Alumni

NameYearCurrent PositionLast Known WhereaboutsContact
Graduate Students
Jia Jia Zhang2014-2019PostdocMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Charles Larson2012-2019PostdocThe Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
Michell Schorn2012-2018PostdocWageningen University
Kirk Reynolds2012- 2016Pharmaceutical Chemist IIICatalent Pharma SolutionsEmail 
Abrahim “Bimo” El Gamal2011- 2016ScientistLodo Therapeutics
Taylor Richter2008-2014PostdocUniversity of Maryland, School of MedicineEmail
Kersten Roland2009-2013

Assistant Professor

University of Michigan, College of PharmacyWebsite
Anna Lechner2008-2012ScientistGenomatica
Andrew Kale2008-2012ScientistIllumina
Micheal C. Wilson2006-2011PostdocETH-Zurich, Switzerland 
Andrew Shultz2005-2011ScientistSynthetic Genomics
Jacklyn Winter2005-2010Assistant ProfessorUniversity of UtahWebsite
Yuan Liu2005-2009Medicinal ChemistWellspring Biosciences
Qian Cheng2003-2007PostdocVanderbilt University
Laura Beer2001-2006PostdocUniversity of Georgia, Department of Marine ScienceEmail
Master Students
Darlene Nguyen2015-2017Research Associate IIZymergen
Kimberly Chang2016- 2017
Lisa Zeigler2005- 2006Assistant ProfessorJ. Craig Venter Institute
Deanna Shock1999-2000 
Postdocs
Jonathan R. Chekan2017-2020Assistant ProfessorThe University of North Carolina at GreensboroWebsite
Shaun McKinnie2016-2019Assistant ProfessorUC Santa CruzWebsite
Anya (Hanna) Luhavaya2015-2019ScientistZymergen
Yuta Kudo2016-2018Assistant ProfessorTohoku University
Jie Li2014-2018Assistant ProfessorUniversity of South Carolina Website
Peter Jordan2012-2018ScientistLassogen
Vinayak Agarwal2012-2017Assistant ProfessorGeorgia Institute of TechnologyWebsite
Zachary Miles2015-2017Senior ScientistEncodia
Xiaoyu Tang2013-2017Assistant ProfessorScripps Research-SZBL Chemical Biology InstituteWebsite
Lauren Ray2013-2016Synthetic Biology Technical SpecialistSyngenta, UKEmail
Ana Ligia Leandrini de Oliveira2014-2016PostdocUniversity of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Takayoshi Awakawa2014-2016Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Tokyo, JapanEmail
Stefan Diethelm2014-2015Lab Head Medicinal ChemistryActelion Pharmaceuticals, Switzerland
Simone Moraes Mantovani2011-2015ScientistAmyris
Robin Teufel2012- 2015Principal InvestigatorUniversity of Freiburg, GermanyWebsite
Max Crusemann2013- 2015Research AssociateUniversity of Bonn, Germany
Nadine Ziemert2013- 2014ProfessorUniversity of Tuebingen, GermanyWebsite
Avena Ross2011-2014Assistant ProfessorQueens UniversityWebsite
Ellis O’Neill2014PostdocUniversity of Oxford, UKEmail
Dennis Poth2013-2014High School TeacherGermany
Leonard Kaysser2011-2013Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Tuebingen, GermanyWebsite
Kazuya Yamanaka2011-2013Associate ProfessorKansai University, JapanWebsite
Daniela Trivella2012Independent InvestigatorCNPEM Brazil
Roland Wenter2010-2012
Elisha Fielding2010-2013ScientistGreenlight Biosciences, Cambridge, MA
Peter Bernhardt2010-2012ScientistMomenta Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA
Akimasa Miyamaga2009-2011Assistant ProfessorTokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Kaity Ryan2008-2010Associate ProfessorUniversity of British Columbia, CanadaWebsite
Alexandra Roberts2008-2010Queensland Accelerate FellowJames Cook University, AustraliaWebsite
Alessandra Eustaquio2005-2010Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoWebsite
Amy Lane2008-2010Associate ProfessorUniversity of North FloridaWebsite
Tobias Gulder2008-2010ProfessorTechnical University of DresdenWebsite
Markus Nett2007-2008Associate ProfessorTechnische Universität Dortmund, GermanyWebsite
Ryan McGlinchey2006-2008PostdocNIH
John Kalaitzis II2006-2007PostdocNew South Wales University, AustraliaEmail
Daniel Udwary2003-2007Bioinformatics ConsultantData Science Engagement Group at NERSCWebsite
Michelle Moffitt2005-2006Assistant ProfessorUniversity of West Sydney, Australia
Longkuan Xiang2000-2006Senior Staff ScientistSelectX Pharmaceuticals
Miho Izumikawa2001-2005Staff ScientistRIKEN Institute, Japan
John Kalaitzis I2001-2004PostdocNew South Wales University, AustraliaEmail
Yoshimitsu Hamano2002-2003Associate ProfessorFukui Prefectural University, JapanWebsite
Paul Shipley1999-2001Associate ProfessorUniversity of British Columbia Okanagan, CanadaWebsite
Joern Hopke1998-2000Senior Staff ScientistSanofi-Aventis
Christian Hertweck1999-2000ProfessorHKI Jena, GermanyWebsite
Ai-Ming Yu1998-1999Assistant ProfessorSUNY Buffalo
Joern Piel1998-1999ProfessorETH Zurich, SwitzerlandWebsite
Stepanka Storkova1997
Dieter Seng1996-1997
Visiting Scientists
Stella de Lima Camargo2017-2019Graduate StudentUniversidade de São Paulo
Renata Sigrist2017-2018ResearcherBrazilian Biosciences National Laboratory (LNBio) – CNPEM
Lauren Murray2017-2019Graduate StudentUniversity of Adelaide
Katharina Seel2017-2018PostdocGen-Plus
Fergus Collins2017MicrobiologistAlimentary Health
Marlene Rothe2017Master StudentETH Zurich, Switzerland, Erick M. Carreira Lab
Jared Shaw2017ProfessorUC DavisWebsite
Reto Erni2016- 2017Master StudentETH Zurich, Switzerland, Erick M. Carreira LabEmail
Jamshid Moghaddam2016- 2017Graduate StudentUniversity of Bonn, GermanyEmail
Kyra Geyer2016Master StudentTU Braunschweig, Germany
Taro Amagata2015- 2016ProfessorSan Francisco State UniversityWebsite 
Jan Wolfarth2015Master StudentUniversity of Freiburg, Germany
Hilke Bruns2015Master StudentTU Braunschweig, Germany
Joseph Jarrett2015ProfessorUniversity of HawaiiWebsite
Liang Lu2014Graduate Student

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Kazuya Murata2014- 2015Associate ProfessorKinki University, JapanWebsite
Karine Pires2014- 2015Graduate Student

Bióloga Instituto Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil

Hongbin Zou2013- 2015Associate ProfessorZhejiang University, ChinaWebsite 
Katrin Schroder2013Master StudentUniversitat Munster, Germany
Lingli “Leonie” Liu2013Graduate Student

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Yongxin “Philip” Li2013Graduate Student

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Stephanie Maerten2012Master Student

University of Aachen, Germany

Eric Helfrich2011- 2012Master StudentUniversity of Jena, Germany
Yi Tang2011ProfessorUCLAWebsite 
Larissa Dir2010- 2011Master Student

University of Saarbrueken, Germany

Won-Gon Kim2010- 2011Professor

Korea Research Institute of Bioscience & Biotechnology

Tatsufumi Okino2009-2010ProfessorHokkaido University, Japan
Anna Lechner2007- 2008Assistant ProfessorFederal University of Amazonas, in Manaus, Brazi
Johannes Haerle2007Graduate StudentUniversity of Freiberg, Germany
Qian Cheng2005- 2007Graduate StudentUniversity of Arizona
Kwangkyoung Liou2004ProfessorSunMoon University, Korea
Julie Becker2002-2004Graduate StudentUniversity of Hawaii
Dr. Thomas O’Hare2001Research ScientistOregon Health Science University