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Devin Swiner

Devin Swiner

Devin J. Swiner currently is a 5th year, PhD candidate working under Dr. Abraham Badu-Tawiah at The Ohio State University. Since graduating from The University of Pittsburgh in 2016 with her B.S. in Chemistry, her current research is focused on developing a new ionization source for mass spectrometry using cellulose materials for applications in clinical …

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Kristen Gardner

Kristen Gardner

Hi I’m Kristen (she/her), a second year PhD student in the Sarpong Group at UC Berkeley studying new methods to synthesize unique ring systems. I graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 2019 with my BS in Chemistry. At UNC, I was a Chancellor’s Science Scholar (CSS) and did my honors thesis work in Dr. Alexander …

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Isaiah Speight

My name is Isaiah Speight and I am originally from Portsmouth, VA. I am currently a 5th Year Chemistry Ph.D. candidate at Vanderbilt University. My research focuses on inorganic mechanochemistry and organometallic chemistry. I got my B.S. in chemistry from Norfolk State University. I was blessed with many amazing mentors that helped me get into …

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Anne Ampaw

Anna Ampaw

I am a 4th year PhD student at the University of Ottawa in the Chemistry department. My research focuses on discovering and synthesizing small molecule carbohydrates that will inhibit ice growth during the cryopreservation of biological samples. By decreasing the growth of ice we will decrease the damage that occurs during freezing and thawing, therefore …

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Imari Walker

Imari Walker Karega

Imari is an analytical chemist, environmental engineer, and oceanographer. Her travels have influenced her concern for the future of clean accessible water and our growing islands of plastic pollution in the sea. Imari Walker completed her Bachelors in Marine Science at University of California, Berkeley and is a PhD candidate in Environmental Engineering at Duke …

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Aaron Brock

Aaron Brock

I’m a PhD student in the Biochemistry department at Virginia Tech! My passion for understanding how bacteria interact with the world around them and their host got me to where I am today. My research focuses on understanding the regulation behind the cellular growth and division of Borrelia burgdorferi — the causative agent of Lyme …

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Olivia Geneus

Olivia Geneus

Olivia Geneus, from Boston, MA, is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Physical Chemistry and an Arthur A. Schomburg Fellow at State University of New York, Buffalo. Her doctoral research focuses on utilizing nanotechnology for biological applications. She is working on a nanomedicine theranostic agent that images and targets glioblastoma hypoxic tumors. She holds a dual …

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Samantha Mensah

Samantha Theresa Mensah

#BlackInChem co-founder here Samantha Theresa Mensah checkin’ in! I earned my BS in Chemistry with a minor in nanotechnolgy from the University of Central Florida. I am currently a PhD candidate at UCLA studying materials chemistry. I am passionate about science policy and entrepreneurship!

Damola Shuaib

Damola Shuaib

An inorganic chemist with special focus on functional materials for energy, catalysis, gas sensing and water purification.

Philip Alabi

Philip Alabi

I was excited about chemistry right from High school (Kudos to my High school Chemistry teacher, Mr. Ehirim). I’m a Brown University grad. student currently working at UCSF. I am excited about Medicinal Chemistry. I’m currently working on host modulating small molecules that protect cells from microbes. I’m passionate about: Creating/devising a pipeline (Medicinal/computational chemistry …

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