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

Bismark Amofah

Email:

cbarahona@email.arizona.edu

Advisor/Lab:

TBA

Research Interests:

 

Education:

 

Entered:

Fall 2017

Home Program:

CBC

 

CLAUDIA BARAHONA

 

EMAIL:

cbarahona@email.arizona.edu

ADVISOR/LAB:

TBA

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

 

 

EDUCATION:

 

ENTERED:

Fall 2016

HOME PROGRAM:

CBC/Biochemistry

Laura Basantes

Email:

laurabasantes@email.arizona.edu

Advisor/Lab:

TBA

Research Interests:

 

 

Education:

University of Arizona

Entered:

Fall 2016

Home Program:

CBC/Chemistry

 

Genesis cahigas

 

 

 

Email: 

genohh@email.arizona.edu

 

Advisor/Lab:

TBA

 

 

Research Interests:

 

Education:

B.S. in Biochemistry, Brigham Young University-Hawaii

Entered:

Fall 2017

Home Program:

CBC/Biochemistry

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

Natasha Cornejo

Email:

ncornejo@email.arizona.edu

Advisor/Lab:

TBD

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

 

Education:

 

Entered:

Fall 2017

Home Program:

CBC

 

Garrett Davis

Email:

garrettjdavis@email.arizona.edu

Advisor/Lab:

John Jewett

 

Research Interests:

 

Education:

 

Entered:

Fall 2015

Home Program:

CBC/Biochemistry

Michael Delost

 

 

EMAIL:

mddelost@email.arizona.edu

ADVISOR/LAB:

Jun Wang

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

 

 

EDUCATION:

 

 

ENTERED:

Fall 

HOME PROGRAM:

CBC/

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 

Home Program:

CBC/Chemistry

 

 

 

Anna Eitel

 

Email:

aeitek@email.arizona

Advisor/Lab:

 

 

Research Interests:

Biochemistry

Education:

Eastern Michigan University

 

Entered:

Fall 2017

Home Program:

CBC/Chemistry

Gabriela Fernandez-Cuervo

Email:

gabrielafcv@email.arizona.edu

Advisor/Lab:

Pagel

 

 

Research Interests:

 

Education:

 

 

Entered:

Fall 2013

Home Program:

Drug Discovery & Development

Christopher Foley

 

Email:

chrisfoley@email.arizona.edu

Advisor/Lab:

Christopher Hulme

Research Interests:

 

Education:

 

Entered:

Fall 2015

Home Program:

CBC/Chemistry

Taylor Gee

 

Email:

tgee@email.arizona.edu

Advisor/Lab:

Michael Heien

 

Research Interests:

 

 

Education:

University of Arizona

Entered:

Fall 2015

Home Program:

CBC/Biochemistry

Niloofar Ghadirian

EMAIL:

ghadirian@email.arizona

ADVISOR/LAB:

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

 

EDUCATION:

Sharif University of Technology

ENTERED:

Fall 2017

HOME PROGRAM:

CBC/Chemistry

 

Joshua Goldenberg

EMAIL:

goldenberg@pharmacy.arizona.edu

ADVISOR/LAB:

MPagel Lab

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Medicinal Chemistry & Immunotherapy 

EDUCATION:

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

 

ENTERED:

Fall 2014

HOME PROGRAM:

Drug Discovery & Development

Lindsay Guzman

 

EMAIL:

lindsayguzman@email.arizona.edu

ADVISOR/LAB:

John Jewett

 

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Synthesis of chemical probes for use in chemical biology.

EDUCATION:

University of Oregon - B.S. in Chemistry

 

 

ENTERED:

Fall 2014

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

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

 

Email:

 

Advisor/Lab:

 

Research Interests:

 

Education:

 

Entered:

 

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

 

Email:

 

Advisor/Lab:

 

Research Interests:

 

Education:

 

Entered:

Fall 2015

Home Program:

CBC/Chemstry

Mahta Moinpour

 

EMAIL:

mmoinpour@email.arizona.edu

ADVISOR/LAB:

Jacob Schwartz

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

 

 

EDUCATION:

 

ENTERED:

Fall 2014

HOME PROGRAM:

CBC/Biochemistry

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

    
 

 

Email:

 

Advisor/Lab:

 

Research Interests:

 

Education:

Eastern Michigan University

Entered:

Fall 2017

Home Program:

CBC/Chemistry

Niloofar Ghadirian

Email:

ghadirian@email.arizona

Advisor/Lab:

Research Interests:

Education:

 

Entered:

Fall 2017

Home Program:

CBC/Chemistry

Keerthana Andakudi Kesavan

Email:

keerthana@email.arizona.edu

 

Advisor/Lab:

 

Research Interests:

 

Education:

Shiv Nadar University

Entered:

Fall 2017

Home Program:

CBC/Chemistry

Christopher Zerio

 

EMAIL:

czerio@email.arizona.edu

ADVISOR/LAB:

Eli Chapman

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Structure-Based Drug Design

EDUCATION:

University of Puget Sound - B.S. in Biochemistry

 

ENTERED:

Fall 2016

HOME PROGRAM:

Drug Discovery & Development 

Alexander Marciniak

EMAIL:

amarciniak@email.arizona.edu

ADVISOR/LAB:

Robin Polt

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Total organic synthesis of pharmaceuticals

EDUCATION:

University of Bremen, Germany - B.S. & M.S.

ENTERED:

Fall 2017

HOME PROGRAM:

CBC/Chemistry

Zhihan Wang

EMAIL:

zhihanw@email.arizona.edu

ADVISOR/LAB:

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

 

EDUCATION:

University of Washington

ENTERED:

Fall 2017

HOME PROGRAM:

CBC/Biochemistry