Fall 2014 Group
Back: Phillip, Jay, Beth, Sunita, Joe
Front: Vanessa, Ellie, Kate, Crissi

Sunita Sharma (Biology PhD) 

Capsular polysaccharide biosynthesis in Bacteroides fragilis (1, 4)

Katelyn Erickson (Chemistry MS'14, Nanoscale Science PhD) 

Vibrio vulnificus and Bacteroides fragilis polysaccharide biosynthesis (34)

Phillip Scott (Chemistry MS)

Colanic Acid biosynthesis/ Analogue synthesis

Elleansar Okwei (Chemistry MS)

Capsule biosynthesis

Joseph Hazel (Chemistry BS, Biology BS) 

Capsule biosynthesis in Vibrio vulnificus

Beth Scarbrough (Biology BS)

Undecaprenyl Pyrophosphate Phosphatase

Vanessa Amabo (Chemistry BS)

Analogue synthesis

Ashley Milton (Chemistry BS)

Polysaccharide biosynthesis




Former Graduate

2014

Samantha Dodbele (2013 Walsh Fellow, MS'14): Computational and kinetic studies of Undecaprenyl Pyrophosphate Synthase. (5) Currently: The Ohio State University

2013

Donovan Lujan: Synthesis of farnesyl diphosphate analogues for the study of complex polysaccharide biosynthesis. (1,3)

Anahita Mostafavi (2012 Walsh Fellow, MS'13): Biochemical Identification of the initial enzymes in Bacteroides fragilis Capsular Polysaccharide A bosynthesis (1,2,3) Currently: Princeton University


Former Undergraduate

2014

Christina Martinez (Chemistry BS): Synthesis of novel probes of Undecaprenyl Pyrophosphate Synthase (345)

Jessica Quach: Capsule biosynthesis in Bacteroides fragilis/ analogue synthesis. Currently: UNCC undergraduate

Shubahm Patel (NSF Nanosure): Nanodiscs Currently: Duke University

Adriana Pisani: Capsule biosynthesis in Bacteroides fragilis. Currently: UNCC undergraduate

Maggie Chahoud: Capsular biosynthesis in Vibrio vulnificus. Currently: NIH post-Bacc Fellow NIAID

2013

Caleb Stratton: Exopolysaccharide biosynthesis in E. coli. Currently: UNCC undergraduate

2012

Robert Byrd: Farnesyl diphosphate analogue synthesis Currently: PharmD program Wingate

2011

Jennifer Stanziale (Nanosure): Expression of Bacteroides fragilis UPPS (1) Currently: Medical School Michigan State University

Michael Kielmanowicz: Protein expression Currently: Taking it easy before his next giant leap

Shayan Nazari: Analogue synthesis

Jamie Prince: Expression of a galactopyranose mutase from Bacteroides fragilis. Currently Medical School.

Christopher Zarour: Analogue synthesis. Currently: Medical School

Allison Tran: Prenyltransferases in Trypanasoma cruzi Currently: Dental School UNC-CH

Aditya Charyalu: Prenyltransferases in Trypanasoma  cruzi

Koyt Everhart: Expression of a proposed pyruvyltransferase. Currently: Laboratory Technician UNC-CH

Reeva Ross: Molecular Biology



2014


2014: Phillip and Tom Walsh after the Walsh talk


2013


Fall 2013 group
back: Sam Dodbele, Sunita Sharma, Phillip Scott, Crissi Martinez, Joe Hazel, Jay Troutman
front: Maggie Chahoud, Kate Erickson, Adriana Pisani, Jessica Quach, Caleb Stratton

2013: Sam and Tom Walsh after the Walsh talk


2012

       

Fall 2012 group
back: Crissi Martinez, Sunita Sharma, Donovan Lujan,  Joe Hazel, Jay Troutman
front: Kate Erickson, Sam Dodbele, Ana Mostafavi, Maggie Chahoud


                  
2012 Pumpkin patch
Sunita, Sam, Crissi, Maggie, Kate, Joe

2012: Ana and Tom Walsh after Walsh talk

2010

  

Fall 2010 group: the inaugural crew
Aditya Charyalu, Allison Tran, Koyt Everhart, Jamie Prince