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Chapman laboratory trainees, past & present


Current Members

   

Prior Background


Omar Davulcu
Post-doc., 2008 - Ph.D., Biochemistry, Florida State Univ.

Nancy Meyer

Research assistant II, 2010 -

B.S., M.S. Biology (Florida State Univ.)

Chiara Del Piccolo
Chiara del Piccolo

Graduate Research Assistant, 2015 - B.S. Williams College
Andrew Trzynka
Andrew Trzynka
Research Assist. (Computational) 2010 - B.S. Physics (Portland State Univ.)

Qing Xie

Research Scientist, 2007 -

B.S. Organic Chem. (Nanjing Univ.); Ph.D. Biochemistry (Florida St. Univ.), Post-doc, Florida State Univ.

Past Graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, honors research undergraduates, staff.

(Other undergraduates listed separately.)

   

Prior Background

Subsequent Activities


Connie Alford
Technical Assistant, 2000 B.S. Micro-biol. & Cell Science (U. Fl); MS Biol./Mol. Microbiol, U. So. Alabama

M.D. & Resident U. Fl. (2000-8); Clinical Fellow, Natl. Inst. Health & Assist. Prof. Ob. Gyn., Uniformed Services Univ. (2008-11);

Endocrinologist, So. FL Inst. Reproductive Med. (2011-).


Arezki Azzi
Post-doc, 11/99-5/03 Ph.D. Biochemistry; (Laval Univ., Quebec)

Staff Scientist/Adjunct Prof., Laval Univ., Canada.

Prof. Biochem. Mol. Biol., Al-Imam Mohammad ibn Saud Islamic Univ., Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Richard Bertram

Visiting Assist. Research  Scholar/Scientist 8/99 - 8/01 
Ph.D. Applied Math, (Florida State Univ.)

Post-doc. (NIH)

Faculty (Penn. State, Eyrie)

Assist. Professor (2001-5); Assoc. Prof. (2005-9); Prof. & Director Biomedical Math, Florida State Univ. (2009-).

Smita Bhatia
Ph.D. Molecular Biophysics 8/97 - 11/03;

American Heart Assoc. fellow, 1999-2001

M.Sc. Biophysics; (All India Inst. Med. Sci.)

Post-doctoral research fellow, Institute for Biological Sciences, National Research Council, Canada.

Snr. Manager, Economics & Environment, Chemical Industry Assoc. of Canada.


Weishu Bu
Ph.D. Molecular Biophysics, 8/99 - 2/07 B.Sc. Material Physics (Tanjin Univ.) Post-doc, U. Michigan ('07-'09); Res. Assoc., Veterans Admin, Ann Arbor, MI ('09-?); Instructor, Washtenaw Comm. Coll., Ann Arbor, MI (2013-).

Donald "Jeff" Bush
Ph.D. Biochemistry, 8/99 - 2/07

NSF RTG fellow, 2000-01

Am. Heart Assoc. fellow, 2003-5

B.Sc. Chemistry (Penn State Univ.)

Research technician, Merck Inc.

Instructor, Tallahassee Community Coll. (2006-7);
Post-doc UAB (w/  Peter King, 2007-8);  Chemist-3, Dept. Agriculture & Consumer Services, State of Florida.

Eric Blanc
Post-doc., 1995 - 8 Ph.D. (Physics, U. Lausanne) Research staff, Global Phasing Ltd., Cambridge, UK  (w/ Dr. G. Bricogne; 98-02); Research associate, European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK (2002 - 2006); Lecturer in BioInformatics, Univ. London Kings College (2006-15); Bioinformatician, Charite Hosp., Berlin (2015-).

Zhi Chen
Ph.D. Physics, 8/94 - 8/2000 B.S. Physics (Jilin Univ.) M.S. Computer Science, UNC (2000-2002); Research associate (w/ Niko Grigoorieff), HHMI & Dept. Biochemistry, Brandeis University (EM imaging; 2002-9); Research associate (w/ Tom Walsh), MIT (2009-13).

Assist. Prof., Oregon Health & Sci. Univ. (2013 - )


Shawn A. Clark
Ph.D. Biochemistry, 8/98 - 11/06
 

NSF RTG fellow, 1999-2001

B.S. Chemistry (Clark Univ.) Research Associate, Harvard University (w/ Dr. Joyce Fingeroth).  Aid for Cancer Research Fellow, 2004-6.

Snr Scientist, XTAL Biostructures, Inc. (2007-)
Brynmor Chapman Technical Assistant, summer 2010, 2011 Univ. Oxford (Math Comp. Sci; 2010-13) Stanford Univ. doctoral program (Comp. Sci.)
Irene Davidovich Technical Assistant, 1994 - 5   Russia

Omar Davulcu
Ph.D. Biochemistry, 8/02 - 12/07;
Am. Heart Assoc. Fellow, 2004-6
B.S. Biochemistry (Univ. Texas) Post-doc., Oregon Health & Science University

Geoffrey Diemer
Post-doc., 2015-16, NIH NRSA fellow Post-doc (U. Texas, Medical Branch); Ph.D. Biology (Portland State Univ.) Senior Assoc. Scientist, Vaccine & Gene Therapy Inst., OHSU (2016-)
Sudha Dorairaj
Sudha Dorairaj
Post-doc. 03/10 - 2011 Ph.D. Chemistry (Carnegie Mellon Univ.) Adjunct Assist. Prof. Chem., U. Portland; Mom

Felcy Fabiola
Post-doc, 3/00 - 12/06
Consultant, 7/06 - 2010.
Ph.D. Biophysics; (Univ. Madras) Consultant + Mom, Tallahassee, FL; Systems Project Analyst, Florida Board of Governors (2016-)

Jim Gattis
Ph.D. Biochemistry, 6/97 - 5/04

NSF RTG fellow, 1998-2000

B.S. Chemistry (Univ. Virginia) Post-doc, National Cancer Institute, 2004-8; Principle Scientist, Glaxo Smith-Kline (2008); Group Leader, PPDi (2010-2); Snr. Scientist, Liquidia Technologies (2012-).
Michael Godsey
Michael Godsey
Visiting Faculty, 2013 - 14 Assoc. Prof. Chemistry, Concordia Univ. Assoc. Prof. Chemistry, Concordia Univ.

Jeff Haber
M.S., Biochemistry 8/96 - 5/99,
NSF RTG fellow
B.S. Biochemistry (Michigan State Univ.) Law school, University of Michigan (99-02);

Law practice, Washington, DC

Stephanie Hoang Laboratory Aid 2010 - 2011 B.S. Chemistry ('11), Reed College  

Gus Kilgore
Augustus (Gus) Kilgore

Technician, 2013 - B.S. Student, Reed College. Research Assistant, OHSU.
Tonya Kilpatrick Admin. Coordinator
Center of Excellence, 00-02
  Admin. Assist for Georgia Board of Regents, Atlanta
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Olga Kirillova
Post-doc, 03/08 - 06/11 Ph.D., Physics & Mathematics (St. Petersburg State Univ.) IICOL LLC, Portland (2011-13); Data analytics / software, Rentrak Corp., Portland (2013 - ).

Andrew Korostelev
Ph.D., Chemistry 8/98 - 11/03 M.Sc. Biochemistry, (Moscow State Univ.)

Post-doc, FSU (Chapman) 12/03 - 9/04;
Res. Assoc. UCSC (Harry Noller) 2004-10;

Assoc. Prof. Biochem. & Mol. Pharmacol., U. Mass Medical Sch., Worcester


Dustin McCraw

Ph.D. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (PMCB), 8/07 - 12
 
Molecular Biophysics Program, Florida State Univ. (8/05 - 8/07, transfer) Post-doc., Natl. Inst. Allergy & Infectious Diseases (2013 -)
Tom Lerch
Tom Lerch
Post-doc, 10/07 -

Am. Heart Assoc. fellow, 2010-12
Ph.D. Biochemistry (Northwestern Univ.) Senior Scientist, Pfizer, St. Louis (2012 - )

Nancy Meyer
Undergrad. research, Fall 2003

Tech. Assist., 2003 - 2004

B.S. Biochemistry; M.S. Biology (Florida State Univ.) Research Assistant, Oregon Health & Science Univ.

Dan Mitchell
Ph.D. Molecular Biophysics, 8/02 - 4/08 B.S. Biochemistry (SUNY Stony Brook) NRC Associate, US Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases, Frederick, MD (2008 - 2011);
Staff Scientist, Texas Biomedical Research Inst. (2011 - ).

Sarah Murray
Undergraduate DIS research, Fall 2003

Technical assistant, 2003 - 2005

  M.D. / Ph.D. student, Einstein College of Medicine, The Bronx, NY (2005-)

Jason O'Donnel
Ph.D. Biochemistry, 8/03 - 5/09

Am. Heart Assoc. Fellow, 2005-7

B.S. Sports Biol./Nutrition (Springfield College, MA) Post-doc., Florida State Univ., (w/ Scott Stagg; 2009-11)
Post-doc, Univ. Georgia (w/ Ralph Tripp, 2011-)

Heather Ongley
M.S. Biochemistry, 8/03 - 5/08

Am. Heart Assoc. Fellow, 2005-7

B.S. Agricultural & Biological Engineering (U. Florida)  

Pankaj Pal
Undergraduate DIS/Honors research, Fall 2003 - Spr 2007

Howard Hughes Medical Inst. Fellow; FSU Mcaffrey scholar;

Phi Beta Phi fellow & Marjorie Schoch Fellow, 2007

Rickards High School, Tallahassee, FL

M.D. / Ph.D. student, Washington University, St. Louis, MO. (2007-15)

Resident, Internal Medicine, Beth Deaconess Hospital (2015-)
 


G. Parthasarathy
Technical Assistant, 1995-7   Research Scientist with Merck, Inc.

E. Carla Parker
Undergraduate DIS research, Su 2005 - Fall 2005

Technical assistant, Fall 2004 - Spr. 2006

Technical assistant, Fall 2004 - current

DIS, Su, Fall 2005

 
Ms. Irina Parfenova Admin. Coordinator
Center of Excellence, 03-04
M.S. Fine Art (Florida State Univ.) Art teacher; Mom; Santa Clara, CA

Jared Pikus
M.S. Biochemistry, 8/03-12/04. B.S. Physics, (Brigham Young Univ.)

DO, Philadelphia Coll. Osteopathic Med., 2009; Resident, Utah Valley Family Medical Residency Prog. (2009-12);

Family Physician, Cottonwood, ID (2012-).


Dr. Pamela Pruett
Postdoc (5/96-9/02)
NSF RTG fellow, 1999
Ph.D. (Virology, Univ. Alabama, Binrmingham) Staff Scientist, Univ. Alabama, Birmingham.
Ms. Ramya Raman Technical assistant (summer 2007, 08) Case Western Reserve University  

Eliza Ruben
Ph.D. Molecular Biophysics, 8/00 - 6/07

Am. Heart Assoc. Fellow, 2004-7

B.Sc. Biochemistry & Genetics (Leeds Univ.)

M.S. Plant Molecular Biology, U. So. Illinois

Post-doc., Stanford Univ (Dan Herschlag; 2007-12); Staff Sci., Stanford Univ. (2012-13);

Director, Protein Expression Core, Univ. Oklahoma (2013 - )

Jean Summerton
Jean Summerton
Ph.D. student, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (PMCB) 9/07 - 6/14
Am. Heart Assoc. Fellow, 2009-10
Tartar Fellow, 2009-10
M.S. Biotechnology, (Johns Hopkins Univ.); B.S., Reed College

Post-doc., Onco-Tools, LLC. Philomath, OR (2014 -)

Jeanette Tenthorey
Jeanette Tenthorey
Research Assistant 10/07 - B.S. Biology ('09), Reed College Research Assistant, UC San Francisco

Qing Xie
Ph.D. , Biochemistry 
1/93 (8/93) - 4/2000

Post-doc (2000 - 2007)

B.S. Organic Chem. (Nanjing Univ.) Research Scientist, Oregon Health & Science Univ.

Mohammad Yousef
Ph.D., Molecular Biophysics 
8/98 - 11/02
B.S. Biophysics (Univ. Cairo) Research Associate, HHMI & Dept. Physics, Univ. Oregon (w/ Brian Matthews) (2002 - 05).

Assist. Prof., Biophysics, Univ. Cairo (2005-6); JSPS Fellow, Structural Biology Res. Ctr. (2006-9); Research Assoc., Texas Tech. U. (2009-11); Assist. , Assoc. Prof. Physics, So. Illinois Univ. (2011-6, 2016-).


Dr. Genfa Zhou
Ph.D., Molecular Biophysics 
8/94 - 10/98 
Kasha award, 1999
B.S. Physics (Tanjin Univ.) Research Associate, HHMI & Harvard University (w/ Don Wiley & Steve Harrison) (1998 - 2001)

President, FusoGen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Tianjin, China (2001-current).

Undergraduate Research Students

Listed in chronological order.

Program abbreviations/explanations:

  • Honors lab.: Chem 1051L for Freshman Honors students
  • DIS: Directed Individual Study
  • Honors thesis: Undergraduate thesis required of honors students
  • NSF RTG: National Science Foundation Research Training Group internship for minority students
  Program Semester Graduation Post-graduation activities
Pedalia Devang Honors Lab. S95 B.S. ?
William Bentley Honors Lab. S95 B.S. ?
Amanda Kessler Honors Lab. S96 B.S. ?
Walker Jackson DIS S96 B.S., 1997 Ph.D. Univ. Alabama --> Post-doc, Massachusetts Inst. Technology;
Group Leader, Prion Research, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE, 2011-)
Andrea Ables DIS S96, Su96 B.S., 1996 Arizona Chemicals Inc.
Lance Roy Honors Lab., DIS S96, F96, S97 B.S. (Hons), 1998 Med. School: Wash. U. --> Residency, San Diego; now (7/07) Research Div. Head, Biomedical Dept,  Navy Experimental Diving Unit, Panama City, FL
Taressa Gillig DIS S97 B.S., 1997 Medical school.
Chris Bray DIS, Honors thesis S97, F97, S98 B.S. (Hons), 1998 M.D. / Ph.D. program, Univ. Florida
Rodrick Frazier DIS, NSF RTG F98, S99, Su99 B.S., 1999 Ph.D. program, Georgia Inst. Technology, Biochem.
Byron Arguello DIS 1996, F99, S00 B.S., 2000 Research & Development, ANDRX Inc, Ft. Lauderdale
Seth Cohen DIS F99 B.S. ?
Tamer Dabous DIS S00, S01 B.S., 2002? Applying for Med. School
Paul Hendershot DIS, Fisher Fellow S00, Su01, F01, S01, Su01 B.S. Ph.D. Program in Economics, Johns Hopkins Univ.
John Peters 1051 L Sp01 B.S. ?
Sarah Martin DIS F01 B.S. ?
Sarah Murray DIS F01, S02, F03 B.S., 2004 M.D./Ph.D. @ Albert Einstein Medical College (6/05)
Audrey Blake DIS F01 B.S. ?
Ryan Baker 1051L S02 B.S. ?
Ginger Spielmann DIS S02 B.S. ?
Brad Vanmiddlesworth DIS S03 B.S., 2004 Ph.D. Program, Florida State University, Biochemistry, Fall 05
David Fettig Volunteer S03 B.S., 2004 Med. School, USF, Fall 2004.
Nicole Betty DIS, Howard Hughes Fellow Su03, F03, S04 B.S., 2004 ?
Nancy Meyer DIS F03 B.S. Ph.D. Program, Florida State Univ., Molecular Biophysics Fall 04
Travis Smith DIS S04, F04, S05 B.S. 2005 Medical School
Melissa Ingersoll 1051L S04 B.S., 2007 ?
Pankaj Pal DIS / Honors, Howard Hughes Fellow S04, F04, S05, Su05, F05, Sp06, Su06, F06, Sp07 B.S., 2007 M.D./Ph.D. Program, Washington University, St. Louis, MO (2007 - 15); Resident, Internal Medicine, Beth Deaconess Hospital (2015-)
Ashraf Khan DIS F04, S05 B.S. ?
Catrina Coumbos DIS F04, S05 B.S. ?
Irina Carbone DIS Su05 B.S. Ph.D. Program, Florida State Univ., Molecular Biophysics Fall 05
E. Carla Parker DIS Su05, F05 B.S. ?
30 students; 62 student-semesters