Members

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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)

email: eparkins@purdue.edu

Postdoctoral Researchers

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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

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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

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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

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Zachary Budimir

B.S. in Chemistry

Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi

Graduate Student in Chemistry

November 2020 - present

 

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Haylie Hennigan

B.S. in Biochemistry

Minor in Spanish

Rowan University

Graduate Student in Chemistry

September 2021 - present

 

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Class of 2021

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Namuunaa Otgontseren, 

B.S. in Chemistry

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Graduate Student in Chemistry

November 2021 - present

 

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Alyssa Eggly

B.S. in Biochemistry

Rowan University

Graduate Student in Chemistry

November 2021 - present

 

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Noah Moriarty

B.S. in Biochemistry

Minor in Mathematics

Valparaiso University

Graduate Student in Chemistry

November 2021 - present

 

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Undergraduate Students

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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Nikhil Sadavarte

Undergraduate in Chemistry

Purdue University

August 2021 - present

 

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Audrey Birch

Undergraduate in Biomedical Health Sciences

Purdue University

January 2022 - present

 

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Gracie Sanders

Undergraduate in Microbiology

Purdue University

January 2022 - present

 

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Caroline Zu

Undergraduate in Chemistry

Purdue University

January 2022 - present

 

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Aditi Lohar

Undergraduate in Biology

Purdue University

January 2022 - present

 

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