Alumni/ae

Doctoral Students:                                                               

A. Scott Neese, Ph.D. ’80
Operations Manager
3D EnviroLogics, LLC
Alan B. Theis, Ph.D. ’81
Consultant
Alethia M. Brown, Ph.D. ’81
Scientist
E. I. Dupont de Nemours & Co.
Experimental Station

Meng-fei Ho, Ph.D. ’83
Postdoctoral Fellow: Rockefeller (E. T. Kaiser)

Ellen B. Barrabee, Ph.D. ’83
Sr. Principal Scientist
Schering-Plough Research Institute

Siegfried B. Christensen, Ph.D. ’84

Loan T. Nguyen, M.D. Ph.D. ’84
Physician

Steven G. Davis, Ph.D. ’85
Attorney
McCarter and English, LLP

Gino M. Salituro, Ph.D. ’86
Director in DMPK
Merck

Shi-Shan Mao, Ph.D. ’87
Postdoctoral Fellow: M.I.T. (J. Stubbe)
Research Specialist
Genomics Research Center, Academia Sinica

Susan W. Brobst, Ph.D. ’88
Program Officer
Therapeutics Research Program
Division of AIDS
NIAID, NIH

Brenda A. Wilson, Ph.D. ’88
Postdoctoral Fellow: Harvard (R. J. Collier)
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Todd L. Graybill, Ph.D. ’90
Manager, Molecular Discovery Research, Platform Technology, & Science
Glaxo SmithKline Laboratories

Walter J. Krol, Ph.D. ’91
Postdoctoral Fellow: Rockefeller (S. J. Danishefsky)
Research Chemist
American Cyanamid Co.

Dirk Reuyl, Ph.D. ’92
Postdoctoral Fellow: University of Utah (C. D.  Poulter
Professor
Department of Chemistry
Portland State University

Sean M. McGuire, Ph.D. ’92
Jon J. Hangeland,Ph.D. ’92
Postdoctoral Fellow: Johns Hopkins (P. S. Miller)
Senior Research Investigator
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Pharmaceutical Research Group

Anne McE. Reeve, Ph.D. ’92
Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Messiah College

Margaret D.-T. Chang, Ph.D. ’93
Professor
Department of Life Science
National Tsing Hua University
Hsinchu, Taiwan

Laura A. Egan Pontzer, Ph.D. ’96
Research Scientist
Alpharma, U.S. Pharmaceuticals Div., Inc.

Eduard G. Casillas, Ph.D. ’96
Postdoctoral Fellow: University of Rochester (R. K. Boeckman)
Associate Professor
Graduate Chair
Department of Chemistry
Villanova University

Robert W. Busby, Ph.D. ’96
Postdoctoral Fellow: University of Michgan (M. A. Marletta)
Pharmaceutical R&D Consultant
Busby Pharma Consulting, LLC

Jeffrey C. Silva, Ph.D. ’96
Postdoctoral Fellow: Harvard (C. T. Walsh)
Founder & CEO
Lighthouse Proteomics, LLC

Tung-Kung Wu, Ph.D. ’96
Postdoctoral Fellow: Stanford (J. H. Griffin)
Professor
Department of Biol. Sci. and Technol.
National Chiao Tung University
Hsinchu, Taiwan

Coran M. H. Watanabe, Ph.D. ’98
Life Sciences Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow (P. G. Schultz)
Scripps
Professor
Department of Chemistry
Texas A&M University

Linda K. Neely Casillas, Ph.D. ’99
Director
Medicinal Chemistry
Glaxo SmithKline Laboratories

Steven D. Breazeale, Ph.D. ’99
Postdoctoral Fellow: Duke (C. R. H. Raetz)
Senior Scientist
L1Agrosciences

Nusrat Khaleeli, Ph.D. ’00
Adjunct Instructor
UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley
Founder
Khala Consultants

Gojeb L. Frehywot, Ph.D. ’00
Student
Harvard Law School
Harvard University

Minwan Wu, Ph.D. ’00
Research Chemist
BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Brian O. Bachmann, Ph.D. ’00
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
Vanderbilt University

Mary F. (Tofani) Kawa, M.A. ’02
Chemist
Syracuse Research Corporation

Katherine I. (Miller) Needleman, M.A. ’02
Regulatory Project Manager/CSO
Office of Therapeutics Research and Review
Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research

Kevin M. Henry, Ph.D. ’02
Technology Specialist
Wolf, Greenfield, & Sacks, P.C.

Daniel W. Udwary, Ph.D. ’03
Postdoctoral Fellow: Scripps Inst. of Oceanography (B. S. Moore)
Bioinformatics Computing Consultant
Berkeley Lab

Michele Gunsior, Ph.D. ’03
Postdoctoral Fellow
National Cancer Institute, NIH
Scientist II
MedImmune

Wendy L. Kelly, R.Ph. Ph.D. ’03
Postdoctoral Fellow: Harvard (C. T. Walsh)
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Georgia Institute of Technology

Anthony Stapon, Ph.D. ’03
Postdoctoral Fellow: Harvard (D. E. Kahne)
Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
Laboratory of Medicinal Chemistry
Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute

Minerva A. Hughes, Ph. D. ’06
Research Scientist
Cato Research, Ltd.

Kristin A. LeChevet, M.A. ’06
High School Teacher

Matthew T. Merski, Ph.D. ’07
Postdoctoral Fellow: University of California, San Francisco (B. K. Shoichet)
Adjunct Researcher
Department of Chemistry
University of Warsaw

Jason M. Crawford, Ph.D. ’07
Postdoctoral Fellow: Harvard (J. Clardy)
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
Yale University

Samantha O. Arnett, Ph.D. ’08
Postdoctoral Fellow: Scripps (D. Burton)
Acting Deputy Team Chief – Biosecurity Engagement Program
U.S. Department of State

Michael F. Freeman, Ph.D. ’08
Postdoctoral Fellow: University of Bonn (J. Piel)
Assistant Professor
College of Biological Sciences
University of Minnesota

Mary L. Raber, Ph.D. ’09
Auxiliary Faculty, Sr Lecturer
The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
Medical Writer & Scientific Strategy Consultant
Raber Communications, LLC

Micah J. Bodner, Ph.D. ’10
Senior Chemist
Organic Consultants, Inc.
Edward A. Wydysh, Ph.D. ’10
Consultant
Health Advances

Kristos A. Moshos, Ph.D. ’11
Scientist
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Ryan M. Phelan, Ph.D. ’11
Postdoctoral Fellow: University of California, Berkeley (J. D. Keasling)

Jason W. Labonte, Ph.D. ’11
Postdoctoral Fellow: Johns Hopkins (J. J. Gray)

Anna L. Vagstad, Ph.D. ’12
Postdoctoral Fellow: ETH Zurich (J. Piel)
Jeanne M. Davidsen, Ph.D. ’12
Staff Scientist
Verto Solutions

Katherine Belecki, Ph.D. ’13
Research Assistant Professor
Virginia Commonwealth University

Andrew Buller, Ph.D. ’13
Postdoctoral Fellow: Caltech (F. H. Arnold)

Nicole Gaudelli, Ph.D. ’13
Postdoctoral Fellow: Harvard (D. R. Liu)

Victor K. Outlaw, Ph.D. ’15
Postdoctoral Fellow: University of Wisconsin-Madison (S. H. Gellman)

Daniel R. Marous, Ph.D. ’15
Postdoctoral Fellow: University of Notre Dame (S. Mobashery)

Adam G. Newman, Ph.D. ’15
Graduate Scholar
Bayer Cropscience

Evan P. Lloyd, Ph.D. ’17
Postdoctoral Fellow: Applied Physics Laboratory

Post Doctoral Researchers:

Charles P. Lewis III, ’78-’80
Ph.D. UNC, Chapel Hill (M. S. Brookhart)
Department of Chemistry
Meredith CollegeMichael J. DiNovi, ’82-’85
Ph.D. University of Columbia (K. Nakanishi)
Food and Drug Administration
Center for Food Safety & Appl. NutritionPaul R. O. Whittamore, ’84-’86
Ph.D. Cambridge University (J. Staunton)
ICI Pharmaceuticals Div.
Alderley Park, United KingdomKathleen A. Plavcan, ’85-’86
Ph.D. Cornell (J. Meinwald)
Scientist
Pfizer, Inc.Yasuo Isomura, ’85-’86
Ph.D. University of Tokyo (U. Sankawa)
Scientist
Yamanouchi Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.
Itabushi-ku
Tokyo, JapanShanta Bantia, ’85-’86
Ph.D. University of Maryland (R. M. Pollack)
Section Head
Biological Sciences
BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Kollol Pal, ’87-’89
Ph.D. M.I.T. (R. L. Danheiser)
CEO
Rishi Pharmaceutical, Inc.

Scott P. Salowe, ’87-’90
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin (J. Stubbe)
Research Fellow
Merck, Sharp, & Dohme Research Laboratories

E. Neil G. Marsh, ’88-’90
Ph.D. Cambridge University (P. A. Leadlay)
Professor
Department of Chemistry
University of Michigan

Amit Basak, ’87-’91
Ph.D. University of Oxford (J. E. Baldwin)
Professor
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
West Bengal, India

James J. DeVoss, ’88-’91
Ph.D. Cambridge University (A. R. Battersby)
Senior Lecturer
Department of Chemistry
University of Queensland
St. Lucia, Brisbane, Australia

Clifton E. Barry III, ’89-’91
Ph.D. Cornell (T. P. Begley)
Chief
Tuberculosis Research Section
Laboratory of Host Defenses
NIAID, NIH

Katherine D. Cramer, ’90-’92
Ph.D. University of Illinois (S. C. Zimmerman)
Mother

Koren A. Holland, ’90-’92
Ph.D. University of Maryland (J. W. Kozarich)
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
Gettysburg College

Douglas B. McIlwaine, ’90-’93
Ph.D. Brown (D. E. Cane)
Project Scientist
Microbiocides
Specialty Chemicals Div.
Union Carbide

Moneesh Chatterjee, ’91-’95
Ph.D. SUNY, Stony Brook (S. E. Rokita)
Senior Research Investigator
Pharmaceutical Research Insititute
Bristol-Meyers Squibb

Chun-Gyu Kim, ’94-’95
Ph.D. Washington (H. G. Floss)
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
Inje University
Kyongnam, Korea

Paul J. Smith, ’93-’95
Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh (C. S. Wilcox)
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Maryland Baltimore County

James W. Janc, ’91-’95
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin (W. W. Cleland)
Director
Cellular & Molecular Biology
TheraSense, Inc.

Robert J. Duff, ’93-’96
Ph.D. Virginia (S. J. Hecht)
(unknown)

Todd A. Houston, ’93-’96
Ph.D. University of Michigan (M. Koreeda)
Research Leader and Senior Lecturer
Institute for Glycomics
Griffith University
Queensland, Australia

Janos Pitlik, ’93-’97
Ph.D. Research Group for Antibiotics
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Staff Investigator
Medicinal Chemistry
Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Robert E. Minto, ’94-’97
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley (R. C. Bergman)
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Neelakhanda S. Mani, ’93-’97
Ph.D. I.I.T., Bangalore (G. S. R. SubbaRao)
Senior Scientist
Drug Discovery
R. W. Johnson Pharmaceutical Research Institute

Joanne T. Blanchfield, ’96-’98
Ph.D. University of Queensland (W. Kitching)
Lecturer
Molecular & Microbial Science
The University of Queensland
St. Lucia, Brisbane, Australia

Doris Stoermer, ’96-’98
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley (C. H. Heathcock)
Research Scientist
3M Pharmaceuticals

Gregory L. Challis, ’98-’00
Ph.D. Oxford (J. E. Baldwin)
Professor of Chemical Biology
Department of Chemistry
University of Warwick
United Kingdom

Paul B. Jones, ’98-’00
Ph.D. Duke (N. A. Porter)
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
Wake Forest University

Timothy S. Hitchman, ’98-’00
Ph.D. University of Bristol (T. J. Simpson)
Research Scientist
Diversa Corp.

Eric W. Schmidt, ’99-’01
Ph.D. Scripps UCSD (D. J. Faulkner)
Associate Professor
Department of Medicinal Chemistry
University of Utah

Jacques Ravel, ’99-’02
Ph.D. University of Maryland (F. Robb, R. Hill)
Associate Professor
Institute for Genome Sciences
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Fumitaka Kudo, ’00-’02
Ph.D. Tokyo Institute of Technology (K. Kakinuma)
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
Tokyo Institute of Technology

Jason D. Galpin, ’00-’03
Ph.D. University of British Columbia (M. E. Tanner)
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Biological Sciences
Simon Fraser University

Jill M. McFadden, ’00-’03
Ph.D. University of Nebraska (D. B. Berkowitz)
Scientist
Aerie Pharmaceuticals

Barbara Gerratana, ’01-’04
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin (P. A. Frey & W. W. Cleland)
Program Director
Division of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry
National Institute of General Medical Sciences

David M. Bartley, ’04-’06
Ph.D. University of Michigan (J. K. Coward)
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Detroit, Mercy

Tsion Bililign, ’04-’06
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin (J. S. Thorson)
Scientist III, Analytical
Biovail Technologies, Ltd.

Jonathan R. Scheerer
Ph.D. Harvard (D. A. Evans)
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
College of William and Mary

Martina Adams
Ph.D. ETH Zurich (A. Vasella)
Consultant
The Boston Consulting Group

Jesse Li, ’11-’13
Ph.D. University of Alberta (J. C. Vederas)
Research Scientist I, Gilead

Courtney Hastings, ’11-’14
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley (R. G. Bergman and K. N. Raymond)
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Loyola University Maryland