About Us

Lab Members

Postdoctoral Fellows 

Madhusudan Manna

Madhu Sudan Manna

madhu.manna@utsouthwestern.edu

Hometown: Contai, West Bengal, India

B.S.: Bajkul Milani Mahavidyalaya, India
(Chemistry, 2008)

M.S.: Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India
(Chemistry, 2010; Advisor: Tharmalingam Punniyamurthy)

Ph.D.: Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
(Organic Chemistry, 2015; Advisor: Santanu Mukherjee)

Research: Catalytic Reactions, Medicinal Chemistry


 
 
 

Santhivardana Reddy Yetra

santhi.yetra@utsouthwestern.edu

Hometown: Guntur, India

B.S.: Hindu College, Guntur, Andrapradesh, India
(Chemistry: 2008)

M.S.: Govt. Arts College, Andhra University, Rajahmundry, India 
(Chemistry: 2010)

Ph.D.: CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India
Chemistry, 2016; Advisor: Akkattu Biju)

Postdoc.: Georg-August University, Goettingen, Germany
(Chemistry, 2019; Advisor: Lutz Ackermann)

Research: Catalytic Reactions, Medicinal Chemistry


 
 
 

Badrinath Kakde

badrinath.kakde@utsouthwestern.edu

Hometown: Borgaon (Math), India

B.S.: Dr. B. R. Barwale College, Jalna, India.
(Chemistry, 2007)

M.S.: Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, India.
(Chemistry, 2009; Advisor: Charansingh Gill)

Ph.D.: Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal, India.
(Organic Chemistry, 2015; Advisor: Alakesh Bisai)

Research: Chemical Biology, Catalytic Reactions, Natural Product Synthesis

 


Melanie Rodriguez

Melanie.Rodriguez@UTSouthwestern.edu

Hometown: Arecibo, Puerto Rico

B.S.: University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras
(Chemistry and Molecular Biology, 2014)

Ph.D.: Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey

(Chemistry, 2021; Advisor: Stacey Brenner-Moyer)

Research: Medicinal Chemistry


Graduate Students

 
Mohammed Sharique

Mohammed Sharique

mohammed.sharique@utsouthwestern.edu

Hometown: Lucknow, India

B.S./M.S.: Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal, India
(Chemistry, 2014; Advisor: Alakesh Bisai)

Research: Catalytic Reactions, Natural Product Synthesis


 

Vaishnavi N Nair

vaishnavinarayanan.nair@utsouthwestern.edu

Hometown: Kerala, India

B.S./M.S.: Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal, India
(Chemistry, 2016; Advisor: Alakesh Bisai)

Research: Catalytic Reactions, Natural Product Synthesis


Cooper Vincent

cooper.vincent@utsouthwestern.edu

Hometown: Seattle, Washington

B.S.: Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA
(Chemistry, 2017; Advisor: Stephen Warren)

M.S.: Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
(Chemistry, 2019; Advisor: Gregory O'Neil)

Research: Natural Product Synthesis, Catalytic Reactions


 

 
 
 

Nate Schmitt

nathan.schmitt@UTSouthwestern.edu

Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa

B.S.: Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
(Chemistry, 2020; Advisor: David Minter)

Research: Natural Product Synthesis, Catalytic Reactions