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Meet the Team

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Postdoctoral Fellows

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Muhammad Waqas Ishaq, Ph.D.

Hometown: Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

Undergraduate Education: Punjab University, Pakistan

Master Education: University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan

Graduate Education: University of Science and Technology of China, China

Favorite Molecule: Glucose

Brief Bio: In my free time I enjoy cricket and badminton, playing or watching. I enjoy spending time with my friends, cooking, outing, and movies.

email: mwaqasmayo[at]utexas[dot]edu

Graduate Students

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Hannah Campbell (1st year)

Hometown: Colora, Maryland, USA

Undergraduate Education: Notre Dame of Maryland University

Favorite Molecule: Caffeine

Brief Bio: When I'm not in the lab, I enjoy spending time with friends, hitting up taco trucks, and drinking coffee.

email: hcampbell[at]utexas[dot]edu

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Sungjin Jeon (1st year)

Hometown: Daegu, South Korea

Undergraduate Education: Kyunghee University

Masters Education: Kyunghee University

Favorite Molecule: BODIPY

Brief Bio: In my free time, I'm a very outgoing person who enjoys jogging and watching movies at the theater.

email: jacky8202[at]utexas[dot]edu

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Tyler Odom (1st year)

Hometown: Springfield, Missouri, USA

Undergraduate Education: Missouri State University

Favorite Molecule: Carborane acid

Brief Bio: In my free time I enjoy reading, playing guitar, and cooking. I also love camping and hiking on the weekends.

email: tlo515[at]utexas[dot]edu

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Cole Williams (1st year)

Hometown: Irvine, California, USA

Undergraduate Education: Trinity University

Favorite Molecule: Sucrose

Brief Bio: I'm an organic chemistry graduate student who loves Formula 1 and also enjoys playing sand volleyball and ultimate frisbee. I have a young kitten, Clover, that I love to hang out with and always keeps me on my toes.

email: c.williams3[at]utexas[dot]edu

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Chandler Wells (1st year)

Hometown: Stephenville, Texas, USA

Undergraduate Education: Texas State University

Favorite Molecule: Cubane

Brief Bio: I'm a first-year graduate student interested in glycopolymer applications in medicinal chemistry. In my free time, I enjoy playing ultimate frisbee and disc golf, and playing with my black cat, Lucifer.

email: ckw786[at]utexas[dot]edu

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Serena Joseph (1st year)

Hometown: London, England, UK

Undergraduate Education: Juniata College, PA, USA

Masters Educations: Imperial College London

Favorite Molecule: Too many to choose from!

Brief Bio: I love reading, swimming, hanging out with friends, and of course, being in the lab!

email: sjoseph21[at]utexas[dot]edu

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Join us!

Undergraduate Students

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Zamira Harris-Ryden (Junior)

Hometown: Seabrook, Texas, USA

Bachelors: Chemistry

Favorite Molecule: Acetic acid

Brief Bio: I am a third-year chemistry undergraduate and am interested in organic synthesis. In my free time I like running, sailing, and being outdoors.

email: zharrisryden[at]utexas[dot]edu

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Jeff Kue (Senior)

Hometown: Missouri City, Texas, USA

Bachelors: Biochemistry BSA with a minor in Kinesiology

Favorite Molecule: Lactose

Brief Bio: I am a senior at UT, and I am a huge fan of carbohydrates (both to synthesize and to eat)! Outside of the lab, you can likely find me climbing rocks or taking a swim.

email: jefftkue[at]gmail[dot]com

Support Staff

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Kana

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Favorite Molecule: cis-1,4-polyisoprene

Brief Bio: Woof.

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Carson Chruscicki (Senior)

Hometown: Boonville, New York, USA

Bachelors: Spanish with a pre-health professions certificate & Spanish for medical professionals certificate

Favorite Molecule: Cinnamaldehyde

Brief Bio: I am a senior at UT preparing to apply to medical school. When I am not in the lab I compete for the US Women's National Kayak Polo team (water polo, but in a boat!). My favorite mornings are spent drinking coffee and taking care of my plants.

email: cchruscicki[at]utexas[dot]edu

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Oso

Hometown: San Diego, California, USA

Favorite Molecule: dihydrogen monoxide

Brief Bio: Woof.