Research Group

Altman Research Group

From Left to Right: Ryan Altman, Francisco de Azambuja, Jacob Sorrentino, Sydney Lovrien, Bo Han, Doug Orsi, Jorge Berrios, Kim Behzad, Kedong Yuan, Krishna Sharma, Manikandan Selvaraju


Postdoctoral Research Associates

Suvajit Koley

Suvajit Koley

C–H Functionalization, Reactions of Fluorinated Alkenes

Ph.D. - Singh Group » (Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India)
Postdoc - Pandey Group » (Centre of Bio-Medical Research, Lucknow, India)


Manikandan Selvaraju

Manikandan Selvaraju

Fluorinated Peptidomimetics; Cu Catalysis

Ph.D. and Post-doc - Sun Group » (National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan)


Krishna K. Sharma

Krishna K. Sharma

Fluorinated Peptidomimetics and Drug Discovery

Ph.D. Student - Jain Group » (National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Mohali, India)


Graduate Research Associates

Andrew Intelli

Andrew Intelli

First Year

Metal Catalyzed Reactions of Fluorinated Alkenes

B.S. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (Stockton University, NJ)


Jacob Sorrentino

Jacob Sorrentino

Third Year

Catalytic Reactions of Fluorinated Alkenes

B.S. - Woydziak Group » (Nevada State College, NV)


Undergraduate Research Associates

Timothy Borel

Timothy Borel

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Second Year Pharmacy Student


Former Members

Name Years KU Position Post KU
Ravi Krishna Vallakati 2017–2019 Postdoctoral Research Associate  
Bo Han 2018–2019 Graduate Research Associate  
Kim Behzad Moghadam 2018–2019 Graduate Research Associate School of Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco
Abel Plotnikov 2018–019 Undergraduate Research Associate School of Pharmacy, The University of Kansas
M. Ramu Yadav 2018–2019 Postdoctoral Research Associate Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi: Yadav Group »
Doug Orsi 2014–2019 Graduate Research Assistant Postdoc, Vanderbilt University: Lindsley Group »
Jorge Berrios Rivera 2017–2018 PREP Scholar Graduate School, The University of Oklahoma
Kedong Yuan 2017–2018 Postdoctoral Research Associate Associate Research Fellow, Tianjin University of Technology
Francisco de Azambuja 2016–2018 Postdoctoral Research Associate Postdoc, KU Leuven: Parac-Vogt »
Sydney Lovrien 2016–2017 Undergraduate Research Assistant Sanford School of Medicine, University of South Dakota
Ming-Hsiu Yang 2011–2017 Graduate Research Assistant Postdoc, The Scripps Research Institute: Boger Group »
Brett Ambler 2011–2017 Graduate Research Assistant

Postdoc, University of Texas: Krische Group »

Discovery Chemsitry, Merck & Co., Inc.

Mohan Pal 2016–2017 Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Postdoc, University of Michigan Medical School: Nikolovska-Coleska Group »

Scientist, Paraza Pharma, Inc.

Venkateswararao Eeda 2015–2017 Postdoctoral Research Assistant Postdoc, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center
Amanda Maldonado 2016 Visiting Undergraduate Scholar Graduate School, University of Illinois, Chicago: Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy
Somnath Karad 2015–2016 Postdoctoral Research Assistant Marie Currie Fellowship, University of Nottingham: Lam Group »
Brandon Easley 2015–2016 Undergraduate Research Assistant Business School, The University of Kansas
Niusha Sharifi 2014 Visiting Scholar Research Associate, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Yupu Qiao 2013–2014 Postdoctoral Research Assistant Postdoc, University of South Dakota: Wang Group »
Tuda Si 2013–2014 Undergraduate Research Assistant  
Lingui Zhu 2012–2014 Postdoctoral Research Assistant Process R & D, Shanghai
Shasha Liu 2012–2013 Visiting Scholar Research Associate, Northeast Normal University
Santosh Peddi 2013 Visiting Undergraduate Scholar Graduate School, Alfred Mann Institute, University of Southern California
Siddharth Sai 2012 Visiting Undergraduate Scholar Graduate School, University of Otago: Gamble Group »

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