Dussault Group: Former Members

Former Group Members

Former Postdoctoral Associates | Doctoral Graduates | Masters Degree Graduates | Former Undergraduate Researchers

Former Postdoctoral Associates
Postdoctoral Associate Year Currently
Dr. Prasanta Ghorai 2007-2008 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, Ind. Inst. Sci. Ed. Res, Bhopal
Dr. Roman Shchepin 2007 Research Associate, Vanderbilt University Imaging Center
Dr. Chunping Xu 2006 Research Assoc., Cell Biology (The Scripps Research Institute)
Dr. Farhana Noor-e-Ain 1999-2001 Baton Rouge, LA
Dr. Xuejun Liu 1997-2000 Albany Molecular Research (NY)
Dr. Kevin Koellert 1994-1996 Start-up, St. Louis, Missouri
Dr. Umesh Zope 1993-1995 Torren Pharm., Gujarat, India
Dr. Jason Niu 1992-1993 Dow Chemicals (MI)
Dr. Mike Pelter 1990-1991 Assoc. Professor, Purdue Univ.-Calumet
 
Doctoral Graduates
Student Year Dissertation/Thesis Currently
Shiva Kumar Kyasa, PhD 2015

“New Methods for Synthesis of Organic Peroxides and Application of Peroxide Electrophiles to Synthesis of Functionalized Ethers"

Postdoc with the Emory Institute for Drug Development (Atlanta, GA)
Wantanee Sittiwong, PhD 2014 Synthesis and Application of Four-Membered Carbocyclic Amphiphiles Faculty member, Thammasat University (Thailand)
Rachel Willand-Charnley, PhD 2014 Peroxides: An Underutilized but Highly Advantageous Functional Group Postdoctoral at Stanford
Thomas Fisher, PhD 2012 I: New Reactions Of Alpha-Oxygenated Hydroperoxides. II: Design, Synthesis, And Applications Of A New Class Of Twin-Chain Amphiphiles Postdoctoral, The Ohio State University; Scientist with Goodyear
Jiliang Hang, PhD 2012 I. Synthesis of β-Sitosterol and Phytosterol Esters; II. New Methodology for Singlet Oxygen Generation from 1,1-Dihydroperoxides Post Doc with Dr. Jiantao Guo
Charles Schiaffo, PhD 2011 I. An Improved Procedure for Alkene Ozonolysis. II. Exploring a New Structural Paradigm for Peroxide Antimalarials Lecturer at University of Wisconsin Stevens Point
Chris Schwartz, PhD 2010 I. Development of the In Situ Reductive Ozonolysis of Alkenes with Tertiary Amine N-Oxides. II. Progress toward the Asymmetric Synthesis of Peroxyplakoric Acid A3.
Roman Shchepin, PhD 2006 Investigation of quorum sensing in C. albicans Staff Scientist, Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science
Chunping Xu, PhD 2006 Total synthesis of peroxyacarnoic acids and peroxyplakoric acids: New synthetic methodology for organic peroxides and application of peroxides as enzyme inhibitors Scientist with Focus Synthesis, San Diego, CA
Peng Dai, PhD 2004 Synthetic Approaches to the Plakinic Acids Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Watertown, MA
Aqeel Ahmed, PhD 2004 Stereoselective synthesis of homoallyl peroxides and synthesis of peroxyalkanols: 1,2,4-trioxepanes as redox protecting groups for carbonyls : cutin monomer: synthesis, stereochemistry & fungal activation Working in Washington DC area
Joe Raible, PhD 2002 Synthesis of peroxide containing natural products; development and application of ozonolysis methodologies Instructor, St. Louis Community College-Forest Park; in Pharmacy graduate program
Tony Trullinger, PhD 2002 New Methodology for the Synthesis of Peroxides: Total Synthesis of Plakinic Acids Software Engineer (S2 Technologies)
Jeff Schultz, PhD 1999 Approaches to the Synthesis of HPETEs Software engineer in Encinitas, CA
Todd Eary, PhD 1998 New Methodology for the Synthesis of Unsaturated Hydroperoxides. Total Synthesis of Chondrillin and enantio-Plakorin NIH Postdoc (Texas); Array Biopharma (Boulder, CO)
Don Davies, PhD 1998 The Diastereoselective Synthesis of 1,2-Dioxanes and 1,2,4-Trioxanes through Electrophilic Cyclizations of Unsaturated Hydroperoxyacetals Postdoc at Vanderbilt; Associate Professor Weber State (UT)
Darby Sloss, PhD 1998 Methodology Applicable to the Synthesis of Peroxide-Containing Natural Products
Hyung-Jae Lee, PhD 1997 Peroxycarbenium Ion Chemistry Postdoc (Illinois); Kumho (Korea)
Richard Lee, PhD 1996 New Methodology for Synthesis of Hydroperoxides and Peroxides Postdoc (Scripps); Theravance
Kevin Woller, PhD 1996 Stereoselective Dioxygenation: Methodology and Application Postdoc (Cornell); Abbvie Pharmaceuticals
Ayman Sahli, PhD 1994 New Methods for Peroxide Synthesis CEO, Julphar Pharmaceuticals (United Arab Emirates)
In Quen Lee, PhD 1993 New Methodology for Synthesis of Hydroperoxides and Peroxides Postdoc (UC Irvine); GE/Honeywell; President, Wine2u Korea
 
Masters Degree Graduates
Student Year Dissertation/Thesis Currently
Benjamin Puffer 2012 Investigation Of Inter- And Intramolecular C-O Bond Forming Reaction Of Peroxide Electrophiles Fresnius Kabi (Chicago, IL)
Michael Richardson 2012 The Use of Rhenium (VII) Oxide as a Catalyst for the Substitution of Hemiacetals
Captain LaTravia Robinson 2010 Ultrasonic Activation of Triacetone Triperoxide United States Air Force
Brad Johnson 2010 Synthesis of PALO; Chemistry of Carbonyl Oxides 3M Corporation
Kyle Mott 2004 In-situ capture of carbonyl oxides : direct ozonolytic conversion of alkenes to carbonyls Siegwerks, Des Moines, IA
Qiang Han 2000 Synthetic Approaches towards the Total Synthesis of Alkoxydioxine Natural Products PhD (Penn) 2005;Scientist, Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (Princeton, NJ)
Su Cho-Schultz, MS 1999 Total Synthesis of Jasmonate Lactones; II. Asymmetric Addition to Peroxycarbenium Ions Pfizer, La Jolla CA
Bridget Miller, MS 1999 Studies in Peroxide Synthesis Chiron (WA)
David Symonsbergen, MS 1995 A Novel Synthesis of Dienol Ethers and Their Application to the Synthesis of Peroxyacetals Founder, Novel Chemical Solutions (Crete, NE)
Thane Westermeyer, MS 1994 New Approaches to the Synthesis of Hydroperoxides and Peroxides
Scott Kreifels, MS 1993 Selective Reduction of Carbon-Carbon Double Bonds in Protected Hydroperoxides Novartis
Michael Ray Hayden, MS 1991 Stereoselective Dioxygenation of a 1,4-Diene
 
Former Undergraduate Researchers
Student University Year Currently
William Lambert UNL 2014-15 Graduate program, University of Delaware
Jesse Joyce UNL 2011-14 PhD program, North Dakota State
Jorden Johnson St. Olaf 2013 Senior at St. Olaf
Navid Rahmany UNL 2013 Senior at UNL
Kyle Nash CSU Pomona 2012 Weck Labs, (Brea, CA)
Evan Benner UNL 2011-12 BS Chem
Robert Denton UNL 2011-12  
Brian Kempf UNL 2011 Environmental Sciences Industry (NJ)
Hungjhun Park UNL 2009 Business School (Michigan)
Josh Wheeler Delta State 2009 Senior, Delta State Univ.
Mitch Trauernicht Doane 2010 B.S. 2012
Rachel Steadman NE Wes 2008-9 MS, Illinois (Food Sci); Scientist with Kellogg
Lindsey Williams MO Western 2008
Joy Kotschwar UNL 2007-8 Analyst, Celerion (NE)
Meghen Friesen UNL 2008 BS (Highest Honors), NE Wesleyan
Courtney Story UNL 2006-7 Chemical industry, St. Joseph, MO
Fred Zinnel UNL 2006 Grad School (Chem, Texas A & M)
Zach Marten UNL 2005
Curtis Wray UNL 2003-2004 MS UNL; Graduate Program at UC-Berkeley
Miranda Lund Simpson College 2003 High School Science Teacher
Forrest Jones UNC-Fayetteville 2002
Paul Unverzagt UNL 2000-2001 Nuclear Navy
Erin Burger Dunn UNL 2001 PhD. (KU); NIH postdoc (Illinois); Deciphera Pharmaceuticals
Monica Hollrah UNL 2000 Doctor of Pharmacy, UNMC
Tammy Munsch Kansas State 2000 PhD Purdue; postdoc Ruhr Univ (Germany); Medical (AZ);
Ingrid Jordan-Thaden UNL 2001-2002 PhD (Heidelberg); postdoc (UF); research associate (Berkeley).
Doug Chadwick San Angelo State 2000 REU Dentist in TX
Jill Pecha UNL 1999 MD (UNMC)
Mark Meyer Concordia (NE) 1999 REU
Leah Sandvoss Kent State (OH) 1999 REU MS (Michigan); Pfizer Global R&D
Jonathan Fritz Carleton (MN) 1999 REU PhD (Mich. State); postdoc (MSU); faculty member at Aquinas College (MI).
Matthew Epp UNL 1998-1999 MD (UNMC)
Katherine Hartwig UNL 1998-1999 Novartis
Fabricio Beltran CSU Sacramento 1998 REU MD, UNMC
Stephanie Cohen Rose-Hulman 1998 REU PhD (Ariz State); NSF Postdoc (UCLA); Faculty member Austin College (TX)
Corbin Popp UNL 1997 Founder, Corbian, LLC (performing arts)
Jolene Egelhoff UNL 1997 LICoR Inc. (Lincoln, NE)
Jose Friesen UNL 1997 MD (UNMC); Practice in Central NE
Scott Bradley Cedarville College 1996 PhD Purdue; Eli Lilly
Terry Crawford UNL 1996-1998 Genentech
Anne Moore UNL 1995
Michael Hillier UNL 1993-1994 PhD 1999 (Texas); Postdoc CSU; Abbott Pharmaceuticals (IL)
Todd Anderson UNL 1993-1994 Rad-Cure (Atlanta, GA)
J. Matt Byrd UNL 1993-1994 MD (UNMC); Practitioner in Central Nebraska
Chara Shryvers Solich Mt. Marty 1991 MD (Creighton, 1997); Practicing in Missouri
Stephanie Seaman UNL 1990 MD (UNMC)
Amber Thornburg Doane/PRF 1990-1991 Pharmacy degree (UNMC)
Mike Hemenway St. Olaf/PRF 1989-1990 PhD (Iowa); Minneapolis area.
Matt Vandewalle UNL 1989-1990 Science teacher and priest (NE)
Scott Kreifels UNL 1988-1989 Novartis
Rebecca Urbauer UNL 1988-1989 MD UNMC; practicing in K.C. area
Bill Brunsman UNL 1988-1989 MD UNMC; physician in North Dakota