Current Members

Anne Wampler

Undergraduate Researcher

Anne is interested in beta-lactone and beta-lactam natural products. Outside of the lab, she enjoys reading, baking, and playing water polo. Anne's favorite antibiotic is amoxicillin.

Wei Wei

Graduate Student, Biological Division

Wei is interested in mechanism-based enzyme inhibitors. Outside of the lab, Wei enjoys traveling, watching movies, and spending time with friends. She received her B.S. in Chemistry from Lanzhou University (China) in 2016.

Erin Gemmell

Graduate Student, Organic Division

Erin received a B.S.

Jana Markley, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Jana completed her PhD work in the summer of 2016, under the direction of Prof.

Luting Fang

Graduate Student, Biological Division

Luting is investigating the mechanism of glutamine synthetase inhibition by tabtoxinine-beta-lactam. Outside of the lab, Luting enjoys spending time with friends, watching movies, and exploring good restaurants. She received her B.S.

Tabbetha Bohac

Graduate Student, Organic Division

Tabbetha is studying siderophores produced by Acinetobacter baumannii, focusing on the total synthesis of fimsbactin and related analogs.

Chanez Symister

Graduate Student, Organic Division
Chancellor's Fellow

Chanez is examining the mechanism for degradation of tetracycline antibiotics by tetracycline destructases via high resolution nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR).

Nathaniel Endicott

Graduate Student, Biological Division

Nathaniel is investigating the mechanism of iron transport into bacterial cells by siderophores. Outside of the lab, he enjoys playing soccer, spending time with friends and family, watching movies and playing board games. He recieved his B.S.

Gerry Sann Rivera

Graduate Student, Biological Division

Gerry is investigating the biosynthesis of salmycin, a bacterial siderophore/antibiotic conjugate. Outside of the lab, Gerry enjoys playing the piano, table tennis and Dungeons and Dragons. He recieved his B.S.