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


Fluorinations; Cu catalysis
Ph.D. and Postdoc – Correia Group (University of Campinas, Brazil)
Visiting Ph.D. Student – Glorius Group (WWU Muenster, Germany) 

Manikandan Selvaraju
Fluorinated Peptidomimetics; Cu Catalysis
Ph.D. and Post-doc – Sun Group (National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan)

Fluorinated Peptidomimetics and Drug Discovery
Ph.D. Student – Jain Group (National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Mohali, India)

Kedong Yuan
Fluorination Reactions; Pd/Cu Catalysis
Ph.D. – Doucet Group (University of Rennes 1, France)
Visiting Ph.D. Student in Beller Group (LIKAT, Germany)

Graduate Research Associates


Jorge L. Berrios- Rivera
Fluorinations; Pd catalysis
B.S. – PREM Scholar, (University of Puerto Rico at Cayey)

Doug Orsi
Madison & Lila Self Graduate Fellow
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society (KU Chapter)
Research Assistant – Gamble Group (University of Otago, New Zealand)
B.A. – Wright Group (Vanderbilt University, TN)

Jacob Sorrentino
Catalytic Reactions of Fluorinated Alkenes
B.S. - Woydziak Group (Nevada State College, NV)
Undergraduate Research Associates

Kim Behzad Moghadam
Undergraduate Research Assistant
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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