Principal Investigator: Rakesh Kumar Tiwari, Ph. D.

Assistant Professor




Ph.D. Student

Joining-Fall 2017

Shang Eun Park (Paul)

Project: TBD





Pharm D. Students

Arthur Avanesov

Captsone project: Developing N-methylated analogs of CN2097


Alexander Nguyen

Captsone project: Developing strong PDZ domain inhibitor


Alexander Delgado

Captsone project: Developing strong PDZ domain inhibitor


Undergraduate Student

Tim Kristedja

Project: 1. Evaluating stability of EDB-Fn peptide analogs. 2. Synthesis of targeted peptide drug conjugate for ovarian cancer.






Masters Student

Akinwale Ajayi David

Project: Design and synthesis of fatty acyl derivatives of [W4R4] peptides





Post-Doctoral Fellow

Dr. Shilpi Gupta, SERB Indo-US Postdoctoral Scholar

Project: Design and development of potent heterocyclic compounds as Protein Tyrosine Kinase inhibitors.






Dr. Shaban Darwish (Post Doc)

Project: Scale up of CN2097 and synthesis of CN2097 analogs.



Past Members

  • Ms. Neda Riahifard, MS
  • Dr. N.S. El-Sayed
  • Dr. Siva Reddy Kotla
  • Dr. Meenakshi Sharma


Undergraduate students

  • Matthew Etesham
  • Jimmy Clark
  • Stephani Buchholz
  • Taryn Miyake
  • Andrew Shiroishi
  • Young Kim
  • Harmanpreet Bhatti
  • Mohini Bawa
  • Atsuhiro Suzuki
  • Sarika Chowdhry
  • Chrys-Michel Esseau-Thomas
  • Perrin Guyer
  • Katarina Falero


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