Houk Research Group
 
Group Members
Visiting Scholars
Limin Yang

Ph.D. - Nanyang Technological University, Singapore - 2011
Subgroups: Pericyclic reactions, Mechanisms of stereoselective reactions, Bioorthogonal Cycloadditions
Yi-Lei Zhao

Ph.D. - Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - 2002
Postdoc - UCLA - Houk Group - 2002-2005
Subgroups: Enzymes
Caner Deger

Ph.D. - Marmara University - 2019
B.S. - Gebze Technical University - 2012
Subgroups: Host-guest, Materials
Fulbright Scholar
Postdoctoral Fellows
Jacob Sanders

Ph.D. - Harvard University - 2016
A.M. - Harvard University - 2013
Subgroups: Enzyme Design and Biosynthesis, Reaction Dynamics, and Organic Photovoltaics
Xiangyang Chen

Ph.D. - Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences - 2017
Subgroups: Cycloadditions; Stereoselectivity and Mechanism (and Organocatalysis); Materials Chemistry; Enzyme Design; Organometallics
Yike Zou

Ph.D. - University of Pennsylvania - 2017
Subgroups: Cycloaddition, Selectivity and Mechanism, Enzymes and Biosynthesis, Organometallics
Aneta Turlik

Ph.D. - Yale University - 2019
B.A. - Barnard College - 2013
Subgroups: Cycloadditions, Organometallics, Selectivity and Mechanism, Enzyme Design and Biosynthesis
NIH Postdoctoral Fellow
Arka Sengupta

Ph.D. - Indiana University - 2017
M.Sc. - IIT Bombay - 2011
Subgroups: Enzymes, Materials, Reaction Dynamics
Mark Maskeri

Ph.D. - Northwestern University - 2020
B.S. - University of Chicago - 2015
Subgroups: Enzyme Design and Biosynthesis, Stereoselectivity and Mechanism
Pengchen Ma

Ph.D. - Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences - 2020
Subgroups: Cycloadditions, Stereoselectivity and Mechanism, Organometallics
Huiling Shao

Ph.D. - University of Pittsburgh - 2019
Subgroups: Stereoselectivity and Mechanism, Enzyme Design and Biosynthesis
Donald J. Cram Teacher-Scholar
Malkanthi Karunananda

Postdoc - Engle Lab - The Scripps Research Institute - 2017-present
Ph.D. - University of Illinois at Chicago - 2017
B.Sc. in Chemistry - University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka - 2010
Subgroups: Stereoselectivity and Mechanism, Organometallics
Cottrell Postdoctoral Fellow
Graduate Students
Cooper Jamieson

5th year Graduate Student
B.A. in Chemistry - Lewis and Clark College - 2016
B.A in Studio Art - Lewis and Clark College - 2016
Subgroups: Reaction Dynamics, Biological Cycloadditions, Enzyme Design and Biosynthesis
Tyler Benton

5th year Graduate Student
Declan Evans

5th year Graduate Student
B.S. in Biochemistry - Penn State - 2017
B.S. in Math - Penn State - 2017
Subgroups: Enzymes, Organometallics
Woojin Lee

4th year Graduate Student
B.S. in Chemistry - University of California, Berkeley
Subgroups: Stereoselectivity and Mechanism
Graduate Dean's Scholar Awardee - 2018
Lisa Boatner

3rd year Graduate Student
B.A. in Chemistry - The University of Texas at Austin
B.S. in Computational Biology - The University of Texas at Austin
Subgroups: Enzymes
Billy Treacy

3rd year Graduate Student
B.S. in Chemistry - UNC Chapel Hill
B.A. in Math - UNC Chapel Hill
Subgroups: Host-Guest, Organometallics
Visiting Graduate Students
Meng Duan

5th year Graduate Student, Chongqing University
B.S. in Chemistry - China West Normal University - 2015
Subgroups: Stereoselectivity and Mechanism, Reaction Dynamics
Nina Strassner

B.Sc. Chemistry - Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany)
Subgroups: Enzymes
Undergraduate Students
Garrett Kukier

Subgroups: Reaction Dynamics, Cycloadditions, and Ambimodality
Kriti Shukla

Subgroups: Reaction Dynamics, Cycloadditions, and Ambimodality
Administrative Assistant
Laura Strom

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