GROUP ALUMNI

GROUP ALUMNI

Though we are a young group, Keary has extensive experience mentoring high school interns, undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs, and takes immense pride in their accomplishments inside and outside of the laboratory. Students who have worked in the Engle Lab have gone on to successful career paths in a range of different disciplines.

FORMER GRADUATE STUDENTS

Zhen Liu
• Thesis: “Versatile Alkene and Alkyne Functionalization Reactions via Directed Nucleopalladation” (2019)
• BMS Graduate Fellow
• B.S. in Chemistry, 2015, Peking University (J. Wang)
• Currently: Postdoc with Prof. Frances Arnold at Caltech

John A. Gurak, Jr.
• Thesis: “Palladium-Catalyzed Hydrofunctionalization Reactions of Unactivated Alkenes via Stabilization of Putative Alkylpalladium(II) Intermediates” (2019)
• NSF Graduate Research Fellow
• B.S. in Biochemistry, 2015, UT Arlington (F. W. Foss)
• Currently: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Process Chemistry

FORMER POSTDOCS

De-Wei Gao
• Postdoctoral Fellow, TSRI (Engle group, 2016–2018)
• Ph.D. in Chemistry, SIOC (S.-L. You, 2011–2016)
• B.Sc. in Chemistry, 2011, Northeast Forestry University (J. Peng, 2007–2011)
• Currently: UCLA (Postdoc with Y. Tang)

Jose M. Medina
• Postdoctoral Fellow, TSRI (Engle group, 2017–2018)
• Ph.D. in Chemistry, UCLA (N.K. Garg, 2012–2017)
• B.S. in Chemistry, CSU Channel Islands (P. D. Hampton, 2007–2011)
• Currently: Amgen, Process Chemistry

Sri Krishna Nimmagadda
• Postdoctoral Fellow,  TSRI (Engle group, 2017–2018)
• Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of South Florida  (J.C. Antilla, 2010–2016)
• M.Sc. in Chemistry, Andhra University (2005–2007)
• B.Sc. in Chemistry, Acharya Nagarjuna University (2002–2005)
• Currently: Biocon Bristol-Myers Squibb Research Center, Process Chemistry

Miriam O’Duill
• DAAD Postdoctoral Fellow,  TSRI (Engle group, 2015–2017)
• D.Phil., University of Oxford (V. Gouverneur, 2011–2015)
• M. Chem., University of Oxford (V. Gouverneur, 2007–2011)
• Currently: Assistant Professor, NUI Galway (O’Duill Lab website)

Kin S. Yang
• Postdoctoral Fellow,  TSRI (Engle group, 2015–2016)
• Ph.D., University of Chicago (V. H. Rawal, 2010–2015)
• B.S. in Chemistry, Syracuse University (D. C. Dittmer and B. S. Hudson, 2006–2010)
• Currently: Gilead, Discovery Chemistry

FORMER VISITING GRAD STUDENTS

Roman Kleinmans
• Visiting Master’s student with J.D. (2018–2019)
• M.S. in Chemistry, WWU Münster, 2019
• Currently: Ph.D. Student at WWU Münster (F. Glorius)

Xin Wang
• CSC Scholar (2018–2019)
• M.S. Pharmacology and Toxicology, Academy of Military Medical Sciences
• B.S. in Chemistry, Heilongjiang University
• Currently: Ph.D. Student at Nankai Medical School (R. Xiang)

Lea Dettling
• Visiting Master’s student with A.R.M. (2019)
• B.S. in Chemistry, Freie Universität Berlin
• Currently: Master’s Student at Freie Universität Berlin (C. Müller)

FORMER UNDERGRADS

Omar Apolinar
• TSRI SURF Intern with M.L. (2018)
• B.S. in Biochemistry, CSU San Marcos, 2019 (R. G. Iafe)
• Currently: Ph.D. Student/NSF Graduate Research Fellow at Scripps Research

Mark N. Boulous
• Undergrad Researcher with J.D. (2015–2017)
• B.S. in Molecular Biology, UCSD, 2017
• Currently: Sc.M. in Medical Sciences, Brown University

Annabelle L. Cantu
• RISE Fellow with J.D. (2016)
• B.S. in Chemistry, Cal State Long Beach, 2017  (M. P. Schramm)
• Currently: Ph.D. Student/NSF Graduate Research Fellow at UCLA (M. Garcia-Garibay)

Jiahao Chen
• Undergrad Researcher with Z.L. (2019)
• Currently: Undergraduate Student at Fudan University (J. Wu; M. Dai)
• Currently: Ph.D. Student at Fudan University (J. Zhang)

Timothy J. Gallagher
• Summer Undergrad Researcher with V.T.T. (2018)
• B.S. in Chemistry, Claremont Mckenna College, 2019 (A. Wenzel)
• Currently: Fulbright Scholar at WWU Münster (F. Glorius)

Ryan Helsel
• Undergrad Researcher with J.M.M. and Y.G. (2018–2019)
• Currently: 4th Year Undergraduate Student at UCSD

Denise Kahler
• DAAD RISE Fellow with J.A.G. (2017)
• Currently: Undergraduate Student at LMU München (Pharmaceutical Sciences)

Xiaohan Li
• NKU College of Chemistry International Research Scholar with Z.L. (2018–2019)
• B.S. in Chemistry, Nankai University, 2019 (H. Li)
• Currently: Ph.D. Student at UCSB (B. H. Lipshutz)

Houxiang Lu
• Tsinghua University (B.-J. Li)
• Major: Chemistry

Hanh Nguyen
• UC LEADS Scholar with T.C.J. (2018–2019)
• B.S. in Molecular Synthesis, UCSD, 2019
• Currently, Amgen Process Chemistry

Huiqi Ni
• USTC Summer Exchange Scholar with Z.L. (2017)
• B.S. in Chemistry, USTC, 2019 (X. Wang)
• Currently: Ph.D. Student at The Scripps Research Institute

Tian-Zhang Qiao
• NKU Summer Project Scholar with D.-W. G. (2018)
• Currently: 4th Year Undergraduate at Nankai University (S.-F. Zhu) and Visiting Student at UCLA (Y. Tang)

Ziyang (Nick) Qin
• USTC Summer Exchange Scholar with T.C.J. (2018)
• Currently, 4th Year Undergraduate at USTC (X. Wang) and Visiting Student at MIT (A. Radosevich)

Miranda M. Sroda
• Undergrad Researcher with J.A.G. (2016–2017)
• B.S. in Biochemistry and Cell Biology, UCSD, 2017
• Currently: Ph.D. Student at UCSB (J. Read de Alaniz)

Tianhua (Josh) Tang
• NKU College of Chemistry International Research Scholarship with M.L. (2018-2019)
• B.S. in Chemistry, Nankai University, 2019 (W. Zi)
• Currently: Ph.D. Student at University of Utah

Joshua L. Turnbull
• KCL Chemistry Alumni Overseas Summer Scholar with M.O.D. (2016)
• B.Sci. in Chemistry with Biomedicine, King’s College London, 2017
• Currently: Ph.D. Student at UC Berkeley (E. W. Miller)

Vincent A. van der Puyl
• TSRI SURF Intern and Undergrad Researcher with J.D. (2017–2018)
• B.S. in Chemistry, UCSD, 2018
• Currently: Ph.D. Student at Scripps Research (R. A. Shenvi)

Zichen (Forrest) Wang
• NKU College of Chemistry International Research Scholar with Z.L. (2016–2017)
• B.S. in Chemistry, Nankai University, 2017 (S.-F. Zhu)
• Currently: Ph.D. Student at SIOC (Z. Huang)

Zhongqian Wu
• Tsinghua University (L. Jiao)
• Major: Chemistry

Yiyang (Elaine) Xiao
• NKU College of Chemistry International Research Scholar with D.-W.G. (2017–2018)
• B.S. in Chemistry, Nankai University, 2018 (P. Tang)
• Currently: Ph.D. Student at Peking University (J. Wang)

Pusu Yang
• NKU College of Chemistry International Research Scholar with M.L. (2017–2018)
• B.S. in Chemistry, Nankai University, 2018 (B.-T. Guan)
• Currently: Ph.D. Student at SIOC (S.-L. You)

Tian (May) Zeng
• Undergrad Researcher with Z.L. (2016–2018)
• B.S. in Chemistry, UCSD, 2018
• Currently: Ph.D. Student at Caltech (M. J. Robb)

FORMER HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Ella Bernard
• High School Researcher with T.C.J. (2018)
• Waring High School (Beverley, MA)
• Currently: 3rd Year High Schooler

Matt Demer
• San Diego High School
• Currently: UC Davis

Daizy M. De La Torre
• LSSI Intern with J.D. and A.L.C. (2016)
• Southwest High School High School, 2017
• Currently: Undergraduate Student at UC Berkeley

Forrest Graham
• LSSI Intern with J.A.G (2017)
• Valhalla High School, 2018
• Currently: Undergraduate Student at Caltech

Rohan Marsters
• Intern with R.M. (2018) and M.L. (2019)
• High Tech High International, 2019
• Currently: AmeriCorps

Nhi Nguyen
• LSSI Intern with R.M. (2018–2019)
• San Marcos High School, 2019
• Currently: Undergraduate Student at UC Berkeley

Jessica E. Xu
• High School Researcher with J.A.G. (2016)
• Maranatha Christian High School, 2017
• Currently: Undergraduate Student at MIT

Kane Xu
• Del Norte High School

KEARY’S FORMER MENTEES (BEFORE TSRI)

Shao-Xiong (Lennon) Luo
• Undergraduate Researcher with K.M.E. (Grubbs group, Caltech, 2014–2015)
• B.S. in Chemistry, Caltech, 2017
• Currently: Ph.D. Student at MIT (T. Swager)

Maximilian Koy
• DAAD RISE Fellow with K.M.E. (Grubbs group, Caltech, 2014)
• B.S. in Chemistry, University of Stuttgart, 2014
• M. S. in Chemistry, University of Stuttgart, 2016 (M. R. Buchmeiser)
• Currently: Ph.D. Student at WWU Münster (F. Glorius)

George W. Pidgeon
• Undergraduate Researcher with K.M.E. (Gouverneur group, Oxford, 2012–2013)
• M.Chem., Worchester College, University of Oxford
• Currently: Kilburn & Stode LLP

David W. Shia
• High School Intern with K.M.E. (Yu group, TSRI, 2009–2010)
• B.S. in Biology, UCLA, 2015 (M. E. Jung)
• Currently: M.D./Ph.D. (MSTP) Student at UCLA

Michael Dang
• High School Intern with K.M.E. (Yu group, TSRI, 2009–2010)
• B.S. in Computer Science, UCLA, 2015
• Currently: Airbnb