Current Members

  • Yuanyu Chang

    Yuanyu Chang

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Yuanyu Chang graduated from Sichuan University in 2017 with a B.Sc. in Chemistry. He joined in Venton lab in September 2017. Currently, he works on the development of modified carbon microelectrodes...

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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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  • Nuzhat Fahmida

    Third-year Undergraduate Student in Chemistry

    Nuzhat Fahmida is a third-year undergraduate student studying chemistry with the specialization of Biochemistry. She is currently interested in pharmaceuticals and the neuroscience of drugs...

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  • Malli Ganesana

    Malli Ganesana

    Lab Manager

    Malli received his PhD from Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY in 2012. While at Clarkson, his research focus was developing electrochemical biosensors for environmental and clinical applications. Later...

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  • Sam

    Sam Hanser

    Fourth-year Undergraduate Student in Chemistry

    Sam Hanser is a third-year undergraduate student studying Chemistry. He is interested in drug development and research, but ultimately hopes to attend medical school, maybe with a career in psychiatry...

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  • Kani Khaled

    Third-year Undergraduate Student in Chemistry

    Kani Khaled is a third-year undergraduate student in the Chemistry department. She is interested in pharmaceutical research and exploring different approaches to medicine. She is currently researching...

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  • Owen Markow

    Third-year Undergraduate Student in Chemistry

    Owen Markow is a third-year undergraduate student studying chemistry with a specialization in biochemistry and music. He hopes to pursue a graduate degree in biochemistry or analytical chemistry...

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  • Greatness

    Greatness Olaitan

    Second-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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  • Zijun Shao

    Zijun Shao

    Fifth-year Graduate Student in Chemistry

    Zijun Shao graduated from Sichuan University, China in 2017. After that she spent one year working with Dr. Stuart Licht aiming at removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere with chemical cells. In...

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  • First-Year Graduate Student

    Kailash Shrestha

    Third-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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  • Leah

    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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  • Joy

    Zhixi (Joy) Xu

    Second-year Graduate Student in Chemistry

    Zhixi Xu graduated from Xiamen University, China, in 2021 with a B.Sc. in Chemistry. She joined the Venton lab in September 2021 and mainly works on carbon nanomaterials. In her spare time, she enjoys...

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  • First-Year Graduate Student

    He (Oliver) Zhao

    Third-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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