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The Team

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Brent S. Sumerlin

George Bergen Butler Professor
Department of Chemistry
University of Florida

Address:

Department of Chemistry

University of Florida

PO box 117200

Gainesville, FL 32611-7200

(352) 392-0563

Postdoctoral Research Fellows

Kaden Stevens

Education:

Visiting Assistant Professor, Chemistry

University of Florida 

Advisor: Prof. Brent Sumerlin     

             

Ph.D. in Molecular Engineering

University of Chicago (2023)

Advisor: Prof. Matthew Tirrell

B.S. in Polymer Science

University of Southern Mississippi (2018)

Advisor: Prof. Charles McCormick

Sean Gitter

Education:

Postdoctoral Associate, Chemistry

University of Florida 

Advisor: Prof. Brent Sumerlin and Prof. Austin Evan

 

Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry
University of Wisconsin-Madison (2024)
Advisor: Prof. AJ Boydston

 

B.S. in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Hope College (2018)
Advisor: Prof. Jason Gillmore

Visiting Scholars

Krisada
Auepattana-Aumrung

Education:
Visiting Student, Chemistry

University of Florida
Advisor: Prof. Brent Sumerlin

Graduate Student, Materials Science and Engineering,
Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology (VISTEC)
Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Daniel Crespy

 

B.S., Chemistry

Mahidol University (2016)
Advisor: Asst. Prof. Manthana Jariyaboon

Emanuele Grigolon

Education:
Visiting Student, Chemistry

University of Florida
Advisor: Prof. Brent Sumerlin​

 

B.S., Industrial Chemistry
University of Padova (2022)
Advisor: Prof. Edmondo Maria Benetti

Sylwia Dworakowska

Education:

Assistant Professor
Cracow University of Technology

Post-doctoral Researcher, Chemistry,
Carnegie Mellon University (2021)
Advisor: Prof. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski


Post-doctoral Researcher, Chemistry,
LCPO Bordeaux (2018)
Advisors: Prof. Henri Cramail & Dr. Etienne Grau

 

PhD in Polymer Chemistry,
Cracow University of Technology (2016)
Advisor: Prof. Dariusz Bogdał

 

BSc. & MSc. in Chemical Technology,
Cracow University of Technology (2010)
Advisor: Prof. Aleksander Prociak

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Graduate Students

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Lauren Bishop

Education:                   
Graduate Student, Chemistry,

University of Florida
Advisor: Prof. Brent Sumerlin
                  
B.S., Chemistry,

University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2020)

Advisor: Prof. Todd Emrick

Jared Bowman

Education:                   

Graduate Student, Chemistry,

University of Florida
Advisor: Prof. Brent Sumerlin
                  
B.S., Polymer Science,

University of Southern Mississippi (2019)
Advisor: Prof. Yoan C. Simon

Emailjared.bowman@chem.ufl.edu

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Noah Cyr

Education:                   
Graduate Student, Chemistry,

University of Florida
Advisor: Prof. Brent Sumerlin
                  
B.A., Chemistry,

Florida Gulf Coast University (2019)
Advisor: Dr. Daniel H. Paull

Won Joon Choi

Education:                   
Graduate Student, Chemistry,

University of Florida
Advisor: Prof. Brent Sumerlin
                  
B.S., Chemistry

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Advisor: Prof. Jeffery S. Moore

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Cabell Eades

Education:                   
Graduate Student, Chemistry,

University of Florida
Advisor: Prof. Brent Sumerlin
 

B.S., Nanoscience, B.A. Chemistry,

Virginia Tech (2020)

Advisor: Prof. John B. Matson

Graham Gilchrist

Education:                   
Graduate Student, Chemistry,

University of Florida
Advisor: Prof. Brent Sumerlin


B.S., Chemistry, Economics

Wesleyan University (2023)
Advisor: Dr. Ben Elling


Email: graham.gilchrist@ufl.edu

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Rhys Hughes

Education:                   
Graduate Student, Chemistry,

University of Florida
Advisor: Prof. Brent Sumerlin


B.S., Chemistry,

Cardiff University (2020)
Advisor: Dr. Ben Ward

Blanch
Khouri Sader

Education:                   

Graduate Student, Chemistry,

University of Florida
Advisor: Prof. Brent Sumerlin

 

B.S., Biology                 

Nova Southeastern University (2021)
Advisor: Prof. Patricia Calvo

Debabrata Konar

Education:                   

Graduate Student, Chemistry,

University of Florida
Advisor: Prof. Brent Sumerlin
                  
M.S. (Pharm.), Medicinal Chemistry,

National Institute of Pharmaceutical

Education and Research (NIPER),

Mohali (2015)
Advisor: Prof. Vipin A. Nair

Thi Le

Education:                   

Graduate Student, Chemistry,

University of Florida
Advisor: Prof. Brent Sumerlin
                  
M.S., Biotechnology

International University (IU)-VNU-HCM

Advisor: Prof. Khoi Tan Nguyen

B.S., Chemistry

International University (IU)-VNU-HCM

Advisor: Prof. Khoi Tan Nguyen

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Megan Lott

Education:                   

Graduate Student, Chemistry,

University of Florida
Advisor: Prof. Brent Sumerlin
                  
B.A., Sociology

University of Florida
Advisor: Dr. George Christo

Tanmoy Maity

Education:                   

Graduate Student, Chemistry,

University of Florida
Advisor: Prof. Brent Sumerlin

 

Junior Research Fellow (Project),
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Kolkata
(2022-2023)
Advisor: Prof. Priyadarsi De


M.S., Chemistry,
Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore (2022)

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Lauren Mann ​

Education:                   

Graduate Student, Chemistry,

University of Florida
Advisor: Prof. Brent Sumerlin

B. Sc., Chemistry

University of North Florida (2020)

Minu Mathew

Education:                   

Graduate Student, Chemistry,

University of Florida
Advisor: Prof. Brent Sumerlin
                  
M. Phil., Chemistry

Christ University, Bangalore, India

 

M. Sc., Chemistry

Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India

B. Sc., Chemistry

Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India

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Gunzi Otgonjargal

Education:                   

Graduate Student, Chemistry,

University of Florida
Advisor: Prof. Brent Sumerlin
                  
B.A., Chemistry,

Kalamazoo College (2023)

Advisor: Dr. Blakely Tresca

Ariana Tamura

Education:                   

Graduate Student, Chemistry,

University of Florida
Advisor: Prof. Brent Sumerlin
                  

M.S., Chemistry

California State University, Polytechnic Ponoma

Advisor: Prof. Thomas Osberger

B.S., Chemistry

University of California, Los Angeles

Advisor: Prof. Yi Tang

Kevin Stewart

Education:                   

Graduate Student, Chemistry,

University of Florida
Advisor: Prof. Brent Sumerlin
                  

B.S., Biochemistry,

University of Colorado

Colorado Springs (2014)
Advisors: Prof. Allen Schoffstall;

Prof. Scott Iacono

James Young

Education:                   

Graduate Student, Chemistry,

University of Florida
Advisor: Prof. Brent Sumerlin

B. A., Chemistry,

University of San Diego,

San Diego (2019) 

Advisor: Prof. Peter M. Iovine

Undergraduate Students

Jacqueline Anatot

Education:                   

B.S. Candidate, Biochemistry,

University of Florida

Danyella Cabrera

Education:                   

B.S. Candidate, Microbiology and Chemistry,

University of Florida

Jason Hillman

Education:                   

B.S. Candidate, Chemical Engineering

University of Florida

Florencia Merlino

Education:                   

B.S. Candidate, Biochemistry,

University of Florida

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Maddie Ross

Education:                   
B.S. Candidate, Biochemistry,

University of Florida

Victoria Thompson

Education:
B.S. Candidate, Chemical Engineering

University of Florida

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Isabella Zastrow

Education:                   

B.S. Candidate, Biochemistry,

University of Florida

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