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Former Laboratory Personnel

Morrissy, Rich
Research Specialist, Human Study Manager of Clinical Trials 1999-2014
Recruited subjects and managed lab's lycopene chemoprevention of prostate cancer studies
B.A. in History, Western Illinois University, 1976

Dong, Linlin
Graduated 2013 with Ph.D. in Pharmacognosy
Dissertation: Analysis of carotenoids using LC-MS-MS with ion mobility spectrometry and photoionization
B.S. Chemistry, Yunnan University, China

Mo, Shunyan
Postdoctoral associate in the van Breemen Lab 2009-2012
Ph.D. Pharmacognosy, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2009

White, Jerry J.
Graduated 2012 with Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry
Dissertation: A high-throughput LC-MS platform for the discovery of vitamin D receptor ligands
B.S. Chemistry, University of California at Riverside, 2006

Yu, Rui
Graduated 2012 with Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry
Dissertation: Studies of cellular pathways and enzymatic modulations of prostanoids using mass spectrometry
B.S. Pharmaceutics, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing

Sun, Zhiyuan
Graduated 2011 with M.S. in Medicinal Chemistry
Thesis: Mass spectrometric studies of Keap1-Nrf2 binding interactions
B.S., China Pharmaceutical University, 2006

Song, Yang
Graduated 2011 with Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry
Dissertation: ADMEt evaluation of anti-tuberculosis compounds and new methodologies development
M.S. in Pharmacognosy, Peking Union Medical College, 2006

Choi, Yongsoo
Postdoctoral associate in the van Breemen Lab 2006-2010
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2006

Li, Jinghu (Carl)
Graduated 2010 with Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry
Dissertation: Studies of metabolism and disposition of natural products using mass spectrometry
B.S. Pharmaceutical Sciences, Peking University, 2003

Liu, Ang
Graduated 2009 with Ph.D. in Pharmacognosy
Dissertation: Investigation of mechanisms of prostate cancer prevention by lycopene
M.S. Biopharmaceutical Science, China Pharmaceutical University, 2003

Calderon, Angela
Postdoctoral associate in the van Breemen Lab 2006-2008
Ph.D. in Pharmacognosy, University of Lausanne, Switzerland, 2002
Currently, Associate Professor, Pharmacy, Auburn University

Luo, Yan
Graduated 2008 with Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry
Dissertation: Application of proteomics mass spectrometry to the Keap1/Nrf2 chemoprevention pathway
B.S. Medicinal Chemistry, Shanghai Medical University, China 1999

Pennington, Christopher
Postdoctoral associate in the van Breemen Lab 2006-2007
Ph.D. Chemistry, The University at Buffalo, SUNY, 2006

Sawant, Aarti Dilip
Graduated 2007 with Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry
In vitro and in vivo identification and evaluation of electrophilic precursors in natural products
B.S., Mumbai University, India 1998

Zhu, Dongwei
Graduated 2006 with Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry
Dissertation: β-Carotene bioefficacy and prevention of lipid peroxidation by lycopene
M.S. Lanzhou University; B.S. Guangxi University, China

Cheng, Xun
Graduated 2005 with Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry
Dissertation: Mass spectrometric screening of inhibitors of biomolecule aggregation
M.S. University of Chicago, B.S. University of Science and Technology of China, Heifei

Liang, Wenzhong
Graduated 2005 with Ph.D. in Pharmacognosy
Dissertation: Metabolism and pharmacokinetics of active compounds of botanical dietary supplements
M.S. and B.S., Northwest University, China

Liu, Guowen
Graduated 2005 with Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry
Dissertation: Screening for potential chemopreventive agents targeting human Keap1 and human RARγ using mass spectrometry
M.S. and B.S., Tsinghua University, Beijing

Johnson, Benjamin Maxwell
Graduated 2003 with Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry
Dissertation: A mass-spectrometric assay for electrophilic metabolites of natural-product mixtures
B.A. Physics, University of Virginia

Yang, Yanan
Graduated 2003 with Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry
Dissertation: Quantitative determination of DNA oxidation and DNA methylation by using LC-UV-MS-MS
M.S. Peking University, B.S. Nankai University

Wang, Yan
Graduated 2002 with Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry
Dissertation: LC-MS quantification of retinoic acid, resveratrol, and β-carotene bioavailability and bioconversion to retinol
M.S. and B.S., Nankai University, China

Krock, Kevin M
Graduated 2013 with Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry
Dissertation: Investigation of two potential treatments for frontotemporal dementias by LC-MS
B.S. Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toledo

Yuan, Yang
Graduated 2012 with Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry
Dissertation: Quantitative analysis of estrogenic xenobiotics in humans using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry
B.S. Pharmaceutical Sciences, Capital Medical University, China

Chen, Lian
Graduated 2012 with Ph.D. in Pharmacognosy
Dissertation: High throughput discovery, metabolism and disposition of chemopreventive agents using mass spectrometry
B.S. Medicine, Wuhan University, China

Qiu, Xi
Graduated 2012 with Ph.D. in Pharmacognosy
Dissertation: Chemoprevention study of botanical dietary supplements by mass spectrometry
B.S. and M.S. Biological Science and Technology, Nanjing University

Baumgarten, Sigrid
Postdoctoral associate in van Breemen lab, 2009-2011
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris 2009

Ahn, Soyoun
Graduated 2011 with Ph.D. in Pharmacognosy
Dissertation: In vitro studies of intestinal absorption and BBB penetration of pharmacologically active compounds
M.S. Biochemistry, Chung-Ang University, Korea

Hu, Chenqi
Graduated 2011 with Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry
Dissertation: Analysis of Nrf2-Keap1 chemoprevention signaling using mass spectrometry
M.S. Environmental Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University and Stanford University, Singapore

Dahl, Jeffrey H.
Graduated 2010 with Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry
Dissertation: Antioxidant effects and metabolism of lycopene
B.S. Biochemistry, University of Minnesota 2004

Cao, Hongmei
Graduated 2009 with Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry
Dissertation: The role of cyclooxygenases in inflammation and chemoprevention
B.S. Analytical Chemistry, Xiangtan University, China

Liu, Dongting (Alice)
Graduated with Ph.D. degree in 2008
Dissertation: Screening natural products for chemopreventive agents based on binding to RXRα and alkylation of Keap1
B.S. Pharmaceutical Sciences, Peking University, 2003

Guo, Jian
Graduated 2008 with Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry
Dissertation: Metabolism and disposition of active compounds of dietary supplements
M.S. Medicinal Chemistry, University of Louisiana, Monroe

Yuan, Long
Graduated 2008 with Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry
Dissertation: Identification and quantitative analysis of DNA damage products using LC-MS-MS
B.S. Medicinal Chemistry, Shanghai Medical University

Pang, Yan
Graduated 2007 with Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry
Dissertation: In vitro studies of intestinal absorption, blood brain barrier permeability and metabolism of natural products using mass spectrometry
B.S. Pharmacy, Beijing University

Tao, Yi
Graduated 2007 with Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry
Dissertation: Characterization of cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors from ginger dietary supplements
B.S., Nankai University, China

Sun, Yongkai
Graduated 2005 with Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry
Dissertation: Evaluation of estrogenic compounds in botanical dietary supplements using mass spectrometry
M.S. and B.S., Nankai University, China

Yang, Xiaofeng
Graduated 2005 with Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry
Dissertation: Studies of protein covalent modifications using mass spectrometry
M.S., Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2000

Pajkoviċ, Natasa
Graduated 2005 with Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry
Dissertation: Quantitative analysis of lycopene and its role in prostate cancer chemoprevention
B.S. Pharmacy, University of Belgrade

Li, Yongmei
Graduated 2004 with Ph.D. in Pharmacognosy
Dissertation: In vitro studies of absorption and metabolism of natural products using mass spectrometry
M.S. and B.S., West China University of Medical Sciences

Garbis, Spiros D
Graduated 2003 with Ph.D. in Pharmacognosy
Dissertation: Bioavailability studies of folate in humans
B.S. Chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago

Yu, Chongwoo
Graduated 2002 with Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry
Dissertation: Investigation of resveratrol metabolism using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry
M.S. and B.S. Chemistry, Hanyang University, Korea

Xu, Xiaoying
Graduated 2000 with Ph.D. in Pharmacognosy
Dissertation: Antiproliferation effects of lycopene on human prostate tumor cells
B.S. Pharmacy, Peking University