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
 
 
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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Arya Menon, M.S.
 
 
NCRC B520/3342
aryame [at] umich[dot]edu
  • B.S. in Biotechnology, 2005, St. Mary's College (Calicut University)

  • M.S. in Biotechnology, 2007, Dr. G.R. Damodaran College of Science (Bharathiyar University)

  • M.S. in Cellular and Developmental Biology, 2011, University of Colorado at Boulder

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Sydney Rosenblum
 
 
NCRC B520/3342
slrosen [at] umich[dot]edu
  • B.S. in Biochemistry, 2017, Scripps College

  • 5th year graduate student, Program in Chemical Biology

  • ACS Division of Medicinal Chemistry Graduate Fellowship awardee

Rachel Torrez
 
 
NCRC B520/3341
torrezrm [at] umich[dot]edu
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  • B.S. in Biochemistry, 2017, Loyola University

  • 5th year graduate student, Medicinal Chemistry

  • Trainee, Pharmacological Sciences Training Program

  • NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award recipient

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Yihao Zhuang
 
 
NCRC B520/3341
peterzyh [at] umich[dot]edu
  • B.S. in Biochemistry, 2018, Brandeis University

  • 4th year graduate student, Medicinal Chemistry

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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

  • 2nd year graduate student, Program in Chemical Biology

  • NIH Diversity Supplement Fellowship

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

  • 2nd year graduate student, Medicinal Chemistry

  • Trainee, Cellular Biotechnology Training Program

Rachel O'Rourke
 
 
NCRC B520/3329
rachelei [at] umich[dot]edu
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  • B.S. in Pharmaceutical Science, 2020, University of Michigan

  • 1st year graduate student, Medicinal Chemistry

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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

  • 1st year graduate student, Program in Chemical Biology

Andrea Maser Figueroa
 
 
NCRC B520/3329
amaser [at] umich[dot]edu
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  • B.S. in Chemistry, 2021, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras

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  • Destiny's Insight of Nysa Hill

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Group Alumni

  • Lauren Mishra, Ph.D. (2013-2014): 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 an associate director of research at Eclipse Bioinnovations

  • Dr. James Song (2018): currently a business development associate at Van Andel Institute

  • Dr. Oleta Johnson (2018): currently a post doc in Prof. Jason Gestwicki's lab at UCSF

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

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

  • Jorge Sandoval (2018): currently a grad student at UM

  • Dr. Dylan Mitchell (2019): currently a senior scientist in chemical biology and proteomics at Merck

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

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

  • Noha Beleh, M.S. (2021)

  • Madeline Hinkley (2022)