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Laboratory Members

Rebecca A. Butcher, Ph.D., Principal Investigator

Education:

A.B. in Chemistry, Harvard University, 1999

Ph.D. in Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University, 2005

Postdoctoral Studies, Harvard Medical School, 2010

 

Dr. Butcher began as an assistant professor at the University of Florida in 2010. She is the recipient of an NIH Pathway to Independence Award, a Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, and a New Scholar in Aging Award from the Ellison Medical Foundation. Recently, she was named a Sloan Fellow by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and a Cottrell Scholar by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement.

 

E-mail: butcher [at] chem.ufl.edu

 

 

 

Qingyao Shou, Postdoctoral Fellow

E-mail: qingyao.shou [at] ufl.edu

 

 

 

Rachel Jones, Postdoctoral Fellow

E-mail: rajones [at] ufl.edu

 

 

 

Jungsoo Han, Graduate Student

E-mail: jhan [at] chem.ufl.edu

 

Xinxing Zhang, Graduate Student

E-mail: xxzhang0603 [at] ufl.edu

 

Yue (Flora) Zhou, Graduate Student

E-mail: yzhou [at] chem.ufl.edu

 

Yuting Wang, Graduate Student

E-mail: yutingwang [at] chem.ufl.edu

 

 

 

Prashant Singh, Graduate Student

E-mail: psingh007 [at] chem.ufl.edu

 

 

 

Likui Feng, Graduate Student

E-mail: flk198792 [at] chem.ufl.edu

 

 

 

Lauren Suarez, Undergraduate Student

 

 

 

Jasmine Gonzalez, Undergraduate Student

 

 

 

Luca Rosignoli, Undergraduate Student

 

 

 

Alec Schubert, Undergraduate Student

 

 

 

 

Past Group Members:

 

Satya Chinta, Postdoctoral Fellow (2013-2015)

 

Joshawna Nunnery, Postdoctoral Fellow (2012-13)

Current position: Research Scientist, Gilead Sciences, Inc.

 

Jaime Noguez, Postdoctoral Fellow (2010-2012)

Current position: Fellow in Clinical Chemistry, Emory University

 

Lilin Zhao, Visiting Scholar (2012)

Current position: Assistant Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences

 

Aysegul Ozdogan, Graduate student (2013-14)

 

Francis Agama, Graduate Student (2011)

 

Puneet Chowdhary, Senior Technician (2012-2013)

 

Suzy Robertson, Technician (2010)

Current position: Graduate student, NC State University

 

John Wiegand, Undergraduate Student (2015)

 

Adam Carter, Undergraduate researcher (2013-14)

Current position: Graduate student, University of Oklahoma

 

Kervin Charles, Undergraduate researcher (2012-14)

Current position: MA in Management program at UF

 

Will Maxwell, Undergraduate Researcher (2010-11), Honors Thesis

Current position: Medical School, University of Alabama-Birmingham

 

Alex Santana, Undergraduate (2010)

RECENT GROUP NEWS

May 2015: Congratulations to Yue and Jungsoo for bringing home first and second poster prizes from the 1st FL C. elegans Meeting!

 

OPEN POSITIONS

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Zhang, X., Feng, L., Chinta, S., Singh, P., Wang, Y., Nunnery, J.K., Butcher, R.A., Acyl-CoA oxidase complexes control the chemical message produced by C. elegans, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U S A (2015) 112:3955-60.