Former Members of The Baran Group

Graduate Students

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Noah Burns

(Columbia University) Currently: Assistant Professor, Stanford University

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Michael DeMartino

(University of Delaware) Currently: GlaxoSmithKline

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Carlos Guerrero

(Harvard University) Currently: Bristol-Myers Squibb

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Ben Hafensteiner

(University of Rochester) Currently: Instructor, Rochester University

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Yoshihiro Ishihara

(McGill University) Currently: Vertex Pharmaceuticals

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Paul Krawczuk

(New York University) Currently: Johnson & Johnson

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David Lin

(Stanford University) Currently: Johnson & Johnson

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Jonathan Lockner

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Currently: Chair ACS San Diego

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Dan O’Malley

(Rice University) Currently: Bristol-Myers Squibb

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Tim Newhouse

(Colby College) Currently: Assistant Professor, Yale University

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Jeremy Richter

(Butler University) Currently: Bristol-Myers Squibb

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Tom Maimone

(University of California, Berkeley) Currently: Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkeley

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Ian Seiple

(University of California, Berkeley) Currently: Assistant Professor, University of California San Francisco

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Ryan Shenvi

(Penn State University) Currently: Associate Professor, The Scripps Research Institute

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Jun Shi

(Wuhan University, China) Currently: Bristol-Myers Squibb

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Ana-Florina Voica

(Smith College) Currently: Gilead

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Hans Renata

(Columbia University) Currently: Assistant Professor, Scripps Florida

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Will Gutekunst

(University of Oklahoma) Currently: Assistant Professor, Georgia Tech

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Klement Foo

(Imperial College London) Currently: A*STAR Research Center

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Emily Cherney

(The College of New Jersey) Currently: Bristol-Myers Squibb

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Steve McKerrall

(University of Maryland, Baltimore) Currently: Genentech

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Dane Holte

(Northwestern University) Currently: Stemcentrx

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Rodrigo Rodriguez

(San Diego State University) Currently: GNF

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Quentin Michaudel

(École Normale Supérieure de Lyon) Currently: Postdoctoral Associate Brett Fors

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Ryan Gianatassio

Currently: Biogen

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Brandon Rosen

(University of Michigan) Currently: Arcus Biosciences

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Nathan Wilde

(Brigham Young University) Currently: Postdoctoral Associate E. J. Corey

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Leah Simke

(University of Michigan) Currently: Pharmaron

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Hai Dao

Currently: Postdoctoral Associate Tom Muir

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Matt Villaume

Currently: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

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Artiom Cernijenko

(Oxford University) Currently: Novartis

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Julian Lo

(University of Minnesota) Currently: Bristol-Myers Squibb

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Ruben Martinez

(University Of California Urvine) Currently: IDEAYA Pharma

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Ming Yan

(LaFayette College) Currently: Fish & Richardson

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Marcus Farmer

(University of South Florida) Currently: Postdoctoral Associate Paul Chirik

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Hang Chu

(University of Chicago) Currently: Gilead

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Jacob Edwards

(University of Minnesota) Currently: Celgene

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Yi Yang See

(University of Cambridge) Currently: Postdoctoral Associate Melanie Sanford

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Justine deGruyter

(New Mexico State University) Currently: Fish & Richardson

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Rohan Merchant

(University College London) Merck

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Yuzuru Kanda

(University of Tokyo) Currently: Postdoctoral Associate in Radosevich Lab (MIT)

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Solomon Reisberg

(Kenyon College) Currently: Third Rock Ventures

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Thomas Stratton

(Rutgers University) Currently: Gilead

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Kyle McClymont

(University of Ottawa) Currently: Merck

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Lisa Barton

(Northeastern University) Currently: Genentech

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Kyle Knouse

(Temple University) Currently: Co-Founder at Elsie Biotechnologies

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David Peters

(USD) Currently: BMS

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Jieyu Gu

(Peking University of Health Science Center) Currently: Neurocrine Biosciences

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Stephen Harwood

(UC Berkeley) Currently: Mirati Therapeutics

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Maximilian Palkowitz

(Boston College) Currently: Bristol Myers Squibb

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Junchen Tang

(Peking University) Currently: Postdoctoral Associate in Parker lab (Scripps Research)

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Cheng Bi

(Nankai University) Currently: Merck

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Dongmin Xu

(Boston College) Currently: Neurocrine Biosciences

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Brendyn Smith

(Michigan State University) Currently: Gilead

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Kelly Eberle

(University of Pennsylvania)

Postdoctoral Associates

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Alexandros Zografos

(National Technical University of Athens) Currently: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

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Ian Young

(University of Western Ontario) Currently: Bristol-Myers Squibb

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Karin Weidner

(University of Bern) Currently: Postdoctoral Associate Masakatsu Shibasaki

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Junichiro Yamaguchi

(Tokyo University of Science) Currently: Associate Professor, Nagoya University

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Ippei Usui

(Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg) Currently: Sirenas Marine Discovery

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Andreas Weickgenannt

(Westfälische Wilhelms– Universität Münster) Currently: BASF

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Shun Su

(Boston University) Currently: Bristol-Myers Squibb

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Damien Thevenet

(University of Neuchâtel) Currently: Postdoctoral Associate Reinhard Neier

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Niklas Schöne

(Universität Stuttgart) Currently: Sandoz, Austria

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Hiroki Shigehisa

(Hoshi University) Currently: Assistant Professor, Musashino University

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Masanori Nagatomo

(The University of Tokyo) Currently: Assistant Professor, The University of Tokyo

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Elena Petricci

(Università degli Studi di Siena) Currently: Università degli Studi di Siena, Italy

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Michael Maue

(Philipps-Universtität Marburg) Currently: Bayer CropScience

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Abraham Mendoza

(University of Oviedo) Currently: Assistant Professor, Stockholm University

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Georg Manolikakes

(Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) Currently: Geothe Universität, Frankfurt am Main

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Takeshi Masuda

(University of Tokyo) Currently: Daiichi-Sankyo Co., Ltd.

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Ke Li

(New York University) Currently: DuPont

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Mike Luzung

(University of California, Berkeley)
Currently: Bristol-Myers Squibb

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Chad Lewis

(Yale University)
Currently: Pfizer

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Chuang Chuang Li

(Peking University, China)

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Tanja Gulder

(University of Würzburg)
Currently: Research Group Leader, Technische Universität München

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Mikkel Jessing

(Technical University of Denmark)
Currently: H. Lundbeck A/S

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Yuta Fujiwara

(Gifu Pharmaceutical University)
Currently: Meiji Seika Pharma Co., Ldt.

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Daniel Götz

(University of Würzburg)
Currently: Bayer, Wuppertal

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Kyle Eastman

(Penn State University)
Currently: Bristol-Myers Squibb

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Tanja Gaich

(University of Vienna)
Currently: Assistant Professor, Leibniz Universität Hannover

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Ke Chen

(University of Rochester)
Currently: Bristol-Myers Squibb

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Darryl Dixon

(University of Hawaii at Manoa)
Currently: Bristol-Myers Squibb

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Moritz Biskup

(Universität Konstanz)
Currently: Karlsruher Institut für Technologie

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Tobias Brückl

(Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
Currently: Merck Serano

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Narendra Ambhaikar

(Emory University)
Currently: TEVA Pharmaceuticals

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Shinji Ashida

(Kyoto University)
Currently: Daiichi-Sankyo Co., Ltd.

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Jason Green

(University of California, Santa Barbara)
Currently: Takeda San Diego

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Guillaume Journot

(University of Neuchâtel)
Currently: University of Munich

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Lars Joergensen

(University of Copenhagen)
Currently: LEO Pharma

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Christian Kuttruff

(Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
Currently: Boehringer Ingelheim

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Fionn O’Hara

(University of Cambridge)
Currently: Roche

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Minetaka Isomura

(The University of Tokyo)
Currently: Eisai Co., Ltd.

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Erik Werner

(University of Utah)
Currently: Gilead Sciences

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Insa Prochnow

(University of Oldenburg)

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Sarah Wengryniuk

(Duke University)
Currently: Assistant Professor, Temple University

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Akinobu Maruyama

(Osaka University)
Currently: Teijin Pharma. Limited

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Yuki Yabe

(Gifu Pharmaceutical University)
Currently: Eisai

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Bart Roman

(Ghent University)
Currently: Ghent University

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Rune Risgaard

(University of Copenhagen)
Currently: LEO Pharma

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Isabelle Thome

(RWTH Aachen University)
Currently: Roche

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Qianghui Zhou

Currently: Professor, Wuhan University

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Chien-Hung Yeh

(National Tsing Hua University)
Currently: TSRI

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Myles Smith

(Columbia University)
Currently: Stanford

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Ying Jin

Currently: Professor, Jilin Medical College

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Eran Sella

Currently: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries

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Kevin Oberg

(Colorado State University)
Currently: Eli Lilly

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Yehua Jin

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Changxia Yuan

Currently: Bristol-Myers Squibb

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Jinghan Gui

(SIOC)
Currently: Professor, SIOC

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Shuhei Kawamura

(Hokkaido University)
Currently: Merck

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Yu Feng

Currently: Abide Therapeutics

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Chung-Mao Pan

(San Diego State University)
Currently: Sirenas Marine Discovery

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Fumihiko Toriyama

Currently: Daiichisankyo Co., Ltd.

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Evan Horn

(University of California, Urvine)
Currently: Celgene

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Shigenobu Umemiya

(Tohoku University)
Currently: Assistant Professor, Tohoku University

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Maoqun Tian

Currently: Merck

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Josep Cornella

(Queen Mary University of London)
Currently: Professor, Max Planck

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Justin M. Lopchuk

(Dartmouth)
Currently: Assistant Professor, Moffitt Cancer Center

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Aaron Herrmann

(University of California, Santa Barbra)
Currently: Janssen Pharmaceuticals

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Koji Kobayashi

Currently: Astellas Pharmaceuticals

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Lara Malins

(The University of Sydney)
Currently: Assistant Professor Australia National University

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Laurin Wimmer

(Vienna University of Technology)
Currently: Novartis

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Chao Li

(National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing)
Currently: Assistant Professor, National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing

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Mayumi Yamaguchi

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Joel Smith

(UCLA)
Currently: Assistant Professor, Florida State University

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Javier Lopez Ogalla

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Tian Qin

(Boston University)
Currently: Assistant Professor, UT Southwestern

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Chuanguan Qin

Northwestern Polytechnical University

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Karla Feu

The University of Campinas

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Jie Wang

SIOC
Currently: Calibr

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David Kossler

École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

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Shota Asai

Gifu Pharmaceutical University
Currently: Iwate University

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Pavel Mykhailiuk

Enamine Ltd

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Jinbao Xiang

Jilin University

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Massimiliano Lamberto

Monmouth University

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Xuejing Zhang

Sun Yat-sen University

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Cian Kingston

(University College Dublin)
Currently: Postdoctoral Associate at The University of Utah with Matt Sigman

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Tie-Gen Chen

SIOC

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Yusuke Takahira

AGC Asahi Glass

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Johannes Teske

University of Stuttgart

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Byron Peters

(Stockholm University)
Currently: Merck

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Natalia Muñoz Padial

Currently: University of Granada

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Ming Shang

(SIOC)
Currently: Assistant Professor at SJTU

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Julien Vantourout

(University of Strathclyde)
Currently: Assistant Professor at CNRS (Centre national de la recherche scientifique)

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Gary Hermann

(RTWH Aachen University)
Currently: Bayer

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Pengfei Hu

(University of Chicago)
Currently: Assistant Professor at Westlake University

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Cody Pitts

(Johns Hopkins University)
Currently: Assistant Professor, UC Davis

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Hugh Nakamura

(Kyoto University)
Currently: Assistant Professor, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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Kevin Rodriguez

(University of Notre Dame)
Currently: Gilead

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Michael Meanwell

Currently: University of Alberta

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Chi He

Currently: BMS

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Kyohei Hayashi

Currently: PLEXIUM

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Adriano Bauer

(University of Vienna)
Currently: Amgen

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Jin Choi

(Seoul National University)
Currently: Odyssey Therapeutics

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Samer Gnaim

(Tel-Aviv University)
Currently: Assistant Professor at Weizmann Institute of Science

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Debora Chiodi

(University of Pavia)
Currently: Takeda Pharmaceuticals

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Terry Lou

(University of Oxford)
Currently: Octant

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Hai-Jun Zhang

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Manolis Sofiadis

(University of Crete)
Currently: Postdoctoral Associate in Ritter lab (Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung)

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You-Chen Lin

(North Carolina State University)
Currently: Architect Therapeutics

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Michal Ociepa

(Institute of Organic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Science)
Currently: Assistant Professor at Institute of Organic Chemistry PAS

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Yoshifumi Kusumoto

(Tokyo University; Shionogi & Co., Ltd)

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Cheng Bi

(Scripps Research)
Currently: Merck

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Gabriele Laudadio

(University of Amsterdam)
Currently: University Associate in Kappe lab (University of Graz)

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Alberto Garrido-Castro

(Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

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Yang Gao

(SIOC)

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Dongmin Xu

(Boston College)
Currently: Neurocrine Biosciences

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Nathanyal Truax

(Baylor University)
Currently: Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Visiting Graduate Students

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Jessica Giacoboni

University of Copenhagen-Lundbeck

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Liher Prieto

University of the Basque Country

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Chien-Hung Yeh

National Tsing Hua University

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Jose Antonio Romero Revilla

Autonoma University of Madrid

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Roy Weinstein

Tel Aviv University, Israel

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Takeshi Yasui

Nagoya University

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Felix Ungeheuer

University of Frankfurt

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Tatsuya Urushima

Tokyo University of Science

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Eran Sella

Tel Aviv University, Israel

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Julian Shaw

Trinity College, Dublin

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Amit Sagi

Tel Aviv University, Israel

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Mariá Escribano Santamarina

Universidad De Oviedo, Spain

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Rune Risgaard

University of Copenhagen

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Alessandro Ruffoni

University of Milan D.I.S.F.A.R.M.

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Akifumi Nakamura

The University of Tokyo

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Antti Pohjakallio

Teknillinen Korkeakoulu-Helsinki University of Technology, Finland

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Tomás Llamas

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

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Quentin Michaudel

École Normale Supérieure de Lyon

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Yi Ning Ji Chen

Science Park of Barcelona

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Lars Joergensen

University of Copenhagen

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Kentaro Iso

Tohoku University

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Mikkel Jessing

Technical University of Denmark

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Cornelius Gropp

University of Heidelberg

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Bart Herle

University of Amsterdam

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Jorge Otero Fraga

University of Santiago de Compostela

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Mariá Morón Galán

Universidad De Alcalá, Spain

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Johan Dam

Technical University of Denmark

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Victoriano Domingo

University of Granada

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Pilar Castroviejo

Universidad de Burgos, Spain

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Erik Daa Funder

University of Aarhus

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César Rogelio Solorio Alvarado

Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonya

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Ivan Bernar

UpSolution Team Freie Universität Berlin

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Marta Artola

Universidad Complutense de Madrid

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Yu Kawamata

Kyoto University

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Albano Galan

Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia

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Jochen Zoller

UpSolution Team RWTH Aachen University

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Fei Ji

Nanjing University of Science and Technology

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Yoshinori Aihara

Osaka University

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Sara Gutiérrez Hernández

University of Alcalá

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Bala’zs Budai

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

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Iago Alonso Vicente

University of Vigo

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Nathan Ferrandin

University Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris

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Kasper Fjelbye

University of Copenhagen

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Alex Novak

LMU Munich

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Frederik Sandfort

University of Muenster

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Lukas Nattmann

University of Muenster

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Julien Vantourout

GSK–University of Strathclyde

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Luca Buzzetti

ICIQ

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Lucas Gottemann

LMU Munich

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Monika Kruszyk

University of Copenhagen

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Iñaki Bastida

University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)

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Pedro Martín-Acosta

University Of La Laguna (IUBO-AG)

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Cian Kingston

University College Dublin

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Amin Minakar

University of Cologne

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Sebastian Beil

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

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Alberto Garrido-Castro

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

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Kosuke Yasui

Osaka University

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Juan Miguel Lopez Soria

Instituto de Productos Naturales y Agrobiologia

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Paula Fernández Canelas

University of Oviedo

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Shengyang Ni

Nanjing University

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Mauro Mato Gomez

ICIQ (Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia)

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Michal Ociepa

Institute of Organic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Science

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Alexander Sandahl

Aarhus University

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Nazaret Rivas Bascón

University of Granada

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Eva Rivera Chao

University of Santiago

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Tao Sheng

Nanjing Agriculture University

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Karolina Kowalska

University of Copenhagen
Adam Mickiewicz University

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Yuxuan Chang

Nankai University

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Edgar Molle

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

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Henrik Wilke

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munchen

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Simon Kolb

Technical University of Braunschweig

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Sara

ICIQ

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Laura Levy

CPE Lyon

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Melania Prado Merini

Ruhr-Universität Bochum

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Benedikt Nissl

LMU Munich

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Hirofumi Endo

Tottori University

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Yasuhiro Yamauchi

Osaka University

Undergraduate Students

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Michael Giambrone

Cornell University

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Brady Worrell

Purdue University

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Ming Yan

Lafayette College

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Cecil Eprile

Cornell University

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Chao Wang

Lafayette College

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Benjamin Winer

Diablo Valley College

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Zachary Sweeney

Centre College

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Brandon Whitefield

University of California San Diego

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Leah Simke

University of Michigan

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Adam Sobel

University of Michigan

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Steven Nguyen

University of California San Diego

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Jonathan Nelson

University of California, San Diego

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Joe Nagamizo

University of California, San Diego

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Alex Nanna

Albion College

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Soniya Gunjikar

University Institute of Chemical Technology, India

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Rohan Merchant

University College London

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Matt Del Bel

University of California, San Diego

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Ryan Gianatassio

UMass–Boston

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Angela Bai

University of California, San Diego

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Sylvia Chen

University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Garrett Michael Saul

University of California, San Diego

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Lily Moloney

Augsburg College

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Bryan J. Lee

University of California, San Diego

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Kevin Nguyen

University of California, San Diego

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Matthew ONeill

Notre Dame

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Qian Zhenghao

University of Science and Technology of China

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Cheng Bi

Nankai University

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Yutong Lin

Nankai University

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Brendyn Smith

Michigan State University

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Jered Vaichis

University of California Irvine

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Katarzyna Maziarz

Mount Holyoke College

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Haolin Zhang

Tsinghua University

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Zeyi “Tony“ Huang

Nankai University

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Fengyuan Wang

Tsinghua University

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Miao Chen

Nankai University

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Yunyeong Gwon

Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology

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Rohan Narayan

University of Delaware

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Yuan Yuan

Peking University

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Yuxuan Chang

Nankai University

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Pierre Loch-Temzelides

Rice University

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Eriks Zamurs

Williams College

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Meredith Holm

University of Michigan

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Chenxin Lu

Nankai University

High School Students

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Lazer Shelley

Kearny High School

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Jason Ge

UpSolution Team / Westview High School

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Derek Barbas

Torrey Pines High School

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Marcus Bray

UpSolution Team / Torrey Pines High School

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Jacob Zhong

John P. Stevens High School

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Antony Yu

Torrey Pines High School

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Anish Velaparthi

West Windsor Plainsboro High School North

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