The MJA Lab

Current Group Members

 
 
 

Zainab Shakeel

MSC student

B.Sc.  Ryerson University

zainab.shakeel@ryerson.ca

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Jyotsna Mary George

thesis student

jyotsna.mary@ryerson.ca

 
 
 
 

Nick Jamkhou

Thesis Student

nick.jamkhou@ryerson.ca

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Taj Seaton

Thesis Student

taj.seaton@ryerson.ca

 
 
 
 

Julia Pia

undergraduate researcher

julia.pia@ryerson.ca

 

The MJA Lab Alumni

Former PHD Students

Vlad Skrypai Northern Illinois University, 2018

- dissertation: Application of 1-Hydrosilatrane as a Robust Reducing Reagent

- Senior Research Chemist at Natural Advantage Louisiana, USA

Sami Varjosaari Northern Illinois University, 2018

- dissertation: Reduction of Ketones to Alcohols and Tertiary Amines Using 1-Hydrosilatrane

- Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Coker College South Carolina, USA

Brian Muller Northern Illinois University, 2017

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

- 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

- 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

- Ph.D student in Chemistry at University of Denver Colorado, USA

Jeremy Hess Northern Illinois University, 2014

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

- 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 (MD, Queens University)

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 (Associate Quality Control Chemist, Ingredion)

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; MD student in Germany)

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*, NIU, 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)

Former Researcher Assistants

Burhan Hussein, Ryerson University, 2017-2018 (PhD, Chemistry, Durham University, UK)

Francis Buguis, Ryerson University, 2018 (MSc, Chemistry, University of Western Ontario)

Group Pictures