People

People

Dr. MacMillan and cityscape

Principal Investigator

John MacMillan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Hometown: Iowa City, IA
B.Sc.: University of Iowa
(Chemistry, 1999; Advisor: David Wiemer)
Ph.D.: University of California, Davis
(Chemistry, 2004; Advisor: Tadeusz Molinski)
Postdoc: Scripps Institution of Oceanography
(2004 – 2007; Advisor: William Fenical)

 

David Brumley

David Brumley

Graduate Student
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
B.Sc.: Georgia Institute of Technology
(Biochemistry, 2014)
Research: natural product discovery, organic chemistry

 

Dominic Colosimo

Dominic Colosimo

Graduate Student
Hometown: Athens, GA
B.Sc.: University of Central Florida
(Immunology, 2012)
Research: natural products discovery, chemical biology

 

Peng Fu

Peng Fu, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Hometown: Shandong, China
Ph.D.: Ocean University of China 
(Medicinal Chemistry, 2013)
B.Sc.: Ocean University of China 
(Pharmacy, 2008)
Research: natural products isolation, medicinal chemistry

 

Aswad Khadilkar

Aswad Khadilkar, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Hometown: Mumbai, India
Ph.D.: University of North Texas
(Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2015; Advisor: Brian Ayre)
M.S.: University of Mumbai
(Lifesciences-Biotechnology, 2007)
B.Sc.:University of Mumbai
(Lifesciences, 2005)
Research: cancer biology, plant defense against pathogen, natural product isolation

 

Scott La

Scott La

Research Assistant
Hometown: Garland, TX
B.Sc.: University of Texas at Austin
(Biochemistry, 2010)
Research: drug discovery, microbiology

 

Aaron Legako

Aaron Legako

Research Assistant
Hometown: Rowlett, TX
B.Sc.: University of Texas at Austin
(Biology, 2011)
Research: microbiology, genomics, mathematics

 

Nathaniel Oswald

Nathaniel Oswald

Graduate Student
Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
B.Sc.: Brigham Young University
(Biochemistry, 2011)
Research: natural products isolation, cancer biology

 

Veronica Wills

Veronica Wills, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Hometown: Hammond, LA
Ph.D.: Univeristy of Iowa
(Chemistry 2015; Advisor: David Wiemer)
B.Sc.:Southeastern Louisiana University
(Chemistry, Biochemistry concentration, and Biology and Spanish minors, 2010; Advisor Debra Dolliver)
Research: organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, and natural products