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Mitchell Croatt Dr. Mitchell P. Croatt
Assistant Professor
Phone:   336.334.3785
Fax:   336.334.5402
   
mpcroatt@uncg.edu
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Mitch was born in 1980 in the town of New Prague, Minnesota. He went to the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in 1998 and earned his B.S. in Chemistry after doing research in the research group of Professor George A. O'Doherty. In 2002, Mitch then went to Stanford University to pursue a Ph.D. in Chemistry in the group of Professor Paul A. Wender. He focused his graduate research on the design and development of new transition metal-catalyzed reactions and successfully defended his thesis in 2007. Mitch then went overseas to Zurich, Switzerland to study in the group of Professor Erick M. Carreira at ETH-Zurich. There he made semi-synthetic analogs of Amphotericin B to help study its mechanism of action. In 2010, Mitch started his independent academic career at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

 

Staff/Researchers
I.F. Dempset Hyatt

Dr. Mohammed Al-Huniti
Postdoctoral Scholar

Mohammed earned his BS and MS in Chemistry from Jordan University. He then earned his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Florida Atlantic University in 2014 in the group of Prof. Salvatore Lepore. He worked with Prof. Mare Cudic as a postdoctoral scientist and joined the Croatt Group in 2015.

Daniel Nasrallah

Zach Sullivan
Postbaccalaureate Scholar

Zach earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from NC State University in 2008. He served as a Nuclear Officer in the Navy for 6 years after college. He currently is in the Post-baccalaureate pre-medical program at UNCG and joined the Croatt Group in the spring of 2015.

Vasili Katsadouros

Vasili Katsadouros
Postbaccalaureate Scholar

Vasili earned his B.S. in Exercise Science with a minor in Mathematics from Elon University in 2014. He joined the Croatt Group as a post-baccalaureate pre-med student in the fall of 2015.

 

 

 

Graduate Students
Ghina'a Abu Deiab

Ghina'a Abu Deiab
Medicinal Chemistry, Ph.D.

Ghina'a obtained her BS in Pharmacy from Jordan University of Science and Technology in Jordan in 2006. In 2010, she attended the same university to get her Masters in Organic Chemistry. Ghina'a began her PhD studies in the Croatt Group in 2012.

Sommayah Sayed

Sommayah Sayed
Biochemistry, M.S.

Sommayah obtained her B.S. in Chemistry in 2014 from UNCG after doing research in the Croatt Group for a year. Sommayah is staying at UNCG to earn her Masters in Chemistry and will continue in the Croatt Group.

 

Undergraduate Students
Patricia Pittman

Patricia Pittman
Senior

Patricia Pittman is a biology major and joined the Croatt Group Summer 2015.

Christopher Cook

Christopher Cook
Junior

Chris is an undergraduate student majoring in Chemistry. He joined the Croatt Group in the beginning of his Junior year, Summer of 2014.

Matt Philips

Matt Philips
Senior

Matt is an undergraduate student studying biochemistry and biology. He joined the Croatt group in Fall 2015.

Angela Hairston

Angela Hairston
Junior

Angela is an undergraduate student majoring in Chemistry with a Concentration in Research. She joined the Croatt Group in the Summer of 2014.

Peter Matusik

Peter Matusik
Junior

Peter earned his Associates in Science from Catawba Valley Community College in 2014. He became an undergraduate researcher over the summer in 2015 and is currently aiding in in the synthesis of a novel bio-fuel.

 

Zachary Adkins

Zachary Adkins
Junior

Zachary Adkins is an undergraduate at UNCG. He is currently majoring in Chemistry and joined the Croatt Group in Summer 2015.

Luke Olsen

Luke Olsen
Junior

A chemistry major with a concentration in biochemistry, with substantial interest in physical system dynamics, and comprehension of theoretical components of those systems.

 

 

 

Former Group Members

Postdoctoral Scholars
Maria Elena Meza Avina - Currently helping at her daughter's school in Greensboro
Ivan Fabe Dempsey Hyatt - Assistant Professor at Adelphi University

Postbaccalaureates:
Philip Ramirez - Pursuing his MD at UNC-Chapel Hill
Silas Cardwell - Pursing his MD at the University of Michigan
Emma Nagy - Pursuing her PhD in Biology at Harvard University
Paige Daniel - Pursuing her PhD in Chemistry at Duke University
Christine Joliat - Applying for medical school
Bashir Deeb - Applying for jobs

Graduate Students:
Lorraine Norris - Masters Degree in 2013 and is teaching at UNCG, GTCC, and Forsyth Tech
Mary Lingerfelt - Moved to Reggio group in 2013
Hanan Althagafy (Co-Advised with Dr. Oberlies) - PhD Degree in 2013
Kristen Gettys - Masters Degree in 2013-Pursuing her PhD in Chemistry at Purdue University
Lara Fakhouri - PhD in 2015 - Academic Position in Jordan
Manahil Abdalhameed - PhD in 2015 - Pursuing a postdoc

Undergraduates:
Sommayah Sayed - 2014 Graduate-Pursuing her MS in Chemistry
Daniel Nasrallah - 2015 Graduate - Pursing his PhD in Chemistry at the University of Michigan
Dipti Paudel - 2013 Graduate-Pursuing her PhD in Biochemistry at NC State
Stephen Frempong - 2012 Graduate-Pursuing his Medical Degree at the University of Virginia
Mudita Patel - 2012 Graduate-Pursuing her Medical Degree at West Virginia School of Medicine
Cylivia Lee - 2012 Graduate-Currently working at Greer Labs in Lenoir
Thomas Dietz - 2011 Graduate-Pharmacy School at UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Shawn Yeazell - 2011 Graduate Cum laude-UNC Chapel Hill Medical School
Kristen Gettys - 2011 Graduate-UNCG Graduate School
Michael Maxwell - 2015 Graduate - Pursuing his PhD in Chemistry at Florida State
Laura Johnson - 2015 Graduate - Pursuing her PhD in Biochemistry at Rutgers
Buthainah Al Rifaie - 2015 Graduate - Research position at Pharmacore
Michael Brandon Schroder Spano - Returned to Brazil to finish his undergrad degree
Rupa Vummalaneni - Finishing her undergraduate degree