Alumni

Former Wiemer Group Members

Xiang (Sean) Zhou, Ph.D. 2014
University of Iowa Graduate College Fellowship
Synthesis of Inhibitors Targeting the Downstream Enzymes in the Isoprenoid Biosynthetic Pathways

Alyssa (Mick) Hartung, Ph.D. 2014
Potential Opioid Receptor Modulators Derived from Novel Stilbenes

Rebekah M. Richardson, Ph.D. 2012
University of Iowa Presidential Fellow
New Synthesis and Reactions of Phosphonates

Jacqueline P. Smits, Ph.D.  2011
GAANN Fellow
Pharmacology Training Grant
Synthesis of Novel Bis- and Trisphosphonates

Joseph J. Topczewski, Ph.D. 2011
American Chemical Society, Division of Medicinal Chemistry Fellowship
Cascade Cyclizations and the Schweinfurthins

John G. Kodet, Ph.D. 2010
University of Iowa Presidential Fellow
Studies on Heteroaromatic Schweinfurthin Analogues

Rocky J. Barney, Ph.D.  2010
Synthesis and Biological Activity of Novel Phosphonates

Natalie C. Ulrich, Ph.D. 2010
University of Iowa Presidential Fellow
Cascade cyclizations in total synthesis: applications to synthesis of cytotoxic natural products

Michael P. Callahan, Ph.D. 2009
Stereocontrolled Synthesis of Functionalized Hexahydroxanthenes

Nolan Mente, Ph.D. 2008
University of Iowa Presidential Fellow
Cascade Cyclizations in Synthesis of Isoprenoid Natural Products

Larry W. Shull, Ph.D. 2008
Phosphonate and Bisphosphonate Inhibitors of Isoprenoid Biosynthesis

Jose Yu, Ph.D. 2007
Stereocontrolled Olefin Synthesis in Preparation of Biologically Active Isoprenoid Organophosphorus Compounds

Mona A. Maalouf, Ph.D. 2006
Synthesis of Isoprenoids Incorporating a Fluorescent Label and Evaluation of their Effect on the Mevalonate Pathway

Sina I. Odejinmi, Ph.D. 2005
Synthesis of Bioactive Prenylated Aromatics

Jeffrey D. Neighbors, Ph.D. 2004
Predoctoral Fellowship, Breast Cancer Research Program
Synthetic Studies on the Schweinfurthin Family of Anticancer Cmpds

XueMei Chen, Ph.D. 2002
Synthesis of Phosphonate Analogs of Cytosine Arabinoside Mono- and Diphosphate

MeeKyoung Kim, Ph.D. 2002
Fluorescent Probes for Protein Prenylation and Tripeptidyl Probes for Tripeptidyl Protease

Yanming Du, Ph.D. 2002
Design and Synthesis of Farnesyl Pyrophosphate Analog

Liqiang Chen, Ph.D. 2002
Synthesis of Mannosamine Derivatives and Analogs

Edward M. Treadwell, Ph.D. 2001
Studies in the Synthesis of Prenylated Aromatics: Schweinfurthins,  Arieanal, and Montadial

Postdoctoral Associates and Visiting Professors

Dr. Rocky J. Barney
PhD Institution: University of Iowa 
Dates: Summers of 2012 and 2013

Dr. Mona Maalouf
PhD Institution: University of Iowa
Dates:   January, 2005 to present

Dr. Jeffrey D. Neighbors
PhD Institution: University of Iowa
Dates:   August, 2004 to present

Dr. Natalie Ulrich
PhD Institution: University of Iowa
Dates:   October, 2011 to February, 2012

Dr. Donald Zehnder
PhD Institution: University of Cincinnati
Dates:   February, 2003 to January, 2004

Dr. Dragos Albinescu
PhD Institution: University of Illinois, Chicago
Dates:   August, 2002 to August, 2004

Prof. Kang-Yeoun Jung 
Home Institution: Kangnung National University, Republic of Korea
Dates:   March, 1999 to February, 2000
             Summers of 2001, 2002, 2003

Prof. DaeYoung Kim
Home Institution: Soonchunhyang University, Republic of Korea
Dates:   February, 2002 to January, 2003

Dr. Troy Kleckley
PhD Institution: Cornell University
Dates:   May, 2000 to September, 2000

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