Rebecca A. Butcher, Ph.D., Principal Investigator
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
John Wiegand, 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
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)
February 2015: Congratulations to Xinxing on getting his paper accepted to PNAS!
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Zhao, L., Zhang, S., Wei, W., Hao, H., Zhang, B., Butcher, R.A., Sun, J., Chemical signals synchronize the life cycles of a plant-parasitic nematode and its vector beetle. Curr. Biol. (2013) 23:2038-43.
Zhang, X., Noguez, J., Zhou, Y., Butcher, R.A. Analysis of ascarosides from Caenorhabditis elegans using mass spectrometry and NMR spectroscopy, in Pheromone Signaling: Methods and Protocols, (Methods in Molecular Biology series), K. Touhara (ed.), New York: Springer, (2013) 1068:71-92.