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Principal Investigator

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Dr. William C.K. Pomerantz

NIH Postdoctoral Fellow 2008-2012
University of Michigan

Ph.D. Chemistry
University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2008

B.S. Chemistry
Ithaca College, 2002

Curriculum Vitae

Fourth Year Graduate Students


Gabriella (Brie) Perell

M.S. Chemistry
University of Minnesota, 2014

B.A. Chemistry
University of St. Thomas, 2012

Research Keywords
Unnatural amino acid synthesis
Stabilized Peptides
Protein-Protein Interactions


Andrew Urick

M.S. Chemistry
University of Minnesota, 2014

B.S. Chm., Chemistry and Philosophy
Creighton University, 2012

Research Keywords
Fluorine NMR
Epigenetic regulators
Small molecule discovery/synthesis


Clifford Gee

M.S. Chemistry
University of Minnesota, 2014

B.S. Chemistry
Azusa Pacific University, 2012

Research Keywords
Fluorine NMR
Protein-protein interactions
Small molecule discovery/synthesis

Third Year Graduate Student

Second Year Graduate Student


Steven (Steve) Kirberger

M.S. Chemistry
University of Minnesota, 2015

B.S. Chemistry
University of Minnesota, 2012

Research Keywords
Fluorine MRI
Unnatural Amino Acid Synthesis


Peter Ycas

B.A. Chemistry
B.A. Biochemistry
University of Colorado - Boulder, 2013


Research Keywords
Activity based profiling
Epigenetic regulators

First Year Graduate Students


Jorden Johnson

B.A. Chemistry
St. Olaf College, 2015

Research Keywords
Bromodomains
Small molecule synthesis


Amani Lee

Coadvisor: Christy Haynes

B.S. Biochemistry
Hamline University, 2014

Research Keywords
Nanoparticles


Anand Divakaran

B.S. Chemistry
Calvin College, 2013

Research Keywords
Fluorine NMR
Stabilized Peptides

Postdoctoral Associates

Neeraj Mishra

Postdoctoral work:
-University of Tennesee Health Science Centre
-Institute of Stem Biology and Regenerative Medicine (InStem) National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore,
-Weizmann Institute of Science

Ph.D. Biotechnology, 2007
School of Biotechnoloty, Jawaharlal Nahru University

M.S. Biochemistry
Agra University, 2000

B.S. Biology,
Agra University, 1996

Research Keywords
Fluorine NMR
Epigenetic regulators

Siva Talluri

Senior Research Scientist II: Albany Molecular Research Inc.

Junior Scientist: Aurigene Discovery Technologies

Postdoctoral Research Associate:
Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Physiology

Ph.D. Synthetic Organic Chemistry, 2007
National Chemical Laboratory

M.S. Chemistry
Sri Satya Sai Institute of HIgher Learning, 2001

B.S. Hons. Chemistry,
Sri Satya Sai Institute of HIgher Learning, 1999

Research Keywords
Small Molecule Inhibitors
Analog Synthesis
Medicinal Chemistry


Laura Hawk

Ph.D. Chemistry
University of Chicago, 2013

B.S. Chemistry
University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2005

Research Keywords
In-cell NMR
Stabilized peptides

Current Undergraduate Students


Alex Ayoub

B.S. Chemistry
B.S. Biochemistry & Genetics
University of Minnesota, 2015


Edward (Ed) Koleski

B.S. Chemistry
University of Minnesota, 2016

Former Group Members


Keith Arntson

M.S. Chemistry
University of Minnesota, 2015

B.S. Chemistry
Northeastern Illinois University, 2013

Research Keywords
Fluorine NMR
Protein-protein interactions


Emily Sherman

Visiting Research Student
Summer 2015

B.S. Chemistry
Ithaca College, 2016


Joseph (Joe) Manulik

B.S. Chemistry
University of Minnesota, 2015

Currently: Chemistry Ph.D. program, University of Wisconsin - Madison


Melissa Cassel

B.Ch. E. Chemical Engineering
University of Minnesota, 2015

Currently Chemical engineer at Exxon


Daniel (Dan) Ditch

B.S. Biology
University of Minnesota, 2014

Currently: Dental School - University of Minnesota School of Dentistry


Makenna Habegger

B.S. Chemistry, minor in biology
University of Minnesota, 2015


Drew Maurine

B.S. Chemistry
University of Minnesota, 2013

Currently: Chemistry graduate school - University of Nevada, Reno


Mehrdad Hairani

B.S. Chemistry
University of Minnesota, 2014

Currently: Dental School - University of Minnesota School of Dentistry


Srishti Batra

Khorana Scholar - Summer 2013
B.S. Biology, M.S. Biology
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, 2014


Charu Jain

Khorana Scholar - Summer 2014
B.S. Chemistry