Dr. Arianne Hunter
Research: Developing asymmetric synthetic methodologies enabled by electrochemistry and optimized by data science tools.
Co-advised with Reisman Group (Caltech)
Ph.D. University of Oklahoma (2019)
Advisors: Indrajeet Sharma
B.A. Dartmouth College
Advisor: Gordon Gribble
Interests: Powerlifting, hiking, Steven Universe, and watching music history documentaries
Dr. Jamie Cadge
Research: Using data science tools for the development of metal-catalyzed homo Diels-Alder reactions
With Reisman Group (Caltech)
Ph.D. University of Bristol (2021)
Advisors: John Bower and Chris Russell
M.Sci. University of Nottingham (2016)
Advisor: Liam Ball
Interests: Cooking, playing piano, watching live music and films
Dr. Melissa Hardy
Research: Developing statistical models to predict the outcome of amide coupling reactions to develop an a priori reaction optimization platform.
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley (2021)
Advisor: Richmond Sarpong
B.A. Grinnell College (2016)
Advisor: Stephen Sieck
Interests: Corgis, disney movies, cooking/baking, and video games
Dr. Avijit Hazra
Research: Electrochemical transformation of common organic functional groups, and developing predictive models for organocatalytic reactions.
Ph.D. University of Washington, Seattle (2021)
Advisor: Gojko Lalic
M.Sc. ITT Bombay, Mumbai (2014)
Advisor: Debabrata Maiti
B.S. University of Calcutta, Kolkata (2012)
Interests: Playing soccer, table tennis, hiking, cooking Bengali food, and watching FC Barcelona play
Dr. Andrey Varenikov
Research: Enantioselective allylic amination via C-H activation with dirhodium catalysts.
With Du Bois Group (Stanford University)
Ph.D. Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (2021) Advisor: Mark Gandelman
B.S. Karazin Kharkiv National University (2012)
Advisor: Aleksander D. Roshal
Interests: Cycling, cooking, traveling, diving
Research: Structural and statistical models of biocatalytic systems for mechanistic insight, reaction optimization, and metabolite partitioning behavior.
With Hyster Group (Cornell), Sherman Group (U of Michigan) and Rosen Group (UT Southwestern).
B.S. Biochemistry, Gonzaga University (2018)
Interests: Playing outside, chips and salsa, gardening, crafting, tea, beanies with pig tails
Research: Development of anolytes for non-aqueous redox flow batteries, investigation of bipyrimidine scaffolds as electrophotocatalysts, and the study of N,N-bidentate ligands in asymmetric catalysis.
With Minteer Group (Utah), Sanford Group (Michigan), Toste Group (Berkeley), JCSER, Reisman Group (Caltech), Doyle Group (UCLA).
B.S. Chemistry, Augsburg University (2018)
Interests: Reading, hiking, traveling, playing with my dog
Research: Molecular feature design and statistical modeling applied to mechanistic investigation and reaction development.
With Merck, Paton Group (CSU), Aspuru-Guzik Group (U of Toronto), Doyle Group (Princeton/UCLA), Gensch Group (TU Berlin).
B.S. Chemistry, Augsburg University (2018)
Interests: Dogs, outdoors, and northern Minnesota
Research: Developing statistical models for the rate of amide coupling reactions in order to predict reaction success.
B.S. Chemistry, University of St. Thomas (2019)
Interests: cooking, traveling, French onion soup, farmers' markets, cheese curds, hiking, and the color pink
Research: Using machine learning and MLR analysis to globally optimize dirhodium catalysts along with carbene and nitrene substrates for C-H insertion.
With Du Bois Group (Stanford), Houk Group (UCLA)
B.A. Chemistry, Smith College (2020)
Interests: Coding, rugby, weight lifting, and making a mess in my kitchen
Research: Developing a novel, hybrid class of chiral phosphoric acid catalysts via a combinatorial fragment-driven workflow to be used in both kinetic studies and reaction development.
With Toste Group (UC Berkeley)
B.S. Chemistry, Hillsdale College (2020)
Interests: Volleyball, backpacking, skiing, cooking, tea, Star Wars, the Midwest.
Research: Identification and parameterization of improved phosphine ligands for stereoselective cross couplings.
With Genentech, Buchwald Group (MIT)
B.S. Chemistry, Montana State University (2016)
Interests: Growing food, cooking food, eating food [especially bread], construction projects, playing outside, and one pot reactions
Research: Characterization of P, N ligand activity using statistical modeling to provide mechanistic insight and reaction optimization
B.S. Chemistry and Applied Mathematics, Weber State University (2021)
Interests: yellow rain boots, keeping my (black) dogs off my (white) couch, and shopping for my next post-test consolation plant!
Research: Electrochemical synthesis and mechanistic investigation of Co and Ni catalysis
B.A. Chemistry (2021) B.S. Biomedical Sciences University at Buffalo, (2021)
Interests: Hiking, climbing, watching the worst reality TV you can find, Trolli peach rings
Clarissa (Reece) Goh
Research: Use of physical organic tools and spectrophotometric techniques to determine correlations between catalytic activity and enantioselectivity of chiral phosphoric acid organocatalyts
B.S. Biochemistry, University of Utah (expected 2026)
Interests: writing, reading, overanalyzing film, karaoke, listening to music, painting, trying new foods, and staring into the void
lab manager and research associates
Dr. Sarah Lefave: Lab Manager
Ph.D. Chemistry, The University of Utah (2021)
Advisor: Matthew Kieber-Emmons
B.S. Chemistry, The University of Central Florida (2013)
Advisor: Yi Liao, Michael Leuenberger
Interests: Doggos, climbing, hiking, pretending to chef, sauces, proteins, tunneling, and talking about the weather.