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December 2018

Isaac is an undergraduate from Columbus, Indiana working towards a B.S. in Chemistry and a B.A. in French. He joined the lab in Spring of 2018 and is mentored by Ali Lambright. His passion for chemistry began while taking his first semester of Organic Chemistry during his freshman year. After graduation, Isaac plans to pursue a PhD in organic chemistry. Outside of the lab, Isaac teaches group exercise classes at the campus rec center, is an academic tutor, and enjoys outdoor activities.

It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.” -Descartes


August 2018

Trevor is from Lafayette, Indiana and is working towards a B.S. in Chemistry. In the Brown lab, he has the privilege of working with Stephen on Ni-catalyzed cross-coupling. Trevor plans to graduate in 2020 and then further his education by going to graduate school to pursue my Ph.D and specialize in Organic Chemistry and conduct research. Trevor’s hobbies include listening to 80’s rock music, watching The Office, and staying up late for no reason.

Chance only favors the prepared mind” -Louis Pasteur


August 2018

Annika is from Ann Arbor, Michigan and is currently working on her B.S. in Biochemistry at IU. She is working with Stanna on arylboration of alkenes via Cu/Pd synergistic catalysis. She expects to graduate in May 2020 and plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry. In her free time, Annika enjoys figure skating, skiing, rock climbing, going on adventures, taking naps, sailing, baking, and kittens.

The moment you doubt wether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it” -Peter Pan


January 2020

Abby is an undergraduate from Excelsior, Minnesota working towards her B.A. in Chemistry and B.A. in Spanish at IU. She expects to graduate in December 2021 and plans to start medical school in the fall of 2022. She is working with Grace on arylboration of alkenes via Ni catalysis. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering, running, writing calligraphy, playing with dogs, and being with friends.

“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” -Christian D. Larson


September 2020

Walker is from Knoxville, Tennessee, and is working towards his B.S. in Chemistry and his B.M. in Music Composition in the Jacobs School of Music. He is currently working with Renyu on developing methodologies for Lewis acid-catalyzed alkene-allenone [2 + 2] cycloadditions. He has been enamored with chemistry since eighth grade, when he began filming chemistry experiments in his garage and uploading them to his YouTube channel “TheChemistryShack,” which now has over 18,000 subscribers and over 1 million views. After graduation, Walker plans to pursue a Ph.D. in organic chemistry. Outside of lab, Walker enjoys cooking, listening to and writing music, and hiking and mountain biking in the beautiful state parks around Bloomington.


September 2021

Maeve is an undergraduate from Avon, Indiana, pursuing her B.S. in Biochemistry at IU. She plans to graduate in the spring of 2023. She is currently working with Stanna on the arylboration of boron-substituted dienes using Cu/Pd catalysis. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, painting, and hammocking.

“There is always light. If only we’re brave enough to see it, if only we’re brave enough to be it.” – Amanda Gorman


September 2021

Daniel is an undergraduate from Westfield, Indiana working towards his B.S. in Chemistry. He is currently working alongside Shashwati on the development of rigid bicycles for medicinal purposes. After graduation, Daniel plans to pursue a PhD in organic chemistry with hopes of later entering the pharmaceutical development and research field. In his free time, Daniel enjoys building vintage motorcycles, working on his car, and traveling to national parks.

“But what would life be like if we only did what is necessary?” – Niki Lauda


July 2022

Carter is an undergraduate from Schererville, Indiana pursuing a B.S. in Biochemistry. He is currently working with Souvik on triplet energy transfer mediated dearomative cycloaddition reactions. In his free time, he enjoys playing the saxophone and hiking.
“It is nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.” — John Templeton

September 2022

I am from Evansville, IN. I am majoring in Chemistry and I am graduating in Spring 2024. I am working with Jarett on the synthesis of 2.1.1 bicyclohexanes. In my free time, I enjoy going for runs and cooking new recipes.
“If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” -Napolean Hill

October 2022

Evan Piper is a biochemistry major from Indianapolis, Indiana. He is currently working under Yanyao Liu with [2+2] photocyloaddition reactions as the broader objective. Evan is graduating in 2025 and plans to attend medical school afterward. He enjoys playing volleyball and video games but has the most fun during conversations with his friends.

“Relationships have been built on mutual respect and admiration and I will cherish them.” -Varun Chheda