Dr. Elizabeth (Betsy) Parkinson

Assistant Professor

Curriculum vitae

2015-2018, NIH Postdoctoral fellow with Prof. William Metcalf, Microbiology, UIUC

2010-2015, Ph.D. with Prof. Paul Hergenrother, Chemistry, UIUC

2006-2010, B.S., Chemistry, Rhodes College

2007-2010, Research with Dr. Philip Potter (St. Jude Children's Hospital)


Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr. Crissi Martinez-Brokaw

B.S. in Chemistry

UNC - Charlotte

Ph.D. in Chemistry

NC State University

Postdoctoral Researcher

July 2020 - present


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Dr. César Aguilar

B.S. in Biology

M.S. in Biochemistry

Ph.D. in Biochemistry

Biotechnology Institute, UNAM

Postdoctoral Researcher in Evolution of Metabolic Diversity  with Dr. Francisco (Paco) Barona-Gomez 

National Laboratory of Genomics for Biodiversity (Langebio)

Postdoctoral Researcher at Purdue

May 2021 - present


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Graduate Students

Class of 2018


Amir Alwali

B.S. in Physics and Biochemistry

Susquehanna University

Graduate Student in Chemistry

Biochemistry focus

November 2018 - present


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Ramya Modi

B.S. in Biological Engineering and Biochemistry

Purdue University

Graduate Student in PULSE

Molecular Signaling and Cancer Biology Training Group

May 2019 - present

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Class of 2019

Bobby Tenuto

B.S. in Chemistry

Minor in Economics

Rowan University

Graduate Student in Chemistry

Organic focus

November 2019 - present


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Samantha Nelson

B.S. in Chemistry

Minor in Mathematics

McPherson College

Graduate Student in MCMP

December 2019 - present


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Lauren Wilbanks

B.S. in Anthropology

M.S. in Microbiology

University of Florida

Graduate Student in PULSe

May 2020 - present


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Hani Lakkis

B.S. in Chemistry

University of California, Los Angeles

Graduate Student in Chemistry

Organic focus

July 2021 - present


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Class of 2020

Zachary Budimir

B.S. in Chemistry

Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi

Graduate Student in Chemistry

November 2020 - present


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Undergraduate Students

Ian Woolsey

Undergraduate in Chemistry

Purdue University

August 2018 - present


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Braden Baker

Undergraduate in Health Sciences

Purdue University

August 2020 - present


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Grace Buechel

Undergraduate in Psychology

Purdue University

August 2020 - present


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Sarah Thormann

Undergraduate in BME

Purdue University

August 2020 - present


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Diane Santos

Undergraduate in Chemistry

Purdue University

August 2020 - present


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