Department of Chemistry Alumni
2016 M.S. Graduate
Ms. Shelby McCowen
Ms. Shelby McCowen received three B.S. degrees from UTSA in Biology, Chemistry and Biochemsitry before pursuing her M.S. degree in the lab of Dr. Stanton McHardy. She successfully defended her thesis “Small Molecule Inhibitors of Triple Negative Breast Cancer” in 2016. Now, she’s a Ph.D. Candidate UC Berkeley. We are proud of you, Shelby!
Dr. Jacob Pryzojski
Dr. Pryzojski recieved his Ph.D. with Dr. Tonzetich on “Exploration of N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes of Iron and Cobalt in Catalysis and Non-Traditional Organometallic Chemistry“.
He was a post-doc with Professor Richard Schrock at MIT and now works as a Product Developer at Tesa Tape, Inc.
Dr. Ian Crouch
Dr. Crouch recieved is Ph.D. in Dr. Franz’s lab on “Palladium-Catalyzed Elimination Reactions of Stereodefined Enol Triflates”
He took a Post-doc with Professor Marty Burke at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and is currently a Research Scientist at Snapdragon Chemistry in Boston.
Dr. Santhi Abbaraju
Symmetry Biosciences Inc.
Dr. Hector Aguilar
“Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Isoxazole Molecules Able to Induce Stem Cell Differentiation”
Full-time lecturer at UTSA
Dr. David Babinski
“Synthesis of Stereodefined Acetoacetate-Derived Enol Triflates and Their Synthetic Utility“
Post-doc with Professor Tobias Ritter at Harvard, and currently Research Scientist at AbbVie
Dr. Jie Guang
GSK Shanghai, China
Dr. Andrea Kelley
“Alzheimer’s Disease: Developing a Mechanistic View via Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Mass Spectrometry”
Post-doc with UTSA College of Sciences Dean, Dr. George Perry
Dr. Peng Li
“Multifunctional Framework Materials for Catalysis, Chiral Resolution and Gas Separation”
Professor at Soochow University, China
Dr. Daniel Meininger
“Fundamental Coordination Chemistry of Metalloporphyrins with Sulfur-Containing Small Molecules”
Postdoc at Los Alamos National Laboratory
Dr. Sandun Perera
Post-doc at Moffitt Cancer Center
Dr. Naresh Ramireddy
Vijaya Pharmaceuticals, LLC