Former Post-doctoral Research Associates
Guojun Pan, Ph.D.
Next stop: Research Associate, UCSB
Kotaro Iwasaki, Ph.D.
Currently: Assistant Professor, Tohoku University (Japan)
Yusuke Sasano, Ph.D.
Francis Barabe, Ph.D.
University of Ottawa
Akiko Yago, Ph.D.
Currently: Assistant Professor, Nagoya University
JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow for Research Abroad
Masaki Ohtawa, Ph.D.
Currently: Lecturer, Kitasato University
Uehara Memorial Foundation Research Fellowship
Erik Plata, Ph.D.
Currently: Assistant Professor, The University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley
Takuya Oguma, Ph.D.
Currently: Shionogi Ltd
Yusuke Hanaki, Ph.D.
Currently: Assistant Professor, Kagawa University
Former Graduate Students
Meghan Baker, Ph. D.
Currently: Merck, Discovery Process Chemistry
Benjamin Huffman, Ph.D.
Currently: Denali Therapeutics, Medicinal Chemistry
Robert Demoret, Ph.D.
Currently: Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Medicinal Chemistry
Samantha Green, Ph.D.
Currently: Genentech, Medicinal Chemistry
Hannah Burdge, M.S.
Currently: Pfizer, Medicinal Chemistry
Jeishla Melendez-Matos, Ph.D.
Currently: Research Scientist, B.M.S. Process Chemistry
Steven W.M. Crossley, Ph.D.
Currently: Postdoctoral Researcher, Chang Lab (UC Berkeley)
Ruben Martinez, Ph.D.
Currently: Research Scientist, Eli Lilly
Jeremy Roach, Ph.D.
Currently: Research Scientist, Incyte Pharmaceuticals
Michael Martinez, M.S.
Chris Reiher, Ph.D.
Currently: Research Scientist, GSK Process
Dan Jansen, Ph.D.
Currently: Drug Substance Reviewer, Product Quality
US Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
Greg Tabor, Ph.D.
Currently: Research Scientist, GSK Medicinal Chemistry
Kanny Wan, Ph.D.
Currently: Medicinal Chemist, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
Sebastián Guevara-Zuluaga, B.S.
University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras
Jim Colombe, Ph.D. (Buchwald group, MIT)
Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank
Sergey Pronin, Ph.D.
Currently: Assistant Professor, UC Irvine
Norihiro Tada, Ph.D.
Gifu Pharmaceutical University
Haihua Lu, Ph.D.
Central China Normal University
Carla Obradors Llobet, Ph.D.
Institut Catalá d'Investigació Química (ICIQ)
Albert Oppedisano, Ph.D.
Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Vienna (Nuno Maulide)
Shun Hirasawa, MSc.
Currently: Process Chemistry, Astellas Pharma, Inc.
Mike Lambrecht, Ph.D.
Currently: Medicinal Chemistry, Genetech, Inc., South San Francisco, CA
Suhelen Vásquez-Céspedes, Ph.D.
Currently: Process Chemistry, Dow Agrosciences, Indianapolis, IN
Former Undergraduate Students
Alberto Castanedo (UCSD)
Jingyang Shi (Lanzhou University)
Joshua Savage (SDSU)
Min Cho (UCSD)
Zefeng "Kirby" Chen
Jieyu "Jess" Gu
Yichao "Tom" Yan
Former Visiting Students
Kenta Yokoi, B.A. (University of Tokyo)
Ruairi McCourt, B.Sc. (Trinity College Dublin)
Nikolaj Villadsen, B.S. (Aarhus University, Thomas B. Poulsen)
Amanda Marques (Fluminense Federal University)
Luca Schwarz, B.Sc. (University of Münster)
Florian Clausen, B.Sc. (University of Münster)
Alexis Emmerich, B.Sc. (University of Münster)
Annabell Martin, B.Sc. (University of Heidelberg)