Current Group Members

Research Staff

Dr. Nicholas Clanton

 

Ph.D in Chemistry from University of Texas at San Antonio

B.S in Chemistry from Samford University

 

E-mail: nicholas.clanton@utsa.edu

 

Hometown: Johnson City, TN

 

Hobbies: Cooking, cycling, and playing guitar

Daniel Hayes

 

M.S. in Computational Medicinal Chemistry from Steven’s Institute of Technology

B.S. in Chemistry from University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley

 

E-mail: daniel.hayes@utsa.edu

 

Hometown: Houston, TX

 

Hobbies: Audio engineering, music composition, gardening (ethnobotanical plants)

Graduate Students

 Melissa Cadena 

 

5th Year Ph.D. Student
B.S. in Chemistry from Texas A&M International University

 

E-mail: melissa.cadena2@utsa.edu

Hometown: Laredo, TX

Hobbies: Boxing, watching UFC, spending time with loved ones

Roberto Silva Villatoro

 

2nd Year Ph.D. Student
B.S. in Chemistry from Stephen F. Austin State University

E-mail: roberto.silvavillatoro@utsa.edu

 

Hometown: San Miguel, San Miguel, El Salvador

 

Hobbies: Hiking, baking, violinist in the South Texas Symphonic Orchestra

 Kayylen Fernandez

 

1st Year Ph.D. Student
B.S. in Chemistry from University of Texas at San Antonio

E-mail: kayylen.fernandez@utsa.edu

 

Hometown: San Antonio, TX

 

Hobbies: Hiking, reading, hanging out with friends

Aaron Longoria

 

1st Year Ph.D. Student
M.S. in Chemistry from University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley
B.S. in Chemistry from University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley

E-mail: aaron.longoria@utsa.edu

 

Hometown: McAllen, TX

 

Hobbies: Swimming, hiking, playing basketball 

Nicolas Wilson

 

1st Year Master’s Student

B.S. in Chemistry from University of Texas at San Antonio

E-mail: nicolas.wilson@utsa.edu

 

Hometown: San Antonio, TX

 

Hobbies: Hanging out with family, brewing beer, making music

Undergraduate Students

Cody Phillips  

 Major: Biology

Minor: Chemistry

 Hometown: San Antonio, TX

Hobbies: Rock climbing, playing drums & guitar

Noor Al chaabawi

  

Major: Biology 

 

 Hometown: Baghdad, Iraq

 

Hobbies: Drawing, reading, playing video games

 

Megan Tompkins

 

Major: Microbiology & Immunology
Minor: Chemistry

 

Hometown: The Woodlands, TX

 

Hobbies: Baking, hiking, photography and graphic design

 

Jonathan Allen

 

Major: Chemistry 

 

Hometown: San Antonio, TX

 

Hobbies: Chess and rock climbing

Honorary Lab Members

Copper

Zinc