Colleen Gill

Graduate Student

Hometown: Salem, NH
Education: BS in Chemistry and Earth Science, Boston University (2014).

Colleen is originally from Salem, NH but moved to Boston, MA in 2010 to attend Boston University. She received her bachelors degree in Chemistry and Earth Science in 2014. While at BU she joined the Stephenson Group for her junior year and then joined the Jasti Group for her senior research in the synthesis of carbon nano hoops. She joined the Aprahamian group in the summer of 2014. In her spare time she enjoys running and hiking.

Yin Yang

Graduate Student

Hometown: Changsha, Hunan, China
Education: BE in Pharmaceutical Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology (2008).

I grew up in Changsha, the capital city of Hunan Province, which is famous for its spicy food and popular TV shows. My undergraduate major is in Pharmaceutical Engineering and I focused on Medicinal Chemistry in my senior year. I worked on drug design and the synthesis of falcipain-2 inhibitors which are anti-malarial drug candidates, under the supervision of Professor Jian Li. I joined the Aprahamian group in the fall of 2008. In my spare time, I enjoy running, watching movies as well as hanging out with friends.

Hai Qian

Graduate Student

Hometown: Beijing, P.R., China
Education: BSc in Chemistry, Nankai University (2009); MSc in Organic Chemistry, Nankai University (2012).

I was born and raised in Beijing, China. In 2005, I was admitted to Nankai University where I started my chemistry career in Prof. Yu Liu's group, under the supervision of Prof. Dong-sheng Guo. My research at Nankai focused on the molecular recognition and self-assembly of water-soluble calixarenes. To further pursue my supramolecular chemistry interests, I chose to join the Aprahamian group as a graduate student in the Fall of 2012. In my free time, I enjoy playing sports and travelling with my friends.

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