Principal Investigator

Youngjae You, Ph.D.

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Curriculum Vitae

2018-                 PHF Presidential Professor, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, OU

2018-                 Professor, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, OU

2014-                 Asso. Prof. with Tenure, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, OU

2011-                 Member, Peggy and Charles Stephenson Cancer Center, OU

2010-                 Asso. Prof., Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, OU

2010-                 Adjunct Asso. Prof. Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry, OU

2006-2010         Ass. Prof., Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, SDSU

2005-2006         Res. Ass. Prof., Dept. of Chemistry, SUNY at Buffalo

2002-2004         Postdoc, Dept. of Chemistry, SUNY at Buffalo

2001                  Ph.D. Medicinal Chemistry, Chungnam Natl. Univ., Korea

1997                  M.S. Medicinal Chemistry, Chungnam Natl. Univ., Korea

1994                  B.S. Pharmacy, Chungnam Natl. Univ., Korea

Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Personnel

Bio Moses, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor
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Pallavi Rajaputra, Ph.D.

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Pritam Thapa, Ph.D.

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Menjie Li, PhD

Postdoc (co-advised by Dr. Sukyung Woo)
 Luong T. Nguyen, PhD

 Matthew Slief, MD student

Research Assistant
2017 Summer
 Christopher Garner, REU student

2017 Summer
Graduate Students


Graduate Students

Ryan WatleyPh.D.
Thesis Title: Design, synthesis, and application of dual functioning BODIPY photosensitizers: a theranostic photodynamic approach for cancer therapy
Current: assistant professor at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluf
Gregory Nkepang Ph.D.
Thesis Title: Development of a new synthetic scheme for vinyl diethers and synthesis of prodrugs for targeted delivery and visible/NIR light-triggered release
Current: postdoc at OUHSC (Prof. Vibhu Awasthi)
Pallavi Rajaputra Ph.D.
Thesis Title: Biological Evaluation of Mitochondria-targeting Photosensitizers and Site-specific Prodrugs
Current: postdoc at OUHSC (Prof. Youngjae You)
Samuel Awuah Ph.D.
Thesis Title: Design and Synthesis of Near-Infra Red (NIR) BODIPY Dyes for in vivo Fluorescence Imaging and Photodynamic Therapy Treatment (PDT)
Current: postdoc at MIT (Prof. Stephen Lippard)
Bio Moses Ph.D.
Thesis Title: A New Strategy for Photo-triggered Release of Drugs by Visible/Near IR Light: Photo-unclick Chemistry
Current: postdoc at OUHSC (Prof. Youngjae You)
Ethel J. Ngen  Ph.D.
Thesis Title: Mitochondria-targeting for Improved Photodynamic Therapy
Current: postdoc at Johns Hopkins Medical School (Prof. Dmitri Artemov)

Jason Polreis  M.S. program
Current: research associate at Sanford Research/ USD

Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr. Abugafar Hossion  2011-2013
Current: Postdoc at University of Kansas

Dr. Bibbin T. Paul 2009-2011
Current: Postdoc at Univ of Mississippi Medical Center

Dr. Praveen P. Kumar  2008-2010
Current: Postdoc at Univ of Minnesota

Dr. Rajesh Murthy  2006-2008
Current: Manager at Albany Molecular Resarach, Inc at India

Graduate T/R Assistants/Associate and Undergraduates

Radha Karki, PhDResearch Associate
Bomaonye.R.Tienabeso, B.SResearch Assistant
Mar. 2016
Irene LimUndergraduate Student (Chemistry Major, Williams College)
2014 Summer
Natalie PattenPharmD student (University of Oklahoma)
2014 summer
Bomaonye.R.Tienabeso Undergraduate Student
2013 summer
Vidya Biradar  Graduate teaching assistant
Current: graduate student at University of Oklahoma/ Chemistry and Biochemistry

Srinath Pashikanti  Research assistant
Current: graduate student at University of Kansas/ Medicinal Chemistry

Christopher Johnson  Undergraduate student
Current: graduate student at Roswell Park Cancer Institute @ Buffalo

Diana Miulleryte   Undergraduate student

Alex Bohlmann  Undergraduate student

   High School Students
Allen Chen High School Student (Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics) 
2015 Summer 
Kevin Wang High School Student (Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics) 
2014 Summer 

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