The Team

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Administrative Staff

Carrie Gabaldon, Administrative Assistant
• carrieg(at)scripps.edu

Postdoctoral Fellows

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De-Wei Gao, PD2
• dwgao(at)scripps.edu
• Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, 2016, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry  (S.-L. You)
• B.Sc. in Chemistry, 2011, Northeast Forestry University (J. Peng)IMG_6526 (1)
Malkanthi K. Karunananda
, PD1
• Ph.D. in Chemistry, 2017, University of Illinois, Chicago  (N.P. Mankad)
• B.Sc. in Chemistry, 2010, University of Kelaniya

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Jose M. Medina, PD1
• jmedina(at)scripps.edu
• Ph.D. in Chemistry, 2017, UCLA (N.K. Garg)
• B.S. in Chemistry, 2011, CSU Channel Islands (P. D. Hampton)

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Yang Gao
, PD1
• Ph.D. in Chemistry, 2018, Rutgers (A.S. Goldman)
• B.S. in Chemistry, 2012, Nanjing University (J. Zhu)


GRADUATE STUDENTS

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Joseph Derosa
, G4
• jderosa(at)scripps.edu
• NSF Graduate Research Fellow
• B.S. in Biochemistry, 2015, The City College of New York (M. R. Biscoe)IMG_1132
John A. Gurak, G4
• jgurak(at)scripps.edu
• NSF Graduate Research Fellow
• B.S. in Biochemistry, 2015, UT Arlington (F. W. Foss)

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Tanner Jankins, G2
• jankinst(at)scripps.edu
• B.S. in Chemistry, 2017, Northeastern University (J. Ichikawa; J. Khusnutdinova)

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Mingyu Liu, G3
• mingyu(at)scripps.edu
• B.S. in Chemistry, 2016, Nankai University (B.-T. Guan; Z. Hou)

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Zhen Liu, G4
• zhenliu(at)scripps.edu
• B.S. in Chemistry, 2015, Peking University (J. Wang)

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Rei Matsuura, G3
• matsuura(at)scripps.edu
• Honjo Fellow
• B.S. in Chemistry, 2016, Princeton University (R. R. Knowles)

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Andrew Romine, G3
• aromine(at)scripps.edu
• NSF Graduate Research Fellow
• B.S. in Chemistry, 2016, Caltech (R. H. Grubbs; V. V. Grushin)

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Van Tran, G3
• tranvan(at)scripps.edu
• B.S. in Chemistry, 2016, UPenn (M. C. Kozlowski)

VISITING GRADUATE STUDENTS

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Xin Wang, G4
• CSC Scholar
• Nankai Medical School (R. Xiang)
• M.S. Pharmacology and Toxicology, Academy of Military Medical Sciences
• B.S. in Chemistry, Heilongjiang University

 

UNDERGRADUATES

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Omar Apolinar, UG4
• TSRI SURF Intern
• apoli003(at)cougars.csusm.edu
• CSU San Marcos (R. G. Iafe)
• Major: Chemistry

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Tim Gallagher, UG4
• tgallagher19(at)students.claremontmckenna.edu
• Claremont Mckenna College (Wenzel, A.)
• Major: Chemistry

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Ryan Helsel, UG3
• rhelsel(at)ucsd.edu
• UCSD
• Major: Molecular Synthesis
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Tian-Zhang Qiao, UG3
• NKU Summer Project Scholar
• Nankai University (S.-F. Zhou)
• Major: Chemistry
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Ziyang Qin, UG3
• USTC Summer Exchange Scholar
• USTC (X. Wang)
• Major: Chemistry

High School Intern

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Nhi Nguyen, HS4
• LSSI Intern
• San Marcos High School

 

GROUP MASCOT

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Hermione, 3rd Year Puppy

GROUP ALUMNI

Though we are a young group, Keary has extensive experience mentoring younger students and takes immense pride in their accomplishments inside and outside of the laboratory. Students who have worked with Keary in the past have gone on to successful career paths in a range of different disciplines.

Former Postdocs

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

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

Former Undergrads and Visiting Students

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)

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

Huiqi Ni
• USTC Summer Exchange Scholar with Z.L. (2017)
• Currently: 3rd Year Undergraduate at USTC (X. Wang)

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)

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 (D. K. Nomura)

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 The Scripps Research Institute (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. Zhou)
• Currently: Ph.D. Student at SIOC (Z. Huang)

Yiyang (Elaine) Xiao
• NKU College of Chemistry International Research Scholar with D.-W. Gao (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

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

Former High School Students

Rohan Marsters
• High School Researcher with R.M. (2018)
• High Tech High International, 2019
• Currently: Third Year High Schooler

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

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

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


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