Current Group Members

Postdoctoral Fellows and Staff

Haimei Chen, PhD Research Associate
Suning Wang, PhD Research Associate
Andrew Nowakowski, PhD Research Associate
Steven Philips, PhD Research Associate
Friederike Hoeg, PhD Research Associate
Bong Jin Hong, PhD Research Scientist
Ignacio Melgar-Asensio, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow

Graduate Students

Aaron Sue IBiS
John Seeler IBiS
Rebecca Rasmussen IBiS
Zohra Sattar Chemistry

Former Group Members

Former Predoctoral Students

Name Degree Current Position
Shannon Johnson M.S. 1990 Lawyer, Welsh & Katz
Diana (Ralston) Horvath Ph.D. 1991 Science Director, Agricultural Technology Partners
Joan Broderick Ph.D. 1992 Professor, Montana State University
Steve Watton Ph.D. 1992 Professor, Central Connecticut State University
James Bryson Ph.D. 1993 Research Scientist, Bristol-Meyers Squibb
Frederick MacDonnell Ph.D. 1994 Professor, University of Texas at Arlington
Mark Chael Ph.D. 1994 Patent Agent, McDonnell, Boehnen, Hulbert & Berghoff
Aseem Ansari Ph.D. 1994 Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Elen Wang Althaus Ph.D. 1995 Director of Women in Chemistry Programs, UIUC
Lisa Utschig-Johnson Ph.D. 1995 Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory
David Suhy Ph.D. 1996 Director, R&D, Tacere Therapeutics
Nathaniel Frackler Ph.D. 1997 Professor, Nebraska Wesleyan University
George Munson Ph.D. 1997 Associate Professor, University of Miami
Bo Yang M.S.  1997
Mike Reigle Ph.D. 1998 Criminal Investigator, U.S. Government
Caryn Outten Ph.D. 2001 Associate Professor, University of South Carolina
F. Wayne Outten Ph.D. 2001 Associate Professor, University of South Carolina
Andrew Torres Ph.D. 2002 Manager, Process Sciences, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Troy, NY
Lydia Finney Ph.D. 2004 Assistant Biochemist & Physicist, Argonne National Laboratory
Janet Wolford Ph.D. 2007 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Argonne National Laboratory
Yi Xue Ph.D. 2008 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Yale University
Hamsell Alvarez Ph.D. 2008 Sr. Scientist, AbbVie, San Fransisco, CA
Erin Fleck M.S. 2008 Regulatory Affairs Associate, Baxter Healthcare
Haimei Chen Ph.D. 2009 Visiting Scholar, Chemistry of Life Processes Institute
Eric Kawamoto Ph.D. 2009 Sr. Scientist, Vestan, Salt Lake City, UT
Ryan Murphy M.S. 2009 Analytical Chemist, UOP
Ryosuke Yamazaki Ph.D. 2009
Monica Canalizo-Hernandez Ph.D. 2010 Senior Scientist, Dow Chemical Co, Freeport, TX
Sang Min Lee Ph.D. 2010 Postdoctoral Associate, NIST/NIH/National Research Council
Rebecca Marvin Ph.D. 2010
Meera Raja Ph.D. 2010 ZS Associates
Richard Ahn Ph.D. 2011
Benjamin Gilston Ph.D. 2012
Meghan Hogdal Mayer M.S. 2012
Ellen H. Speers M.S. 2013
Steven Philips Ph.D.. 2015 Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University
Elden Swindell Ph.D. 2015 Principle Scientist, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories
Ryan Pasecky M.S. 2015
Galyah Boneh M.S. 2017
E. Eric Wagner M.S. 2017
Adelita Mendoza Ph.D. 2017 Postdoctoral Fellow, Washington University
Amanda Bayer Ph.D. 2018 Baxter International
Patrick Hankins Ph.D. 2018 KBI Biopharma, Denver, CO
Seth Garwin Ph.D. 2019

Former Postdoctoral Fellows

Name Final Year Current Position
Arlene Gihron 1991
Michael Natan 1991 Prexsident and CEO, Ultive
M. Ram 1992
Cinzia Cera 1993 Albany Medical College
Markus Weinken 1994
M.S. Nasir 1997 Scientist, Diachemix Corporation
Katherine (Liu) Olson 1997 Assistant Professor, Univeristy of St. Thomas
Kathrn Simon 1997 Nalge Nunc International
Songsheng Zhang
Christoph Fahrni 1999 Professor, Georgia Tech
Tracey Rae 2000 Scientist, Abbott Laboratories
David Huffman 2001 Associate Professor, Western Michigan University
Yutaka Hitomi 2001 Professor, Doshisha University
Masayasu Taki 2001 Scientist, Osaka City University
Victoria Petri 2003 Scientific Curator for Gene Ontology, Rate Genome Project, Medical College of Wisconsin
Kui Chen-Ho 2003 Scientist, Kodak
Anja Herrnreiter 2004
Yoshiaki Furukawa 2005 Associate Professor, Keio University
Nina Brown 2006 Scientist, Abbott Laboratories
Anna Davis 2008 Research, Dow
Heather McGinley 2008 Researcher, Dow
Claudia Simm 2010 Boston
Abhijit A. Date 2011 Creighton University
Denana Miodragovic 2012 Northeastern Illinois
Emily Que 2014 Assistant Professor, University of Texas-Austin
Stephen J. Allen 2017
Manon Isaac 2018
Irina Shepotinovskaya 2018 Northwestern University

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