Only externally funded postdoctoral applications can be considered at this time. Please send Dr. Bonizzoni your cover letter, CV, and publication list. I would be glad to work with applicants in support of their funding applications to external agencies.
Nicholas J. White
B.S., Daemen College (2010)
Nick graduated from Daemen College with his BS in Natural Science in 2010. He attended graduate school at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA until the fall of 2013, when he transferred to the University of Alabama. Nick is currently working on preparing various water soluble dendrite monomers to use in the investigation of fundamental interaction properties of the large dendritic polyelectrolytes widely used in the Bonizzoni group.
B.S., Sun Yat-sen University (2010)
M.S., Stony Brook University (2011)
Xiaoli comes from a city called Dongguan in southern China, where she received her primary and secondary education. After realizing that she was most interested in natural sciences, she decided to continue her studies at University; she chose chemistry of her father's influence who is a chemical engineer. She attended one of the top ten universities in China, Sun Yat-sen University, where she joined the research group of Prof. Lin Ma to carry out research on natural products. During this time, she also received an internship from Amway Co., Ltd to work as a quality assurance assistant for 3 months, which further attracted her towards a research career. In 2010, after graduating with her B.S. degree, Xiaoli was accepted to Stony Brook University (USA) as a graduate student, where she carried out research on dendronized polymers in Prof. Jonathan Rudick's group and earned an M.S. degree. She then transferred to the University of Alabama to enroll in our Ph.D. program and joined the Bonizzoni group in the Fall 2014, where she is currently focusing on developing water-soluble sensors for saccharides based on dendronized boronic acids.
Michael H. Ihde
B.S., City University of New York - Queens (2011)
Michael joined the group in the Fall 2015 to work on fluorescence studies of the solubilization behavior of dendritic PAMAM polyelectrolytes towards polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Since his start in the group, his research interests have also turned towards the development of new array-based sensing methods for metal ions in water solution, using commercially available receptors and multivariate analysis. He is also currently working on preparing PAMAM-style dendrons with covalently-modified termini for surface immobilization.
B.S., Università di Pavia (2014)
Michele is currently a graduate student at the Università di Pavia (Italy), from which he graduated with a B.S. degree in Chemistry (2014). He is currently working in our group as a visiting scholar supported by a fellowship to conduct calorimetric studies on the anion binding properties of complexes of first-row transition metal ions with macrocyclic ligands.
- We are currently looking for one or more graduate students to join our group. Please contact Dr. Bonizzoni for further information.
Jacob (Jake) Brockwell
Expected Graduation: BCE in Chemical Engineering, Spring 2018
Jake is currently a Chemical Engineering major in his junior year. He started work in the group in mid-Spring 2015. He will carry out NMR studies on the binding properties of small dendrimer simulants to organic anions in water and methanol, with the intent of comparing their behavior with that of full-size intact dendrimers.
Expected Graduation: BS in Chemistry, Spring 2019
Madyson is a Biochemistry major currently in her sophomore year. Ultimately, Madyson plans to enroll in a MD/PhD program. She started work with the group in Fall 2016. Madyson will study our first tunable functional material, boronic acid modified PAMAM dendrimers, to determine the relationship between reaction conditions and the degree of functionalization of the polymer surface groups. Ultimately, she hopes to be able to "dial in" the desired properties by changing a simple parameter during the polymer's surface functionalization step.
Cara Frances Pridmore
Expected Graduation: BS in Chemistry, Spring 2017
Cara is currently a senior majoring in Chemistry, with a minor in Biology. She started work in the group in Summer 2016. She will be involved in the expansion of our efforts in the pattern-based recognition of transition metal ions in water. Ultimately Cara plans on attending medical school with plans of becoming a surgeon.
- Are you interested in a research experience in our lab? We are always looking for motivated undergraduates to join our group. Please contact Dr. Bonizzoni for further information.
Former Group Members
- Dr. Alie Marie Mallet (grad. student, Dec. 2010 - Dec. 2015); currently employed at VWR
- Dr. Ashley Jolly Steelman (grad. student, Dec. 2010 - July 2015); currently a Lecturer at the University of Kentucky (webpage)
- Kyle Glisson (undergrad. researcher, Summer 2014 - Fall 2015)
- Tu Minh Vo (undergrad. researcher, Spring 2015 - Fall 2015)
- Katheryn Adam (undergrad. researcher, Fall 2013 - Spring 2015)
- Madison Beck (undergrad. researcher, Fall 2014 - Spring 2015)
- Dr. Yuanli Liu (postdoc, Jan. 2013 - Oct. 2014); currently at UC San Diego
- James (J.T.) Vegrzyn (undergrad. researcher, Fall 2014)
- Allison Montgomery (undergrad. researcher, Fall 2013 - Spring 2014)
- Catherine Cofer (undergrad. researcher, Fall 2013 - Spring 2014)
- C. Grace Nichols (undergrad. researcher, Summer 2012 - Spring 2013)
- David Zagardo (undergrad. researcher, Summer 2012)
- Keegan McNally (undergrad. researcher, Fall 2011 - Spring 2012)
- Madeleine Angles (undergrad. researcher, Fall 2010 - Spring 2011)