Former Members


David Young; Ph. D. with D. Hart at Ohio State University; NIH Fellow; 1994-96

Ken Shimizu; Ph. D. with J. Rebek at MIT; NIH Fellow; 1995-97; Professor of Chemistry at University of South Carolina;

Joseph Harrity; Ph. D. with W. Kerr at University of Strathelyde; 1994-97; Professor at University of Sheffield, UK;

Carolyn Dzierba; Ph. D. with K. Shea at University of California, Irvine; Albemarle Fellow; 1997-99; Research Scientist at Bristol-Myers Squibb;

Gair Ford; Ph. D. with V. Aggarwal at University of Sheffield; 1998-99; Research Scientist at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals

Wolfgang Wirschun; Ph. D. with J. Jochims at the University of Konstanz; Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft Fellow

Stanley Kolis; Ph. D. with D. Harman at University of Virginia; 1997-99; Research Scientist at Eli Lilly;

Jeff Houser; Ph. D. with H. Davies at SUNY Buffalo; 1998-2000; Research Scientist at Bristol-Myers Squibb;

Markus Isler; Ph. D. with R. Ghadiri at Scripps Research Institute; Novartis Fellow; and Fellow of the Swiss National Science Foundation; 1999-01; Research Scientist at Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd.;

Hirotake Mizutani; Ph. D. with T. Honda at Hoshi University; 1999-01; Research Scientist at Millennium Pharmaceuticals;

Tao Liu; Ph. D. with B. Snider at Brandeis University; AstraZeneca Fellow; 2000-02; Research Scientist at Infinity Pharmaceuticals;

Andrew Kiely; Ph. D. with J. Bercaw at California Institute of Technology; 2000-02; Principal Scientist at Sigma Aldrich.

Jae-Kyung Jung; Ph. D. with Y. Suh at Seoul National University; Korean Science & Engineering Foundation Fellow; 2002-03; Professor at the College of Pharmacy, Chungbuk National University;

Hongbo Deng; Ph. D. with J. Konopelski at University of California, Santa Cruz; 2001-03; Research Scientist at Vertex Pharmaceuticals;

Xin Teng; Ph. D. with F. Sato at Tokyo Institute of Technology; 2001-03; Medicinal Chemist at the Laboratory for Drug Discovery in Neurodegeneration, Harvard University;

Richard R. Cesati III; Ph. D. with J. Katzenellenbogen at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; NIH Fellow; 2001-03; Research Scientist at Lantheus Medical Imaging.

Andrew Larsen; Ph. D. with M. Gange at University of North Carolina; NIH Fellow; 2002-04; Merchant & Gould: An Intellectual Property Law Firm;

Osamu Kataoka; Ph. D. with M. Hanaoka at Kanazawa University; 2001-04; Research Scientist at Takeda Pharmaceutical Company.

Alessandra Puglisi; Ph. D. with M. Cinquini at University of Milan; University of Milan Postdoctoral Fellow; 2003-04; Researcher at University of Milan;

Toshio Shinohara; Ph. D. with Hiroaki Sasai at Osaka Universit; Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science; 2003-05; Research Scientist at Otsuka Pharmaceutical;

Jing Wu; Ph. D. with Albert S. C. Chan at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University; 2004-05; Professor at Hangzhou Normal University;

Ai-Lan Lee; Ph. D. with Steven Ley at the University of Cambridge; Lindemann Trust Research Fellow 2004-06; Lecturer at Heriot Watt University;

Carl Baxter; Ph. D. with Stephen Clark at the University of Nottingham; Fulbright Distinguished Scholars Award Postdoctoral Fellow 2004-06; Research Scientist at Merck;

John Campbell; Ph. D. with Steven Burke at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; 2004-06; Principal Scientist at Epizyme;

Oscar Navarro; Ph. D. with Steven Nolan at the University of New Orleans; 2005-06; Senior Lecturer at the University of Sussex;

Emma Carswell; Ph. D. with William Kerr at the University of Strathclyde; 2004-06; Senior Scientist at CRT Discovery Laboratories at London

Clifton Leigh; Ph. D. with Carolyn Bertozzi at the University of California, Berkeley; 2005-06;Research Scientist at Cubist Pharmaceuticals

Sung-Gon Lim; Ph. D. with Chul-Ho Jun at Yonsei University; Korea Research Foundation Fellow 2006-07; Postodoctoral Fellow with Catharine Larsen at UC Riverside;

Masayuki Hasegawa; Ph. D. with Shuji Kanemasa at Kyshu University; 2007-08; Research Scientist at Sumitomo Chemical;

Hiroki Mandai; Ph. D. with Teruaki Mukaiyama at Tokyo University of Science; Yamada Research Foundation Fellow 2006-08; Lecturer at Gifu University of Medical Science ;

Katsuhiro Akiyama; Ph. D. with Koichi Mikami at Tokyo Institute of Technology; 2007-09; Research Scientist at Central Glass Co., Ltd.;

Yeon-Ju Lee; Ph. D. with Sang-sup Jew at Seoul National University; 2007-09; Research Scientist at the Korea Ocean Research & Development Institute

Pamela Lombardi; Ph. D. with James Leighton at Columbia University; 2006-09; Assistant Professor at Stonehill College;

Ismail Ibrahem; Ph. D. with Armando Cordova at Stockholm University; Swedish Research Council Fellow 2008-09; Associate Professor at Mid-Sweden University;

Aikomari Guzman-Martinez; Ph. D. with Michael VanNieuwenhze at University of California, San Diego; NIH Postdoctoral Fellow 2008-2010; Assistant Professor at Universidad de Puerto Rico, recinto de Mayagüez,

Tatiana Pilyugina; Ph. D. with Richard Schrock at Massachusetts Institute of Technology; 2008-2010; Technology Specialist at Foley Hoag, LLP – Boston;

Simon Meek; Ph. D. with Joe Harrity at the University of Sheffield; 2006-2011; Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill;

Rosa Corberan; Ph. D. with Eduardo Peris at the Universitat Jaume I; 2008-2011; Research Scientist at BASF;

Kensha Clark; Ph. D. with Alan Heyduk at UC Irvine; NIH Postdoctoral Fellow 2010-2011; Assistant Professor at the University of Memphis;

James Carr; Ph. D. with Alan Spivey at the Imperial College; 2009-2011; Research Scientist at CRT Discovery Laboratories at London;

Chenbo Wang; Ph. D. with Peter Wipf at the University of Pittsburgh; 2009-2012; Medicinal Chemist at IDEAYA Biosciences;

Elizabeth Kiesewetter; Ph. D. with Robert Waymouth at Stanford University; 2010-2013; Assistant Professsor at Rhode Island College;

Daniel Robbins; Ph. D. with John Hartwig at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; 2012-2013; Scientist at Nurix;

Byunghyuck Jung; Ph. D. with Sung Ho Kang at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST); 2010-2013; Associate Professor at Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science & Technology;

Alex Speed; Ph. D. with David A. Evans at Harvard University; 2012-2015; Associate Professor at Dalhousie University;

Hanmo Zhang; Ph. D. with Dennis P. Curran at University of Pittsburgh; 2013-2015; Senior Scientist at Relay Therapeutics:

Changming Qin; Ph. D. with Huw M. L. Davies at Emory University; 2014-2015; Manager at Albireo Pharma;

Xiben Li; Ph. D. with Dennis Curran at University of Pittsburg; 2014-2016; Research Scientist II at Macrolide Phramaceuticals;

Fanke Meng; Ph. D. with Amir H. Hoveyda at Boston College; 2015-2016; Full Professor at Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry;

Xiao Shen, Ph. D. with Jinbo Hu at Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry; 2014-2017; Full Professor at Wuhan University;

Ming Joo Koh, Ph.D. with Amir H. Hoveyda at Boston College; 2017-2018; President’s Assistant Professor at National University of Singapore;

Shaowei Hu, Ph.D. with Zhaomin Hou at Tokyo Institute of Technology; 2018-2019; Professor at Beijing Normal University;

Sebastian Torker, Ph.D. with Peter Chen at ETH Zürich; 2010-2019
Felix W. Hartrampf, Ph.D. with Dirk Trauner at Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich; 2018-2019; Scientist at Idorsia Pharmaceuticals ;
Yu Sun, Ph.D. with Ang Li at Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry; 2017-2019; Associate Professor at Fudan
Zhenxing Liu, Ph.D. with Jianbo Wang and Yan Zhang at Peking University; 2016-2020; Associate Professor at Zhengzhou
Juan del Pozo del Valle, Ph.D. with Pablo Espinet and Juan Casares at University of Valladolid; 2016-2021; Senior Scientist at
Aliakbar Mohammadlou, Ph.D. with William D. Wulff and Babak Borhan at Michigan State University; 2020-2021; Post-Doctoral Fellow with SonBinh T. Nguyen at Northwestern University
Filippo Romiti, Ph.D. with J. Stephen Clark at University of Glasgow; 2015-2022; Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Dallas;


Naoyuki Harada; Ph. D. with T. Hino at the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chiba University; 2002-03; Research Scientist at Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma

Hiroshi Miyamoto, Ph. D. with Susumu Kobayashi at Tokyo University of Science; Research Scientist at Daiichi Sankyo Co.

Kentaro Okano, Ph. D. with Tohru Fukuyama at University of Tokyo; Associate Professor at Kobe University

Ekaterina Smirnova, Graduate Student at Institut Catala d’Investigacio’ Quimica

Atsuhiro Iimuro, Graduate Student at Osaka University

Alexey Volkov, Graduate Student at Stockholm University

Zacharia Nairoukh, Postdoctoral Associate with Ilan Marek at Technion- Israel Institute of Technology

Anna Closs, Graduate Student at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Damian Santos Padin, Graduate Student at University of Santiago de Compostela

Murata Takatsugu, Ph.D. with Isamu Shiina at Tokyo University of Science; Assistant Professor at the Tokyo University of Science
Haruki Kobayashi, M.S. with Masahiko Yamaguchi at Tohoku University; Scientist at Central Glass Co., Ltd.


Michael Hale, Ph.D. (1990-1994): Senior Director of Medicinal Chemistry at Ra Pharmaceuticals;

Ahmad Houri, Ph.D. (1991-1995): Associate Professor at Lebanese American University;

Jim Morken, Ph.D. (1991-1995): Professor of Chemistry at Boston College;

Mary Didiuk, Ph.D. (1992-1996): Medicinal Chemistry Professional

Zhongmin Xu, Ph.D. (1990-1996): Research Scientist at Bristol-Myers Squibb

Michael Visser, Ph.D. (1993-1997): Senior Investigator l at Novartis;

Charles Johannes, Ph.D. (1993-1998): Vice President of Exploratory Chemistry at Fog Pharma;

Nicola Heron, Ph.D. (1994-1998): Programme Director at National Institute for Health Research at Sheffield, England

Jeff Adams, Ph.D. (1995-2000): Director of Process Chemistry at SCYNEXIS

Daniel La, Ph.D. (1995-2000): Research Scientist at Sage Therapeutics;

Dustin Cefalo, Ph.D. (1996-2001): Director of Applied Technology at Frontier Scientific, Inc.;

Kevin Kuntz, Ph.D. (1997-2002): Chief Drug Development Officer at Ribon Therapeutics;

Courtney Luchaco-Cullis, Ph.D. (1997-2002): Senior Scientist ll at Takeda Pharmaceuticals;

Judy De Armas Kuntz, Ph.D. (1997-2002): Patent Attorney at Novartis

Gabriel Weatherhead, Ph.D. (1997-2003): Research Scientist at Millennium Pharmaceuticals;

Jason Kingsbury, Ph.D. (1997-2003): Associate Professor of Chemistry at California Lutheran University;

Steven Garber, Ph.D. (1998-2003): Faculty member at Front Range Community College in Fort Collins;

Sylvia Degrado, Ph.D. (1998-2003): Research Scientist at The Chemistry Research Solution

Jesper Jernelius, Ph.D. (1999-2004): Research Scientist at Medivation

Nathan Josephsohn, Ph.D. (1999-2004): Director of External Innovation Development at Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma

Kerry Murphy, Ph.D. (1999-2004): Director at Moderna Therapeutics;

Josh Van Veldhuizen, Ph.D. (1999-2004): Research Scientist at Gilead Sciences;

Dawn Mampreian, M.S. (2001-2005): Prinicpal Research Associate at Moderna Therapeutics;

Alexander Hird, Ph.D. (2000-2005): Director of Chemistry at C4 Therapeutics;

Laura Akullian, Ph.D. (2001-2006): Associate Director at Celgene;

Monica Kacprzynski, Ph.D. (2001-2006): Research Scientist at Bristol-Myers Squibb;

Elizabeth Sattely, Ph.D. (2000-2006): Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University;

Dennis Gillingham, Ph.D. (2001-2007): Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Basel;

Alex Cortez, Ph.D. (2001-2007): Scientific Associate Director of Oncology Chemistry at the Bristol Myers Squibb;

Donna (Friel) Montavon, M.S. (2004-2008): Scientist l, Formulation Sciences at Abbvie,

Laura Wieland Brown, Ph.D. (2002-2008): Lecturer at Indiana University;

M. Kevin Brown, Ph.D. (2002-2008): Professor of Chemistry at Indiana University;

Kyoko Mandai, M.S. (2006-2009): Research Assistant at Okayama University;

Yunmi Lee, Ph.D. (2004-2010): Associate Professor of Chemistry at Kwangwoon University;

KangSang Lee, Ph.D. (2004-2010): Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University of Central Florida;

Steven Malcolmson, Ph.D. (2004-2010): Associate Professor of Chemistry at Duke University;

Adil Zhugralin, Ph.D. (2004-2010): Technology Specialist at Clark and Elbing, LLP;

Tricia May-Dracka, Ph.D. (2004-2011): Senior Scientist III at AbbVie;

Robert O’Brien, Ph.D. (2006-2012): Research Scientist at Impossible Foods;

Jamie Garcia, Ph.D. (2006-2012): Senior Manager, Global Lead for Quantum Applications in Quantum Chemsitry & Science at IBM-Almaden;

Jennifer Dabrowski, Ph.D. (2007-2013): Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Elon University;

Erika Araujo (Vieira), Ph.D. (2006-2013): Research Investigator at Arvinas;

Fang Gao, Ph.D. (2007-2013): Research Scientist at Arrakis Therapeutics;

Miao Yu, Ph.D. (2007-2013): Research Scientist at Bristol-Myers Squibb;

Rana Kashif M. Khan, Ph.D. (2008-2014): Research Investigator ll at Bristol-Myers Squibb;

Dan Silverio, Ph.D. (2008-2014): Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry at Adelphi University;

Hao Wu, Ph.D. (2009-2015): Senior Scientist at Boehringer Ingelheim;

Brett Johnson, M.S. (2010-2015): Senior Associate at Amgen;

Fanke Meng , Ph. D. (2010-2015): Full Professor at Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry;

Kevin McGrath , Ph.D. (2009-2016): Research Scientist at Enanta Pharmaceuticals;

Tyler Mann, Ph.D. (2009-2016): Postdoctoral Associate with Mahesh Mahanthappa at University of Minnesota;

Hwanjong Jang, Ph.D. (2009-2016): Senior Scientist at Boehringer Ingelheim;

Suttipol Radomkit,Ph.D. (2010-2016): Senior Scientist at Boehringer Ingelheim;

Zeyu Huang,M.S. (2014-2017): Doctoral candidate with Masayuki Wasa at Boston College;

Nicholas Mszar, Ph.D. (2010-2017): Staff Scientist at Baylor College of Medicine;

Ming Joo Koh, Ph.D. (2012-2017): President’s Assistant Professor at National University of Singapore;

Ying Shi,Ph.D. (2011-2017): Postdoctoral Associate with Kevan Shokat at University of California, San Francisco;

Jaehee Lee, Ph.D. (2012-2018): Senior Scientist at Boehringer Ingelheim;

Elsie Yu, Ph.D. (2012-2018): Senior Scientist at Merck;

KyungA Lee, Ph.D. (2012-2018): Postdoctoral Associate with Jeffery Kelly at The Scripps Research Institute;

Thach Nguyen, Ph.D. (2013-2018): Scientist at Boehringer Ingelheim;

Farid van der Mei, Ph.D. (2013-2018): Research Scientist at Celgene;

Malte S. Mikus, Ph.D. (2013-2019): Research Scientist at PTC Therapeutics;

Ryan J. Morrison, Ph.D. (2015-2020): Scientist at Abbvie;

Diana C. Fager, Ph.D. (2015-2020): Scientist at Amgen;

Shaochen Zhang, Ph.D. (2015-2020): Scientist at Novartis;

Yuebiao Zhou, Ph.D. (2015-2020): Scientist at Genentech;

Chaofan Xu, Ph.D. (2014-2020): Scientist at Biogen;

Yucheng Mu, Ph.D. (2016-2021): Scientist at Bristol Myers Squibb; 


Nina Horan

Derek Cogan

Christine DiBlasi

Eric Alexanian, Associate Professor of Chemistry at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill;

Brian L. Gray

John Gleason

Jonathan Giftos

Rebecca Simmons

David Moebius

Stephanie Kazane

Jack Conway, Postdoctoral Associate with Tomislav Rovis at Columbia University;

Kevin Wu, Postdoctoral Associate with Jin-Quan Yu at The Scripps Research Institute;

Aran Hubbell, Graduate Student with Geoff Coates at Cornell University;

Dongmin Xu, Graduate Student with Phil Baran at The Scripps Research Intsitute;

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