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Summer Research Program: List of former students
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First Last Year Faculty Mentor Undergraduate School Graduate School Graduate Degree Present Status
(if known)
Myriam Castaneda2015MelotUniversity of La Verne
OliviaHull2015BrutcheyNewman University
Byung DoLee2015JungLos Angeles Harbor College
JacquelineSaldana2015PrakashUniversity of California, Los Angeles
CatherineBridges2014MarinescuUniversity of ColumbiaUniversity of Missouri M.D. Student
Nikita Dubinets2014WarshelMoscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Marta Duchi2014ReislerUniversita Degli Studi di PerugiaUniversita Degli Studi di PerugiaM.S. Student
AustinHenke2014DawlatyTruman State UniversityUniversity of Wisconsin - MadisonPh.D. Student
VladislavKrinitsin2014BradforthMoscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Tammy Le2014ZhangWhittier College
GenesisLorenzana Vasquez2014McKennaUniversity of Puerto RicoUniversity of Puerto RicoPh.D. Student
AlexanderMoore2014PrakashMissouri Western State UniversityUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignPh.D. Student
GinaMorgan2014PrattRegis UniversityUniversity of North Carolina-Chapel HillPh.D. Student
ArinaMurashkina2014DawlatyMoscow State UniversityMoscow State UniversityPh.D. Student
CodyPadgett2014PetasisKennesaw State University
ZailiPeng2014TakahashiSun Yat-sen UniversityUniversity of Southern CaliforniaPh.D. Student
EthanPhan2014KrylovUniversity of Texas at AustinUniversity of Southern CaliforniaPh.D. Student
AntonSvirida2014BenderskiiMoscow Institute of Physics and Technology
HanqiangWang2014QinSun Yat-sen University
AlexandraAloia2013PrakashAlvernia UniversityUniversity of Southern CaliforniaPh.D. Student
Robinson Flaig2013WilliamsUniversity of Wisconsin-PlattevilleUniversity of California, BerkeleyPh.D. Student
VeraGould2013RobertsWilliams College
Roman Konoplev-Esgenburg2013KrylovMoscow State University
Suwan Lee2013JungBrandeis UniversityRotational Leadership Development Program Consultant, Sun Life Financial
Lingling Mao2013QinSun Yat-sen UniversityNorthwestern UniversityPh.D. Student
HeMeng2013ZhangPeking UniversityDuke UniversityPh.D. Student
MelanieRodriguez Alvarado2013PetasisUniversity of Puerto RicoRutgers UniversityPh.D. Student
ValeriuScutelnic2013Reisler/WittigMoscow State UniversityEPFL (ƒcole Polytechnique FŽdŽrale de Lausanne), SwitzerlandPh.D. Student
ShuhuiYin2013BenderskiiHong Kong University of Science and TechnologyPrinceton UniversityPh.D. Student
SergeyAristarkhov2012BradforthMoscow State UniversityLMU Munich Ph.D. Student
KelseyBass2012M. ThompsonMissouri University of Science and TechnologyUniversity of Southern CaliforniaPh.D. Student
YoussefFakhro2012Hogen-EschCalifornia State University, PomonaUniversity of Southern CaliforniaPharm.D. Student
Joshua Hinman2012BenderskiiBradley UniversityUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignPh.D. Student
James Kang2012JungPomona CollegeState University of New York - Stony BrookM.D./M.P.H. Student
Daniel Kwasniewski2012ReislerAlvernia UniversityUniversity of Southern CaliforniaPh.D. Student
AnastasiaMarkina2012WarshelMoscow State University
ChristinaMarvin2012QinKing's College University of North Carolina-Chapel HillPh.D. Student
NatalieOrms2012KrylovCentre CollegeUniversity of Southern CaliforniaPh.D. Student
JosephSwabeck2012PrakashCalifornia State University, Long BeachUniversity of California, BerkeleyPh.D. Student
JoseAraujo2011BrutcheyCerritos CollegeUniversity of Washington Ph.D. Student
Alina Aseeva2011GoodmanMoscow State UniversityFellow, McKinsey & Company
MichaelBeeler2011QinPittsburg State UniversityAnesthesiologist Assistant Student, UMKC
DalilahBrown2011TakahashiStevenson University
MariaGolovkina2011McKennaSt. Petersburg State University
TheodoreHicks2011B. ThompsonMorehouse CollegeGeorgia TechPh.D. Student
OlgaIvanova2011BradforthMoscow State UniversityStrategy Consultant, Wikimart
SoheeJo2011JungHanyang UniversitySamsung Electronics
OletaJohnson2011PrattFlorida A & MUniversity of MichiganPh.D. Student
AlexanderMalafeev2011WarshelMoscow State UniversityUniversity of ZurichPh.D. Student
AndreyVoloshin2011BenderskiiMoscow State UniversityMoscow State UniversityPh.D. Student
RicardoCampos2010QinUniversity of La Verne
AlmaCastaneda2010McKennaGeorgia TechUniversity of TexasPh.D. Student
Anastasia Gunina2010ReislerSt. Petersburg State University University of Southern CaliforniaPh.D. Student
MariaMakarova2010KrylovSt. Petersburg State University St. Petersburg State University Ph.D.Visiting Researcher, Institute Theory of Polymers, Dresden
MatthewOnstott2010BenderskiiWichita State UniversityUniversity of New OrleansM.S.Research Scientist, I2R-NASA Stennis Space Center
Daisy (Reynaga)Sanchez2010PrattCalifornia State University, Long BeachUniversity of California, IrvinePh.D. Student
ChristopherSpears2010JungMorehouse CollegeUniversity of Southern CaliforniaD.D.S. Student
ArianeBeaupre2009BrutcheyUniversitŽ LavalUniversitŽ LavalPh.D. Student
MinnieChan2009GoodmanPolytechnic Institute of NYUUniversity of California, San DiegoPh.D.Senior Scientist, L'Oreal
KellyDaly2009RobertsVirginia TechUniversity of UtahM.S.Renal Registered Dietitian, Liberty Dialysis LLC
RobertGutierrez2009PetasisUniversity of Texas at San Antonio
Philipp Isken2009M. ThompsonWestfŠlische Wilhelms-UniversitŠt MŸnsterWestfŠlische Wilhelms-UniversitŠt MŸnsterPh.D. Student
AnastasiaKadina2009McKennaSt. Petersburg State University University of Southern CaliforniaPh.D. Student
TravisLaJoie2009B. ThompsonUniversity of FloridaUniversity of North CarolinaPh.D. Student
NicoleSanchez2009Haw Rowan UniversityChemist, Church & Dwight, Co., Inc.
AmySirkis2009WilliamsThe College of William and MaryUniversity of California, Los AngelesPh.D. Student
LauraVisger2009WittigWayne State UniversityUniversity of MichiganPh.D. Student
MattAlexander2008RobertsSt. Louis UniversityGeorgetown University/University of MissouriM.H.A/M.D.General Surgery Resident, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
LauraCass2008BradforthUniversity of Norte DameNorthwestern UniversityPh.D.Beghou Consulting
CharlesHeffern2008QinUniversity of Southern CaliforniaUniversity of ChicagoPh.D.Application Scientist, NanoTemper Technologies Inc.
CharlieJaramillo2008ReislerCalifornia State University, Los Angeles
TaekKang2008PetasisKorea Advanced Institute of Science & TechnologyKorea Advanced Institute of Science & TechnologyM.S./Ph.D.Postdoctoral Scholar, Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology
Hyun WooKim2008PrakashPohang University of Science & TechnologyPohang University of Science & TechnologyPh.D.Postdoctoral Research Associate, Pohang University of Science & Technology
AdaLi2008WittigThe College of New JerseyUniversity of California, Los AngelesM.S.Proposal Writer, Cornerstone OnDemand
RobertMcAnally2008Haw Wake Forest UniversityUniversity of Southern CaliforniaPh.D. Student
ViridianaPerez2008BrutcheyUniversidad Nacional Aut—noma de MŽxicoUniversitŽ LavalPh.D. Student
Jaimie Stomberg2008JungGrinnell CollegeUniversity of Southern CaliforniaPh.D. Student
JohnStutzman2008WilliamsLycoming CollegePurdue UniversityPh.D.Senior Chemist, The Dow Chemical Company
Adam V.Subhas2008McKennaHaverford CollegeCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPh.D. Student
Yeon ChooCho2007WarshelPohang University of Science & TechnologyPohang University of Science & TechnologyPh.D.Postdoctoral Research Associate, Pohang University of Science & Technology
Luisdel Valle2007WittigCalifornia State University, Los Angeles Used Car Manager, Sunrise Ford
YvonneGaudard2007BradforthVirginia State UniversityPatient Associate, New York Hospital
LaxmanGurung2007PrakashBerea CollegeUniversity of Southern CaliforniaPh.D. Student
AllisonHoelle2007Haw California State University, San Luis ObispoChemistry Teacher, Ygnacio Valley High School
WookJeong2007McKennaPohang University of Science & TechnologyPohang University of Science & TechnologyPh.D. Student
Cheol JaeKim2007JungPohang University of Science & TechnologyPohang University of Science & TechnologyPh.D.Researcher, Chemical Company in Korea
TimothyMiller2007QinSiena CollegeUniversity of DelawarePh.D.Staff Scientist, Booz Allen Hamilton
MohitPatel2007ReislerWayne State UniversityTemple UniversityPh.D. Student
AnneRockers2007M. ThompsonMarquette UniversityRutgersM.S.Product Development Coordinator, Kendo Holdings, Inc.
Eric Sundstrom2007KrylovPurdue UniversityUniversity of California, BerkeleyPh.D.Software Engineer, Zenefits
HayriyeYurdacan2007Hogen-EschYeditepe UniversityUniversity of Southern California Ph.D.
RichardGiles2006JungCollege of WoosterUniversity of Southern CaliforniaPh.D.
Yuk Yung Jung2006M. ThompsonMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCornell UniversityPh.D. Student
MaximKazanskiy2006WittigSt. Petersburg State University
Ivan Krylov2006McKennaSt. Petersburg State University University of Southern CaliforniaPh.D.Research Chemist, CEVIANS, LLC
DaniilMarinov2006VilesovSt. Petersburg State University EPFL (ƒcole Polytechnique FŽdŽrale de Lausanne) Ph.D.Post-Doctoral Researcher, Ecole Polytechnique
AlexandraZabuga2006ReislerSt. Petersburg State University EPFL (ƒcole Polytechnique FŽdŽrale de Lausanne) Ph.D. Student
AndreyBorzenko2005PerianaSt. Petersburg State University
MichaelKalinkin2005WittigSt. Petersburg State University St. Petersburg State University M.S.
AlexeyLapshin2005WarshelSt. Petersburg State University
EricLee2005HawStanford University
MelissaMcCreery2005WittigHarvard UniversityUniversity of California, San FranciscoPh.D. Student/Founder & Editor-In-Chief, The Daily Muse
Ariana Nussdorf2005KrylovHobart & Wm. SmithUniversity of Southern CaliforniaM.S.Instructor, The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
JasonSeabold2005HawBowling Green University Purdue UniversityPh.D.Scientist, Cabot Microelectronics
AntonShakhmin2005PrakashSt. Petersburg State University University of Southern CaliforniaPh.D.Research Assistant, Promega Corp.
VitalyYanko2005PrakashSt. Petersburg State University
DariaAfanasyeva2004HawSt. Petersburg State University
James Becker2004HawMontclair State UniversityCase Western University M.S.Research Assistant, Case Western University
AnnaBoardman2004HawUniversity of VermontUniversity of Washington Ph.D.Post Doctoral Fellow, Fraunhofer, USA
GregoryBorst2004M. ThompsonHope CollegeLoyola UniversityM.D.Chief Surgical Resident at Vidant Medical Center
GretchenGehrke2004BarriosDartmouth CollegeUniversity of MichiganPh.D.Postdoctoral Research Scientist, US EPA
JacobLucrezi2004VilesovEast Stroudsburg UniversityGeorgia TechPh.D.
KatieMaerzke2004MakLawrence UniversityUniversity of MinnesotaPh.D.Postdoctoral Researcher, Los Alamos National Laboratory
MichaelManning2004QinVirginia TechJohn Hopkins UniversityPh.D.Pharmacologist, FDA
MariaPavlova2004HawSt. Petersburg State University
MichaelRyazanov2004VilesovSt. Petersburg State University University of Southern California Ph.D.Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley
SalamSalman2004M. ThompsonKalamazoo CollegeUniversity of Michigan/University of KentuckyD.D.S./M.D.Assistant Professor, University of Florida
DeidreSandrock2004WittigWashington and JeffersonUniversity of PennsylvaniaPh.D.Research Chemist, Milliken Chemical
DanaDoucet2003BradforthLouisiana State UniversityUniversity of FloridaM.S.Head Chemist, Mactec
DavidGood2003PrakashHampden-Sydney CollegeUniversity of Wisconsin - MadisonPh.D.Staff Scientist, Covance
MirandaHayman2003HawWittenberg UniversityUniversity of Southern CaliforniaPh.D.High School Science Teacher, Crossroads School
MarkKarver2003M. ThompsonButler UniversityUniversity of Southern CaliforniaPh.D.Director, Peptide Synthesis Core Facility, Northwestern University
SanjaPudar2003KrylovIowa State UniversityCalifornia Institute of TechnologyM.S.
David (Ben Ben)Spry2003MakUniversity of KansasStanford UniversityPh.D.Chemical Engineer, ExxonMobil
KellyStouffer2003VilesovWashington and Jefferson
JoelVazquez2003HarperInteramerican University
DanielAhn2002McKennaHaverford CollegeUniversity of Southern CaliforniaM.A.Director of Instructional Design, Hoyah Academy
ChristinaCrecca2002KrylovBloomsburg UniversityUniversity of FloridaPh.D.Assistant Professor, Gloucester County College
Long (Eric)Dang2002BradforthChapman University
EricFromer2002PrakashCalifornia State University, Los Angeles Career Center Administrative Assistant, Beit T'Shuvah
ScottGoncher2002ReislerUniversity of California, Santa BarbaraUniversity of California, BerkeleyPh.D.Research Analyst and Technology Consultant
EladHarel2002KoelUniversity of California, San DiegoUniversity of California, BerkeleyPh.D.Assistant Professor, Northwestern University
AmyKasarda2002HawCentral Washington University
EdmundoLozano2002M. ThompsonUT-Pan AmericaUniversity of DenverM.B.A./M.F.Investor Relations Analyst, EnerCom Incorporated
ArthurBragg1998WittigAlbion CollegeUniversity of California, BerkeleyPh.D.Assistant Professor, John Hopkins University
AuroraClark1998ReislerCentral Washington UniversityIndiana UniversityPh.D.Associate Professor, Washington State University
AmishDoshi1998PetasisNew York University
ElizabethHillard1998FloodUniversity of AlaskaTexas A & M UniversityPh.D.CNRS Researcher
VictorLam1998PrakashUniversity of Wisconsin
Erica Price1998BradforthLipscomb UniversityYale UniversityPh.D.
KamilWoronowicz1998KoelWagner CollegeYale UniversityPh.D.Chemistry Instructor, Flex School/Lab Supervisor, Rutgers University
ChristopherYakes1998MakRider UniversityUniversity of California, Los AngelesPh.D.Assistant Professor, California State University, Chico
AlexanderZivkovic1998ReislerMarquette UniversityUniversity of WisconsinPh.D.
PatriciaBeck 1997PrakashRipon CollegeLouisiana State UniversityM.S.
ZacharyDonhauser1997MakProvidence CollegePennsylvania State UniversityPh.D.Associate Professor, Vassar College
BrianJohnson1997KoelRhodes CollegeUniversity of Regensburg, GermanyPh.D.Wiley-VCH
BethanyKormos1997WarshelMercyhurst CollegeUniversity of MinnesotaPh.D.Principal Scientist, Pfizer
SusannahMarshall1997ReedTulane University
DanaPhan1997BauBryn Mawr CollegeUniversity of California, San FranciscoPh.D.
JennyRamirez1997ReislerColumbia University
PaulSzymanski1997WittigState University of New York, BuffaloUniversity of California, BerkeleyPh.D.Research Scientist, Georgia Institute of Technology
JulietZnovena1997BradforthUniversity of California, Santa BarbaraUniversity of MarylandPh.D.
LeahAlconel1996ReislerUniversity of Southern CaliforniaUniversity of California, San DiegoPh.D.Operations Engineer, Imperial College London
RebeccaEikey1996BeaudetChatham CollegeUniversity of California, Los AngelesPh.D.Chemistry Instructor, College of the Canyons
Tim Farber1996WarshelWheaton CollegeAssociate Director Regulatory Affairs, Astellas Pharma
SamanthaHawkins1996MakNorth Texas UniversityUniversity of Southern CaliforniaPh.D.
Nam NhatHo 1996BauCreighton UniversityUniversity of Southern CaliforniaPh.D.
AaronKatzenstein1996ReislerUniversity of RedlandsUniversity of California, IrvinePh.D.Program Supervisor, South Coast AQMD
JuliaLyubovitsky1996BauNew York UniversityCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPh.D.Assistant Professor, University of California, Riverside
DannyOoi1996StephensUniversity of California, Berkeley
KarinWilhelm1996WittigIowa State UniversityEnvironmental Scientists/Chemist, MWH Global
ErichWohlhieter1996ReedUniversity of California, BerkeleyUniversity of California, Los AngelesPh.D.Senior Manager, Results Delivery Office, Amgen
JeanAbler-Kelly1992YangCollege of St. BenedictIowa State UniversityPh.D.Research Specialist, 3M Pharmaceuticals
DanielCampbell1992KoelUniversity of MichiganUniversity of California, BerkeleyPh.D.Affiliate Associate Professor, University of Washington/Associate Member, Benaroya Research Institute
RebeccaErhart-Urbanek1992PetasisOhio Northern UniversityUniversity of MinnesotaPh.D.Associate Director, Export Controls & Sanctions Compliance, AstraZeneca
NathanHaddock1992McKenna
ChristopherKalberg1992SingerLoras CollegeDuke UniversityPh.D.Associate Professor, Wheaton College
BjornLarsen1992WittigSt. Olaf College Director of Peripheral Marketing, Cardiovascular Systems Inc
VeliaMitro1992BauUniversity of Maryland
KelliO'Connor1992BeaudetSouthern Oregon State College
SultanSiddique1992DaltonBrooklyn College, CUNY
James Carrick1991OlahCatholic UniversityUniversity of Southern CaliforniaPh.D.Staff Scientist/Sr. Product Development Mgr., Gen Probe
MatthewLang1991MiskellyUniversity of RochesterUniversity of ChicagoPh.D.Professor, Vanderbilt University
JasonMiller1991BeaudetDenison UniversityUniversity of Tennessee-KnoxvilleMS.Principal, Ramboll Environ
CarriePacini1991WittigEastern Illinois University
LeonardPipes1991ReislerDuke UniversityUniversity of California, Los AngelesPh.D.Ion Implant Group Leader, Intel Corporation
GreggSteadman1991KoelUniversity of Southern Colorado
KathyWheeler1991SingerRhodes CollegeVanderbilt UniversityM.S.
TroyBergstedt1990University of Wisconsin - SuperiorUniversity of FloridaPh.D.Director of Chemical Research, IKONICS Corporation
DaveBiss1990KoelNorthern Illinois University
James Brewer1990OlahSouthwest Missouri State UniversityStanford UniversityM.D./Ph.D.Professor, University of California, San Diego
HeatherCameron1990Frostburg State University
JasonCrane1990Brandeis University
TammyDavidson1990Denison UniversityUniversity of FloridaPh.D.Senior Lecturer, University of Florida
LarryDechent1990Northeast Missouri State University
HuiFang1990New York University
MichaelFisher1990Clarkson University
BrianFraser1990State University of New York, PotsdamUniversity of California, Los AngelesPh.D.Chemistry and Mathematics Faculty, Genesee Community College
GrantGoodyear1990University of MissouriBrown UniversityPh.D.Principal Scientist, Halliburton
ChrisGross1990Creighton UniversityUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignPh.D.Sr. Technical Manager, 3M
AaronHarper1990/1991Yang/DaltonUniversity of Wisconsin - River FallsUniversity of Southern California/University of California, IrvinePh.D./M.D.Pediatrician, Kaiser Permanente
JaneJohnson-Carr1990Illinois Wesleyan UniversityUniversity of PittsburghPh.D.Science Teacher, Plano East Sr. High School
JulieKleiman Mirshad1990State University of New York, BinghamtonUniversity of California, DavisPh.D.Science Teacher, Newark Unified School District
MichelleKroupa1990Albion CollegeUniversity of MichiganTechnical Indexer and Chemical Registrar, Down Chemical
MichaelLinn1990University of MichiganUniversity of ChicagoM.D.Pediatrician, Stanford Children's Health
Dan Little1990Penn State
TimMeeks1990Mary Washington College
JoannPfeiffer1990College of St. BenedictUniversity of Wisconsin - MadisonPh.D.Professor, Century College
George Rodriguez1990KoelState University of New York, Geneseo
ErnestSchubert1990University of West FloridaEmory UniversityM.S.Manager, GlaxoSmithKline
BernardShamsai1990University of Southern CaliforniaUniversity of California, Los AngelesPh.D.Sr. Director, Global Process Engineering, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
KevinShannon1990University of Oklahoma
RobertSinger1990Northwestern UniversityCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPh.D.Process Chemist -Associate Research Fellow, Pfizer
DarylSmith1990University of Nebraska
LoriSmith1990University of Maryland
BruceSpath, Jr.1990Oklahoma State UniversityUniversity of California, BerkeleyMac Development Lead, VMware
WardThompson1990Oklahoma State UniversityUniversity of California, BerkeleyPh.D.Professor, University of Kansas
William Utley1990KoelTexas A & M UniversityUniversity of OregonM.S.President and Founder, Physician Family Financial Advisors
LindaValachovic1990SingerAlbion CollegeUniversity of Southern CaliforniaPh.D.Propulsion Engineering, ATK

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