Former Participants

2017

2017 Participant/Mentor
Details
Arvidson, Jacob**
Mentor:  Misha Barybin
School:  University of Kansas, Lawrence KS                  
Status:  Seeking PhD in Chemistry - University of North Texas
Borkowski, Ashley
Mentor:  Cindy Berrie
School:  Georgia Gwinnett College, Lawrenceville GA
Status:  Seeking PhD in Chemistry - University of Kansas
Craven, Mark*
Mentor: Kristin Bowman-James
School: Dublin City University, Dublin Ireland
Status:  Seeking PhD in Pharmacy - University of Kansas
Davis, Cara♦
Mentor:  Audrey Lamb
School:  University of Kansas, Lawrence KS
Status:  Expects to graduate spring 2019 with BS in Chemistry
Eades, Austin
Mentor:  Michael Rubin
School:  Fort Lewis College, Durango CO
Status:  Expects to graduate spring 2018
Gavin, Sarah♦♦♦
Mentor:  Hui Zhao
School:  University of Kansas, Lawrence KS
Status:  Expects to graduate spring 2018
Guadalupe, Karina
Mentor:  Carey Johnson
School:  California State University, San Marcos CA
Status:  Grad School - University of Merced
Harmon, Whitney♦♦♦
Mentor:  Chris Elles
School:  University of Kansas, Lawrence KS
Status:   Seeking PhD in Chemistry - University of Iowa
Keister, Mattea^
Mentor:  Lisa Timmons
School:  University of Kansas, Lawrence KS 
Status:   Expects to graduate in spring 2019
King, Daniel
Mentor:  James Blakemore
School:  St. Olaf College, Northfield MN
Status:  Expects to graduate in spring 2019
Lorenzo, Emmaline*
Mentor:  Brian Kelleher (DCU)
School:  University of Kansas, Lawrence KS
Status:  Seeking PhD in Chemistry - Northwestern University
Maldonado, David
Mentor:  Misha Barybin
School:  University of Texas, Odessa TX (Permian Basin)
Status:  Seeking PhD in Chemistry - University of Kansas
Neal, Treavor
Mentor:  Brian Laird
School:  Westminster College, Fulton MO
Status:  Pursuing an Aerospace Engineering degree - M.U.S.T
Rivera, Travis
Mentor:  Tim Jackson
School:  Worcester State University, Worcester MA
Status:  Seeking PhD in Chemistry - Clark University
Kyler, Ross
Mentor:  Caricato/Kuczera
School:  Southern Nazarene University, Bethany OK
Status:  Seeking PhD in Chemistry - University of Kansas
Schoneich, Sonia♦
Mentor:  Sue Lunte
School:  University of Kansas, Lawrence KS
Status: Seeking a PhD in Chemistry - University of Washington
Stewart-Jones, Eleanor^
Mentor:  Tim Jackson
School:  John Hopkins University, Baltimore MD
Status:  Expects to graduate spring 2020 with a BS in Chemistry
Uhler, Rachel
Mentor:  Yong Zeng
School:  University of Bismarck ND
Status:  Expects to graduate spring 2018
Vasquez, Bryan♦♦
Mentor:  Mario Rivera
School:  University of Kansas, Lawrence KS
Status:  Expects to graduate spring 2020
Walker, Nicole
Mentor:  Michael Johnson
School:  Western Illinois University, Macomb IL
Status:  Expects to graduate spring 2019
Wood, Zachary***
Mentor:  Misha Barybin
School:  University of Kansas, Lawrence KS
Status:  Expects to graduate spring 2019
Supported by:  †NSF CHE-1560279   *Hamilton Access UG Research Scholarship 
​**McNair Scholarship   ***KU Beckman Scholars Program    ♦K-INBRE   ♦♦Heartland CAMP Program  
♦♦♦NSF EPSCoR IIA-1430493  ^Other

2016

2016 Participant/Mentor
Details
Brewer, Kathryn****
Mentor:  Audrey Lamb
School:  University of Kansas, Lawrence KS                  
Status:  Expects to graduate spring 2018 with a degree in BioChemistry
Clay, Collin****
Mentor:  Paul Hanson
School:  University of Kansas, Lawrence KS
Status:  Expects to graduate spring 2018 with a BS in Chemistry 
Davis, Christian
Mentor: Sue Lunte
School: Huntingdon College, Montgomery AL
Status:  Serves as a Graduate Teaching Assistant - University of Kansas
Dekarske, Madeline
Mentor:  Michael Clift
School:  Agnes Scott College, Decatur GA
Status:  Expects to graduate spring 2017
Downer, LaTanya
Mentor:  David Weis
School:  Savanna State University, Savannah GA
Status:  Seeking Masters in Forensic Chemistry - Kennesaw State University
Fiorentino, Vincent^
Mentor:  Sue Lunte
School:  University of Kansas, Lawrence KS
Status:  Expects to graduate spring 2019
Freire-Sovierzoski, Julia**
Mentor:  Ward Thompson
School: Federal Technologist University, Parana Brazil        
Status:   Graduated BA Technological Chemistry - Student Researcher at UTFPR
Hicks, Kenton
Mentor:  Misha Barybin
School:  Wabash College, Crawfordville IN
Status:   Graduated with a BA Biochemistry & French
Brooks, Hidaka*
Mentor:  Brian Kelleher
School:  University of Kansas, Lawrence KS 
Status:   Expects to graduate in spring 2018 with a BS in Chemistry
Hopkins, Julie
Mentor:  James Blakemore
School:  University of Saint Mary, Leavenworth KS
Status:  Seeking PhD in Chemistry - University of Kansas
Liss, Cameron
Mentor:  Marco Caricato
School:  Roosevelt University, Chicago IL
Status:  Graduated BA in Chemistry - works as a Lab Tech at AbbVie
Lu-Diaz, Michael††
Mentor:  Michael Rubin
School:  University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
Status:  Research Internship at Case Western Reserve University - Cleveland OH
Marincin, Kenneth
Mentor:  Carey Johnson
School:  Metropolitan State University, Denver CO
Status:  Graduate Student Researcher at John Hopkins - Baltimore MD
Nicastri, Kate
Mentor:  Paul Hanson
School:  College of Holy Cross, Worcester MA
Status:  Expects to graduate spring 2017
O'Donnell, Fergal*
Mentor:  Sue Lunte
School:  Dublin City University, Dublin Ireland
Status: Graduated BS Genetics/Cell Biology - Internship at Bristol-Meyers in Dublin
Schenone, Dominic***
Mentor:  John Karanicolas
School:  John Hopkins University, Baltimore MD
Status:  Graduated BS Bioengineering - works as Lab Tech Rochester Med.Center
Stucky, Chase
Mentor:  Michael Johnson
School:  Bethel College, Newton KS
Status:  Graduated with a BS in Chemistry
Wood, Zach^
Mentor:  Misha Barybin
School:  University of Kansas, Lawrence KS
Status:  Expects to graduate spring 2018
Supported by:  ​​†NSF CHE-156027  †NSF CHE-1263259  *Hamilton Access UG Research Scholarship
**Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program (BSMP)  ***REU Rosetta Commons Program
****KU Beckman Scholars Program  ^Other  ​

 

2015

2015 Participant/Mentor
Details
Abba, Esha*
Mentor:  Sue Lunte
School:  Dublin City University, Dublin Ireland                    
Status:  Biochemical Analyst for Megazyme in Dublin Ireland
Ashberry, Hannah
Mentor:  Cindy Berrie
School:  Millersville University, Millersville PA
Status:  Seeking PhD in Chemistry - Indiana University
Barnes, Jeremy
Mentor: Marco Caricato
School: Park University, Parkville MO
Status:  Seeking Accountant/Business degree - Park University
Barrett, Colby^
Mentor:  Michael Rubin
School:  University of Kansas, Lawrence KS
Status:   Seeking PhD in Chemistry - University of Southern California
Boe, Dominic
Mentor:  Misha Barybin
School:  Wartburg College, Waverly IA
Status:  Graduated with a degree in Chemistry 
Cardoso, Luisa**
Mentor:  Tim Jackson
School:  Federal University of Bahia Brazil
Status:  Expects to graduate spring 2016
Compton, Jordan
Mentor:  Jon Tunge
School:  Grinnell College, Grinnell IA
Status:  Seeking PhD in Chemistry - University of Pennsylvania
Flores, Judith
Mentor:  Robert Dunn
School:  California State University, San Marcos CA
Status:  Seeking PhD in Chemistry - University of California, San Diego
Furgurson, Mia
Mentor:  Michael Johnson
School:  Texas State University, San Marcos TX 
Status:  Seeking PhD Molecular Physiology/Biophysics - Baylor College Houston TX
Ryan Hamlin***
Mentor:  Chris Elles
School:  Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg MA
Status:  Graduated with a BS in Chemistry & Math
Lorenzo, Emmaline^
Mentor:  Chris Elles
School:  University of Kansas, Lawrence KS
Status:  Expects to graduate spring 2016
McLernon, Bailey
Mentor:  Michael Clift
School:  Framingham State University, Framingham MA
Status:  Seeking PhD in Physical Organic Chemistry - Boston State University
Nag, Ishan
Mentor:  Mario Rivera
School:  Western Connecticut State, Danbury CT
Status:  Graduated - studying/working Brandeis University
Quint, Sumar
Mentor:  Yong Zeng
School:  Winona State University, Winona MN
Status:  Seeking Doctor Osteopathy Degee - Des Moines University
Schultz, Cody
Mentor:  Minae Mure
School:  Truman State University, Kirksville MO
Status:  Attending Graduate School - University of Nebraska, Lincoln
 
Supported by:  †NSF CHE-1263259  *Hamilton Access UG Research Scholarship   
**Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program (BSMP)   ***NSF/EPSCoR IIA-1430493  ^Other 

2014

2014 Participant/Mentor
Details
Anderson, Constance
Mentor:  Jon Tunge
School:  Minnesota State University, Moorhead MN                    
Status:  Seeking PhD in Chemistry - University of Minnesota
Atkinson, Taylor^
Mentor:  Paul Hanson
School:  University of Kansas, Lawrence KS
Status:  Expects to graduate in Spring 2016 
Bennin, Trevor
Mentor: Michael Rubin
School: Northland College, Ashland WI
Status:  Seeking PhD in Chemistry - University of Wisconsin
Calio, Paul
Mentor:  Ward Thompson
School:  Bradley University, Peoria IL
Status:  Seeking PhD in Chemistry - University of Chicago
Diepenbrock, Anna
Mentor:  Paul Hanson
School:  College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout MO
Status:  Seeking PhD in Chemistry - University of Nebraska
Fantin, Sarah
Mentor:  Michael Johnson
School:  University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis IN
Status:  Seeking PhD in Chemistry - University of Michigan
Foley, Stephen*
Mentor:  Minae Mure
School:  Dublin City University, Dublin Ireland
Status:  Seeking PhD in Biology - Dublin City University
Marrow, Darien
Mentor:  Chris Elles
School:  Missouri Western State, St Joesph MO
Status:  Seeking PhD in Chemistry - University of Wisconsin
O'Connor, Thomas^
Mentor:  Michael Clift
School:  Vassar College, Poughkeepsie NY 
Status:   Graduated BA in Chemistry - Lab Tech at Vassar College
Ortiz-Piccard, Selina
Mentor:  Richard Givens
School:  University of Puerto Rico - Humacao Puerto Rico
Status: Graduated BA Industrial Chemistry-Intern at Naval Air Station, Jacksonville FL
Sanders, Brittany
Mentor:  David Weis
School:  Drury University, Springfield MO
Status:  Seeking PhD in Chemistry - University of Kansas
Sens, Jonathan
Mentor:  Craig Lunte
School:  University of Dayton, Dayton OH
Status:  Pursuing graduate studies in Neuroscience
Skillett, Paige
Mentor:  Sue Lunte
School:  Hastings College, Hastings NE
Status:  Graduated with a degree in Chemistry
 
Supported by:  †NSF CHE-1263259  *Hamilton Access UG Research Scholarship   ^Other

2013

2013 Participant/Mentor
Details
Allen, Samantha
Mentor:  Chris Elles
School:  Agnes Scott College, Decatur GA                     
Status:  Seeking PhD at the University of Colorado
Barnier, Catherine
Mentor:  Cindy Berrie
School:  Western Connecticut State, Danbury CT
Status:  Pursing graduate studies
Chinonge, Kasabi^
Mentor:  Paul Hanson
School:  University of Kansas, Lawrence KS
Status:  Graduated BA in Chemistry - University of Kansas
Corzine, Briana
Mentor: Tim Jackson
School: Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashiville TN
Status:  Seeking PhD in Biochemistry at Vanderbilt University
Echimeier, Austin
Mentor:  Craig Lunte
School:  Truman State University, Kirksville MO
Status:  Seeking PhD in Chemistry - Employed at Bio Design Institute
Murphy, Robert*
Mentor:  Craig Lunte
School:  Dublin City University, Dublin Ireland
Status:  Serving as a Research Assistant at Dublin City University
Otolski, Christopher
Mentor:  Shenqiang Ren
School:  University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis IN
Status:  Seeking PhD in Chemistry at University of KS
Rewerts, Justin
Mentor:  Jeff Aube
School:  St. Martins University, Lacey WA
Status:  Seeking PhD in Chemistry at Oregon State University
Rice, Allison
Mentor:  Michael Johnson
School:  Westminster College, New Wilmington PA
Status:  Seeking PhD in Chemistry at University of South Carolina
Torres-Texidor
Mentor:  Misha Barybin
School:  Pontifical Catholic University, Pounce Puerto Rico
Status:  Seeking PhD in Chemistry at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
Trull, Keelan
Mentor:  Sue Lunte
School:  Atchison University, Atchison KS
Status:  Seeking PhD in Chemistry at Purdue University
Wells, Robert
Mentor:  Ward Thompson
School:  University of Arkansas, Fort Smith AR
Status:  Seeking PhD in Chemistry at University of Colorado
Wiley, Seth
Mentor:  Benson/Rivera
School:  University of Kansas, Lawrence KS
Status:  Seeking PhD in Chemistry at University of Michigan
Yin, Yiqiu^
Mentor:  Yong Zeng
School:  University of Kansas, Lawrence KS
Status:  Confirmation Chemist at Clinical Reference Laboratories - Lenexa KS
Supported by:  †NSF CHE-1263259   *Hamilton Access UG Research Scholarship   ^Other

 

 

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2017 REU NEWS

Published News: 
On July 24, 2017 - Cameron Liss had his research featured in the ACS Journal of Chemical Theory & Computation.  Cameron served as a 2016 REU Participant under the direction of Professor Marco Caricato.  The article is titled:  "Electronic Coupling for Donor-Bridge-Acceptor Systems with a Bridge-Overlap Approach"  Click to access abstract


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1992 REU Alumni Joseph Cavaleri
remembers when....
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