People in the Gerlt lab

Principal Investigator


Dr. John A. Gerlt
j-gerlt[at]illinois.edu

Gutgsell Chair, Professor of Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Biophysics
Professor of Basic Medical Science

Education
B.S. 1969 Michigan State University
A.M. 1970; Ph.D. 1974 Harvard University
Postdoc. 1974-75, National Institutes of Health
Curriculum Vitae

Graduate Students


Jason Bouvier
jbouvier[at]illinois.edu
Joined in 2010, Biochemistry

Education
B.S. Biology 2000, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
M.S. Biotechnology 2010, Johns Hopkins University

Projects

acid-sugar dehydratases, Enzyme Function Initiative


Bijoy Desai
desai30[at]illinois.edu
Joined in 2009, Biochemistry

Education
B.S. Pharmaceutical Science, Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University
M.S. Medicinal Chemistry, Virginia Commonwealth University

Projects

OMPDC


Salehe Ghasempur
ghasemp1[at]illinois.edu
Joined in 2008, Biochemistry

Education
B.S. Biotechnology 2005, University of Tehran
M.S. Bioprocess and Biochemical Engineering 2007, University of Tehran

Projects

acid-sugar dehydratases






Postdoctoral associates


Xinshuai Zhang
xinshuai[at]illinois.edu
Joined in 2013

Education
Masters, Organic Chemistry 2004, Suzhou University
Ph.D., Organic Chemistry 2012, University of New Mexico

Projects
Enolase Superfamily members, Enzyme Function Initiative

 


Hua Huang
hua717[at]illinois.edu
Joined in 2014

Education
B.S. Chemistry 2002, Lanzhou University
Ph.D. Enzymology 2011, University of New Mexico

Projects
TRAP and ABC Transporter members, DUFs, Enzyme Function Initiative

 


Daniel Wichelecki
dwichel2[at]illinois.edu
Joined in 2009, Biochemistry

Education
B.S. Molecular and Cellular Biology 2008, UIUC
Ph.D. Biochemistry 2014, UIUC

Projects
acid-sugar dehydratases, Enzyme Function Initiative




Undergraduate Students

Previous Undergraduate Students


Brian Johnson
Joined in 2008

Education
B.S. Biochemistry 2009, UIUC

Projects
RLP







Anthony Chau
chau3[at]illinois.edu
Joined in 2012

Education
B.S. Biochemistry, Class of 2013

Projects
acid-sugar dehydratases





Jean Vendiola
jvendi2[at]illinois.edu
Joined in 2012

Education
B.S. Molecular and Cellular Biology, Class of 2013

Projects
acid-sugar dehydratases




Lab Alumni