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"
Michael Carr
Ciszek Research Group

Research Project:
"Face Selective Kinetics of Diels-Alder Reactions on Tetracene Crystals"
Jordan Delev
Cho Research Group 
Research Project:
"Metal Catalyzed Amidation of Methyl Esters"
Thomas DiPuma
Becker Research Group 
Research Project:
"Design & synthesis of new tetrazole & pyrazole-based inhibitors of the bacterial enzyme DapE as potential antibiotics"
  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)"
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
Killelea Research Group

Research Project: "Infrared spectroscopy of reaction intermediates on oxidized transition metal surfaces"
Winnie Jiang
Research Group: TBD
Research Project: TBD
  Nicholas Kaley
Liu Research Group

Research Project:
TBD
Wiktoria Koza
Cho Research Group

Research Project:
"Rhodium Catalyzed C–Cl Bond Formation via Decarbonylation"
  Luke Landry
Research Group: TBD
Research Project:
TBD
  Zachary Liveris
Becker Research Group

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

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: TBD
Philip Nahlik
Daubenmire Research Group

Research Project: TBD
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"
Kathryn Renyer
Chiarelli Research Group

Research Project:
"Determination of the Uptake of Pollutants as Facilitated by Microplastic Beads in Earthworms and Daphnia"
Joseph Roman
Moran Research Group
Research Project: "Elucidating the mechanism of human isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (ICDH1) via transcient state analysis"
  Cory Schneider
Devery Research Group
Research Project:
TBD
Thahani Shifna Habeeb Mohammad
Becker Research Group
Research Project: "Development of 2-amino-cyclobutanone based Serine- and Metallo-β-Lactamase Inhibitors"
 
Madison Smith
Research Group: TBD
Research Project: TBD
 
Sophi Todtz
Devery Research Group
Research Project:
TBD
Marie Turano
Killelea Research Group
Research Project:
"Structure and Reactivity of Oxidized Ag Surfaces"
 
Erwin Weerawardhana
Lee Research Group
Research Project:
"Asymmetric Iron and Cobalt Complexes for Small molecule Activation and Catalysis"

MS Candidates

 

          
  Bart Iwan
  Noel Kadamandla
  Matt Kochert
  Christopher Smith