Alumni

Graduate Students

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Thom Endean
B.S., Hope College, 2013
Ph.D., UC Irvine, 2018
tendean@uci.edu
2014–2015 GAANN Fellow
2015–2017 Graduate Safety Fellowship
Current Position:

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David Dawson
B.S., Brandeis University, 2012
Ph.D., UC Irvine, 2017
Current Position: Research Principal at CW Analytical Laboratories
dddawson@uci.edu

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Mikhail Konev
B.S., Western Washington University, 2012
Ph.D., UC Irvine, 2017
2016 JSPS/EAPSI Fellowship, held in Osaka University
Current Position: Postdoc at AstraZeneca
mkonev@uci.edu

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Lucas Erickson
B.A., Macalester College, 2012
Ph.D., UC Irvine, 2017
Current Position: Postdoc with Ronald Raines
lerickso@uci.edu

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Luke Hanna
B.S. CSU, Fullerton, 2010
Ph.D., UC Irvine, 2016
lehanna@uci.edu
2012–2015 GAANN Fellow
2016 Dissertation Fellowship
Current Position: Postdoc with Sarah Reisman

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Emily Tollefson
B.S., Pacific Lutheran University, 2011
Ph.D., UC Irvine, 2016
etollefs@uci.edu
2011 GOF Fellow
2012 NSF GRFP Honorable Mention
2016 Lilly Graduate Fellowship
Current Position: Postdoc with Erin Carlson

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Charlotte Osborne
B.A., Willamette University, 2011
Ph.D., UC Irvine, 2015
osbornec@uci.edu
2011, 2012 & 2013 NSF GRFP Honorable Mentions
NIH NRSA Predoctoral Fellow
Current Position: Medical Writer, Envision Pharma Group

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Michael Harris

B.A., Willamette University, 2010
Ph.D, UC Irvine, 2015
harrism1@uci.edu
2010 UCI Chancellor’s Fellow
2011 UCI Ford Family Foundation Fellow
2011 UCI Chemistry Teaching Award
2012 NSF Graduate Research Fellow
Current position: Principal Scientist, Pfizer

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Aaron George Johnson
B.S., BYU, 2009
Ph.D., UC Irvine, 2015
a.g.johnson@uci.edu
2011 NSF GRFP Honorable Mention
2012 LaVerne Noyes Fellowship
2013 Gebel Award
Current position: D1C Process Engineer, Intel Corporation

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Iva Yonova
B.S., Bryn Mawr, 2008
Ph.D., UC Irvine, 2013
2011 UCI Chemistry Teaching Award
Current Position: Clinical Project Coordinator, Quintiles

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Hanna Wisniewska
B.S., UC Berkeley, 2007
Ph.D., UC Irvine, 2013
GAANN Fellow
Postdoc, Finn Group, Georgia Tech
Current Position: Principal Scientist, Pfizer

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Elizabeth Swift
B.S., UC Santa Barbara, 2008
Ph.D., UC Irvine, 2013
2012 UCI Pedagogical Fellow
Current Position: Abbvie

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Peg Greene

B.S., Villanova University, 2005
DuPont CR&D, 2005-2008
Ph.D., UC Irvine, 2013
Current Position: BASF Chemical Company

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Buck Taylor
B.A., Willamette University, 2006
Ph.D., UC Irvine, 2012
2007 UCI Chancellor’s Fellow
2008 UCI Chemistry Teaching Award
2011 UCI Pedagogical Fellow
2011 Allergan Graduate Fellow
Graduate Dean’s Dissertation Fellow
2012 Hal Moore Award
2012 Outstanding Contributions to the Chemistry Teaching Program Award
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Portland
https://www1.up.edu/academics/faculty-profiles/2017-new-faculty-profiles/buck-taylor.html

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Ben Kohn
B.A., Reed College, 2005
Synarc, Inc. 2005-2006
Ph.D., UC Irvine, 2012
Vertex Graduate Fellow
Postdoc, Rovis Group, Colorado State
Current Position: Boston Biomedical
email: ben.kohn@colostate.edu

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Florrie Williams
B.S., NYU, 2006
Ph.D., UC Irvine, 2011
2010 Smitrovich Prize
Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Alberta
http://www.chem.ualberta.ca/~williamslab/
email: fw2@princeton.edu

Mike Shaghafi
Mike Shaghafi

B.S., UC Davis, Biochemistry, 2003
Celera Genomics, Medicinal Chemistry, 2003-05
Ph.D., UC Irvine, 2011
Green Materials Program Fellow
REGM Fellow
Postdoc, Overman Group, UC Irvine
Current Position: eFFECTOR Therapeutics, Inc.

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Nick Barczak
B.S., University of Rochester, 2003
Neurogen Corp, Discovery, 2003-2005
Ph.D., UC Irvine, 2011
Postdoc, Ferreira Group, Colorado State University
Current Position: Forma Therapeutics

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Tim Barker
B.A., St. Olaf College, 2006
Ph.D., UC Irvine, 2011
Graduate Dean’s Dissertation Fellow
NIH Postdoc, Boger Group, The Scripps Research Institute
Current Position: Assistant Professor, College of Charleston
email: barkertj@cofc.edu

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Robin Grote
B.A., San Diego State University, 2005
Ph.D., UC Irvine, 2010
ARCS Fellow
Postdoc, Danishefsky Group, Columbia University
Current Position: Associate Professor, Otterbein University
email: rgrote@otterbein.edu

Postdocs


Nadia Ilchenko
Ph.D. with Kálmán Szabó, Stockholm University, 2017
nilchenk@uci.edu
2017–2019 Stiftelsen Olle Engkvist Byggmästare Fellowship
Current position: Astra Zeneca, Stockholm, Quality Assurance Officer

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Josh Waetzig
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2008
(Advisor: Prof. Paul Hanson)
B.S. Creighton University, 2003
Current Position: Scientist, Millennium Pharmaceuticals
email: jwaetzig@hotmail.com

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Aaron Amick
B.S., Juniata College, 2003
Ph.D., Boston College, 2008
(Advisor: Prof. Lawrence T. Scott)
Current position:  Professor, Washington College
email: aamick2@washcoll.edu

Visiting Professors


Nancy Williams
Associate Professor of Chemistry
The Keck Science Department of Claremont McKenna, Scripps, and Pitzer Colleges
nwilliams@kecksci.claremont.edu

Visiting Students


Zi Qi Wang
Undergraduate Student at Nankai University

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Kenji Domon
Graduate Student at University of Tokyo

Undergraduate Students


Elena Thomas
UC Irvine 2018
2018 NSF GRFP Fellowship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel Chang
Chapman University 2019
Chapman SURF Fellow 2018


Lizette De Guzman
UC Irvine 2020

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Bernadette Mercado
UC Irvine 2017
Pfizer AIR Fellowship
UROP Fellow
2016 Allergan Fellowship
Current Position: R&D Chemist, Allure Labs

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Marissa Tranquilli
Cornell University, 2015
Chem-SURF REU Summer Fellow
email: mmt62@cornell.edu

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Bianca Christensen
UCI, 2014
Allergan, SURP, and UROP Summer Fellow
email: bchrist1@uci.edu

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Sophia Nael
UC Riverside, 2013
NSF REU Chem-SURF Summer Fellow
email: snael001@ucr.edu

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Ruben Martinez
UC Irvine, 2012
Allergan, SURP, and UROP Summer Fellow
Merck Award
NSF Graduate Research Fellow, Baran Group, The Scripps Research Institute
Current Position: Research Scientist at IDEAYA Biosciences
email: lpmartin@scripps.edu

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Naoko Ichiishi

UC Irvine, 2011
Pfizer Organic Research Award
Allergan, SURP, and UROP Summer Fellow
HHMI International Student Fellow, Sanford Group, University of Michigan
Current Position: Research Scientist at Takeda Pharmaceuticals
email: naokoi@umich.edu

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Markus Doerr

Undergraduate, Philips-Universitaet Marburg, Germany
NSF REU Summer Research Fellow
Current Position: Ph.D. Student in Chemical Biology at Philipps-University, Marburg, Germany
email: markusdoerr@hotmail.de

Chanel Easley
Chanel Easley

Undergraduate, Pennsylvania State University
NSF REU Summer Fellow
Anticipated Graduation: 2011
email: cre5019@psu.edu

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Erik Jan Lindeboom
Undergraduate Student
College of Leiden, Netherlands
Current position:  Graduate student, Sherburn Group, Australian National University
email: erikjanlindeboom@hotmail.com

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Brian McGrew
Undergraduate Student
Allergan, SURP and UROP Summer Fellow
email: bmcgrew@uci.edu

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James Moten
Undergraduate, NMSU
NSF REU Summer Fellow
email: jmoten@nmsu.edu

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Ryan Naylor
Undergraduate, UC Irvine
Novartis and UROP Summer Fellow
Current Position: NIH F30 MD/PhD Fellow, Mayo Clinic
email: naylor.ryan@mayo.edu

High School Students


Juan Pedroza
Godinez Fundamental High School

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Bonnie Huang
El Toro High School 2017
2016 UCI Cancer Research Institute Youth Fellowship Program

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Jessica Zeng

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Renee Crippen
2015 UCI Cancer Center Youth Science Fellow