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G. Ekin Atilla Gokcumen (Ekin Atilla), J. Solo Associate Professor of Chemistry

  • B.S. Chemistry, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey (2003)
  • Ph.D. Chemistry University of Pennsylvania (2008) Advisor: Eric Meggers
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Harvard Medical School/Dana Farber Cancer Institute (2009-2013) Advisor: Ulrike Eggert

ekinatil@buffalo.edu

CURRENT MEMBERS

Laura Parisi (Chemistry Ph.D. candidate), joined November 2014

B.S Chemistry, Rochester Institute of Technology

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Research interests: My research focuses on studying the roles of lipids during necroptosis, a form of programmed necrotic cell death. I am currently investigating the roles very long chain fatty acids and ceramides, two classes of lipids which accumulate during necroptosis, using a variety of techniques including mass spectrometry, fluorescence imaging, gene editing/silencing and small molecule-based approaches.

Alec Millner (Graduate student in Medicinal Chemistry Ph.D program), joined November 2017

B.S. Chemistry and Applied Biological Sciences, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

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Research Interests: My research is focused on inducing cellular senescence through drug therapy and studying the changes in the lipidome. I am particularly interested in changes in sphingolipids and their involvement in senescence.

Daniel Lu (Graduate student in Medicinal Chemistry M.S program), joined November 2018

B.S. in Chemistry, National Taiwan University

 

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Shadi Khoya (Graduate student in Medicinal Chemistry Ph.D program), joined November 2018

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Apoorva Pradhan (Graduate student in Medicinal Chemistry Ph.D program), joined November 2018

Bachelor of Pharmacy, Mumbai University

MS in Pharmaceutical and Medicinal chemistry, MCPHS University

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Logan Running (Chemistry Ph.D. candidate; joint graduate student with the Aga group, Department of Chemistry, UB), joined November 2018

B. S. in Biochemistry, Potsdam College

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Vichea Khoy (undergraduate researcher) joined September 2018

Nate Foley (undergraduate researcher) joined November 2018

LAB ALUMNI

Ph.D. Students:

Dr. Darleny Y. Lizardo (Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry, September 2018); currently a postdoctoral fellow,  at the University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Eryn K. Matich (Ph.D. in Chemistry, September 2018); currently a postdoctoral fellow,  at the University of Arkansas Medical School

Dr. Nita Chavez (Ph.D. in Chemistry, May 2019); currently a research scientist at Merck)

Dr. Nasi Li Dr. Nita Chavez (Ph.D. in Chemistry, May 2019); currently a research scientist at Merck) (Ph.D. in Chemistry, September 2019); currently a research scientist at Vertex)

M.S. Students:

Isin Tuna Sakallioglu (M.S. in Medicinal Chemistry, May 2017); currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Nebraska

Laura Morrow (M.S. in Medicinal Chemistry, February 2019)

Alyssa Aldrich(M.S. in Medicinal Chemistry, May 2017, currently researcher at Roswell Park Cancer Institute)

Postdoctoral researcher:

Virginia Del Solar Fernandez (currently postdoctoral researcher in the Neelamegham lab in Chemical and Biological Engineering Department at UB)

Undergraduate researchers:

Emily Chou (undergraduate researcher, Chemistry; will join Purdue University, Health Physics Graduate Program in Fall 2018)

Dorcas Nsumbu (undergraduate researcher, Chemistry)

Luke Izydorczak (undergraduate researcher, Medicinal Chemistry BS/MS)

Ming Zeng (currently associate scientist in Wuxi Apptec)

Jun Hui Yeoh (currently in UB Chemistry Graduate Program)

Ying San Leung, McNair Scholar, (Graduated 2016)

Mike Olyer (REU student, 2015)

Kasey Morrow (REU student, 2014)

Chris Brais  (currently in UB Chemistry Graduate Program)

 

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