Group Members

Vladimir Gevorgyan

Robert A. Welch Distinguished Chair in Chemistry

Markovnikov Medal, Moscow State University, 2018

Foreign Member of Latvian Academy of Sciences, 2016

Lilly Lectureship at Imperial College London, London, 2015

Visiting Professor, Sorbonne Universities, Paris, 2014

University Scholar (University of Illinois), 2012

Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2012-2019

Honorary Professor of St. Petersburg State University, 2012

UIC Researcher of the Year, 2008

Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2003-2012

Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1999-2003

Associate Professor, Tohoku University, 1997-1999

Assistant Professor, Tohoku University, 1996

Visiting Professor, CNR, Bologna, 1995

Ciba-Geigy International Postdoctoral Fellow, Tohoku University, 1993-1994

JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, Tohoku University, 1992-1993

Group Leader, Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, 1986-1991

PhD, Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, 1984

BSc, Kuban State University, 1978

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Postdoctoral Researchers

Jian Fang

Postdoctoral Researcher

BSc, East China University of Science and Technology

MSc, New York University

PhD, University of Vermont

PostDoc, University of Texas at Dallas

Graduate Students

Mónica Rivas

Graduate Student

BSc, University of Central Florida

Ziyan Zhang

Graduate Student

BSc, Beijing Technology and Business University

Sumon Sarkar

Graduate Student

BSc, Jadavpur University
MSc, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Nikita Kvasovs

Graduate Student

BSc, University of Latvia

Valeria Iziumchenko

Graduate Student

BSc, Moscow State University

Kelvin Pak Shing Cheung

Graduate Student

BSc, Chinese University of Hong Kong
MSc, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Sidhant Wagulde

Graduate Student

BSc, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research
MSc, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research

Andranik (Andy) Mihranyan

Graduate Student

BA, University of California Santa Barbara

MSc, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Sachin Giri

Graduate Student

BSc, Acharya Narendra Dev College, University of Delhi

MSc, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar

Anastasiia Dubrovina

Graduate Student

BSc, Moscow State University

MSc, Moscow State University

Ayala Ben David

Graduate Student

Kyohei Yamada

Graduate Student

BSc, Okayama University

Undergraduate Students

Yusuf Noffel

Undergraduate Student

Hall of Fame

Graduate Students

Daria Kurandina

PhD, 2020

Postdoctoral Researcher, Yaghi Group, University of California, Berkeley

Maxim Ratushnyy

PhD, 2019; Postdoctoral Researcher, 2020

Postdoctoral Researcher, Zhukhovitskiy Lab, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Padon Chuentragool

PhD, 2018

Researcher, Chulabhorn Research Institute (CRI)

Marvin Parasram

PhD, 2017

Assistant Professor, New York University

Yi Shi

PhD, 2017

Technology Specialist, Proskauer Rose, LLP

Yang Wang

PhD, 2017

Assistant Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing

Dhruba Sarkar

PhD, 2016

Senior Research Investigator, Biocon BMS R&D Center, Bangalore

Zhou Li

PhD, 2015

Senior Analytical Scientist, Catalent Pharma Solutions

Roohollah Shiroodi

PhD, 2015

Senior Scientist, AbbVie

Olga Zatolochnaya

PhD, 2014

Senior Scientist, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Alexey Kuznetsov

PhD, 2014

Patent Agent, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Chunhui Huang

PhD, 2012

Associate Principal Scientist at Merck

Dmitrijs Chernyak

PhD, 2011

Synthesis Team Leader, ARDENA

Alexander Dudnik

PhD, 2010

Assistant Professor, University of California Davis

Natalia Chernyak

PhD, 2010

Senior Scientist, Merck

Alexander Trofimov

PhD, 2008

Manage R&D, Pantheon

Todd Schwier

PhD, 2008

Associate Director, Manufacturing & Operations at Ionis Pharmaceuticals

Ilya Seregin

PhD, 2008

PLM, Technical Sales at Mine Shaft Systems

Stepan Chuprakov

PhD, 2007

Senior Research Scientist, Catalent Biologics

Anna Sromek

PhD, 2005

Assistant Professor, HMS Assoc Dir, Med Chem Program, McLean Hospital

Joseph Kim

PhD, 2005

Marina Rubina

PhD, 2004

Director of Organic and Inorganic Laboratories, University of Kansas

Olesja Koleda

MS, 2014

Research Assistant at Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis

Victoria Helan

MS, 2013

Postdoctoral Fellow, AstraZeneca

Cathy Skontos

MS, 2011

Scientist at UOP

Jelena Markov

MS, 2002

Sharonda Benson

Sharonda Benson

MS, 2000

Adjunct Professor of Chemistry, Community College of Baltimore County

Postdoctoral Researchers

Xiangqing Jia

Postdoctoral Researcher, 2019-2021

Vitalii Palchykov

Postdoctoral Researcher, 2020-2021

Director of the Research Institute of Chemistry and Geology

Oles Honchar Dnipro National University

Yadagiri Dongari

Postdoctoral Researcher, 2020

Anton Gulevich

Postdoctoral Researcher, 2014

Research Scientist, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Maxim Uchuskin

Postdoctoral Researcher, 2014

Nugzar Ghavtadze

Postdoctoral Researcher, 2013

Research Scientist, Paraza Pharma

Ferdinand Melkonyan

Postdoctoral Researcher, 2013

Senior Scientist, Apple

Yulia Volkova

Postdoctoral Researcher, 2013

Senior Researcher, N.D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry

Claire Jahier

Postdoctoral Researcher, 2012

Associate Scientist, Delmar Chemicals

Gang Chen

Postdoctoral Researcher, 2012

Director, Research Service Division, WuXi AppTec

Buddhadeb Chattopadhyay

Postdoctoral Researcher, 2011

Assistant Professor, Centre of Biomedical Research (CBMR), Lucknow

Alena Pankova

Postdoctoral Researcher, 2010

Aleksei Galenko

Postdoctoral Researcher, 2010

David Tilly

Postdoctoral Researcher, 2007

Senior Research Associate, Clayden Lab, University of Bristol

Choul-Hong Park

Postdoctoral Researcher, 2004

Victoria Ryabova

Postdoctoral Researcher, 2003

Principal Scientist, Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis

Michael Rubin

Postdoctoral Researcher, 2002

Associate Professor at University of Kansas; Full Professor and Lab Director at the North Caucasus Federal University at Stavropol, Russia

Alexander Kel’in

Postdoctoral Researcher, 2001

Principal Scientist at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

Undergraduate Students

Michael Buck

Undergraduate Student, 2018

Mirela Sparano

Undergraduate Student, 2018

Monika Kamenova

Undergraduate Student, 2018

Yana McAuliff

Undergraduate Student, 2017

Chemical Analyst at Maxxam Analytics

Faraj Mahchi

Undergraduate Student, 2014

Katrina Randle

Undergraduate Student, 2014

Ishmael L. Ochir

Undergraduate Student, 2014

Corey Yarborough

Undergraduate Student, 2013

PhD Candidate, Mohr Lab, University of Illinois at Chicago

Vikrant Saluja

Undergraduate Student, 2010

Guannan Li

Undergraduate Student, 2008

Application Scientist, Agilent Technologies

Frank Hwang

Undergraduate Student, 2007

Shadi Assaf

Undergraduate Student, 2007

Associate Professor at City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College

Alex Schammel

Undergraduate Student, 2006

Scientist, Proneurotech, Inc

Dahrika Yap

Undergraduate Student, 2004

Process Chemist/CMC liaison, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Matt Conley

Undergraduate Student, 2004

Assistant Professor, University of California Riverside

Reena Patel

Undergraduate Student, 2004

Chad Brower

Undergraduate Student, 2003

Jason Butt

Undergraduate Student, 2003

New Business Development at Prime Blend LLC

Visiting Researchers

Tetsuji Yata

Visiting Researcher, 2019-2020

PhD student at Osaka University


Aleksandr Koronatov

Visiting Researcher, 2019

Master’s Student, Saint Petersburg State University

Aleksei Kavun

Visiting Researcher, 2018

Taiki Morita

Visiting Researcher, 2018

Researcher in Advanced Materials Development Laboratory, Sumitomo Chemical Company

Maxim Radzhabov

Visiting Researcher, 2017

Graduate Student, University of Illinois at Chicago

Keiichi Hayama

Visiting Researcher, 2017

PhD Student, Ito Lab, Hokkaido University

Mohammad Soltani

Visiting Researcher, 2014

Masumi Sugawara

Visiting Researcher, 2014

Cristina Hernández Díaz

Visiting Researcher, 2014

Chemist, Almac Group

Leonid Romashov

Visiting Researcher, 2013

Yoshihiro Inamoto

Visiting Researcher, 2013

JSPS Research Fellow

Benhur Godoi

Visiting Researcher, 2012

Professor, Universidade Federal da Fronteira Sul

Anton Makarov

Visiting Researcher, 2012

Yoshiharu Onishi

Visiting Researcher, 2012

Elaine Seraya

Visiting Researcher, 2010

Applied Scientist, Corning Incorporated

Denis Malyshev

Visiting Researcher, 2007

Team Lead, Sequencing Biochemistry, Omniome Inc.