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Angela Russo, PHD

Research Assistant Professor

russoa@uic.edu

Angela got her PHD from UNC Chapel Hill and was a postdoc at UIC in Pharmacology. She is working on molecular mechanisms of ovarian tumor

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Adam Li

postdoctoral fellow

li111@uic.edu

Adam got his Master's and PHD from Urbana and is currently working on exosomes and phytoprogestins.

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Julia Austin

PHD graduate student

jausti6@uic.edu

Julia came to the Med Chem program from Arkansas. She is working on phytoprogestins and is a recipient of the T32 in natural products.

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Tova Bergsten

MD/PHD graduate student

bergste1@uic.edu

Tova got her BA from Princeton and trained in industry in New York before coming to UIC for the MSTP program.  She is imaging chemical communication in ovarian metastasis.

Seth Baligod

research specialist

Seth came back! He was a former undergrad who finished his B.S. at Northwestern University in 2020. We recruited him back to the lab where he is helping with microfluidic devices. 

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Brenna Kirkpatrick

MD/PHD rotation student

kirkpatrickbrenna@gmail.com

Brenna is a recent graduate of the U. of Kentucky in Lexington.  She was recently accepted to the MSTP program and is doing her first rotation in our lab. She was both a SURF and tech in the lab.

Aliya Mirza

undergraduate researcher

Aliya is a Pharmacy GPPA student at UIC majoring in Biological Sciences. She is mentored by Amanda.

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Amrita Salvi, PHD

postdoctoral fellow

amritas@uic.edu

Amrita got her BS and MS from U. of Mumbai and her PHD from Nanyang Technological University. She is working on PHYs in ovarian cancer and PAX8.

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Jose Colina

PHD graduate student

colina3@uic.edu

Jose came to the Med Chem program from Ohio State.  He is working on PAX2 and androgens.

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Amanda Maldonado

PHD graduate student

amoldo23@uic.edu

Amanda received her B.S. from Florida International University in 2017 before coming to UIC to join the department. She is working on novel natural products for cancer.

Vedant Bodke

PHD graduate student

bodke2@uic.edu

Vedant received his BS from U. of Wisconsin-Madison before he was recruited as a University Fellow to UIC. He will be engineering microfluidics to study ovarian cancer.

Daniel Lantvit

research specialist

lantvit@uic.edu

Dan is the guru of all things related to animal work.  He is currently managing the animal colony, assisting students and postdocs, and training for marathons and triathlons.

Djeneba Diakite

undergraduate researcher

Djeneba is a senior student at UIC in the Honor's College and a Chicago Check scholar. She is working with Adam on phytohormones in the reproductive system.