Recent PhD Students Passed-Out from the Group:

:   Madhu Aeluri

:   GVKBio Hyderabad

: Synthesis of Natural product-inspired Macrocyclic Architectures and Hybrid Latrunculins.

PhD degree awarded, University of Hyderabad, Dec 2014.

:   Srinivas Chamakuri

: Currently as PDF with Professor Damian Young, Baylor College of Medicine, USA (June 2015)

: Synthesis of Amino-indoline Based Macrocycles and Treprostinil Inspired Hybrid Compounds.

PhD degree awarded, University of Hyderabad, Jan 2015.

:   Ravikumar Jimmidi

:   Sai Advantium Hyderabad

: A Divergent Approach to Benzofuran-inspired, Macrocycles and Eribulin Fragment-based Hybrid Compounds.

PhD degree awarded, University of Hyderabad, Feb 2015.

:   Shiva Krishna Reddy Guduru

: Currently as PDF with Professor Damian Young, Baylor College of Medicine, USA (July 2015)

: A Divergent Approach to Tetrahydroquinoline-Based Macrocycles and Rapamycin Fragment-Derived Hybrid Molecules.

PhD degree awarded, University of Hyderabad, March 2015.

:   Bhanudas Dasari

:   Working with Sai Advantium Hyderabad

: Synthesis of Carbohydrate-based Macrocycles and Epothilone Fragment-derived Hybrid Molecules

PhD thesis submitted, University of Hyderabad, May 2015.

:   Srinivas Jogula

: Working as PDF in Japan

: 1. C-Glyco-based Macrocyclic Diversity (published in Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2014).

2. Stereoselective Synthesis of Ansamycin-based Hybrid Macrocycles.

PhD thesis awarded, University of Hyderabad, Jan 2016

:   Saidulu Konda

: Working with GVK Bio Hyderabad

: Stereoselective Synthesis of Western Furan Ring Fragment and Related Macrocyclic Compounds.

PhD thesis awarded, University of Hyderabad, Dec 2015

:   Mahender Khatravath

:

Stereoselective Synthesis of the Sub-structures of Eribulin and Derived Macrocycles

PhD thesis Submitted March 2016

:   Naveen Kumar Mallurwar

:

Stereoselective Synthesis of Fragments of Eribulin and Derived Hybrid Macrocycles

PhD thesis Submitted April 2016

:   Jagan Gaddam

:   Jan 2011

:

Stereoselective Synthesis of Neopeltolide Inspired Macrocyclic Compounds

PhD student, Jan 2011-present

Past Group Members- Post-doctoral Fellows and Technical Officers

  • Ms. U. Wronska, 1993-94, Canadian Patent Office, Ottawa
  • Dr. Sho-Nong Wang, 1995, Sussex Research Labs, Ottawa
  • Mr. Guy Boisvert, 1993-95, Technical Officer, Waters
  • Mr. Sylvain Dion, 1996-97, Technical Officer, CHUL, Quebec City
  • Dr. Suoding Cao, 1996, GlycoDesign, Toronto
  • Dr. George Shimizu, 1996, Professor, Dept of Chem, Univ of Calgary
  • Dr. Francois Maltais, 1996-97, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, USA
  • Dr. Johanne Roby, 1997-98, CEGEP Teacher, Sherbrooke
  • Dr. Robert Ben, 1996-98, Professor, Dept of Chem, Ottawa
  • Dr. Huiping Qin, 1997-99, Software Eng, Sprint USA
  • Dr. Kristina Kutterer, 1997-99, Wyeth Ayerst, NY, USA
  • Dr. N. Venugopal Rao, 1998-00, Johnson Matthey Pharmaceuticals, USA
  • Dr. Angela Barkley, 1998-01, Johnson Matthey Pharmaceuticals, USA
  • Dr. Wei He, 1999-00, Naeja Pharmaceuticals, Alberta
  • Dr. Yifa Zhou, 2000-01, Chiron Cooperation, Singapore
  • Dr. Gautam Panda, 2000-01, Research Scientist, CDRI, Lucknow, India
  • Dr. Karla Randell, 2000-01, Canadian Patent Office, Ottawa
  • Dr. Myung-Gi Baek, 1999-01, BioMira, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Dr. Doug Chou, 2000-02, Cardiome Pharma, Vancouver
  • Dr. Bugga Sarma, 2000-02, SaiAdvantium Laboratories Ltd, India
  • Dr. Suzanne Hof, 2000-02, Patent Law Company, Ottawa
  • Dr. Zai-Xin Chen, 2001-02, Jiangsu Yabang Pharma, China
  • Dr. Reni Joseph, 2001-03, MDS Pharma, Montreal (moved to USA)
  • Dr. Patricia Durieux, 2002-03, Syngenta Crop Protection AG, Switzerland
  • Dr. Samuel Couve-Bonnaire, 2002-03, Professor, Rouen, France
  • Dr. Chang-Qing Wei, 2001-03, PainCeptor Pharma, Ottawa
  • Dr. Majid Rastegar, 2002-04, PDF, Carleton University (presently with Health Canada)
  • Dr. Rohtash Kumar, 2003-04, Research Scientist, Pharmaceutical Company, Alberta
  • Dr. Nallareddy Babu, 2002-04, Research Scientist, Naeja Pharmaceuticals, Edmonton
  • Ms. Sophie Quevillon, 2003-04, Research Scientist, Health Canada
  • Dr. Zhonghong Gan, 2002-04, Research Scientist, Sussex Research Labs, Ottawa
  • Ms. Maya Sharma, 2003-05, PhD Student, Dept of Chem, University of Manitoba
  • Mr. Shahriar Khadem, 2001-05, Research Scientist, Health Canada, Ottawa
  • Dr. Utpal Sharma, Research Scientist, 2003-05, Naeja Pharmaceuticals, Edmonton
  • Dr. P. Thirupathi Reddy, 2003-06, Research Scientist, Pharmaceutical Company, Canada
  • Dr. Ayub Reayi, 2004-06, Canadian Patent Office, Ottawa
  • Dr. Deo Ntirampebura, 2005-06, PainCeptor Pharma, Ottawa
  • Dr. Stuti Srivastava, 2004-06, Research Scientist, Pharmaceutical Company, India
  • Dr. Ravi Naga Prasad, 2005-07, Research Scientist, Pharmaceutical Company, India
  • Mr. Michael L. Barnes, 1996-2007, SIMS, NRC               
  • Dr. Michael Prakesch, 2004-07, Research Scientist, OICR Toronto    
  • Jean-Louis Brochu, 2005-08, Research Scientist, Pharmaceutical Company, Canada
  • Dr. Rajamohan R. Poondra, 2006-08, Senior Research Scientist, Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), Hyderabad, India
  • Dr. Ramdas Borhade, 2008-2009, Research Scientist, Pharmaceutical Company, India
  • Dr. Nandyala Reddy, 2008-09, Post-Doctoral Fellow, McGill University
  • Dr Sreedhar Pamu, 2008-09, Post-Doctoral Fellow, McGill University
  • Dr. Lakshindra Chetia, 2008-09, Post-Doctoral Fellow, USA
  • Dr. Chinmoy Pramanik, 2008-09, Post-Doctoral Fellow, USA
  • Dr. Maragani Satyanarayana, 2008-09, Post-Doctoral Fellow, USA
  • Dr. Niranjan Kumar, 2007-09, Post-Doctoral Fellow, USA
  • Dr. Jyoti Prokash Nandy, 2004-09, Health Canada, Ottawa
  • Ms. Lam Pham, 2007-09
  • Rajnikanth, Research Trainee, 2011-12
  • Buddipally Ramesh Reddy, Research Trainee, 2011-13

Past Group Members- Graduate Students

  • Sophie Quevillon, Dept of Chem, Univ of Ottawa (Aug 2003), MS Thesis:  Toward the Diversity-Oriented Synthesis of Indoline-based Polycyclic Derivatives.
  • Kamani Ilangasinghe, Dept of Chem, Univ of Ottawa (Jan 2005), PhD Thesis:  Stereocontrolled Diversity-Oriented Synthesis of 2H-Benzopyran-based Natural Product-like Polycyclic Derivatives.  
  • Jean-Louis Brochu, Dept of Chem, Univ of Ottawa (Oct 2008), MS Thesis:  A Modular Tandem Michael or Aza Michael Approach to Obtain Indoline Alkaloid-like Polycyclic Architectures.
  • Shahriar Khadem, Dept of Chem, Univ of Ottawa (May 2010), PhD Thesis:  The Development of Stereocontrolled Methods to Obtain a Diverse Set of Tetrahydroquinoline-based, Natural Product-Inspired Compounds. 
  • Lam Pham, Dept of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, Univ of Ottawa (June 2010), MS Thesis: Natural Product-Inspired Chemical Modulators of Protein-Protein Interactions: The Pursuit of Three Lead Compounds.
  • Madhu Aeluri, PhD thesis awarded (December 2014), University of Hyderabad.  Thesis title: Synthesis of Natural product-inspired Macrocyclic Architectures and Hybrid Latrunculins. Joined as a scientist, GVKBio Hyderabad (one year assignment)
  • Srinivas Chamakuri, PhD thesis awarded (January 2015), University of Hyderabad Thesis title:  Synthesis of Amino-indoline Based Macrocycles and Treprostinil Inspired Hybrid Compounds.
  • Ravi Kumar Jimmidi, PhD thesis awarded (Feb 2015), University of Hyderabad. Thesis title: A Divergent Approach to Benzofuran-inspired, Macrocycles and Eribulin Fragment-based Hybrid Compounds.  Joined as a scientist, GVKBio Hyderabad (one year assignment)
  • Shiva Krishna Reddy Guduru, PhD thesis submitted (Mar 2015), University of Hyderabad Thesis title:  A Divergent Approach to Tetrahydroquinoline-Based Macrocycles and Rapamycin Fragment-Derived Hybrid Molecules.
  • Bhanudas Dasari, PhD thesis submitted (Dec 2014), University of Hyderabad Thesis title:  Synthesis of Carbohydrate-based Macrocycles and Epothilone Fragment-derived Hybrid Molecules.
  • Saidulu Konda PhD (Jan 2016), University of Hyderabad Thesis title: Stereoselective Synthesis of C27-C35 Eribulin Fragment and Related Macrocycles. Currently working as Research Scientist with GVKBio Hyderabad.
  • Srinivas Jogula PhD (Jan 2011-Jan 2016), University of Hyderabad, Thesis title: Sereoselective Synthesis of Ansamycin-Inspired Macrocycles and Macrocyclic Glycohybrids. Going to Japan for PDF.
  • Mahender Khatravath, PhD thesis submitted (Jan 2011-Feb 2016), University of Hyderabad, Thesis title: Stereoselective Synthesis of Sub-structures of Eribulin and Related Macrocyclic Compounds.
  • Naveen Kumar Mallurwar, PhD thesis submitted (Jan 2011-Mar 2016), University of Hyderabad, Thesis title: Stereoselective Synthesis of Sub-structures of Eribulin (C14-C21 and C22-C28) and Related Macrocyclic Compounds.

Past Undergraduate Students

  • Mario Rios, Dept of Chem, Univ of Ottawa (2000-01), Hons Thesis, A novel approach to chiral, polycyclic ring derivatives from D-galactose.
  • Benoit Seguin, Dept of Chem, Univ of Ottawa (2000-01), Hons Thesis, Toward the synthesis of dihydroindole-derived natural product-like compounds.
  • Karim Mekhail, Dept of Chem, Univ of Ottawa (2001-02), Hons Thesis, Toward enantioselective synthesis of highly functionalized eight-membered ring natural product-like derivatives.
  • Paul Czechura, Dept of Chem, Univ of Ottawa (2001-02), Hons Thesis, Towards an enantioselective approach to indole alkaloid-like polycyclic derivatives.
  • Mathieu Parisien, Dept of Chem, Univ of Ottawa (2002-03), Hons Thesis- A synthetic approach to indoline-derived polycyclic derivatives having a β-amino acid functionality.  
  • Marc Lafrance, Dept of Chem, Univ of Ottawa (2002-03), Hons Thesis- Synthesis of benzofuran-derived natural product-like tricyclic derivative.
  • Louis-Charles Campeau, Dept of Chem, Univ of Ottawa (2002-03), Hons Thesis- Tetrahydroquinoline-derived β-amino acids as novel scaffolds for diversity-oriented synthesis.
  • Daisy Laforce, Dept of Chem, Univ of Ottawa (2002-03), Hons Thesis- Towards the synthesis of tetrahydroquinoline-based polycyclic derivatives with medium size rings.
  • Charles Roy, Dept of Chem, Univ of Ottawa (2003-04), Hons Thesis- Towards the synthesis of novel macrocyclic glycosamino acids.
  • Juzer Kakal, Dept of Biochem, Univ of Ottawa (2003-04), Hons Thesis- Towards the synthesis of medium size ring derivatives from carbohydrates.
  • Hilda Antony, Dept of Chem, Univ of Ottawa (2003-04), Hons Thesis- Tetrahydroaminoquinoline-derived β-amino acid and β- amino alcohol as novel scaffolds.
  • Jean-Louis Brochu, Dept of Chem, Univ of Ottawa (2003-04), Hons Thesis- A synthetic approach to indoline-derived polycyclic derivatives.
  • Kassandra Lepack, Dept Chem and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Univ of Ottawa, 2007-08, Hons Thesis- Natural product-inspired chemical modulators of Bcl-2 family.
  • Monica Wirz, Dept Chem and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Univ of Ottawa, 2007-08, Hons Thesis- The development of a novel cycloaddition approach leading to benzofuran-derived polycyclic architectures.
  • Sheila Michel, Dept Chem and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Univ of Ottawa, 2007-08, Hons Thesis- Novel chemical probes of Bcl-2 and Mcl-1 for developing cell death modulators.
  • Asna Choudhry, Biochem Dept, Univ of Ottawa, 2007-08, Hons Thesis – Natural product-inspired chemical modulators of focal adhesion kinase (FAK) pathways.