People

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Principal Investigator

Scott K. Silverman


Current Members

Graduate Students

Puzhou Wang
Tianjiong (Yves) Yao
Chih-Cheng (Peter) Yeh
Cong Zhou
Spurti U. Akki (joint)

Summer Grad Students

Shukun Yang

Laboratory Staff

Kevin M. Duffin

Undergraduate Students

Caleb C. Brandmeyer
Ramiz I. Riadi
Alexander J. Ruzicka
Tiyaporn (Tent) Tangpradabkul


Alumni
     
Postdoctoral Researchers    
Joshua L. Avins
Dana A. Baum Associate Professor of Chemistry, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri
Madhavaiah Chandra Technical Director, Vignasai Laboratories, Hyderabad, India
Amber F. Charlebois Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, SUNY Geneseo
Rachel A. Hellmann (Whitaker) Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, South Carolina
Claudia Höbartner Professor, Institute of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, Georg-August University, Göttingen, Germany
Shengxi Jin Senior Manager, TEGO Innovation Center, Evonik, Singapore
P. I. Pradeepkumar Professor of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India
Yun Xie Health Scientist, National Toxicology Prog., NIEHS; formerly AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow, Office of the Director, NIH
   
Graduate Students  
Benjamin M. Brandsen Ph.D. Dec. 2015; postdoc at University of Washington with Stanley Fields
Jagadeeswaran Chandrasekar Ph.D. Apr. 2016; Scientist, Stratos Genomics Inc., Seattle, WA
Rebecca L. [Coppins] Bunn Ph.D. Aug. 2005; previously postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis with Kathleen Hall
Chih-Chi (Jimmy) Chu Ph.D. Apr. 2017; Scientist I, Bluebird Bio, Inc., Cambridge, MA
Victor Dokukin Ph.D. July 2014; Research Scientist, Drawbridge Health, Menlo Park, CA
David C. McKinney M.S. Dec. 2003; Senior Research Scientist I, Broad Institute, Cambridge, MA
Chandrasekhar V. Miduturu Ph.D. Feb. 2006; Senior Scientist, Blueprint Medicines Corp., Cambridge, MA; prev. postdoc w/Nathanael Gray, HMS & DFCI
Seth M. Parmley M.S. Apr. 2008; instructor at Western Kentucky University, Glasgow Regional Campus; previously w/Amfine Chem. Corp., KY
Elizabeth D. Pratico Ph.D. Aug. 2008; Principal Scientist, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Morris Plains, NJ; prev. postdoc w/Bruce Sullenger, Duke Univ.
Amit Sachdeva Ph.D. Aug. 2011; faculty Lecturer in Bio-organic Chemistry, U. of East Anglia, Norwich, UK; prev. postdoc w/Jason Chin, MRC LMB
Mary Smalley Scanlan Ph.D. Dec. 2006; Group Leader, PPD, Middleton, WI; previously postdoc with J. Andrew Berglund at Univ. Oregon
Shannon M. Walsh Ph.D. Dec. 2016; postdoc at University of Colorado Denver with Jay Hesselberth
Yangming Wang Ph.D. Jan. 2006; Professor, Institute of Molecular Medicine, Peking U., China; previously postdoc w/Robert Blelloch at UCSF
Adrienne (On Yi) Wong Ph.D. Nov. 2011; Licensing Associate, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA; previously postdoc at DFCI
Ying Xiao Ph.D. Dec. 2013; Scientist I, GENEWIZ, South Plainfield, NJ
Elena Zelin LI Ph.D. Aug. 2008; Research Scientist, Innovative Genomics Initiative, UC Berkeley; previously postdoc at UIUC with Brian Freeman
   
Visiting Graduate Students  
Elena Pazos Chantrero June-Oct. 2010; graduate student at University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain; postdoc at Northwestern
   
Laboratory Staff  
Tracey K. Prior  
Sarah C. Kwon  
Elizabeth J. [Duvall] Schmidt Environmental Health and Safety Professional, Austin, TX
   
Undergraduate Students  
John M. Aguilar LI B.S. May 2012; medical student at University of Florida
Yoonhee Ahn B.S. May 2012
Marissa J. Alcantara B.S. Dec. 2005
Emily C. [Allen] Brock B.S. May 2011; grad student (MCB) at University of California, Berkeley
Samantha L. Buhr LI B.S. May 2014; engineering co-op at Kimberly-Clark
Alison J. Camden B.S. May 2016; grad student (developmental biology) at Washington University in St. Louis
Hillary D. Campbell  
Sarah C. Carter B.S. May 2006; deceased Oct. 2013
Marissa A. Castner LI B.S. May 2015; Technology Transfer Specialist at Fresenius Kabi
Kristin L. Garlanger B.S. May 2006; Doctor of Optometry at Mayo Clinic
Mara M. Dubnow LI B.S. May 2015
Joseph P. Gerdt B.S. May 2008; Ph.D. (chemistry) July 2014 at University of Wisconsin-Madison; postdoc at Harvard Medical School
Anthony R. Hesser B.S. May 2015; grad student (Chemical Biology) at Harvard University
Kelly A. [Hoadley] Manthei B.S. May 2004; Ph.D. (biochemistry) May 2013 at University of Wisconsin-Madison; postdoc at University of Michigan
Andrew J. Hoover B.S. May 2009; Ph.D. (chemistry) July 2015 at Harvard University; Senior Scientist at Merck
Nora A. Ibrahim LI B.S. May 2013; medical student at Saint Louis University
Darshil T. Jhaveri B.S. May 2008; Ph.D. 2014 at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Senior Consultant at C1 Consulting
Paul C. Klauser B.S. May 2017; grad student (chemical biology) at UC San Francisco
Stephanie N. Konecki B.S. May 2016; grad student (immunology) at University of Chicago
Diana M. [Kost] Cohen B.S. May 2008; M.D. May 2013 at Northwestern University; resident physician at University of Minnesota
Rebecca [Lahti] Matz LI B.S. May 2007; Ph.D. (chemistry) July 2012 at U. Michigan; Asst. Prof. in CREATE for STEM Institute, Michigan State University
Nickolaus C. Lammer B.S. May 2017; grad student (biochemistry) at University of Colorado at Boulder
Tam Le  
Yujeong Lee B.S. May 2016; grad student (chemistry) at Stanford University
Christine S. Lee B.S. May 2010; medical student at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA
Xinyi (Alice) Li B.S. May 2017; grad student (biochemistry) at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jonathan J. Liu B.S. May 2012
Timothy P. Mui B.S. May 2008; Ph.D. (chemistry) Sept. 2013 at California Institute of Technology; with Clorox, San Ramon, CA
Amanda E. Mulcrone B.S. May 2012; M.D. May 2016 at University of Illinois; resident physician at St. Louis Children's Hospital
Darren J. Parker B.S. May 2014; grad student (biology) at MIT
Meha P. Patel B.S. May 2007; Research Technologist II at GeneDx and graduate student at Baylor College of Medicine
Kimberly J. [Peterson] Kaufman B.S. May 2004; Ph.D. (chemistry) Jan. 2010 at U. Wisconsin; Head of Alliance Management at Invenra, Madison, WI
Sherry I. Prichodko B.S. May 2016
Whitney E. Purtha B.S. Dec. 2004; Ph.D. (immunology) at Washington University in St. Louis; postdoc at UCSF
Shilpa S. Ramesh B.S. May 2010; Director of Government & Foundation Relations, The Ali Forney Center, New York, NY
Imran Rashid B.S. May 2004; grad student (computer science) at University of Washington, Seattle; software developer, Cloudera, Chicago, IL
Natalia Recko B.S. May 2016
Benjamin L. Ricca B.S. May 2004; Ph.D. (biochem/mol. biol.) Aug. 2010 at U. Chicago; postdoc at UC Berkeley; medical writer at Health Interactions
Alexandra L. Rudolph B.S. May 2013
Daniel R. Semlow B.S. May 2005; Ph.D. (MGCB) 2015 at University of Chicago; postdoc with Johannes Walter, Harvard Medical School
Jaydeep Singh LI B.S. May 2014; Research Technologist at Northwestern University
Brian C. Smith B.S. May 2003; Ph.D. (chemistry) Aug. 2008 at U. Wisconsin; postdoc at Scripps; Asst. Prof., Biochem., Med. Coll. of Wisconsin
Sarah H. Suk  
Tania E. Velez LI B.S. May 2013; grad student (Graduate Program in Life Sciences) at Northwestern University
Rebecca J. Wehrmann B.S. May 2012; teacher of chemistry, biology, and physical science, Pulaski High School, Milwaukee, WI
Amanda C. [Wolf] Santoro B.S. May 2003; Product Manager, Global Regulatory Affairs, Hospira, Chicago, IL
Adam C. Wylder B.S. May 2017; grad student (biological sciences) at University of Chicago
Brian T. Young B.S. May 2002; grad student (environmental health) at Case Western Reserve U.; master data analyst at Progressive Insurance
   
Summer Undergraduates  
Sheila J. Franklin undergraduate student at Carthage College, Kenosha, WI
Margareta Ianosi-Irimie undergraduate student at University of Massachusetts Amherst
   
High School Students  
Natalie K. Dullerud undergraduate student at University of Southern California
Miriam A. Ross undergraduate student at Yale University