Ludovic is originally from Cannes, France. He received a M.Sci. in Organic Synthesis and Chemistry of Bioactive Molecules from the Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 in 2012. He then moved to Scotland where he obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Glasgow in 2016, working on the total synthesis of amphidinolides C and F under the supervision of Prof. J. Stephen Clark.
Mahesh is a native of India. After securing a First Class Master’s Degree with distinction in organic chemistry, he joined as a junior research fellow at IIT Bombay in the lab of Prof. Kaliappan. There he focused on the total synthesis of callystatin A and spongidepsin. He subsequently moved to the University of Geneva in Switzerland and worked on the one step synthesis of functionalized macrocycles and their applications in the lab of Prof. Jérôme Lacour to obtain a Ph.D degree. In group of Prof. Jeffrey Johnston at Vanderbilt as a post doc Mahesh developed the first enantioselective double umpolung reaction and also enantioselective synthesis of carbamates using CO2capture. To broaden his interests he joined the group in 2019.
Mark is originally from White Plains, NY. During his undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he worked on the scope of nucleophiles capable of reacting with a DNA base analog, along with synthesizing transition state inhibitors of an enzyme important for bacterial protein synthesis. After finishing his bachelor’s degree, Mark started his graduate career at Vanderbilt University under the mentorship of Dr. Craig Lindsley. Here, his work focused on the synthesis of positive allosteric modulators of the metabotropic glutamate receptor 2/4 heterodimer and studies toward the synthesis of Pericoannosin A. In his free time, Mark enjoys playing volleyball and cooking.
Dan is originally from Tinley Park, IL. As an undergraduate at Northern Illinois University Dan completed a senior thesis centered on using ion-molecule reactions to measure gas phase reaction rates of radical damage to DNA/RNA nucleobases. After completion of his bachelor’s degree, Dan moved to Vanderbilt University to pursue a Ph.D. under the supervision of Dr. Craig Lindsley. Here, he was involved in several academic medicinal chemistry campaigns in addition to publishing on the synthesis of hybrubin A and a synthetic platform to access a group of dibenzybutane lignans. Dan works hard so his cat can have a better life and often wonders if the camper trailer he used to live in might actually be nicer than his first Cambridge apartment.
Hanna Tukachinsky is interested in the molecular mechanisms that underpin cell signaling pathways, as well as the diseases that result from deregulation of these pathways. She obtained her PhD at Harvard Medical School with Prof. Adrian Salic, studying Hedgehog signaling, and was a Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Tom Rapoport, studying the proteins involved in shaping the endoplasmic reticulum.