Lab Members

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Ben Shen

Co-Chair and Professor, Department of Chemistry
Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine

Director, Natural Products Discovery Center at Scripps Research

Education:
Ph.D., Organic Chemistry & Biochemistry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, 1991
M.S., Chemistry, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, 1984
B.S., Chemistry, Hangzhou University, China, 1982

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Angela Nichols

Graduate Student

Education:
2017-2021, B.S., Biochemistry, State University of New York at Fredonia, Fredonia, New York

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Christina Davis

Graduate Student

Education:
2017-2021, B.S., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio

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Lucas Fluegel

Graduate Student

Education:
2016-2020, B.S., Chemistry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Alexis Cepeda

Graduate Student

Education:
2018 – B.S., Biochemistry, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas

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Dong Yang

Staff Scientist

Education:
2010 – Ph.D., Biochemical Engineering, Zhejiang University, China
2006 – M.S., Biochemical Engineering, Zhejiang University, China

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Johnathon Simpson

Research Technician

Education:
2019-2021, M.S., Chemistry, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida
2017-2019, B.S., Chemistry, Indiana University – Purdue University, Indianapolis, Indiana

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Lukas Lauterbach

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Education:
2016-2021, Ph.D., Chemistry, University Bonn, Bonn, Germany
2014-2016, M.Sc., Chemistry, University Bonn, Bonn, Germany
2011-2014, B.Sc., Chemistry, University Bonn, Bonn, Germany

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Chantal Bader

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Education:
2016-2021, Ph.D., Helmholtz-Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany
2015-2016, M.S., Pharmacy, Helmholtz-Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany
2010-2016, Licensed pharmacist, Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg, Germany

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Alexander Kiefer

Postdoctoral Research Associate

2019 – 2021, Postdoc, Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland, Saarbrücken, Germany
2019, Postdoc, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland
2015 – 2018, Ph.D., Chemistry, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany
2008 – 2014 B.S. and M.S. Chemistry Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany

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Satria Kautsar

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Education:
2016-2020, Ph.D., Bioinformatics, Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands
2010-2013, M.Sc., Computer Science, Indonesia
2005-2009, B.Sc., Computer Science, Indonesia

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Chun Gui

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Education:
2012-2018, Ph.D., Marine Science, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China
2008-2012, B.S., Biotechnology, Anhui Polytechnic University, Wuhu, China

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Edward Kalkreuter

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Education:
2013-2018, Ph.D., Chemistry, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina
2009-2013, B.S., Chemistry, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

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Andrew Steele

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Education:
2018 – Ph.D., Chemistry, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
2012 – B.S., Chemistry, Mathematics minor, Messiah College, Grantham, Pennsylvania

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