Gaillard Group Members

Postdoctoral Fellows | Graduate Students | Undergraduate Students

Postdoctoral Fellows

Name Years Current Position
Robert Heckathorn 2000–2001 Staff Scientist, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Hartford, Conn.
Lucia B. Avalle 2002–2004 Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Cordoba, Cordoba, Argentina
Laura Murdaugh 2010–2011 Assistant Professor, Kishwaukee College

Graduate Students

Name Years Degree Current Position
Lisa A. Ervin 1997–2002 Ph.D. Staff Scientist, Analytical Chemistry Division, National Institutes of Standards and Technology, Charleston, S.C.
Willa S. Harper 1997–2002 Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Physical Sciences, Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, Ill.
Lanea Keller 2003 M.S. Internship, Rush University Medical School (fall08/spring09); Residency in Radiation Oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pa. (beginning summer09)
Zhen Wang 2002–2005 Ph.D. Research Instructor, Mass Spectrometry Research Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.
Aneta Szczurowski 2004–2005 M.S. Staff Analytical Chemist, Global Pharmaceutical Operations Division, Manufacturing Science and Technology, Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, Ill.
Lilia Rousseva 2004–2005 M.S. (Joint student with V. Ryzhov); Associate Analytical Chemist, Global Pharmaceutical Research and Development, Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, Ill.
Tom Liggett 2004–2007 Ph.D. (Joint student with J.L.A. Mitchell); Postdoctoral Fellowship, Rush University Medical School, Chicago, Ill.
Hao Guo 2003–2008 Ph.D. Director, Protein Engineering Department, Syncore Labs, Shanghai, China
Surender Mandel 2006–2008 M.S. Research Scientist, Invagen, Inc., Hauppauge, N.Y.
Kyung‐Shin Suh 2005–2008 M.S. Associate Scientist, Pharmaceutical Product Development, Madison, Wis.
Laura Murdaugh 2005–2010 Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Kishwaukee College
Hua Fei 2007–2009 M.S. Graduated in May 2009, Northern Illinois University
Mai Thao 2010–present Ph.D.
Dionne Griffin 2010–present Ph.D.
Devi Kalyan Karumanchi 2011–present Ph.D.
Gopala Kalapala 2011–present Ph.D.

Undergraduate Students

Name Years Current Position
Gary White 1996–1997 M.S. Mechanical Engineering
Stephen LeMaster 1997–1998 PharmD and MPH, University of Minnesota. Now Pharmacist and Sr. Clinical Toxicologist, SafetyCall International; and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota
Laura Ragauskaite 1997–2000 Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Rebecca (Talesky) Pucher 1998–1999 Senior Supply Chain Planner, Behr Process Corp.
Jeff Halverson 1998–1999 Doctor of Optometry (OD)
Robert Rushing 1999 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Derek Doorneweerd 1999 Ph.D. from Purdue University (West Lafayette) in 2007; Senior Scientist, Haemonetics Corporation (Arryx Division in Chicago)
Jennifer Jeskey 1999–2000 Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Mary Boggs 2000
Richard Shakespeare 2000 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Christina Koukol 2000
Zephen Specht 2001
Alfredo Ignacio 2001
Kyle Graham 2001–2003 High School Teacher, Chicago Public Schools
Beth Reiter 2001
Alicia Gonzalez 2001 High School Teacher, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)
Lanea Keller 2002 Doctor of Medicine (MD)
John Norton 2002 Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 2007; Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California, San Diego
Izabella Pabian 2003 Clinical Pharmacist, Prior Authorization Department, SXC Health Solutions Inc., Lisle, Ill.
Danial Krall 2003 Doctor of Optometry (OD)
Rasa Maksimaviciute 2003 Doctor of Optometry (OD)
Eyad Aldaars 2003 Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Rebecca Bennick 2004–2005
Daniel Novak 2006
Greg Perien 2006 M.S. Candidate, Northern Illinois University
Kevin Holmin 2006 Applied to Graduate Program in Chemistry
Noha Sief 2007 Chicago School of Optometry
Ron Hausner 2007 Midwestern University College of Pharmacy
Jacqueline Cliff 2007
Sandeep Nair 2007
Rima Patel 2008–2009 Applied to Program in Clinical Laboratory Technology
Jessica Marston 2008–2009 Applied to Medical School
Amanda Conway 2008–2009 Plans to Apply to Rush University, College of Nursing
Dharti Joshi 2008–2009 Plans to Apply to Optometry School
Brian Zettergren 2008–2009 Plans to Apply to Optometry School
Meka Francis 2009–2010
Chris Nesmith 2009
Emily Sorenson 2009–2010 Accepted to the Illinois College of Optometry
Krysta D'Amico 2010
Jeff Johnson 2010
Anneliese Amaya Fall 2010
Caitlin Morton Fall 2010
Kevin Kanhirun 2011–2012
Hannah Matzke 2011–2012
Alfonso Gomez 2011–present
Mischelle Nelson 2011–2012
Daniel Perez 2012
Jesus Arriola 2012

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