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tc Dr. Brad Hutnick
  • Postdoc
    University of Pittsburg
  • 2012-2013

email: bhutnick@sas.upenn.edu

Devlopment of novel phosphine ligand library for use in the UPenn-Merck HTE L


tc Dr. Avital Steinberg
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry
    Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
  • M.Sc. in Chemistry
    The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Postdoc 2012-2013


 

tc Dr. Trung Cao
  • B.S. in Chemistry
    University of Education, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • joined in 2008
  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry (2013)
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Currently postdoc with Jeff Bode at ETH


 

 

Dr. Erin Podlesny
  • B.S. in Chemistry/Biology minor
    Gettysburg College
  • joined in 2008
  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry (2013)
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Currently postdoc with Tim Jamison at MIT


a Dr. Scott E. Allen
  • B.S. in Chemistry
    Penn State
  • joined in 2008
  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry (2013)
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Currently postdoc with Al Bowers at UNC, Chapel Hill


Simon Berritt Dr. Simon Berritt
  • Post-doc
  • joined in 2009
  • Currently working at the UPENN Parallel Reaction Screening Service Center


Phuong Huynh Phuong Huynh
  • B.S. in Pharmacy
    University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ho Chi Minh City
  • joined in 2010


Gina Kim Gina Kim
  • B.A. in Chemistry/B.A. in Mathematics May 2010
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Joined in 2009
  • Currently a graduate student at Boston University


Omer Koz Dr. Omer Koz
  • Ph. D. (Advisor Dr. Süheyla Kirmizigül)
    Ege University, Izmir, Turkey
  • Joined in 2009


Dr. Joshua Dickstein
  • B.A. in Chemistry
    John Hopkins University
  • joined in 2005
  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry (2009)
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Currently a Senior Scientist conducting research for Bridgestone America in Ohio
Dr. Elizabeth Linton
  • B.S. in Chemistry/Philosophy Minor
    The George Washington University
  • joined in 2005
  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry (2009)
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Currently teaching chemistry at Mastery Charter in South Philadelphia
Dr. Barbara Jane Morgan
  • B.A. in Chemistry
    Kenyon College
  • joined in 2005
  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry (2009)
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Currently at the Broad Institute in Boston, MA.
Russell Li Jingxian "Russell" Li
  • B.A. (Triple major in Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Mathematics), M.S in Chemistry 2009, University of Pennsylvania
  • Joined in 2006
  • Currently a Ph. D. candidate at Stanford

 

Sangeeta Dr. Sangeeta Dey
  • Ph. D. (Advisor: Prof. David B. Berkowitz)
    University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • joined in 2008
  • Currently an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur, India

 

Dr. Andrew Lowell
  • B.S. in Chemistry
    Washington State University
  • joined in 2004
  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry (2008)
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Currently a Postdoctoral Associate at ETH Zurich
Michael Wentzel
  • B.S. in Chemistry/ B.A. in Philosophy Creighton University
  • M.S. in Organic Chemistry University of Pennsylvania
  • joined in 2005
  • Currently in the PhD program at the Univ. of Minnesota
Dr. Erin O'Brien
  • B.S. in Chemistry
    Mount Allison University
  • M.S. in Organic Chemistry
    Colorado State University
  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry
    University of Pennsylvania
  • joined in 2003
  • Currently at Millenium in Boston, MA
Dr. Raja Annamalai
  • B.S. in Chemistry
    Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry
    University of Pennsylvania
  • joined in 2001
  • Currently a postdoc with Laura Kiessling at the University of Wisconsin
Dr. J. Brian Hewgley
  • B.S. in Chemistry
    University of Tennessee
  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry (2005)
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Worked on the kinetics of the oxidative biaryl coupling
  • Currently at GE, Albany
Dr. Carol Mulrooney
  • B.S. in Chemistry
    University of Conneticut
  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry (2006)
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Worked in the area of biaryl coupling and toward the total synthesis of cercosporin
  • Currently at Broad Inst., Boston
Dr. Michael Fennie
  • B.S. in Chemistry from Canisius College
  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry (2006)
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Worked in the area of bifunctional catalysis and toward the total synthesis of purpuromycin
  • Currently at Sanofi-Aventis, Bridgewater
Dr. Sandeep Basra
  • B.S. in Chemistry
    Imperial College, London
  • Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry
    University of Bristol
  • joined in 2005
  • Currently at DF-MP, Germany
Dr. James Ianni
  • B.A. in Chemistry
    Cheyney University
  • M.S. in Analytical Chemistry
    Drexel University
  • Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry
    Drexel University
  • Post doc 2002-2006
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Worked on computational chemistry to forge new chemical methodologies and software
  • Currently at High Performance Technologies, Aberdeen Proving Ground
Dr. Rakeshwar Bandichhor
  • B.Sc. in Chemistry
    Univ. of Lucknow
  • M.Sc. Tech in Pharmaceutical Chemistry
    Univ. of Lucknow
  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry
    Univ. of Lucknow, India/Univ. of Regensburg, Germany
  • Post doc with Dr. Oliver Reiser
    University of Regensburg
  • Post doc 2004-2005
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Worked on total synthesis of purpuromycin
  • Currently at Dr. Reddy's Lab
Dr. Rajesh Kamble
  • B.Sc. in Chemistry
    Pune University( Nowrosjee Wadia College)
  • M.Sc. in Chemistry
    Pune Univ.( Poona College of Arts Commerce and Science)
  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry
    IIT-Kanpur
  • Post doc 2005-2006
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Currently Research Associate at University of Pennsylvania Radiology Department
Dr. Stephen Waters
  • B.S. in Chemistry
    University of Pittsburgh
  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry (2005)
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Worked toward the total synthesis of purpuromycin
  • Did a post doc at Sloan-Kettering with Sam Danishefsky
  • Currently Assistant Professor at The University of Vermont
Evan Divirgilio
  • B.S. in Chemistry
    SUNY Bingimton
  • M.S. in Organic Chemistry (2004)
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Worked in the area of biaryl coupling
  • Currently at Amgen, Thousand Oaks
Dr. Puay-Wah Phuan
  • B.S. in Chemistry
    University of Oregon
  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry (2003)
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Worked in the areas of molecular switches/sensor and addition of diethylzinc to aldehydes
  • Did a post doc at UCSF with Fred Cohen
  • Currently Assistant Research Chemist, Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, UCSF
Dr. Erin DiMauro
  • B.A. in Chemistry
    Wesleyan University
  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry (2003)
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Worked in the area of bifunctional catalysis
  • Currently Principal Scientist at Amgen, Boston
Dr. Xiaolin Li
  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry (2002 - the group's 1st Ph.D. graduate)
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Currently at GNF (Novartis Foundation),San Diego
Dana Anna Freed of the West Virginia Freed's
  • M.S. University of Pennsylvania 2000
  • Teaching
Jason Skudlarek
  • M.S. University of Pennsylvania 2000
  • Working at Metastatix, Georgia
Dr. Cathy Evans
  • Undergraduate Researcher 1997-1999
  • PhD from Boston College, with Scott Miller
  • Currently at Infinity Pharmaceuticals in Boston
Karen Marcantonio
  • M.S. University of Pennsylvania 1999
  • Works at Merck Process in Rahway

The first group picture.
The beginning of good things to come.

 

 

 

 


Simon Berritt Dr. Simon Berritt
  • Post-doc
  • joined in 2009
  • Currently working at the UPENN Parallel Reaction Screening Service Center


Phuong Huynh Phuong Huynh
  • B.S. in Pharmacy
    University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ho Chi Minh City
  • joined in 2010


Gina Kim Gina Kim
  • B.A. in Chemistry/B.A. in Mathematics May 2010
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Joined in 2009
  • Currently a graduate student at Boston University


Omer Koz Dr. Omer Koz
  • Ph. D. (Advisor Dr. Süheyla Kirmizigül)
    Ege University, Izmir, Turkey
  • Joined in 2009


Dr. Joshua Dickstein
  • B.A. in Chemistry
    John Hopkins University
  • joined in 2005
  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry (2009)
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Currently a Senior Scientist conducting research for Bridgestone America in Ohio
Dr. Elizabeth Linton
  • B.S. in Chemistry/Philosophy Minor
    The George Washington University
  • joined in 2005
  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry (2009)
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Currently teaching chemistry at Mastery Charter in South Philadelphia
Dr. Barbara Jane Morgan
  • B.A. in Chemistry
    Kenyon College
  • joined in 2005
  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry (2009)
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Currently at the Broad Institute in Boston, MA.
Russell Li Jingxian "Russell" Li
  • B.A. (Triple major in Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Mathematics), M.S in Chemistry 2009, University of Pennsylvania
  • Joined in 2006
  • Currently a Ph. D. candidate at Stanford

 

Sangeeta Dr. Sangeeta Dey
  • Ph. D. (Advisor: Prof. David B. Berkowitz)
    University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • joined in 2008
  • Currently an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur, India

 

Dr. Andrew Lowell
  • B.S. in Chemistry
    Washington State University
  • joined in 2004
  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry (2008)
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Currently a Postdoctoral Associate at ETH Zurich
Michael Wentzel
  • B.S. in Chemistry/ B.A. in Philosophy Creighton University
  • M.S. in Organic Chemistry University of Pennsylvania
  • joined in 2005
  • Currently in the PhD program at the Univ. of Minnesota
Dr. Erin O'Brien
  • B.S. in Chemistry
    Mount Allison University
  • M.S. in Organic Chemistry
    Colorado State University
  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry
    University of Pennsylvania
  • joined in 2003
  • Currently at Millenium in Boston, MA
Dr. Raja Annamalai
  • B.S. in Chemistry
    Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry
    University of Pennsylvania
  • joined in 2001
  • Currently a postdoc with Laura Kiessling at the University of Wisconsin
Dr. J. Brian Hewgley
  • B.S. in Chemistry
    University of Tennessee
  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry (2005)
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Worked on the kinetics of the oxidative biaryl coupling
  • Currently at GE, Albany
Dr. Carol Mulrooney
  • B.S. in Chemistry
    University of Conneticut
  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry (2006)
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Worked in the area of biaryl coupling and toward the total synthesis of cercosporin
  • Currently at Broad Inst., Boston
Dr. Michael Fennie
  • B.S. in Chemistry from Canisius College
  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry (2006)
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Worked in the area of bifunctional catalysis and toward the total synthesis of purpuromycin
  • Currently at Sanofi-Aventis, Bridgewater
Dr. Sandeep Basra
  • B.S. in Chemistry
    Imperial College, London
  • Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry
    University of Bristol
  • joined in 2005
  • Currently at DF-MP, Germany
Dr. James Ianni
  • B.A. in Chemistry
    Cheyney University
  • M.S. in Analytical Chemistry
    Drexel University
  • Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry
    Drexel University
  • Post doc 2002-2006
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Worked on computational chemistry to forge new chemical methodologies and software
  • Currently at High Performance Technologies, Aberdeen Proving Ground
Dr. Rakeshwar Bandichhor
  • B.Sc. in Chemistry
    Univ. of Lucknow
  • M.Sc. Tech in Pharmaceutical Chemistry
    Univ. of Lucknow
  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry
    Univ. of Lucknow, India/Univ. of Regensburg, Germany
  • Post doc with Dr. Oliver Reiser
    University of Regensburg
  • Post doc 2004-2005
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Worked on total synthesis of purpuromycin
  • Currently at Dr. Reddy's Lab
Dr. Rajesh Kamble
  • B.Sc. in Chemistry
    Pune University( Nowrosjee Wadia College)
  • M.Sc. in Chemistry
    Pune Univ.( Poona College of Arts Commerce and Science)
  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry
    IIT-Kanpur
  • Post doc 2005-2006
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Currently Research Associate at University of Pennsylvania Radiology Department
Dr. Stephen Waters
  • B.S. in Chemistry
    University of Pittsburgh
  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry (2005)
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Worked toward the total synthesis of purpuromycin
  • Did a post doc at Sloan-Kettering with Sam Danishefsky
  • Currently Assistant Professor at The University of Vermont
Evan Divirgilio
  • B.S. in Chemistry
    SUNY Bingimton
  • M.S. in Organic Chemistry (2004)
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Worked in the area of biaryl coupling
  • Currently at Amgen, Thousand Oaks
Dr. Puay-Wah Phuan
  • B.S. in Chemistry
    University of Oregon
  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry (2003)
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Worked in the areas of molecular switches/sensor and addition of diethylzinc to aldehydes
  • Did a post doc at UCSF with Fred Cohen
  • Currently Assistant Research Chemist, Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, UCSF
Dr. Erin DiMauro
  • B.A. in Chemistry
    Wesleyan University
  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry (2003)
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Worked in the area of bifunctional catalysis
  • Currently Principal Scientist at Amgen, Boston
Dr. Xiaolin Li
  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry (2002 - the group's 1st Ph.D. graduate)
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Currently at GNF (Novartis Foundation),San Diego
Dana Anna Freed of the West Virginia Freed's
  • M.S. University of Pennsylvania 2000
  • Teaching
Jason Skudlarek
  • M.S. University of Pennsylvania 2000
  • Working at Metastatix, Georgia
Dr. Cathy Evans
  • Undergraduate Researcher 1997-1999
  • PhD from Boston College, with Scott Miller
  • Currently at Infinity Pharmaceuticals in Boston
Karen Marcantonio
  • M.S. University of Pennsylvania 1999
  • Works at Merck Process in Rahway

The first group picture.
The beginning of good things to come.

Past Group Members (no pictures)