People

 

Principal Investigator: Jared Lewis

The Group:

Individual Group Members (@uchicago.edu):

Dr. Krysten Jones

-Postdoc

-Protein Engineering

-B.S. Biotechnol., Elizabethown Coll.

Ph.D. Biological Sciences, University of California Irvine (Prescher lab)

Paul Butkovich

-Graduate Student

-Halogenases

-B.S. Chemistry, UIUC
 

Anna Girlich

-Undergraduate

-Halogenases

-Molecular Engineering Major


Sara Warrington

-Undergraduate

-Halogenases

-Common year


Cesar Saucedo

-Undergraduate, DePaul University

-McNair Scholar, 2016

-LSAMP Scholar, 2017

-Leadership Alliance Summer Research - Early Identification Program Intern, summer 2017

Yifan Gu (yifangu)

-Graduate Student

-Artificial metalloenzymes

-B.S. Chemistry, Peking University

-Eugene Olshansky Memorial Fellowship


 

Jeff Montgomery

-Undergraduate Researcher, 2011-2014

-Protein engineering and organic synthesis

-B.S. Biochemistry, B.A. Chemistry, B.A. Biology, University of Chicago

-Last known position: chemistry graduate student at the University of Chicago

Former Graduate Students (chronological order):

Dr. Zhihui Zhang

-Postdoctoral Scholar 2010-2012

-Organic and organometallic synthesis

-Ph.D. Chemistry, Emory University

-Last known position: Scientist, Sigma Aldrich

Dr. Cathy Poor

-Postdoctoral Scholar 2012-2013

-Halogenase engineering

-Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Chicago

-Last known position: Senior Scientist at Cargill

Andy Nian

-Undergraduate Researcher, 2011-2012

-Organic Synthesis

-B.S. Biochemistry, University of Chicago

-Last known position: Northwestern University, Medical School

Sarah Iqbal

-Undergraduate Researcher, 2011-2012

-Halogenases

-B.S. Chemistry, University of Chicago

-Last known position: medical student at USF Morsani College of Medicine

Liwei Chen

-Undergraduate Researcher, 2011-2013

-B.S. Chemistry, University of Chicago

-Organometallic synthesis and DFT calculations

-Last known position: chemistry graduate student at Harvard University

Joe Gair (joegair)

-Graduate Student

-Dual catalysis/organometallics

-B.S. Chemistry, St. John’s College

-NSF Predoctoral Fellow (2014-)

-Everett E. Gilbert Memorial Prize for Best Third Year Experimentalist in Organic Chemistry
 

Kavia Khosla

-High School Researcher, Summer 2011

-Halogenases

-Last known position: undergraduate, Brown University

Joe Bartolacci

-Undergraduate and Post baccalaureate Researcher, 2011-2014

-Biocatalysis

-B.S. Biology, University of Chicago

-Last known position: medical student at Temple University

Dajashinair Howard

-Visiting Undergraduate Researcher (Leadership Alliance Program), Summer 2014

-Artificial metalloenzymes

-Last known position: chemistry major, Michigan State University

Andrew Jeffries (2013-2014)

-M.S. Chemistry, University of Chicago

-Last known position: University of Chicago

Edward Prybolsky (2013-2014)

-M.S. Chemistry, University of Chicago

-Last known position: Biopharma Sales Specialist, Sartorius

Dr. Poonam Srivastava

-Postdoctoral Scholar 2011-2014

-Artificial metalloenzymes

-Ph.D. Biotechnology, Jawaharlal Nehru University

-Postdoc, University of Minnesota

-Last known position: Scientist, Coskata, Inc.

Dr. Duo-Sheng Wang

-Postdoctoral Scholar 2013-2014

-Organic and organometallic synthesis

-Ph.D. Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sci.

-Postdoc, Muenster University

-Last known position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, UIC

Dr. Lee Solomon

-Postdoctoral Scholar 2013-2014

-Artificial metalloenzymes

-Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania

-Last known position: Postdoc, Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratories

Brian Koronkiewicz (2014-2015)

-M.S. Chemistry, University of Chicago

-NSF Predoctoral Fellow

-Last known position: graduate student, Yale University

Andrew Ng

-Undergraduate Researcher, 2012-2015

-Artificial metalloenzymes

-B.S. Chemistry, University of Chicago

-Last known position: chemistry graduate student at the University of Chicago

Alan Swartz (alanswartz)

-Graduate Student

-Artificial metalloenzymes

-B.S. Chemistry, Roosevelt University
 

Natalie Chan

-Graduate Student

-Dual catalysis/organometallics

-B.S. Chemistry, University of Rochester

-Gerhard Closs Teaching Award in Organic Chemistry
 

Jacqueto Zephyr

-Post baccalaureate researcher (B.S. Chemistry, Stony Brook University)

-UC PREP Program, 2014-2015

-Organic synthesis

-Last known position: chemistry graduate student at the University of Massachusetts

Landon Durak (2010-2015)

-Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Chicago

-Thesis: Organometallic and Chemoenzymatic Approaches to Arene Arylation via C-H Bond Cleavage

-B.S. Chemistry, Boston College

-UChicago Everett E. Gilbert Memorial Prize (2013)

-UChicago Edith Barnard Award in Chemistry for Service to Others (2014)

-Last known position: Scientist, Process Chemistry Research, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Former Postdoctoral Researchers (chronological order):

Former Undergraduate and High School Students (chronological order):

Abraham Ng (2014-2015)

-M.S. Chemistry, University of Chicago

-Last known position: University of Chicago

Chen Zhang (2010-2015)

-Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Chicago

-Thesis: Design, Construction, and Directed Evolution of Artificial Metalloenzymes

-B.S. Chemistry, Tsinghua University, China

-Last known position: Scientist, Provivi, Inc.

James Payne (2010-2015)

-Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Chicago

-Thesis: Engineering Halogenases for Selective Functionalization of Bioactive Molecules

-B.S. Chemistry, University of Illinois

-NIH CBI Trainee (2011-2013)

-Abbot Scholar (2012)

-ACS DOC Graduate Fellow (2013)

-Last known position: NIH Postdoctoral Fellow (F32), Smolke group, Stanford University

David Upp

-Graduate Student

-Artificial metalloenzymes

-B.S. Chemistry, Loyola University Chicago

-Chemistry and Biology Interface Program Member

 

Yehao Qiu

-Undergraduate

-Organometallic synthesis/DFT

-Chemistry Major

 

Hao Yang (2010-2016)

-Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Chicago

-Thesis:

-B.S. Chemistry, Wuhan University, China

UChicago Helen Sellei-Beretvas Fellowship (2014)

-Last known position: Merck Process, Rahway, NJ

Michael Roy

-Undergraduate Researcher, 2013-2016

-Organometallic synthesis

-B.S. Biochemistry, University of Chicago

-Last known position: chemistry graduate student at the University of Wisconsin

Kyle Kunze

-Undergraduate Researcher, 2013-2015

-Halogenases/organic synthesis

-B.S. Biology, University of Chicago

-Last known position: medical student, Rush University Medical Center

Marissa Parker

-Undergraduate 2015-2016

-Artificial metalloenzymes

-Last known position: chemistry graduate student at the University of Washington

Dr. Hyun June Park

-Postdoctoral Scholar 2014-2015

-Protein Engineering

-B.S. Applied Chemical Engineering, Chonnam National University, Korea

-Ph.D. Seoul National University

-Last known position: Senior Research Scientist, CJ CheilJedang

Christian Gomez

-Graduate Student

-Metalloenzyme engineering

-B.S. Chemistry, Universidad De Buenos Aires
 

Atreyi Bhattacharya

-Graduate Student

-Artificial metalloenzymes

-B.S. Chemistry, University of Delhi, St. Stephen’s College
 

Harrison Snodgrass

-Graduate Student

-Halogenase engineering/PACE

-B.S. Chemistry, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
 

Dr. Brian Fisher

-NIH Postdoctoral Fellow (F32)

-Halogenase Engineering

-B.S. Chemistry, Indiana University

-Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Wisconsin (Gellman Lab)
 

Dr. Ketaki Belsare

-Postdoc 2015-2017

-Protein Engineering

-B.Pharm. Univ. Pune, India

-M.Tech., NIPER, India

-Ph.D. RWTH Aachen Univ., Germany

-Last known position: Postdoc, DeGrado group, University of California, San Francisco

Mary Andorfer (2011-2017)

-Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Chicago

-Thesis:

-B.S. Chemistry, Butler University

-NIH CBI Trainee (2012)

-NSF Predoctoral Fellow (2012-2015)

-ARCS Foundation Scholar, Illinois Chapter (2014-2015)

-UChicago Helen Sellei-Beretvas Fellowship (2015)

-Albert J. Cross Prize for Excellence in Research, Teaching, and Departmental Citizenship (2016)

Ken Ellis-Guardiola (2011-2017)

-Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Chicago

-Thesis: Prolyl Oligopeptidase-Based Artificial Metalloenzymes for Selective Catalysis

-B.S. Chemistry, Carleton College

-NIH CBI Trainee (2012-2014)

-UChicago Seymour Goodwin Fellowship (2015)

-SciFinder Future Leader in Chemistry (2015)

Frida Cardenas

-Undergraduate Researcher, summer 2016

-Protein Engineering

-Last known position: student at the University of Chicago

Jaylie Vergara-Coll

-Undergraduate Researcher 2015-2017

-Halogenases

-Last known position: undergraduate student at the University of Chicago

Julia Chael

-High School Researcher, summer 2014, 2016

-Halogenases

-Last known position: undergraduate student at the University of Chicago

Ryan Beckner

-Undergraduate Researcher, 2015-2017

-B.S. Biochemistry, University of Chicago

-Artificial metalloenzyme synthesis and characterization

-Last known position: Post baccalaureate researcher, NIH