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1990’s Graduates

Robert Day, BS in Chemistry ’93
Robert is currently employed at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research(NIBRI) in Cambridge,Massachusetts. He was previously employed at Pfizer Global Research & Development (PGRD) in Groton, CT. His research has focused mainly in discovery of agents to treat disorders contributing to metabolic syndrome; the most notable contribution to date is work around Pfizer’s Phase III CB-1 antagonist CP-945,598.

Roberto DeGuzman, PhD in Biochemistry ’98
Roberto conducted research in the area of structural biology and NMR before moving to Scripps as a postdoctoral associate. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas.

Daniel Klein, BS in Biochemistry ’99
Daniel obtained his Ph.D. (2004) in Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry from Yale University where he was an HHMI predoctoral fellow. He received a postdoctoral fellowship from the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation in 2005 for his current research at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

Brian Lee, PhD in Biochemistry ’96
Brian conducted research in the area of structural biology and NMR before moving to Scripps as a postdoctoral associate. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Southern Illinois University.

Michael Massiah, PhD in Chemistry ’96
Michael conducted research in the area of structural biology and NMR at UMBC. He then conducted postdoctoral studies at The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Johns Hopkins University before moving to his current position as Assistant Professor at Oklahoma State University.

Ram Mohan, PhD in Chemistry ’92
Ram is currently a Professor of Chemistry at Illinois Wesleyan University where he has made major contributions in research and to the teaching curriculum. His research concerns the use of bismuth in organic synthesis. In 2002, he was named a UMBC Alumnus of the year.

Gabriella Perez, PhD in Biochemistry ’95
Gabriella conducted research in the area of structural biology and NMR before moving to Scripps as a postdoctoral associate. She is an Assistant Professor at Southern Illinois University.

Richard Perry, BS in Biochemistry ’93
Richard is currently teaching Chemistry at Severna Park High School.

Steven Rowe, BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology ’99
Steven Rowe graduated from University of Michigan Medical Scientist Training Program fellowship with both the M.D. and Ph.D. degrees. Steve’s Ph.D. thesis research was performed in the laboratory of Dr. Anna Mapp in the Department of Chemistry. The title of Steve’s Ph.D. thesis was “Characteristics of Activation Domains that Control Potency and Permissiveness of Activation Domain-Binding Sites.” Steve’s thesis research resulted in five publications including first author papers in Biopolymers and in the Journal of The American Chemical Society. Steve will be undertaking residency training in Radiology at the Johns Hopltins Hospital.

Tracey Simmons-Willis, BA in Chemistry ’93
Tracey is currently in Houston working as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Texas Southern University.

Justin Wu, PhD in Chemistry ’99
Justin conducted research in the area of structural biology and NMR before moving to the NIH as a postdoctoral associate. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Ohio State University.