G. Ekin Atilla Gokcumen (Ekin Atilla)
Professor of Chemistry
Apoorva Pradhan Graduate Student in the Medicinal Chemistry PhD. program (5th Year) – email@example.com
My research focuses on understanding the process of necroptosis. I specifically am interested in the lipid involvement in necroptosis, especially acylation of proteins in necroptosis by very long-chain fatty acids (VLCFAs), regulation of VLCFAcylation, and its effect on cell survival and cell death in necroptosis.
Daniel Lu Graduate Student in the Medicinal Chemistry PhD. program (5th Year) – firstname.lastname@example.org
My research revolves around the role lipids play during necroptosis, particularly investigating the causes of lipid accumulation observed during necroptosis.
Logan Running Graduate Student in the Chemistry PhD. program (5th Year) – Co-advised with Dr. Diana Aga – email@example.com
As a split student between the Aga and Atilla group my work focuses on the biological effects of PFAS in an Adrenocarcinoma cell line using mass spectrometry techniques for hormone analysis
Michelle Camdzic Graduate Student in the Chemistry PhD. program (4th Year) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of man-made chemicals which have been linked to various negative health effects, including cancer. My work involves looking at the cellular interactions and the mechanism of uptake of PFAS in vitro in order to understand the source of the negative health effects.
Isra Alam Graduate Student in the Chemistry PhD. program (3rd Year) – email@example.com
My research involves developing an analytical methods for the identification of different sterols, primarily cholesterol and oxysterols. Through this, I am interested in studying the role of sterols in cancer cell proliferation and survival. I am also interested in studying the changes in the lipidome during therapy induced senescence.
Natasha Gozali Undergraduate Student in Medicinal Chemistry (2021-Present)
Annie Lee Undergraduate Student in Medicinal Chemistry (2022 – Present)
Chloe Picciano Undergraduate Student in Medicinal Chemistry (2022 – Present)