Training of Highly Qualified Personnel

In April 2020, 2 B.Sc., 1 M.Sc., and 7 Ph.D. students, 1 PDF and 1 Visiting Scientist are engaged in my group performing solution and solid-phase heterocycle and peptide mimic synthesis, spectroscopic and computational methods, and organic, biological, medicinal and combinatorial chemistry. This outstanding training has enabled graduates to become leaders in academia and industry. Since my career start in Oct. 1991, I have trained 67 graduate, 58 undergraduate, 18 international exchange, 5 junior college students, 40 PDFs, and 7 RAs.

Present Group Members

Ali El-Husseini (M.Sc. Std. 01/21 – )

Project: Cyclic Peptide Probes and Treatments of Amyloid Diseases

Local: B-3285, MIL Campus

ali.el-husseini@umontreal.ca

Origin : Canada 

Hobbies : Movies, reading books, video games, puzzles ..

Why chemistry ? I like building stuff

Words to whomever is reading this ?  Ça va bien aller :) 

Fun fact about me : I can eat food really fast

Nassim Maarouf (Ph.D. Std. 09/20 – )

Project: Cyclic Amino Dicarboxylates

Local: B-3285, MIL Campus

nassim.maarouf@umontreal.ca

Origin : Canada

 

Hobbies : Sleep

 

Why chemistry ? I like to mix things

Words to whomever is reading this ? N'est jamais finie

Fun fact about me : I usually focus too much on the details and like to give a twist to things.

Charity Yongo-Ludawa (B.Sc Std. 05/19 – 09/20 ; M.Sc. Std. 09/20 – )

Project: IL-1R Receptor Modulators

Local: B-3287, MIL Campus

charity.yongo-ludawa@umontreal.ca

Origin : Congo

 

Hobbies : Piano, guitar, anything else around music, cooking, reading, watching tv shows

 

Why chemistry ? For me there's a similarity between music and chemistry. Either way, you need to understand the pattern, use your creativity to improve your knowlegde and work patiently to achieve your goals and that's what led me to study organic chemistry.

Words to whomever is reading this ? I think you've come to right place to learn more about organic chemistry and we're nice people :) 

Fun fact about me : I have a contagious laugh ... you'll see!

Xiaozheng Wei (Ph.D. Std. 01/19 – )

Project: Modulation of urotensin II receptor

Local: B-3285, MIL Campus

xiaozheng.wei@umontreal.ca

Origin : China

 

Hobby : Chemistry

 

Why chemistry ? Hobby

Yousra Hamdane (M. Sc. Std. 09/19   ; Ph.D. Std. 01/21   )

Project: N-aminoimidazolone peptidomimetics

Local: B-3287, MIL Campus

yousra.hamdane@umontreal.ca

Origin : Algeria

 

Hobbies : Sports car racing and roadtrips

 

Why chemistry ? Chemistry plays a role in everyone's lives and touches almost every aspect of our existence in some way.

Words to whomever is reading this ? Creative minds don't follow rules, they follow will. 

Fun fact about me : My caffeine tolerance is limitless. 

Mulamreddy Ramakotaiah (Ph.D. Std. 01/18 – )

Project: Vinylprolines and unsaturated amino acids

Local: B-3285, MIL Campus

ramakotaiah.mulamreddy@umontreal.ca

Origin : India

 

Hobbies : Music and movies.

 

Why chemistry ? As I believe that nothing exists without chemistry. So, I decided to study chemistry.

Words to whomever is reading this ? Welcome to peptide world.

Fun fact about me : I can easily believe everyone.

Xiaomeng Wang (Ph.D. Std. 10/17 – ) Co-directed W/ Prof. Alexis Vallée-Bélisle’s   

Project: DNA-peptide conjugates

Local: B-3285, MIL Campus

xiaomengwang.ca@gmail.com

Origin : China

Anh Minh Thao Nguyen (Ph.D. Std. 04/16 - )    

Project: Anti-Parasitic Agents

Local: B-3285, MIL Campus

anh.minh.thao.nguyen@umontreal.ca