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Group Members

Principal Investigator

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Professor Ohyun Kwon

B.S. 1987–1991, Seoul National University

M.S. 1991–1993, Seoul National University

M.S. 1993–1994, Yale University

Ph.D. 1994–1998, Columbia University

Postdoctoral Fellow, 1998–2001, Harvard University, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Assistant Professor, 2001–2008, UCLA

Associate Professor, 2008–2013, UCLA

Full Professor, 2013–present, UCLA

2003 Amgen Young Investigator's Award

2004 Faculty Career Development Award, UCLA

2005 Thieme Journal Award, Synthesis and Synlett

2005 Faculty Career Development Award, UCLA

2008 Glenn T. Seaborg Award

2008 Abbott Lecture, University of Notre Dame

2018 Boehringer Ingelheim Green Chemistry Award

2018 UC CAI Technology Development Award

2019 Novartis Chemistry Lectureship Award

2020 Herbert Newby McCoy Award

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Current Members

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Dr. Zhiqi He

Ph.D. Peking University

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Ruoxi Wang

B.S. UC Berkley 2018

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Tony Moreno

B.S. UC Davis 2018

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Thomas Bunnell

B.A. College of the Holy Cross 2020

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Jacob Kim

B.S.  Carnegie Mellon University 2020 

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Brady Dehnert

B.S. University of Oklahoma

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Jeremy Dworkin

B.S. UC Berkeley

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Dr. Qiuyuan Tan

Ph.D. Chongqing University

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Dr. Sujit Mahato

Ph.D. IIT Guwahati

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Dr. Michal Simek

Ph.D. IOCB AS CR

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Dr. Justin Bae

Ph.D. Hanyang University

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Kathleen Cheasty

B.S. Radboud University

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Eric Lin

2022 Undergraduate Researcher

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Matthew Xie

2022 Undergraduate Researcher

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Bassel Lawand

2022 Undergraduate Researcher

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Aditya Desai

2022 Undergraduate Researcher

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Giang Nguyen

2022 Undergraduate Researcher

Former Members

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Tiffany La

2022 Undergraduate Researcher

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Dr. Changmin Xie

Ph.D. Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry

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Dr. Manisha Swain

Ph.D. CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology

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Dr. Venkatesh Telugu

Ph.D. CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology

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Jason Quintana

B.S. UCLA 2017

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AJ Hacker

B.S. Cal Poly SLO 2018 

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Maximilian McCallum

B.S.  University of Denver 2019 

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Emma Bradley

2021 Undergraduate Researcher

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Violet Chen

Ph.D UCLA (2021)

B.S. National Taiwan University

Current position: medicinal chemist at R2M Pharma 

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Jason Wu

2019-2021 Undergraduate Researcher

Current position: Cornell university

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Alex (Shixuan) Cao

2019-2020 Visiting Scholar, Nankai University

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Xian-rong Song

2019-2020 Visiting professor

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Andy Smaligo

Ph.D UCLA (2020) [thesis]

B.S. Millersville University

Present Position: Medicinal Chemist at Amgen

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Bryan Yang

2018-2020 Undergraduate Researcher, UCLA

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Hassan Alsetri

2019-2020 Undergraduate Researcher, UCLA

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Gusein Sadykhov
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Dr. Aslam Shaikh

Ph.D. National Chemical Laboratory, Pune

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Dr. Jiannan Zhao

Ph.D. Sichuan University

Present Position: Professor

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Yuting Hu

B.S. Nankai University (expected 2018)

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Lingchao Cai

Ph.D. UCLA 2017 [thesis]

Present Position: Professor

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Kui Zhang

Ph.D. UCLA 2017

Present Position: Professor

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Craig Lee

Ph.D. UCLA 2017 [thesis]

Present Position: Research Scientist at AIM Biosciences, Inc.

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Nathan Dupper

Ph.D. UCLA 2017 [thesis]

Present Position: Postdoc at USC in the McKenna Lab

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Kelsey Williams

B.S. UCLA (expected 2018)

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Guan Wang

B.S. UCLA (expected 2018)

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Nikkie Singh

B.S. UCLA (expected 2018)

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Yi Chiao (Joseph) Fan

Ph.D. UCLA 2015 [thesis]

Present Position: Research Scientist at AIM Biosciences, Inc.

Brian Blank

Ph.D. UCLA 2014

Judy Szeto

Ph.D. UCLA 2014

San Khong

Ph.D. UCLA 2013

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Gregg Barcan

Ph.D. UCLA 2012

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Ian Andrews

Ph.D. UCLA 2012

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Gardner Creech

Ph.D. UCLA 2011

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Yang Su Tran

Ph.D. UCLA 2010

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Chris Henry

Ph.D. UCLA 2009

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Reymundo Antonio Villa

Ph.D. UCLA 2008

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