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"
‌‌‌‌  Mashael Alghamdi
Ballicora Research Group
Research Project: "The Allosteric Regulation and Molecular Evolution of ADP-Glucose Pyrophosphorylase in Bacteria"
Aisha Alshahrani
Fitch Research Group
Research Project: "pH and Electrolight Effect on Microbial Attachment to ITO Electrode"

  Reem Alshehri
Fitch Research Group
Research Project:
"Flavin mononucleotide (FMN) pH Dependence and its Activity as Catalytic Reagent for Shewanella MR-1 in the Microbial Fuel Cell"
  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”
Daniel Catlin
Liu Research Group
Research Project:
"From Molecular Recognition to Molecular Evolution of the Effector Binding Domain of GabR"

Jordan Delev
Cho Reserch Group 
Research Project:
"Metal Catalyzed Amidation of Methyl Esters"
Norberto Gonzalez
Fitch Research Group
Research Project: "Determination of Extracellular Flavin Produced by Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 via Capillary Electrophoresis"
Carly Hanson
Devery Research Group
Research Project: "Mechanistic Investigations of the Iron (III)-Catalyzed Carbonyl-Olefin Metathesis Reaction"

Rania Hussien
Ballicora Research Group
Research Project: "The Allosteric Regulation and Molecular Evolution of ADP-Glucose Pyrophosphorylase in Bacteria"
Elizabeth Jamka
Schmeling Research Group
Research Project:
"Design and Construction of Grazing Incident X-Ray Spectrometer (GIXRF) For Use in Analysis at Surface or Near Surface of Various Samples"
Wiktoria Koza
Cho Research Group
Research Project:
"Rhodium Catalyzed C–Cl Bond Formation via Decarbonylation"

Adriana Lugosan
Lee Research Group
Research Project: "Metal Complexes with Carbazole-Based Redox Non-Innocent Ligands: Synthesis, Characterization, and Future Applications"
  Michelle Lund
Schmeling Research Group

Xiolmara Martinez
Chiarlli Research Group
Research Project: 
"Photolysis of Emerging Contaminants Adsorbed on Plastic Debris in an Aqueous Environment."

  Yuanpu Niu
Liu 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"

Kathryn Renyer
Chiarelli Research Group
Research Project:
"Determination of the Uptake of Pollutants as Facilitated by Microplastic Beads in Earthworms and Daphnia"

Thahani Shifna Habeeb Mohammad
Becker Research Group
Research Project: "Development of 2-amino-cyclobutanone based Serine- and Metallo-β-Lactamase Inhibitors"
  Joseph Roman
Moran Research Group
Marie Turano
Killelea Research Group
Research Project: "Structure and Reactivity of Oxidized Ag Surfaces"
Zheng Yuanzhang
Liu Research Group
Research Project: 
"Crystal Structure of Klebsiella pneumoniae DufR, the Transcription Activator of Domain of Unknown Function 161 (Duf161)"


MS Candidates

Thomas DiPuma
Sebastian Flieger
  Dariush Forouzesh
Matthew Sara
Christopher Smith