Research Group Alumni

I am grateful for the many postdoctoral fellows, PhD students, undergraduate researchers and others who have been a part of the Doerksen Research Group. They are listed here (more info will be added later). Thanks and best wishes to all of them!

Alumni:

PhD students:

Dr. Pankaj Pandey

Dr. Pankaj Pandey (8/2010-12/2015); currently a postdoctoral fellow with me.

Manal Nael, Ph.D. student (1/2012-present)

Dr. Manal A. Nael (1/2012-5/2016); currently an assistant professor at Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt.

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Dr. Shuneize E. Slater (12/2011-8/2015); currently an Instructor at Rock Valley College, Rockford, IL (News Story about her appointment)

Dr. Khaled M. Elokely (1/2009-11/2013); currently an assistant professor at Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt.
Dr. Gang Fu (7/2007-5/2012); currently a Staff Scientist at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), Rockville, Maryland.
Dr. Pankaj Daga (8/2005–5/2010); currently a Staff Scientist at Simulations Plus, Inc., Lancaster, CA.
Dr. Prasanna Sivaprakasam (12/2004–4/2009); Research Investigator II within the Computer-Aided Drug Design group at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Wallingford, CT.
Mohammed Baradwan (9/2009-8/2010) (left the program to assist family). Now a PhD student at Northeastern U.

Postdoctoral fellows:

Dr. Kuldeep K. Roy (6/2013-4/2016); Assistant Professor, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Jadavpur, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Prof. Mukesh Yadav

Prof. Mukesh Yadav (7-10/2016); Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Softvision College, Indore, India

Dr. Haining Liu (3/2009-8/2012); Staff Scientist, Department of Chemistry, University of Notre Dame, West Bend, IN
Dr. Ronal Patel (7/2008–6/2010)
Dr. Aihua Xie (1/2005–1/2009)
Dr. Jinsong Duan (11/2005–4/2007)
Dr. Srinivas Odde (3/2006–6/2007)

Visiting graduate students:

Ming-Yi Cheng [MS student, National Pingtung University of Science & Technology] Visiting Scholar at U. Mississippi (1/2016-Present)

Ming-Yi Cheng [MS student, National Pingtung University of Science & Technology] Visiting Scholar at U. Mississippi (1/2016-5/2016)

Professional pharmacy students:

Emily Lewis, Pharm.D. Student, Photo

Emily Lewis, Pharm.D. Student (6-8/2016)

Nick Walker, Pharm.D. Student, Photo

Nick Walker, Pharm.D. Student (6-8/2016)

Veena Gadepalli, Pharm.D. student (6/2011-8/2011; 9/2012-Present)

Dr. Veena Gadepalli, undergraduate researcher and Pharm.D. student (6/2011-8/2011; 9/2012-6/2016)

Dion Kevin [undergraduate researcher and professional pharmacy student, U. Mississippi] (7/2009-5/2014)

Ronald Kim [professional pharmacy student, U. Mississippi] (1/2008-5/2008)

Undergraduate students:

Genevieve Halingten-Verville picture

Genevieve Halingten-Verville, undergraduate student (5-8/2017)

Kamesha Adams, rising junior at LeMoyne-Owen College, undergraduate student (May 2017-Present)

Kamesha Adams, rising junior at LeMoyne-Owen College, undergraduate student (5-8/2017)

Mukesh Ghimire, undergraduate student (5/2017-Present)

Mukesh Ghimire, undergraduate student (5-8/2017)

Rachel Kroeger, undergraduate student (5/2017-Present)

Rachel Kroeger, undergraduate student (5-8/2017)

Jennifer Gross, undergraduate student (6/2017-Present)

Jennifer Gross, undergraduate student (6-8/2017)

Zachary Cuny is currently a PhD student in the Department of Chemistry, University of Alabama Birmingham (after completing his BS in Chemistry at Mississippi State University in Spring 2017).

Zachary Cuny, NSF REU Student, Photo

Zachary Cuny, NSF REU Student

Ngoc Nguyen obtained in Bacholor of Science in Chemistry (Biochemistry Track) in Spring 2016 and enrolled in the PhD program in the Department of Chemistry, University of Utah, in Fall 2016.

Ngoc Nguyen [Senior, U. Mississippi] (6/2015-Present), NIH Predoctoral Fellow

Ngoc Nguyen [Senior, U. Mississippi] (6/2015-5/2016) NIH Predoctoral Fellow (6-7/2015)

Caleb Ezell, Senior, U. Mississippi] (5/2014-Present), NIH Predoctoral Fellow

Caleb Ezell, Senior, U. Mississippi] (5/2014-8/2015) NIH Predoctoral Fellow (5-7, 2014)

Ennia Ferreira joined the Doerksen research group as a rising senior student in Chemical Engineering at Western Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESO) in Guadalajara, Mexico (http://www.iteso.mx/), and summer research scholar in the Comexus (www.comexus.org.mx) Summer Research Internship program, part of the 100K Strong Americas (www.100kstrongamericas.org) program which seeks to help 100K students from the Americas have a research and educational experience in USA.

Ennia Ferreira Photo

Ennia Ferreira

Estefanía Aburto joined the Doerksen research group as a senior student in Pharmacobiological Chemistry at Universidad La Salle in Mexico City, Mexico (http://www.lasalle.mx/), and summer research scholar in the Comexus (www.comexus.org.mx) Summer Research Internship program, part of the 100K Strong Americas (www.100kstrongamericas.org) program which seeks to help 100K students from the Americas have a research and educational experience in USA.

Estefanía Aburto Photo

Estefanía Aburto

Valerie Huang joined the Doerksen research group as a rising sophomore at University of Southern California  (5/2015-8/2015). She was an NSF REU Student. In Fall 2016, she is a junior at USC.

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Valerie Huang

Cameron Lee joined the Doerksen research group as a rising sophomore at Samford University (5/2015-8/2015). She was an NSF REU Student. In Fall 2016, she is a first year professional pharmacy student in the School of Pharmacy at Samford University.

[Freshman, Samford U.] (5/2015-Present), NSF REU Student

Cameron Lee

Ashlee J. Colbert joined the Doerksen research group as a rising junior at Florida A&M University (5/2014-8/2014). She was an NSF REU student. In Fall 2016 she joined the PhD program in Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University.

Michael C. Santana [Sophomore, Universidad Metropolitana Recinto de Cupey, Sistema Universitario Ana G. Méndez, San Juan, Puerto Rico] (5/2014-8/2014), NSF REU student
Trent M. Todd [Junior, U. Mississippi] (5/2014-8/2014), NIH Predoctoral Fellow
Haneen M. Matalgah [Freshman, U. Mississippi] (6/2013-1/2014)
Austin W. Boler [Freshman, U. Mississippi] (6/2013-5/2014)
Madeline C. Ott [Freshman, U. Mississippi] (6/2013-8/2013)
Roya Gordji [Freshman, U. Mississippi] (6/2013-8/2013)
Lance Ezell [Junior, U. Mississippi] (6/2013-8/2013)
Laura Beth Jobe [Junior, Erskine College] (5/2013-7/2013), NSF REU student
Caleb Swain [Junior, Georgia Southern U.] (5/2013-7/2013), NSF REU student
LaVar Craine [Junior, Rust College] (6/2010-8/2010)
Atreyi Dasmahapatra [Senior, St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta, India] (6/2010-7/2010)
Justin Deloach [Junior, Rust College] (6/2009-7/2009)
Kitae Myoung [Junior, U. Mississippi] (5/2007-7/2009)
Sidney Govan [Sophomore, Rust College] (6/2008-8/2008)
David Borzik [Freshman, U. Mississippi] (5/2008-7/2008)
Karthik Maddhi [Junior, Vellore Inst. Tech.] (5/2008-8/2008)
Robin Finnamore [Senior, U. Mississippi] (1/2007-5/2007)
Steven Bie [Freshman, U. of Toronto] (5/2006-8/2006)
Perrer Tosso [Junior, Norfolk State U.] (6/2006-7/2006)
Shawna Clark [Junior, Tougaloo College] (6/2006-7/2006)

Instructors:
Charles T. Rich, Rust College (6/2008-8/2008; 6/2009-8/2009)