Christopher Birch, Ph.D.

Research Associate, Landers Laboratory
Room 379, Chemistry Building
434-924-3700

Sayanti Chatterjee, Ph.D.

Research Associate, Machan Laboratory
Room 157, Chemistry Building

Mallikarjunarao Ganesana, Ph.D.

Research Associate, Venton Laboratory
Room 114, Physical & Life Sciences Building
434-243-2141

Tao Huang

Research Associate
434-243-8019

Tao received his B.S. from Wuhan University in China and earned his Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry from the University of Virginia, under the supervision of Professor Timothy Macdonald.  His Ph.D. work focused on chemical biology study of Sphingosine 1-Phosphate (S1P) receptors and Sphingosine Kinases for immune modulation, which is directly relevant to human diseases such as autoimmune disorder and cancer.  During his post-doc training in UVA’s School of Medicine, he extended his expertise into molecular imaging and nanotechnology for cancer diagnosis and therapy.  In the Hsu lab, Tao will be working on immunotherapy for cancers.

Jennifer Martin, Ph.D.

Research Associate, Columbus Laboratory
Room 132, Physical & Life Sciences Building
434-924-1427

Dan Nelson, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, Landers Laboratory
Room 380, Chemistry Building
434-924-3700

Boobalan Pachaiyappan

Research Associate, Hsu Lab

Boobalan received his Master’s Degree in Chemistry from Virginia Tech, and his Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  He is a trained medicinal chemist whose research interests lie on the interface of computer-assisted drug design methods and organic synthesis. During his research years, he worked in several therapeutic areas, including Alzheimer's, oncology, infection (antibacterial and antimalarial) and epilepsy.  Boobalan published his findings in 13 peer-reviewed journals.  Owing to his contributions to the field of medicinal chemistry, the American Chemical Society bestowed upon him the highly prestigious Robert M. Scarborough Post-Graduate Excellence award in Medicinal Chemistry.

In the Hsu lab, Boobalan will be engaged in activities involving synthesis of all activity-based probes and small molecular inhibitors.

Balaram Raya, Ph.D.

Research Associate, Hiinski Laboratory
Room 296, Chemistry Building
434-243-5433

Charles Richardson, Ph.D.

Research Associate, Gahlmann Laboratory
Room 165, Chemistry Building
434-924-0132

Sang Jo Shim, Ph.D.

Research Associate, Pompano Laboratory
Room 107, Chemistry Building
434-243-8616

Mimi Shin, Ph.D.

Research Associate, Venton Laboratory
434-243-2141

Gwendoline Stephan, Ph.D.

Research Associate, Garrod Laboratory
Room 112, Physical Life & Sciences Building
434-924-3577

Owen Wong

Research Associate

Zhiyong “Jerry” Zhang, Ph.D.

Research Associate, Zhang Laboratory
Room 280, Chemistry Building
434-924-8991

Jackie Corbitt, Ph.D.

Research Associate, Gahlmann Laboratory
Room 165, Chemistry Building
434-024-0132

Changcheng Jiang, Ph.D.

Research Associate, Machan Laboratory
Room 280, Chemistry Building
434-924-1427

Jeff Myers, Ph.D.

Research Associate, Harman Laboratory
Room 279, Chemistry Building
434-924-4143

Brandon Thompson, Ph.D.

Research Associate, Landers Laboratory
Room 380, Chemistry Building
434-924-3700

Guocang Wang

Research Associate, Gilliard Laboratory
Room 262, Chemistry Building
434-924-5277