Current Group Members

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

Shruti Nagaraja
NCRC B520/3342
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
  • 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

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

  • 4th year graduate student, Medicinal Chemistry

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

  • 2nd year graduate student, Program in Chemical Biology

  • NIH Diversity Supplement Fellowship

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

  • 2nd year graduate student, Medicinal Chemistry

  • Trainee, Cellular Biotechnology Training Program

Madeline Hinkley
NCRC B520/3342
mhinkley [at] umich[dot]edu
  • Senior in the Residential College, Program in Biology, University of Michigan

Walter Garner-Rech
  • Destiny's Insight of Nysa Hill

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Group Alumni

  • Lauren Mishra, Ph.D. (2013-2014): currently a controller and financial consultant at Biren Patel Engineering

  • 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 scientist at Eclipse Bioinnovations

  • Dr. James Song (2018): currently a scientist at Progenity, Inc.

  • 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 scientist at Sapient Therapeutics

  • Jorge Sandoval (2018)

  • Dr. Dylan Mitchell (2019): currently a post doc in Prof. Steve Gygi's lab at Harvard

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

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

  • Noha Beleh, M.S. (2021)

  • Gabriela Vega-Hernandez (2021): currently a grad student in Chemical Biology at UM