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The Grayson Group Alumni

Post Doctoral Associates

Dr. Esteban Duran
Post-doc at the University of Talca, Chile

Dr. Muhammed Ejaz
From Lahore, Pakistan
B.S. Government College University, Lahore, Pakistan, 1987
M. Eng. Polymer Chemistry, Kyoto University, 1998
Ph.D. Polymer Chemistry, Kyoto University, 2001

Dr. S. Gupta Sreerama
From Banaganapalli, India
B.S. Sri Krishnadevaraya University, India 1996
M.S. Sri Krishnadevaraya University India 1999
Ph.D. University of Huderabad, India 2005
Present Position: Reference Standards Scientist, US Pharmacopeial Convention

Doctoral Students

Molly Payne, Ph.D. 2019
From Kingsport, TN
B.S. Chemistry and Biological Science, University of TN Knoxville, 2014
Present position: Project Manager of BARDA DRIVe project at NOBIC

Farihah Haque, Ph.D. 2019
From Lake Charles, LA
B.S. Chemistry, Loyola University New Orleans, 2013
Present position: Post-Doc with Marc Hillmyer at University of Minnesota

Karolina Kosakowska, Ph.D. 2018
From Stamford, CT
B.S. Chemistry, Smith College, 2011
Present position: Development Scientist at Casebia Therapeutics

Ravinder Elupula, Ph.D. 2016
From Hydrabad, India
B.S. Chemistry, Osmania University, India, 2005
M.S. Organic Chemistry, Osmania University, India 2007
Present position: Development Analytical Scientist at Corning Inc., Elmira, NY

Brittany Myers Casey, Ph.D. 2015
From Dallas, TX
Baylor University, B.S. 2010
Present Position: Forensic Chemistry Technical Manager, Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences

Boyu Zhang, Ph.D. 2015
From Lu'an, China
B.S. Polymer Chemistry, Heifei University of Technology, China, 2006
M.S. Polymer Chemistry, Univ. of Science & Technology, Hefei, China 2010
Present position: Research Scientist, Brewer Science, Rolla, MO

Boyd Laurent, Ph.D. 2011
From Vacherie, LA
B.S. Louisiana State University, 2005
Present position: Research Scientist at Nalco, Sugarland, TX

Yejia Li, Ph.D. 2011
From Shantou, China
B.S. Peking University Health Science Center, China, 2004
Present position: Research Scientist at Arkema, King of Prussia, PA

Marco Giles, Ph.D. 2011
From Camden, AR
B.S. University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff, AR, 2003
Present position: Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Prairie View A&M University

Jessica Hoskins, Ph.D. 2011
From Charleston, WV
B.S. Grove City College, WV, 2006
Present position: Research Chemist at Stepan Company

Mallory Cortez, Ph.D. 2011
From Vacherie, LA
B.S. Nicholls State University, LA, 2006
Present position: Assistant Professor at Nicholls State University

Dawanee (Eugene) Poree, Ph.D 2010
From New Orleans, LA
B.S. Nicholls State University 2004
Present position: Polymer Chemistry Program Manager, U.S. Army Research Office

Masters Students

Jennifer Marple, M.S. 2016
From Breckenridge, MN
B.S. Chemistry, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John University, 2013
Yi Wang, M.S. 2014
B.S. Chemistry, 2008
Present position: Research Associate, Wellspring Biosciences, La Jolla, CA

Undergraduate Members

Izzat Shbeeb
From Alexandra, LA
B.S. Tulane University, Cell and Molecular Biology 2018

Briana Santo
B.S. Tulane University, Biological Chemistry 2018
Present Position: Pursuing MD, PhD at University of Buffalo, NY

Amelia Bergeson
From Pierre, SD
B.S. Tulane University, Chemical Engineering 2018
Present Position: Field Engineer at Schlumberger

Dylan Wolff
B.A. Tulane University, Classical Studies (Minor in Chemistry) 2015
Present Position: Pursuing an M.D. at Tulane University

Amy Milman
From Austin, Texas
B.S. Tulane University, Chemistry 2015
Present Position: Research Associate at UT Health San Antonio, TX

Matt Kiok
From Monroe, LA
B.S. Tulane University, B.S. Chemistry 2014
Present position: Medical Student at LSU Medical School

Joanna Lapucha
From Lafayette, LA
B.S. Tulane University, Chemistry and B.A. French 2014
Present position: Engineer at Schlumberger

Kaitlin Willham
From Tacoma, WA
B.S. Tulane University, LA 2007
Present position: MD from University of Chicago

Jeremy Eberle
From Dallas, TX
B.S. Tulane University, LA 2008
Present position: Project Coordinator, University of Washington

Roy Emanuel
From Houston, TX
B.S. University of Houston, TX 2008
Present position: MD from Washington University

Swati Jain
From Lake Charles, LA
B.S. Tulane University, LA 2009
Present position:  PharmD from University of Tennessee Health and Sciences Center

Gesine Veits
From Herten, Germany via Florence, SC
B.S. Tulane University, LA 2009
Ph.D. Chemistry, UC Santa Barbara 2014 (Javier Read de Alaniz)
Present position: Research Scientist II at C4 Therapeutics, Cambridge, MA

Brian Cafferty
From Fairhope, AL
B.S. Tulane University, LA 2009
Ph.D. in Chemistry, Georgia Tech (Nicholas Hud)
Present Position: Post-Doc at Harvard University (George Whitesides)

Gabriela Galdamez
From El Salvador, via Beaufort, SC
B.S. Clemson University, SC 2009

Lin Bai
From China, via Columbia, MO
B.S. Tulane University, LA 2010
Present position: Engineer at L'Oreal

Owen Williams
From Las Vegas, JYA Ireland
B.S. Tulane University, LA 2010
Ph.D. UT Austin, 2016
Present position: Consultant at Boston Consulting Group, Dallas, TX

Alegra Grienb
From New Orleans, LA
B.S. Chemistry and Art Studio, Tulane University, LA 2012
Present position: Medical student at Tulane Medical School

Beau Pritchett
From Sterling, VA
B.S. in Chemistry and B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering, Tulane, LA 2012
Ph.D. Caltech, 2017
Present Position:  Research Scientist I at Gilead Sciences, Foster City, CA

Monica Schwartz
From Salt Lake City, Utah
B.S. in Biochemistry, Tulane University, LA 2012
Present position: Medical student at University of Utah School of Medicine

Kasey Hamilton
From Long Island, New York
B.S. in Chemistry and History of Art, Tulane University, LA 2013
Present position: Conservator at American Museum of Natural History