The Team

Principal Investigator:

C. Rose Kennedy, PhD [she/her]
Assistant Professor of Chemistry (2020–present)
University of Rochester
email: c.r.kennedy@rochester.edu
Full CV

Graduate Students:

Medina Afandiyeva [she/her]
Graduate Student (G4)
2023 Hooker Fellow
2022 Lattimore Fellow
2021 Sherman Clarke Fellow
B.S. in Chemistry, 2019
University of Toronto (Canada)

Kaycie Malyk [she/her]
Graduate Student (G4)
B.S. in Chemistry, 2020
SUNY Fredonia (US)

Daniel Akuamoah [he/him]
Graduate Student (G3)
2022 Sherman Clarke Fellow
B.S. in Chemistry, 2020
KNUST (Ghana)

Hailemariam Mitiku [he/him]
Graduate Student (G3)
B.S. in Biochemistry, 2019
Bradley University (US)

Vivek G. Pillai [he/him]
Graduate Student (G3)
2023 Lattimore Fellow
2022 Sherman Clarke Fellow
BS/MS in Chemistry, 2021
IISER Thiruvananthapuram (India)

Dhriti Maity [she/her]
Graduate Student (G1)
BS/MS in Chemistry, 2023
IISER Mohali (India)

Manana Tsiskarishvili [she/her]
Graduate Student (G1)
BS in Chemistry, 2023
San Diego State University – Georgia 

Undegraduate Students:

Xijue (Jade) Wu [she/her]
Undergraduate Student Researcher
UR Discover Grant Awardee (2022)
DAAD RISE Awardee (2023)
University of Rochester
Class of 2023, Take-5 Scholar 2024

Rebecca Reagan [she/her]
Undergraduate Student Researcher
UR Discover Grant Awardee (2023)
University of Rochester
Class of 2025

Abe Ellenbogen [he/him]
Undergraduate Student Researcher
University of Rochester
Class of 2025

Matthew Gleason [he/him]
Undergraduate Student Researcher
University of Rochester
Class of 2026

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