Photoresponsive ALK5 lauren-kelseyInhibitor
  • GRADUATION YEAR: 2018
  • SINCE GRADUATION:  Senior analytical Chemist at Biodynamics Extraction

 

  • Rebecca Ryan
  • Major(s): Biochemistryrebecca-ryan
  • Research Project: Development of Chiral Tetradentate Copper Lewis Acid Catalysts & a Photoresponsive Oxytocin Receptor Antagonist
  • GRADUATION YEAR: 2021
  • SINCE GRADUATION:  Carnegie Mellon transfer, applying for graduate programs.  

 

  • Zerick Dill
  • Major(s): Biochemistry
  • Research Project: Everything right nowzerick-website
  • GRADUATION YEAR: 2020
  • SINCE GRADUATION:  University of Michigan PhD program

 

  • Madeline Denison 
  • Major: Chemistry
  • Research Project: AZO cox-t inhibitors
  • GRADUATION YEAR: 2019
  • SINCE GRADUATION:  PhD at Wayne State for chemistry

 

  • Brock Swartz 
  • Major: Chemistry
  • Research Project: AZO kinase inhibitors, Sonic hedgehog pathway inhibitors
  • GRADUATION YEAR: 2018
  • SINCE GRADUATION:  University of North Carolina obtaining PhD

 

  • Emily Weiblen
  • Major: Biology 
  • Research Project: AZO c-raf inhibitors
  • GRADUATION YEAR: 2020
  • SINCE GRADUATION:  MSU Veterinary medicine

 

  • Jessica Allison
  • Major: Biochemistry
  • Research Project: AZO kinase inhibitors
  • GRADUATION YEAR: 2019
  • SINCE GRADUATION:  MSU medical school obtaining D.O. 

 

  • Patrick Sheperd 
  • Major: Chemistry
  • Research Project: Tubulin inhibitors based on thioindigo  
  • GRADUATION YEAR: 2018
  • SINCE GRADUATION:  MSU medical school 

 

  • Marah Ranger 
  • Major: Religious Studies
  • Research Project: AZO c-raff inhibitors
  • GRADUATION YEAR: 2020
  • SINCE GRADUATION:  Boston University masters program

 

  • Shelby Stajdl 
  • Major: Biology 
  • Research Project: Quorum sensing Azologues 
  • GRADUATION YEAR: 2020
  • SINCE GRADUATION:  Respiratory Care unit at Sparrow hospital 

 

  • Taylor Karms
  • Major: Biochemistry
  • Research Project: Quorum sensing Azologues
  • GRADUATION YEAR: 2020
  • SINCE GRADUATION:  Masters program at Ball State University