Group Directory

Principal Investigator

Current Graduate Students

  1. Jason AnJasonAnChemistry and Forensic Science B.S.
    University of New Haven
    jason.an@uconn.eduProject: Strained heterocycles
  2. Katherine CavanaughKatherineCavanaughChemistry and Biochemistry B.A., Williams College 2016katherine.cavanaugh@uconn.eduProject: strained heterocycles
  3. Kevin LuvagaKevinLuvagaGraduate Research Assistantirungu.luvaga@uconn.eduProject: strained heterocycles, synthesis of glycolipids
  4. Pascal Louis RielPascal LouisRielChemistry B.S. University of Arizonalouis.riel@uconn.eduProject: strained heterocycles, Exploring frontiers of armchair chemistry.
  5. Nicole SassuNicoleSassuBiochemistry B.S.
    Providence College
    nicole.sassu@uconn.eduProject: synthesis of glycolipids
  6. Saiful SerajiSaifulSerajiGraduate Research Assistantmohammad.seraji@uconn.eduProject: heterogeneous catalysis
  7. Chulangani WeerasooriyaChulanganiWeerasooriyaChemistry B. S.
    University of Peradeniya
    chulangani.weerasooriya@uconn.eduProject: Strained heterocycles

Current Undergraduate Students

  1. Armando Dominguez JrArmandoDominguez JrUndergraduate researcherarmando.dominguez@uconn.edu

 

Former Group Members

Graduate Students

Donald CaldwellDr. Donald Caldwell (’17)

Postdoctoral Fellow (with Dr.  Bernal

National Cancer Institute  Center for Cancer Research

 

 

 

Kendricks Lao

Dr. Kendricks Lao (’17)

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Divya Chennamadhavuni (’17)

Postdoctoral Fellow (with Professor Kyle Hadden)

School of Pharmacy, University of Connecticut

 

 

 

Christian MDr. Christian Malapit (’16)

Postdoctoral Fellow (with Professor Melanie Sanford)

Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan

 

 

 

Kaddy Camara

Dr. Kaddy Camara (’15)

Postdoctoral Fellow (with Professor John Porco)

Department of Chemistry, Boston University

 

 

 

 

Yanke LiangDr. Yanke Liang (’12)

Medicinal Chemist

C4 Therapeutics, Cambridge, MA

 

 

 

 


Santosh KeshipeddyDr. Santosh Keshipeddy (’12)

Senior Research Scientist

New England Discovery Partners

 

 

 

 

Sampada ChitaleDr. Sampada Chitale (’12)

Research Scientist

IntellySin R&D, Montreal, Canada

 

 

 

Elisa Farber -Spring 2011Dr. Elisa Farber (’11)

Technical Support Specialist

EMD Millipore, Boston, MA

 

 

Dr. Meena Thakur (’10)

Research Scientist, Amgen, Inc., Cambridge, MA

 

Dr. Maryam Khalili (’10)

Lecturer, University of New Haven
, New Haven, CT

 


Bernard Castillo IIDr. Bernard Castillo II (’08)

Associate Professor

University of the Virgin Islands, Group page

 

 

 

Dr. Nathan Hnatiuk (’08)

Associate Professor, 
Cedarville College, OH

 

Dr. Ravinder Raju (’08)

Project Manager
, Teva Pharmaceuticals, NJ

 

Dr. Marisa Blauvelt (’07)

Associate Professor, Springfield College, Springfield, MA

 

Dr. Paul Sali Sabila (’06)

Professor, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC

 

Dr. Rachel Ndonye (’05)

Professor, Montgomery College, Montgomery, MD

 

Dr. Rosa Taboada (’04)

Passed Away, December 2015

 

Dr. Regina So (’03)

Associate Professor, 
Ateneo de Manila University; Group page

 


Isamir MartinezDr. Isamir Martinez (’03)

Program Manager for Scientific Alliances & Business Engagement

ACS Green Chemistry Institute

 

 

 

Albert Ndakala

Dr. Albert Ndakala (’01)

Senior Lecturer

University of Nairobi, Kenya

 

 

Dr. Nooshin Hashemzadeh (‘01)

Research Scientist, 
University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ

 

Dr. Lisa Dollinger (‘99)

Lecturer, University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ

 

Masters Students

 

Song Li (’15)

Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories, CA

 

Shaun Christian (’11)

Unilever, CT

 

Cathy Cherefant (’10)

Coordinator Laboratory Affairs, 
Nova Southeastern University, FL

 

Celina Lasota (’09)

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals

 

Douglas Izmirian (’06)

 

Matthew Dunn (’04)

School of Business, UCONN

 

Richard Johnson (’02)

 

Grace Jensen Ordonio (‘00)

Analytical Chemistry
, Pfizer, Groton

 

Jun Wang (’00)

Process Chemistry
, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals

 

Ying Wang (’99)

Medicinal Chemist, Discovery Chemistry
, Bristol-Myers Squibb, NJ

 


Gan WangGan Wang (’97)

Research Scientist

Arvinas, Inc., New Haven, CT

 

 

Undergraduate Students

Nicholas Schipper, UConn, CT

Emese Kanyo, UConn, CT

Samuel Milbin, UConn School of Medicine

Tania Mohamed, UConn, CT

Patrick Smith, UConn, CT

Lanna Nawa, Pfizer, CT

Faith Crittenden, UConn School of Medicine

Michael Lau, UConn, CT

Anisa Barolli

Yiu (Eric) Liu, Graduate Student, UC Davis

Jason Sabatine

Justin Wilde

Alexander Andrews, Alix, Yale and Ristas, LLP

Joel Arcari, Discovery Chemistry
, Pfizer, CT

Daniel Carvalho, UConn MBA

Melinda Durgin Rottas, Global Research Portfolio Director, 
Pfizer, Groton

Patrick Foley, Discovery Chemistry, 
Pfizer, CT

Heather Frost (Gilletti), Discovery Sourcing, 
Pfizer, CT

David Galluzo, Galluzzo & Amineddoleh, LLP, 
New York City

Robyn Guerrera, Ansonia Copper and Brass

Meghan Johnston, Assistant Professor, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY

Lisa Glieco Varshney, Booz & Company

Tri Le, New York Institute of Technology

Lisa Newell, Analytical Chemistry
, Pfizer, CT

Diane Romonosky, Unilever

Melissa Andrews (Sacdalan), Nurse, CT

Charles Struzynski, CVS Pharmacy

Christopher Taylor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, IL

William Whalen, Medical School, UCONN

Darrell Ziemski