Current Members

  • Aaditya Sunil Deshpande

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Aaditya received his PhD from Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY in Feb 2023. At CU, his work focused on the fabrication and surface characterization of electrochemical sensors used for oxidative stress...

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  • Eric Donarski

    Fourth-year Graduate Student in Chemistry

    Eric Donarski graduated from the University of Michigan in 2020 with a B.S. in Biophysics and a minor in Physics. He joined the Venton Lab in May of 2023. In the lab, Eric is using imaging techniques...

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  • Kelly Dunham

    Fifth-year Graduate Student in Chemistry

    Kelly Dunham graduated from Tennessee Tech University in 2018 with degrees in Molecular & Cellular Biology and Biochemistry.  As an undergraduate researcher, she studied the distribution and...

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  • Faith Eyimegwu

    First-year Graduate Student in Chemistry

    Faith Eyimegwu earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Nigeria Nsukka in 2019.
    She completed a master's degree in 2023 at Illinois State University under Dr. Jun-Hyun Kim,
    focusing on...

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  • Kiersten Angela Kudo

    Third-year Undergraduate Student in Chemistry

    Kiersten is a third-year undergraduate student studying chemistry. She is interested in the human brain and wants to pursue a neuroscience research career. She is currently learning the fundamentals...

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  • Grace Levit

    Firat-year Graduate Student in Chemistry

    Grace Levitt is a first-year graduate student in the Chemistry Department. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and a Bachelor of Arts degree in German from Wofford College in...

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  • Owen Markow

    Third-year Undergraduate Student in Chemistry

    Owen Markow is a fourth-year undergraduate student pursuing a B.Sc. in biochemistry and a B.A. in music. He joined the Venton Lab in 2023 and is helping with the development of microelectrodes...

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  • Emilly Miller

    First-year Graduate Student in Chemistry

    Emily Miller graduated from the University of New Haven in 2023 with a B.S. in Forensic Science - Chemistry and a minor in Biology. In the Venton lab, She will be working on the microelectrode project...

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  • Greatness Olaitan

    Third-year Graduate Student in Chemistry

    Greatness Olaitan graduated from the University of Lagos, Nigeria, in 2018. After graduation, he worked with Professor Wesley Okiei on designing electrochemical sensors for in vitro measurement of...

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  • Cheonho Park

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Cheonho received his PhD from Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea, in 2021. While he was at HYU, he worked on developing an electrochemical method that could be used in clinical applications. His...

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  • Dennis Rinehart

    Lab Technician

    Dennis Rinehart completed a bachelor’s degree in biology at Liberty University before studying plant breeding as an agricultural intern at The Land Institute, Salina Kansas.  After returning to...

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  • Kailash Shrestha

    Fourth-year Graduate Student in Chemistry

    Kailash Shrestha received a Bachelor of Pharmacy from Kathmandu University, Nepal, in 2015. He graduated with a Master’s in 2020 from SIUE, Illinois, under Prof. Michael J. Shaw studying the synthesis...

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  • Dayana Surendran

    Research Scientist

    Dayana completed her Ph.D. in Biophysics at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences in India. Her doctoral research revolved around investigating the role of protein kinase C...

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  • Leah Weizman

    Third-year Undergraduate Student in Chemistry

    Leah Weizman is a second-year undergraduate student in the College of Arts and Sciences. She plans on studying biochemistry and is very interested in neuroscience. In the future, she hopes to go into...

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  • He (Oliver) Zhao

    Fourth-year Graduate Student in Chemistry

    He Zhao graduated from American University in 2019 with a BS in Biochemistry. His research focused on synthesizing different shapes of AuNPs and their applications on improving the signals of CFMEs...

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