Graduate Students


Hannah Lusk 


March 2020


Gordon Luu 


March 2019



Dr. Jacob Porter, PhD 

2020 - Present 

Dr. Catherine McCaughey, PhD 

2021 - Present 

Research Specialists

Itzel Chamu

Jan 2021 - Present

Former Members

Dr. Jessica Cleary Little -  Ph.D. in Pharmacognosy (Current: Staff Scientist, Microbial Metabolomics, Duchossois Family Institute, University of Chicago) (2015- 2020)

Dr. Katherine Zink -  Ph.D. in Pharmacognosy (Current: NRC Research Associate, Kavita Jeerage Lab, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) (2016- 2020)

Dr. Alanna Condren -  Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry (Current: T32 Postdoctoral fellow, David Sherman Lab, University of Michigan) (2016- 2020)


Cynthia Grim -  M.Sc. in Pharmacognosy (Spring 2019-Spring 2020)

Melissa Galey -  M.Sc. in Pharmacognosy (Spring 2017-Fall 2019)

Abigail (Abbie) Green-Saxena- Visiting Research Assistant Professor. (Dec 2017-June 2018) 

Kiley Cleland -  ACCESS summer undergraduate fellow (Summer 2021)

Itzel Lizama Chamu -  L@S Ganas undergraduate fellow (Spring 2018-Fall 2020)

Fabian Trejo -  L@S Ganas undergraduate fellow (Fall 2019-Spring 2020)

Shreya Kishore -  Virtual summer student from Haverford College (Summer 2020)

Leslie Martinez -  L@S Ganas undergraduate fellow (Spring 2019-Spring 2020)

Sindhu Konkapaka- Undergraduate volunteer. (Fall 2017-Spring 2018)

Zade Kurdieh- Honors College student, CURA and Capstone project. (Spring 2017-Spring 2018)

Natalia Rivera Sanchez- UIC Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP), University of Puerto Rico Cayey (Current: Weill Cornell, Pharmacology graduate program) (Summer 2017)

Shilpa Kolachina-  Honors College student, CURA and Capstone project. (Current: Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola) (Fall 2015- Spring 2017)

Sofia Angiole Cavalcante- Brazil Scientific Mobility Program (Summer 2016)

Shreya Thakkar- Undergraduate Volunteer (Fall 2015)


Isabel Chauvin -  Pharmacognosy Rotation Student (Fall 2020)

Caleb Anderson-  Pharmacognosy Rotation Student (Fall 2019)

Antonio Hernandez-  Pharmacognosy Rotation Student (Spring 2019)

Christine Mlot-  Visitor from UW Madison (Jan 2019)

Paul Boudreau, PhD-  Visitor from Harvard (February 2018)

Haley Williams-  Visitor from U Arizona (July 2017)

Kyle Mangano-  Pharmacognosy (Biotech) Rotation Student (Fall 2016)

Amanda Robinson- Volunteer (Summer 2016)

Jessica Ochoa- Visitor from UC Santa Cruz (Dec 2015)

Joe Spraker- Visitor from U Wisconsin-Madision (Dec 2015)

Tanja Florin-  Pharmacognosy (Biotech) Rotation Student (Fall 2015)