People

Alumni Group Members

Former Graduate Students

Sheng Luo, M.Sc. 2012–2014
Current Location: Chem. Engineering grad student, Texas A&M University

Yu Feng, Ph.D. 2008–2013
B.Sc. Sichuan University, Chendu, P.R. China
Current Location: Abide Therapeutics, San Diego, California

Christopher Paradise, M.Sc. 2006–2010
B.Sc. 2001, Harvard University
Current Location: Nalco Champion, Houston, Texas

Veronica Pugh, M.Sc. 2005–2007
B.Sc. 2005, Virginia Tech

Omid Soltani, Ph.D. 2001–2005
B.Sc. 2001, St. Mary’s University, Texas
Current Location: Seattle Genetics 

Former Postdocs

Anthony Brockway, Ph.D. 2013–2016
Ph.D. 2013, University of California, Davis
Current Location: Nektar Therapeutics, San Francisco, California

Hua-Yu (Leo) Wang, Ph.D. 2012–2015
Ph.D. 2011, Northeastern University
Current Location: Center for Innovative Drug Discovery, UT San Antonio

Jose Garcia Rodriguez, Ph.D. 2013–2015
Ph.D. 2009, University of Vigo, Spain
Current Location: Omm Scientific, Inc., Dallas, Texas

Steve Dierick, Ph.D. 2013–2014
Ph.D. 2013, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Current Location: National Institute for Radioelements, Belgium

Wei Li, Ph.D. 2011–2014
Ph.D. 2011, University of Utah
Current Location: Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Watertown, Massachusetts

Casey Cosner, Ph.D. 2011–2014
Ph.D. 2011, University of Notre Dame
Current Location: Office of Safety and Business Continuity, UT Southwestern, Dallas, Texas

Timmy McAfoos, Ph.D. 2011–2012
Ph.D. 2010, Colorado State University
Current Location: MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

Priyabrata Das, Ph.D. 2010–2013
Ph.D. 2009, McMaster University, Canada
Current Location: Wockhardt Ltd., India

Christopher Carroll, Ph.D. 2010–2012
Ph.D. 2009, University of California, Irvine
Current Location: MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

Mina Razzak, Ph.D. 2010–2011
Ph.D. 2010, Cambridge University
Current Location: Chief Editor at Nature Publishing Group

Long Ye, Ph.D. 2010–2011
Ph.D. 2010, University of California, Davis
Current Location: Professor, Wuhan University of Science and Technology, P.R. China

Jun Wang, Ph.D. 2010–2011
Ph.D. 2009, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Current Location: Assistant Professor, South University of Science and Technology of China

Xuan Xu, Ph.D. 2009–2010
Ph.D. 2009, University of Pittsburgh

Seung-Mann Paek, Ph.D. 2009–2010
Ph.D. 2007, Seoul National University, Korea
Current Location: Professor, College of Pharmacy, Institute of Health
Sciences, Gyeongsang National University, Korea

Jun Liu, Ph.D. 2008–2010
Ph.D. 2007, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P.R. China
Current Location: State Key Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P.R. China

Christopher Bender, Ph.D. 2007–2010
Ph.D. 2007, Duke University
Current Location: Reata Pharmaceuticals, Irving, Texas

Christopher Lindsey, Ph.D. 2007–2008
Ph.D. 2005, University of California, Santa Barbara
Current Location: MitoChem Therapeutics, Inc.

Mingxing Qian, Ph.D. 2006–2008
Ph.D. 2000, Dalian University of Technology, P.R. China
Current Location: Staff Scientist, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

Bo Liu, Ph.D. 2004–2007
Ph.D. 2004, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, P.R. China
Current Location: Professor, Sichuan University, P.R. China

Yue Pan, Ph.D. 2004–2007
Ph.D. 2004, Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill.
Current Location: Novartis

Xin Jiang, Ph.D. 2004–2006
Ph.D. 1999, Nanjing University, P.R. China
Current Location: Reata Pharmaceuticals, Irving, Texas

Sylvain Lebreton, Ph.D. 2003–2006
Ph.D. 2002, University of Southhampton, U.K.
Current Location: Sanofi

Haizhou Sun, Ph.D. 2003–2006
Ph.D. 2003, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Current Location: Pharmaron, Beijing, P.R. China

Hidetaka Suzuki, Ph.D. 2001–2004
Ph.D. 2001, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Science, Japan
Current Location: Tokyo Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.

Xibin Liao, Ph.D. 2001–2003
Ph.D. 2001, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, P.R. China
Current Location: Founder and Director of Chemistry, Sunnylife Pharma, P.R. China

Ashoke Bhattacharjee, Ph.D. 1999–2002
Current Location: Director of Chemistry, Melinta Therapeutics

Yusheng Wu, Ph.D. 1999–2002
Ph.D. 1999, University of Gent, Belgium
Current Location: Melinta Therapeutics

Ruifang Wang, Ph.D. 1998–1999
Ph.D. 1998, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, P.R. China
Current Location: Albany Molecular Research Inc.

Green Fellows

Andrew Phan, Spring 2015
B.Sc. University of Texas, Dallas

Jack Hunt, Spring 2013
B.Sc. University of Texas, Dallas

SURF Students

Erik Gentzel, SURF Student, Summer 2015
B.Sc. 2016 Austin College, Sherman, Texas

Jack Hunt, Summer 2013 and 2014
B.Sc. University of Texas, Dallas

David Brumley, Summer 2013
B.Sc. Georgia Institute of Technology

Thomas Purgett, Summer 2013
B.Sc. Texas Christian University

Kia Montgomery, Summer 2008

Poojah Sarkar, Summer 2007 and 2008
B.Sc. Cornell University

Rahul Thomas, Summer 2005 and 2006
B.Sc. Duke University

STARS Students

Samuel Watson, Summer 2011

Dianne Srinilta, Summer 2008
B.Sc. University of California, Berkeley

Poojah Sarkar, Summer 2006
B.Sc. Cornell University

Summer Interns

Bennett Thomas, Summer 2008
Officer, U.S. Naval Academy