People

Principle Investigator: Dr. Xudong Yao (brief bio)

 

Current Members

  • Mariel Clores, B.S., University of Philippines-Diliman; Ph.D. Student (Fall 2017 – present)
  • Huidi Tian, B.S., M.S., Nanyang Technological University; Ph.D. Student (Fall 2018 – present)
  • Clodette Punzalan, B.S.,  University of Philippines-Diliman; Ph.D. Student (Fall 2018 – present)

 

Former Group Members

Former doctoral students

  • Dr. Alexis Ramos (Fall 2004 – Fall 2009), after postdoctoral research at Case Western University, currently works in Singapore.
  • Dr. Yu (Grace) Shi (Fall 2005 – Fall 2009), after postdoctoral research at the University of Pennsylvania, started her industrial career with GlaxoSmithKline.
  • Dr. Bekim Bajrami (Fall 2006 – Fall 2011) started his industrial career with Biogen Idec upon graduation.
  • Dr. Pamela Ann Diego (Fall 2007 – Spring 2012) started her career in Australia upon graduation.
  • Dr. Vahid Farrokhi (Spring 2009 – Summer 2014) started his industrial career with Pfizer upon graduation.
  • Dr. Adam J. McShane (Fall 2010 –  Spring 2015) Associate Director for the Clinical Laboratory at Cleveland Clinic after a clinical biochemistry fellowship.
  • Dr. Mary Joan Castillo (Fall 2010 – Fall 2015) started her industrial career with Synlogic upon graduation.
  • Dr. Reza Nemati (Spring 2011 – Fall 2016), after acting as the Manager of Mass Spectrometry Facility at SUNY Albany, started his industrial career with Biogen Idec.
  • Dr. Yuanyuan Shen (August 2012 – August 2017), started her industrial career with GeneScript upon graduation.
  • Dr. Lei Wang (Spring 2014 – October 2020), currently works at Takeda.
  • Dr. Louis Pascal Riel (Joint advisee with Professor Amy R.  Howell, Fall 2016 – Summer 2021), teaches at UConn Avery Point upon graduation.

Former Master’s students

  • Song Li (M.S., 2015) started his industrial career with Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories upon graduation.

Former postdoctoral associate

  • Dr. Hui Jiang (2008 – 2009) currently works at W R Grace in Maryland

Former undergraduate students

  • Srinivas Srirangam, (PNB, Fall 2015 – Spring 2017)
  • Benjamin Schneck (Biology/Pre-Med, Spring 2014 – Fall 2014)
  • Alexander Gomes (Pre-Dental, Fall 2012-Fall 2013)
  • Mengtan (MT) Zhang (Chemistry, Fall 2009 – Fall 2010)
  • David I. Portnoy (Chemical Engineering, Fall 2009 – Fall 2010)
  • Lauren E. Rosen (Pathology, Spring 2005 – Spring 2007)
  • Joe Jankolovits, NSF REU Undergraduate Researcher from Grinnell College (Summer 2005)
  • Vinita V. Dora, (Biochemistry, Fall 2005 – Spring 2006)
  • John DiMaio, NSF REU Undergraduate Researcher from Alfred University (Summer 2006)
  • Michael Joseph, (Chemistry, Fall 2006)
  • Huberta Koudoro, NSF REU Undergraduate Researcher from Mount Holyoke College (Summer 2008)