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Team Members

A Collaborative & Diverse Undergraduate Research Group

Arsalan Mirjafari

Associate Professor

Department of Chemistry & Physics

 

Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of South Alabama

Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry; University of Isfahan

M.S. in Organic Chemistry, University of Isfahan

B.S. in Chemistry, University of Isfahan

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Grace Anderson

I amaI am a rising senior at FGCU double majoring in Biochemistry and Music with a focus on classical voice. After graduation, I plan to pursue a PhD in Chemistry focusing on the development of novel materials at the interface of chemistry and biology. Ultimately, I aim to become a professor at a research-focused institution. I want to lead a research team at the edge of chemical innovation and simultaneously champion diversity and education equity through mentorship.

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Elizabeth Recker

I am a senior at FGCU majoring in biomedical engineering and minoring in chemistry. After graduation, I aspire to attend a graduate engineering program to obtain a PhD. My long-term goal is to develop a multi-sector research company that utilizes diversity as the key to success and designs sustainable solutions to problems through collaboration of different fields. I aim to create globalized, widespread, and equitable solutions for the betterment of people, no matter the nationality, race, or socioeconomic status thereof. 

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Prof. Arsalan Mirjafari

Primary Investigator

Grace Anderson

Laboratory Manager

UG Research Student

Elizabeth Recker

UG Research Student

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David Siegel

 Research Student Alumni

Romain Berthiot

Visiting Scholar (M.Sc. Student)

University of Strasbourg

Philipp Seibert

Web developer 

UG Research Student

Romain Berthiot

After obtaining a BSc in Chemistry, I am now completing a MSc at the interface of chemistry, biology, and drug design at the University of Strasbourg, France. I chose this MSc because I want to solve real world health problems with methods that could be used in a clinical setting. I am looking for opportunities where I can use my expertise in chemistry and chemical biology to complete challenging projects while continuing my education by learning new techniques. 

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Philipp Seibert

I am a rising senior in the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry program. I aspire to attend MIT's AeroAstro Master's program for Material Science. It is my dream to close the engineering and chemistry gap in the aerospace industry and champion international cooperation between my home country, Germany, and the world.

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David Siegel

After completing my Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, I will be attending the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill's PhD program in chemistry. 

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Ciara Thomas

UG Research Student

Anusha Malik

UG Research Student

Jessica Miceli

UG Research Student

Ciara Thomas

I am a junior at FGCU studying Forensic Science. I hope to attend law school after graduation and eventually work in criminal justice as well as environmental law. In lab, I am working on gene delivery via ionic liquids.

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Anusha Malik

I am a sophomore at FGCU majoring in biochemistry. I hope to continue my research throughout my entire undergraduate education. After graduation I plan on attending medical school with the goal of becoming an anesthesiologist. Chemistry is my passion and I want to use what I love in order to help the world through both research and through the medical field.

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Jessica Miceli

I am a sophomore at FGCU majoring in biology with a minor in chemistry.  After graduation I plan on attending medical school with the goal of attaining a MD Ph.D with a specialty in pediatrics. I am currently focusing on research in ionic liquids for virus preservation as well as ionic liquids for gene delivery. 

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