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Current Fellows

The Chemical Biology Laboratory boasts a wide variety of expertise stemming from outstanding Fellows from diverse backgrounds who join the Lab for a post-baccalaureate or post-doctoral fellowship.

Dr. Sumirtha Balaratnam
Dr. Sumirtha Balaratnam (Schneekloth Group)
Nucleic Acid Structure/Interaction/Functional Analysis; Molecular Biology and Genetics; Protein Biochemistry; Microscopy and Cell Culture
Ph.D. Chemistry, Kent State University, Kent, OH USA
B.S. Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Dr. David Bartee
Dr. David Bartee (Meier Group)
Organic Synthesis, Enzymology, Inhibitor Design
Ph.D. Chemical Biology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD USA
B.S. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD USA
Dr. Dorothy Butler
Dr. Dorothy Butler (Gildersleeve Group)
Carbohydrate Synthesis, Organic Synthesis, Glycobiology, Microbiology
Ph.D. Chemistry, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN USA
B.S. Chemistry, Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, ID USA
Dr. Donald Caldwell
Dr. Donald Caldwell (Schnermann Group)
Organic Methodology Development; Small Molecule Synthesis; Medicinal Chemistry
M.S. Organic Chemistry, Indiana University of Pennsylvannia, Indiana, PA USA
B.S. Chemistry, Clarion University, Clarion, PA USA
Dr. Ramesh Chingle
Dr. Ramesh Chingle (Burke Group)
Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Peptide Chemistry, Heterocyclic Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Multi-step synthesis, Solid Phase Peptide Synthesis, Drug Discovery, Cyclic Peptides, NMR Spectroscopy
Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Quebéc, Canada
M.Sc. Organic Chemistry, Goa University, Panaji, Goa, India
B.Sc. Chemistry, Ponda Education Society’s College of Arts & Science, Ponda, Goa, India
Dr. Molly Congdon
Dr. Molly Congdon (Gildersleeve Group)
Organic Synthesis, Glycobiology, Glycochemistry
Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA USA
B.S. Chemistry, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA USA
Dr. Harrison Daly
Dr. Harrison Daly (Schnermann Group)
Organic Synthesis, Fluorescence, Chemical Biology, Fluorescent Guided Surgery
Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
B.Sc. Medicinal Chemistry & Chemical Biology, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Dr. Victorien Delannee
Dr. Victorien Delannee (Nicklaus Group)
Algorithm, Data Analysis, Database
M.S. Bioinformatics and Genomics, University of Rennes 1, Rennes, France
B.A. Biology and Biochemistry, University of Nantes, Nantes, France
Dr. Davendra Kumar Dhaked
Dr. Davendra Kumar Dhaked (Nicklaus Group)
Chemoinformatics, Scripting, Quantum Chemical Studies, Computer-Aided Drug Design
Ph.D. Medicinal Chemistry, National Institute of Pharmaceutical, Education & Research, Mohali, India
M. Pharm. Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Bombay College of Pharmacy, Mumbai, India
B. Pharm. Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur, India
Dr. Gali Fichman
Dr. Gali Fichman (Schneider Group)
Self-assembled Peptides, Bio-adhesive & Antibacterial Materials, Hydrogels
Ph.D. Biotechnology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
M. Sc. Biotechnology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
B. Sc. Biotechnology Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negeb, Berrsheba, Israel
Dr. Yihang Jing
Dr. Yihang Jing (Meier Group)
Organic Synthesis, Peptide Chemistry, Chemoproteomics, Nucleosome Dynamics
Ph.D. Chemistry, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, PR China
B.S. Polymer Science, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, PR China
Dr. Xiao Liang
Dr. Xiao Liang (Schneekloth Group)
Medicinal Chemistry, Organic Synthesis
Ph.D. Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
B.S. Chemistry Nankai, University, Tianjin, China
Dr. Michael Luciano
Dr. Michael Luciano (Schnermann Group)
Organic Synthesis
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT USA
B.S. Chemistry, Merrimack College, North Andover, MA USA
Dr. Pankaj Mahajan
Dr. Pankaj Mahajan (Burke Group)
Organic Synthesis, Medicinal Chemistry, Chemical Biology
Ph.D. Organic Synthesis, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India
M. Sc. Organic Chemistry, North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon, India
B.Sc. Chemistry, North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon, India
Dr. Siddharth Matikonda
Dr. Siddharth Matikonda (Schnermann Group)
Chemical Biology, Bioorthogonal Chemistry, Antibody Drug Conjugates, Fluorophore Chemistry, Small Molecule Synthesis
Ph.D. Chemical Biology, University of Otago, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
Honors Thesis Medicinal Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawerence, KS USA
B.S. Pharmacy, BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad, India
Dr. Stephen Miller
Dr. Stephen Miller (Schneider Group)
Peptide & Protein Synthesis, Biomaterials, Protein-Protein Interactions
Ph.D. Bioorganic Chemistry, New York University, New York, NY USA
M.S. Chemistry, New York University, New York, NY USA
B.S. Chemistry, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY USA
Dr. Utpal Mondal
Dr. Utpal Mondal (Barchi Group)
Glyco-conjugate Synthesis and Characterization; Organic Synthesis, Peptide Synthesis; Medicinal Chemistry; Nanoparticle Synthesis and Characterization; Glycobiology
M. Pharm. University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
B. Pharm. University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Dr. Monessha Nambiar
Dr. Monessha Nambiar (Schneider Group)
Peptide Synthesis Biomaterials
Ph.D. Chemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN USA
B.Sc. Nanotechnology, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
Dr. Kellie Nance
Dr. Kellie Nance (Meier Group)
Organic Synthesis, Assay Development, Molecular Biology
Ph.D. Chemistry, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN USA
B.S. Chemistry, Kentucky Wesleyan College, Owensboro, KY USA
Dr. Shaifaly Parmar
Dr. Shaifaly Parmar (Schneekloth Group)
Molecular and Cellular Biology
Ph.D. Biotechnology, Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar, India
M.Sc. Biotechnology, Banasthali University, Jaipur, India
B.Sc. Biotechnology, Barkatullah University, Bhopal, India
Dr. Hitesh Patel
Dr. Hitesh Patel (Nicklaus Group)
Chemoinformatics, Big Data Analysis, Programming, Computer Aided Drug Design
Ph.D. Pharmacoinformatics, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
M. Pharm. Pharmacoinformatics, National Institute of Pharmaceutical, Education & Research, Mohali, India
B. Pharm. Pharmacoinformatics, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, India
Dr. Minervo Perez-Lopez
Dr. Minervo Perez-Lopez (Meier Group)
Assay Development, Kinase Biology, Mass Spectrometry, Phosphoprotemics
Ph.D. Chemical Biology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN USA
B.S. Pre-Professional Health, Benedictine University, Lisle, IL USA
Dr. Curran Rhodes
Dr. Curran Rhodes (Schneekloth Group)
Peptide Synthesis, High-Throughput Screening, Medicinal Chemistry
Ph.D. Chemistry, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH USA
B.S. Biochemistry, Ohio University, Athens, OH USA
Dr. Sebastian Temme
Dr. Sebastian Temme (Gildersleeve Group)
Glycochemistry, Bioorganic chemistry
Ph.D. Chemistry, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA USA
B.S. Chemistry, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA USA
Dr. Supuni Thalalla Gamage
Dr. Supuni Thalalla Gamage (Meier Group)
Nucleic Acid Biochemistry, Epitranscriptomics, Molecular Biology
Ph.D. Biochemistry, Wayne State University, Detriot, MI USA
B.Sc. Chemical Biology, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Dr. Ek Raj Thapaliya
Dr. Ek Raj Thapaliya (Schnermann Group)
Organic Synthesis, Small Molecule Synthesis, Fluorescent Dyes for Bioimaging and Sensing Application, Photocaged and Photo-switchable Drugs in Cellular Physiology
Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL USA
M. Sc. Organic Chemistry, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
B.Sc. Organic Chemistry, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
Dr. Xiaoyi (Eileen) Wang
Dr. Xiaoyi (Eileen) Wang (Schneider Group)
Pepide/Protein Synthesis; Organic Synthesis; Native Chemical Ligation; Hydrogel Technology
Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
M. Res. Drug Discovery & Development, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
B.Sc. Pharmaceutical Engineering, Nanjing Tech University, Jiangsu, China
Dr. Mo Yang
Small Molecule Microarrays, Biomaterials, Surface Chemistry
Ph.D. Material Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, PR China
B.S. Polymer Materials and Engineering, Jilin University, Jilin Province, PR China