Postdoctoral Research Associates


Hyung Min Chi, Ph.D.

Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Advisor: Scott E. Denmark

hmchi at uchicago dot edu

Lilia Fuentes, Ph.D.

Ph.D.Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla
Advisor:Fernando Sartillo-Piscil
CONACyT Fellowship

liliafuentesat uchicago dot edu

Rico Petersen, Ph.D.

Ph.D. Technical University of Denmark
Advisor: Thomas E. Nielsen
Postdoc grant from the Danish Council for Independent Research, Technology and Production Sciences

rpeterse at scripps dot edu

Ming Yang, Ph.D.

Ph.D. Lanzhou University
Advisor: Yong-Qiang Tu

yangm at uchicago dot edu

Graduate Students


Piyush Arya

Third Year Student
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

piuarya at uchicago dot edu

Charles Cole

Second Year Student
B.S. (Honors) McGill University

charcole at uchicago dot edu

Pengfei Hu

Fourth Year Student
B.E.S./M.S. East China University of Science and Technology

pfhu at uchicago dot edu

Philipp Gemmel

First Year Student
B.A. Grinnell College

pmgemmel at uchicago dot edu

Elizabeth Kelley

First Year Student
B.S. College of William & Mary

ewkelley at uchicago dot edu

Vlad Lisnyak

Second Year Student
M.S. Higher Chemical College RAS

vlisnyak at uchicago dot edu

Tessa Lynch-Colameta

Second Year Student
B.A./M.A. Boston University

colameta at uchicago dot edu

Jonathan Keim

Third Year Student
B.S. Baylor University

jhkeim at uchicago dot edu

Jonathan Kuo

Fifth Year Student
B.S. University of California, Los Angeles
Joint with Jack Norton
NSF Predoctoral Fellow

Pei Qu

First Year Student
B.S. Peking University

peiq at uchicago dot edu

Minxing Shen

Fourth Year Student
B.S. Nanjing University

minxing at uchicago dot edu

Cooper Taylor

First Year Student
B.S. (Honors) University of Richmond

taylorca at uchicago dot edu

Heng Yi

Second Year Student
B.S. Peking University

yih at uchicago dot edu

Fangjie Yin

Second Year Student
B.S. Lanzhou University

yinfj16 at uchicago dot edu

Yuan Zhang

Fourth Year Student
B.S. Peking University Health Science Center

yzhang1990 at uchicago dot edu

Zhiyao Zhou

Fourth Year Student
B.S. Peking University

zhiyaozhou at uchicago dot edu

Visiting Scholars


    Undergraduate Students


    Kenneth DeBacker

    2017 Metcalf Internship Recipient

    Lindsay Jay

    Kahaan Shah

    Carter Stout

    Natalie Yaw

    2017 Metcalf Internship Recipient

    Former Members (Postdoctoral Associates and Completed PhD's)


    Betrand Adanve Consultant, McKinsey & Company
    Lorenzo Botta Research Scientist, University of Bologna
    Alexandria Brucks Medicinal Chemist, Pfizer, Inc.
    Maria Chiriac Postdoctoral Fellow, Tan group, Memorial Sloan Kettering
    James Eagan Postdoctoral Fellow, Coates group, Cornell
    Adel ElSohly Postdoctoral Fellow, Francis group, UC Berkeley
    Alison Gao Investigator II, Novartis.
    Pei Gan Research Investigator, Incyte
    Andreas Gollner Medicinal Chemist, Boehringer-Ingelheim
    Daniel Griffith Visiting Assistant Professor, Hamilton College
    Tomoaki Hamada Senior Researcher, Daiichi Sankyo
    Stephen Kanyiva Research Scientist, Kanai Group, University of Tokyo
    Ferenc Kontes Medicinal Chemist, Armgo, Inc.
    Christoph Kornhaaß Process Chemist, Sigma-Aldrich Production GmbH
    Manuel Kretschmer Discovery Chemist, BASF
    Christoph Lentsch Process Chemist, Patheon Inc.
    Yunqing Lin Analyst, IMS Health
    Jan Marian von Hof Medicinal Chemist, Evonik
    Agathe Mayer Medicinal Chemist, Bayer
    Jennifer Pitzen Senior Reasearcher,Ideaya Biosciences
    Denise Rageot Research Scientist, Wymann Group, University of Basel
    Andreas Schall Medicinal Chemist, Bayer
    Florian Schevenels
    Trevor Sherwood Medicinal Chemist, Bristol-Myers Squibb,
    Timo Stahl Evonik Industries AG
    Myles Smith Postdoctoral Fellow, Baran group, TSRI – CA
    Christos Stathakis Research Scientist, Knochel Group, University of Munich
    Zhen-Yu Tang Associate Professor, Central South University
    Stephen Thomas
    Sotirios Totokotsopoulos
    Daniel Treitler Process Chemist, Bristol-Myers Squibb
    Daniel Wespe Patent Technical Specialist, McCarter & English, LLP
    Nathan Wright Medicinal Chemist, Gilead
    Jianbin Wu
    Qinda Ye Research Investigator, Incyte
    Alexandros Zografos Assistant Professor, University of Thessaloniki