The Posse


This section of the site should give you some idea of who we are and what we’re about.  The goal is to do exciting and innovative chemistry and have a little fun in the process.  That being said, the starting lineup for the Louie group is.......


Principle Investigator:

Dr. Janis Louie

Bret Van Ausdall

Brendan D’Souza

Dr. Rodrigo Cella



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Postdoctoral Associates

Pramod Chapode      5/06 – 8/07         Assist. Professor; Coker College

Michael M. McCormick 10/04 – 8/05          Lecturer; Boise State

Andrew J. Price 3/02 – 7/02

Dawn Troast            7/06 – 5/08         Epix Pharmaceuticals

Graduate Students

Martin Conda-Sheridan5/06 – 8/07         Med. Chem. Ph.D. Student; Purdue U

Michael J. Cross2/04 – 7/04          U of U Chemistry Graduate Student

Shayna Cooke3/05 – 6/05, 1/06 – 5/06       Thesis Masters 2006

Hung A. Duong2/03 – 5/07         Ph.D.; postdoc in Cambridge

Donna LaGarde3/05 – 1/07

Thomas N. Tekavec             Summer 2002 (HERF) – January, 2007Ph.D.; Nalco

Gang Zuo             1/03 – 12/07          Ph.D.; Dupont China Holding Co.


Ronald BakusREU Student Summer 2005    Chemistry Graduate Student, U Kentucky

Elizabeth Black12/06 – 12/08

John A. Brailsford            Summer 2003    Chemistry Graduate Student, UCI

Michael S. Bultman             NSF-REU Summer 2002    Chemistry Graduate Student, Sloan Kettering

Adrienne Carey1/06 – 12/08   Medical Student, U of Utah

Michael L. English             Summer 2002               Medical Student, Ohio State U

Marc V. Farnworth             UROP, Summer 2002 – Summer 2004 Medical Student, U of Michigan

John E. Gibby Pfizer Summer Fellowship, 2002Research Assist., Huntsman Institute

Jeremy L. GlassREU Student Summer 2007            Chemistry Graduate Student,UT Austin

Sebastian Herbrich            Spring 2007

Monica IskandarREU Student Summer 2003

Virginia KincaidREU Student Summer 2008

Kristina SimonFall 2005

Hoa-Lan Vu            REU Student Summer 2009

Marshall Ward5/08 – current

Kai Welke            Fall 2007

Kelly M. Wiggins            REU Student Summer 2007     Chemistry Graduate Student,UT Austin