Luesch Lab Members

Assistant Scientists

Qi Yin Chen

 

 

 

 

 

Qi-Yin Chen, Ph.D. (Total Synthesis)
Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
M.S. Applied Chemistry, Central South University, Changsha, China
B.S. Chemistry, Henan Normal University, Xinxiang, China
chenqyufl@ufl.edu

 

Ranjala Ratnayake
Ranjala Ratnayake, Ph.D. (Natural Products Chemistry)
Ph.D. Organic Chemistry,University of Queensland, Australia
M.Phil. Natural Product Chemistry, The Open University of Sri Lanka
B.Sc. Chemistry and Biology, The Open University of Sri Lanka
rratnayake@ufl.edu

 

Visiting Scholars

Yoshiharu Okuno, Ph.D.
Yoshiharu Okuno, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science
National Institute of Technology, Wakayama College, Japan
Ph. D. Applied chemistry, Kindai University, Japan
M.S. Applied chemistry, Kindai University, Japan
B.S. Applied chemistry, Kindai University, Japan
YOkuno@cop.ufl.edu

 

Masteria Putra PhD
Masteria Yunovilsa Putra, Ph.D.
Researcher, Research Center for Oceanography, Indonesian Institute of Sciences
Ph.D. Marine Biology and Ecology,  Università Politecnica Delle Marche, Italy
M.Sc. Tropical Marine Biodiversity and Natural Products, Università Politecnica Delle Marche, Italy
B.S. Chemistry, Universitas Andalas, Indonesia
MPutra@cop.ufl.edu

 

Postdoctoral Associates

Dimitris Kallifidas

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dimitris Kallifidas, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Biological Sciences, University of Warwick, UK
M.Sc. Applied Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University College London, UK
B.Sc. Biochemistry, University of Greenwich, UK
dkallifidas@ufl.edu

 

James
James Matthews, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Biomedical Science, Centre for Biodiscovery, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
BB.Med.Sc.(Hons) Biomedical Science, School of Biological Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
BB.Med.Sc. Molecular Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry, School of Biological Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
jamesmatthews@cop.ufl.edu

 

Graduate Students

Xiao Liang web
Xiao Liang

B.S. Chemistry, Nankai University, Tianjin, China
xiao.liang@ufl.edu

 

Danmeng Luo
Danmeng Luo

B.S. Pharmacy, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing, China
dmluo@ufl.edu

 

Kara Spencer
Kara Spencer
B.S. Chemistry, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, VI
M.S. Pharmaceutics (Cosmetic Science), Long Island University, Brooklyn, N.Y.
kara.spencer@ufl.edu

 

Dave Brumley
David Brumley

M.S. Chemistry, University of Texas Southwestern
B.S. Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology
David.brumley@ufl.edu

Former Group Members

Kanchan Taori, Graduate Student 2006–2008 (M.S., 2008)

Dheran Ladwa, Visiting Student (Pharmacy) 2007, University of Bath, UK

Ludwig Angermeier, Visiting Student (Pharmacy) 2008–2009, University of Regensburg, Germany

Kathrina Gonzales, Undergraduate Student (Biology) 2008–2009

Kristen Lee, Undergraduate Student (Biochemistry) 2009

Susan Matthew, Ph.D., Postdoc 2006–2009

Gudrun Schlegel, Visiting Student (Pharmacy) 2009–2010, University of Regensburg, Germany

Jason Kwan, Graduate Student 2005–2010 (Ph.D., 2010)

Ranjala Ratnayake, Ph.D., Postdoc 2009–2011

Michael Fürst, Visiting Student (Pharmacy) 2011–2012, University of Erlangen, Germany

Kamolrat Metavarayuth, Graduate Student 2010–2012 (M.S., 2012)

Rui Wang, Graduate Student 2007–2012 (Ph.D., 2012)

Wei Zhang, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar 2012–2013, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Lilibeth Salvador, Graduate Student 2008–2013 (Ph.D., 2013)

Rana Montaser, Graduate Student 2008–2013 (Ph.D., 2013)

Gabriel Jerkins, Undergraduate Student (Chemistry) 2012–2013

Raphael Wiedey, Visiting Student (Pharmacy) 2013–2014, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany

Mylene Uy, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar, 2014, Mindanao State University-Iligan, Iligan City, Philippines

Yanxia Liu, Ph.D., Postdoc 2006–2010, Assistant Scientist 2010–2014

Jessica Lee, Eastside High School (Gainesville), 2013–2014

Birthe Förster, Visiting Student (Chemical Biology) 2014, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany

Samantha Riccini, Pre-Pharmacy Student, 2014

Anna Sandner, Visiting Student (Pharmacy, Chemistry) 2014–2015, Philipps-University Marburg, Germany

Pamela Havre, Ph.D., Assistant Scientist 2014–2015

Mariangela Soares de Azevedo, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar 2014–2015, Universidade Federal de Rondônia, Brazil

Katharina Lamm, Intern (Biochemistry) 2015, Technical University of Munich, Germany

Michelle Bousquet, Graduate Student 2010–2015 (Ph.D., 2015)

Khanh Ha, Graduate Student (Chemistry) 2014–2016 (Ph.D., 2016)

Simon Dolles, Visiting Student (Pharmacy) 2016, University of Erlangen, Germany

Sabine Kuznia, Visiting Student/Diplomarbeit (Pharmacy) 2015–2016, UF/University of Greifswald, Germany (Diplom Pharmacist, 2016)

Lorelie Imperial, Graduate Student 2014–2016 (M.S., 2016)

Fatma Al-Awadhi, Graduate Student 2012–2017 (Ph.D., 2017)

Weijing Cai, Graduate Student 2012–2017 (Ph.D., 2017)

 

This lab is led by Hendrik Luesch