Zhu (Justin) Hua

Undergraduate research student, summer 2014

Home institution: Fudan University, P.R.C.

Solubilizing Quinoline-annulated Porphyrins for the Photoacoustic Imaging of Tissue

     
   

Weston Tardie

Undergraduate research student, spring 2014–date

Oxazolochlorin Modifications

 

     
   

Elizabeth Kaesmann

Undergraduate research student, spring 2014–date

Synthesis and Chemistry of Octaalkylbisketo-bacteriochlorins and -isobacteriochlorins

     
 

Yongjian (Jam) Chen

Undergraduate research student, summer 2013

Home institution: Fudan University, P.R.C.

Reaction of Indaphyrins with Nucleophiles

     
 

Angeleque Hartt

REU student, summer 2013

Home institution: Bates College

Synthesis of derivatized meso-tetraaryloxazolochlorins

     
 

Kelsey Wheeler

Undergraduate research student, fall 2012-date

Synthesis of meso-Tetraaryl-2,3-dioxoporphyrins

     
 

Mengxi (Moncy) Yang, B.S.

Undergraduate research student, summer 2012

Home institution: Fudan University, P.R.C, graduated in 2013

Quinoline-annulated Chlorins

Currently a graduate student at Texas A&M University (Gabaï Group)

     
 

Kristina Marilla, B.S.

Undergraduate research student, spring 2012-spring 2013, summer 2013

Synthesis and Modification of Aminomethylcoumarin

     
 

Nicole Luzi, B.S.

Undergraduate Student spring 2012-date

p-Phenyl-functionalization of Pentafluorophenylporphyrins

Attending the Medicinal Chemistry Graduate Program at West Virginia University

     
 

Steven Halepas, B.S.

Undergraduate Student fall 2011 - 2013, including summer 2012
Technician in the Brückner Group in 2014


B.S. University of Connecticut, 2013

Optical High pH- and Cyanide-sensing Membranes
Biliverdin Extraction from Emu Eggshells

Attending UConn Dental School

     
 

Kim Panther, B.S.

Undergraduate Student spring 2011, summer 2011, to 12/2012 (last year joint with Prof. José Gascon)

B.S. University of Connecticut, 2012

Pentafluorophenylchlorin and -porpholactone Syntheses and Computation

     
 

Alexander Ticho, B.S.

REU student, summer 2011

Home institution: St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN; graduation in 2012

Research Topic: Central metal-dependent conformational variation of metallomorpholinochlorins;
Currently in a PhD-MD program

     
 

Eileen Meehan, M.S.

Undergraduate Student spring 2011, summer 2011, until 12/2012
B.S. University of Connecticut, 2012
M.S. University of Connecticut, 2014


Synthesis of Bisalkyloxazolochloris

Now a graduate student at the Department of Chemistry at Penn State University, Philadelphia

     
  Amanda Card Undergraduate Student fall 2010-date
Synthesis of Pyrrole-modified Porphyrins
  Sarah Page

Sarah Wells (née Page), B.S.

REU student, summer 2010

Home institution: Grove City College, Grove City, PA; graduated in 2011; currently graduate student at the University of Pittsburgh

Synthesis of Bispyrrole-modified Bacteriochlorins

   

 

  Suzanne Xie Undergraduate Student spring 2010
Synthesis of Pyrrole-modified Porphyrins
 

Gretchen Peters, B.S.

REU student, summer 2009

Home institution: Luther College, Decorah, IA; graduated in 2010.

Hydrazine-induced Ring-closures of Pd and Pt Secochlorin Bisaldehydes

Graduate studies at the University of Maryland (J. Davis Group)

 

John Haskoor, B.S.

Undergraduate Student 2008-2011

Evaluation of Green Solvents in Porphyrin Chemistry; Reaction of Porpholactones with Hydrazine

Graduated in 5/2011; Currently attending NYU Medical School

     
  Jacqueline Mulee

Undergraduate Student fall 2008-2009; graduated in 2010.
Study of the Possible Antimicrobial Phototoxicity of Brown Eggshells

     
 

Douglas Mooney, B.S.

REU Student, summer 2008

Home institution: Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT; graduated in 2009.

Synthesis of Free Base Pyrazinochlorins

Currently:

   

 

 

Renee Rubenstein, B.S.

Undergraduate Student spring and summer 2008


Synthesis of porphyrins, metalloporphyrins, and chlorins.

Currently attending UConn School of Dental Medicine

     
 

Dr. Melissa Zastrow

Undergraduate Student fall 2007 - spring 2008
Thesis: Synthesis and Spectroscopic Characterization of Platinum meso-Tetrakis(pentafluorophenyl)porphyrin and its Osmylation Products.
Winner of the departmental Best Undergraduate Thesis Award. Winner of the American Institute of Chemists (AIC) Foundation Award.

Graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (Pecoraro Group) in 2013; currently Postdoctoral Associate at the Lippard Group at MIT

     
 

Ashley Saab, B.S.

Undergraduate Student 2007

Synthesis of Pt and Pd Porphyrins

Graduated in 2007, industrial employment with BioScale, Cambridge, MA

     
 

Gloria Zarate, M.S.

REU Student, summer 2007

Home institution: San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
Nitroaromatic detection by a porphyrin library. Graduated in 2008.

Graduate studies at the Department of Chemistry at UConn (Brueckner Group), M.S. in 2010.

     
 

Brian Lewandoski, B.S.

Undergraduate Student Spring 2007 - Spring 2008.
Synthesis of Pyrrole-modified porphyrins.

Graduated in spring 2008.

     
  Alexander Rubbicco

Undergraduate Student Fall 2006
Phthalocyanine UV-vis spectra

     
 

Michelle King

REU student, summer 2006

Home institution: Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT
Porpholactone synthesis and determination of acid/base properties

     
 

Nicole Morozovich, B.S.

REU Student, summer 2006

Home institution: Indiana University of Pennsylvania, PA
Conversion of OEP to mono- and bis-Oxipyriporphyrins.

Graduated in Spring 2008; currently graduate student at the Department of Chemistry at Penn State U, University Park, PA (Allcock Group)

     
  Stephanie DaSilva

Undergraduate Student 2006
Pt and Pd Porphyin syntheses

     
 

Christopher Arntsen, B.S.

Undergraduate Student 2006
Base-catalyzed porphyrin syntheses

Graduated in May 2008 with double-major Chemistry and Math; went off for graduate studies at the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at UCLA

     
 

Alison Rossi, B.S.
Analyst, Nielsen, CT

Undergraduate Student 2005-2007
'Honors Thesis: 'Dipyrromethanes and Dipyrrins as Precursors to Porphyrins and Corroles' Graduated May 2007

     
 

Stacy Byron, B.S.

Undergraduate Student spring 2005
Porphy
rin syntheses

Went off to attend the School of Optometry, Buffalo, NY

     
 

Michael Kobakov

Undergraduate Student spring 2005
Porphyrin syntheses

     
 

Steven Capettaa, B.S.
Senior Associate Scientist, Neurosciences Chemistry, Pfizer Global R&D, Groton, CT

Undergraduate Student, 2001-2005
‘Silver(II) as Template in Porphyrin Chemistry’ Capetta, S. H., Undergraduate Thesis, May 2005.

 

     
 

Angela Tanudra, B.S.

Undergraduate Student 2004 - 2005
Zinc chemosensors, cell culture (in collaboration with Prof. H. Freake, Dept. of Nutritional Sciences)

Technitian at the Sackler Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University

     
 

Maura Porto, B.S.

Undergraduate Student, 2003 - 2005

Biological evaluation of zinc chemosensors (the photo shows Maura inside of a cell - in the Science Museum in Munich)

Research Assistant in a genetics lab at Harvard Medical School

     
 

Dr. Heather W. Daniell
Associate, Beetle Capital Partners (alternative energy investment consulting business), London, UK

Undergraduate Student, 2000 - 2003
‘ß,ß’-Modifications of Porphyrins: Synthesis and Resolution of a Chiral Chlorin-Type Chromophore’ Honors Thesis, May 2003. Winner of the departmental Best Undergraduate Thesis Award.

D.Phil. in chemistry (2007) from the Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Oxford University, UK (with Prof. Harry Anderson)

     
 

Christopher Rinaldo, B.S.

REU Student, summer 2003
Home institution: Keene State University, NH
Synthesis of Dithiadiolchlorins


Went off for graduate studies at the University of Colorado (with Prof. Niels Damrauer)

     
  Paul Foss

REU Student, summer 2003
Home institution: Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT
Synthesis of meso-Tetrathienylporphyrins

Industrial employment

     
  Nicola Hines Undergraduate Student, 2003
Porphyrin chemistry
     
 

Dr. Jolene V. Schuster
Faculty, Science Department at Blair Academy, Blairstown, NJ

REU Student, summer 2002
Home institution: Penn State University, Behrend College, PA
Synthesis of coumarin derivatives

Ph.D. in chemistry (2009) from the Department of Chemistry, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH (with Profs. Dean Wilcox and Jon Kull; postdoctoral stays at the University of Potsdam, Germany, and Wellesley College, MA

     
  Teresa Filshtein Undergraduate Student, 2002
Porphyrin chemistry
     
 

Dr. Cheri A. Barta
Undergraduate Research Coordinator, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison


REU Student, summer 2001
Home institution: University of Nebraska at Kearny, NB
Silver(III) Corroles

Ph.D. in chemistry (2007) at the University of British Columbia, B.C., Canada (with Prof. Chris Orvig); Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Nebraska at Kearny, NB

     
  Tayseer Ghazzouli Undergraduate Student, 2000 - 2001
Carbohydrate syntheses
     
  Dana Nason

Undergraduate student, 1999 - 2001
Synthesis of N-Confused porphyrins

     
  Suzanna Williams

REU Student, summer 2000
Home institution: Providence College, RI
Synthesis of 2,3-Dionechlorins

Graduate studies at the Department of Chemistry, Yale University, New Haven, CT (with Prof. J. W. Faller)

     
  Nolwenn Le Bouch

Undergraduate Student, 2000
Dematalation of silver porphyrins

Graduate studies at Université Laval, Québec City, Canada

     
  Jeremy Sholovitz

Undergraduate Student, 1999 - 2000
Porphyrin chemistry

     
  Ken Burke Undergraduate Student, 1999
Large scale tetraarylporphyrin syntheses
     
 

Dr. Patricia Melfi

REU Student, summer 1999
Home institution: Providence College, RI
Synthesis of silver chlorins

Ph.D. in chemistry (2007) from the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Texas at Austin (Prof. Jonathan L. Sessler)
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Update: 06-2014 CB