Group Members

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Current Members

Postdocs

maria.jpg Dr. María de Lourdes Betancourt Mendiola
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Guanajuato
cesar.jpg Dr. César Fernando Azael Gómez Durán
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Guanajuato
ASCII Dr. Qiwei Zhang
Ph.D. Chemistry, East China University of Science and Technology
Postdoc Radboud University

Graduate Students

ASCII Wenqi ‘Vince’ Liu
B.S. Chemistry, Shandong University
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B.S. Biochemistry, University of Western Florida
felicia.jpg Felicia Roland
B.S. Chemistry, Eastern Illinois University
tia.jpg Tia Jarvis
B.S. Chemistry, University of West Florida
synthia-1.jpg Cynthia Schreiber
B.S. Biochemistry
janel.jpg Janel Dempsey
B.S. Chemistry, John Carroll University (Cleveland, OH)
sasha.jpg Sasha Padilla
B.S. Biochemistry State University of New York (SUNY) Oswego
hannah.jpg Hannah McGarraugh
B.S. Chemistry, University of California, Riverside
canjia.jpg Canjia Zhai
B.S. and M.S Pharmaceutical science, Peiking University

Members Emeriti

Amanda Houser
Masters
doug1.jpg Dr. Douglas Rice
Ph.D. and Postdoc Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame
Assistant Professor @ Willamette University
ASCII Evan Peck
Ph.D.
ASCII Kasey Clear
Ph.D
Assistant Professor @ Murray State University
ASCII Kathryn Norquest
Masters
paul.jpg Paul Battles
Masters
kara.jpg Kara Harmatys
Ph.D.
Postdoc @ University Health Network
samit-com.jpg Samit Guha
Postdoc
ASCII Gillian Shaw
Masters
Graeme Spence
Postdoc
dsc01508.jpg Carleton Collins
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor @ Walsh University
Adam Plaunt
Ph.D.
Senior Scientist @ Insmed
haiying.jpg Haiying Gan
Postdoc
cimg2386.jpg Serhan Turkyilmaz
Postdoc
Faculty @ Istanbul University
ASCII Erin Cole
Ph.D.
Radiochemist @ Bristol-Myers Squibb
Jeffrey Baumes
Ph.D.
ASCII Bryan Smith
Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate @ UCLA Medical Center
ASCII Alexander White
Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate @ University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
ASCII Jerry Zhang
Postdoc
Supervisor @Formulation R & D PharmaForce, Inc.
Ivan Murgu
Masters
safiyyah.jpg Safiyyah Forbes
Postdoc
Post Doc @ University of Kansas
jj.jpg Jung-Jae Lee
Ph.D.
Postdoc
Postdoc @ Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Shuzhang Xiao
Postdoc
Associate Professor @ Three Gorges University, China
Amanda Goncalves
Masters
dsc01456.jpg Lica Abu-Esba
Masters
na.jpg Na Fu
Ph.D.
Postdoc @ Pacific Northwestern National Laboratory (DOE)
jeremiah.jpg Jeremiah Gassensmith
Ph.D.
Asst Professor @ University of Texas at Dallas
roger.jpg Roger Hanshaw
Ph.D.
Faculty @ West Virginia University
beth.jpg Beth McNally
Ph.D.
Postdoc @ Northwestern University
Lorna Barr
Postdoc
Australian Patent Offices
kristy.jpg Kristy DiVittorio
Ph.D.
Faculty @ Virginia Tech
ed.jpg Ed O’Neil
Ph.D.
Lead Specialist, Regulatory Affairs @ Welch Allyn
arun.jpg Arunkumar Easwaran
Postdoc
Research Scientist @ Molecular Targeting Technologies
hua.jpg Hua Jiang
Postdoc
Associate Professor @ Chinese Academy of Sciences
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Ph.D.
Postdoc @ Washington University
Medical School
keith.jpg Keith Stanger
Postdoc
Andrew Lampkins
Postdoc
Assistant Professor @ Samford University
W. Matthew Leevy
Postdoc
Faculty @ University of Notre Dame
Tim Lambert
Postdoc
Christopher C Forbes
Ph.D.
Middleton Boon
Ph.D.
Atanas Koulov
Ph.D.
Group Head Analytical R&D Roche Biotech, Switzerland
joem.jpg Joe Mahoney
Ph.D.
Senior Staff Scientist @ Ashland
Rameshwer Shukla
Post-Doc
Ken Stucker
Masters
Senior custom synthesis Chemist @ Isotec (Sigma-Aldrich stable iosotopes)
Yvonne Vandenburg
Masters
Steve Gradiner
Ph.D.
Portfolio Data Manager @ GlaxoSmithKline
Julie Fahey
Masters
martindeetz.jpg Martin Deetz
Ph.D.
R+D Group Leader @ The Dow Chemical Company
Kaitlin Peckham
Masters
Research Associate @ 3D Imaging LLC
Jennifer Riggs
Ph.D.
Senior Director, Small Molecule Medicinal Chemistry @ Nektar Therapeutics

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Smith Group Photos

Summer 2015 Go-Kart Outing Picture: Pictured (left to right), back row: Kasey Clear, Jason Devlin, Scott Shaw, María Betancourt Mendiola, César Gómez Durán, Kathryn Norquest, Paul Battles, Vince Liu; front row: Evan Peck, Doug Rice, Tia Jarvis, Felicia Roland.

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Spring 2015 Group Picture: Pictured (left to right), back row: Samit Guha, Scott Shaw, Felicia Roland, Kasey Clear, Kathryn Norquest, Doug Rice, Kara Harmatys, Seamus Brennan; front row: Paul Battles, Katelyn Virga, Kevin Hendzel, Evan Peck, Tia Jarvis, Vince Liu, Gillian Shaw, Brad Smith, Michael O’Connor. Not pictured: Luke Gray.

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Fall 2014 Group Picture: Pictured (left to right): Felicia Roland, Wenqi “Vince” Liu, Evan Peck, Brad Smith, Doug Rice, Kasey Clear, Kara Harmatys, Scott Shaw, Gillian Shaw, Anthony Musso, Samit Guha.

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Summer Picnic Picture 2013: (Pictured left to right) Back row: Graeme Spence, Xiaojung Chen, Scott Shaw, Kasey Haugen, Sarah Stroud, Wenqi Liu; Middle: Doug Rice, Evan Peck, Adam Plaunt, Kara Harmatys, Gillian Shaw, Kevin Hendzel; Front row: Kasey Clear, Jasmine (Aiden) Plaunt, Brad Smith, Jenni Tilley, Haiying (Leo) Gan; Not Pictured: Carleton Collins.

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Group Picture 2012: Back: Brad Smith, Doug Rice, Erin Cole, Rachael Palumbo, Kasey Clear, Adam Plaunt, Carleton Collins, Serhan Turkyilmaz, Patrick Kramer. Front: Haiying Gan, Katrina Cuison, Kara Harmatys, Evan Peck, Katelyn Virga. Not Pictured: Elena Brindley.

Group Picture 2011: Back: Brad Smith, Doug Rice, Erin Cole, Carleton Collins, Adam Plaunt, Alex White, Patrick Kramer, Serhan Turkyilmaz. Front: Bryan Smith, Jeff Baumes, Kara Harmatys, Megan Courbanou. Not Pictured: Ricky Connell, Katrina Cuison.

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Group Picture 2010: Back: Carleton Collins, Jeff Baumes, Adam Plaunt, Brad Smith, Ricky Connell, Erin Cole, Ivan Murgu. Front: Bryan Smith, Rachael Palumbo, Safiyyah Forbes, Alex White, JJ Lee

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Group Picture 2009: Back: Alex White, Shuzhang Xiao, Ivan Murgu, Erin Cole, Jeff Baumes, JJ Lee Front: Lica Abu-Ebsa, Na Fu, Brad Smith, Mae Jamkratoke, Amanda Goncalves Missing: Bryan Smith

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Group Picture 2008: Back: Alex White, Andy Lampkins, Ed O’Neil, Jeremiah Gassensmith, JR Johnson, Jens Eberhard, JJ Lee, Middle: Brad Smith, Jeff Baumes, Bryan Smith, Sarah Mathys, Sitting: Na Fu, Amanda Goncalves, Lica Abu-Esba, Kaitlin Peckham.

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Group Picture 2006: Back: JR Johnson, JJ Lee, Na Fu, Kristy DiVittorio, Beth McNally, Ed O’Neil, Roger Hanshaw, Elmar Behrmann, Easwaran Arunkumar, Front: Matt Leevy, Brad Smith, Jeremiah Gassensmith, Hua Jiang, Keith Stanger.

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Happy People 2003:

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Group Picture 2002: Tim Lambert, Chris Forbes, Middleton Boon, Rameshwer Shukla, Joe Mahoney, Atanas Koulov, Ken Stucker, C. Lakshmi, John Davis, Andy Marshall, Glenn Lawson.

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2002 Graduates: Yvonne Vandenburg, Laura Banaszynski, Smith, Steve Gradiner, Julie Fahey (missing)

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Group Picture 1999: Joe Mahoney, Brad Smith, Julie Fahey, Laura Banaszynski, Zhi-Yi Zhang, Rameshwer Shukla, Marco di Luccio, Marty Deetz, Middleton Boon, Yvonne Vandenburg, Toshiyuki Kida

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Group Picture 1997: Kim White, Mary Wilson, Michelle Yarborough, Martin Deetz, Stephen Gardiner, Alexei Moraczewski, Jennifer Riggs, Bradley Smith, Greg Morin, Carol Monahan, Martin Hughes, Tracey Munro

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Group Picture 1995: Carol Monahan, Marie-France Paugam, Martin Hughes, Jeffrey Bien, Jennifer Riggs, Pamela Westmark, Kate Hossler

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Group Picture 1993: Sandra Staley, Setev Steiner, Jeff Bien, Elise Metzler, Jennifer Riggs, Linbee Valencia, Marie-France Paugham, Greg Morin, Marty Hughes, Pam Westmark, Bradley Smith

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