Current Anderson Group Members

Ph.D. Students
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Omprakash Nacham

Hometown: Hyderabad, India
Education: B.S. Osmania University, India 
Current Project: My research involves the synthesis and design of different classes of ionic liquids and their application in nucleic acid analysis

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Kevin D. Clark

Hometown: Andover, Minnesota
Education: B.A. Gustavus Adolphus College 
Current Project: My research involves the application of magnetic ionic liquids in sample preparation and bioanalytical chemistry

He Nan

He Nan

Hometown: Suiling, China
Education: M.S. Kyung Hee Univeristy, Korea
Current Project: My research in Prof. Anderson's group is focused on developing new separation approaches for analyzing complex samples. These approaches are focused on new stationary phases for comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography and high-throughput sample preparation methodologies.

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Jiwoo An

Hometown: Seoul, Korea
Education:  B.S. South Dakota State University
Current Project: I am developing faster sample preparation methods for HPLC. These methods can be fully automated and can be applied to a wide range of matrices, including those of a biological and pharmaceutical origin.

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Stephen Pierson

Hometown: Clovis, California 
Education:  B.S. Worcester State University (Massachusetts)
Current Project: My research involves the synthesis of new classes of magnetic ionic liquids.

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Marcelino Varona

Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico 
Education:  B.S. Concordia University-Nebraska
Current Project:  My research involves the functionalization of ionic liquids for bioanalytical applications.

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Ashley Bowers

Hometown: Oswego, Illinois 
Education:  B.S. University of Illinois Springfield
Current Project:  My research involves developing new sample preparation techniques for rapid mRNA analysis.

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Miranda Emaus

Hometown: Jamestown, Michigan
Education:  B.S. Lake Superior State University
Current Project:  My research involves the development of new approaches for achieving sequence selective DNA extractions coupled to qPCR.

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Lu Jiang

Hometown: Liaoning, China 
Education:  Beijing Normal University, China
Current Project:  My research involves the application of ion-tagged oligonucleotides coupled with magnetic ionic liquids for DNA extraction.

Undergraduate Students
George Pan

George Pan

Hometown: Fremont, California 
Education:  Iowa State University
Current Project:  I am interested in exploring how ionic liquid materials interact with biological molecules like DNA.

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Drew Holthaus

Hometown: Highlands Ranch, Colorado 
Education: Iowa State University
Current Project:  My research involves exploring the use of magnetic ionic liquids for DNA analysis.

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Oanh Nguyen

Hometown: Sioux City, Iowa 
Education: Iowa State University
Current Project:  My research involves exploring the use of magnetic ionic liquids for DNA analysis.

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Robert Knudsen

Hometown: West Des Moines, Iowa 
Education: Iowa State University
Current Project:  My research involves developing faster sample preparation methods with ionic liquids for HPLC.