Houk Research Group
 
Group Members
Research Associates
Roger Helgeson

Subgroups: Biocatalysis, Container Molecules and Gating
Postdoctoral Fellows
Acia Liu

Ph.D. - University of California, Los Angeles - 2014
Subgroups: Cycloadditions, Enzyme Design and Biosynthesis
Jiyong Park

HHMI: 2008 - 2012
Ph.D. - Seoul National University - 2008
Subgroups: Drug Design, Organic Material, and Enzyme Design
Pier Alexandre Champagne

Ph.D. - Universite Laval - 2015
B.Sc. - Universite Laval - 2010
Subgroups: Cycloadditions, Stereoselectivity and Mechanism
Yunfang Yang

Ph.D. - Peking University - Yun-Dong Wu group - 2013
Subgroups: Organometallics
Marc Garcia Borras

Ph.D. - University of Girona
M.S. - University Rovira i Virgili - 2011
B.S. - University of Girona - 2010
Subgroups: Enzyme Design and Biosynthesis
Website
Shuming Chen

Ph.D. - Yale University
B.S. - Grinnell College Subgroups:
Jacob Sanders

Ph.D. - Harvard University - 2016
A.M. - Harvard University - 2013
A.B. - Harvard University - 2009
Subgroups: Enzyme Design and Biosynthesis, Reaction Dynamics, and Organic Photovoltaics
Graduate Students
Xiaofei Dong

5th year Graduate Student
B.S. Chemistry, Nankai University
Subgroups: Organometallics, ONR
Jason Fell

4th year Graduate Student
M.S. in Chemistry - California State Universtiy, Sacramento - 2013
Thesis Title: Computational Study of Inorganic, Bioinorganic, and Bioorganic Systems
B.S. in Chemistry - California State Universtiy, Sacramento -2010
Jessica Grandner

5th year Graduate Student
B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park
PhD Candidate, Christopher S. Foote Fellow, Graduate Dean Scholar, University of California, Los Angeles
Subgroups: Enzyme Catalysis and Design, Organometallics, CCHF (Center for Selective C-H Functionalization), ONR (Office of Naval Research)
Cyndi He

4th year Graduate Student
M.S. Organic Chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles - 2013
B.S. Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles - 2013
Subgroups: Biological Cycloadditions, Stereoselectivity and Mechanism
Song Yang

4th year Graduate Student
B.S. Fudan University
Subgroups: Enzyme Catalysis and Design
Brian Levandowski

4th year Graduate Student
B.S. in Chemistry, Pacific Lutheran University 2013
Subgroups: Cycloadditions
Hobbies: Pickleball
Janice Lin

3rd year Graduate Student
B.S. Chemistry - University of Maryland - 2013 Subgroups: Organic Photovoltaics
Adam Simon

3rd year Graduate Student
B.S. in Chemistry - University of California, San Diego - 2014
Subgroup: Stereoselectivity and Mechanism
Zhongyue Yang

4th year Graduate Student
B.S Nankai University, Boling College, 2013
Subgroups: Molecular Dynamics
Peiyuan Yu

5th year Graduate Student
B.S. Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, Nanyang Technological University, 2012
Subgroups: Cycloadditions, Enzymes and Biosynthesis, Reaction Dynamics
Nathan Gallup

4th year Graduate Student
B.S. in Chemistry - Boston University
Subgroups: Enzyme Design, Reaction Dynamics, Organic Photovoltaics
Guanhua Huang

1st year Graduate Student
B.S. in Chemistry - University of Pittsburgh
Subgroups: Organometallics
Visiting Graduate Students
Abing Duan

South China Normal University
Subgroups: Stereoselectivity and Mechanism
Fengjiao Liu

East China Normal University
Subgroups: Reaction Dynamics
Undergraduate Students
Bernice Lin

Subgroups: Biological Cycloadditions
Irene Chang

Subgroups: Cycloadditions
Momoko Ishii

Subgroups: Distortion/Interaction
Wei Li

Subgroups:
Celena Wu

Subgroups: Cycloadditions
Summer Undergraduate Students
Administrative Assistant
Laura Strom

Former Group Members
UCLA Group Members, 1986-Current (UCLA era)
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