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Sara is an undergraduate majoring in chemical engineering who started working for the MMBH group fall 2002. She’s been building on earlier C-H activation chemistry and expanding the current C-H activation system to amines.
Ryan earned his PhD working in Paul Chirik’s lab at Cornell University. He is currently a post-doctoral fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Chris worked in the lab during the summer of 1999. He studied the low-temperature formation of silicon oxide thin films.
Vishal Joshi is a first-year undergraduate at the University of Michigan and is planning to pursue computer engineering. He is studying dendrimer-based drug delivery with Rahul Rattan. Outside of the lab, Vishalis also involved in the Michigan Community Scholars Program and goes to swim at the CCRB.
Renee worked on the group’s organometallic synthesis projects.
Kaitlin Liroff is a Third Year Undergraduate at U of M. She seeks to pursue a career in medicine. She is using Atomic Force Microscopy to study the nanomorphology of collagen based biological tissues (bone, skin, etc) with Flora Fang, in order to better understand the detrimental effects of diseases such osteoporosis.
Elizabeth Goldstein is an Ann Arbor native who graduated from Ann Arbor Pioneer High School in 2010. She studied Chemistry, Music and German at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Elizabeth worked from three summers in the Banaszak Holl group with Flora Fang, studying collagen in bone using Atomic Force Microscopy to better understand Osteoperosis. She is currently a graduate student in the Stoltz group at Cal Tech and the holder of an NSF graduate research fellowship award.
Marina is an undergraduate from the University of Genoa working on her dissertation for her bachelors degree. She is working on the chemistry of thin films of HSQ resin.
Yixin worked with us in the summer of 2011 imaging dentin collagen using AFM. He is currently a student at Southeast University in Nanjing, China.
Amy worked with us during Summer of 1997.
Elizabeth worked with us in the summer of 2011 helping to introduce microfluidic patch-clamp methods to the group. She is an undergraduate at Radford College.
Farrah worked on the group’s silicon surface science projects.
Andrew Phillips was a chemistry major at the University of Michigan who worked with Casey Dougherty on the synthesis of dyes and the methods of ligand-dendrimer conjugations. Outside of the lab, Andrew was involved in the Science Learning Center’s Study Group Program, where he lead biology and physics study groups. He also enjoys cooking and playing tennis, Michigan weather permitting. Andrew plans to pursue a career in research.
Andrew is is currently a PhD student in chemical biology at the University of Chicago.
Jordan worked with our group from 1996 to 1997.
Rachelle Richardson is fourth year undergraduate at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, where she currently works in the research lab of Dr. Stassi DiMaggio synthesizing and purifying dendrimer conjugates. She presently is majoring in chemistry and minoring in Spanish and hopes that somehow in her career she can use her knowledge of the Spanish language. When not at school or in the lab she thoroughly enjoys traveling, doing Sudoku puzzles, and listening to good music. After graduation, she plans to attend graduate school to obtain a doctorate degree in organic chemistry. In the future, she aspires to work in a medicinal lab, designing drugs and drug delivery systems.