Student Profiles

 

Students participating in the program have a Home Program in either the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (CBC), or the Department of Pharmacology Toxicology.

Student Profiles

 

     

Andrew Ambrose

Email:

ambran01@email.arizona.edu

Advisor/Lab:

Eli Chapman

Research Interests:

Synthesis and development of novel anti-cancer drugs

Education:

Luther College, B.S. in Chemistry and Biology

Entered:

Fall 2013

Home Program:

Drug Discovery & Development

 

Stephen Smith

Email:

stephenfsmith@email.arizona.edu

Advisor/Lab:

TBA

 

Research Interests:

 

Education:

 

Entered:

Fall 2016

Home Program:

CBC/Biochemistry

 

     

Udeep Chawla

Email:

udchawla@email.arizona.edu

Advisor/Lab:

Michael Brown

 

Research Interests:

Membrane Lipids - Protein Interactions

Education:

University of Delhi, B.S. in Life Sciences

Jamia Millia Islamia University, M.S. in Biosciences

Entered:

Fall 2010

Home Program:

CBC/Chemistry

Daniel Plewa

Email:

danielplewa@email.arizona.edu

Advisor/Lab:

TBA

Research Interests:

 

Education:

University of Arizona

Entered:

Fall 2016

Home Program:

CBC/Chemistry

Shannon Collins

Email:

shannoncollins@email.arizona.edu

Advisor/Lab:

Pascale Charest

Research Interests:

To understand the role of mTORC2 in activating the signalling pathways that promote cell migration in invasive cancers. 

Education:

University of South Florida, B.S. in Chemistry

Entered:

Fall 2013

Home Program:

CBC/Chemistry

 

     

Chandi de Silva

Email:

csdesilva@email.arizona.edu

Advisor/Lab:

Indraneel Ghosh

Research Interests:

 

Education:

University of Colombo, B.S. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Entered:

Fall 2012

Home Program:

CBC/Chemistry

Gabriela Fernandez-Cuervo

Email:

gabrielafcv@email.arizona.edu

Advisor/Lab:

Marty Pagel

Research Interests:

Chemical Biology & Drug Discovery

Education:

University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras, B.S. in Chemistry

Entered:

Fall 2013

Home Program:

Drug Discovery & Development

Zekun Liu

Email:

liuzekun@email.arizona.edu

Advisor/Lab:

Pascale Charest

 

Research Interests:

Chemotaxis

Education:

Shandong University - B.S. in Biotechnology

Georgetown University - M.S. in Biochemistry

Entered:

Fall 2016

Home Program:

CBC/Biochemistry

Mahsa Ghaffari

Email:

mahsam@email.arizona.edu

Advisor/Lab:

Indraneel Ghosh

 

Research Interests:

Desighning orthogonal binding to small molecule

Education:

Azad University of Tehran, B.S.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, M.S.

Entered:

Fall 2011

Home Program:

CBC/Chemistry

 

Laura Basantes

Email:

laurabasantes@email.arizona.edu

Advisor/Lab:

 

Research Interests:

 

Education:

 

Entered:

Fall 2016

Home Program:

CBC/Chemistry

Dillon Hanrahan

Email:

djhanrahan@email.arizona.edu

Advisor/Lab:

Robin Polt

Research Interests:

Synthesis and structure-function relationships of glycolipid surfactants

Education:

South Dakota State University, B.S. in Chemistry

Entered:

Fall 2013

Home Program:

CBC/Chemistry

Jie He

Email:

hejie@email.arizona.edu

Advisor/Lab:

John Jewett

 

Research Interests:

 

Education:

Shandong University, B.S. in Pharmacy

Peking University, M.S. in Chemical Biology

Entered:

Fall 2012

Home Program:

CBC/Chemistry

Claudia Barahona

Email:

cbarahona@email.arizona.edu

Advisor/Lab:

TBA

Research Interests:

 

Education:

 

Entered:

Fall 2016

Home Program:

CBC/Biochemistry

kristiane torgeson

Email:

ktorgeson@email.arizona.edu

Advisor/Lab:

 

Research Interests:

 

Education:

 

Entered:

Fall 2016

Home Program:

CBC/Biochemistry

garrett davis

Email:

garrettjdavis@email.arizona.edu

Advisor/Lab:

John Jewett

Research Interests:

 

Education:

 

Entered:

Fall 2015

Home Program:

CBC/Biochemistry

Neng Ke

Email:

nengke@email.arizona.edu

Advisor/Lab:

Katrina Miranda

Research Interests:

 

Education:

New Mexico State University, M.S. in Chemistry

Entered:

Fall 2013

Home Program:

CBC/Biochemistry

taylor Gee

Email:

tgee@email.arizona.edu

Advisor/Lab:

Michael Heien

Research Interests:

 

Education:

University of Arizona

Entered:

Fall 2015

Home Program:

CBC/Biochemistry

Niloufar Mollasalehi

Email:

nmollasalehi@email.arizona.edu

Advisor/Lab:

Eli Chapman

Research Interests:

 

Education:

 

Entered:

Fall 2015

Home Program:

CBC/Biochemistry

Vishnu Kumarasamy

Email:

vishnuk@email.arizona.edu

Advisor/Lab:

Danzhou Yang

 

Research Interests:

The role of G quadruplex in the proto oncogene promoter region

Education:

Anna Unversity, B.Tech. in Industrial Biotechnology

Florida Institute of Technology, M.S. in Biotechnology

Entered:

Fall 2012

Home Program:

Drug Discovery & Development

Nicholas McConnell

Email:

nmcconnell@email.arizona.edu

Advisor/Lab:

Hong-yu Li

Research Interests:

Developing novel kinase inhibitors

Education:

California Polytechnic State University, B.S. in Biochemistry

Entered:

Fall 2013

Home Program:

Drug Discovery & Development

Matthew rollins

Email:

rollins2@email.arizona.edu

Advisor/Lab:

Jacob Schwartz

 

Research Interests:

 

Education:

 

Entered:

Fall 2015

Home Program:

CBC/Biochemstry

Sarah Young

Email:

smyoung1@email.arizona.edu

Advisor/Lab:

William Montfort

Research Interests:

 

Education:

 

Entered:

Fall 2015

Home Program:

CBC/Biochemstry

Christopher Foley

Email:

chrisfoley@email.arizona.edu

Advisor/Lab:

Christohpher Hulme

Research Interests:

 

Education:

 

Entered:

Fall 2015

Home Program:

CBC/Chemstry

Keith Olson

Email:

keitholson@email.arizona.edu

Advisor/Lab:

Victor Hruby

Research Interests:

Exploiting Biased Signaling Modalities at the Opioid Receptors for the Design of Novel Pain Therapeutics

Education:

Beloit College, B.S. in Biochemistry & Psychology

Entered:

Fall 2011

Home Program:

CBC/Chemstry

Katherine Parent

Email:

klparent@email.arizona.edu

Advisor/Lab:

Michael Heien

Research Interests:

Analytical Chemistry

Education:

Arizona State University, B.S. in Chemistry

Entered:

Fall 2012

Home Program:

CBC/Chemistry

Chathuri Kombala

Email:

cjk037@email.arizona.edu

Advisor/Lab:

Marty Pagel

Research Interests:

 

Education:

 

Entered:

Fall 2015

Home Program:

CBC/Chemistry

Marta Schoenle

Email:

mvs3@email.arizona.edu

Advisor/Lab:

Megan McEvoy

Research Interests:

 

Education:

 

Entered:

Fall 2015

Home Program:

CBC/Chemistry

Maggie Scavello

Email:

mscavello91@email.arizona.edu

Advisor/Lab:

N/A

Research Interests:

 

Education:

Penn State - University Park Campus, B.S. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biochemistry

Entered:

Fall 2013

Home Program:

CBC/Biochemistry

Damian Mason

Email:

ravenm@email.arizona.edu

Advisor/Lab:

Eli Chapman

Research Interests:

 

Education:

 

Entered:

Fall 2015

Home Program:

Drug Discovery & Development

Jessica Wales

Email:

jwales@email.arizona.edu

Advisor/Lab:

William Montfort

Research Interests:

Structural Characterization of CD47

Education:

State University of New York, B.S.

Entered:

Spring 2012

Home Program:

CBC/Biochemistry

Kevin Scott

Email:

scottka@email.arizona.edu

Advisor/Lab:

Jon Njardarson

Research Interests:

 

Education:

 

Entered:

Fall 2015

Home Program:

Drug Discovery & Development

Mahta Moinpour

 

 

EMAIL:

mmoinpour@email.arizona.edu

ADVISOR/LAB:

Jacob Schwartz

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

 

EDUCATION:

 

 

ENTERED:

Fall 2014

HOME PROGRAM:

CBC/Biochemistry

 

Rami musharrafieh

 

 

EMAIL:

ramim@email.arizona.edu

ADVISOR/LAB:

 Michael Brown

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

 

EDUCATION:

 

ENTERED:

Fall 2014

HOME PROGRAM:

CBC/Biochemistry

Jonathon Sawyer

EMAIL:

jsawyer1@email.arizona.edu

ADVISOR/LAB:

Victor Hruby

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

 

EDUCATION:

ENTERED:

Fall 2014

HOME PROGRAM:

CBC/Biochemistry

Lindsay guzman

EMAIL:

lindsayguzman@email.arizona.edu

ADVISOR/LAB:

John Jewett

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Synthesize small organic compounds to interrogate biological systems.

EDUCATION:

University of Oregon - B.S. in Chemistry

ENTERED:

Fall 2014

HOME PROGRAM:

CBC/Chemistry

Joshua Goldenberg

EMAIL:

goldenberg@pharmacy.arizona.edu

ADVISOR/LAB:

Marty Pagel

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Inflammation and infectious disease.

EDUCATION:

University of Arizona - B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology

ENTERED:

Fall 2014

HOME PROGRAM:

Drug Discovery & Development

Abigail shepard

EMAIL:

shepard@pharmacy.arizona.edu

ADVISOR/LAB:

Marty Pagel

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Developing contrast agents for tumor imaging.

EDUCATION:

Saint John Fisher College - B.S. in Chemistry

ENTERED:

Fall 2015

HOME PROGRAM:

Drug Discovery & Development