Graduate Students

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Andria M. Panagopoulos

Regulatory Affairs Associate at BD Medical. Ph.D. at Loyola University Chicago awarded in 2010, Post-doc at Northwestern 2010-2011, post-doc at Oak Ridge National Laboratories 2012-2013

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Samuel R. S. Sarsah

Research Scientist at Star Thermoplastic, Ph.D. Loyola University Chicago awarded in 2013. Post-doc at Johnson 2013-2015

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Dr. Cory Reidl earned his B.S. in Chemistry with Cum Laude honors at Quincy University where he performed research on meta-carborane dendrimers with Dr. Hosmane at NIU and earned authorship on a publication in Organometallics [2012, 31, 2931-2935], and he is recognized as a co-inventor on two U.S. patent applications disclosing new antibiotics and adjuvants.  Cory has mentored a number of undergraduate students, and his research is focused on designing and synthesizing new inhibitors of dimetalloproteases including NDM-1 and DapE, guided by molecular modeling and docking, as well as preparing transition-state mimetics to inhibit lactonase enzymes involved in quorum sensing.  He successfully defended his thesis in the spring of 2017 and is currently completing a post doctorate under Dr. Richard Silverman at Northwestern University.


Undergraduates

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Kaitlyn Lovato

Graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry (2016). Ph.D. student at Rice University with Dr. Laszlo Kurti.  In 2017, she became the recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

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Max Moore

Graduated with a B.S. in Biochemistry (2017).  Ph.D. student at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA with Professor Dale Boger. 

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Yuliya Politanska

Graduated with a B.S. in Biochemistry (2017).  Currently working as an EMT and applying to medical schools.

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Rachel Torrez

Graduated with a B.S. in Biochemistry (2017). Currently a Chemistry Ph.D. student at the University of Michigan. 

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Iman Darwish

Graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry (2018).  She is currently attending Loyola's Stritch School of Medicine.

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Estefany Guzman

Graduated with a B.S. in Biochemistry (2018).  She is currently a Biochemistry Ph.D. student at Johns Hopkins University.

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Ademilola Tejuoso

Graduated with a B.S. in biochemistry. She will be attending medical school at the University of Louisville in the fall.

Dr. Tahirah Heath earned her B.S. in Chemistry from Clark Atlanta University where she was honored with an NSF-funded internship to perform research with Professor Conrad Ingram characterizing nanoporous inorganic-organic hybrid materials, work which she presented at a conference hosted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  Tahirah has mentored a number of undergraduates, and is synthesizing inhibitors of DapE and NDM-1 to function as new antibiotics and adjuvants, as well as her excellent work developing a new assay for measuring inhibition of DapE.  She will be presenting her work at the upcoming 2016 National ACS meeting in San Diego.  Tahirah is a co-inventor on a patent application describing new antibiotics, and is co-author of several publications regarding and the ninhydrin-based assay.  She successfully defended her thesis with Distinction on March 27, 2018.

 
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Donna Gawron

Graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry (2016).  Ph.D. student at the University of Minnesota.

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Raymond "JR" Godlewski

Graduated with a B.S. in Biochemistry (2017).  Currently attending medical school.

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Jake Dudzinski

Graduated with a B.S. in Biochemistry (2017). Currently attending medical school at Saint Louis University.

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Peter Thoresen

Graduated with a B.S. in Biochemistry (2017).  Currently working and applying to medical schools.

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Yasmine Payne

Graduated with a B.S. in Biochemistry (2018).  She is currently attending medical school at Rush University. 

 
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Claire Herbert

Graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry (2019). In the fall, she will be enrolling in a chemistry Ph.D. program at the University of California - Irvine.

Michael Serwetnyk

Graduated with a B.S. in biochemistry (2019). In the fall, he will be attending the University of Notre Dame for a Ph.D. in chemistry.

Denis Cipurko

Worked in collaboration with the lab of Dr. Dali Liu. Graduated with a B.S. in biochemistry (2019). He is currently enrolled in the M.D./Ph.D. program at the University of Chicago.