Phone: 644-3361

This page contains pictures of just some of the great folks who have worked in the Blaber Lab, including Chemistry & Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences departments.
The lab provides opportunities for research training for undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Graduate students have a formal graduation ceremony, where they are "hooded" by their PhD advisor (in this case, me). So, some of the photos here are from that special ceremony.

Previous Students and Postdocs of the Blaber Lab

Dr. Hyesook Yoon
Ph.D., Chemistry and Biochemistry, Activation Profiles and Regulatory Cascades of the Human Kallikrein-related Peptidases (2008)

Current Postion:
    Post-doctoral Fellow
    Department of Pathology
    Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
    University of Toronto
    Toronto, Canada

    Office phone: 850-645-2822
    Fax: 850-644-5781

Dr. Jihun Lee
Ph.D., Chemistry and Biochemistry, Characterization of the Effects beta-Turn Sequence on Protein Stability, Folding Kinetics, Functionality and Turn Structures (2007)

Current Postion:
    Post-doctoral Fellow
    Department of Biomedical Sciences
    College of Medicine
    Florida State University
    Tallahassee, FL 32306-4300

    Office phone: 850-645-2822
    Fax: 850-644-5781

Dr. Vikash Kumar Dubey
Postdoctoral fellow, 2004-2006

Current Postion:
    Assistant Professor
    India Institute of Technology
    Guwahati, India


Dr. Gurunathan Laxmikanthan
Ph.D., Chemistry and Biochemistry, An Insight into the Structure, Function and Activation Cascades of Classical Human Kallikreins (2006)

Current Postion:
    Post-doctoral Fellow
    Dept. of Bio Med Molecular, Cellular Biology Biochemistry
    Brown University
    Providence RI 02912

    Telephone: (401) 863-1658

Dr. Matthew J. Bernett
Ph.D., Chemistry and Biochemistry, High-Resolution Structures of the Proteins Human Kallikrein 6 and Human Fibroblast Growth Factor-1. Structure and Function Relationships (2004)

Current Postion:
    Post-doctoral Fellow in Biotransformations
    Chemical R & D Technologies
    Pfizer Global Research & Development
    10777 Science Center Dr. (CB7)
    San Diego, CA 92121

    Office phone: 858-622-8824
    Fax: 858-678-8199

Dr. Stephen R. Brych
Ph.D., Chemistry and Biochemistry, A Redesigned Hydrophobic Core of a Symmetric Protein Superfold with Increased Primary Structure Symmetry (2004)

Current Postion:
    Research Scientist I
    Pharmaceutics Department, AMGEN, Inc.
    One Amgen Center Drive
    Mail Stop 2-1-A
    Thousand Oaks, CA 91320

    TEL: 805-313-6502

Dr. Jaewon Kim
Ph.D., Chemistry and Biochemistry, The Role of Turn Regions in Protein Structure, Stability and Folding (2003)

Current Postion:
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Dr. James H. Hurley
    Bldg 5, Rm 435W
    Lab of Molecular Biology
    NIDDK, National Institutes of Health
    Bethesda, Md 20892.

    Tel: (301) 402-4703
    Fax: (301) 496-0201

Dr. Gulsah Sanli
Ph.D., Chemistry, Expression and Structural Characterization of 2,5-Diketo-D-Gluconic Acid Reductase : A Commercially Important Enzyme for Biosynthesis of Vitamin C (2002)

Current Postion:
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Chemistry
    Izmir institute of Technology
    Gulbahcekoyu - 35437, Urla / Izmir - Turkey

    TEL: +90-232-498-7528
    FAX: +90-232-498-7509

Heidi Wenger
M.S., Chemistry, 2001

Current Postion:
    Science Teacher
    Kanton Secondary School
    P.O. Box 8
    Tumu, Ghana


Dr. Sasha Grek
Undergraduate Research, 1997-2000

Current Position:
    University of Florida Medical School E-mail:

John Davis
Undergraduate Research, 1999-2000

Current Postion:
    Systems Programmer
    Harris Semiconductor
    1025 West NASA Boulevard
    Melbourne, Florida 32919

    TEL: 321-727-9100

Juan Culajay
M.S. Biology, 2000

Current Position:
    Sr. Research Scientist
    University OF Texas
    MD Anderson Cancer Center
    1515 Holcombe Blvd

    Houston, TX 77030
    TEL: 713-745-3126

Dr. Sumit Khurana
Postdoctoral Fellow, 1997-1999

Current Postion:
    Sr. Research Scientist
    Immunomics Operations, Beckman Coulter Inc.
    7330 Carroll Road, San Diego, CA 92121

    TEL: 858-621-4684

Dr. Ramesh Badisa
Postdoctoral Fellow, 1998

Current Position:
    Research Scientist
    Walker Cancer Research Institute
    1634 Metropolitan Boulevard
    Tallahassee, FL 32308

    TEL/FAX: 850-386-7021

Kesha Williams
Undergraduate Research, 1998-1999

Current Position:
    Research Technician
    Roche-AVL Corporation

Dr. Aleksandar Popovic
M.S. Chemistry, 1996

Current Position:
    Minister of Science and Environmental Protection

    Former position:
    Technological Marketing Director
    S&I Systems
    Belgrade, Yugoslavia

    TEL 381-11-635-004 FAX 381-11-636-061

Elodie Lang
M.S. Chemistry, 1996

Current Position:
    Marketing Manager
    Laboratoires Prodene Klint
    BP 229-77292 Mitry Mory Cedex
    Paris, France

    TEL 01 64 67 69 24 - FAX 01 64 67 06 78
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