People

Principal Investigator

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Gaurav Chopra, PhD

Chemical cellular immunology [Profile] [Biography] [CV]

Associate Professor

Director, Merck-Purdue Center for Measurement Science
[Merck/Purdue Center for Measurement Science]

Department of Chemistry
Department of Computer Science (by courtesy)
Purdue Institute for Drug Discovery
Purdue Center for Cancer Research
Purdue Institute for Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease
Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience
Integrative Data Science Institute

 

JDRF Fellow, UCSF (2016)

Ph.D., Stanford University (2010)

 gchopra@purdue.edu

Twitter @absonite

Administrative Assistant

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Audra J. Weideman

Administrative Assistant

 ajweidem@purdue.edu

Postdoctoral Scholars

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Krupal Jethava

Synthetic methods for cell specific immunomodulation

Ph.D. in Chemistry (2017)
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research

M.S. (Pharm) in Medicinal Chemistry (2012)
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research
Raebareli, India

 Publications

 kjethava@purdue.edu

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Caitlin E. Randolph

Lipid structural analysis for Immunomodulation of Glial Cells

Ph.D. in Chemistry (2020)
Purdue University

  B.S  in Chemistry and Mathematics (2016)
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

 

 

 

 quinn70@purdue.edu

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Kanchan Bisht

Microglial Cell Dysfunction

Ph.D. in Neurobiology (2018)
Laval University, Canada

 

 Publications

 kbisht@purdue.edu

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Kaushik Sharma

In vivo models of chronic neuroinflammation

Ph.D. in Neuroscience (2016)
National Brain Research Center, India

 

 Publications

 sharm624@purdue.edu

Research Technician

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Anisa Dunham

Immunology and Animal Technician

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 dunhamad@purdue.edu

Graduate Students

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Prageeth Wijewardhane

Drug design using proteomic interaction modeling and mass spectrometry

 Lynn Fellow (2017)

 B.S. in Chemistry (2015)
University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

 gwijewar@purdue.edu

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Ahad Hossain

Chemical functionalization of live cells

 M.S. in Chemistry (2017)
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

 B.S. in Chemistry (2015)
University of Kalyani

 hossain8@purdue.edu

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Armen Beck

Machine learning methods to guide chemical synthesis

 B.S. in Chemistry (2017)
Christopher Newport University

 beck117@purdue.edu

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Matthew Muhoberac

Machine Learning for Drug Discovery

University B.S. in Chemistry and Computer Science (2019)
Purdue University

 mmuhober@purdue.edu

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Connor Beveridge

Machine learning for spectral analysis and autonomous instrumentation

University B.S. in Biochemistry, minor in Chemistry and Business Administration (2019)
Christopher Newport University

 cbeveri@purdue.edu

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Harshit Arora

Chemical Biology applied to Neurodegeneration

UniversityM.S. in Chemistry
JNCASR, India
UniversityB.S. (Hons) in Chemistry
St. Stephen's College, India

 arora103@purdue.edu

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Palak Machanda

Microglial Dysfunctional Subsets in Neurodegeneration

UniversityM.S. in chemistry
IIT Delhi, India

UniversityB.S. in Chemistry
Delhi University, India

 manchanp@purdue.edu

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Ruilin Yu

Microglial Dysfunctional Subsets in Neurodegeneration

 B.S. in Biochemistry (2020)
Grinnell College

 yu1040@purdue.edu

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Sanjay Iyer

Autonomous instrumentation and machine learning based characterization with a focus on mass spectrometry

UniversityB.S. in Chemistry (2017)
Salem State University

Former high stakes poker player, meme investor, and future disc golf pro

 iyer95@purdue.edu

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Saniya Virani

Synthesis and machine learning models for small molecules and peptides inhibiting PD-1/PD-L1 pathways.

UniversityB.S. in Chemistry (2016)
Georgia State University
UniversityB.S. in Chemistry (2018)
Georgia State University

 

 virani0@purdue.edu

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Guang Yang

Bifunctional cell-specific immunomodulators for targeting microglia and astrocytes

UniversityB.S. in Pharmacy(2020)
Nankai University

 yang1887@purdue.edu

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Pooja Saklani

Glial Cell Proteomics

UniversityB.S. in Chemistry (2012)
Delhi University, India 
UniversityM.S. in Chemistry (2017)
St. John’s University, New York

 

 psaklani@purdue.edu

Undergraduate Students

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Ryann Davis

In-vitro efficacy study of immunomodulatory drug candidates on cancer cell lines and primary immune cells

Chemistry (ACS)/Biochemistry (Chemistry-focus)

 davi1098@purdue.edu

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Joseph Johnston

Biochemistry

 john2529@purdue.edu

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Mun Hong Fong

Machine Learning and Chemistry

  fong14@purdue.edu

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Sunita Nhemafuki

Biomedical Engineering

 snhemafu@purdue.edu

Nonsentient Beings

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WALLIE

Ph.D. in liquid relocation from Purdue University
Born: May 10th, 2016

 irobot@terminator.eva