group members

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Bruce Armitage

Professor and Co-Director, Center for Nucleic Acid Science and Technology

Office: Mellon Institute 722

Phone: (412) 268 4196

Fax: (412) 268 1061


Graduate Students

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Taylor Canady


(Jointly advised by Dr. Armitage and Dr. Bruchez)

  • BS in Chemistry at University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
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Munira Fouz


(Jointly advised by Dr. Armitage and Dr. Das)

  • Bachelors of Science in Chemistry, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
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Anisha Gupta


  • Bachelors degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Punjabi University, India
  • Masters degree in Pharmaceutics from Punjabi University, India.
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Karen Kormuth


(Jointly advised by Dr. Armitage and Dr. John Woolford)

  • BA in Cellular and Molecular Biology at Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, PA
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Stanley Oyaghire


  • Bachelors of Science in Chemistry, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD, USA
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Ha Pham


  • Bachelors of Arts in Biochemistry, College of Saint Benedict & Saint John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota, USA
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Elizabeth Rastede


  • Studied at Penn State University
  • Bachelors of Science in Chemistry, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ, USA

Postdoctoral Fellows

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Dr. Lauren Regula


  • Bachelor of Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA
  • Ph.D. and Masters of Science in Biochemistry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA
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Dr. Xiaohong Tan


  • Masters in Biochemistry, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
  • Ph.D. in Chemical Biology, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Visiting Professors

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Dr. Gloria Silva

Assistant Teaching Professor of Chemistry

office: DH 2114

(412) 268-9387


Undergraduate Students

Collin Cherubin

Michelle Moon

Lukas Ronner