Alumni

Former Graduate Students

DABDeborah A. Barkley

B.S. (Chemistry), 2011
University of West Florida
Ph.D. (Chemistry), 2018
Stony Brook University

Awards
Graduate Chemistry Research Fellowship (2016)
Kodak Intern Innovation Award (2016)

Thesis title:
Structural investigations of polymeric nanomaterials

Current Position:
Bioanalytical Investigator, Novartis
Jo-AnnJo-Ann Jee

B.S. (Biochemistry), 2010
Trinity College (Connecticut)
Ph.D. (Chemistry), 2015
Stony Brook University

Awards
Chemistry Award for a First-Year Graduate Student Teaching Assistant (2011)
Dr. Mow Shiah Lin Scholarship Award (2013, Brookhaven National Laboratory)
Departmental Award for Outstanding Service (2015)

Thesis title:
Convergent synthesis of dendrimers via the Passerini three-component reaction

Current Position:
Postdoctoral Fellow, Virginia Commonwealth University (with Thomas D. Roper)
XiaoliXiaoli Liang

B.S. (Applied Chemistry), 2010
Zhongshan University
M.S. (Chemistry), 2011
Stony Brook University

Thesis title:
Synthesis of clickable amphiphilic 1,3-propanediol dendrons

Current Position:
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (with Marco Bonizzoni)
JeannetteJeannette E. Marine

B.S. (Biochemistry) & B.S. (Mathematics), 2010
College of St. Elizabeth
Ph.D. (Chemistry), 2016
Stony Brook University

Awards
Chemistry Award for Outstanding Doctoral Student (2016)

Thesis title:
Bundle-forming α-helical peptide-dendron hybrids

Current Position:
Postdoctoral Researcher, Rutgers University (with Kathryn E. Uhrich)
ShuangShuang Song

B.E. (Materials Science & Engineering), 2011
Tianjin Polytechnic University
Ph.D. (Chemistry), 2016
Stony Brook University

Awards
Chemistry Award for Excellence in Doctoral Research (2016)

Thesis title:
Heterolithic branched liquid crystalline materials prepared via the Passerini three-component reaction
Generic_FemaleYue Wu

B.E. (Chemical Engineering), 2011
Hebei University of Technology

Research interests:
Synthesis of 1,3-propanediol dendrons with peripheral end groups to promote solubility in water

Current Position:
Ph.D. Candidate, Syracuse University

Former Postdoctoral Researchers

Generic_MaleManoj Kumar

Ph.D. (Chemistry), 2015
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Research interests:
Synthesis of liquid crystalline materials using multicomponent reactions

Former Undergraduate Students

Generic_FemaleSarah Afzal

B.S. (Health Science), 2015
Stony Brook University

Undergraduate research project:
Synthesis of an isocyanide-containing mesogen
Generic_FemaleHilal Dietrich

B.S. (Chemistry), 2011
Stony Brook University

Undergraduate research project:
Synthesis of an amphiphilic poly(alkyl ether) dendron
Generic_MaleLassana Diawara

Chemistry Major
St. John's University (Queens, NY)

Undergraduate research project:
Synthesis of a star-branched mesogen
Generic_MaleOleg Gelman

B.S. (Chemistry), 2012
Stony Brook University

Undergraduate research project:
Synthesis of an amphiphilic poly(alkyl ether) dendron-dipeptide hybrid
Generic_MaleKenneth Kan

B.S. (Chemistry), 2013
Stony Brook University
M.S. (Chemistry), 2015
Yale University

Undergraduate research project:
Synthesis of an amphiphilic poly(alkyl ether) dendron
Generic_FemaleChrista Martin

B.S. (Chemistry), 2014
Stony Brook University
M.A. (Teaching), 2015
Stony Brook University

Undergraduate research project:
Synthesis of a non-symmetric 1,3,5-substituted benzene derivative
Generic_FemaleJustine A. Mays

B.S. (Chemistry), 2012
Stony Brook University

Undergraduate research project:
Synthesis of an amphiphilic poly(alkyl ether) dendron
Generic_FemaleJasmine K. Parmar

Chemical & Molecular Engineering Major
Stony Brook University

Undergraduate research project:
Synthesis of a heteromultifunctional scaffold bearing three orthogonal click-reactive groups
Generic_MaleMobin Sheikh

Economics Major (Pre-med)
Stony Brook University

Undergraduate research project:
Synthesis of a three-arm star-branched mesogen
Generic_MaleDerrick Wegner

Chemistry Major
Stony Brook University

Undergraduate research project:
Synthesis of a dendronized ion-channel peptide
Generic_FemaleIzabela N. Wisniewska

Biology Major
Stony Brook University

Undergraduate research project:
Synthesis of an isocyanide-containing norbornene derivative
Generic_MaleJaehak Yu

B.S. (Chemistry), 2017
Stony Brook University

Undergraduate research project:
Synthesis of star-branched mesogens

Former High School Students

Generic_FemaleRachelle David
Summer Research (2014)

Research project:
Synthesis of a dendritic pentafluorophenyl ester reagent
Generic_FemaleTiffany Hung
Summer Research (2017)

Research project:
Synthesis of a self-organizing dendronized polymer
Generic_FemaleEmma C. Oberstein
Simons Summer Research Fellowship Program (2013)

Research project:
Co-assembly of peptides and dendrons mediated by guanidine-carboxylic acid interactions
Generic_MaleAdam H. Stein
Summer Research (2016)

Research project:
Synthesis of a symmetric three-arm star-branched mesogen