The MJA Lab

Current Group Members

 
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Sami Varjosaari

PHD student

BA, MS  University of Oxford (UK)

svarjosaari@niu.edu

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Vlad Skrypai

PhD student

BA  Northern Illinois University (USA)

vskrypai1@niu.edu

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Burhan Hussein

Research assistant

BSc, MSc  Ryerson University (Canada)

burhan.hussein@ryerson.ca

 

The MJA Lab Alumni

Former PHD Students

Brian Muller Northern Illinois University, 2017

- dissertation: Development, Control, and Application of the o-Hydroxychalcone/Flavanoine Molecular Switch Scaffold

- currently research chemist at Axalta/Valspar (North Carolina, USA)

Matthew Zielinski Northern Illinois University, 2014

- dissertation: Investigation of Silicon Lewis Acidity and Design of a Novel Silicon Lewis Acid Catalyst Scaffold

- currently scientist at Baxter (Illinois, USA) 

Former MSc Students

Theodore Litberg Northern Illinois University, 2016

- thesis: ortho-Hydroxy Chalcone: A Molecular Switch And Metal Sensing Fluoropohore

- currently Ph.D student in Chemistry, University of Denver (Colorado, USA)

Jeremy Hess Northern Illinois University, 2014

- thesis: Exploration of Silicon Lewis Acidity: Catalyst Design and Cooperative Effects

- currently Ph.D. student in Chemistry at Case Western Reserve University (Ohio, USA)

Former Undergraduate Researchers (*Honors Thesis student)

David Raveenthrarajan* UOIT, 2016-2017

Nicole Krysa UOIT, 2016-2017

Drew Donnally NIU, 2014-2016

Paolo Suating NIU, 2014-2016 (PhD, Chemistry, Tulane University)

Joe Hurley NIU, 2014-2016 (PhD, Chemistry, Florida State University)

Miracle Diala NIU, 2014-2015

Jacob Felckowski NIU, 2014-2015 (PharmD, University of Iowa)

Jeffrey Moore NIU, 2013-2015 (scientist, Masters Company Inc.)

Chanté Pniewski (Muller) NIU, 2013-2015 (PhD, Chemistry, UNC Greensboro)

Reid Yocum NIU, 2013-2015 (MSc Chemistry, University of Rhode Island)

Juliane Totzke* NIU, 2013-2014 (PhD, Pharmacology, Duke University)

Asim Muhammad NIU, 2012-2015 (chemist, CSL Behring)

Ted Litberg NIU, 2012-2014 (PhD, Chemistry, University of Denver)

Vlad Skrypai NIU, 2012-2014 (PhD, Chemistry, NIU)

Max Korzec* NIU, 2012-2014 (MD, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine)

John Price* 2012-2013 (MD, Uniformed Services Univ of Health Science)

Stefanie DeVlieger (Le) NIU, 2012-2013 (Senior Quality Technician, MQA Abbott Laboratories)

Ermal Hoxha NIU, 2011-2014 (MBA, NIU)

Jesse Mai NIU, 2011-2014 (MEng, University of Illinois, Chicago)

Caitlin Morton (Tesch) NIU, 2011-2012 (scientist, Flinn Scientific)

 

Group Pictures