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People

Joint group meeting with Josh Pierce's group (NC State)

Jeffrey Aubé, PhD

Fred Eshelman Distiguished Professor

UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Jointly Appointed Professor of Chemistry

Jeffrey Aubé received a BS in chemistry from the University of Miami in 1980. He was a James B. Duke Fellow and C.R. Hauser Fellow at Duke University, where he studied with Steven W. Baldwin and earned a PhD in 1984. Following an NIH postdoctoral fellowship working with Samuel J. Danishefsky at Yale University, he joined the University of Kansas Department of Medicinal Chemistry in 1986. He remained at KU until 2015, when he joined the faculty of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. He is jointly appointed to the Department of Chemistry and is a member of the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer center.

In his spare time, Jeff enjoys cooking and listening to ancient music.

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Kelin Li, PhD
PhD Organic Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, 1999. Post-doctoral Scholar, 2005-2006, University of Kansas, Advisor: Jon Tunge
Research Associate since 2007
Area of Research: Total Synthesis, Infectious Disease
I play table tennis, badminton, and chess.
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Kevin Frankowski, PhD. Research Assistant Professor, Center for Integrative Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery
PhD Organic Chemistry, University of Delaware 2006, Advisor: Douglass F. Taber. Post-doctoral Scholar, 2006 University of Kansas, Advisor: Jeffrey Aubé
Research Assistant Professor since 2015
Area of Research: Neurochemistry, Organic Methodology
In my free time, I enjoy orienteering, which are map and compass navigation races typically held in the Triangle area's many state parks.
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Samantha Ottavi
BS Biochemistry, Rider University 2018
Graduate Research Assistant since 2018
Area of Research: Infectious Disease
My birthday is on leap day.
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Ashley Trojniak
BS Chemistry, Hope College 2019
Graduate Research Assistant since 2019
Area of Research: Organic Methodology
In addition to my BS, I also have a BA in French. I spent one semester in Nantes, France living with a host family.
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Dylan Hardee
BS Biochemistry & Chemistry, East Carolina University 2019
Graduate Research Assistant since 2019
Area of Research: Organic Methodology
My first job was compounding medications for a long-term care/retail pharmacy.
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David Shirley
BS Biochemistry, Rowan University 2019
Graduate Research Assistant since 2019
Area of Research: Infectious Disease, Organic Methodology
I play tennis, guitar, piano, and Super Smash Brothers.
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Jackson Cacioppo
BS/MS Chemistry, Northeastern University 2019
Graduate Research Assistant since 2019
Area of Research: Infectious Disease
I have been to over 10 foreign countries.
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Andrew Perkowski, PhD
PhD Chemistry, UNC Chapel Hill 2014, Advisor: Dave Nicewicz. Post-doctoral Scholar, 2017-2019, UNC Chapel Hill, Advisor: Jeffrey Aubé
Research Associate since 2019
Area of Research: Infectious Disease
In my Free time I enjoy rucking, which is basically just carrying heavy things around for a while. Lately, this has taken a back seat to having my first child though.
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Ahlam Armaly, PhD
PhD Chemistry, University of Michigan 2019, Advisor: Corinna S. Schindler
Post-doctoral scholar since 2019
Area of Research: Cancer
Nothing brings me more joy than watching a corgi waddle by.
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Ryan Sherrier
BS Chemistry, University of South Florida 2020
Graduate Research Assistant since 2020
Area of Research: Cancer, Organic Methodology, Physical Organic Chemistry
I've been playing tennis for 8 years now.
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Logan Zwerneman
BS Biochemistry, Baylor University 2020
Graduate Research Assistant since 2020
Area of Research: Infectious Disease, Organic Methodology
I've run 7 marathons and 4 ultramarathons.
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Anna Welton-Arndt
BS Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2020
Graduate Research Assistant since 2020
Area of Research: Cancer
In my free time, I like to long-distance run and play with my cat. I’m also a huge cheese lover and am on a quest to find the world’s greatest grilled cheese.
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Abbey Wood
BS Chemistry, University of Notre Dame, 2021
Graduate Research Assistant since 2021
Area of Research: Cancer
I have held jobs in two foreign countries. I was a research fellow at a university in Dublin, Ireland and interned with an organization in London, England.
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Kim Taylor
BS Chemistry, Waynesburg University, 2021
Graduate Research Assistant since 2021
Area of Research: Neuroscience
My personal library organization system rivals the Dewey Decimal System. I also can’t go more than a day without talking about dogs or ponies… or both!