of enthusiastic scientists

Our Team

September 2019

Lead Investigator
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Dr. Jakob Magolan

Associate Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry and Biomedical Science

Boris Family Chair of Drug Discovery

Associate Member, Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Member, DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research

BSc (2002) Queen's University, Canada (R. Lemieux)
PhD (2007) Western University, Canada (M. Kerr)

Postdoc (2007-2010) Griffith University, Australia (M. Coster)

2010 - 2017, Assist. & Assoc. Prof., University of Idaho

2017 - present, Assoc Prof., McMaster University

Research Associate
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Dr. Jarrod Johnson

 

Research Associate

BSc & PhD: University of Waterloo (G. Dimitrienko)
Postdoctoral research: Notre Dame (S. Mobashery); McMaster (G. Wright)

Project(s): antimicrobial medicinal chemistry

Postdoctoral Researchers
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Dr. Nicholas Jentsch

Postdoctoral Fellow 

BSc: Missouri University of Science and Technology (T. Schuman)

PhD: University of Southern Mississippi (M. Donahue)

Project(s): anitmicrobial medicinal chemistry; phenolic natural products synthesis

Dr. Mathew Piotrowski

Postdoctoral Fellow 

PhD & BSc: Western University, Canada (M. Kerr)

Project(s): antimicrobial medicinal chemistry

Graduate Students - PhD Candidates
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Patrick Darveau

Graduate Student (PhD Candidate, Chemical Biology)

BSc: University of Laval

MSc: University of Laval

Research: antimicrobial medicinal chemistry; natural products synthesis

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Meghan Fragis

 

Graduate Student (PhD Candidate, Chemical Biology)

BSc: Unviersity of Guelph (W. Tam)

Research: organosulfur synthetic methods; anti-malarial natural products synthesis

 

Graduate Students - MS Candidates
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Paul Saliba

Graduate Student (MS Candidate, Chemical Biology)

BSc: University of Toronto

Research: organosulfur synthetic methods; anti-inflammatory medicinal chemistry

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Parul Pal

Graduate Student (MS Candidate, Chemical Biology)

BSc: University of Mumbai

Research: antimicrobial medicinal chemistry; organosulfur synthetic methods

Louis Borrillo

Graduate Student (MS Candidate, Chemical Biology)

BSc: University of Guelph

Research: antimicrobial medicinal chemistry; organosulfur synthetic methods

Matthew Squazzin

Graduate Student (MS Candidate, Biochemistry)

BSc: University of Waterloo (R. Lemieux)

Research: cardiovascular medicinal chemistry; organosulfur synthetic methods

Arnav Kaul

Graduate Student (MS Candidate, Biochemistry)

BSc: McMaster University (J. Magolan)

Research: antimicrobial medicinal chemistry

Nicole Ritchie

Graduate Student (MS Candidate, Chemistry)

BSc: University of Waterloo (G. Murphy)

Research: antimicrobial medicinal chemistry

Undergraduate Students

Gary Zheng

Undergraduate Student, Biochemistry, McMaster University

Research: antimicrobial drug discovery, synthetic methods

Melanie Vanderpool

Undergraduate Student, Chemical Biology, McMaster University

Research: antimicrobial drug discovery

Mateo Vendramini

Undergraduate Student, Chemical Biology, McMaster University

Research: antimicrobial drug discovery