Alumni Group Members
Postdoctoral Fellow (2017-2019)
BSc & MSc: Osmania University, Hyderabad, India
PhD: University of Hyderabad, India
After our lab: Srinivas began his independent academic career as Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at IIT Kanpur, India.
Postdoctoral Fellow (2018-2019)
PhD: Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, India
After our lab: Venkatesh returned to India to work in the contract synthesis industry.
Graduate Student Alumni
Dr. Ebenezer Jones-Mensah
2011-2016: PhD (University of Idaho) "Selective Reductions Directed by Rehydrated Alumina and Thiomethylation Using Dimethylsulfoxide"
After our lab: "Jones" became a process engineer at Intel in Portland, OR.
Dr. Megha Karki
2010-2015: PhD (University of Idaho) "Development of Oxidation Reactions Based on Vanadium Pentoxide, Dimethylsulfoxide, and Synthetic Iron-Rich Clays"
After our lab: Megha completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Scripps, San Diego with Prof. R. Krishnamurthy. She is now a scientist at Singular Genomics in San Diego.
2012-2014: MSc (University of Idaho) "Total Synthesis of Veranamine"
After our lab: Hugo studied Osteopathic Medicine at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Yakima. He is now a practising doctor of osteopathy.
Other graduate students who made contributions to our program:
Jalees Nasir - MSc candidate (McMaster University) - 2017-2018 - After our lab: Jalees continued his graduate studies at McMaster University in computational genomics lab of Prof. Andrew McArthur.
Jessica Knight - MSc candidate (University of Idaho) - 2016-2017 - After our lab: when we moved from Idaho to McMaster, Jessica transferred to Washington State University where she became a graduate student with Prof. Ming Xian.
Abdulakeem Osumah - MSc candidate (University of Idaho) - 2015-2017 - After our lab: when we moved from Idaho to McMaster, Akeem continued his graduate studies at the University of Idaho in the group of Prof. Kris Waynant.
Ram Gautam - MSc candidate (University of Idaho) - 2012-2013
Undergraduate Student Alumni
Class of 2020
Zoe Piquette (2018-2020) Zoe completed twenty months of undergraduate research in our lab focusing on antimicrobial medicinal chemistry. In 2020 she graduated from McMaster with a BHSc (Bachelor of Health Sciences).
Arnav Khaul (2019-2020) Arnav completed his undergraduate thesis working on antimicrobial medicinal chemistry. In 2020 he graduated from McMaster with a BSc in Life Sciences.
Ramon Arora (2019-2020) Ramon's undergraduate thesis efforts yielded contributions to an anti-cancer medicinal chemistry project (a collaboration with Prof. Hassell's lab). In 2020, Ramon completed his studies at McMaster with a BSc in Chemical Biology and began graduate school in Chemistry at the University of Toronto.
Chanell Chu (2019-2020) Chanell completed her undergraduate senior thesis in our lab. She initiated our AMR diagnostic program with synthetic efforts toward new beta-lactam derivatives. After our lab Alison continued her studies in McMaster's Chemical Biology Co-Op program.
Alison Armstrong (2019-2020) Alison completed her undergraduate senior thesis in our lab. She synthesized new partial agonists EPAC1 as part of our collaborative research with Prof. Melacini's group. After our lab Alison continued her studies in McMaster's Chemical Biology Co-Op program.
Eleanor Wong (2019 Fall) Ellie was a visiting co-op student from the University of Waterloo. She synthesized cannabinoid analogues as part of our antimicrobial drug discovery program. After one semester in our lab Ellie continued her undergraduate studies at Waterloo.
lass of 2019
Amirhossein Yeganeh - 2018-2019 - then Amir completed his BSc in Chemical Biology at McMaster and began graduate studies in Chemistry at the University of Toronto in Fall of 2019.
Sheryl Nguyen BSc (McMaster) 2018-2019, then: Sheryl continued undergraduate studies at McMaster
Victoria Coles BSc (McMaster) 2018-2019, then: Victoria became a graduate student in biochemistry at McMaster in the lab of Prof. Lori Burrows.
Eleanor Wong BSc (Waterloo) Fall 2019 co-op student, then: Ellie returned to Waterloo to continue to her undergraduate studies.
Class of 2018
Patrick Pieprzak BSc (McMaster) 2017-2018, then: continued his undergraduate studies at McMaster
Kevin Zhou - BSc (McMaster) - 2018 fall, then: continued his undergraduate studies at McMaster
James Kazimowicz BSc (Waterloo) - 2018 summer, then: MBDC Program, McMaster; now sales & marketing at Johnson & Johnson
Class of 2017
Alyssa Ertel - BSc (Idaho) - 2015-2017, then: Alyssa became a graduate student at Princeton University in the lab of Prof. Abby Doyle.
Jackson Deobald - BSc (Idaho) - 2014-2017, then: Jackson became a graduate student at Princeton University in the lab of Prof. Robert Knowles.
Jeff Scott - BSc (Idaho) - 2015-2017, then: Jeff pursued graduate studies at the University of Idaho.
Weston Durland - BSc (Idaho) - 2015-2017
James Petersen - MD (WAMMI) - 2016-2017, then: James continued his medical studies at the University of Washington.
Class of 2016
Jacob Dalton - BSc (Idaho) 2014-2016, then: Graduate Student, UC Davis (Annaliese Franz)
Addie Turner BSc (Idaho) 2016
Roy Henson - BSc (BYUI) 2016 fall
Nicole Rueb BSc (Idaho) 2016 fall
Jiahong Li - BSc (LCSC) 2016 summer
Dylan Ren BSc (ND) 2016 summer
Kael Stelck BSc (Idaho) 2016 summer
Class of 2015
Sarah Lusk (2014-2015) BSc, Univeristy of Idaho; Graduate Student, University of Pittsburgh
Conner Farley BSc (Idaho) 2012-2015, then: Graduate Student, Purdue University (Kristopher Uyeda)
Hailey Knox BSc (Idaho) 2013-2015, then: Graduate Student, U Illinois U-C (Jeff Chen)
Kyle Clark BSc (Idaho) 2013-2015, then: Graduate Student, UC Santa Barbara (Javier Read de Alaniz)
Joe Schmalz BSc (Idaho) 2013-2015, then: Graduate Student, U Idaho (Chem. Eng, with Gautam Kumar)
Alexis Peters BSc (LCSC) 2015 summer
Jacob Wimpenny BSc (LCSC) 2015 summer
Judah Stelck BSc (Idaho) 2015 summer
Class of 2014
Stephen Holmbo BSc (Idaho) 2012-2014, then: PhD UC Irvine (Sergei Pronin); Scientist at Gilead, Los Angeles
Jeff Crawford BSc (BYUI) 2014 summer
William Gibbs BSc (BYUI) 2014 spring
Brady Rinaldi BSc (Idaho) 2014 spring
Class of 2013
Eric Hall BSc (Idaho) 2012-2013, then: MS U Idaho (Patrick Hrdlicka); Instructor, North Idaho College
Lelsie Nickerson BSc (Idaho) 2012-2013, then: PhD UC Davis (Jared Shaw)
Sarah Vukelich BSc (Idaho) 2011-2013, then: Chemist, Idaho Bioscience;
Christopher Hatch BSc (BYUI) 2013 summer, then: Staff scientist, Actavis (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Ryan Gole BSc (Idaho) 2012 fall
Class of 2012
Nicholas Weires BSc (Idaho) 2010-2012 , then: PhD, UCLA (Niel Garg); Potdoc, UC Irvine (Larry Overman); Medicinal Chemist, Amgen, Thousand Oaks CA
Brian Vo BSc (Idaho) 2010-2012
Mason Workman BSc (Idaho) 2011-2012
Jason Laflemme BSc (BYUI) 2012 summer
Jared Boster BSc (BYUI) 2012 spring
Judd Durrant Sc (BYUI) 2011 fall
Class of 2011
Caleb Hopwood (2010-2011) then BSc, University of Idaho; MD University of Washington; Physician in Salt Lake City, UT
Bret Kilcup (2010 Fall) BSc, University of Idaho