Research Group

From left: Doug Orsi, Dr.​ Mohan Pal, Sydney Lovrien, Dr. Francisco de Azambuja, Prof. Ryan Altman, and Jacob Sorrentino


Doug Orsi
Fifth-year Graduate Student
Madison & Lila Self Graduate Fellow
Research Assistant – Gamble Group; University of Otago, New Zealand
B.A. – Wright Group; Vanderbilt University, TN


Mohan Pal
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Fluorinated Peptidomimetics and Pd Catalysis
Postdoc-Bearne Group; Dalhousie University, Canada (2012-2016)
Ph.D.- Jolly Group; Institute of Microbial Technology-CSIR, India (2005-2011)

Jacob Sorrentino
Second-year Graduate Student
Catalytic Reactions of Fluorinated Alkenes
B.S. - Woydziak Group; Nevada State College, Las Vegas, NV

Sydney Lovrien
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Burton & Cheryle MacKenzie Scholarship


Former Group Members

  • Ming-Hsiu Yang, 2011–2017, Graduate Student (Postdoc, The Scripps Research Institute: Boger Group)
  • Brett Ambler, 2011–2017, Graduate Student (Postdoc, University of Texas: Krische Group)
  • 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)
  • Yupu Qiao, 2013–2014, Postdoctoral Research Assistant (Postdoc, University of South Dakota: Wang Group)
  • Tuda Si, 2013–2014, Undergraduate Research Assistant
  • Niusha Sharifi, 2014, Visiting Scholar
  • Lingui Zhu, 2012–2014, Postdoctoral Research Assistant
  • Shasha Liu, 2012–2013, Visiting Scholar
  • 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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