Members

Members

 

Postdocs

Dr. Jesus Cordova Guerrero

Jesus received his B.S. in chemistry from Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexico in 2002. He completed his Ph.D. in Chemistry from UCLA in 2010 working in Professor Michael Jung group, in the total synthesis of bioactive natural products. He was  postdoctoral fellow in Professor Fernando Uribe-Romo research group at UCF, working in the synthesis of organic linkers and metal organic frameworks (MOFs), followed by postdoctoral work in Professor David E. Olson research group in the synthesis of iboga-related alkaloids. He is currently a postdoctoral scholar in Professor Jared Shaw group at UC Davis, working in the synthesis of spiropyran-based photoswitches as potential MRI contrast agents.

 

Graduate Students

Rich Squitieri

Rich joined the Shaw lab in January of 2013. He earned his BS in biochemistry at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL. While at Eckerd he worked for Dr. David Grove synthesizing a series of compounds to be tested for cancer tumor inhibition. Rich is originally from Sanibel, FL.

 

Lucas Moore

Lucas received his B.S. in Chemistry from Ball State University in Muncie, IN. As an undergraduate, he worked under Dr. Rob Sammelson synthesizing potential neurotransmitter reuptake inhibitors. Lucas joined the Shaw group in December 2013 to pursue organic synthesis.

 

Stephen Laws

Stephen earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemistry from the College of William and Mary in 2011 and 2013, respectively. While at W&M, he worked under Dr. Jonathan Scheerer on alkaloid natural product synthesis. Stephen joined the Shaw group in December of 2013.

 

Noah Burlow

Noah received his B.S. in Chemistry from Western Washington University in June 2014. At WWU he worked in the lab of Dr. Gregory O’Neil on projects ranging from algal biofuel synthesis to olefin metathesis reactions. Noah joined the Shaw lab in December 2014.

 

Leslie Nickerson

Leslie received her B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Idaho in May 2014. At UI she worked in the lab of Dr. Jakob Magolan on a synthetic methodology project aimed at synthesizing allylic alcohols without the use of cerium trichloride. Leslie joined the Shaw lab in December 2014.

 

Christine Dimirjian

Christine received her B.S. in Chemistry from UCLA in June 2011 and M.S. in Chemistry from CSU Northridge in August 2015. While at CSUN, she worked in the lab of Dr. Thomas Minehan on synthesizing C-aryl glycoside natural products. Christine joined the Shaw group in January 2016.

 

Nicole Cooper

Nicole is a Pharmaceutical Chemistry graduate student at UC Davis. She joined the Shaw group as an undergraduate in Spring 2015 and is continuing on to pursue a Master’s degree.

 

Nina Howard

Nina received her B.S in Biochemistry/Chemistry from University of California, San Diego in March 2015. She then went on to work at both NovoMedix and BioTheryX, where she helped design and synthesize novel small molecules for the treatment of cancer, heart failure, and other fibrotic diseases. Nina joined the Shaw group in December 2016.

 

Lucas Souza

Lucas earned a B.S. degree in biochemistry from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo in 2015. While at Cal poly, he worked under Dr. Kristen Meisenheimer and Philip Costanzo on small molecule synthesis for materials and chemical biology applications. Lucas joined the Shaw group in December of 2016.

 

Anna Lo

Anna received her B.A. in Chemistry from New York University in May 2015.  At NYU, she worked under Dr. Keith Woerpel on the electronic influence of spatially adjacent alkoxy groups on the selectivity and rate of nucleophilic additions to acetals.  Anna joined the Shaw lab in April 2017.

 

Undergraduate Students

Ada Kwong

Ada is an undergraduate majoring in Pharmaceutical Chemistry. She joined the Shaw group in the summer of 2015.

 

Tomas Garcia

Tomas is an undergraduate Pharmaceutical Chemistry major at UC Davis. He joined the Shaw group in the spring of 2016.

 

Ashly Lewis

Ashly is an undergraduate Pharmaceutical Chemistry major at UC Davis. She joined the Shaw lab in October 2016.

 

Tony Moreno

Tony is an undergraduate Pharmaceutical Chemistry major at UC Davis. He joined the Shaw lab in January 2017.