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

2017 - present, Assoc Prof., McMaster University

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

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

PhD (2007) Western University, Canada (M. Kerr)

BSc (2002) Queen's University, Canada (R. Lemieux)

Research Associate

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Dr. Jarrod Johnson

 

Research Associate

Primary reserach focus: antimicrobial medicinal chemistry

Postdoctoral research: Notre Dame (S. Mobashery); McMaster (G. Wright)

BSc & PhD: University of Waterloo (G. Dimitrienko)

Postdoctoral

Researchers

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Dr. Lakshmana Kinthada

 

Postdoctoral Fellow 

 

Research: anti-AML medicinal chemistry; heterocyclic synthetic methods

PhD : IISER Bhopal

BSc & MSc:  Andhra University

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Dr. Nicholas Jentsch

Postdoctoral Fellow 

 

Research: anitmicrobial medicinal chemistry; phenolic natural products synthesis

PhD: University of Southern Mississippi (M. Donahue)

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

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Dr. My Phan Thuy Cao

 

Postdoctoral Fellow 

Research: anitmicrobial medicinal chemistry

 

PhD: University of Saskatchewan (J. Muller)

MSc: Yeungnam University, South Korea

B.Eng.: Hochiminh University of Technology, Vietnam

PhD Candidates

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Xiong Zhang

Graduate Student (PhD Candidate)

 

Research: heterogeneous synthetic methods; neuroactive natural products synthesis

BSc & MSc: Northwest Agricultural and Forestry University, China

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Patrick Darveau

Graduate Student (PhD Candidate)

Research: antimicrobial medicinal chemsitry; natural products synthesis

BSc: University of Laval

MSc: University of Laval

Master's

Candidates

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Meghan Fragis

 

Graduate Student (MS Candidate)

 

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

 

BSc: Unviersity of Guelph

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Paul Saliba

Graduate Student (MS Candidate)

 

Research: organosulfur synthetic methods; anti-inflammatory medicinal chemistry

BSc: University of Toronto

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Parul Pal

Graduate Student (MS Candidate)

 

Research: antimicrobial medicinal chemistry; organosulfur synthetic methods

BSc: University of Mumbai

Louis Borrillo

Graduate Student (MS Candidate)

Research: antimicrobial medicinal chemistry; organosulfur synthetic methods

BSc: University of Guelph

Matthew Squazzin

Graduate Student (MS Candidate)

Research: cardiovascular medicinal chemistry; organosulfur synthetic methods

BSc: University of Waterloo

Undergraduate Students

Zoe Piquette

Undergraduate Student, Health Sciences, McMaster University

Research: antimicrobial medicinal chemistry

Ramon Arora

Undergraduate Student, Chemical Biology, McMaster University

Research: anti-cancer medicinal chemistry

Gary Zheng

Undergraduate Student, Biochemistry, McMaster University

Research: antimicrobial drug discovery (hybrid antibiotics)

Arnav Kaul

Undergraduate Student, Life Sciences, McMaster University

Research: antimicrobial drug discovery (hybrid antibiotics)

Chanell Chu

Undergraduate Student, Chemical Biology, McMaster University

Research: antimicrobial medicinal chemistry

Alison Armstrong

Undergraduate Student, Chemical Biology, McMaster University

Research: discovery of EPAC1 inhibitors

 

Eleanor Wong

Undergraduate Co-op Student, Chemistry, University of Waterloo

Research: antimicrobial medicinal chemistry