Meet the Team
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Zamira Harris-Ryden (Junior)
Hometown: Seabrook, Texas, USA
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.
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.
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Favorite Molecule: cis-1,4-polyisoprene
Brief Bio: Woof.
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.
Hometown: San Diego, California, USA
Favorite Molecule: dihydrogen monoxide
Brief Bio: Woof.