The Ly Group

Bioorganic Chemistry  •  Combinatorial Chemistry  •  Chemical Genetics  •  Functional Genomics

Group Members

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Dr. Danith H. Ly

Graduate Students

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David Chen (Joint Chemistry/Biology)
  • Email: mengshec@andrew.cmu.edu
  • Current Project: Design and development of antimalarial drugs (co-advised with Prof. Rule in Biology)
  • B.S. in Biochemistry, University of Vermont
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Wei-Che Hsieh
  • Email: weicheh@andrew.cmu.edu
  • Current Project: In-situ nucleic acid detection and signal amplification
  • M.Sc. from Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • B.Sc. from Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
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Arunava Manna
  • Email: arunavam@andrew.cmu.edu
  • Current Project: Methodology development, chemical synthesis, biological & biomedical applications
  • M.Sc. in Organic Chemistry from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
  • B.Sc.in Chemistry from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
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Dinithi Perera
  • Email: jperera@andrew.cmu.edu
  • Current Project:Development of millamolecular ligands for treatment of neurodegenerative diseases
  • B.S. in Chemistry, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Postdocs

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Dr. Alinakhi
  • Email: alinakhi@andrew.cmu.edu
  • Current Project: Chemical synthesis, RNA-targeting drug design, muscular dystrophy
  • Ph.D in Organic and Medicinal Chemistry from Dr. Reddy's Institute of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad, India
  • M.Sc. in Organic Chemistry from Acharya Nagarjuna University, India
  • B.Sc. in Chemistry and Biology from Andhra University, India
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Dr. Gustavo Ramos Martinez
  • Email: gramamar@andrew.cmu.edu
  • Current Project: Rapid in-situ nucleic acid detection
  • Ph.D in Inorganic Chemistry from University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain
  • M.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry from University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain
  • B.Sc. in Physical Chemistry from University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain
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Dr. Ashif Yasin Shaikh
  • Email: ayshaikh@andrew.cmu.edu
  • Current Project: Design and synthesis of molecular platforms for manipulation of nucleic acid structures and functions
  • Postdoc (2013-2015): Prof. Mustafa Guler, UNAM (TUBITAK-2216), Bilkent University, Turkey
  • Ph.D in Organic Chemistry from National Chemical Laboratory, and IISER Pune, India
  • M.Sc. in Organic Chemistry, University of Pune, Pune, India
  • B.Sc. in Chemistry (T.C. College), University of Pune, Pune, India
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Dr. Shivaji Ashokrao Thadke
  • Email: sathadke@andrew.cmu.edu
  • Current Project: Molecular design and synthesis, nucleic acid recognition, genetic and infectious diseases
  • Ph.D in Carbohydrate Chemistry from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune, India
  • M.Sc. in Organic Chemistry from SRTMUN, India
  • B.Sc. from Degloor College, India

Undergraduate Students

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Raunaq Chamdia
  • Sophomore, Chemistry
  • Email: ruc@andrew.cmu.edu
  • Current Project: Development of molecular circuits for rapid, on-site pathogen detection
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Dan Evans
  • Junior, Biological Sciences; Minor, Technology and Policy
  • Email: drevans@andrew.cmu.edu
  • Current Project: Development of the next-generation, pathogen-selective antibiotics
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Aria Soltani
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Ashley Wang
  • Junior, Business Administration and Chemistry
  • Email: ashleywa@andrew.cmu.edu
  • Current Project: Signal amplification of in-situ nucleic acids
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Sharon Wu
  • Junior, Chemistry
  • Email: sfwu@andrew.cmu.edu
  • Current Project: In-situ nucleic acid detection and signal amplification