Former Members

Michael Davenport (Undergraduate Student, 2016-2018)

  • Degree:  B.S. Chemistry, Biochemistry emphasis, 2018
  • Project Description:  Synthesis of clavatadine B
  • Current Position:  Nature’s Sunshine, Inc.

Jordan Dickson (Undergraduate Student, 2016-2018)

  • Degree:  B.S. Chemistry, Forensic chemistry emphasis, 2018
  • Project Description:  Synthesis of clavatadine B
  • Current Position:  ARUP Laboratories, Adjunct Instructor, UVU Department of Chemistry

Matthew Johnson (Undergraduate Student, 2016-2018)

  • Degree:  B.S. Chemistry, Biochemistry emphasis, 2018
  • Project Description:  Synthesis of clavatadine B and optimization of the synthesis of phidianidine A and B
  • Current Position:  Ph.D. candidate, University of Tennessee Department of Chemistry

Nathan Colton (Undergraduate Student, 2017)

  • Project Description:  Isolation and testing of glyphosate content in samples from Utah Lake using GC/MS and LC/MS

Celeste Ludlam-Namba (Undergraduate Student, 2017)

  • Project Description:  Isolation and testing of glyphosate content in samples from Utah Lake using GC/MS and LC/MS

Caitlin McGrath (Undergraduate Student, 2016-2017)

  • Project Description:  Molecular docking studies of clavatadine A analogues in the active site of human blood coagulation inhibitor factor XIa

Jeremy Orellana (Undergraduate Student, 2017)

  • Degree:  B.S. Chemistry, Biochemistry emphasis, 2019
  • Project Description:  Isolation and testing of glyphosate content in samples from Utah Lake using GC/MS and LC/MS

Brittany Patch (Undergraduate Student, 2016-2017)

  • Project Description:  Synthesis of clavatadine A analogues
  • Degree:  Utah Valley University, B.S. Chemistry, Biochemistry Emphasis 2017

Chris Malmberg (B.S/M.S. Student, 2013-2015)

  • Project Description:  Synthesis of clavatadine A analogues
  • Degree:  Central Washington University, B.S. Chemistry, 2013, M.S. Chemistry, 2015
  • Current Position:  Ph.D. candidate, Oregon State University Department of Chemistry

Dr. Jacob Buchanan (Undergraduate Student, 2011-2014)

  • Project Description:  Total synthesis of phidianidine A and B
  • Degree:  B.S. Chemistry (ACS-Certified), Central Washington University, 2014
  • Degree:  Ph.D. Chemistry, Oregon State University, 2018
  • Current Position: Actuarial Analyst at Milliman Seattle Health

Dr. Sydney Bouchey (Undergraduate Student, 2013-2014)

  • Project Description:  Optimizing the dibromination of homogentisic acid lactone
  • Degree:  B.S. Biochemistry, Central Washington University, 2015
  • Degree:  PharmD, Washington State University, 2019
  • Current Position:  Registered Pharmacist

Dr. Austin Calaway (Undergraduate Student, 2013-2014)

  • Project Description:  Optimizing the dibromination of homogentisic acid lactone
  • Degree:  B.S. Biology, Central Washington University, 2014
  • Degree:  DDS, Midwestern University College Of Dental Medicine, 2019

Rebecca Maverick (Undergraduate Student, 2013-2014)

  • Project Description:  Optimizing the dibromination of homogentisic acid lactone
  • Degree:  B.S. Biology, Central Washington University, 2014

Kathryn O’Neal (Undergraduate Student, 2013-2014)

  • Project Description:  Total synthesis of credneramide A and B
  • Degree:  B.S., Central Washington University, 2015

Dr. Brandon Petersen (Undergraduate Student, 2011-2013)

  • Project Description:  Total synthesis of phidianidine A and B
  • Degree:  B.S., Central Washington University, 2013
  • Degree:  PharmD, University of Washington, 2017
  • Current Position:  Pharmacist at MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital

Katie Frazier (Undergraduate Student, 2012-2013)

  • Project Description:  Total synthesis of 5-bromo-8-methoxy-1-methyl-β-carboline
  • Degree:  B.S., Central Washington University, 2013
  • Degree:  M.S. Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2018
  • Current Position:  Neurology Clinic Nurse at Seattle Children’s Hospital

Rane Creasy (Undergraduate Student, 2012-2013)

  • Project Description:  Total synthesis of 5-bromo-8-methoxy-1-methyl-β-carboline
  • Degree:  B.S., Central Washington University, 2015
  • Current Position:  Research Associate, Adaptive Biotechnologies

Adam Sykes (Undergraduate Student, 2012)

  • Project Description:  Total synthesis of 5-bromo-8-methoxy-1-methyl-β-carboline
  • Degree:  B.S. Biology, Central Washington University, 2013

Jennifer Reeves (Undergraduate Student, 2012)

  • Project Description:  Development of HD-video standard operating procedures for distillation under inert atmosphere, cannula transfer of liquids, distilled solvent storage under inert atmosphere, and calcium hydride quenching
  • Degree:  B.S., Central Washington University, 2013
  • Degree:  M.S. Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, 2015
  • Current Position:  Registered Dietitian (RD) at Providence St. Peter Hospital

Stephanie Conn (Undergraduate Student, 2009-2012)

  • Project Description:  Total synthesis of clavatadine A
  • Degree:  B.S. Chemistry, Central Washington University, 2012
  • Degree:  M.S. Chemistry, Washington State University, 2015
  • Current Position:  Lead Chemist at Virgil Gamache Farms, Inc.

James Siegenthaler (Undergraduate Student, 2011-2012)

  • Project Description:  Preparation of a urea analogue of clavatadine A
  • Degree:  Central Washington University, B.S. 2013, M.S. 2015
  • Current Position:  Ph.D. candidate, University of Arizona Department of Chemistry

Ashley Foster (neé Tenney) (Undergraduate Student, 2010-2011)

  • Project Description:  Total synthesis of 5-bromo-8-methoxy-1-methyl-β-carboline
  • Degree:  B.S., Central Washington University, 2012
  • Degree:  PharmD, Roseman University of Health Sciences, 2016
  • Current Position:  Pharmacy Manager at Fred Meyer Pharmacy

Jaime Keene (Undergraduate Student, 2010-2011)

  • Project Description:  Total synthesis of 5-bromo-8-methoxy-1-methyl-β-carboline

Shannon Huffman (neé Vreeland) (Undergraduate Student, 2009-2011)

  • Project Description:  Total synthesis of clavatadine A
  • Degree:  B.S. Chemistry, Central Washington University, 2011
  • Previous Position:  Research Scientist at Moses Lake Industries
  • Current Position:  Stay-at-Home Mom to an amazing daughter and son

Kellie Mullen (Undergraduate Student, 2008-2009, 2010-2012)

  • Project Description:  Total synthesis of 5-bromo-8-methoxy-1-methyl-β-carboline
  • Degree:  B.S. Chemistry, Central Washington University, 2012
  • Current Position:  Analytical Chemist at Labbeemint, Inc.

Dr. Alexandra Wexler (Undergraduate Student, 2009-2011)

  • Project Description:  Total synthesis of clavatadine A
  • Degree:  B.S. Biology, Central Washington University, 2011
  • Degree:  DDS, Midwestern University College Of Dental Medicine, 2016
  • Current Position:  Owner, Tryon Family Dentistry

Tim Ausink (Undergraduate Student, 2009-2010)

Maria Godinez (Undergraduate Student, 2009)

Sarah Clark (Undergraduate Student, 2009-2010)

Dr. Joshua Burwell (Undergraduate Student, 2008)

  • Project Description:  Catalytic alkene aziridination
  • Degree:  B.S. Biology, Central Washington University, 2010
  • Degree:  PharmD, Washington State University, 2016

Last updated, January 2020

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