MURPPS Scholars

Martin Bravo

August 30, 2019
MARTIN BRAVO, Senior, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, 2019

Research Program: MURPPS
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jared T. Shaw, Chemistry
Graduate Student Mentors:  Anna Lo and David Gutierrez 
Research Title: How to Control the Approach of Silyl Enolates to Chiral Imines
Hometown: Arcata, CA
Three words to describe me: introspective, curious, loyal

What are your future plans and/or goals?

Ariana Campos

August 30, 2019
ARIANA CAMPOS, Senior, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, 2019

Research Program: MURPPS
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Whistler, Med: Physiology & Membrane Biology
Post Doc Mentor:  Dr. Terry Kremin
Research Title: Mu Opioid and Dopamine Receptor Distribution in the Hippocampus
Hometown: Artesia, CA
Three words to describe me: funny, dependable, realistic

What are your future plans and/or goals?

Tony Vega

August 30, 2019
TONY VEGA, Senior, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, 2019

Research Program:  MURPPS
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sascha Nicklisch, Environmental Toxicology
Research Title: Optimization of Recombinant Mammalian and Fish Drug Transporter Expression in Escherichia coli
Hometown: Boyle Heights in Los Angeles, CA
Three words to describe me: humorous, outspoken, inquisitive

What are your future plans and/or goals?

Deangelo Wooley

August 30, 2019
DEANGELO WOOLEY, Senior, Physics, 2019

Research Program: MURPPS
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Bob Svoboda, Physics    
Post Doc Mentors:  Dr. Vincent Fischer and Dr. Leon Pickard
Research Title:  Scintillator Calibration with a Radioactive Source
Hometown: Fontana, CA
Three words to describe me: gung-ho, silly, considerate

What are your future plans and/or goals?

I plan to continue my research with my group, and further help them with the experiments they're working on.

Kaia Yellowhorse

August 30, 2019
KAIA YELLOWHORSE, Senior, Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Political Science, 2019

Research Program: MURPPS
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jared T. Shaw, Chemistry
Graduate Student Mentor:  Lucas Souza
Research Title: Rhodium Catalyzed C-H Insertion of Donor/Donor Carbenes
Hometown: Yreka, CA
Three words to describe me: strong-willed, determined, curious

What are your future plans and/or goals?

I plan on obtaining my PhD in Chemistry and continuing research by eventually becoming a chemistry professor.