Graduate Students

Adilene Bernal Sánchez
B.A. Sonoma State, 2019

McNair Scholar, 2018 – 2019

Ady’s research specialization:
Organosilicon, Synthetic Methodology, Organic Synthesis, Desymmetrization



Kevin Blanco
B.A. Florida International University, 2018







Yun-Pu Chang
M.S. National Taiwan Normal University, 2015
B.S. National Taiwan Normal University, 2013


Graduate Student Association Travel Award, 2020
Chemistry Department Travel Award, 2019
George & Jackie Hague International Graduate Fellowship, 2018 – 2019

Yun-Pu’s research specialization:
Quantification of noncovalent interactions, Catalysis, Chemical kinetics, Organic synthesis

Angel Cobo
B.S. Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015


Tech Transfer Intern at InnovationAccess, Spring 2020
ORISE Fellowship Program, 2015 – 2016

Angel’s research specialization:

Synthetic methodology, Lewis acid catalysis, Silyl-nucleophile annulations, Vinyl silane transformations


David Coppage
B.S. University of California – Santa Cruz, 2016


Post-Baccalaureate Research Program (Prep) Scholar, 2016 – 2017
Joseph F. Bunnett Undergraduate Research Award, 2016
Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Fellow, 2014 – 2016

Davids’s research specialization:
Sponge-derived marine natural product isolation, characterization, and semisynthetic derivatization


Jacob Dalton
B.S. University of Idaho, 2016


Jacob’s research specialization:
Stereogenic silicon, Desymmetrization, Methodology, Synthesis




Linnea Dolph
B.A. Grinnell College, 2017

Linnea’s research specialization:
Target-oriented synthesis, Medicinal chemistry, Organosilicon molecules, Organic synthesis




Ravi Kang
B.S. Fresno State, 2019

Email: rkkang[a]






Teresa Tang
B.S. University of California-Davis, 2020
Email: yctta[a]

Undergraduate Research Center Travel Award, 2019
Provost’s Undergraduate Fellowship, 2018 – 2019

Teresa’s research:

My research focuses on bishydrosilylation as a novel access to silyl macrocyclic peptides.


Cody Yothers
B.A. Albion College, 2013

Email: cwyothers[a]

STAIR Grant Awardee, 2020
Designated Emphasis in Biotechnology Training Grant, 2017-2018

NIH-NIGMS T32 Training Grant, 2016 – 2017
Corson/Dow Graduate Fellowship, 2016
Borge Fellowship, 2015 – 2016

Cody’s research specialization:
My research focuses on investigating (1) algae as an animal feed and (2) algae lipids as potential therapeutics.


Undergraduate Students


Sarai Jamie
ACS Chemistry Major, Class of 2022

Roche Chemistry Award, 2021

Sarai’s research:
Synthesis of chiral silicon molecules, Desymmetrization



Former Lab Members