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Current Group Members

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Emilio Cardenas, Ph.D.
 
 
NCRC B520/3341
ecardena [at] umich[dot]edu
  • B.S. in Chemistry, 2014, California State University, Fresno

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, 2019, Purdue University (Ghosh Lab)

  • 2021 Scarborough Graduate/Postgraduate Award for Excellence in Medicinal Chemistry

  • 2021 Merck Research Award for Underrepresented Chemists of Color

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Shruti Nagaraja, Ph.D.
 
 
NCRC B520/3329
nshruti [at] umich[dot]edu
  • B.S. in Life Sciences, Gargi College, Delhi University

  • M.S. in Biotechnology, Bangalore University

  • Ph.D. in Microbiology, 2020, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

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Maurinne Bonnet, Ph.D.
 
 
NCRC B520/3341
mbonnet [at] umich[dot]edu
  • B.S. in Sciences, Universite de Pau et des Pays de l'Amour, Pau, France

  • M.S. in Organic Chemistry, 2019, Institut de Chimie de Nice, CNRS UMR 7272

  • Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry, 2022, Institut de Chimie de Nice, CNRS UMR 7272

  • Michigan Pioneer Post Doc Fellow, 2023

Dalia Soueid
 
 
NCRC B520/3342
dsoueid [at]
umich[dot]edu
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  • B.S. in Chemistry, 2020, Florida Atlantic University

  • 4th year graduate student, Medicinal Chemistry

  • Trainee, Cellular Biotechnology Training Program

  • 2023-2024 ACS Division of Medicinal Chemistry Predoctoral Fellowship Awardee

  • 2024 UM Department of Medicinal Chemistry Research Awardee

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Jose Reyes Franceschi
 
 
NCRC B520/3341
josreyes [at] umich[dot]edu
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  • B.S. in Chemistry, 2020, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras

  • Rackham Merit Fellow, University of Michigan

  • 4th year graduate student, Program in Chemical Biology

  • NIH Diversity Supplement Fellowship

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Gabriela Vega-Hernandez
 
 
NCRC B520/3329
gavegahe [at] umich[dot]edu
  • B.S. in Chemistry, 2020, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras

  • NIH PREP Scholar, University of Michigan, 2020-2021

  • Rackham Merit Fellow, University of Michigan

  • 3rd year graduate student, Program in Chemical Biology

  • NIH Diversity Supplement Fellowship

Rachel O'Rourke
 
 
NCRC B520/3341
rachelei [at] umich[dot]edu
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  • B.S. in Pharmaceutical Science, 2020, University of Michigan

  • 3rd year graduate student, Medicinal Chemistry

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Brandon Klein
 
 
NCRC B520/3341
kleinbra [at] umich[dot]edu
  • B.A. in Behavioral and Biological Sciences, 2020, University of Michigan, Dearborn

  • 2nd year graduate student, Department of Medicinal Chemistry

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Marc Dean  
NCRC B520/3329
deanmarc [at] umich[dot]edu

  • B.S. in Biochemistry, 2022, Saginaw Valley State University

  • 1st year graduate student, Program in Chemical Biology

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Evelyn Carroll
 
 

evelynca [at] umich[dot]edu
  • Junior undergraduate student, LSA Honors Program, Biochemistry

Walter Garner-Rech
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Charlotte Carozza
 
 

ccarozza [at] umich[dot]edu
  • Sophomore undergraduate student, UROP, Biochemistry

  • Destiny's Insight of Nysa Hill

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Group Alumni

  • Dr. Lauren Mishra (2014): currently a financial advisor at Cambridge Financial Group

  • Hannah Foley, REU student (2015)

  • Maxum Paul, REU student (2016): currently a grad student at Yale University

  • Sam Kerk, Research Technician (2017): currently a grad student in the UM Cancer Biology program (Lyssiotis lab)

  • Dr. Dan Lorenz (2018): currently a group leader at the Sanford Laboratories for Innovative Medicines

  • Dr. James Song (2018): currently a business development manager at WuXi STA

  • Dr. Oleta Johnson (2018): currently an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry at MIT

  • Alyah Chmiel (2018): currently a grad student at UW-Madison

  • Dr. Erin Gallagher (2018): currently a senior principal scientist at Sapience Therapeutics

  • Jorge Sandoval (2018)

  • Dr. Dylan Mitchell (2019): currently proteomics lead at Flagship Pioneering

  • Dr. Emily Sherman (2019): currently a territory manager at Takara Biosciences

  • Dr. Tanpreet Kaur (2019): currently a researcher in Prof. Peter Scott's lab at UM

  • Noha Beleh, M.S. (2021): currently in nursing school at Loyola University

  • Madeline Hinkley (2022): currently a technician in Prof. Cigall Kadoch's lab at Dana Farber

  • Arya Menon (2022): currently a grad student in Prof. Stephanie Moon's lab at UM

  • Dr. Sydney Rosenblum (2022): currently an AdviseMI College Adviser with the Michigan College Access Network

  • Dr. Rachel Torrez (2022): currently a post doc in Prof. Janet Iwasa's lab at Univ. of Utah

  • Andrea Maser (2023): currently a M.S. student in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Univ. of Michigan

  • Casey McCarthy (2023): currently a Ph.D. student in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Michigan

  • Dr. Yihao Zhuang (2023): currently a Scientist at BeiGene

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