People

Principal Investigator

Dr. Monika Raj
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Dr. Raj grew up in Chandigarh, India and obtained her Ph.D in Organic Chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur. After receiving her Ph.D., Prof. Raj was a postdoctoral fellow at University of Pennsylvania. Prof. Raj did another postdoc at New York University. She joined as Assistant Professor in Department of Chemistry at Seton Hall University in 2014. Since 2017, she is an Assistant Professor in Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Auburn University.


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.

 


Graduate Students

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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
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Ogonna (Jay) is from Nigeria. He has obtained his B.S. and M.Sc. in Biochemistry. 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.


Rachel WillsRachel
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Rachel is a second year graduate student with a B.S. in Biochemistry from Springhill College. She spent four years teaching chemistry at the high school level. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and relaxing.

 


Undergraduate Students

Xavier Streety xavier
xsss0002@tigermail.auburn.edu

Xavier is currently in his third year of undergraduate studies at Auburn University. He joined the group in 2018. He is originally from Millbrook, Alabama. In his free time, he likes to read, play piano, and jog.


Logan Blanc Logan
lmb0047@tigermail.auburn.edu

Logan is currently working towards an undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Auburn University

 


Group Alumni

Hader Elashal
hader.elashal@student.shu.edu

Hader was a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and is excited to be working as Post Doc at the Princeton University. 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.


Joe Nalbone

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


Andrew A William

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


Giovana Zacatelco Juarez

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


Zilma Pereira

Zilma was a graduate student at Seton Hall University. She is now doing Ph.D. at Rutgers.


William Sayegh

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