Group Alumni

Doctoral Students

NameYear of GraduationCurrent Position (December, 2021)
Dr. P.T. Ravi Rajagopalan1999 Director, InterMune Inc., CA
Dr. Yaoming Wei1999Director of Pharmacy, Saint Anthony Hospital, Chicago
Dr. Kirk Beebe2000Vice President, Discovery and Translational Science at GeneCentric Therapeutics, Inc.,
Dr. Gulnur Arabaci2001Associate Professor of Chemistry, Sakarya University, Turkey
Dr. Peng Wang2002Associate Scientific Director, Bristol Myers Squibb, New Jersey
Dr. Kiet T. Nguyen2005Chemist – OPQ at FDA, Maryland
Dr. Jinge (Grace) Zhu2005Asst. Scientist at Deltanoid Pharmaceuticals
Dr. Michael C. Sweeney 2005Urologist, Marietta
Dr. Junguk Park2005Director, BPS Bioscience, San Diego
Dr. Anne-Sophie Wavreille2006Lab Head/ Functional Lead at Novartis Pharma AG, Switzerland
Dr. Sang Hoon Joo2007Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy, Catholic University of Daegu, South Korea
Dr. Lige Ren2009Scientist, Hepalink Pharma, China
Dr. Amit Thakkar2009Senior Director, Business Development – North America at STA Pharmaceutical, a WuXi AppTec Company, Philadelphia
Dr. Yanyan Zhang2009Executive Director & Head of Downstream PD & Pilot Production, ChemPartner China
Dr. Tao Liu2011Professor/PI at Peking University, China
Dr. Xianwen Chen2011QC Scientist at Genentech
Dr. Pauline Tan2011Investigator I, H3 Biomedicine, Cambridge
Dr. Ryan Hard2013Project Scientist, University of California, San Diego
Dr. Nicholas G. Selner2013Clinical Lab Scientist, US Army
Dr. Thi Ba Trinh2014Advance Development Lead, Yale New Haven Hospital
Dr. Rinrada Luechapanichkul2014National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Thailand
Dr. Punit Upadhyaya2014Senior Principal Scientist at Bicycle Therapeutics, Massachusetts
Dr. Ziqing (Leo) Qian2014Co-Founder & Vice President Discovery Research, Entrada Therapeutics, Boston
Dr. Wenlong Lian2015Senior Scientist, Entrada Therapeutics, Boston
Dr. Hui Liao2018Associate Director, WuXi AppTec China
Dr. Jin Wen2018Analytical Development Scientist, Spark Therapeutics, Philadephia
Dr. Patrick Dougherty2019Scientist, Entrada Therapeutics, Boston
Dr. Curran Rhodes2019Postdoctoral Researcher in Dr. John Schneekloth’s Lab at NCI, Maryland
Dr. Kuangyu Chen2019
(Postdoc 2019-2020)
Clinical Scientist, Proctor & Gamble, Beijing
Dr. George Appiah Kubi2020Scientist I, Entrada Therapeutics
Dr. Marina Buyanova2021 Postdoctoral Researcher, Pei Lab
Dr. Heba Salim2021Postdoctoral Researcher, Eli Lilly, Indianapolis
Dr. Amritendu Koley2021

Postdoctoral Fellows

NamePhD InstitutionYears at OSUCurrent Position
Dr. Wen-lian WuShanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry1995-1996Senior Scientist, Merck Research Laboratories
Dr. Yun-Jin HuShanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry1997-1998Executive Director, Pharmaron, China
Dr. Xiao-Chuan GuoShanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry1998-1999
Dr. Tian YiShanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry1999-2000Lab Director at Alfa GlycoChem Inc., Ottawa
Dr. Hua FuTsinghua University2000-2002Professor, Tsinghua University, China
Dr. Xubo HuWuhan University2000-2003Chemical Abstracts Service, Columbus, OH
Dr. Iliarian DhimitrukaWayne State University2004-2005Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Dr. Diana ImhofFriedrich-Schiller University2004-2005Professor, University of Bonn, Germany
Dr. Yun LingBeijing Institute of Technology2004-2005Associate Professor, China Agricultural University
Dr. Chuanguang QinHuazhong Unversity of Science and Technology2004-2005Professor, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
Dr. Gang ShenEmory University2004-2005AstaTech, Inc. Princeton, NJ
Dr. Qing XiaoShanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry2005-2007, 2008-2012Staff Scientist, Chemical Abstract Service, Columbus, OH
Dr. Zhihong LiuWuhan University2006-2007Professor, Wuhan University, China
Dr. Bhaskar GopishettyIICT (Osmania University), Hyderabad, India2005-2008
Anne-Sophie WavreilleOhio State University2008Lab Head, Novartis, Switzerland
Dr. Juan ShenSingapore National University2008-2009Senior Manager, Bristol Myers Squibb, New Jersey
Dr. Zhibin SongWuhan University2009-2010Associate Professor, Jiangxi Normal University, China
Dr. Xianghong WuAuburn University2009-2012Research Scientist, Pharmaforce Inc. Columbus, OH
Dr. Sihui LongUniversity of Kentucky2013-2014Vice Dean at Wuhan Institute of Technology, China
Dr. Chao HongFudan University2019-2021Associate Professor, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China

Visiting Research Scholars

NamePhD InstitutionYears at OSUCurrent Position
Dr. Jian Song2016-2017Guangdong Pharmaceutical University
Dr. Xiaoyan Pan2017-2018 School of Medicine, Xi’an Jiaotong University
Dr. Rui YangWuhan University2018-2019Associate Professor, Kunming University of Science and Technology, China

Masters of Science

NameYear Of GraduationCurrent Position (February, 2019)
Kristi M. Huntington1999
Jinu Shin1999
Ying Zhou2001
Sumant Srivathsan2002
Renpeng Liu2005
Anthony Simpson2005
Jen-Chieh Wu2006
Joo Hyun Ha2007
Jing Zhang2007
Mathieu Garaud2008
Justin McMullen2009
Tiffany Meyer2011
Andrew Kunys2013
Bisheng Jiang2015QA Manager, Pacific Rim LLC, Texas
Yujing Zhai2015
Luke McCroskey2015Instructor of Upper School Chemistry, Christ Presbyterian University, Tennessee
Jahan K. Cooper2018

Undergraduates

Beth Besecker (REU student from University of Toledo)

Marc Lavender (The Ohio State University)

Jena Khera (REU student)

Jagruti Shah (The Ohio State University)

Stephanie Grimme (REU student)

Mary Porter (REU student)

David Martin (The Ohio State University)

Sam Durrani (The Ohio State University)

Douglas Pepple (REU student)

Wasseem Abugosh (REU student from New Jersey Institute of Technology)

Cheng Wu (The Ohio State University)

Yifan Wang (The Ohio State University)

Mirna Zakhary (The Ohio State University)

Nurlaila Asyura Abdul Habir (OSU Chemistry)

Sara Clippinger (The Ohio State University)

Brenna Collins (The Ohio State University)

Hannagh Smith (The Ohio State University)

Kaitlin M. Connor (The Ohio State University)

Daniel Goodman (The Ohio State University)

Yaqi Zhang (The Ohio State University)

Inhwa Park (The Ohio State University)

Davis Ballard (The Ohio State University)

Vincent D. Cianciola (The Ohio State University)