The Grayson Group


Post Doctoral Associates

Esteban Duran








Esteban Duran

Post-doc at the University of Talca, Chile



S. Gupta Sreerama
from Banaganapalli, India
B.S. Sri Krishnadevaraya University, India 1996
M.S. Sri Krishnadevaraya University, India 1999
Ph.D. University of Hyderabad, India 2005
Present Position:  Reference Standards Scientist at US Pharmacopeial Convention

Doctoral Students


Ravinder Elupula, Ph.D.

Ravinder Elupula, Ph.D. 2016


From Hydrabad, India
B.S. Chemistry, Osmania University, India, 2005
M.S. Organic Chemistry, Osmania University, India 2007


Present position: Sales Manager at TOSOH Bioscience


Brittany Myers Casey


Brittany Myers Casey, Ph.D. 2015

From Dallas, Texas
Baylor University, B.S. 2010

Present Position: Forensic Chemistry Technical Manager, Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences

Boyu Zhang





Boyu Zhang, Ph.D. 2015

From Lu'an, China
B.S. Polymer Chemistry, Heifei University of Technology, China, 2006
M.S. Polymer Chemistry, University of Science and Technology, Hefei, China 2010  

Present position: Research Scientist, Brewer Science, Rolla, MO


Boyd Laurent, Ph.D 2011


From: Vacherie, LA
B.S. Louisiana State University, 2005

Present position: Research Scientist at Nalco, Sugarland, TX


Yejia Li, Ph.D. 2011
From Shantou, China
B.S. Peking University Health Science Center, China, 2004

Present position: Research Scientist at Arkema, King of Prussia, PA


Marco Giles, Ph.D. 2011

From Camden, AR
B.S. University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff, AR, 2003

Present position: Associate Professor of Chemistry (tenure track) at Prairie View A&M University 


Jessica Hoskins, Ph.D. 2011

From Charleston, WV
B.S. Grove City College, WV, 2006

Present position: Research Chemist at Stepan Company


Mallory Cortez, Ph.D. 2011
From Vacherie, LA
B.S. Nicholls State University, LA, 2006

Present position: Assistant Professor (tenure track) at Nicholls State University


Dawanee (Eugene) Poree, Ph.D 2010

From New Orleans, LA
B.S. Nicholls State University 2004

Present position: Polymer Chemistry Program Manager at U.S. Army Research Office 

Masters Students

Yi Wang


Yi Wang, M.S. 2014
Present position: Intern Wellspring Biosciences, La Jolla, CA

Undergraduate Members

Amy Milman



Amy Milman, B.S. Chemistry, 2015
From Austin, Texas

Matt Kiok

 Matt Kiok, B.S. Chemistry 2014

From Monroe, LA

Present position: Medical Student at LSU Medical School

Joanna Lapucha

Joanna Lapucha, B.S. Chemistry and B.A. French, 2014

From Lafayette, LA

Present position: Engineer at Schlumberger






Kaitlin Willham

From Tacoma, WA
B.S. Tulane University, LA 2007

Present position: MD from University of Chicago









Jeremy Eberle

From Dallas, TX
B.S. Tulane University, LA 2008

Present position: Project Coordinator, University of Washington



 Roy Emanuel

Ffrom Houston, TX
B.S. University of Houston, TX 2008

Present position: MD from Washington University




Swati Jain

From Lake Charles, LA
B.S. Tulane University, LA 2009

Present position:  PharmD from University of Tennessee Health and Sciences Center



Gesine Veits

From: Herten, Germany via Florence, SC

B.S. Tulane University, LA 2009

Ph.D. Chemistry, UC Santa Barbara 2014 (Javier Read de Alaniz)


Present position: Post-Doc at University of Michigan (Anne McNeil)








Brian Cafferty

From Fairhope, AL

B.S. Tulane University, LA 2009

Ph.D. in Chemistry, Georgia Tech (Nicholas Hud)

Present Position: Post-Doc at Harvard University (George Whitesides)


Gabriela Galdamez

From El Salvador, via Beaufort, SC
B.S. Clemson University, SC 2009









Lin Bai

From China, via Columbia, MO
B.S. Tulane University, LA 2010

Present position: Engineer at L'Oreal

Owen Williams 2009

Owen Williams

From Las Vegas, JYA Ireland
B.S. Tulane University, LA 2010

Present position: Doctoral student in Chemistry, University of Texas, Austin (Rose)


Alegra Grienb

Fom New Orleans, LA
B.S. Chemistry and Art Studio, Tulane University, LA 2012

Present position: Medical student at Tulane Medical School







Beau Pritchett

From Sterling, VA

B.S. in Chemistry and B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering, Tulane University, LA 2012

Present position: Doctoral student in Chemistry , Caltech (Brian Stoltz)




 Monica Schwartz

From Salt Lake City, Utah
B.S. in Biochemistry, Tulane University, LA 2012

Present position: Medical student at University of Utah School of Medicine










Kasey Hamilton

From Long Island, New York
B.S. in Chemistry and History of Art, Tulane University, LA 2013

Present position: Conservator at American Museum of Natural History

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