Alumni Members

2018

Graduate Students

Chendi Gu, Ph.D.
B.S., Chemistry, Nanjing University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
Ph.D., Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Current position:

Yuanyuan Si, Ph.D.
B.S., Chemistry, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China
Ph.D., Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow, UIUC, Champaign, IL

Undergraduate Students

Mustafa Babar
B.S., Biochemistry, Minor in Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Current Position: Medical School

 

2017

Graduate Students

Kayla Gogarty
B.S., Chemistry, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
M.S., Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Current position: LGBTQ Opposition Researcher, Media Matters for America, Washington, DC

Zhuo (Dean) Zhang, Ph.D.
B.S., Sun Yat-Sen University, China
Ph.D., Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Current position: Senior Scientist, Discovery Pharmacology, EMD Serono, Inc., Billerica, MA

Undergraduate Students

Hanna John
BME, Stony Brook University

Omar Naimi

 

2016

Graduate Students

Agniezka Gil, Ph.D.
B.S., M.S., Chemistry, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
Ph.D., Stony Brook University
Current position: NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow, Princeton University

Brendan Lichtenthal
B.S., Union College, Schenectady, NY
M.S., Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Current position: Bruker, Billerica, MA

Joe Matarlo, Ph.D.
B.S., Biochemistry, Iona College, New Rochelle, NY
Ph.D., Biochemistry & Structural Biology, Stony Brook University
Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow, National Cancer Institute, Frederick, MD

Lauren Spagnuolo, Ph.D.
B.S., Chemistry, Stevens Institute of Technology
Ph.D., Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Current position: Scientific Associate at Precept Medical Communications, Warren, NJ

Undergraduate Students

Jenna Abyad
B.S., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Drew University
NSF-REU Summer Research, Stony Brook University
Current position: Graduate student, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

 

2015

Fulbright Visiting Researcher

Safaa Hagahmed
B.S., Physics, Al-Neelain University, Sudan

 

Graduate Students

Chantal Adlam
B.S., Chemistry, John Jay College, New York, NY
M.S., Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Current position: Scientist, State of Florida

Matthew Fusco
B.S., Chemistry, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA
M.S., Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Current position: Private Tutor

Hui Wang, Ph.D., RAC
B.S., Chemistry, Nankai University, China
Ph.D., Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Current position: Manager, Regulatory Affairs Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Tarrytown, NY

Weixuan Yu, Ph.D., BCMAS
B.S., Chemistry, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China
Ph.D., Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Research Scientist II, Experimental Therapeutics Center, Singapore
Current position: Global Medical Affairs, Merck & Co., Kenilworth, NJ

Undergraduate Students

Sarah Huang

Stephanie Manning

Dillon Popovich
Current position: Graduate Student, Molecular and Cellular Biology Graduate Program, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College

Kedwin Ventura
B.S., Biochemistry, SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, NY
NSF-REU Summer Research, Stony Brook University

 

High School Students

Maya Pirie
Current position: Biochemistry, University College London, UK

 

2014

Postdoctoral Fellows

Eleanor K. Allen, Ph.D.
B.A., Barnard College, New York, NY
Ph.D., Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, New York, NY
Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Technology Commercialization Associate, New York State Center for Biotechnology, Stony Brook University
Current position: Senior Consultant at Navigant, New York, NY

Gopal Reddy Bommenini, Ph.D.
Ph.D. IIT Kanpur, India
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Research Scientist, Chemistry, Stony Brook University

Natasha Nesbitt, Ph.D.
B.S., Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Ph.D., Penn State University
Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Research Scientist, Institute of Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery, Stony Brook University
Research Scientist, Stony Brook Stem Cell Facility, Stony Brook University
Current position: Chief Scientific Officer, Private Startup, Stony Brook University

Graduate Students

Cheng-Tsung (Eric) Lai, Ph.D.
Ph.D., Biochemistry & Structural Biology(Simmerling and Tonge), Stony Brook University
Current position: Research Investigator, Incyte Research Institute, Wilmington, DE

Yang Lu, Ph.D.
M.S., Chemistry, Peking University Health Sciences Center, Peking, China
Ph.D., Stony Brook University
Current position: Lab Manager, Bioanalytical Services, Frontage Laboratories, Inc., Exton, PA

Carla Neckles, Ph.D.
B.S., Chemistry, SUNY Albany, Albany, NY
Ph.D., Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Research Associate, Brookhaven National Lab Office of Technology Commercialization and Partnerships (OTCP), Upton, NY
Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow, National Cancer Institute (NCI), Bethesda, MD

Undergraduate Students

EunBin (Grace) Yoon
B.S., Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Current position: FERM & PERL Lab Manager, Stony Brook University PET Core, Stony Brook University School of Medicine

Lubens Lavaud

Bryce Lipinski
Current position: Graduate Student, Cornell University

Justin Morena Current position: Investment Banking Analyst at Guggenheim Partners

 

2013

Graduate Students

Richard Brust, Ph.D.
B.S., Chemistry, Hofstra University, New York
Ph.D., Stony Brook University
Current position: Research Associate, Scripps Institute, Jupiter, FL

Andrew Chang, M.D./Ph.D.
B.S., Chemistry Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Ph.D., Chemistry, Stony Brook University
M.D. Stony Brook School of Medicine
Current position: Resident Physician, Duke University Medical Center, Raleigh-Durham, NC

Kanishk Kapilashrami, Ph.D.
B.S., Chemistry, St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, India
Ph.D., Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
Current position: Senior Research Investigator, Incyte, Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate Students

Stephen Ngo
Current position: Medical Student, Northwestern University, The Feinberg School of Medicine

 

2012

Graduate Students

Allison Haigney, Ph.D.
B.S., Chemistry, Hofstra University, NY
Ph.D. Stony Brook University,
Current position: Separations Scientist, Large Molecule Analytical Development, Janssen R&D, Malvern, PA

Huei-Jiun Li, Ph.D.
B.S., National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Ph.D., Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Current position: Investigative Editor at Microscopic Macromolecular Studio

Li Liu, Ph.D.
B.S., Chemistry, Fudan University, China
Ph.D., Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Technology Commercialization Associate, New York State Center for Biotechnology, Stony Brook University
Current position: Associate Director of Business Development, Chengdu Kanghong Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd., NJ

Eduard Melief, Ph.D.
B.S., Chemistry, Franklin & Marshall, PA
Ph.D., Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Postdoctoral Fellow, ICB&DD, Stony Brook University
Current position: QC Scientist 1, Infectious Disease Research Institute, Seattle, WA

Pan Pan, Ph.D.
B.S., Chemistry, Peking University Health Science Centre, Peking, China
Ph.D., Stony Brook University
Current position: Scientist, Arkema, King of Prussia, PA

Undergraduate Students

Michael Baxter
Current position: PharmD candidate, Ohio State University

Shahrier Hossain

Jessica Jeng

 

2011

Graduate Students

Janine Borgaro, Ph.D.
B.S., Chemistry, Wagner College, Staten Island, NY
Ph.D., Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Current position: Applications and Development Scientist, New England Biolabs, Ipswich, MA

Nina Liu, Ph.D.
B.S., Nanjing University, China
Ph.D., Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Current position: Scientist at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Tarrytown, NY

Xiaokai Li, Ph.D.
B.S., Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Ph.D., Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Current position: Senior Chemist II, Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Madison, WI

Undergraduate Students

Matthew Graham
Current position: Division Director, US Navy; Harvard Business School MBA Program

 

2010

Graduate Students

Sonam Shah
B.S., St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, India
M.S., St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, India
M.S., Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Current position: Director of Quality and Compliance at Multi-Pak Packaging, Caldwell, NJ

Hao Lu, Ph.D.
B.S., Chemistry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Ph.D., Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Current position: Director, Head of Discovery Pharmacology, EMD Serono, Inc., Billerica, MA

Undergraduate Students

Lana Corbo
M.S., Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Stony Brook University
Current position: DVM Candidate at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, Saint Kitts and Nevis

Khushbu Khatri

Elizabeth Millings

Shuying Ng

 

2009

Science Educator

James Truglio, Ph.D.
B.S., Stony Brook University
Ph.D., Stony Brook University
Science Educator (ARRA), Stony Brook University
Current position: Honors science teacher, Great Neck South High School, Great Neck, NY

Postdoctoral Fellows

Carl Machutta, Ph.D.
B.S., Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Ph.D., Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Current position: Investigator, GlaxoSmithKline, King of Prussia, PA

Deborah Stoner-Ma, Ph.D.
B.S., UCLA, CA
MBA, San Jose University, CA
Ph.D., Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemistry, Stony Brook University

Undergraduate Students

Avinash Khanna, Ph.D.
B.S., Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Ph.D., Chemistry, University of California, Irvine, CA
Current position: Scientist II at Constellation Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA

Kwan Cheng

 

2008

Graduate Students

Chris am Ende, PhD
B.S., University of Delaware
M.S., Chemistry (Tonge), Stony Brook University
Ph.D., Chemistry (Parker), Stony Brook University
Current position: Senior Principal Scientist, Pfizer, Groton, CT

Salma Rafi, Ph.D.
B.S., Bharathidasan University, India
M.S., Barkatullah University
Ph.D., Biochemistry & Structural Biology (Simmerling and Tonge), Stony Brook University
Current position: Principal Scientist, Schrodinger Inc., NY

Allison StellingPh.D.
B.S., Reed College, Portland, OR
Ph.D., Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Current position: NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow, Al-Hashimi Lab, Biochemistry, Duke University, NC

Huaning Zhang, Ph.D.
B.S., Beijing University
Ph.D., Chemistry, Stony Brook University
LLM, George Washington University
Current position: Senior Patent Consel, Bayer (China) Limited

Hua Xu, Ph.D.
B.S., Zhejiang University
Ph.D., Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Current position: A.R. Fellow, Chemical Biologist, Pfizer, Cambridge, MA

Xujie Zhang, Ph.D.
B.S., University of Science & Technology of China
Ph.D., Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Current position: Research Scientist, Tetragenetics, Inc.

Undergraduate Students

Yelizaveta Gegina

TaeSoo Sean Kim
Current Position: Attorney at Nixon Peabody LLP, Los Angeles, CA

James Lynch

Kermaan Mehta

 

2007

Graduate Students

Nicole Kruh-Garcia, Ph.D.
B.S., New York University
Ph.D., Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, Stony Brook University
Current position: Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Undergraduate Students

Kipeum Park

Guiseppina Verde

Elizabeth Zucconi

 

2006

Postdoctoral Fellows

Andy Jaye, Ph.D.
Ph.D., Chemistry, University of East Anglia, UK
Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemistry, Stony Brook University

Graduate Students

Todd Sullivan, Ph.D.
B.S., University of Connecticut
M.S., Ph.D., Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Current position: Lecturer, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT

Jacque Zwahlen, Ph.D.
B.S., State University of New York, Geneseo
Ph.D., Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Current position: Research Scientist II, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Boston, MA

Undergraduate Students

Ming-Lai (Patty) Cheung, Ph.D.
B.S. Stony Brook University
Current position: Graduate Student, Pharmacology, Cornell

Ousainatou Jallow

 

2005

Graduate Students

Loretha Carlisle-Moore, Ph.D.
B.S., Manhattan College
M.S., Fordham University
Ph.D., Molecular & Cell Biology, Stony Brook University
Current position: Adjunct Faculty, Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA

Undergraduate Students

Padmini Khandai

Karen McGuigan

Lazlo Ring

Chris Stratton, Ph.D.
B.S., Stony Brook University, 2006
Ph.D., Weill Cornell Medical College
Current position: Scientist, Janssen, J&J, Spring House, PA.

 

2004

Postdoctoral Fellows

Alasdair Bell, Ph.D. 
Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Glasgow
Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Current position: Senior Consultant, ERA Consulting, Cambridge, UK

 

Graduate Students

Pravin A. Nair, Ph.D.
B.S., Wilson College, India
Ph.D., Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Current position: Head, Drug Product Development, Intas Pharmaceuticals Limited, Ahemdabad, India

Polina Novichenok, Ph.D.
B.S., Rutgers University, New Jersey
Ph.D., Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Current position: Freelance Proofreader, Enago

Ramona (Gajda) Popiel
B.S., Lucian Blaga, Romania
M.S., Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Current position: RN NICU, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA

Undergraduate Students

Kwame Ennin

Matthias Herth

Jason Hodge

Wendi Kadi

Fareya Khalid

Igor Levenberg

Jennifer Stark

Elizabeth Sutton
REU

 

2003

Graduate Students

Richa Rawat, Ph.D.
M.S., IIT Kanpur, 1998
Ph.D., Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Current position: Assistant Chair, Department of Natural Sciences, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Suffolk County Community College, Long Island, NY

 

Undergraduate Students

Sining Cheng

Michelle Ferguson
REU

 

2002

Graduate Students

Yuguo Feng
B.S. Zhangshan University
Ph.D., Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Current position: Technical Support, Bio-Rad Laboratories, San Francisco, CA

Xiang He, Ph.D.
M.S. Nanjing University, China
Ph.D., Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Current position: Senior Manager, SCIEX, Fremont, CA

Tejinder Kaur
M.S., Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Current position: International Senior Medical Director, Healthcare Marketing and Communication, WPP, Barcelona, Spain

Dawn Marin
M.S., Health Sciences, Stony Brook University
Current position: Chemistry Instructor Ph.D. Nanoscale Science, Charlotte, NC

Sharada Sivaraman, Ph.D.
B.S., University of Madras
M.S., IIT Bombay
Ph.D., Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Current position: R&D Manager, Assay development leader in Diagnostics/IVD, San Francisco, CA

Jiaquan Wu, Ph.D.
B.S., Beijing Normal
Ph.D., Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Current position: Vice President, Wuxi Biortus Biosciences Co. Ltd, Jiangyin Wuxi, China

 

2001

Graduate Students

Guoping (Charlie) Xiao
B.S., Chemistry, Stony Brook University
M.S., Chemistry, Stony Brook University

Undergraduate Students

Trentice Bolar

 

2000

Postdoctoral Fellows

Melanie Nilsson, Ph.D.
BS, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, VA
Ph.D., Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Current position: Associate Professor, McDaniel College, MD

Graduate Students

Miao Dai
B.S., Fudan University, China
M.S., Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Current position: Scientific planning & operations manager at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR), Shanghai, China

Sapan Parikh, Ph.D.
B.S., Syracuse University, New York
Ph.D., Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Current position: VDI Engineer, Merck

1999

Undergraduate Students

John D'Angelo

Daniel Moynihan

 

1998

Graduate Students

Thy Do
B.A., Northwestern University
M.S., Stony Brook University

Hilary Hofstein
B.A., Regis College
M.S., Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Current position: Lecturer, Siena College, Loudonville, NY

 

1997

Undergraduate Students

Avraham Barzideh

Laura Moran

Christina Velea

 

1996

Undergraduate Students

Michel Abitbol

Jacqueline Doyle

Anna Matsouka

Matthew Palumbo