Group Alumni

Edgar Alaniz

Undergraduate Student

  • Class of 2017 (B.S. Biochemistry), University of Rochester, Rochester NY
  • Independent Research (Sept 2014-June 2015), REU summer2015
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Steven Archer

Undergraduate Student (Jul 2009 – May 2010)

  • B.S. 2011 (Biomedical Engineering), University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • McNair fellow (Summer 2009), Independent Research (Jan 2009 - May 2010)
  • Current Position: Software Systems Engineer at BAE Systems
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Dr. Priyanka Bajaj

Postdoctoral fellow (Feb 2015- Sep 2016)

  • Ph.D. 2014, NIPER - Mohali, India
  • M.S. 2009 (Biotechnology), Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana, India
  • Current Position: postdoctoral fellow at University of Michigan
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Hassan Beesley

Undergraduate Student

  • Class of 2018, (B.S. Biochemistry) University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • May 2016 - Dec 2017
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Dr. Nina Bionda

Postdoctoral fellow (May 2013- August 2015)

  • Ph.D. 2013, Florida Atlantic University - Boca Raton, FL
  • M.S. 2007 (Biochemical Engineering), Faculty for Food Technology and Biotechnology, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Current Position: senior researcher at iFyber
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Lauren Bolz

Undergraduate Student

  • Class of 2017 (B.S. Chemistry), University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • RIF (summer 2015), indipendent research (Sept 2015-Decemmebr 2015)
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Rachel Bonn-Breach

Undergraduate Student

  • Class of 2017 (B.S. Biochemistry, B. A. Chemistry), University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Volunteering (May 2014), REU summer 2015, independent research (2015-2016)
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Dr. Melanie Bordeaux

Postdoctoral fellow (Nov 2012- Nov 2014)

  • Ph.D. 2012, National Graduate School of Chemistry, Montpellier, France
  • M.S. 2007 (Biochemistry), University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
  • Current Position: Director at Research Platform for Creating Rural Shared Value, La Cumplida, Matagalpa, Nicaragua
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Douglas Bowlby

Undergraduate Student

  • Class of 2017 (B.S. Biochemistry, B. A. Psychology), University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • REU summer 2015
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Chandra Ade Brown

Undergraduate Student (Feb 2012- Aug 2012)

  • Class of 2013 (B.A. Chemistry), University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • McNair fellow (Summer 2012), Independent Research
  • Current Position: Grad student at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
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Micah Brown

Undergraduate Student (Oct 2010 - May 2011)

  • Class of 2013 (B.S. Chemistry), University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Independent Research (Oct 2010 - May 2011)
  • Current Position: Graduate Student at University of North Carolina at Chapel
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Garrick Centola

Undergraduate Student

  • Class of 2016, (BS Chemistry) University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Independent Research (Jun 2013 - Dec 2013; Jan - June 2015), senior thesis (Sept 2015 - May 2016)
  • Current Position: Graduate student at University of Maryland (Baltimore)
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Philip Cistrone

Undergraduate Student (Jan 2012 – May 2013)

  • Class of 2013 (B.S. Biochemistry), University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • de Kiewiet fellow Summer 2012, Independent and Senior Thesis Research
  • Current Position: Graduate Student at The Scripps Research Institute (Philip Dawson lab), La Jolla, CA La Jolla
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Aaron Cravens

Undergraduate Student (Mar 2013- Dec 2013)

  • Class of 2014 (BS Mathematics), University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Independent Research (Mar 2013- Dec 2013)
  • Current Position: Bioengineering Graduate Student at Stanford University, Stanford CA
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Michele Crotti

Visiting Graduate Student

  • M.S. 2013 (Industrial Biotechnology), Universita' dell'Insubria, Milano (Italy)
  • Graduate class of 2017
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Abby Cryan

Master Student (Sept 2012 – Jan 2014)

  • M. S. 2014 (Chemistry), University of Rochester, NY
  • B.S. 2012 (Biochemistry), Daemen College, Buffalo, NY
  • Current Position: middle school science educator and department chair
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John DeCourcey

Undergraduate Student (Jan 2014 – May 2015)

  • Class of 2015 (B.S. Chemistry), University of Rochester, Rochester NY
  • Research: MOrPHs
  • Current Position: Lab tech, Instrumentation Laboratory (Bedford, MA)
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Matthew Demars II

Undergraduate Student (Jan 2011 – May 2012)

  • Class of 2012 (B.S. Biochemistry/B.A. Chemistry), University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • DeKiewiet fellow (Summer 2011), Independent and Senior Thesis Research
  • Current Position: Graduate student at the University of Michigan (David Sherman lab)
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Dr. Ivan de Paola

Postdoctoral fellow (October 2015- June 2017)

  • Postdoctoral Fellow (2012-2015), Institute of Biostructure and Bioimaging, Napoli, Italy
  • Ph.D. 2012, IBB-CNR, Napoli, Italy
  • B.S. 2005 (Pharmaceutical Biotechnology), "Federico II" University, Napoli, Italy
  • Current Position: Research associate at Fresenius Kabi
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Tatyana Dyndikova

Undergraduate Student (Jul 2011 – May 2013)

  • Class of 2013 (B.S. Chemistry), University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Independent and Senior Thesis Research
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Shady El Damaty

Undergraduate Student (Nov 2008 – May 2011)

  • B.S. 2011 (Neuroscience), University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • McNair fellow (Summer 2009), Independent Research (Jan 2009 - May 2010)
  • Current Position: Graduate Student at Georgetown University, Interdepartmental Program in Neuroscience
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Dr. John Frost

Graduate Student (May 2009 – Nov 2014)

  • Ph.D. 2014, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • B.S. 2009 (Chemistry), Canisius College, Buffalo, NY
  • Current Position: Senior Scientist at Merk
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Justin Galardi

Undergraduate Student

  • Class of 2018, (B.S. Biochemistry ) SUNY Brockport, NY
  • June 2017 - Aug 2017
  • Research: Myoglobin
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Dr. Simone Giovani

Postdoctoral fellow (January 2015- January 2016)

  • Ph.D. 2013, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
  • B.S. 2009 (Pharmaceutical Chemistry), University of Siena, Siena, Italy
  • Current Position: Scientist, at BiosYnth - Menarini
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Katherine Grasso

Undergraduate Student

  • Class of 2016 (B.S. Chemistry), University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Volunteering (June 2014- March 2015), indipendent research(Sep 2015 - May 2016)
  • Current Position: Graduate student at Boston College
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Jabari Henriques

Undergraduate Student

  • Class of 2012, North Carolina A&M University
  • McNair fellow (Summer 2011)
  • Current Position: Analytical Chemistry Technician, Proctor & Gamble
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Nicholas Hill

Undergraduate Student

  • Class of 2015, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • REU fellow Summer 2013, Independent Research (Sept 2013- May2015), senior thesis
  • Current Position: Graduate student at University of Colorado, Boulder
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Soaiful Islam

Undergraduate Student

  • Class of 2012 (B.A. Chemistry), University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • McNair fellow (Summer 2010), Independent Research (Jun 2010 - May 2011)
  • Current Position: MS candidate, City College of New York
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Nicholas Jacob

Undergraduate Student (Jan 2010 – May 2013)

  • Class of 2013 (B.S. Chemistry), University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • REU fellow (Summer 2010), Independent and Senior Thesis Research
  • Current Position: Graduate Student at The Scripps Research Institute (Kim Janda lab), LaJolla CA
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Robbin Jang

Undergraduate Student

  • Class of 2019, (B.S. Chemical Engineering ) University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • May 2017 - Sep 2017
  • Research: Myiglobin
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Catherine (Jeongeun) Kil

Undergraduate Student (Jan 2010 – Jul 2010)

  • B.S. 2011 (Chemistry), University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Independent Research (Sep 2009 - Dec 2009)
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Dr. Joshua Kolev

Graduate Student (May 2010 – Aug 2015)

  • Ph.D. 2015, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • B.S. 2010 (Chemistry), Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
  • Current Position: senior scientist at Merck
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Peter Krasniak

Undergraduate Student

  • Class of 2014 (BS Chemistry), University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Independent Research Summer 2012, Senior Thesis (Sept 2013- present)
  • Current Position: MD candidate at University of Rochester Medical School
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Emma Kruger

Undergraduate Student

  • Class of 2020, (B.S. Biochemistry) University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • June 2017 - Dec 2017
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Yick Chong Lam

Undergraduate Student (Jan 2011– May 2013)

  • B.S. 2013 (Chemistry), University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • McNair fellow (Summer 2011), Independent and Senior Thesis Research
  • Current Position: Graduate Student at Yale University (Jason Crawford lab)
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Hojun Lee

Undergraduate Student (Jan 2011 – Apr 2012)

  • Class of 2014 (B.S. Chemical Engineering), University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Research: P450 engineering
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Queenie (Qi Ying) Li

Undergraduate Student

  • Class of 2015 (B.A. Chemistry), University of Rochester, Rochester NY
  • Independent Research (Jun 2014-May 2015)
  • Current Position: MD candidate at Albert Einstein College of Medicine
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Amy Liu (Yi-Wen)

Undergraduate Student

  • Class of 2016 (B.S. Chemical Engineering), University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • REACH student (summer 2015), indipendent research (Sept 2015 - May 2016t)
  • Current Position: Graduate student at Cornell University (Ithaca)
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Dr. Satyanarayana Maragani

Postdoctoral fellow

  • Postdoc (2009-2010), University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Current Position: Postdoctoral researcher at UMass Lowell
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Joshua Mcgough

Undergraduate Student

  • Class of 2017 (B.S. Biochemistry), University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Independent Research (Sep 2014-August 2015), REU summer 2015
  • Research: MOrPHs
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Maryam Mohammed

Undergraduate Student (Sep 2011 – July 2012)

  • Class of 2012 (B.S. Biochemistry), University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Independent Researchn
  • Current Position: MD candidate at Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago
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Kenneth Myers

Undergraduate Student

  • B.S. 2011 (Chemistry), Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA
  • REU fellow (Summer 2010)

Louis Papa

Undergraduate Student (Jun 2011 – May 2014)

  • Class of 2014 (B.S. Biochemistry/B.A. Chemistry), University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Independent Research (Jun 2011-May2012), REU fellow (Summer 2012), Senior Thesis (Sept 2013- present)
  • Current Position: Graduate Student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Christopher Peralta

Undergraduate Student

  • Class of 2018, (B.S. Biochemistry) University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • January 2017 - Dec 2017
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Dr. Phuong Quoc Thuc Nguyen

Postdoctoral fellow (Aug 2015- Nov 2016)

  • Postdoctoral Fellow (2013- 2015), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Ph.D. 2013, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • B.S. 2007 (Food Technology), HCMC University of Technology, Vietnam
  • Current Position:
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Tasha Raman

Undergraduate Student (Sep 2009 – Dec 2009)

  • B.S. 2011 (Neuroscience), University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Independent Research (Sep 2009 - Dec 2009)

Rajesh Ravikumar

Undergraduate Student (Jan 2009 – May 2011)

  • B.S. 2011 (Biochemistry), University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • REU fellow (Summer 2010), Independent Research (Jan 2009 - May 2011)
  • Current Position: MBA candidate at Tepper School of Business
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Brian Shafer

Undergraduate Student

  • Class of 2012 (B.S. Biochemistry), University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Independent Research (Feb 2010 - Dec 2011)
  • Current Position: MD Ophthalmology resident at Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
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Dr. Ritesh Singh

Postdoctoral fellow (Jan 2013- Dec 2014)

  • Ph.D. 2012, CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute - Jawahal Lal Nehru University, India
  • M.S. 2006 (Chemistry), University of Lucknow, Lucknow, India
  • Current Position: Assistant Professor (INSPIRE Faculty) at Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology Division CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, INDIA
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Dr. Jessica M. Smith

Graduate Student (Jan 2009 – May 2014)

  • Ph.D. 2014, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • B.S. 2008 (Chemistry), Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
  • Current Position: Lecturer at SUNY Brockport in Brockport, NY
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Dr. Gopeekrishnan Sreenilayam

Postdoctoral fellow (March 2014- June 2017)

  • Postdoctoral Fellow (2011-2013), Temple University
  • Ph.D. 2011, U of Iowa
  • R&D Chemist (2004-2005), Aurigene, India
  • R&D Chemist (2001-2004), Biocon, India
  • M.S. 2000 (Chemistry), Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India
  • Current Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Indiana University South Bend in South Bend, IN
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Philip Sutera

Undergraduate Student

  • Class of 2014 (B.S. Chemistry/B.S. Neuroscience), University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Independent Research (Jan 2012- Jul 2012), Senior thesis research (Sept 2013- present)
  • Current Position: MD/PhD candidate
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Dr. Vikas Tyagi

Postdoctoral fellow (December 2013- Aug 2016)

  • Ph.D. 2013, CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute - Jawahal Lal Nehru University, India
  • M.S. 2007 (Chemistry), C.C.S. University, Meerut, India
  • Current Position: postdoctoral fellow at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (NC)
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Jim Weitzel

Undergraduate Student (Feb 2013- Dec 2013)

  • Class of 2016 (BS in Chemical Engineering), University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Independent Research (Feb 2013- Dec 2013)
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Abe (Zhijie) Wu

Undergraduate Student

  • Class of 2015, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Independent Research (Feb 2013- May 2015)
  • Current Position: Graduate Student at University of Wisconsin–Madison
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Jacqueline Zaengle

Undergraduate Student

  • B.S. 2011 (Chemistry), University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • REU fellow (Summer 2009), Independent and Senior Thesis Research (Jan 2009 - May 2010)
  • Current Position: Researcher, Diffinity Genomics
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Christine Ziegler

Undergraduate Student

  • Class of 2016, (BS Molecular Genetics and BS Chemistry) University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • REU fellow Summer 2013, Independent Research (Feb 2013- May 2013, Aug 2013 - Dec 2014 and Aug 2015 - Jan 2016)
  • Current Position: Graduate Student at University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
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Dr. Kaidong Zhang

Postdoctoral Fellow (July 2009 – July 2012)

  • Ph.D. 2008, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
  • B.S. 1998 (Chemistry), Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China
  • Current Position: Senior Chemist, Metaara Medical Technologies
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