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People

The hard work and positive outlook of our faculty, staff and students drive our department forward. It is our sense of community and cooperation that allows us to collectively excel. 

Each member of our department contributes unique and valuable skills that enhance our work, and we believe in creating space that welcomes voices from diverse perspectives. Only through expanding our perspective can we fully foster creativity, cross-pollination of ideas and groundbreaking research discovery. 

Learn more about our faculty and find contact info in our full directory.

Faculty Directory

Our department is large enough to encompass exciting areas of modern chemistry, while small enough that faculty and students build strong mentoring relationships.

Sandra Eaton, Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Students

  • Current Graduate Students

    Jemil Ahmed
    Pursuing a PhD (molecular and cellular biophysics)
    Advisor: Scott Horowitz

    Richard Ayikpoe 
    Pursuing a PhD
    Advisor: John Latham

    Brody Bills
    Pursuing a PhD (molecular and cellular biophysics)
    Advisor: Michelle Knowles

    Rachel Davey
    Pursuing a PhD
    Advisor: Alex Huffman

    DaQuawn (Moose) Edwards
    Pursuing a PhD
    Advisor: Andrei Kutateladze

    Ana Franklin
    Pursuing an MS
    Advisor: Erich Chapman

    Vishnu Govindarajan
    Pursuing a PhD (molecular and cellular biophysics)
    Advisor: John Latham

    Tina Holt 
    Pursuing a PhD
    Advisor: Andrei Kutateladze

    Dmitry Kuznetsov
    Pursuing a PhD
    Advisor: Andrei Kutateladze

    Ted Litberg
    Pursuing a PhD
    Advisor: Scott Horowitz

    Anarkali Mahmood 
    Pursuing a PhD
    Advisor: Michelle Knowles

    Rachel Marini 
    Pursuing an MS
    Advisor: Brian Majestic

    Joseph McPeak
    Pursuing a PhD
    Advisor: Sandra Eaton and Gareth Eaton

    Thacien Ngendahimana
    Pursuing a PhD
    Advisor: Sandra Eaton and Gareth Eaton

    Heather Runberg
    Pursuing a PhD
    Advisor: Brian Majestic

    Joseph Salazar 
    Pursuing a PhD
    Advisor: Brian Majestic

    Justin Shady
    Pursuing an MS
    Advisor: Martin Margittai

    Yilin Shi
    Pursuing a PhD
    Advisor: Sandra Eaton and Gareth Eaton

    Nicole Shoup 
    Pursuing a PhD
    Advisor: Bryan Cowen

    Benjamin Swanson 
    Pursuing a PhD
    Advisor: Alex Huffman

    Brandon Taylor
    Pursuing a PhD
    Advisor: Brian Michel

    Sacha Toussaint 
    Pursuing a PhD
    Advisor: Brian Michel

    Alan Weisgerber
    Pursuing a PhD
    Advisor: Michelle Knowles

    Lukas Woodcock 
    Pursuing a PhD
    Advisor: Sandra Eaton and Gareth Eaton

  • Current Postdocs

    Sai Reddy Doda
    Advisor: Andrei Kutateladze

    Deepak Huple
    Advisor: Andrei Kutateladze

    Ahyun Son
    Advisor: Scott Horowitz

    Hilary Weismiller
    Advisor: Martin Margittai

    Welch, William
    Advisor: Erich Chapman

Department Staff

Assistant to the Chair

Mary Shonk

Assistant to the Chair
Location: Olin Hall 202
Email: [email protected]

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Christine Stutzman

Office Assistant
Location: Olin Hall 202
Email: [email protected]