Recent Alumni Profiles

W. Seth Childers

Andrew Palmer

Yan Liang

Name Period Prior Institution Title of Research Project Current Position
Pre-doctoral
David Graden, PhD 1980 – 1984 Rutgers U NMR Methods Boehringer-Ingelheim
John Steffens, PhD 1980 – 1984 U. Virginia Biological Recognition Syngenta
Nancy Phillips, PhD 1980 – 1986 Oberlin College NMR Methods UCSF, Pharm Chem
Kevin Lilley, PhD 1982 - 1987 U. Virginia MS Methods Amylin Pharmaceuticals
Kenneth Manning, PhD 1980 - 1985 Davidson College Cell division factors in crown gall tumors Scientific Protein Labs
Mayland Chang, PhD 1983 - 1986 USC Biological Recognition  Notre Dame U.
John Orr, PhD 1985 - 1990 U. Pittsburgh Biosynthesis Eisai Research Institute
Mathew Dudley, PhD 1985 - 1991 Swarthmore Inhibitor Development Michigan State U
Chris Smith 1985 - 1989 USC    
Bing Gong, PhD 1986 - 1990 Beijing Biosynthetic Regulation SUNY Buffalo
Gwendolyn Fate, PhD 1985 - 1990 Carleton College Bioorganic Methods Pfizer Pharmaceuticals
Kathy Hess, PhD 1985 - 1991 DePaul U Biological Recognition Brown University
Tim Logan, PhD 1985 - 1991 Michigan State Heat shock / NMR Methods Florida State U
Jay T. Goodwin, PhD 1986 - 1992 Kalamazoo College Molecular Recognition / Templated Synthesis Emory University
Thomas Ruttledge, PhD 1987 - 1992 Wayne State Molecular Genetics / Development Cornell
Laural Boone, PhD 1988 - 1993 Barnard College Signal Induction in Plant Development Capsugel
Dongjin Kim, PhD 1989- 1994 Seoul National Molecular Genetics IITA Kenya
Chi-Feng Chang, PhD 1989 - 1994 N. Taiwan Mechanistic Studies on Oxidative Enzymes Pharmigene
Kunghee Shin Lee, PhD 1988 - 1993 Seoul National Construction of CDNA Library for Seoul National
Ping Zhong, PhD 1988 - 1992 Peking Biosynthesis of Proteins Under Stress Givaudan
Zhaoxian Zeng, PhD 1989 - 1994 Fudan University Chemical Probes for Cellular Development Motorola Life Sciences
Peizhi Luo, PhD 1990 - 1995 Peking University Computational Methods Adagene
Mark-Eugene Duban, PhD 1990 - 1995 U. Illinois Urbana-Champaign Chemical Biology of Bacterial Receptors CLP/CESAMM, Northwestern U.
Yih-Ling Tzeng, PhD 1991 - 1996 N. Taiwan Metabolic Pathways Analyzed by NMR Emory University
John Leitzel, PhD 1992 -1996 Washington University Templated Polymerization Cross Point Church
Jeffery Tok, PhD 1993 – 1997 U. Washington Biological Mechanisms Stanford
Zheng-Yun J. Zhan, PhD 1993 – 1996 Beijing University Template Synthesis Biotech Inst. Colorado
Tim Burkoth, PhD 1994 – 1998 Whitman College Amyloid Structure Abbott Laboratories
Yulei Wang, PhD 1994 – 1998 Beijing University Prokaryotic Genetics Genentech
Ronan O'Malley, PhD 1994 – 1998 U. Chicago Plant Genetic Mechanisms Salk
Jin Zhang, PhD 1995 – 2000 Beijing Biological Recognition Johns Hopkins 
David Morgan, PhD 1996 – 2001 Transylvania Peptide Structure St. Francis Xavier U
Jingdong Ye, PhD 1996 – 2001 Beijing University DNA catalysis UCF
W. John Keyes, PhD 1997 – 2002 Rome Imaging Methods Blanchard & Associates
Aindrila Mukhopadhyay, PhD 1997 – 2002 IIT Procaryotic Genetics LBL
Xiaoyu Li, PhD 1997 -2002 Beijing University Templated Polymerization Ensemble Discovery
Rong Gao, PhD 1998 - 2005  Beijing University Prokaryotic Genetics Rutgers U.
Justin Maresh, PhD 1998 - 2005 UC Berkeley NMR methods DePaul
Kun Lu, PhD 2000 - 2005 Beijing University Peptide Chemistry Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Jijun Dong, PhD 2000 - 2006 Beijing University Peptide / Surface Chemistry Novartis
Peng Liu, PhD 2001 - 2007 Beijing University Templated Polymerization Discover Financial Services
Fang Fang, PhD 2001 - 2007 Beijing University DNA Transfer UC Irvine
Andrew Palmer, PhD 2002 - 2008 Florida State Biological Communication Florida Institute of Technology
Yan Liang, PhD 2002 - 2009 Beijing University Peptide Assemblies Emory University
Hsiao-Pei Liu 2002 - 2004 Taiwan National Template Polymerization
Rong Ni, PhD 2003 - 2009 Hunan University Peptide Assemblies Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Yi Xu 2005 - 2007 Nanjing Peptide Assemblies
Kornelius Bankston 2005 - 2007 Morehouse College Peptide Assemblies Morehouse School of Medicine
Seth Childers, PhD 2004 - 2010 Georgia Tech Peptide Assemblies Stanford University
Yi-Han Lin, PhD 2004 - 2011 National Taiwan University Two-Component Systems NIH
Yue Liu, PhD 2004 - 2012 Beijing University Cell Differentiation  
James Simmons, PhD 2004 - 2011 Davidson College Peptide Assemblies U Virginia
Savannah Johnson, PhD 2008 - 2012 Piedmont College Peptide Assemblies IDEXX Laboratories
Chenrui Chen 2008 - 2015 Hunan University Dynamic Chemical Networks
Erin Schuler 2008 - 2011 Youngstown State Templated Polymerization Emory University
Tolulope Omosun 2009 - University Of Ibadan Peptide Assemblies/Catalysis
Sha Lisa Li 2010 - 2015 Wuhan University Peptide Assemblies
Li Zhang 2010 - Sun Yat-Sen University Templated Polymerization
Chen Liang 2011 - China Pharmaceutical University Peptide Assemblies
Ting Fish Pan 2011 - Nanjing University Templated Polymerization
Rolando Rengifo 2011 - Duke University Peptide Assemblies
Noel Li 2012 - Nanyang Technological University Peptide Assemblies
Allisandra Mowles 2011 - Eastern Nazarene College Peptide Assemblies
Postdoctoral
Name Training period Prior Institution Title of Research Project Current Position
Vinayak Kamat, PhD 1981 – 1983 Columbia University Organic Synthesis W.R. Johnson
Randy Chen, PhD 1984 – 1986 U. Wisconsin NMR /MS Methods Abbott Labs
Anna Fraiman, PhD 1985 – 1987 Tel Aviv MS Methods Northeastern Illinois University
Doug Meinhart, PhD 1987 – 1989 Cal Tech Molecular Recognition / Template Synthesis JEOL NMR
Greg Wayne, PhD 1994 – 1996 U. Chicago Organic Synthesis Abbott Labs
Dongjin Kim, PhD 1996 – 1998 U. Chicago Eukaryotic Genetics IITA, Kenya
Yahaloma Gat, PhD 1998 – 2000 Weizman Institure Molecular Recognition / Template Synthesis Jerusalem
Scott Gilbertson, PhD 1998 – 2000 U. Chicago   U Houston
Ken Walsh, PhD 2002 – 2004 Bristol, UK Template Synthesis U. Southern Indiana
Lizhi Liang, PhD 2003 – 2006 Molecular Biology Institute Biological Communication U. Maryland
Teresa Welch, PhD 2003 – 2006 Clemson Template Synthesis/Pathogenesis Metametrix Clinical Lab
Anil Mehta, PhD 2003 –  Yale Protein Misfolding  
Yingzhen Kong, PhD 2003 – 2005 Molecular Biology Institute Pathogenesis
Trey Maddox, PhD 2007 – 2008 Emory Template Synthesis Bethel
Melissa Bobeck, PhD 2007 – 2009 University of Michigan Protein Misfolding Atlanta Girls' School
Drew Bobeck, PhD 2008 – 2009 University of Michigan Template Synthesis Koch Agronomic Services
Chengwei Li, PhD 2008 – 2010   Template Synthesis RFS Pharmas, LLC
Junjun Tan, PhD 2010 – 2014 Chinese Academy of Science Templated Polymerization U. Strasbourg
Jay Goodwin, PhD 2010 – 2013 ADMETRx Templated Synthesis NSF
Dibyendu Das, PhD 2011 – 2013

Indian Association
for the Cultivation
of Science

Peptide Assemblies/Catalysis INST (Institute of Nano Science and Technology)
B Dan Pierce, PhD 2012 – 

Johns Hopkins

Two-component Systems  
Jillian Smith, PhD 2013 – 

Washington University

Peptide Assemblies