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Enver Cagri Izgu (Enver Çağrı İzgü)

Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Full Member of Cancer Pharmacology Program, Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Faculty Member of Center for Lipid Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Postdoc, Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital

Research: Replication of genetic information / Systems chemistry of protocells

Advisor: Dr. Jack W. Szostak

Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Research: Total synthesis of plant alkaloids / Synthetic method development / NMR spectroscopy

Advisor: Dr. Thomas R. Hoye

B.Sc., METU

Research: Asymmetric Catalysis

Advisor: Dr. Ozdemir Dogan 

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Huseyin Erguven

Postdoctoral Fellow

RU I-Corps Entrepreneurial Lead

he135@chem.rutgers.edu

Ph.D., McGill University

B.Sc., Bilkent University

 

Huseyin received his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Bilkent University, Turkey. He successfully represented his national team in the International Chemistry Olympiads in London and Budapest. He then earned his Ph.D. degree in Organic Chemistry from McGill University, Canada, where he built a strong skill-set in the chemistry of 1,3-dipoles, heterocyclic small molecules, and amide-containing macrocycles.

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Rhia Stone

Postdoctoral Fellow

ms3171@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

Ph.D., The University of Queensland

M.Sc., Victoria University of Wellington

B.Sc., Victoria University of Wellington

 

Rhia received her BSc and MSc degrees in Chemistry from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. She then moved to Australia for her PhD at the Institute for Molecular Biosciences, the University of Queensland, during which she developed her skills in synthetic chemistry, microbiology, microscopy, and chemical biology.

 

Rhia enjoys knitting, crochet, cooking, and trying to pat all the animals.

Tushar Aggarwal

Graduate Student

ta384@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

M.Sc., IIT, Bombay

B.Sc., University of Delhi

 

Tushar earned his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from University of Delhi and Master’s degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India. At IIT-Bombay, he was trained in chemical biology and acquired substantial theoretical knowledge in biopolymers and mechanisms of in vitro transcription and reverse transcription.

In addition to his multidisciplinary Ph.D. studies, Tushar serves in the CCB Graduate Student Organization board.

Bryan Gutierrez

Graduate Student

bg434@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

B.Sc., Pacific Lutheran University 

Bryan earned his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Pacific Lutheran University. He participated in the RISE program at Rutgers and was awarded a SUPER-Grad Fellowship, reserved for top RISE students who return to Rutgers.

Bryan loves helping out people and he is the go-to person in the group. He has a special skill of walking long distances while only focusing on his cell phone. 

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Kern Hast

Graduate Student

krh116@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

B.E., University of Florida

 

Kern obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida. He specialized in biomaterials, cell biology, and materials chemistry in his undergraduate research and then worked in industry as an engineer.

Kern is a professional fencer, teaching fencing to youngsters. He fearlessly dives into complex problems in biotechnology and comes up with ideas to solve them. When the idea makes sense, he occasionally performs a sudden fencing move. 

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Melih Baci

Graduate Student

mb1941@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

M.Sc., Texas A & M University

B.Sc., Bilkent University

Melih obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Bilkent University, Turkey. In his first year of undergrad, he successfully competed in the International Chemistry Olympiad in London. He then moved to Texas A&M University and earned his Master's degree by studying metal-organic frameworks for capture and degradation of organic pollutants.

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Liming Wang

Graduate Student

lw641@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

B.Sc., Peking University

 

Liming received his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Peking University. He worked on allosteric inhibitor development and gained major skills in organic synthesis and in vitro enzyme kinetics.

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Caitlin Yeung

Undergraduate Student

cy285@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

Biochemistry of Microbial Systems

Rutgers University

 

Caitlin is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry of Microbial Systems at the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. She has interests in infectious diseases, virology, and immunology and hopes to work in industry in the future. She enjoys learning about new concepts and is determined to gain a new perspective on the applications of chemistry.
 

She also draws portraits in her spare time. And friends describe her as being like a cat.

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Camden De Sanctis

Undergraduate Student

cmd464@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

Biological Sciences

Rutgers University

 

Camden is currently pursing a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences at the Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences. She has interests in pharmacology, applied biochemistry, and physiology. It is her plan to attend medical school following graduation, and she is excited to learn more about the interdisciplinary applications of organic chemistry during her time in the Izgu Lab.

Camden enjoys being civically engaged and she currently serves as the Health and Wellness Chair of the Rutgers University Student Assembly. Beyond that, she loves taking her two dogs, Kaia and Lani, paddle boarding and hiking!

Alumni

 

Postdoctoral Fellows

 

Zhaojun (John) Jia

(2019–2021)

Ph.D., Peking University

 

Undergraduate Students

 

Jonathan Hong

(2019–2021)

B.Sc., Rutgers, Cell Biology and Neuroscience

 

Bhavya Shah

(2017–2019)

B.Sc., Rutgers, Environmental and Biological Sciences

 

Emmanuel F. Rivera Iglesias

(RISE Fellow, Summer 2019)

B.Sc., Chemistry, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras

 

Jiayu Zhang

(2017–2019)

B.Sc., Rutgers, Chemistry and Chemical Biology

 

George Guanga 

(2019–2020)

B.Sc., Rutgers, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

 

Kyle White

(2018–2019)

B.Sc., Rutgers Environmental

and Biological Sciences

 

Dylan Schroeder

(2017–2019)

B.Sc., Rutgers, Environmental and Biological Sciences

 

Thaybeth I. Malavé Méndez

(RISE Fellow, Summer 2018)

B.Sc., Chemistry, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras

 

Graduate Students

 

Ruchi Yadav

(2018–2019)

M.Sc., IIT, Bombay

 

High School Students

 

Aisha Mansoor

(Summer 2019)

ACS Project SEED

 

Muhammad Sharaf

(Summer 2019)

ACS Project SEED

 

Anton Krotenok

(Summer 2018)

ACS Project SEED

 

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