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The Sigman Group Members

 

5th Year Graduate Students 

 
Iris

Iris Guo

Graduate Student (2015 – )

e-mail:  jingyao.guo@utah.edu

Education:

B.S. Chemistry, South University of Science and Technology of China (2015)

Interests: movies, music and musicals, books, art, Star Trek, and food

4rd Year Graduate Students

 

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Buthaina Al Rifai'e

Graduate Student (2016 – )

e-mail: buthainah.alrifaie@utah.edu

Education: 

 B.S. Biochemistry, University of North Carolina Greensboro (2015)

Interests: Exercise, hiking, reading, tryng new foods.  

 

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Jen Crawford

Graduate Student (2016 – )

e-mail:  Jen.Crawford@utah.edu

Education:

B.A. Mathematics and Chemistry,St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN (2016)

Interests: Biking, rugby, physical therapy, sqaure roots, rational numbers

3nd Year Graduate Students

 

Sam

Samantha Grosslight

Graduate Student (2017 – )

e-mail: grosslightsamantha@gmail.com

Education:

B.S. Biochemistry, Western Washington University (2017)

Interests: Pump Maintenance, Smartfood white cheddar popcorn, Black Mirror (ep. 1), Jolene and Sean (see below)

2nd Year Graduate Students

 
 hanna  

Hanna Clements

Graduate Student (2018 – )

e-mail: Hanna.Clements@utah.edu

Education:

B.S. Biochemistry, Gonzaga University (2018)

Interests: Playing outside, chips and salsa, gardening, crafting, tea, beanies with pig tails.

 Adam  

Adam Pancoast 

Graduate Student (2018 – )

e-mail:Adam.Pancoast@utah.edu

Education: 

B.S. Chemistry, Augsburg University (2018)

 

Interests: Reading, hiking, traveling, playing with my dog, electrodes, water, carpet

 El  

Ellyn Peters

Graduate Student (2018 – )

e-mail:ellyn.peters@utah.edu

Education:

B.S. Chemistry, Augsburg University (2018)

Interests:Dogs, outdoors, and northern Minnesota , static electricity, ivory combs   

 sleight  

Sleight Smith

Graduate Student (2018 – )

e-mail:u0949148@utah.edu

Education:

B.S. Chemistry, University of Idaho (2018)

Interests:Cooking, music, podcasts, card games

1st Year Graduate Students

 
 Brit  

Brittany Haas

Graduate Student (2019 – )

e-mail: brittany.haas@utah.edu

Education:

 B.S. Chemistry, University of St. Thomas (2019)

Interests: cooking, traveling, French onion soup, farmers' markets, cheese curds, hiking, and the color pink

 Jordan

Jordan Liles

Graduate Student (2019 – )

e-mail: 

 

Education: 

B.S. Chemistry, Mercer University (2017)

 Interests: Playing instruments, singing (poorly), snowboarding, Always Sunny, and Ethiopian food

 josh  

Josh Tang

Graduate Student (2019 – )

e-mail: tianhua.tang@utah.edu

Education:

B.S. Chemistry, Nankai University, 2015

Interests: Comics, movies, Marvel and DC.

 Postdocs

 
 Ryan C

Ryan Cammarota 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2018 – )

e-mail: rcammaro@gmail.com 

Education:

Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Minnesota, 2018, Mentored by Connie Lu
B.A. Chemistry,Carleton College, Northfield, MN, 2012
 
Interests: Soccer, basketball, hiking, board and card games.  
 Autumn Flynn

Autumn Flynn 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2020 – )

e-mail

Education:

Ph.D. Organic Chemistry 2020, Emory University, GA  (Nathan Jui)

B.A. in Chemistry 2015, College of Saint Benedict, MN (T. Nicholas Jones)

Interests: Plants, french baking, obscure board games, fancy cocktails, every craft you can think of.

 Jeremy

Jeremy Griffin 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2018 – )

e-mailjeremygriffin429@gmail.com

Education:

PhD Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2018

B.S. Chemistry and Biology, Gardner-Webb University, (NC) 2013

Interests: Civil War Reenactment, woodworking, flip phones, bow fishing, Blink 182, black widows, African Safari Animals (but not Giraffes), just kidding - Giraffes too.  

 julie

Julie Hofstra

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2019 – )

e-mailjhofstra91@gmail.com

Education:

PhD Chemistry, Caltech, 2019. Mentored by Sarah Reisman


BS Chemistry, California State University, Fullerton, 2014. Mentored by Paula Hudson and Peter de Lijser
 
Interests: Hiking, climbing, volleyball, baking desserts, eating desserts, board games, bucket chemistry, and running very big columns.
 cian

Cian Kingston

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2020 – )

e-mail:  cian.kingston@utah.edu

Education:

Postdoc, Scripps Research, 2020
Mentored by Phil Baran
PhD, University College Dublin, 2017
Mentored by Pat Guiry
B.Sc., University College Dublin, 2013
Mentored by Paul Evans
 

Interests: 7 wonders duel, audiobooks while hiking, terrible Adam Sandler movies

 Jaq

Jacquelyne Read 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2018 – ) 

e-mail:  jacquelyne.read@utah.edu

Education:

 B.S. in Chemistry, Wheaton College (IL), 2012.

Ph.D. in Chemistry, New York University, 2018. Mentored by Keith Woerpel.

 

Interests: Avid foodie, bubble-tea addict, musician, and extrovert.

 Sean

Sean Ross

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2017 – ) 

e-mail: rosss314159@gmail.com

Education:

B.S. Chemistry, The University of Nevada, Reno, 2011 Mentored by Robert S. Sheridan
M.S. Chemistry, The University of Minnesota, 2013
Ph. D. Chemistry, The University of Minnesota, 2017
Mentored by Thomas R. Hoye

Interests:Spending time with my wife and kids, PB&J's (only toasted), NMR theory, red pandas, safety, Lt. Jim Dangle, the D.E.N.N.I.S system.  

 jake

Jacob Werth

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2019 – ) 

e-mail:   jacobjwerth@gmail.com

Education:

PhD, Purdue University, 2019
Mentored by Christopher Uyeda
B.S., University of Minnesota, 2012
Mentored by Wayland E. Noland 

Interests:  Dave Matthews Band, Seinfeld, yada yada yada, and free tshirts

David  

 DaVID Vogt

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2020 – ) 

e-mail: 

Education:

Ph.D. Organic Chemistry 2020, Emory University, Atlanta GA (Nathan Jui)

B.S. in chemistry 2015, Furman University, Greenville SC (Brian Goess)

 

Interests: Making things I never use, woodworking, mountain biking, brewing, check again in a week...

Research Assistant Professor

 
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Ryan DeLuca

Research Assistant Professor (2016 – )

e-mail:  ryanjamesdeluca@gmail.com

Education: 

Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Utah, 2014, Mentored by Matthew S. Sigman

NIH Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Stanford University, 2016, Mentored by Justin Du Bois

Interests:  Reading, climbing, dachshunds, movies.

Undergrads

 

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Tyler Ball

Undergrad  (2019 – )

e-mail: tyler.ball0611@gmail.com

Education:

BS Chemistry, University of Utah, 2022 

Interests:80's music, Jeff Goldblum, orangutans, and ice cream.

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Lydia Fries

Undergrad  (2018 – )

e-mail: frieslydia8@gmail.com

Education:

BS Chemistry, University of Utah, 2021 

Interests: Animals, hiking, sleeping, Oreos.

 shelby

Shelby Galinat

Undergrad  (2020 – )

e-mail: shelbygalinat@gmail.com

Education:

BS Chemistry, University of Utah, 2022

Interests:Biking, dogs, ice cream, tea, the failures of public transit

 sam

Sammy Kraus

Undergrad  (2019 – )

e-mail: 1999samanthak@gmail.com

Education:

BS Chemistry, University of Utah, 2021 

Interests: Swimming, alternative rock, rodeos, breakfast food, skiing, baking, snorkeling, tuna sandwiches, potatoes, the Aldol condensation.  

 

Last Updated: 8/7/20