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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 extracellular vesicles 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.

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Didi Zha

PHD graduate student

dzha2@uic.edu

Didi got her M.S. at Northwestern in Bioengineering before joining the PSCI program in 2020. She is working on endocrine disrupting compounds and PCOS on LATTICE.

Tara Spencer

research specialist

tsapari2@uic.edu

Tara received her B.S. from U. of Alabama.  She is working on screening natural products for anti-cancer action and for natural progestins. She is also keeping us organized and well stocked!

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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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 is engineering microfluidics to study ovulation and  ovarian cancer.

Manead Khin

PHD graduate student

mkhin2@uic.edu

Manead received her B.S. from UNC Greensboro before joining the PSCI graduate program in 2020.  She is working on natural product drug discovery.

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.

Alfredo Lopez Carrero

undergraduate researcher

Alfredo is a L@sGanas student completing his undergraduate degree at UIC. He is working with Dr. Russo on ovulation and ovarian cancer.