Principal InvestigatorSHU Faculty Portraits

Dr. Monika Raj
mzr0068@auburn.edu

Dr. Raj grew up in Chandigarh, India and obtained her Ph.D in Organic Chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur under the direction of Prof. Vinod K. Singh. After receiving her Ph.D. in 2009, Prof. Raj was a postdoctoral fellow at University of Pennsylvania in the lab of Prof. Barry Cooperman. Prof. Raj did another postdoctoral research at New York University in the lab of Prof. Paramjit Arora. She was as Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Seton Hall University from 2014 – 2017.

Now, she is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Auburn University since August 2017.


Graduate Students

Kuei-Chienmmexport1516682916009
kzt0026@tigermail.auburn.edu

Kuei-Chien is a first year graduate student in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He grew up in Kaohsiung , Taiwan. In his spare time, he loves to jog, play basketball and watch movies.

Ogonna Nwajiobi unnamed
ojn0002@auburn.edu

Ogonna (Jay) is from Nigeria. He has obtained his B.S. and M.Sc. in Biochemistry. Prior to joining the Graduate program of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in August 2017, he has been teaching in the Department of Applied Biochemistry, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria. He finds Biochemistry exciting and hopes to be an integral part of ‘evolution in the tube’ of which Organic chemistry offers a veritable means. Besides research, he equally enjoys reading, public speaking, volunteer community activities and building strong networks.


Victor Adebomi
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Victor is a first year graduate student with a B.Sc in Biochemistry and is really  enthusiastic about applying techniques from organic chemistry to solve problems in biochemistry. At his leisure periods, he likes playing musical instruments and listening to music.


Hader Elashal
hader.elashal@student.shu.edu

Hader is a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and is excited to be working on protein mimics and lasso peptides. She grew up in Bayonne, NJ and earned her B.S. in Biochemistry in 2014. In her spare time, she loves to read, bake, and listen to music.


Neelam Lahankar
neelam.lahankar@student.shu.eduNeelam

Originally from India, Neelam is a graduate student in Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Seton Hall University, NJ. She has done her Masters in Organic Chemistry and she is looking forward to diversify in Biochemistry.


Tiauna HowardTiauna
tiauna.howard@student.shu.edu

Tiauna is a native of Newark, NJ. She joined the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Seton Hall University in 2015. Tiauna earned a B.S. in Biochemistry in 2012 and M.S. in Chemistry in 2015. In addition to doing research, Tiauna enjoys reading, relaxing, and nature walks with her dogs.


Postdoctoral Researcher

Sriram Mahesh Mahesh
mzs0154@auburn.edu

Sriram Mahesh joined the Raj Group in 2018. He completed his Ph.D. from IISER, Mohali, India in 2017.


Under Graduate Group Alumni

Joe NalboneJoe

Joe is pursuing his MD after graduating in 2017 from the biochemistry department at Seton Hall University.


Lyssa BuisserethLyssa
Lyssa graduated in 2017 from the biochemistry department at Seton Hall University.


Andrew

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Andrew William graduated in 2017 from the biochemistry department at Seton Hall University.


IMG_4671Giovana Zacatelco Juarez

Giovana graduated in 2017 from the biochemistry department at Seton Hall University.


Colin S Kimberlin‎colin

Colin joined NYU for diplomacy studies.


Cameran Wall is working towards his PharmD.


Zilma Pereirazilma
Zilma is a graduate student at Seton Hall University.


William SayeghWilliam

William graduated in 2017 from the biochemistry department at Seton Hall University.