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Rudi Fasan

(he/him/his)

Professor of Chemistry

  • Andrew S. Kende Endowed Chair of Synthetic Organic Chemistry (2019-current), University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Professor of Chemistry (2018-current), University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Professor of Oncology (2018-current), Wilmot Cancer Center, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
  • Associate Professor of Chemistry (2014-2018), University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry (2008-2014), University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • SNSF Postdoctoral Fellow (2005-2008), California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
  • Ph.D. in Bioorganic Chemistry (2001-2005), University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • B.S. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry (1999), University of Padua, Italy
  • Research
  • Publications
  • CHEM 262 Biological Chemistry
  • CHEM 393 Senior Research Project
  • CHEM 395 Independent Research
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Dr. Francesca Vitali

(she/her/hers)

Lab Manager (Jul 2009 - present)

  • Postdoctoral Fellow (2005-2009), ETHZ (Zurich, Switzerland); University of California (Irvine, CA); UR Medical Center (Rochester NY); UofR (Rochester, NY)
  • Ph.D. 2005, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  • B.S. 1999 (Chemistry), "La Sapienza" University, Rome, Italy
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Dr. Satyajit Roy

Postdoctoral fellow (July 2021 - present)

  • Ph.D. 2021, Centre of Bio-Medical Research (CBMR, Lucknow), India
  • M.Sc. 2015, University of Kalyani, India
  • Research: Biocatalytic carbene & nitrene transfer reactions
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Ronald Adukure

Graduate Student

  • B.S. 2020 (Biochemistry & Biotechnology), East Stroudsburg  University, East Stroudsburg, PA
  • Graduate class of 2020
  • Research: Biocatalytic carbene transfer reactions
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John Bennett

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Graduate Student

  • B.A. 2016 (Chemistry, Mathematics), Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
  • Graduate class of 2019, MSTP class of 2017
  • Research: C-H functionalization
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Andrew Bortz

Graduate Student

  • B.S. 2017 (Chemistry), SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY
  • Graduate class of 2017
  • Research: C-H functionalization
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Bo Couture

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Graduate Student

  • B.S. 2021 (Chemistry), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
  • Graduate class of 2021
  • Research: Biocatalytic Carbene Transfer Reactions
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Thakshila (Tashi) Dayananda

Graduate Student

  • B.S. 2020 (Chemistry), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • Graduate class of 2021
  • Research: Biocatalytic carbene transfer reactions
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Yu Gu

Graduate Student

  • B.S. 2017 (Pharmaceutical Science), Tianjin University, Tianjin, China
  • Graduate class of 2017
  • Research: Peptide macrocycles
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Michelle Hendricks

(she/her/hers)

Graduate Student

  • B.S. 2021 (Biochemistry), Lafayette College, Easton, PA
  • Graduate class of 2021
  • Research: Peptide macrocycles
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Nawal Zahra Jafari

(she/her/hers)

Graduate Student

  • B.S. 2021 (Chemistry), Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore, PK
  • Graduate class of 2021
  • Research: Biocatalytic carbene and nitrene transfer reactions
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Ritty Mohan

(she/her/hers)

Graduate Student

  • M.S. 2020 (Chemistry), Loyola College, Chennai, India
  • Graduate class of 2021
  • Research: Peptide macrocycles
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Robert Potenzino

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Graduate Student

  • B.S. 2018 (Chemistry), St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY
  • Graduate class of 2018
  • Research: Late-stage C-H functionalization
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Abhijith Saseendran Anit

(he/him/his)

Graduate Student

  • M.S. 2017 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune, India
  • Graduate class of 2019
  • Research: Peptide macrocycles
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Mary Siriboe

Graduate Student

  • B.S. 2020 (Chemistry), Suffolk University,Boston, MA
  • Graduate class of 2020
  • Research: Biocatalytic carbene transfer reactions
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Juan Villada Morales

Graduate Student

  • B.S. 2016 (Chemistry and Pharmacy) Universidad Icesi, Cali
  • M.S. 2018 (chemistry) Universidad del Valle, Cali
  • Graduate class of 2021
  • Research: Biocatalytic carbene transfer reactions
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Derek Chien

(he/him/his)

Undergraduate Student

  • Class of 2025, (BA Bioethics/Chemistry) University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Independent Research (August 2021 - present)
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Lalita Dahal

Undergraduate Student

  • Class of 2024, (B.S. Biology) University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Independent Research (August 2022 - present)
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Ellen Irving

(she/her/hers)

Undergraduate Student

  • Class of 2023, (B.S.Biochemistry, B. A. Chemistry) University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Independent Research (February 2021- present)
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Emma Yeung

(she/her/hers)

Undergraduate Student

  • Class of 2024, (BS Biochemistry) University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Independent Research (February 2021 - present)
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Ruilin Zhang

(he/him/his)

Undergraduate Student

  • Class of 2024, B.S. Chemistry, B.S. Mathematics) University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Independent Research (Feb 2022 - Present)
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