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Recent Alumni

This page contains our most recent MS and PhD graduates, and prior alumni who have asked us to add their information. Their current or last known post-graduate positions are listed. To update your information, send an email to the department: chemistry@usu.edu

Upendra Adhikari - 2015

Upendra Adhikari - 2015

Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of North Carolina
Scheiner Group: PhD Physical Chemistry
 
 
Sileola Bukola Akinsiku - 2009

Sileola Bukola Akinsiku - 2009

Silva Group: MS Analytical Chemistry
 
 
 
 
Anastassia Alexandrova - 2005

Anastassia Alexandrova - 2005

Associate Professor at UCLA
Boldyrev Group: PhD Physical Chemistry
 
 
 
Caleb Allpress - 2013

Caleb Allpress - 2013

Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Minnesota
Berreau Group: PhD Inorganic Chemistry
 
 
 
Boris Averkiev - 2009

Boris Averkiev - 2009

Visiting Assistant Professor at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Boldyrev Group: PhD Physical Chemistry
 
 
Jeremy Bakelar - 2015

Jeremy Bakelar - 2015

Postdoctoral Fellow at Purdue University
Johnson Group: PhD Biochemistry
 
 
 
Melissa Beighley (Koefed) - 2011

Melissa Beighley (Koefed) - 2011

Chemistry teacher at Mountain Crest High School
Ensign Group: PhD Biochemistry
 
 
 
Yuan Chu - 2012

Yuan Chu - 2012

Application Scientist at Bruker International
Hengge Group: PhD Organic Chemistry
 
 
 
Robynn Cox - 2007

Robynn Cox - 2007

Hengge Group: MS Organic Chemistry
 
 
 
 
Tosin Dada - 2008

Tosin Dada - 2008

Scientist at Seattle Genetic, Inc.
Bialkowski Group: PhD Analytical Chemistry
 
 
 
James Danford - 2009

James Danford - 2009

Research Chemist at Sterogene Bioseparations
Berreau Group: MS Inorganic Chemistry
 
 
 
Karamatullah Danyal - 2014

Karamatullah Danyal - 2014

Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Minnesota
Seefeldt Group: PhD Biochemistry
 
 
 
Sanjit Das - 2013

Sanjit Das - 2013

Das Group: MS Inorganic Chemistry
 
 
 
 
Parker Davenport - 2017

Parker Davenport - 2017

Antony Group: MS Biochemistry
 
 
 
 
Hanh Dinh - 2010

Hanh Dinh - 2010

Sport Medicine Research & Testing Laboratories
Silva/Brown Group: MS Analytical Chemistry
 
 
 
Whitney Donahue (Wooderchak) - 2009

Whitney Donahue (Wooderchak) - 2009

ARUP Laboratories
Hevel Group: PhD Biochemistry
 
 
 
Ben Elliott - 2005

Ben Elliott - 2005

NASA Postdoctoral Fellow at Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Boldyrev Group: MS Physical Chemistry
 
 
 
Mark Elim Erupe - 2009

Mark Elim Erupe - 2009

Postdoctoral Fellow at Washington State University
Silva Group: PhD Analytical Chemistry
 
 
 
Celeste Excell (Miller) - 2014

Celeste Excell (Miller) - 2014

Adjunct Professor at Southern Utah University
Hevel Group: MS Biochemistry
 
 
 
Marina Fosso - 2012

Marina Fosso - 2012

Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Kentucky
Chang Group: PhD Organic Chemistry
 
 
 
Amy Fuller - 2006

Amy Fuller - 2006

Assistant Professor at Truman State University
Berreau Group: MS Inorganic Chemistry
 
 
 
Timur Galeev - 2014

Timur Galeev - 2014

Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale University
Boldyrev Group: PhD Physical Chemistry
 
 
 
Darrell Gallup - 1978

Darrell Gallup - 1978

Process Chemist at Thermochem, Inc.
Morse Group: PhD Inorganic Chemistry
 
 
 
Valerie Harris Godfrey - 2012

Valerie Harris Godfrey - 2012

Seefeldt Group: MS Biochemistry
 
 
 
 
Kasia Grubel - 2011

Kasia Grubel - 2011

Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale University
Berreau Group: PhD Inorganic Chemistry
 
 
 
Shanying (Laurel) Gui - 2013

Shanying (Laurel) Gui - 2013

Postdoctoral Associate at Ohio State University
Hevel Group: PhD Biochemistry
 
 
 
Mark Haney - 2013

Mark Haney - 2013

Assistant Professor at Navarro College
Hengge Group: PhD Organic Chemistry
 
 
 
Weifang Hao - 2012

Weifang Hao - 2012

Parker Group: PhD Organic Chemistry
 
 
 
 
Menard G. Heydanek, Jr. - 1965

Menard G. Heydanek, Jr. - 1965

Vice President of Research & Development at Quaker Oats
Spence Group: MS Biochemistry, Analytical & Inorganic Chemistry
 
 
Tim Humphry - 2006

Tim Humphry - 2006

Assistant Professor at Truman State University
Hengge Group: PhD Organic Chemistry
 
 
 
Robert Igarashi - 2004

Robert Igarashi - 2004

Seefeldt Group: PhD Biochemistry
 
 
 
 
Gajendrasingh Ingle - 2007

Gajendrasingh Ingle - 2007

Senior Scientist at Pfizer Inc.
Berreau Group: MS Inorganic Chemistry
 
 
 
Alexander S. Ivanov - 2015

Alexander S. Ivanov - 2015

Postdoctoral Fellow at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Boldyrev Group: PhD Physical Chemistry
 
 
 
Subashree Iyer - 2007

Subashree Iyer - 2007

Research Scientist at Albany Molecular Research
Hengge Group: PhD Organic Chemistry
 
 
 
Dennis E. Jackman - 1970

Dennis E. Jackman - 1970

Retired from Bayer
Anderson Group: PhD Organic Chemistry
 
 
 
Ryan Jackson

Ryan Jackson

Associate Professor at Utah State University
Johnson Group: PhD Biochemistry
 
 
 
Nan Jiang - 2017

Nan Jiang - 2017

Pursuing PhD at Utah State University
Sun Group: MS Inorganic Chemistry
 
 
 
Jacqueline Johnson - 2016

Jacqueline Johnson - 2016

Research & Development at Capstone Nutrition
Johnson Group: MS Biochemistry
 
 
 
Prakash Joshi - 2010

Prakash Joshi - 2010

Bialkowski Group: PhD Analytical Chemistry
 
 
 
 
Nimesh Khadka - 2017

Nimesh Khadka - 2017

Postdoctoral Fellow at Case Western Reserve University
Seefeldt Group: PhD Biochemistry
 
 
 
Aleksey Kuznetsov - 2003

Aleksey Kuznetsov - 2003

Visiting Professor at Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos
Boldyrev Group: PhD Physical Chemistry
 
 
Vyacheslav Kuznetsov - 2013

Vyacheslav Kuznetsov - 2013

Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Wisconsin
Hengge Group: PhD Organic Chemistry
 
 
 
Glen D. Lawrence - 1976

Glen D. Lawrence - 1976

Professor at Long Island University
Spence Group: PhD Biochemistry & Inorganic Chemistry
 
 
 
Zhao (Michael) Li - 2012

Zhao (Michael) Li - 2012

Research Scientist at Georgia Institute of Technology
Parker Group: PhD Organic Chemistry
 
 
 
Nathan Maeser - 2007

Nathan Maeser - 2007

Seefeldt Group: MS Biochemistry
 
 
 
 
Ameya Mashruwala - 2010

Ameya Mashruwala - 2010

Pursuing PhD at Rutgers University
Ensign Group: MS Biochemistry
 
 
 
Jammi McClead - 2007

Jammi McClead - 2007

Seefeldt Group: MS Biochemistry
 
 
 
 
Alex McCurdy - 2015

Alex McCurdy - 2015

Senior Scientist at POET
Seefeldt Group: PhD Biochemistry
 
 
 
Donald Menick - 1987

Donald Menick - 1987

Professor of Medicine, Director of the Gazes Cardiac Research Institute at the Medical University of South Carolina
Takemoto Group: PhD Biochemistry
 
 
Theodore Mifflin - 1984

Theodore Mifflin - 1984

Laboratory Director at the University of Pennsylvania
Langerman Group: PhD Biochemistry
 
 
 
Aleksandra Mikosv - 2007

Aleksandra Mikosv - 2007

Senior Scientist Cheminformatics at Simulations Plus, Inc.
Farrelly Group: PhD Physical Chemistry
 
 
Yalemi Morales - 2016

Yalemi Morales - 2016

Postdoctoral Fellow at Utah State University
Hevel Group: PhD Biochemistry
 
 
 
Binod Nepal - 2016

Binod Nepal - 2016

Postdoctoral Fellow at City College of New York
Scheiner Group: PhD Physical Chemistry
 
 
 
Damon Nitzel - 2013

Damon Nitzel - 2013

Distribution and Technical Support Representative at Apogee Instruments, Inc.
Hevel Group: MS Biochemistry
 
 
Vincent Nziko - 2017

Vincent Nziko - 2017

Postdoctoral Fellow at Oak Ridge National Lab
Scheiner Group: PhD Organic Chemistry
 
 
 
Jared Olson - 2010

Jared Olson - 2010

Program Manager at ATK
Boldyrev Group: PhD Physical Chemistry
 
 
 
Miguel Alejandro Pabon - 2009

Miguel Alejandro Pabon - 2009

InnovaBio Scientist at Salt Lake Community College
Seefeldt Group: MS Biochemistry
 
 
 
Ivan Popov - 2017

Ivan Popov - 2017

Director's Postdoctoral Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory
Boldyrev Group: PhD Physical Chemistry
 
 
Derek Price - 2010

Derek Price - 2010

Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Colorado
Silva/Brown Group: MS Analytical Chemistry
 
 
Jamie Purcell - 2005

Jamie Purcell - 2005

Vice President of Research & Development at XCR Diagnostics, Inc.
Hengge Group: MS Organic Chemistry
 
 
Jordan Ramilowski - 2010

Jordan Ramilowski - 2010

Postdoctoral Researcher at RIKEN
Farrelly Group: PhD Physical Chemistry
 
 
 
Andrew Rasmussen - 2016

Andrew Rasmussen - 2016

Seefeldt Group: MS Biochemistry
 
 
 
 
Bishnu Prasad Regmi - 2008

Bishnu Prasad Regmi - 2008

Postdoctoral Associate at Virginia Tech University
Aust Group: MS Biochemistry
 
 
 
Teisha Richan - 2017

Teisha Richan - 2017

Hengge Group: MS Organic Chemistry
 
 
 
 
Katarzyna Rudzka - 2008

Katarzyna Rudzka - 2008

Postdoctoral Fellow at Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Berreau Group: PhD Inorganic Chemistry
 
 
Sushma Saraf - 2016

Sushma Saraf - 2016

Instrument and Laboratory Specialist at Westminster College
Berreau Group: PhD Organic Chemistry
 
 
Alina Sergeeva - 2012

Alina Sergeeva - 2012

Postdoctoral Research Scientist at Columbia University
Boldyrev Group: PhD Physical Chemistry
 
 
 
Sudipta Shaw - 2017

Sudipta Shaw - 2017

Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Minnesota
Seefeldt Group: PhD Biochemistry
 
 
 
Zhihua Shen - 1997

Zhihua Shen - 1997

Senior Scientist at DuPont Inc.
Aust Group: PhD Analytical Chemistry
 
 
 
Meili Sheng - 2016

Meili Sheng - 2016

Sun Group: MS Inorganic Chemistry
 
 
 
 
Alok Shenoy - 2012

Alok Shenoy - 2012

Lab Manager/Researcher at Utah State University
Hengge Group: MS Organic Chemistry
 
 
 
Jaya Shrestha - 2016

Jaya Shrestha - 2016

Postdoctoral Associate at Texas A&M University
Chang Group: PhD Organic Chemistry
 
 
 
Dariusz Sliwa - 2010

Dariusz Sliwa - 2010

Postdoctoral Fellow at Michigan University
Ensign Group: PhD Biochemistry
 
 
 
Mark Soffe - 2016

Mark Soffe - 2016

Antony Group: MS Biochemistry
 
 
 
 
Brenda Bieka Suh Lailam - 2010

Brenda Bieka Suh Lailam - 2010

Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Utah
Hevel Group: PhD Biochemistry
 
 
 
Ewa Szajna-Fuller - 2006

Ewa Szajna-Fuller - 2006

Innovation Scientist at Kemin Industries
Berreau Group: PhD Inorganic Chemistry
 
 
 
Christabel Tanifum (Tomla) - 2009

Christabel Tanifum (Tomla) - 2009

Research Scientist at Texas Children's Hospital
Chang Group: PhD Organic Chemistry
 
 
 
Eric  Tanifum - 2006

Eric Tanifum - 2006

Senior Research Scientist at Pediatric Radiology, Texas Children's Hospital
Davidson Group: PhD Organic Chemistry
 
 
Lacy Taylor - 2014

Lacy Taylor - 2014

Johnson Group: MS Biochemistry
 
 
 
 
Brad Wahlen - 2012

Brad Wahlen - 2012

Researcher, FL Smidth Inc.
Seefeldt Group: PhD Biochemistry
 
 
 
Angeline Wairegi - 2016

Angeline Wairegi - 2016

PhD Physical Chemistry
 
 
 
 
Robert Willis

Robert Willis

Research Scientist in Matrix Genetics, Seattle
Seefeldt Group: PhD Biochemistry
 
 
 
Zhiyong Yang - 2013

Zhiyong Yang - 2013

Post Doctorate at Utah State University
Seefeldt Group: PhD Biochemistry
 
 
 
Jianjun Zhang - 2010

Jianjun Zhang - 2010

Research Scientist at Alcami
Chang Group: PhD Organic Chemistry
 
 
 
Qian Zhang - 2016

Qian Zhang - 2016

PhD Organic Chemistry
 
 
 
 
Dmitry Zuberev - 2008

Dmitry Zuberev - 2008

Research Associate at Harvard University
Boldyrev Group: PhD Physical Chemistry