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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.

Tasmia Ahmed


tasmiaahmed@email.arizona.edu
Advisor/Lab: Nam Lee
Home Program: CBC/Biochemistry
Entered: Fall 2019
Research Interests: Protein interactions and cell signaling
Education: B.S. in Chemistry, Radford University

Bismark Amofah


bamofah@email.arizona.edu
Advisor/Lab: Indraneel Ghosh
Home Program: CBC/Biochemistry
Entered: Fall 2017
Research Interests:
Education: B.S. in Chemistry, Radford University

Ben Baker


bebaker@email.arizona.edu
Advisor/Lab:  Wolfgang Peti
Home Program: CBC/Chemistry
Entered: Fall 2018
Research Interests: Structural Charactarization of Serine/Threonine Protein Phosphatases.
Education: B.S. with an Emphasis in Biochemistry, Westmont College

Claudia Barahona


cbarahona@email.arizona.edu
Advisor/Lab: Nancy Horton
Home Program: CBC/Biochemistry
Entered: Fall 2016
Research Interests: DNA binding proteins, filament-forming enzymes
Education:  B.S. in Bio-Pharmaceutical Chemistry and M.S. in Applied Microbiology, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon

Laura Basantes


laurabasantes@email.arizona.edu
Advisor/Lab: Nancy Horton
Home Program: CBC/Chemistry
Entered: Fall 2016
Research Interests:
Education: B.S. in Chemistry, Universidad San Francisco de Quito

Genesis Cahigas


genohh@email.arizona.edu
Advisor/Lab: Pascale Charest
Home Program: CBC/Biochemistry
Entered: Fall 2017
Research Interests: Signal Transduction and Cell Migration
Education: B.S. in Biochemistry, Brigham Young University-Hawaii

Natasha Cornejo


ncornejo@email.arizona.edu
Advisor/Lab: John Jewett
Home Program: CBC/Chemistry
Entered: Fall 2017
Research Interests: Chemical biology
Education: B.S. in Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Paola Cruz Flores


paolacruzf@email.arizona.edu
Advisor/Lab:Nam Lee
Home Program: CBC/Biochemistry
Entered: Fall 2018
Research Interests: TGFB signaling pathways and their pathological implications that underlie conditions such as cancer, inflammatory and neurological disorders. 
Education: B.S. at Sonoras Institute of Technology (ITSON), Sonora Mexico. M.S. at University of Leeds 

Garrett Davis


garrettjdavis@email.arizona.edu
Advisor/Lab: John Jewett
Home Program: CBC/Biochemistry
Entered: Fall 2015
Research Interests:
Education:
B.A. in Biochemistry, Willamette University

Michael Delost


mddelost@email.arizona.edu
Advisor/Lab: Jun Wang
Home Program: Drug, Discovery & Development
Entered: Fall
Research Interests:
Education: B.S. in Chemistry, Gannon University, M.S. in Chemistry, Youngstown State University

Megan Ewbank


maewbank@email.arizona.edu
Advisor/Lab: Rebecca Page
Home Program: CBC/Biochemistry
Entered: Fall 2018
Research Interests: Structural Biology
Education: B.S., University of New Mexico

Christopher Foley


chrisfoley@email.arizona.edu
Advisor/Lab: Christopher Hulme
Home Program: CBC/Chemistry
Entered: Fall 2015
Research Interests:
Education: B.S. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of the Sciences

Niloofar Ghadirian


ghadirian@email.arizona
Advisor/Lab: Nancy Horton
Home Program: CBC/Chemistry
Entered: Fall 2017
Research Interests:
Education: B.S. in Chemistry, Sharif University of Technology

Amanda Gorczyca


amjua@email.arizona.edu
Advisor/Lab: William Montfort
Home Program: CBC/Chemistry
Entered: Fall 2015
Research Interests: Proteomics
Education: B.S. in Chemistry

Lindsay Guzman


lindsayguzman@email.arizona.edu
Advisor/Lab: John Jewett and Michael Riehle
Home Program: CBC/Chemistry
Entered: Fall 2014
Research Interests: Synthesis of chemical probes for use in chemical biology.
Education: B.S. in Chemistry, University of Oregon

Dillon Hanrahan


djhanrahan@email.arizona.edu
Advisor/Lab: Robin Polt
Home Program: CBC/Chemistry
Entered: Fall 2013
Research Interests: Synthesis and structure-function relationships of glycolipid surfactants
Education: B.S. in Chemistry, South Dakota State University

Yanmei Hu


yanmeihu@email.arizona.edu
Advisor/Lab: Jun Wang
Home Program:Drug Discovery & Development
Entered: Fall 2017
Research Interests: Antiviral drug discovery and development  
Education:B.S. in Chemistry, Yangtze University, M.S. in Chemistry, University of Texas Rio Grande

Kevin Hurtado


hurtado4@email.arizona.edu
Advisor/Lab: John Streicher
Home Program:  Drug Discovery & Development
Entered: Fall 2019
Research Interests: Medical Pharmacolody and Drug Discovery and Develepment
Education: B.S., Northern Arizona University

Helen Janis


hjanis@email.arizona.edu
Advisor/Lab:> Jacob Schwartz
Home Program:  CBC/Biochemistry
Entered: Fall 2019
Research Interests: Intrinsically Disordered Proteins (IDPs) structure
Education: B.S., Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Neng Ke


nengke@email.arizona.edu
Advisor/Lab: Katrina Miranda
Home Program: CBC/Biochemistry
Entered: Fall 2013
Research Interests:
Education: M.S. in Chemistry, New Mexico State University

Keerthana Andakudi Kesavan


keerthana@email.arizona.edu
Advisor/Lab: Indraneel Ghosh
Home Program:CBC/Chemistry
Entered: Fall 2017
Research Interests: Chemical biology and drug discovery
Education: B.S. in Chemistry, Shiv Nadar University

Michelle Lay


michelay@email.arizona.edu
Advisor/Lab: Jacob Schwartz
Home Program:CBC/Biochemistry
Entered: Fall 2019
Research Interests: Biochemistry
Education: B.S. in Biochemistry, Portland State University

Zekun Liu


liuzekun@email.arizona.edu
Advisor/Lab: Victor Hruby
Home Program: CBC/Biochemistry
Entered: Fall 2016
Research Interests: Chemotaxi