Frederich Group Members

Graduate Students

Anna Salvati 
Ball State University

Bio: Anna graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry from Ball State University in 2014. As an undergraduate, she developed a mild procedure for the synthesis of tert-butyl ethers using 2-tert-butoxy-1-methylpyridinium salts.



James Law
Kennesaw State University

Bio: James graduated with a B.S. in Biochemistry from Kennesaw State University in 2016. His undergraduate research involved studies on long range orbital interactions in polypeptide systems with Dr. John Haseltine and synthetic exploration of the reactivities of α-oxoketene dithioacetals and α-ketophosphonates with Dr. Christopher Alexander.


Daniel Callen 
Bloomsburg University

Bio: Daniel graduated with a dual B.A. degree in Chemistry and German from Bloomsburg University in 2017. His undergraduate research consisted of the preparation of biodiesel by means of NHC orgnanocatalysis in the laboratory of Dr. John P. Morgan. In addition, as an REU student he investigated the anticancer effects of nuclear hormone receptor activation in malignant melanoma with Dr. Michael Borland.


Ananya Sengupta 
University of Calcutta, India

Bio: Ananya obtained her B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from St. Xavier's College, India in 2012. She continued her chemistry studies at the University of Calcutta (CU) in 2014 where she graduated with a Master's degree in Biochemistry. Her M.Sc. project focus was on understanding bacterial communication in biofilms. Ananya also worked for the Department of Biotechnology at CU from 2015–2016 as a research project assistant on the elucidation of molecular mechanisms of inflammatory lung diseases. In addition, she worked in the research and development sector of biopharmaceutical company Biocon from 2016–2017.


Megan Solans 
Loyola University Chicago

Bio: Megan completed her B.S. in Biochemistry at Loyola University in Chicago. Her undergraduate research focused on developing organocatalytic reactions in the laboratory of Prof. Jim Devery. She also studied the gene tpxgl in plasmodium burgh using CRISPR technology under the direction of Prof. Stefan Kansok.


Vitalii Basistyi 
State University of Novosibirsk, Russia 

Bio: Vitallii completed his B.S. in Chemistry at State University of Novosibirsk. He carried out undergraduate research under the guidance of Prof. Shelkovnikov, focusing on the synthesis of high refractive index monomers. 


Undergraduate Students

Noah Bartfield
Florida State University

Bio: Noah is a Junior from Orlando, Florida majoring in Biochemistry and minoring in both Biological Sciences and Mathematics. He completed a summer REU internship at TRSI-Flordia under the direction of Prof. Mia Huang in 2018, where he studied glycobiology. He is now working on titanium-mediated olefin hydroalkylation in the Frederich Lab. Noah plans to attend graduate school to obtain his Ph.D. in Chemistry following graduation in Spring 2022.   


Former Students

Maribel Borger, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Current Position: Instructor and Supervisor of Undergraduate Teaching Labs, UNC Chapel Hill

Elena Paola, B.S.
Florida State University

Current Position: Ph.D. Student with Armen Zakarian at UCSB