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An extensive listing of the alumni who helped make CDD a premier institute for medicinal and pharmaceutical research at the Academic Health Center of University of Minnesota.

Alumni members

Undergraduate Alumni

Undergraduate Alumni

Van Ngyuen-Mai
Research Group: Aldrich

Nina Barnett

Research Group: Geraghty

Zach Erdman
Research Group: Geraghty
Current Position: Student, University of Minnesota


Josh Erickson

Research Group: Salomon
Current Position: Scientist, Rebiotix, Inc.

Jenny Marshall

Research Group: Salomon
Current Position: Graduate Student, University of East Finland and University of Minnesota

Mark Mulvahill

Research Group: Salomon
Current Position: Fulbright Scholar, Fiji

Leanne Renner

Research Group: Salomon
Current Position: Technical Intern, Hawkins, Inc.

Dan Schneider
Research Group: Salomon
Current Position: Graduate Student, University of Minnesota - Duluth

Katherine Venne

Research Group: Salomon
Current Position: Analytical Chemist, Lutonix

Roshani Dahal
Research Group: Sham
Current Position: Graduate Student, University of Minnesota
 
Julianne Eggum
Research Group: Sham
Current Position: Graduate Student, University of Minnesota
 
Evelyne Houang
Research Group: Sham
Current Position: Graduate Student, University of Minnesota
 
Kyle Konze
Research Group: Sham
Current Position: Graduate Student, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
 
Sergey Negrashov
Research Group: Sham
Current Position: Graduate Student, University of Hawaii - Manoa
 
Jake Stricherz
Research Group: Sham
Current Position: Pilot, US Air Force

Ryan Baumgartner
Research Group: Wang
Current Position: Graduate Student, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Graduate Students

Graduate Students

Danae Quirk
Research Group: Vince
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Minnesota State University - Mankato
 
Xingnan Li
Research Group: Vince
Current Position: Junior Researcher, Cancer Research Center of Hawaii
 
Ding Lu
Research Group: Vince
Current Position: Post Doc, University of Minnesota
 
Swati Moore
Research Group: Vince
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Center for Drug Design, University of Minnesota
 
Ye Tang
Research Group: Vince
Current Position: Post Doc, University of Minnesota

Post Docs and Research Associates

Post Docs and Research Associates

Eric Bennett
Research Group: Vince
Current Position: Principal Research Scientist, Pfizer

Narsihmulu Cheryala
Research Group: Vince

Mei Hua
Research Group: Vince
Current Position: Retired
 
Srikanth Kolluru
Research Group: Vince
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Texas A&M Health Science Center
 
Christine Salomon
Research Group: Vince
Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota
 
Zhengqiang Wang
Research Group: Vince
Current Position: Associate Professor and Program Director (Chemistry), University of Minnesota
 
Yue-Lei Chen
Research Group: Vince/Wang
Current Position: Research Scientist, Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica

Leonardo Martinelli
Research Group: Aldrich

Anja Meissner
Research Group: Aldrich
Current Position: Post Doc, Dept of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Minnesota
 
João Neres
Research Group: Aldrich
Current Position: Post Doc, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
 
Chunhua Qiao
Research Group: Aldrich
Current Position: Professor, Suzhou University, China
 
Ravindranhadh Somu
Research Group: Aldrich
Current Position: Scientist, Organix
 
Jagadeshwar Vannada
Research Group: Aldrich
Current Position: Scientist, Sai Life Sciences, India
 
Nicholas Labello
Research Group: Bennett
Current Position: Computational Biochemistry Consultant, University of Minnesota

Zeeshan Ali
Research Group: Chen
Current Position: Chemist, SRI International, CA

Huaquing Cui
Research Group: Chen
Current Position: Beijing Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Beijing, China

Rajan Giri
Research Group: Ferguson
Current Position: Cobrek Pharmaceuticals, Chicago, IL

Padmaja Chittepu
Research Group: Ferguson

Allison Repic
Research Group: Geraghty
Current Position: Patent Engineer, Quarles and Brady LLP. 

Jeana Zacharias
Research Group: Geraghty

Laurent Bonnac
Research Group: Pankiewicz
Current Position: Research Associate, Center for Drug Design, University of Minnesota
 
Liqiang Chen
Research Group: Pankiewicz
Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota
 
Guangyao Gao
Research Group: Pankiewicz
Current Position: Acme Bioscience
 
Martin Kullberg
Research Group: Pankiewicz
Current Position: Post Doc, Northeastern University
 
Magdalena Olesiak
Research Group: Pankiewicz
Current Position: Post Doc, University of Colorado - Boulder
 
Rashmi Pathak
Research Group: Pankiewicz
Current Position: Albany Molecular Research, Singapore
 
Riccardo Petrelli

Research Group: Pankiewicz
Current Position: Post Doc, Università di Camerino, Italy
 
Ming Qian
Research Group: Pankiewicz
Current Position: Novartis
 
Dominik Rejman
Research Group: Pankiewicz
Current Position: Senior Scientist, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
 
Jose Yu
Research Group: Pankiewicz
 
Jonathan Cohen

Research Group: Patterson
Current Position: Retired
 
Sarah Dimick-Gray
Research Group: Patterson
Current Position: Lecturer, College of St. Catherine
 
Ashok Philip
Research Group: Patterson
Current Position: Post Doc, St Jude’s Children Research Hospital
 
Dae Hwan Suk
Research Group: Patterson
Current Position: Research Professor, Yonsei University, South Korea
 
Ding Zhou
Research Group: Patterson
Current Position: Scientist, Pharmaresources, China
 
Michael Donald
Research Group: Salomon
Current Position: Scientist, Invitrogen

Chris Gelbmann
Research Group: Salomon
Current Position: Medical Scientist Training Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI

Jon Henrikson, PhD
Research Group: Salomon
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, OK

Lori Schmidt
Research Group: Salomon
Current Position: Scientist, 3M
 
Hiqmet Kamberaj
Research Group: Sham
Current Position: Professor, International Balkan University, Macedonia

Venkat Sirivolu
Research Group: Wang
Current Position: Senior Research Scientist (Drug Discovery) at Jubilant Biosys, India

Visiting Scholars

Visiting Scholars

Anastasia Khandazhinskaya
Research Group: Patterson
Current Position: Senior Scientist, Engelhardt Institute, Russia
 
Kyochi Wantanabe
Research Group: Patterson
Current Position: Retired