Kazunori Koide

He obtained both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Tokyo (Professor Masaji Ohno’s group). He then obtained his Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of California, San Diego (Professor K. C. Nicolaou’s group). He conducted post-doctoral research in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University (Professor Gregory Verdine’s group).  He has been a faculty member at Pitt since 2000.  He ran the Pittsburgh marathon (26.2 miles) three times and is trying to do the fourth (he’s been saying this for years).

ORCID: 0000-0001-8894-8485


Hina Khan

PhD, Chemistry, Institute of Science, Bengluru, India.
ORCID: 0000-0002-0324-1454

Graduate Students

Miho Naruse
B.A. Chemistry, International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan.
ORCID: 0000-0001-9204-2520






Jacob Beard
B.S. Biochemistry, Purdue University, IN.
ORCID: 0000-0002-3428-5345

Jincy Vinod
B.S. and M.S. Chemical Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.
ORCID: 0000-0003-4269-2159

Joey Emerson
B.S. Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, GA.
ORCID: 0000-0002-8390-0682

Zachary Shellnutt
B.S. Chemistry, George Mason University, VA.
ORCID: 0000-0002-8270-6714

Matis Fogel
B.S. Chemistry, Stetson University, FL.
ORCID: 0000-0001-7426-2837

Triet Xuan Nguyen
B.S. Chemistry, Ho Chi Minh City University of Science, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.
ORCID: 0000-0001-6754-7623

Soyoung Choi
M.S. Chemistry, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang, South Korea.
ORCID: 0000-0003-1187-6342

Undergraduate Students

Abhimanyu Nagunoori ORCID: 0000-0001-5395-894X

Jasmyne Mendoza ORCID:

Joseph Torres-Cruz