Former Graduate Students

Chris Boyd

Chris got his Ph.D. in 2012 and is currently an Assistant Professor at Cleveland State University.

Britt Corkey

Britt got his Ph.D. in 2008 and is currently working at Gilead in Foster City (CA).

Vince Chan

Vince Chan got his PhD in 2008 and is now working at Abbvie.

Melanie Chiu

Melanie got her PhD in 2009 and is now an Assistant Professor at SUNY Stony Brook.

Dave Gorin

Dave got his Ph.D. in 2008, then postdoc in the Liu group at Harvard, and is now an Assistant Professor at Smith College.

Dan Gray

Dan got his Masters in 2009.

Greg Hamilton

Greg graduated in 2011, and is now a post-doc in the group of Prof. Kevan Shokat at UCSF.

Steve Heller

Steve graduated in 2012 and is now an assistant professor at Willamette University.

Olivia Hung

Olivia got her Ph.D. in 2007 and is currently a medical student at Emory University.

Joshua J. Kennedy-Smith

Josh got his Ph.D. in 2005 and is now a Senior Principal Scientist and Externalization Manager at Schr÷dinger.

Aaron Lackner

Aaron got his Ph.D. in 2013 and is currently a post-doc in the group of Prof. Furstner at Max Planck Institute.

Rebecca LaLonde

Rebecca got her Ph.D. in 2010 and is currently an Assistant Professor at Reed College.

Pete LaPierre

Pete got his Ph.D. in 2011 and is currently a post-doc in the group of Prof. Karsten Meyer at University of Erlangen in Germany.

Mike Luzung

Mike got his Ph.D. in 2007 and is currently working at Bristol-Myers-Squibb.

Jordan Markham

The mysterious Jordan may be pursuing a law degree in NYC in order to become this nation's finest politician.

Phil Morganelli

Phil got his M.S. in 2007 and is currently working at Gilead (CA).

Christine Musich

Christine got her M.S. in 2006 and now a lab associate at Barnard College.

Kristine Nolin

Kristine got her Ph.D. in 2007 and is now an Assistant Professor at Richmond University.

Alex Radosevich

Alex got his Ph.D. in 2007 and is currently an Assistant Professor at Penn State.

Mike Sangi

Mike got his M.S. in 2007 and is currently working at Gilead.

Steve Sethofer

Steve got his Ph.D. in 2011, and is now a post-doc in the group of Prof. Jack Taunton at UCSF.

Nathan Shapiro

Nate got his Ph.D. in 2010 and is now working at Gilead, California.

Benjamin Sherry

Ben got his Ph.D. in 2007 and is currently in the process group at Merck-Rahway.

Mika Shiramizu

Mika got her Ph.D. in 2013 and is currently working at ExxonMobil.

Hunter Shunatona

Hunter got his Ph.D. in 2014 and is currently working at Flexus Bioscience.

Steve Staben

Steve got his Ph.D. in 2007 and is currently working at Genentech (CA).

Ian C. Stewart

Ian got his Ph.D. in 2006 and is now a Scientist at Exxon.

Z. Jane Wang

Jane got her Ph.D. in 2012 and is now a postdoc in the group of Professor Frances Arnold at Caltech.

Yiming Wang

Yimin got his Ph.D. in 2013 and is currently a postdoc in the Buchwald group.

Cole Witham

Cole got his Ph.D. and full Jedi status in 2010 and is currently at DOW in Texas.

Jeff Wu

Jeff got his Ph.D. in 2013, and is now working at Plexxikon Inc. in Berkeley, CA.

Rachel Zeldin

Rachel got her Ph.D. in 2011, and is now a Health and Life Sciences consultant at Oliver Wyman in New York City.

Former Postdocs

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Giovanni Wilson Amarante

Giovanni was here in 2009-2010 and has now returned home to Brazil as a professor at Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora.

Aurelien Blanc

Aurelien was here 2004-2005 and is currently a professor at the CNRS in Strasbourg, France

Jean-Francois Brazeau

Jean-Francois was here from 2010-2012 and is now at Dart Neuroscience in San Diego, CA.

David Buchanan

Dave was with us from 2007-2008, and is now at Sigma Aldrich fine chemical in the UK.

Kristen Burford

Kristen was here from 2012-2013 and is now working at Pfizer in Groton, CT.

Heather Burks

Heather was here fromm 2008-2009 and she is now at Novartis-Cambridge.

Skip Brenzovich

Skip was here from 2009-2011, and is now an assistant Professor at Roanoke College in Virginia.

Matthew Campbell

Matthew was here from 2009-2011 and is currently working at DuPont, Delaware.

Julian Chan

Julian was here from 2010-2012 and is now working at IBM Research, Almaden.

Cheol-Hong Cheon

Cheol-Hong was here from 2010-2011 and is now an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry at Korea University.

Huifand Dai

Huifang was here from 2012-2013, and is now back in Shanghai, China.

Pascal Dube

Pascal was here from 2005-2006 and is currently working at Nalas Engineering Services Inc.

Mike Gesinski

Mike was here from 2011-2013 and is now an Assistant Professor at Southwestern University .

Ana Gonzalez

Ana was here from 2009-2011 and is currently working at Amgen in San Francisco, California.

Benjamin Haag

Ben was here from 2011-2012, and he recently took a position at a chemical company in Europe.

Joerg Hehn

Joerg was here from 2010-2012 and is now at Boehringer Ingelheim in Germany.

Kenichi (Ken) Hiramatsu

Ken was here from 2011-2013 and is now at Asubio Pharmaceuticals in Japan.

Takashi Honjo

Takashi was here from 2010-2012 as a visiting scholar and is now back in Japan, working at Mitsubishi-Tanabe.

Yoshi Horino

Yoshi was a post-doc with the Toste Group in 2005-2006 and is now an Assistant Professor at Toyama University in Japan..

Toshio Kanai

Toshio returned to Dainippon Sumotimo Pharmaceuticals after a two-year stint in the Toste labs.

Eun Joo Kang

Eun Joo is an assistant professor at Kyung Hee University in South Korea.

Osamu Kanno

Osamu was here from 2009 to 2011, and is now back in Japn working at DaiichiSankyo co., LTD.

Yutaka Kitagawa

Yutaka was here from 2010 to 2011 and is now back in Japan working at DaiichiSankyo co., LTD.

Florian Kleinbeck

Florian is now in the process group at Novartis-Basel.

Wataru Kuriyama

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Wataru was here from 2009-2010 and has returned to his work at Takasago.

Yusuke Kobayashi

Yusuke is now an assistant professor at Kyoto University.

Christian Kuzniewski

Christian was here from 2010-2012.

Jun Hee Lee

Jun is now a Research Professor at Ewha Womans University in Korea.

Xin Linghu

Xin got his Ph.D. at UNC-Chapel Hill. He was here 2006-2007, and is now a process chemist at Genentech.

Neal Mankad

Neal was here from 2010 to 2012 and is now an assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Jack Liu

Jack was here from 2010-2012.

Pablo Mauleon

Pablo was here from 2006-2008, is now an Assistant Professor at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid in Spain.

Miriam Mba

Miriam was here in 2007-2008 and is currently a researcher at the University of Padova in Italy.

Cristina Navarro

Cristina was here from 2011-2013.

Anbarasan Pazhamalai

Anbarasan was here from 2011-2012, and is now a professor at IIT MAdras

Dani Peri

Dani Graduated in 2014

Robert Phipps

Robert was here from 2011-2013 as a Marie Curie fellow and is currently back at Cambridge University in the Gaunt Group.

Vivek Rauniyar

Vivek was here from 2010-2012, and is currently at Novartis in Emeryville, CA.

Thomas Reissner

Thomas was here from 2010-2012 and is now working at BASF in Germany.

Francesco Santoro

Francesco was with us in 2008, and is currently at Firmenich near Geneva, Switzerland.

Xiaodong Michael Shi

Mike was here 2003-2005 and is currently an Associate Professor at West Virginia University.

Sunghee Son

Sunghee was here from 2009-2010 and is now a Research Scientist at BASF in Germany.

Hyun-Ji Song

Hyun-Ji was here from 2009-2010 and is now working at Samsung in South Korea.

Minoru Uemura

Minoru was here from 2008-2009, and is currently employed at Fujifilm, Japan.

Iain Watson

Iain was here 2007-2008 and is now working at the Ontario Institute of Cancer Research (OICR).

Jing Zhao

Jing is now a Professor and Associate Dean at Peking University-Shenzhen in China.

Former Visiting Students

Maurizio Bernasconi

Maurizio is currently doing his Ph.D in the Pfaltz group at the University of Basel.

Gianpiero Cera

Gianpiero was here in 2013 and is now back at the University of Bologna to finish his Ph.D degree.

Ignacio Colomer

Ignacio was here in 2010, and after making a solid contribution in the lab, he is back in Spain finishing his Ph.D.

Andreas Dumrath

Andreas was here for 3 months in 2012 and is now back in the Beller group at Leibniz Institute of Catalysis (LIKAT) to finish his Ph.D.

Anna Falk

Anna was here in 2013 and is now back at Universitt zu Kšln to finish her Ph.D. degree.

Natalja Frueh

Natalja was here from 2011 to early 2012. She is now back in ETH Zurich to finish her studies.

James Jaber

James was here (Summer 2003) after completing his Ph.D. (UCI) and is now pursuing an M.D. at Albany Medical.

Magnus Johansson

Magnus worked with us in the summer of 2005 and is currently at AstraZeneca, Sweeden.

Mikimoto Katsukawa

Mikimoto is completing his Ph.D. in Nogoya University before starting a position at Ono pharmaceuticals, Japan.

David Konrad

David was here in 2011, and is back in the Trauner Group finishing his studies.

Kyohei Koshimoto

Kyohei was here in 2009, and is back in Nagoya University finishing his Ph.D.

Rakesh Kumar

Rakesh was here in 2010.

Marco Luparia

Marco is a post-doc in Nunu Maulide's group at the Max-Planck Institute in Mulheim.

Eddie Maibach

Eddie was here in 2008, and is now rocking out, Euro-style. Stay tuned for more details.

Timo Mayer

Timo left in 2009 to complete his Ph.D. studies in the group of Prof. M. E. Maier at the University of Tuebingen, Germany.

Lisa Maus

Lisa spent time away from Bonn to check out the lavish American lifestyle (2004-2005).

Vincent Medran

Vincent was here from 2009-2010, and is now pursuing his Ph.D. in Med. Chem.

Matthijs van Oers

Matt was here from 2009-2010 and has returned to the Netherlands to complete his chemisry degree.

Salih Ozcubukcu

Salih came in Spring 2006 for the "gold rush," and is now an Professor at Middle East Technical University, in Turkey.

Igor Pochorovski

Igor was here in 2008, and is now working on his Master's degree in Chemistry at ETH, Zurich.

Lorena Riesgo

Lorena was here in 2008, and she is now finishing her Ph. D. at Oviedo University in the group of Prof. Barluenga.

Stefanie Ritter

Stefanie was here in 2008 and is now working as a post doc in the group of Matthew Gaunt in Cambridge.

Yun Shi

Yun is a Pd.D. student from China. Now he enjoys the free California sunshine everyday and gold chemistry, one world, one gold.

Mifune Takeuchi

Mif visited us for Fall 2003 from Kyoto University, Japan, and is currently at Pfizer, UK.

Pascal TRipet

Pascal was here from 2012 to 2013.

Marcos Veguillas

Marcos was here from 2012-2013.

Kun Wang

Kun contributed to our biomass research from 2009-2010, and has now returned Beijing to continue studying this important topic.

Stella Zhang

Stella was here in 2010, and is now back at Univeristy of Groningen to finish her Masters degree.