Prof. Wetzler
Modi Wetzler
Research Assistant Professor
B.A./B.A. University of Buffalo in Chemistry and English (double major), 1999
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley with Prof. David Wemmer (Chemistry Department), 2007
Post-doc Stanford University with Prof. Annelise Barron (Bioengineering Department) 2007-2011
Graduate Students
Paris Hamilton
Ph.D. Candidate
B.S. James Madison University, Chemistry 2009
M.S. Clemson University with Prof. Dev Arya (chemistry Department), 2011
Project: Novel ways to PEGylate peptides and using those techniques to improve metabolic peptide PK/PD
Kirtsin Sockwell
Ph.D. Student
B.S. University of Alabama, Chemistry 2012
Project: Actinyl-specific ligands for nuclear separations, uranium seawater mining, and actinide decorporation agents
Dani Dong
Ph.D. Student
B.S. Coker College, Chemistry 2011
Project: Better peptoid oligomer/polymer synthesis and novel separations methods
Undergraduate Students
Matt Wasilewski
Senior, Chemistry major
Project: Faster, greener, and simpler syntheses of azamacrocycles
Grayson Panetti
Junior, Chemistry major
Project: novel actinide/actinyl ligand development
Trinh Chu
Senior, Biological Sciences
Project: PEGylated argipressin/vasopressin analogs
Andrew Swartz
Senior, Biological Sciences
Project: Peptoid analogs of GLP-1
Reggie Johnson
Junior, Biological Sciences
Project: Peptoid polymers as silk mimics
Undergraduate lab alumni
Taylor Cook, Chemical Engineering, Spring 2012 - Spring 2013; currently working with Mark Blenner in Chemical Engineering
Jake Perry, Chemical Engineering, Spring 2012 - Spring 2013; currently working with Scott Husson in Chemical Engineering
Melissa Kallas, Pre-pharmacy, Fall 2012; currently attending USC Pharmacy School
Leah Williams, Psychology, Spring 2012 - Spring 2013
Ivan Suarez-Diaz, Berea College, Chemistry, Summer 2012
Zanib Hassan, Biochemistry, Spring 2012
Alex Blumer, Biology, Fall 2011 - Spring 2012