People

People

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Principal Investigator

John MacMillan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Chilton/Bell Scholar in Biochemistry
Martha Steiner Professor in Medical Science
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

 

In Hyun Hwang

In Hyun Hwang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Hometown: Cheongju, South Korea
Ph.D.: University of Iowa
(Chemistry, 2015; Advisor: James B. Gloer)
M.S.: Yeungnam University
(Pharmaceutical science, 2010; Advisors: Seung Ho Lee and MinKyun Na)
B.Sc.:Yeungnam University
(Pharmacy, 2008)
Research: natural product chemistry, microbiology

 

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

 

Juan Liu

Juan Liu, Ph.D.

Visiting Senior Researcher
Hometown: Henan, China
Ph.D.: Shenyang Pharmaceutical University
(Pharmaceutical Analysis, 2011; Advisor: Famei Li & Jee Hyung Jung)
B.Sc.:Huazhong University of Science and Technology
(Pharmacy, 2005)
Research: marine natural products, pharmaceutical analysis

 

Anam Shaikh

Graduate Student
Hometown: Chicago, IL
B.Sc.: University of Illinois at Chicago
(Chemistry, 2013)
Research: natural products discovery, chemical 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