Loyola University Chicago

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Current Graduate Students

PhD Candidates 

 

  
Sara Abuhadba
Esipova Research Group

Research Project: "
Development of optical sensors for the detection of neurotransmitters in vivo"
  Claire Baxter
Zimmermann Research Group

Research Project:
"Thermodynamic Characterization of Antibody Affinity Maturation"
Jaina Bhayani
Ballicora Research Group

Research Project: "Structure-Function Relationships of Bacterial Enzymes Involved in Carbohydrate Metabolism"
  Arseniy Butrin
Liu Research Group
Research Project: "Molecular recognition of PLP-dependent MocR transcriptional regulators in bacteria"
Jordan Delev
Cho Research Group 
Research Project:
"Metal Catalyzed Amidation of Methyl Esters"
Kevin DePope
Ciszek Research Group
Research Project:
"Surface Reactions of Thin Film TPBi"
  Cameron Forst
Devery Research Group

Research Project:
TBD
  Sebastian Flieger
Becker Research Group

Research Project: "Design, synthesis and characterization of novel drugs for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) in cancer treatment"
Dariush Forouzesh
Moran Research Group
Research Project: "Inactivation of dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase and the catalytic analysis of GTP-cyclohydrolase II"
  Maxwell Gillum
Killelea Research Group
Research Project: "Reaction mechanisms for CO oxidation on Rh(111)"
  Bailey Hanson
Lee Research Group
Research Project: "Metal-NComplexes: N2 Activation and Reactivity Studies”
  Diman Hosseini
Elizabeth Jamka
Killelea Research Group

Research Project: "Infrared spectroscopy of reaction intermediates on oxidized transition metal surfaces"
Winnie Jiang
Lee Research Group
Research Project: “Cobalt and Nickel bearing NNN Pincer Ligands: Synthesis, Characterization, and Reaction Studies”
Nicholas Kaley
Liu Research Group

Research Project: "
Molecular Evolution and Reverse Engineering of GabR Regulation Domain, from PLP-binding to Catalysis"
Emma Kelley
Becker Research Group
Research Project: "Investigating Inhibitors of N-Succinyl-L,L-2,6-Diaminopimelic Acid Desuccinylase (DapE) as potential new antibiotics"

 
Richa Khatiwada
Wiktoria Koza
Cho Research Group

Research Project:
"Rhodium Catalyzed C–Cl Bond Formation via Decarbonylation"
  Luke Landry
Li Research Group
Research Project:
“Development of a Fluctuating Charge Model for Metal Ion Containing Systems”
  Zachary Liveris
Becker Research Group

Research Project: "Inhibitors of the sodium-dependent NADH ubiquinone oxidoreductase (Na+NQR) as potential new antibiotics"
Michelle Lund
Schmeling Research Group

Research Project:
"Quantification of Heavy Metals in Human Cataract Cell Pellets"
Xiolmara Martinez
Chiarelli Research Group

Research Project: "Photolysis of Emerging Contaminants Absorbed on Plastic Debris in an Aqueous Environment"
  Gabriela Martinez-Ramirez
Ballicora Research Group

Research Project: "Allosteric Regulation Studies of the Bacterial ADP-Glucose Pyrophosphorylase"
Philip Nahlik
Daubenmire Research Group

Research Project: “Empowering Teachers through a Culture of Green Chemistry: The Diffusion of Pedagogical Content Knowledge in the Lead Teacher Program.”
Yuanpu Niu
Ballicora Research Group

Research Project: "Structure-function relationship studies of the allosteric regulation in ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase"
Monica Rasic
Esipova Research Group

Research Project:
"Development of Optical Sensors for the Detection of Small Ions in vivo"
Cory Schneider
Devery Research Group
Research Project: 
“Catalyst Design in Carbonyl-Olefin Metathesis”
  Ellie Sharp
Zimmermann Research Group
Research Project:
 “Probing Antibody Dynamics through Mammalian Expression and Immune Organoid Development”
Madelyn Smith
Li Research Group

Research Project: “Molecular modeling of calcium-binding proteins”
 
Research Project: “Catalytic Analysis of Enzymes within the Riboflavin Biosynthetic Pathway”
 
Divya Sunkara
Olsen Research Group

Research Project:
TBD
 
Sophi Todtz
Devery Research Group
Research Project:
"Ligand effects on Lewis acidity of Fe(III) compounds"
Erwin Weerawardhana
Lee Research Group
Research Project:
"Asymmetric Iron and Cobalt Complexes for Small molecule Activation and Catalysis"
Matthew Williams
Ciszek Research Group

Research Project -
TBD

MS Candidates

 

         
Xhulio Arolli 
  Cody Busch
Michael Carr
  Leslie Castillo
Keit Dine
Thomas DiPuma
Becker Research Group 
Research Project:
"Design & synthesis of new tetrazole & pyrazole-based inhibitors of the bacterial enzyme DapE as potential antibiotics"

 
Dulce Garcia
  Charles Hardeman
  Charles Mettler
  Julian Moriones
Oliwia Ozog

 
Hanna Shawabkeh
  Kathryn Siver
  Paula Skowron
  Alyssa Tovar

 
Fernando Vega

 
An Vuong
  Michael Zarnowski